16.3.14

Things I Love {Sunday}


Happy Sunday. I hope you've had a nice weekend. Are you as excited for Spring as I am?  Today, we went for a hike and went to a diner for hot turkey sandwiches and burgers. These days, I'm trying to focus less on "stuff" that I want/need, so for today, here is a roundup of things I find interesting and don't require me to pull out my overused credit card. This girl's gotta save her pennies!


A song that really makes me "Happy",

What Pleasure really consists of.

The Oscars in play-doh.

A pre-parenting reality check letter to myself.

A few Spring pick-me-up recipes.

A fun DIY project.

An example of my nosy side kicking in.

The problem with the "Ban Bossy" campaign.


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15.3.14

This is Not a Toy



While in Toronto a couple of weeks ago with Belle (more about that trip in an upcoming post), I found out about an exhibit happening at The Design Exchange, Toronto's design museum called "This is Not a Toy." This exhibit, guest curated by non other than Pharrell Williams, features a collection of figurines, contemporary sculptures and artworks created by artists such as Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik.

I am far from able to consider myself a museum buff, but this, I would run to see. So, if you are in the Toronto area, for me, please go see it! Here are a few pics of the "Not" toys.





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14.3.14

Beauty Products: How to Choose Thoughtfully




Do you ever browse the beauty or skincare aisle frazzled and unsure of what to choose? I sure do. It's always questionable when you don't know what most of the ingredients listed on the bottle are...and then you slap them on your face. Thankfully, my sister, who wrote this blog post about choosing local vs. organic produce, told me to visit http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ This site can educate about which products are safe and ranks their hazard level as either low, moderate or high.
 
Hazard Level Scale
 
Now, I'm not going to head on a rampage and toss out every beauty product I own that is not on the lower end of the hazard level scale, but I think this sort of information could make it easier and less overwhelming when choosing products. Not only can you find information on beauty products, but there is also info on products for babies and kids, sun care products, and skincare. For me, the main priority is to make sure all the products we use for the kids are safe, as well as the products that I use for myself on a daily basis.
 
Note: I am not being compensated for endorsing this website, but thought it was important to share. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.
 
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8.3.14

Obsession: teepees

I'm taking a page from the lovely bloggess Saige Wisdom and am posting about one of my many obsessions. Today, it's little teepees. Every magazine or blog I read seem to showcase a teepee of some kind and I must say I like! We have a circus tent from Ikea that is pretty fantastic, but there's something about a teepee that is, frankly, pretty friggin' cool. I have some bamboo that used to just sit in a vase in a corner of our playroom and I almost threw it out, but thank goodness it's still in my garage collecting dust. Now I can use it to add a kiddie teepee to my very long list of DIY projects that I want to complete.

For now, here are some teepees that are really pretty to look at. They, along with others can be found on this Pinterest page.



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