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Boys skate brands on sale

Posted on | April 1, 2014 | No Comments

Spring is definitely about change and fresh starts for me. We are hoping to move very soon, looking to buy our first mini-van (!), I’m drumming up a new blog project, and of course working to revamp my wardrobe. Zulily is one of the sites I check often for deals on plus-size clothing, working to update my look as I’m also working to transform this post-baby body. Zulily is, of course, also an great place to find deals on kids clothes. Right now, you’ll find skate brands Etnies and RVCA on sale. I would love to stock Sebastian’s entire spring wardrobe with these adorable pieces. (I even found a couple pairs of DC shoes hiding in the Etnies section.)

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RVCA button-upRVCA tankEtnies sneakerDC neon sneaker

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5 Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen

Posted on | March 31, 2014 | No Comments

Tired of slaving over a hot stove that never changes? Consider these five remodeling ideas that will breathe new life into your kitchen without bankrupting you in the process. You need to save some money for all those fancy cheeses, after all!

1: Let There Be Light

Add a few hanging pendant lights over your kitchen island to give the room a stylish, sophisticated look. You might also consider accent lighting around the cupboards or a skylight in the ceiling for bright natural sunshine.

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What to do if your child suffers a burn

Posted on | March 28, 2014 | No Comments

Kids can burn themselves from the most simple of things. By washing their hands under a tap that is too hot to accidentally spilling a cup of tea, burns can occur at anytime in your home. It is a fact that burns are the most common accidents that can occur during childhood. The thing that makes babies, toddlers and young children more likely to have accidents is that they are extremely curious little things with sensitive skin, so they need that little bit of extra protection and care.

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The Eco Chef- How to Eat Well and Protect the Environment

Posted on | March 28, 2014 | No Comments

These days there are plenty of resources and ideas that can help us to ‘go eco’ at home. The ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ mantra works really well when it comes to waste, but how can we go eco with our cooking? It may seem like more of a challenge, but there are in fact a number of ways to save energy when preparing meals in the kitchen. From shopping local to trying out a slow cooker, these handy hints will help you on your way towards green gastronomy. 

Buy Local Produce

The carbon footprint of cooking starts with food miles. How much energy has been used to transport your food? By shopping local we can greatly reduce our food’s carbon footprint, and help to support the local economy while we’re at it. Farmer’s markets, local grocers, and community agriculture projects are three options when it comes to sourcing local food. It’s tricky to buy everything locally, but fruit, veg, cheese and meat are always excellent starting points. Eating what’s in season can also be a fun challenge that inspires us to try new recipes and ingredients. Buying food grown using organic methods is also the right path.

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Teaching children to be brave at the dentist

Posted on | March 27, 2014 | No Comments

Why do so many kids fear the dentist? Is it those big metal instruments they bring towards their face, saying: “Open wide”? Or is it the slightly cold atmosphere, and laying with their mouth open for what seems like an eternity while getting their teeth cleaned? As adults, we know that the dentist is no one to be feared; in fact they are an essential person to help maintain the health of our teeth. And it’s especially necessary to bring little ones for cleanings while their teeth are growing. But the fact remains that many children have a lot of anxiety around visiting the dentist. So here are some tips for helping your child be brave at the dentist:

Start young

The earlier your child becomes familiar with trips to the dentist, the less likely they will be to have great fear when they get older. If kids start going to the dentist when they’re very young, they will experience this as a normal activity a few times per year. But if you wait until your kids are older, the experience might be more jarring.

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