Monday, December 22, 2014

San-J Sauce Review

The wonderful people at Naturally Savvy again provided me with some new products to try from San-J Sauces. As a household that LOVES Asian food (and healthy ones) this was a great opportunity. We are know to throw together a quick fried rice to use up extra veggies all the time! Especially after the holidays, we find a quick stir fry is a great use for holiday veggies. 

This time around we are sampling the Gluten Free Tamari sauce

SEASONED BY EXPERIENCE. For 200 hundred years, San-J has been perfecting the fine art of brewing Tamari soy sauce. All San-J Tamari is naturally brewed for up to six months using traditional methods passed down for eight generations. Made with 100% soybeans and no wheat, San-J Tamari has a richer, smoother, more complex taste than regular soy sauce which contains 40-60% wheat. We do not add MSG or artificial preservatives. San-J Tamari is certified kosher and Non-GMO Project verified. All San-J Tamari is now certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Look for the Certified Gluten-Free logo on the label.

From exotic stir-fry dishes to your favorite meatloaf, the rich yet complex taste of San-J Tamari enhances the flavors of food naturally. Experience the taste of an ancient Japanese art in your cooking tonight.

We love these sauces and the high level of flavor they provide. I fee this sauce really spiced up our stir fry and was hubby, baby, and toddler approved!

** No compensation was received for this post, the sauce was provided to facilitate the review, all opinions are my own. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Nuby Natural Touch Infant Bottles Review

The wonderful people at Nuby sent me some of their new Natural Touch Bottles to try out.

I have a very picky one in Little B so I was not sure how this would go, but she seems to love these bottle. Here are the key points about the bottles:

- 9  oz size
- Soft Flex breast size nipple for easy latch
- Slow flow flex & stretch nipples encourage the natural action of breast feeding
- Soft numbs on the surface of the nipple massage the gums
- Allow easier transition from breast to bottle
- Superior valves in nipple help to reduce air ingestion
- Comfortable to hold and easy to clean
- BPA free

The first thing I noticed was the wide nipple and opening. Little B likes the nipples that are shaped more natural and I love that they are so much easier to clean! I have learned that I hate the bottles with a small open because they are so much harder to clean. Also the smaller size of these bottle means Little B can feed herself :( Although I am not happy about that, it does make the morning a little easier

You can see she is a big fan! These bottles come in a 3 pack with a pacifier for $9.48! You can not beat that deal!

** No compensation was received for this post, however, we were sent 3 bottles and 1 pacifier to try for the review.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Infant Eczema

We learned this summer that Little B has eczema, it runs in both our families so no big surprise here. In August the Doctor said we could use hydrocortisone on her face to help with the spots she had on her checks from droll. That was working for a few weeks, then I got the dreaded day care call that she had scratched her one ear so bad it was bleeding. I took her right to the doctor, thinking it was an ear infection (we went through that will Miss E for a bit around 18 months).

Well to my surprise there was no ear infection, but eczema in her ears! (What how does that happen). The doctor gave us a prescription cream to use for 14 days on all her spots of dry skin and told me to get CeraVe cream.

The pharmacist had to help me find it, because it is actually in the health and beauty section. (This stuff is not cheap, ask your doctor to write as prescription for it and insurance might cover it, mine did). I bought 2 huge jars, one for home and one for school and started to apply this all over Little B. I will tell  you within HOURS literally the red rawness on her face was gone. By the second day her face was almost clear and her legs were much smoother. It was amazing to see such a quick change. (I went back to the store and bought more cream since it was on sale!)

The doctor also said to start using a gentle body wash as well. What could be better then Honest Company Shampoo and Body Wash, the even better part if you are a Costco member you can get the GIANT pack for $14.99.

I will have to say that we have seem amazing progress with these steps. (Note we only had to use the prescription cream for about 5 days before it was all gone!) Here is Little B's face the day we went to the Doctor
She also had it in all her joints and around her ankles. I am happy to say that she is all cleared up around her body and here is our non-red checks.

**Note this was only 2 (yes 2) days later!

All opinions in this post are my own and all product have been purchased with my own money, just want to help anyone else that might be having this issue as well.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jamberry Nail Wraps

Have you seen or heard of these AMAZING nail wraps yet?

I love Jamberry nail wraps they go on super quick and last FOREVER. Let me tell you a busy mom that is giving baths and washing bottles needs nails that last. There nails do just that, they just keep going and they do not harm the nail at all. You can get 4 pedicures and 2 manicures out of one sheet (the toes last about 6 (yes 6) weeks!). Here is how you do it:

So that is 6 applications for $15! Also the wraps are always buy 3 get 1 free, so think of how many mani and pedis that is for $45, such a deal. 

Also they are so fast and easy to apply and NO drying time! Check out the tutorial here:

Check out the website for all the amazing styles, including these mom and me styles (yes I think I will HAVE to get some!)

Also if you want to try a wrap for free please email Shanna at shannadorris at gmail dot com. The sample she sent me before my first purchase sold me. I only took it off after my nail had grown so much it looked funny! Seriously  you need to try these, check out the site here

** I was not compensated for this post, I wanted to share how much I love the wraps and Shanna was nice enough to provide me the content for the post and a free half sheet of wraps!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall Decorations

This Fall I decided we needed some new decorations around the house and I wanted something a little more adult (even with 2 little ones!). So as you do, I headed to Pinterest  and create a Halloween and Fall holiday boards.

Here are a few of our additions.

This little guy is sitting on our front porch for the Fall Holidays (aka until Christmas lights go up). I got this carveable pumpkin at Jo Ann's and printed my  "R" off the computer. I cut out the letter to make a stencil and then traced it on the pumpkin. A little silver paint and some outline in silver glitter (borrowed from Miss E's art supplies) and this little guy was done in about 30 minutes (includes dry time.)

Next was on to a burlap banner
I followed the information I found here and just left off the black dots. I liked mine without them.

Finally I decided to do a Fall leaf garland as well. I found a leaf clip art that I liked and then just cut out my leaves. I tried to keep one edge all the burlap edge at all times. Then I just used some Fall paint colors around the edges to finish it off and attached it to a piece of burlap string.

What have you been working on this fall?