Archive for July, 2009

Summer Fun!

What are you doing for fun this summer?

We have been so busy I haven’t even had a chance to post in almost a week! Lots of camping, canoeing, swimming and long lazy days hanging out by the lake.

Some of that time I have been dreaming up lots of great things I want to share with you. So watch for new posts this week with more of my favorite sites, products, jokes and everything else that’s cool for mom.

Isabelle

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July 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

Cute New Onesies

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At Pipsqueak Boutique they have been adding more and more handmade baby items. I LOVE them ALL!

One of my favorites is the cute new appliqued onesies. The “Crabby” design cracks me up and is perfect for a boy or a girl.

They have other gender neutral clothes as well which make great baby shower gifts when you don’t know what the new baby will be. This one will be for my niece who has more than her share of crabiness.

This is still my favorite baby store by far. Their selection of cute stuff just keeps getting better and better.

Isabelle

July 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

If Households Were Run Like Big Corporations

I recently started reading the Deep Friar blog. It completely cracks me up! The author has a major attitude and doesn’t apologize for it.

The post on If Households Were Run Like Big Corporations is so true it’s scary. If you’ve ever worked for a large corporation (or watch CNN) you can totally relate.

Take a mommy break and go have a laugh!

Isabelle

July 20, 2009 at 3:41 am Leave a comment

Baby Products… Formaldehyde… WHAT!?!?!

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that many popular baby products contain formaldehyde. After thinking about it last night, I realized I had more to say on that topic.

Specifically, WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!?!?

If you haven’t yet read about the findings of the new study that uncovered this, you can read about it in the USA Today article Group finds carcinogens in kids bath products.

As a mom and a consumer I find this completely unacceptable. We entrust the health of our children to these organizations and this is the best they can do?

From now on I plan to question everything.

Don’t take for granted that just because something is made for kids that it is safe. Choose all natural options when you can. At my local organic food store a bar of all natural soap is less than $2. I use it on my kid’s bodies and as a shampoo. Simple, cheap and I know exactly what each ingredient is on the label.

I hope you’ll join me in choosing more natural choices for your family.

Isabelle

July 17, 2009 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Safe, Non-Toxic Nailpolish for Kids

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My daughter is not even two yet so thankfully I have not entered into the realm of painted nails and salon visits.

But when I came across Piggy Paint I immediately took note.

As I’ve mentioned on this blog many times, I am working to cut out as many chemicals from our daily lives as possible. And we all know nail polish contains the big “F” which scares the heck out of me (incidentally, many popular baby shampoos and body washes also contain formaldehyde).

The Piggy Paint line of non-toxic, kid-friendly, completely safe nail polish is the perfect alternative for little fashionistas. It is available in any color you could ever want. And they even have an all natural nail polish remover which works great on Piggy Paint AND traditional nail polishes.

Now I can’t wait for my daughter to start asking to have her nails done!

Isabelle

July 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

You Know You’re Pregnant When…

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I don’t really miss being pregnant.

Sure the little kicks and one-on-one bonding time were great. But overall it was a sweaty, uncomfortable stage in my life that I’m glad is over. Luckily I got a prize at the end to make it all worthwhile!

So when I read the article You Know You’re Pregnant When on the Baby Tips Online website I couldn’t help but laugh.

It’s a hilarious look at just how comfortable it can be to share your body with someone else for 9 months. Take a mommy break and go read it now for a good laugh (and another bonus is it also acts as good birth control if you’ve been having baby fever lately!)

Enjoy!

Isabelle

July 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

A Craft and a Keepsake all in One!

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I’ve mentioned before how much I love doing crafts with my kids.

And although they are still a little young to create their own popup books, I have already ordered two of the Create Your Own Popup Books from Gift Hero for a couple of years down the road.

I can already see myself pulling these out of their memory boxes one day when they are grown and laughing at how much fun we had creating them.

I love a craft that also makes a great keepsake.

Isabelle

July 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm Leave a comment

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About Isabelle

Wife. Mother. Obsessive Shopper.

At 32 years old I love my life. I have a great husband and two beautiful children that complete me perfectly.

This blog is my ramblings and the things for babies, toddlers and moms that I come across that make me say "that's cool".