Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Preventing drippage

Snaps (similar to a "shout out" for those not in sorority at one time or another) to my dear friend Caren in Atlanta who sent me to
(search under snack and sippy cups for Lil' Toppers - Spill Proof Water Bottle Tops)
and asked if these were the bottle toppers I was referring to in my "That person" post on June 3rd. They are - hurray! I have also now seen them in the One Step Ahead catalog

Those will come in handy to prevent drippage, but not as handy as these. By these I am referring to a product that my friend Emily thought of, but didn't (sadly) move on fast enough. A product, that funny enough was given to me by my MIL to try out (she carries them in her boutique). They too prevent drippage. Or, maybe not prevent it, but at least keep it your little secret.

I know you are intrigued now.

Let's be honest most of us do it from time to time and some of us do it more than that. Nope not THAT! I am referring to going commando. I mean really I love my Cosa Bella's and Hanky Panky's as much as the next girl...but nothing, really nothing feels right when you are working out. Gym pants look and feel better when I am free-girling it. And jeans...come on! Most jeans are too low cut for even the lowest of low riders. And that my friends (and perfect strangers reading this who now know about my lack of panties) is what "Commandos - the patch" is for. The packaging says - "soft cotton comfort without the panties." they are basically the crotch part of the panties that have an adhesive on the back to stick to your jeans/workout pants etc. There is even a testimonial from a gynecologist on the back (always makes me feel better). They come in a set of 8 and there are thicker one for jeans and thinner ones for other pants. The one I have are called light nude, so I assume they might also come in black.

I have to say, I was impressed. They were easy to apply to my jeans and quite comfy. And then there is the drippage we discussed. Or maybe...enough said with just a "this is a product you should try if you like me, like to go without." Now the only problem is that I cannot find a link to them - all of the websites that pop up are sketchy porn. So, I guess you will have to look for them at my MIL's store (shameless sales push) - in Bexley, OH.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

seriously loving this

My kids love to eat. Really love to eat. Lucky for me they will eat almost anything. My less than 4 year old will tell anyone who listens that her favorite food is sushi. My 10 1/2 month old has eaten pumpkin ravioli and pork loins. But, they would not eat one thing - baby food. They both went through all of the flavors just long enough to assure me that they did not have any food allergies and then moved onto table food at about 6 1/2 months. With all of that said, a mom is still at a loss for healthy (always a primary goal for us), portable, non-perishable snack food. And then Gerber came to the rescue. That says a lot from a mom who never really bought any of their products (too processed, too many preservatives, salt etc.). This one happens to be the exception. Gerber Graduates mini fruits. "Bite-size, healthy freeze-dried snack" is what it says on the packaging. It come is several flavors
  1. banana pineapple
  2. apple
  3. mango
  4. banana strawberry
  5. sweet corn
It says 12+ months, but that seems silly and likely just in terms of choking (which I can not imagine considering the pencil eraser size pieces).

My little one can not get enough of these. They are almost mess free, healthy (100% fruit, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no sodium), easy for little fingers and need no refrigeration.
I am in love. To be honest, when I get the munchies, even I like them.

when the dog bites, when the bee stings...

when I'm feeling sad...I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel soooooo bad! And now as promised "THE LIST!"

Maternity Clothes and Items sites
3. (my favorite)

Baby Items
1. (peanut shell) – baby slings (baby wearing is very up my alley but not everyone’s)
1. - mei-tai carriers for those who loved baby weaing but need a new idea to lug a 24lb 10 1/2 month old who can yet walk
2. - great onezies, hats, burp cloths, pick your own design; peanut, sweet pea, princess etc
3. – baby boutique
4. – very LA, rock group tee’s
5. – baby boutique
6. – t-‘s in lollipop wrap, very sweet
7. – personalized line with swarovski crystals
8. – embroidered newborn stuff
9. – very trendy stuff – look for the baby section
10. – celeb favorite, cashmere booties
11. – all different items using vintage fabrics
12. – the softest blankets
13. – baby slings
14. – very expensive diaper bags
15. – fabulous case for a diaper bag to hold just diapers and wipes
16. – very modern baby gifts
17. – t’s, hats, onezies with cute sayings
18. – diaper bags with sweet fabrics
19. – lots of practical baby accessories
20. - t’s, hats, onezies with cute sayings
21. – personalized blankets – expensive but really nice
22. – just like bling baby but less clothes more accessories
23. - t’s, hats, onezies with cute sayings
24. – baby boutique
25. - t’s, hats, onezies with cute sayings
26. – great backpacks for toddlers (mine LOVES hers)
27. – really different blankets etc – hand made
28. – baby carrier more like the Bjorn
29. – antibacterial diaper bags
30. – organic baby clothes
31. – celeb favorite diaper bags
33. – baby boutique split by boy and girl
34. – “time out” mats for toddlers
35. – great baby shoes
36. – very hot pre-walking shoes
37. - swaddlers and kid bed rail wrappers
38. – LOVE their bibs and insulated bottle/cup totes, VERY practical
39. (dante beatrix) – boutique with a diaper bag line I liked
40. – wipes cases, changing mats, burp clothes and totes in GREAT vintage fabrics
41. – great boutique
42. – cute pacifier clips
43. – awesome diaper, wipes and etc’s baskets to keep at your changing station
44. – clear from the name
45. – hip, trendy clothes for kids
46. – bouquet of flowers (clothes)

Personalized Gifts
1. – personalized books about becoming a big sister etc
2. – stickers etc
3. – obvious by the name
4. – custom t’s for adults and kids with rhinestones (got my older daughters 2nd birthday t-shirt here)
5. – great pop art ideas for photos
6. – baby albums
7. – fabulous baby albums made by a girl I used to work with – they were featured at the Hollywood baby shower put on by Jayoni
8. – custom monogrammed shirts and hats make a great baby gift at a reasonable price
9. - quilt made from babies clothes, blankets etc. they have outgrown
10. - mom jewelry
11. – customizable gift baskets
12. – custom mom jewelry
13. - customized binkys with your kids name on them, great for those who are in daycare or with a sitter

Blogs I love

Birthday T’s
2. – under birthday t’s

8. (favorite!!)

Been a long time coming...

OK, get it over with so that we can be done. It has been far, far too long. So sue me. Two kids, a job, husband and house - a girl gets busy.