Thursday, July 23, 2015

Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party


If We Can Get Monsters Out of Closets, Bring Toys Back to Life, and Heal Scrapes with a Kiss, We Can Get Toxins Out of Our Kids. 
What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? Seventh Generation's Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most.
The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee's Naturals, and other brands.
Hosts and guests will also be invited to join us in asking our U.S. Senators to reform chemical policy. For more information on our perspective, visit:www.seventhgeneration.com/responsibility
  What is the Application Process?

  • All applicants must be members of Generation Good first.  Sign up at generationgood.net.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified in mid August on whether or not they have been selected to host a party via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then be asked to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission and confirming their shipping address before they are sent the Healthy Baby Home Party Kit.
    Each selected host will then receive a free party kit in the mail. We ask that all parties are held in August/September. For full Terms and Conditions:http://www.seventhgeneration.com/content/healthy-baby-home-party-terms-conditions


  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    San-J Asian BBQ sauce

    I have talked in the past about my love of the amazing San-J sauces that we have had the chance to try, and the most recent was one of the best yet. We recently tried the Asian BBQ sauce to marinate some chicken before grilling it. This might have been our favorite yet. The chicken was so moist and flavor full, both the baby and the pre-schooler ate it up.

    I love that these sauce are gluten and MSG free as well. They make me feel like we are eating healthy as well.


    Asian Cooking Sauce - Gluten Free

    Asian BBQ

    A new twist on traditional barbecue sauce, Asian BBQ infuses sweet & smoky barbecue flavor with a hint of the exotic. Ginger, garlic and sesame add the perfect Asian touch to this certified gluten free sauce. Asian BBQ is a great match for the grill. Use in your favorite barbecue pork ribs recipe or brush on during the last few moments of grilling chicken. It's also a tasty condiment for gluten free chicken nuggets or fries.












    ** I was not compensated for this post only sent the sauce to try. All opinions are my own. 

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    KushyFoot Review

    Recently I was contacted to try out some of the products offer by KushyFoot. Being a busy working mom after seeing the company's site I knew they would be a good fit for me. Here is

    The Kushyfoot® Story

    Kushyfoot® has been offering stylish legwear solutions while keeping the focus on comfort since 2003. Products either feature a specially designed sole with a massaging sensation or a cushioned sole to help you feel comfortable in your shoes throughout the day. Offering a wide assortment of products ranging from foot covers, socks, knee highs and tights, Kushyfoot® has everything to suit your needs!

    So I was excited to see what they would be sending me. Here was all the goodies I received. 



    I have always wanted a pair of the fold up flats, so this was my favorite item. 


    Alligator print Flats to Go® are lightweight and ultra portable. Designed with a soft sole, flats can be rolled up or folded so that you can tote them in your purse ready for any potential shoe emergency. Designed for indoor use and occasionally on smooth outdoor surfaces. Great for travel too!

    Next is a personal favorite, yoga socks!

    Kushyfoot® yoga socks are one-of-a-kind. Made exclusively to fit like a glove, socks feature open toes and a non-slip sole to grip the floor and mat. Perfect for activities that require balance and stability. Yoga socks also keep your feet clean and help warm up feet in winter months when your muscles are cold. Also great for Barre and Pilates!



    I loved how grippy these socks are, my feet did not slip at all during my practice, but they seemed a little big to me, I had to roll down my toes a bit to get them to stick out.

    These are new to me but I am loving the Pinstripe and Plain Foot covers

    Dess up your pumps with Americana-inspired striped foot covers! Available in black to go with any colored shoe.  
    • Padded sole to cushion the ball of your foot;
    • Super stretchy design to fit every foot shape and size.
    So I was not sure how these would work with a lot of my shoes, but here they are in a pair of slip ons I wore to work the other day. 

    They fit perfect and you cannot see them at all. I will say after a busy day at work, running around after the girls, and trying to find a new house the extra cushion on my foot was amazing!

    Finally was the Athletic Food Covers

    Try our new innovative athletic foot cover! Designed to wear with your runners, or canvas sneakers, this foot cover provides extra comfort in your shoes for sport activities. It features:
    • A cushioned sole;
    • Arch support;
    • Stay-put heel
    I was not sure how I would like these, but they are great. I loved that I can wear them in the summer with my sneakers and other athletic shoes and not have to worry about sock lines. These are a great addition to my sock drawer for sure. 

    I would recommend the KushyFoot line as I have found the products very comfortable and super high quality. 

