Okay ladies…lets talk hair! Clean hair, dirty hair, bedhead whatever you got. Rencently @Dove found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. It never even dawned on me that this was actually a thing. I mean I know women feel that pressure with being a certain dress size and even the clothes they wear, but really hair never occurred to me. Realizing now that this is a real thing and that it can begin at an early age, I want all of my daughters to know that their hair is beautiful and unique. When you think about it, everyones hair is completely different from one another. It’s kind of like each head of hair is much like a snowflake…no two are the same. This makes us all unique and special in our own way. It’s was sets us apart and makes us awesomely different. I still remember all of the ways my mom spoke to me each day secretly building my confidence. I remember then she told me I was artitic. I believed it and that confidence stuck with me anytime I had to create something. I created and it always turned out just the way I hoped. I know what it was the constant reminder and reinforcement that enabeled me to do it each and every time. Looking back and knowing how postivity effected me, I want to make a concious effort to remind all my kids of their stengths in all areas of their lives. And since appearance can be such a tough one for girls to really feel confident about…Im going to start there.
This may be a horrible thing to admit or a very wise confession I am not sure…but the girls are approaching two and I don’t think I have ever bought them a toy!! We’ve gotten them a few baby dolls but never an actual baby or toddler toy…oh my gosh not even a learning one. I did keep a lot of the boys old toys so they did have those but let’s be honest every year the advances in toys is crazy…they have some really cool and cute toys out there. With all that said, I was really exited to see their reaction to Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue line.
So we kind of love Annie’s Homegrown over here. And we aren’t just talking about the babies…the big kids snuck off to eat their snacks just so the babies wouldn’t try to take them…and this is why we have the whole box in front of them.
Annie’s Homegrown has dressed up their delicious fruit snacks & bunny grahams in a Halloween theme, but as always, has left out all the scary stuff like artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives…?? Plus, both varieties are certified organic! And since the girls are showing signs of the terrible twos approaching, I’m happy to use their snacks as rewards for good behavior!! And they come in fun little snack packs so I can hand them right over.
The Organic Halloween Bunny Grahams are a huge hit probably because they are honey and chocolate falovor and taste so Amaaazing. Finn was pretty excited to find the fun DIY super hero costume activity in the box too. And the Organic Bunnies & Bats Fruit Snacks taste so good they ate the whole box…I am not kidding. I wasn’t about to stop them either since I was also trying to take picture of them and they were cooperating…humm new bribing tactic??
Be sure to check out Annie’s website to get all the deets on this mission-driven company working to make organic options of the foods we all love. They have so many awesome organic, wholesome and yummy products, from mac & cheese, soups, crackers, cookies, baking & beyond, you’ll be just as obsessed.
I am soooo excited to be showing you the Maze by Seedling. It quite honestly might be the coolest toy ever. I mean I was so in love with it I brought it to work because I knew even my co-workers would have soo much fun with it.
The Maze by Seedling is all about building your own Maze and working your way through it after. The kids literally ripped open the box they were so excited to get their hand on this. First they used the tiles to design their own marble Maze on grid sheets. The babies wanted to help so badly but I had to remove them from this portion of the fun…they kept trying to eat the tiles of course.
Once the Maze was designed they put it on top of the Maze box and tried it out. Charles wanted to see if he would actually be able to maneuver his ball and make it through a Maze he created. It was really cool to see the satisfaction on his face. He built something that worked and was fun.
But oh my gosh this was nothing compared to what happened next. With the Maze by Seedling…you can also download their app, take a picture of the Maze you created and get inside the Maze yourself…I am not kidding it feels like you are in the Maze. Your phone is secured inside the Reality Viewer box so you are looking at your screens phone which is actually displaying your Maze. I can’t say this enough….you actually feel like you are in the Maze….I repeat you FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN THE MAZE…it was the coolest thing ever!!!!! You can also create traps, riddles, secret passages, obstacles and take selfies…!!! Plus if you get everyone in the family a Reality Viewer and you can sync your devices over blue tooth and challenge each other to races. The whole family was so excited about it we were fighting over the Reality Viewer and didn’t even realize we didn’t decorate it, which you can do. They have kits of all different styles so the kids can make the outside of their Reality Viewer match their personal style. They have girly styles, modern styles, or even a more dark style closer to a Star Wars kind of theme.
Seedling has an amazing product line. All of their products are about creativity and that to me is soo cool. Creativity and imagination is everything for kids I think. They basically get to do whatever they want…whatever their brains lead them to do and the sense of accomplishment they get from creating anything is invaluable. For me, the final creation tells such a cool story about my kids. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes about creativity from Maya Angelou, “you can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” So keep the fun DIY stuff coming Seedling…we heart you over here!!!
Here is a link to their website SEEDLING
and a link directly to the MAZE