Swag Bag Sneak Peek! Morning Chicness Bags

Melissa, January 11, 2011

If you have ever tried throwing up into an empty pop bottle you will understand the need for these bags! I remember that first trimester and being stuck in traffic with nowhere to pull over and having the undeniable urge to vomit (I know, I should have done a disclaimer for this post:) and the only thing I could find was an empty pop bottle. There was seriously nothing else I could do unless I wanted to catch it all in my lap! Morning Chicness Bags is adding some bags for our January Contest. We are happy to know that at least one mama can save her lap from disaster! Tara, the smart mama behind this company, knew there was a need for this product when she was suffering from Hypermesis Gravidarum during her pregnancy and the closest thing she could find to a portable bag that she could stuff in her purse and pull out in an emergency was airline bags. She tells about how difficult they are to obtain and the airline logos not being the most fashionable accessory. So for all you preggo mamas out there, now is your chance to enter the contest! And after signing up for our newsletter you can get extra entries by communicating with Morning Chicness Bags on twitter! Make sure you comment below with your link:)

Swag Bag Sneak Peek! Belly Button Boutique

Melissa, January 10, 2011

There is a retail store joining us in the Boom Boom Room this week! Bellybuttonboutique.com has agreed to give us a product that they will have at the Boom Boom Room for our January Swag Bag Contest, WOOHOO! Thanks Karla! This gorgeous mama has put together a boutique that is dedicated to making your pregnancy a comfortable one! Yep, could have used this a while ago! Like many mamas who suffer during pregnancy (with anything!) Karla spent hours and $$ trying to get through both her pregnancies. I think having 2 babies makes her an expert in itself but you can tell that she has also continued on with her research. Save the time and money and just ask Karla!! If you would like to win an item from Bellybuttonboutique.com make sure you enter our January Contest! Want more entries?? Say hi to Karla on twitter and then let me know in the comments section!

Swag Bag Sneak Peek! Puppy & Bean

Melissa, January 9, 2011

Along with having an incredibly cute business name, Puppy & Bean, this awesome team has some adorable shirts (and accessories!) that are very suited for my weaners! They have such a great selection that you are sure to find something suitable for your little one!! Love what they say on their site, “Our mission is simple: to design products that bring levity to the demanding, but rewarding, job of parenting. Each of our t-shirts is inspired by our own experiences raising kids, particularly toddlers. Anyone who spends time with young children will relate to our simple, upbeat and honest messages. These are the t-shirts your kids will wear on the weekends because they make you smile.” So here it is! If you need a refresher contest on the whole January Swag Bag Contest read the Post! For bonus entries you can chat with Puppy & Bean on twitter or facebook! Make sure you have signed up for the newsletter AND comment below with your Puppy & Bean hellos!

Swag Bag Sneak Peek! Today I Ate A Rainbow Kit!

Melissa, January 8, 2011

Yes, DOUBLE TROUBLE! This will be our first rendevous since our last stint in Vegas! Today I Ate A Rainbow will be in the Boom Boom Room and YES I have volunteered her to give away a prize:) Any opportunity to get weaners to eat more fruits and veggies and I am 100% on board!! Today I Ate A Rainbow was designed by one of my fabulous mama friends! The kit comes with a nutritional chart and magnets so they can track their fruit and veggie intake daily! The book is a great educational tool for teaching kids why they need to eat their fruits and veggies and the bookmark will hold your spot (because yes, you will be reading it every night!). The kit also comes with a shopping cart so that you actually remember to BUY a rainbow for your weaners to eat-she has thought of everything! For all the info on your chance to win a Rainbow Kit as well as a ton of other awesome products check out our January Contest Post! If you have already signed up for the newsletter and are looking for extra entries drop a line to Kia on twitter or facebook and leave a little note in the comments section so you get the extra entry!

Swag Bag Sneak Peak! Little TrendStar

Melissa, January 7, 2011

Along with absolutely adorable models Little TrendStar has the cutest t-shirts for weaners! These awesome shirts are made in the USA with non-toxic eco friendly ink!! I am so excited to meet this company and feel this soft baby ribbed cotton!! The two lovely ladies behind this beautiful brand are providing us with an awesome shirt for our Swag Bag contest!! “Little TrendStar is all about the young budding trendsetter and our goal is to make style stars out of all of them!” Just my kind of mamas:) Alright, go over the rules on the Contest Post to find out how you could win a Little TrendStar shirt with a bunch of other awesome products!! And once again, earn some bonus entries! Say hi to Little TrendStar on twitter or facebook and comment below with the link! Don’t forget, if you aren’t signed up for the newsletter I can’t give you any entries!!