    ** I was not compensated for this post, but was sent the products to review. All opinions are my own. 

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    My First Stitch Fix

    I am sure many of you have heard of Stitch Fix, and maybe some of you have tried it and others have not. I have seen a lot of people try it but was a little unsure still. Finally, when a fellow mommy from the girls schools said she tried it I thought I would give it a shot.

    After reading some reviews of not great first fixes, I was just hoping to get 1 items I liked to not lose my styling fee. I updated my Pinterest Board with some Stitch Fix items I found. Then it was time to wait.....

    The wait was the most fun and nervous part for me, I did not want to peek so I waited until my  Stitch Fix arrived on my door to open it. I was going to wait until after dinner to open it, but then I looked over and Little B had the tape off the box so I looked in!


     I loved the colors I was seeing and could not wait to open the paper, I did wait until after the girls went to bed to open all my items and my stylist nailed it. I was so impressed with Sarah! I loved that she mentioned my  Pinterest Board  and the notes I made to her.

    Here is what I got:



    Hem and Thread Aldwick Swing Knit Tank - I LOVE this top I wore it the day after I got it. It is super soft and flowy, I will be getting a ton of use out of this top (sorry no picture I forgot).

    Skies are Blue Mazal Split Neck Blouse - The fit and shape of this top are awesome. The print is a little out of my comfort zone but I am keeping it to help change things up a bit.


    Brixon Ivy Steph Dress - This is a tie for my favorite piece it is super cost and great for the summer. I will be taking this to the beach for sure. Also the print is super fun too.




    Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Shorts - I wanted to love these short, but they just did not fit well and the color was really not something I could see my self wearing, but the style was totally me so I do not count this as a fail and all. Here is a close up


    Octavia Emily Lightweight Chevron Infinity Scarf - So this was so much my style I have a scarf EXACTLY like this one. So why this was a great pick by Sarah it went back for obvious reason.


    Over all my first Stitch Fix I am keeping 3 pieces and my stylist nailed what I like, so I will be getting one again that is for sure!


    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Balancing work and life.....

    Work/Life Balance how often do we hear this concept? I think every professional development session I have ever attended for work talks about this, especially in the time of cell phones and everyone being connected.  So what can we do to make this balance a reality? I will not EVER say I am an expert, but as a full time working mom with two very active little girls I have found some tips that work for me and might work for other as well. Also this is always a work in progress so I would LOVE to hear anyone’s suggestions.  Here are my tips to help you create some balance
    whether you are just starting your career or find yourself entering your second decade. 

    1-      Take a social media break (Yes I know this is hard, but this is the most recent one I have done and oh my gosh, I have so much more time). Now I will not say you have to give it up (I know that is not going to happen) however, I have taken Facebook off my home screen of my phone and try to not check any social media before I get to work or before the girls go to bed during the week. I will tell you I am more relaxed and have more time when I am not seeing what other people are up to. (Notice I did not say I do not look at all…baby steps here….)

    2-      Meal Plan This is huge in our house. Here is the menu board for the week. We make a plan, shop over the weekend and have our meals for the week. Now sometimes things come up and we have to move things around but to have this plan in place is a great way to not stress about meals.


    3-      Make lunches the night before For those of you that can wake up in the morning and get lunches made before leaving the house, YOU ARE SUPERSTARS. I cannot get up, get everyone ready, feed, and out the door AND make lunches. So I make them all the night before, in the lunch boxes and in the fridge. That is just easier for me.

    4-      Use your lunch hour This does mean if you get one. I never use to do this, but my current supervisor told me to use it the best I can. Some days that means running errands, sometimes getting a quick pedicure, others just closing my door and reading a magazine in my office.  I have found that using this time helps me work better and leaves less to do later at home.
    *** I will say without #3 and #4 eating well would be really hard for me. I think having the plan and knowing what you are going to eat makes it easier to stay healthy.

    5-      Schedule time to exercise I had a big problem with this after Miss E was born. I was worried that I should not spend the time away from her. After Little B, I realized to keep up with these two I need to be sure I keep myself in shape. Now I do not workout anywhere as much as I use to, but I still get it in. After they are both in bed I spend about 30 minutes 2-3 times during the week and once on the weekend (often at naps) getting in a good workout. It makes me happy and able to keep up with them.

    6-      Ask for help This might have been the biggest one for me, but asking my hubby to help around the house has made all the difference. If you are a working mom with a spouse you do not have to do it all. Once I asked hubby to take over a few jobs around the house I was happier and so was he (mainly because I was less stressed). Just remember you have to ASK!


    7-      Set boundaries with work I work in education, no one is going to die if I do not answer my phone or an email at 10 PM, so I stopped. I realized that I am not that important any my kids are! Simple as that, if you are not delivering babies or putting out real fires, most likely it can wait.