Like a Giddy Child on Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve in August in my home. Tomorrow The Civil Wars last album is released! I will seriously be going into mourning since this is their last album. Words can’t describe how excited I am to get my hands on their new music. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever!! I have been able to stream it for free  and I LOVE it! I ordered the real album through Barnes and Noble. You know the kind you can actually touch with your hands. I love being able to download music but I miss looking through the album artwork. I know I’m a nerd but that was one of my favorite things about purchasing new music growing up.

Coming soon: The Civil Wars available tomorrow!

Behind the scenes a look at their new album:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/07/15/201089924/watch-the-civil-wars-live-up-to-their-name-in-a-behind-the-scenes-video?sc=tw&cc=share

FINALLY! You Can Now Shop Online at H&M

After years and years of waiting, it’s finally possible to shop online at H&M. Now you can buy your favorite styles from the comfort of your couch/bed/desk-whatever! I checked out the site this morning here’s what I like. They have some cute maternity clothes-maybe if there is a next time around.

fringe dress

Jersey dress

mama fine knit top

Mama Dress

Jacquard-weave Skirt

~Our Sweet Life~

The Snot We Do As Mothers

Sweet Baby is teething once again! I really wish it would be over-as I assume so does Sweet Baby. What comes with teething: snotty nose, cough, grumpy & loose of appetite. When I try to wipe Sweet Baby’s nose he acts like I hurting him. He turns into what we fondly refer to as: angry purple baby. He’s purple cuz he holds his breath when he cries. Those snot bulbs are such a pain and I feel like I’m always doing it wrong. I googled for something else. I came across the snot sucker. I felt nf-main-prod-370x370my stomach turn. No! I already let him destroy my body by being pregnant and nursing, I was not going to suck snot out of his nose! Then I read the reviews. Other mothers swearing by it. I knew I wanted him to sleep. I wanted him to eat. I sighed, ugh the snot we do as mothers. So I went to Buy Buy Baby and purchased The Snot Sucker by NoseFrida. And dare I say it works great (I’ve seriously thought about using it on myself when I’m congested). It’s much better then the bulb. I can actually see how much snot I’m getting out. I can clean it. After I got over the idea of it, I don’t mind using it now. And it really seems to get it all out. At first Sweet Baby didn’t mind now it’s a struggle. But I guess that’s a given. Anything we tend to do that’s good for them-they detest! So I highly suggest this product. It is such a big help!

 

My New Addiction

I was hanging out with my friend and I noticed her nails. She said they were Sally Hansen real nail polish strips. I thought I’d give them a shot, and I love them! Of course the first one I bought you need a special light for them to stick. That was a waste of $13! But it was kinda good because with the second set I bought I felt like I knew how to put them on correctly. I’m addicted to them and they last at least a week. After I put them on, I put on a clear coat of polish to help them last longer. The last ones I wore lasted closer to two weeks. My friend said the only ones she had issues with the French tips. Give them a shot!

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New Blog Series: Products I love

As a mom I’m always seeking advice from other moms. What brand do you use for this & that? So I thought I’d share my favorite products. What I love about them and the ones that failed. The one I will share today is the brand of goats milk we use. Sweet Baby isn’t allergic to dairy but milk can constipate him. I was giving him regular yogurt but he’d get so constipated. So I was nervous about when he turned 1 introducing him to cows milk once we stopped nursing. A good friend suggested goats milk. She continued to tell me that it is the next best thing to breast milk and is very similar in its make up. And it’s gentler on tummy’s. Goats milk is higher in calcium than cows milk; also has more potassium, phosphorus, vitamins A and D. My next question was, where on earth do I purchase goats milk? She told me to go to Sprouts and purchase Meyenberg‘s Goat Milk. It is pasteurized and that process can cause it to lose some of its nutrients, so we have to make sure to give him a vitamin supplement just to make sure he is getting all he needs. Sweet Baby loves his goat’s milk! The hubby tried it and thought it was good too. The only thing is it can be pricey, especially at the rate at which Sweet Baby drinks. We purchase a quart of whole goats milk close to eight dollars. They also have a pint of light goats milk. Lately we’ve been adding water to each bottle to help the goat’s milk last longer. But we are reminded of the benefits it has for Sweet Baby. Where to Buy Meyenberg’s Goat Milk.

Brand

Now that I had found him a great and healthy alternative to cows milk I still had the delimma for the yogurt. Sweet Baby loves yogurt & its a great quick snack. I was back at Sprouts looking for goat yogurt and I found it! (its amazing when your actually looking for it – you’ll find it.) Sweet Baby eats Redwood Hill Farm. It was again another success. They have plain flavor and vanilla. I purchase the vanilla and I have I have blueberries in the house, I’ll chop them up and put them in the yogurt. I also put banana in it as well. This product is also pricey. We purchase 32 oz container and I’m pretty sure that’s close to eight dollars as well. But the nutritional benefits and knowing its gentle on Sweet Baby’s belly is worth the money. Where to buy Redwood Hill Farm’s goats milk yogurt. 

P.S. As I was putting this post together I noticed this on the top of the yogurt. It made me smile and just loved purchasing this even more. I might have even smiled and said: You go mama goats, nurse your babies! (yes I am officially be crazy or maybe just very weird.)

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