Squeasy Snacker – coolest/easiest/awesomest reusable food pouch. EVER.

I’m sure many of you can relate – kids LOVE anything in a pouch.

Applesauce – check.

Spinach mango – check.

quinoa salmon squash etc etc – check.

Kids will eat ANYTHING in a pouch… but it’s just too darn expensive. I can get like 3x the amount of applesauce in bulk than I can in pouches. But guess what.. my three boys ain’t got time for that.

So the solution – Squeasy Snackers! The lovely folks at Squeasy Gear are on the up an up and were kind enough to give me some to review (and to give away..keep reading!)

6ozgreen-2TI’ve seen many designs of reusable food pouches and usually it boils down to ONE thing.. how easy it is to clean. The best part of the Squeasy Snacker is that they’re made from 100% Food Grade Non-Toxic, BPA free, PVC free, Phthalate Free Silicone. You can easily inside-them-out to clean or throw them in the top rack of your dishwasher.

I was hustling out the door one day and decided to just put water in them. The kids thought they were so cool to use. However.. they had to get used to the squeasy-ness. Thankfully it was a hot summer day and they appreciated getting squirted in the face!

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The next thing I decided to do was make a smoothie in them. I did our old standby – coconut water, frozen berries, local maple yogurt and bananas! It was chilly and refreshing and a healthy snack.

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You can check out my kids reaction here on my Instagram post(Just like my kids to scream about going pee in the background! Ahh to be a Mom to three boys):

So you want to check one out for yourself? I have one Squeasy Snacker to give out to a lucky reader! Contest runs until 8/31!

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I received this product for free from the sponsor – Squeasy Gear. As a blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions are my own and I was not paid in any way!

Sacred vegetables!

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Today, my son, Remington and I
made a Sacred heart out of our garden harvest!!! Remington, even at 22 months, is a huge help in maintaining our plants. He’s a pro with a hose!!

I also used this for today’s Matching Mummies July photo challenge on Instagram!

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Enjoy!

- Clare

Luxury Lane – The name says it all!!

A few years back , through social media, I came to know a lovely young woman named Kylee Lane. Through that meeting, I was introduced to her company Luxury Lane Soap and was immediately hooked. A company run by a nerdy, vivacious, sarcastic, motivated mom? Here- just take my credit card and keep it. 20140713-150147-54107399.jpg

In a world of products laced with unknown ingredients and more importantly unknown long term effects, it’s a breath of fresh air to buy products created with high quality SAFE ingredients. Kylee prides herself on having a very visible ingredient list. Which rules. You can find this info easily on the website:

“Formulation Information

To this day, Luxury Lane Soap continues to use certified pure, sustainable, organic ingredients. Luxury Lane Soap is committed to providing you oils that are unsurpassed in color, depth, consistency and key nutrients for the most magnificent products possible. Every vegetable oil we offer is extracted through expeller or cold pressed methods. We do not employ the use of solvent, hexane or alcohol extraction for these oils, and we do not stock oils that have been processed through heat intensive hydraulic extraction as these methods produce relatively unhealthy oils that lack in the qualities we require and you deserve Transparency is incredibly important to me, both personally and professionally. Ingredient information is included with every product either by image, within product description or via link back to this page, within on our website. I want you to know what you are purchasing, before you purchase it. While many small businesses frown on this practice, due to potential formulation theft, I pride myself on keeping my customers informed. Ingredient information will always be available, out in the open, at LuxuryLaneSoap.com. If I happened to miss something, please do not hesitate to contact me so that I may fix my oversight immediately!

Have an epic day! -Kylee Lane CEO, Founder & Creative Force”

How cool is that?? REALLLLLLY fricken cool if you ask me. So let me share the products in my daily rotation : Pure Fragrance Mist in Good Karma – Notes of juicy, sweet orange and refreshing lemongrass are rounded down by earthy rich patchouli and cedarwood to make a completely unique complimentary blend. With a baby and 3 dogs- I LOVE this. Makes every room smell divine.

