Every year I have to post my obligatory photo of my kiddos on opening day of U of M football. I live for it, folks. And while I’ve also added the Denver Broncos to my sports team obsession list, I’ll forever and always be true to my boys in blue (and maize.) So this year, I have two to deck out. I have a super cute hat for Will, however, he has decided he hates hats. So. There’s that.
William has been a duck-facing fool lately, and it seriously cracks me up. He does this face all the time. So really, this post has no substance- other to just say:
Welcome fall– and GO BLUE!
Friends, I love new hip things. I especially love when those things involve learning more about my skin, and what I should be doing to ensure that my face doesn’t look like a leather handbag when I’m 50. And Colorado is kind of a rough place to live for your skin, because of the zero percent humidity at all times, and the thin mountain air.
I was thrilled to learn about a new, chic spa in town (well, not my town, but trust me, it’s worth the drive to Westminster.) Skin Cleaners offers an array of services, from waxing, to lash extensions, to a ton of new, fun facials utilizing the best products to make your skin come alive in simply an hour. I was thrilled to attend a blogger meetup at the Spa to learn more about the service and watch a demo, and then return for my own facial a couple weeks later.
Skin Cleaners is owned and operated by Karen Martiz. She is seriously the nicest person ever, and really strives to make you feel comfortable the entire time (which is good, because she uses a magnifying glass to inspect your skin and get’s all up in your biznass.)
Oxygen facials are quickly becoming the rage, especially in Denver where, let’s face it, we could use a bit more oxygen in our daily life. Karen preps the skin by cleansing, and inspecting your skin, and then she uses the oxygen to revitalize your dull skin along with a magical mixture of (organic) serums and moisturizers. I walked out with supple, soft and dewy skin. Seriously, even Eli said my face looked nice when I got home.
Karen offers many different incentives, such as a percentage off for teachers, and an easy monthly membership option. The Oxygen Facial from Colorado Skin Cleaners Beauty Spa is the perfect gift for any holiday (hint, hint, Eli) or special occasion such as a wedding, or prom.
Oh, and if you book a service, will you please tell Karen that I sent you? That’s another incentive, ya know.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Karen at Colorado Skin Cleaners Beauty Spa or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
This is a sponsored post. I was able to try out the oxygen facial in return for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
We having an awesome giveaway right now over on Daily Mom right now that I wanted to share for two variety packs (12 boxes total!) of these delicious and wholesome fruit snacks from Sweetie Pie Organics and think you should go and enter- yes right now! These snacks are perfect for toddlers, school aged kids, picky eaters and everything in between and I know that your kids will love them. They are absolutely perfect for school lunches or snacks.
Want to enter to win some for your brood? Scoot on over to Daily Mom and enter to win this prize pack that’s valued at $70! Your kids will thank you.
This giveaway ends on August 26th at midnight eastern time so don’t delay!
Lately, the kiddos have been all about playing in the yard. Even William loves being outdoors and sitting in the grass and watching the happs of a whole new place and location. I love putting them in clothing that is comfortable for them to wear, looks adorable, and is fun!
Uhm, excuse me big boy, did you eat my tiny baby? Anyway, back to the clothing, since this is titled “Trendy Tot Tuesday”
William is sporting some handmade harem fox shorts from our favorite WAHM shop, Sew Itty Bitty Designs. Awesome quality, and the longer “harem” design of the shorts is a fun change that got tons of compliments from random passer-byers. Oh, and foxes. We all know how much I love to put him in fox stuff. For these fun shorts, I prefer a more solid shirt, and I think babies in tank tops are the cutest ever- so he wore a tank top white onesie. Basic, but still a super fun outfit, because of the shorts!
For Vivien, I paired her Turquoise Floral Shorts from Sew Itty Bitty Designs with a Flower Top from Ruum (currently on sale for $3.49!!) and a pair of Turquoise Glitter Toms that I got on Zulily earlier this spring for $18.
These outfits were perfect for the errands that we did earlier that day (Vivien went to the dentist for the first time!) as well as playing in the front yard later that day and watching for Fire Trucks (we live next to the station) and waving at airplanes (we live close-ish to the Denver airport.)
Today I am linking up with my homegirls, Megan and Kelly. It’s been a hot minute since I did a link up, so here goes nothing! xoxo
Disclaimer: I received the shorts featured in this outfit because I am a brand ambassador for the company. I am not required to post anything on my blog- just love the company and wanted to share these super cute outfits and photos with you. All opinions are 100% my own. All photos are copyright Memoirs Photography and are not to be used or copied without written permission.
Holy moly am I ever behind on news. Like, months behind. Back when William was about 5 1/2 months old, we decided to start him on some “solid” foods. The reasoning behind it was that it may help with his reflux and spitting up, which is kind of an old school idea, suggested by an elderly pediatrician we don’t normally see- but, oh well. We did it.
…and. He’s not a fan.
Let me clarify, he is a lover of fruits, and oatmeal. Anything else and he dramatically makes gagging sounds and faces. He also legit projectile vomited quinoa cereal all over me yesterday, in fact. Eli says he doesn’t blame him for that though.
I knew I wanted to make my own baby food again, simply because I don’t think it’s a hard thing to do, and it saves you so much money. I could buy one jar of bananas for a dollar…..or make my own for like, 15 cents? Uh. No brainer.
I was really stoked to be able to try out this Mumi&Bubi Solid Starter Kit, which are specially designed for freezing large batches of baby food. For example, I used two large-ish sweet potatoes, and filled up two entire trays, which is more than 42 servings (of 1 oz)!
My total (organic) sweet potato investment was $2.39, making each serving cost less than 5 cents.
Each tray has a lid to ensure the food is kept hygienic and protected from freezer burn. The lids have grooves for easy stacking in your freezer. Parents often use one tray for fruit and the other for vegetables. They are made in New Zealand from non-toxic, virgin PP5 polyproylene and are top-shelf dishwasher-safe. For your peace of mind, the freezer tray material is certified free of phthalates, BPA and PVC.
And the best part is that the Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit is super easy to use. You simply press one side of the cube, and the rounded bottom design makes them pop out very easily. No twisting or cracking ice cube trays, anymore! I have had these in my freezer now for over a month, and there isn’t a single sign of freezer damage, either. This is the perfect baby shower gift for any mom-to-be who plans to make their own baby food.
I do have one tip, though: make sure your baby actually likes the food before making and freezing a ton of it. However, he did actually enjoy the sweet potato tonight, as long as I mix it in with oatmeal. He has a picky palate, what can I say?
Buy It: Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit
Disclaimer: I received a Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit free of cost in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own, and I don’t recommend anything on my blog that isn’t totally awesome. No money was exchanged or rendered, and no affiliate tags are used on this post. All photos are copyright Memoirs Photography and are not to be used without written permission.