Category Archives: FAMILY + KIDS

Embrace Your Inner Prepper With Solar Lamps And Safe Home Water Testing

January 27, 2021

I’m already dreaming about my next camping trip. If I don’t get outside and into some deep nature I will surely implode.
It’s always exciting when new gear arrives – and I am loving Solight .
It’s a self-inflating, waterproof, solar light made from non-toxic, recyclable, hi-tech materials.
The light keeps its shape even when punctured and recharges in the sun lasting up to 12 hours.
Solight is great for kids and adults, environmentally conscious households, camping, backyard aesthetic, emergency use and more…
One solar light saves 90 pounds of carbon emission a year. Every time you choose clean lighting instead of traditional light bulbs it’s a strong individual commitment to a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle.
Solight offers the following designs: 

Safe Home Drinking Water Test Kits is another amazing product to have on hand. Are you concerned the tap water in your home is not up to snuff? Have it tested!

Chris Myers, President and CEO of Environmental Laboratories, Inc., is the Senior Scientist who developed Safe Home Test Kits, based on more than 40 years of experience studying and testing drinking water quality.

The Safe Home Test Kits are designed so anyone can test their own tap water. This is great if you suspect any issues with the clarity and safety of your tap water. 

You can have it analyzed too!

  • Safe Home Test Kits is the exclusive brand of water test kits that has received the Good Housekeeping Seal.
  • The Safe Home ULTIMATE Drinking Water Test Kit was also chosen as the Best Overall Test Kit in the USA for 2020, by “The Spruce.”
  • Safe Home Water Quality Test Kits were named one of the “Top Ten New Products in the World” at the National Hardware Show.

1. DIY at Home “You Test It” for screening of your home drinking water: https://envirotestkits.com/diy-test-kits/

2. In-Lab Certified “We Test It” for detailed testing of your home drinking water: https://envirotestkits.com/lab-test-kits/

SafeHomeTestKits.com is avail on Amazon, Home Depot, BedBathandBeyond.com, Menards, and Walmart online.

HIDE THE IPAD WITH LOCKABOX

December 16, 2020

Lockabox: The best under $40 gift you’ll get this year.

The fights over the iPad are officially out of control in our house. There is only one option – Lock It Up!

We fell in love with this compact and hygienic box which you can read more about on their site.

Lockabox is avail on Amazon!

  • Made with food and medical grade materials
  • High impact and shatter resistant polycarbonate construction
  • Changeable 3-digit combination code lock
  • Patented clamshell design
  • Stackable and can be drilled and fixed as required (‘Fixing Guide’)
  • Suitable for fridges and freezers (down to -80*C)
  • USB ports to allow for easy charging of devices whilst locked.
  • Innovative design does not restrict mobile or wifi signal
  • Made in Britain and from recyclable polymer
  • Fully assembled and ready to use
  • 2 year warranty and 60 day free returns

Your Holiday Tree, Only This Time Have It Delivered And Keep It Forever

December 6, 2020

With a new puppy, who is legit eating everything on the floor, there was no way we could handle a real tree this season. The thought of micro-managing pine needles and wrestling them from her mouth made me even more anxious than I already am. And I’m pretty much a mess right now.

I always get my trees at Home Depot, so I mosided over to their (online) selection of artificial trees and it was love at first sight. There are some real beauties that look anything but cheesy or fake.

I was deadset on a white tree, if I was going to go fake – just really amp up the decor vibe. Alas, the kids wanted this stunner and now she’s ours.

Prelit with little warm colored lights, berried and pine cones – she is true perfection. Took all of ten minutes to get her up.

Pro tip: SAVE THE BOX for storage (but you knew this).

Here she is – but we are still pimping her out and going to break out our ornaments.

I also think this little chart is totally brilliant to make your online tree shopping as well-informed as possible.

There’s still time to fill your home with warmth and cheer during this miserable time – and there is nothing like a tree that will last forever to make this happen. Merry holidays!

Never Not Obsessing Over A Water Bottle

November 3, 2020

Sure the world is falling apart and we might as well just fall off the planet. That being said, I am never not hydrating to stay balanced, calm and in a constant state of detoxing. I am obsessed with water bottles – sometimes it’s the little things that bring the most insane joy. A sturdy, gorgeous and eco-friendly bottle is always within arms reach (no seriously, I need to drink water every ten minutes, I dunno what’s wrong with me). I go through bottles quickly – I drop them, I lose them, they usually end up at my ex’s house (my kids take them.). And when I teach my class (The Work In) – I usually have two full bottles by my mat. Enter a few sexy brands that will make perfect stocking stuffers this season, even if Santa is Dead. Also a cute idea for kids snacks. LOVE.

