WOAH BABY! (Healthy Baby House Party)

You guys! You’re not going to believe it, but it’s happening again. The Healthy Baby Home Party is coming back around this August and I’m am so excited to bring this info to you.

What is the Heathy Baby Home Party, you ask? The best thing(and free!) to ever happen for moms and expecting moms! Check out the info below and apply here! You must be a member and fill out your profile complete to get the application to show up.

What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? Seventh Generation’s Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most.

The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee’s Naturals, and other brands.

Hosts and guests will also be invited to join us in asking our U.S. Senators to reform chemical policy. For more information on our perspective, visit:www.seventhgeneration.com/responsibility.

What is the Application Process?

  • All applicants must be members of Generation Good first.  Sign up at generationgood.net.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified in mid August on whether or not they have been selected to host a party via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then be asked to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission and confirming their shipping address before they are sent the Healthy Baby Home Party Kit.Each selected host will then receive a free party kit in the mail. We ask that all parties are held in August/September. For full Terms and Conditions: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/content/healthy-baby-home-party-terms-conditions

– Via. generationgood

Don’t hold the ice! Review of IceOsphere – Premium Ice Sphere Mold

I’m not the type of person who tells restaurants to “hold the ice”.
I love ice in my drinks because:
A. My drinks stay cold longer.
B. I like munching on ice.
C. It tricks me into thinking I’m drinking a full glass of soda when I’m really only about getting 1/3 of my usual serving.

soda

In case you’re are wondering C is the main reason I like ice in my drink. Soda has had a major impact on my health, but it can be quite addicting and hard to stop drinking. I’m slowing working my way down by overdoing with ice. Surprisingly it’s actually working.

I joined an Amazon reviewers Facebook group and one of the first products I was able to get to review was an ice sphere mold. The mold is silicone and able to make 6 X 4.5 CM ice spheres. It typically takes 4 -6 hours for it to freeze completely, but I left it overnight just to be safe.

ice

sphere

It might have been just me, but this mold took more than 3 times filling and dumping water to get used to. It was a bit tricky to get the excess water to drain without losing water for the spheres. Despite that I really liked it. They kept for a long time and didn’t cause my drinks to become a watery mess.

handice

iceonplastic

The ice came out nice and round and melted very slowly. I also liked that the Ice Spheres mold was silicone because it made it really easy to clean and store. I think it’d be great asset for parties. I planned to use it to make popsicles for my nephews 3rd birthday, but haven’t gotten to do it yet. I will update when I do.

Cookies Galore! My review of Eco Baker Silicone Baking mat.

Cookies!

I have a confession: I love all type of cookies. Macadamia nut, chocolate chip, double chocolate, lemon, gingerbread… You name it and I will make it. If could live off of cookies and not have it hurt my teeth I probably would.

I was lucky to come across an offer for this baking mat at a promotional discount in exchange for an unbiased review. It was like Christmas came early! I snapped it up and I don’t have any regrets. My typical cookie baking method was to line the pan with, but despite my extra care they always end up sticking. Let me tell you something: it is NOT fun picking tin foil off of cookies. This baking mat came at the perfect time for me. It’s a pretty simple design. It’s a see through rectangle and the edges are green. They are about an inch wide and go around the entire mat.

baking mat

The cookies all come off smoothly and don’t stick one bit. It’s very effective and super easy to roll up and store. This mat is a keeper and well worth it’s full price. Just a small tip – don’t touch after taking it out the oven. It can be pretty hot to handle. It cools off very quickly though.

finally done

A week after update: Sadly I can no longer use it because my brother thought it would be wise to put it in the oven, fall asleep and leave it in the oven overnight. 😦 It’s all brown and not smooth anymore.