Sunday, October 25, 2009
Did you know that poor indoor air quality is usually attributed to everyday cleaning products that we use? The chemicals are absorbed into the air we breathe everyday! It is normal to assume that the air inside you home is clean, you are not alone in thinking this.
In comes Clean+Green. These are eco-friendly pet cleaning supplies. Clean+Green safely removes pet stains and odors, while not being harmful to you, your children or your pets. These products are made with ingredients that are all natural, 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Clean+Green is non toxic, non flammable, non carcinogenic, won't damage the ozone, VOC free, CFC free and perfume free. Each product is formulated to lift a specific stain and can be used on rugs, carpets, sofas, tile and wood floors.
I have used many cleaning products, having 4 cats, it is very important to be able to lift stains from my couches and my carpet. Clean+Green was able to successfully lift the cat puke stain from my carpet and totally eliminated the urine odor when I sprayed it in the liter box. It was nice to know that I was using a product that wouldn't harm my cats, be safe for my daughter and not create chemicals for us to breathe. Sea-Yu Enterprises, the makers of Clean+Green, offers a full line of products, including a de-skunk spray for dogs! You can buy the items at Walmart, PETCO, Pet Smart and Pet Supplies Plus.
A hands free bottle? When I found out about this, I thought this would be wonderful for busy parents! Nothing can beat the bonding experience of being able to feed your little one, however, sometimes, the time to do it is just not there! Whether you are trying to get ready for work or taking a stroll through the mall, the Podee bottle is just the solution.
The BPA free Podee bottle comes complete with an 8 oz bottle and the unique flow system that allows baby to eat at her own pace.
Our reviewer loved using the Podee bottle. It made feedings easier when she was on the go. She also found that the Podee system reduced the amount of ear infections her son got. He was prone to ear infections and the doctor recommended she feed him upright, which as everyone knows, is a bit hard to do. However, with the Podee bottle, it was so easy!
Nothing to report...I had my husband's class reunion last weekend and gained 2 lbs! I was able to lose it right away so am steady at 5lbs lost. I have started working out and feel better about myself! I would like to see at least another 5 lbs in the 23 days I have left...10 would be better :)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I LOVE Weleda.
The Calendula baby skin care line is just what every baby (and Mama) need. Made with Organic Calendula flower extract, this skin care softens and soothes sensitive baby skin. You can find baby cream, diaper cream, face cream, lotion, oil and shampoo & body wash. The Calendula baby skin care is made to calm and nourish baby's skin. We used the shampoo & body wash, which I had in a sample size and later went out and bought the full size. It made Baby G's skin feel soft and smooth, without feeling greasy. We did not even have to use conditioner in her hair, the wash made her hair feel silky and got the tangles out! After her bath, we used the oil, which soaked in rather quickly but locked in the moisture that is so often lost after baths. Weleda also recommends that the oil can be dropped onto a tissue and used during diaper changes. We did not use it for this, instead we used the diaper cream. With the first sign of redness, I would put the diaper cream on, and by the next diaper change, no more redness!
I liked the natural-ness and organic ingredients of Weleda, especially for Baby G. They also have skin care for adults, I am hoping to check those out next!
I am almost there! Using Sensa is like second nature, I sprinkle on all my foods! My portions have gotten smaller and I am even eating healthier. I have lost a total of 5 pounds. My hopes were high that I was going to lose tons of weight, like I was taking a miracle drug or something. I am happy with the 5 pounds and hopefully I will lose another 5 this coming month.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tike Tech was so generous to donate one their All Terrain X3 Sport strollers for My Little Guppie to review. My Little Guppie has never reviewed a jogging stroller with a fixed front wheel before, so we had some research to do!
We found out that the best jogging strollers are the ones with a fixed front wheel (does not turn). The X3 was so easy to push and felt so light weight (the frame is aluminum) while romping over all sorts of trails. We really liked the adjustable handle and the one touch reclining seat. Baby G loves to look all about when we go strolling, but the times she does fall asleep, I like to be able to recline the seat without waking her...the X3 made this task effortless. Baby G seemed to love riding in this stroller-the seat was ultra padded and the suspension made all the bumps seem like nothing. I LOVED how the canopy had a super low drop down to keep the sun out...and it helped with the rain. I did think it was very difficult to get used to lifting the front end up to turn. I have seen several moms and dads running with strollers like this and they make it look so easy. I am not a fan, I would prefer a stroller that gave me the option to either have the fixed front tire or to give it the capability to make turns.
The X3 is car seat and bassinett compatible, making this stroller suitable for infants and toddlers. Coming in 4 colors and moderately priced, we thought the All Terrain X3 stroller was a great product.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
When I received the Mommy Hook, I have to tell you that I was definitely skeptical. I figured this was just another product that really was not useful. I am happy to say that I was wrong!
The Mommy Hook helped me out in several situations when I did not have enough hands, and no more room in the stroller, to carry one more bag! The Mommy Hook fit nicely on my stroller handles and was able to hold all my shopping bags! When I got home, all I needed to carry was my Mommy Hook, that conveniently had all my bags already attached to it. This durable hook is made of heavy duty aluminum and will not break like cheap, plastic hangers.
Check out the Mommy Hook and you will be "hooked" too!
Day 13 is here. I am almost 2 weeks into my Sensa journey and proud to say, 2lbs down! I don't feel like I am losing weight like others have, but maybe I will start to lose more rapidly since I have been doing it for 2 weeks now. I definitely see my portion sizes decreasing and I do not feel like I am being deprived. I feel fuller faster and have overcome the feeling that I just want to eat more because it is so yummy! As before, I still have my cravings, but I LOVE to snack! When I do snack, I have less. I am not sure if I have less because of Sensa or because I am too lazy to sprinkly my tastants on each and every chip, so I just stop eating. Either way, I am still moving towards my goal of eating less. I have been trying to walk at least 30 minutes a day but have not been very successful with that. I would say that I walk 3 times a week, which is a start. Wish me luck as I continue losing :)