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She {hearts} little green pouch

 

My daughter is a super picky eater.  And the only way I’m able to get her to eat a good serving of fruits and veggies, is with those squeezable fruits and vegetable pouches.  She’ll eat them straight from the pouch and in her morning oatmeal.  But watch out, if I run out of them, it’s toddler tantrum time.  That’s why I was so excited to learn about Little Green Pouch!

Little Green Pouch was created by two moms who wanted to make getting those fruits and veggies to children easier and greener!  It is designed with a fill-able zippered seal to add your own favorite pureed foods.  The pouches are reuse-able and made of durable, BPA -free, PVC-free and phthalate-free plastic.  The pouches are even dishwasher safe.

 

You can find a list of great recipe ideas on Little Green Pouch website.  I created my own for my daughter with blueberries, bananas and plain Greek yogurt.  I must admit, it was pretty yummy.

Little Green Pouch also provides other utensils such as a funnel, brush, pitcher and labels to make your fruit and veggie puree making a little more easier.  Get connected with Little Green Pouch on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Little Green Pouch is giving away a four pack of the reusable food pouches.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
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She {hearts} Toddle Green

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Potty training is serious business.  Okay, maybe not that serious.  But I do feel like there are many choices that need to be made in how, where and what to potty train with.  With lots of advice and opinions from family and friends, I decided to let Baby C lead the way.  I chose to forgo the bribery (which I hear works wonders) and replace it with encouragement and praise.  And when it came to deciding on what kind of potty to use, that was a tough decision.  I wanted her to be independent and able to sit on the potty herself.  I wanted her feet to be grounded so she could push out her BM’s.  But the thought of cleaning out the stand alone potty grossed me out.  Until I came across Toddle Green.

Toddle Green provides eco-friendly, flushable potty liners that fits all potty chairs with removable bowls.  The potty liners are made from water-soluble, 100% bio-degradable, non-toxic material that is sewer and septic safe.  The liner provides a protective barrier so waste can be removed easily and flushed without having to clean and sanitize the potty each time.  My daughter has yet to actually do her business in her potty seat, but she has come a long way from not wanting to sit on the potty with her bare bum, to asking to sit and go potty without a diaper on.

The liner fits perfectly on my daughter’s Nuby potty seat.  And we flushed a liner down the toilet to see it in action.  It flushed with ease, just like toilet paper (maybe even better).  My husband and I are no longer afraid of when she actually does do her duty.  We’ll be super excited to use the liners.  And as for my daughter, she loves sitting on the liners.

Using the Toddle Green liners is very simple too.  Open the box and fit a liner over your clean, dry potty bowl.  Place the potty bowl back in the chair and then once the liner has been used, lift and flush.  It just can’t get any easier than that.  You can purchase a box (30 liners) of Potty Liners for $11.95 at ToddleGreen.com Stay connected with Toddle Green on Facebook and Twitter.  Toddle Green is giving away a box of liners to one lucky reader.  Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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She {hearts} Creating Frugal Home Decor

new_0456Being frugal doesn’t exactly make decorating easy, but it can be very rewarding. It just takes some creativity and time.

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I’ve known I wanted new bedding for a couple years now, but I never came across anything I loved more than what I already had. Recently though, we took the plunge and purchased a king size mattress/box springs {still saving for the bed frame} but for now, it’s just fine on the floor. So, I had to get new bedding.

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I’ve always loved white. It’s a happy clean color. I thought maybe if it’s in the bedroom {and not even remotely close to where the kids eat} we’ll be okay. So far, so good.

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 1. my DIY revamped lamps here

2. pillow covers made out of plain white pillow cases using the envelope technique {super easy} here

  • for the leather details on the pillows, I used re-purposed leather {old skirt, thrifted}
  • glued black velcro on the leather, then cut out triangles, and found a ‘stache {clip art} online to use as a stencil
  • sewed the white {opposite} velcro on the pillow, this way, I can wash {and bleach} the pillow cases when needed
  • they don’t look bright white because I covered some dark blue pillows I already had {for now; eventually I’ll get some white pillows… IKEA isn’t as close as it used to be, sigh}

3. coffee filter wreath via none other than Martha Stewart here

4. old used canvas found at thrift store {may have been a painting of a sunset}

  • I painted over it {sorry, artist that painted it back in the 80’s, it was time}
  • then hubby spray painted the numbers/letter using black spray paint, and number stencils found at hardware store {of course your numbers will mean something to you}

5. old frame/chicken wire, stapled on back

I’m sure I’ll get tired of my hipster pillows and add something different to them before too long, but for now I love them!

She (still) {hearts} nourish organics

 

Just about a year ago, I reviewed Nourish Organics here on She {hearts} It and I love this company so much that I’m back at it again.  Nourish Organics is an organic skincare company owned and operated by sweet Olivia, who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for a few years now. Her passion for chemical-free, safe, 100% natural, nourishing skin care is so inspiring, especially to a momma of little ones.

As I’ve said before, I’ve tried just about every product in Nourish Organics‘ line and am hooked. My favorite products are the sweet orange sugar scrub (so moisturizing and smells delicious), the organic peppermint wash (so invigorating) and organic peppermint lip balm (I love the peppermint flavor and the non-waxy, moisturizing formula). I use the organic coconut balm to soothe my sensitive skinned-kids’ eczema and diaper rash.

