If you are looking for stilletto recommendations, you are in the wrong place. I need to be able to run after my kids without falling on my face. Want to know your smartphone's metapix? Sorry. I only write about whether it can survive 5 minutes in the hands of my kids.
Last week at Blissdom, I got a chance to workout with, and interview, celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters. That post is coming soon, but the event was sponsored by California Raisins and they had super-delish raisin bars we grabbed post-workout.
California Raisins has more recipes (as well as a huge contest that you might want to check out), but this on-the-go raisin energy bar is so easy to make, and is super fabulous for a healthy snack on the go, that I had to share it. (It does contain nuts though.)
So this is what you need to yield 10 bars:
2 c. California raisins
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. slivered almonds
2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine ingredients in blender or food processor; pulse on and off until raisins and nuts are finely chopped, but not puréed. (Mixture should not be sticky.) Press firmly into a 10 x 4-inch rectangle on a parchment lined baking sheet and cut crosswise into 10 bars each 1-inch wide. Separate slightly to cook evenly and bake for 1 hour at 200 degrees; let cool and wrap individually. Nutrition details can be found on their website.
Unique, clever, cool and funky. Best words to describe these shoes.
What little boy wouldn’t love to roar around in these?
Can totally see a little girl horsing around with these shoes for sure!
With shoes like these, getting kids to put their shoes on may not be such a struggle.
These shoes are by a company called WeBoo and they have a “WeFit System”, which means the shoes have undergone research and development in association with pediatricians, children’s podiatrists, and long time shoe engineers. So while the shoes are funky, they also have the right fit – a system that combines the facilitation of natural foot development with the protection and sturdiness of traditional shoes. So you can be assured that these fun shoes are also good shoes.
Super snuggly blankets that “hug” your wee one or grandpa and grandma. What is not to love about that?
Hugs2Share offers bold, fantastic patterns that sport their trademark “hug”. With an inspiring story behind the company and limited prints, each product is loving and unique. New patterns are available every 8-12 weeks and a portion of each sale is donated to a charity.
They also have fun ‘online’ parties and fundraising opportunities too.
So whether is it a lovey, stadium blanket, pillow, or burp cloths, there are a variety of “hugs” for everyone. (Might be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.)
I love, love, love funky jewelry designs, but when it is a functional, safe, eco-friendly design for my teething toddler! Sign me up!
Oh Plah! teething bracelets are constructed of medical grade thermoplastic, which is non-toxic and free of BPA, phthalates, latex, lead and other heavy metals. It is recyclable, and it won’t stretch out, chip or lose its shape over time.
It’s squishy and fun! The cuff style shape of the bracelet allows a baby and/or a child to pull, squeeze, squash, and twist the piece. The smooth, flexible plastic is comfortable and soothing for babies to chew. Although they are bold and make a statement, they are very lightweight and satiny soft for Moms to wear.
With many colors at $20 a piece, you may want to pick up more than one of these Oh Plah! Teething CuffBracelets. Click the photo below to learn more about these little teething gems….
______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Photos from Oh Plah!