I’m also always smoothy’ing and I’ll share more about Naked Nutrition’s line of excellent, clean protein powders and supplements soon! 

Owala™ FreeSip® Bottle

Sometimes you feel like sippin’, other times swiggin’. With both a built-in straw AND a wide-mouth opening, FreeSip® lets you choose. (Read: Best of both worlds). Add to that a push-button open lid to keep things clean and an integrated carry loop, and you’re good to go.

     

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BlenderBottle® Strada™ Protein Shaker

The Strada™ shaker features innovation so advanced, using it is practically effortless. Just a  touch of a button opens this beauty of a bottle, providing one-handed convenience. Done drinking? Snap the cap shut and the bottle closes up tight, thanks to its locking lid and leak-proof seal.

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Whiskware™ Stackable Snack Packs

My kids are home and basically EATING ALL FRIGGEN DAY! When I saw these cuties, I ASAP hatched a plan. Healthy snacks in each container – and that’s what they get for the school day. Boom. Done. These are ADORBSIES!

Cute at heck Stackable Snack Packs, including new Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Just For Fun graphics (UNICORNS!).

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Avana® Ashbury Bottle

At-the-ready hydration and elevated style—now available in gorgeous new colors and patterns. The Ashbury bottle’s intuitive design includes a patented drinking system featuring the FreeSip® spout, allowing you to easily sip—with the bottle remaining upright—or tilt back to swig.

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The Water Flosser You’ve Been Waiting For

October 29, 2020

As far as I’m concerned gifting season is upon us. Nothing is making me happier right now then the small things: self-care, home, food,  a good skincare regime and MY NEW PUPPY! As new exciting products cross my desk, I am going to share them with you. I think you’ll find my picks fun, cost-effective and unique.

First up this month –  Spotlight Oral Care, the clinically-proven and sustainable oral care brand created by dentists, just launched their newest innovation: Water Flosser. This is making me all kinds of happy. I am a dental hygiene freak and this gets my groove on, big time.

Fun fact: Did you know water flossers are 5 times more effective at removing plaque between teeth vs. manual floss? 

Unlike traditional water flossers that take up coveted space on the bathroom counter, Spotlight’s chic, compact, and transport-friendly Water Flosser is not only effective, its gentle and offers a clinically-proven flossing solution especially for needs-based customers, those with bad breath, and for those hard to reach places.

This is ideal for you (of course) but also a GREAT gift for the self-care lover who needs a break from skincare or beauty gift ideas. Frankly, there is no one who would not appreciate this!

Priced at $100, Water Flosser will be sold exclusively on Spotlight Oral Care’s website: spotlightoralcare.com at launch. It will be available at ULTA beginning January 2021.

WHY:

  • Alleviates bad breath, which is caused by the build-up of bacteria between teeth, via a 360-degree rotating nozzle that distributes water at a pressure of 80-160 PSI.
  • Helps maintain whiteness and prevents plaque build-up, while optimizing the results from using other Spotlight Oral care products.

WHAT:

  • Four different heads (classic jet tip, orthodontic spray tip, periodontal pocket sprinkler, and tongue scraper)
  • Three modes (normal, soft, and pulse) for a wide range of flossing needs, as well as a self-timer for ease of use and guidance throughout the process.
  • The battery is wireless, rechargeable, and lasts up to 16 days.
  • Water flossers have been shown to be 5 times more effective at removing plaque between teeth vs. using manual floss.
  • It also removes bacteria from deep between the teeth and below the gum line where traditional brushing and flossing cannot reach, whilst stimulating the gum tissue to improve blood flow and circulation.
  • Water flossing provides an effective way of flossing where traditional flossing is not possible- whether it be dental braces, bridges, crowns implants and periodontal pockets.

HOW: 

  1. PREP: Open the water tank seal and slide the reservoir open; fill reservoir with lukewarm water and close the seal shut. Press and hold the key at the back of the unit to install a tip that is right for you; click it into place.

  2. FLOSS: Place the tip in your mouth and lean over the sink; to avoid mess – keep the tip in your mouth while the unit is on. Choose from 3 modes to suit your flossing needs. Aim the tip at your gumline and work from your back teeth to your front teeth, spraying water along the gumline. Floss both the front and back of each tooth. Partially close your mouth to minimize splashing, letting the water flow out of your mouth into the sink.

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Use before brushing your teeth to dislodge food and plaque which can then be effectively brushed away while brushing your teeth.

  • Use the tongue scraper head to gently wash away bacteria for fresh breath.

  • Use the water flosser at least once a day to maintain overall oral health, more often if you wear braces or have orthodontic work.