 

I was elated when Olivia offered to let me try the new organic grapefruit wash. I am a sucker for anything citrusy, and the refreshing scent of this wash is delightful. Made with renewable, organic oils, the formula is super moisturizing and perfect for spring (who am I kidding, it’s perfect for all year long). This wash tops my list of favorite body products, and it is a daily treat to use it in the shower.

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Check out Nourish Organics‘ line of super-moisturizing, organic, amazing-smelling washes, scrubs, balms, and oils.  This skin-loving line is all natural, providing peace of mind in the care of your skin, and your babies’ skin, too.

 

She {hearts} Savings

Use code “sheheartsit” for 15% off your organic grapefruit wash purchase until 3/19/13.

She {hearts} Freebies

Olivia is offering an 8oz bottle of Nourish Organics‘ new organic grapefruit wash to one lucky reader!

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She {hearts} DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just a few weeks away. Have you gotten your little one’s costume yet? Are you thinking about trying to make theirs this year?

Below are a dozen links to some ideas to help get you started!

Lego from Disney’s Family Fun

Gnome from Disney’s Family Fun

Cookie Cutie from Disney’s Family Fun

Jellyfish from Disney’s Family Fun

Superhero Costumes from Martha Stewart

Cheerleader from Martha Stewart

Flowers from Martha Stewart

Little Red Riding Hood / Big Bad Wolf from Martha Stewart

Shark from Fiskars (owl, witch, & bumble bee also featured)

Flower Pot from Dollar Store Crafts

Jack in the Box from Martha Stewart

Peacock from Creative Christy

She {hearts} Piccadilly Rose

Cute, unique, beautifully handmade hair accessories? Yes, please. Add in an upcycled, eco-friendly twist? I present to you: Piccadilly Rose.

Piccadilly Rose is an adorable shop featuring handmade hair accessories made from upcycled/recycled fabric, buttons, and materials. Lara, the lovely lady behind the adorableness (who happens to be a mama of four and a pretty sweet person in real life- trust me, I know!), not only makes items for the Piccadilly Rose shop but also more often makes custom hairpieces for brides or simply someone looking for a special, one of a kind hairpiece or clip. These are also the perfect hair accessories for little girls!

I was fortunate enough to attend Piccadilly Rose‘s launch party a few months ago and was able to see and try on many unique pieces. I was so impressed by the quality of the pieces and wanted to scoop them all up and take them home! I couldn’t go home without one of the gorgeous headbands, so I picked the one in the following photo. My three year old daughter was also delighted by the headband, and it easily fits her little head, too! My friends are also rocking PR headbands!

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Piccadilly Rose‘s unique, upcycled hair accessories are the perfect finishing touch to any look, from a casual day to a night out. Be sure to visit Piccadilly Rose’s blog, Facebook page, and also follow PR on Twitter!

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She {hearts} homemade kitchen cleaning products

In an effort to try and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, as well as save as much money as possible, I have turned to making some of my own homemade cleaning products lately. And in the age of Pinterest, there is a plethora of recipes and instructions that can be found with a simple tap of your touchscreen telephone.

I have taken the bit of knowledge I already have had and combined it with the recipes I found and came up with some great, homemade products that are so easy to make, you may even have the ingredients already in your kitchen!

1. All-Purpose Cleaner 

Ingredients:

1 part white vinegar

1 part water

5-10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oils

5-10 drops of Lemon Essential Oils

I decided to add Tea Tree Oil for it’s powerful, yet safe disinfectant qualities, and the Lemon Oil for a fresh, citrus-y scent (and also to mask the vinegar smell because I’m not a fan of it). I put it in a spray bottle and keep it on our counter so I can get to it easily. This cleaner can be used just about anywhere, from the counters to the floors and everything in between.

2. Drain Refreshener

Ingredients:

1 Cup Baking Soda

1 Cup White Vinegar

Pour Baking Soda down the drain. Pour Vinegar in on top of it and QUICKLY cover with drain plug so the foam goes DOWN your drain, and not right back up. Let sit for 15 minutes or so. Then rinse with LOTS and LOTS of hot water. I have also been told that this is a good way to unclog a kitchen sink as well (and if you are using this to unclog, let the solution sit twice as long before rinsing). Fortunately, I have not had a clog in my kitchen drain yet (knock on wood), so I only use this to help clear out any junk that might be hanging around and giving it that funky smell.


3. Dishwasher Detergent

Ingredients:

1 Cup Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda) (this can be found in the laundry aisle)

1 Cup Borax (this can be found in the laundry aisle)

1/4 Cup Kosher Salt (NOT Table Salt)

1/4 Cup Fruit Fresh (this can be found in the canning section)

I will admit, this product is working wonderfully for me, but I have read  that many people have to tweak it to work just right. It all depends on if you use a separate rinsing agent or not, or how hard your water is. But believe me, once you figure out what works for you, you will be pleased at how much money you can save and how much cleaner your dishes actually end up being.

I can’t tell you how much I have learned from my favorite website, One Good Thing by Jillie. All of these homemade cleaners I mentioned were found on her site, some I followed her instructions to a “T” and some I changed a little bit.

Do you make your own cleaning products? If so, please share your secrets!