Saturday, May 02, 2009


Did you know that if you Google blowing dandelions almost 50,000 images report back in under a half a second? I didn't either. But, I'm glad. It's something every boy, girl, man and woman should do each spring. A classic photo. Classic action. Just...classic. Whew!

Friday, May 01, 2009

enjoying the outdoors sans bugs and burn

It is always so great to find a product that I have looked high and low for and had no luck. Two parents more motivated than I with the same qualm decided to make their vision come to life. Que the Buggy Bubble.

It is an infant car seat cover that protects your child from, rain, bugs and sun. There is absolutely nothing out there like the Buggy Bubble. It is breathable and extremely spacious even for my 11-month-old Boatboy.

This award-winning patented design has the highest safety standards . The weather protective supplementary ceiling cover is water resistant and has been tested in accordance with international UPF testing standards and laboratory certified as UPF50+, blocking over 98% of the sun's harmful rays. The Buggy Bubble is simple to use and fits universally on most infant car seat models. It folds into a circle and fits into my diaper bag with ease!

At less than $40 this makes a great shower gift. So head over to Buggy Bubble and pick one up. You will not be disappointed with their sleek and clean design.

And if you ever have a need for a "pop-up tent" you will have one on hand. My 2.5-year-old LA hides under the tent with his animals. So, if you aren't sure if it is is your proof!

Thanks Buggy Bubble! We are really enjoying the protection our bubble offers!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

really clean and really green

I am so excited to share with you new and amazing cleaning products that are REALLY safe for you and your family. BabyGanics was founded by two compulsive clean freaks that are Dads (just like my hubby). I love it!

I am so amazed by these products for many reasons. For starters, they really work. For example the All purpose cleaner really cleans everything and leaves no streaks on any of my glass tables (we have FIVE). I have tried many "green" products and they don't clean very well. I end up using so much and then have to go get my not-so-green products loaded with chemicals to finish the job.

After trying many of the BabyGanics products I started researching the products in my cabinets to really find out why BabyGanics is any different than my other "green" products. I was quite surprised how different they really are!

There are over 70,000 synthetic chemicals in commercial production. Due to trade secret labeling laws, manufacturers are not required to list all their ingredients on product labels. You can find traces of chemicals in every organ of the body within 26 seconds of exposure. Those are some scary things to think about. It made me think why wouldn't I want to have safe products around my babies and in my home. Why have I been buying such horrible un-safe products for my family? Ignorance I suppose. No more.

Why is BabyGanics so great and different? (taken from the website...pretty incredible information)

• Natural and Organic – Although similar in concept, natural and organic have different meanings. Natural means that BabyGanics is made solely from earthly ingredients. Nothing man-made was added in any part of production. Organic refers to the product as a whole, indicating that BabyGanics helps sustain people and the planet in a holistic way.

• Free of harsh chemicals/Non-toxic – BabyGanics is 100% chemical free. There are no synthetically derived components. Non-toxic indicates that BabyGanics will not cause adverse health effects, either immediately or in the long-term.

• No pollutants – Not only is BabyGanics safe for the home, it is safe for the environment. Because of its pure composition, BabyGanics will not contribute to indoor air pollution and is not a threat to the environment when properly disposed.

• No caustic ingredients – Caustic ingredients can cause corrosion or deterioration of a material. Surprisingly and unfortunately these types of ingredients can be found in many cleaning products. BabyGanics is pure, and free of any type of caustic element.

• VOC free – VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are chemicals that can be emitted as gas from either a solid or a liquid. Cleaning products that contain VOCs can release this source of air pollution which, in turn, can have negative effects on health. BabyGanics prides itself on being completely free of all volatile organic compounds.

• No fillers or dyes – BabyGanics’ all natural ingredients leave no room for fillers or dyes. Its wholesome composition is beyond sufficient and has no need for dyes or fillers.

• Superior performance – Removing the chemicals and toxins of conventional household cleaners does not remove the ability of BabyGanics to perform its duties. As a cleaning product BabyGanics has surpassed the performance of average cleaners. When put to the test, BabyGanics capacity to clean is top quality.

• Safe for people, pets and the environment – Above all safety is the underlying motivation of BabyGanics. By cleaning your home you should not have to put your loved ones at risk, nor risk polluting the environment. Take the opportunity to switch your current household cleaners to a product that is not only effective but extremely safe as well.

I could not be more pleased with all of the products. I will without a doubt now pay $1 more than normal to better protect my family and our earth.

Go and check out these new and incredible products at BabyGanics. You can pick them up on their website. Make sure to check out their special offers page too. And, find them at many local retailers.

Thanks to Role Mommy for introducing me to BabyGanics!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

dreams come true

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful!

Click the image for a video link to Love146's latest youtube post...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

bamboo isn't just for panda bears

I have found a very unique online retailer of fine children's clothing. They offer baby and toddler boys and baby and toddler girls. They pride themselves in personalized service.

I was most excited to try a Polo Tee shirt made out of 95% bamboo and 5% lycra. It is truly the softest shirt I have ever felt! It is light, stretchy and extremely soft. This is my first experience with bamboo clothing. I didn't know bamboo was used for anything other than feeding panda bears.

Boatboy is sporting his Bamboo Polo Tee by Kicky Pants. Be sure to check them out.

Flying Colors Baby is offering all Blondes, Poop & Mascara a 10% discount off of any item including sale. Just enter the code: fcb10.

If you get over there to the special offers page, they're offering up to 50% off some items, free gift wrapping AND free U.S. shipping! You can even sign up for their mailing list on the lower left corner of their homepage.

Thanks Flying Colors Baby!