Swag Bag Sneak Peak! SnoozeShade

Melissa, January 6, 2011

Our first sneak peak for the big Swag Bag Giveaway is such a cool product invented by an absolutely beautiful mama! This company is coming to LA all the way from London (I know, I can not complain about my plane ride to her;) The SnoozeShade is designed for babies to have a nice dark place to have a little snooze while their mamas are out and about!! Ingenious!! I remember the days of fighting with my blanket everyday to try and cover up the weaners so they could have a nap while I was out saving the world (aka-buying shoes). I would take hair clips and try to clip the blankets in place-no, that doesn’t work well and I do NOT reccomend that one! I would really like one of these to cover my youngest weaner’s toddler bed, I will let her know. Here are SOME of their features: It’s simple and easy to check on your sleeping baby using the ‘sneak-a-peek’ zip at the front. Made from a double layer of soft dark breathable fabric, SnoozeShade provides a shady and well-ventilated sleep environment. Elasticated top and sides with easy-to-attach Velcro straps ensure SnoozeShade fits easily to most popular prams and pushchairs Check quietly and easily on baby with SnoozeShade’s ‘sneak-a-peek’ front access. Compact enough to keep with you at all times; it folds into a small drawstring bag to pop ito n your change bag, handbag hang off buggy handles or store in your pushchair’s basket. Fits easily under most standard rain covers. Protects babies from the sun with the highest sun protection – UPF50+ Tested to all current British and European safety standards High visibility seams and straps – useful if you’re out on darker days and at night Want to win one with a bunch of other awesome products? Head over to the Contest Post to find out how! Want a bonus entry? Say hi to the mama behind SnoozeShade on twitter or facebook and comment below and I will add your name in AGAIN (yes Tara & Tannis, I am on to you both:)

Recipe of the Week-Sweet Chicken

Melissa, January 5, 2011

Although simple, this was one of my youngest weaner’s favorite meals when she was about 10 months old! Once you have introduced sweet potatoes it is okay to mix it with chicken after 8 months.  Feeding chicken alone is too bland for some weaners (not all) and if they have a familiar taste to go with it they are more willing to eat those first meats! Sweet Chicken 2 boneless skinless chicken breast 4 sweet potatoes Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke each sweet potato seven times and wrap in tinfoil. Cook sweet potatoes for 40 minutes. Place chicken on baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook sweet potatoes and chicken for another 20 minutes. Dice into small pieces or puree in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. Pour/spoon into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 months.

Happy Holidays

Melissa, December 30, 2010

We have been super busy building snowmen and eating cookies! I can’t wait to share some news, recipes and cool products next week! I will be in touch soon! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday too!!

Flavor of the Week-Mally Bibs!

Melissa, December 20, 2010

I am hoping that my sister in law doesn’t have time to read our Flavor of the Week this week:) I am writing about a present  that I have gifted often, used myself and am sending to the youngest weaner in our family for Christmas, the awesome MALLY BIB! I never could understand why mamas even bothered to put a cloth bib on a baby, its not like it is any easier to wash a bib than it is to wash an under shirt. I have changed my stubborn ways. I love Mally Bibs. They use a magnet to stay on, instead of the dreaded ‘hair caught in the tie’ strings.  Their designs will rock any babies world and they are reversible! These bibs don’t have to go into the dishwasher to get clean, you can just wipe them down with a cloth or even throw it in the dish water!! In all my Christmas craziness I am happy to see gifts that are useful and practical.  Every weaner needs a beautiful bib! The best thing about these bibs is that you don’t need extras for the days you don’t do the laundry.  You can just wash this quickly after each meal and wear it for the next. Genius? Yes, I think so! To personalize your gift Mally will customize them for you too! I am never on the ball for things like this but will do it for the next baby!! Have a product that you think would be a great Flavor of the Week, contact me, melissa@weangreen.com!

Flavor of the Week-This Little Piggy’s House!!

Melissa, December 13, 2010

Still looking for the PERFECT Christmas gift?? I am in LOVE with This Little Piggy’s House Cardboard Playhouses! These houses are the perfect size for your busy toddler.  You can get them in colorable white, brown kraft or even have them hand painted by a Californian artist! My little artists will be coloring the white house on Christmas day! Or if you are really creative see if you can make a gingerbread house like the one pictured above!! “Playhouse walls are constructed with 275 pound corrugated cardboard to withstand huffs and puffs from big bad wolves” and are made with recycled materials in California!! These beautiful playhouses were designed by an Architect dad who saw a need for eco friendly toys and filled it! Calgary friends, you can see one of these beauties set up on display at Monkey Shines Books in Marda Loop! To order in Canada contact Grassy Knees, hello@grassyknees.ca to find out what retailer is closest to you! Ordering from the US? Go straight to the source! you can order from This Little Piggy’s House website! Have a product that you think would be a great Flavor of the Week, contact me, melissa@weangreen.com!

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