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Hemp Satin Body cream and Whipped Soap in Pumpkin Cupcake- 2010 AND 2011 Best Seller! – Warm pumpkin, and soft cupcakes topped with creamy butter cream frosting. Sprinkled with just the right touch of cinnamon and hints of clove. A luscious alternative to the bland and regular pumpkin spice scents. These make bath time and after bath time delicious.

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20140713-153455-56095313.jpg Luxury Lane recently had a fundraiser to help build a bigger, better work studio. That goal was easily met by her adoring customer base. So please, do yourself a favor and go check out this wonderful company, run by a wonderful person. You’ll be hooked, just as I am.

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*Clare* (These comments are my own and I was not paid or reimbursed in any way!!)

Walgreens ology detergent is naturally great!

 

 

ol·o·gy

noun, plural ol-o-gies

any science or branch of knowledge

Ology

Thanks to Green Moms Meet and Walgreen’s I got to test out some of their new Ology Free & Clear 2x Laundry Liquid Detergent (also available in Lavender Vanilla). As you might know I’m a little bit DIY and wickedly crazy about things being safe & natural. I currently make my own detergent (check out my Facebook post here) and this is the first time in over a year I’ve used something different! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. We just had a family vacation to Cape Cod 

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And the day after returning we moved into our new apartment! While a new place to call home is exciting!!!, moving isn’t. (yes that is our unfinished floor, hole in the wall etc etc thankfully that has all been fixed. **insert sigh of relief here**)

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But that’s a whole different post.  Any-who…

The timing of the samples couldn’t have been better… I just ran out of my DIY powdered detergent and had some samples from the Ology line to use. New apartment, new washer/dryer.. LOTS of laundry.

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It was great! It’s hard to admit but it works WAYYYYY better than my DIY stuff. The DIY stuff does the job, but this detergent WORKS. My boys are constantly in dirt and grass and this cleaned their clothes VERY well. No remnants, no stains, just clean clothes. Thanks Walgreen’s! (side note – after giving birth to my kids Walgreen’s was always my go-to place. I never went there for anything specific except peace, quiet and alone time!)

For those that might not be familiar with Walgreen’s Ology line:

  • Ology detergent contains is natural. That means no dyes, artificial fragrances or phosphates.(phosphates in water sources have been known promote algae growth which in turn starves off oxygen and creates aquatic dead zones. NOT COOL!
  • A 50 oz bottle of Ology Laundry detergent is $6.79. That’s 33 loads of laundry.. 21 cents per load!
  • No animal testing and no animal by products. We love this because we love our furry friends!
  • No harmful chemicals – ammonia, chlorine bleach, DEA, TEA, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, nonlyphenol ethoxylates, triclosan and SLS/SLES.
  • The Ology brand is endorsed by Healthy Child Healthy World, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children from harmful chemicals.

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The Ology line also includes household cleaners, paper goods and body care products for you and your kids. All can be found online or at your local Walgreen’s!

 

 

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet
program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the
manufacturer. As a Moms Meets blogger, I agreed to use this product
and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect
the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of
the product.

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I mustache you a question …

What are you making your sweetie for Father’s Day???

For Father’s Day this year I decided to make my baby daddy, Brandon, a few candy jars full of his favorites. He has quite the sweet tooth and I thought I’d upgrade his boring Tupperwares full of candy.

I ran out to my local craft store and picked up a few glass jars, some scrapbooking sticker letters and some mustache stickers. Easy peasy!

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I cleaned the jars and placed the mustache stickers first. I added a little extra adhesive to these because they were a little bulkier. And then came the daddy’s stache lettering.

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I made two of these for him.. One JUST for Reese’s products and the other for miscellaneous treats! I bought bulk full size candy to fill them up!

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I also made a quick little one for Brandon’s Dad. He only gets a few treats so I used a jar I had kicking around and threw a few of his favorites in.

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This is a super quick and simple project! And next time you’re kicking around at the goodwill look around for some pretty glass jars!

Hope you all enjoy your Father’s Day!!

Clare

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