Monday, January 24, 2011

Most Creative Loop Repurpose Contest!

It's time for a contest!

Tell us, with a photo, what you are doing with your LolliDoo™ packaging loops.

Loop used in packaging

What is a LolliDoo™ Loop?
LolliDoo™ Loops are handy-dandy recycled fleece loops made from our manufacturing waste. They double as packaging for our LolliDoo™ eco-pockets™ and can be used as laundry loops to hang-dry your LolliDoo™ Diapers. We have discovered that in addition to our intended use - folks are using their loops in a myriad of other ways.


1. Send an email ( or post on our FaceBook wall a photo of your creative use of LolliDoo™ Loops.

2. You can enter as many times as you like.

3. A winner will be chosen on February 18th 2011 based on creativity.

The winner will receive a 3-pack of their choice of Overnight or Classic LolliDoo™ eco-pockets™ with Innies™.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why Yes - I Do Make My Own Mayo

I'm a busy mom, entrepreneur, taxi driver, cleaning ladies know what I mean. Some of my friends think I am nutty for taking the time to make things like mayonnaise, spaghetti sauce and tortillas.

I have a very good reason for taking an extra 10 minutes or so to make my own food. Check out this popular brand of mayonnaise label.

My kids do not need copious amounts of sugar; especially when it's completely unnecessary. Spaghetti sauce, ketchup, even mustard are sugar/high fructose corn syrup offenders.

It's so simple to make mayo that I'd rather just whip it up then feed my kids. I should add that we don't use mayo very often so this isn't a daily or even weekly task.

Below is my recipe *warning* it does contain a raw egg.

1 Organic egg yolk
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/4 tsp. mustard (I mix mustard seeds, vinegar, garlic and salt in the blender)
salt to taste
about 1 C Olive oil

I put everything but the oil in a bowl and beat on the highest speed. I slowly add in the oil until it has the consistency that I'm after.

That's it.

It's so easy and the kids have fun helping me beat the ingredients.

I have to add that it tastes so much better, in my opinion. I made tuna salad a few weeks back. Now normally tuna salad doesn't go over so well with the kids, however after making it with my mayo - every single one of them cleared their plates.

Food for thought. Snicker, snicker.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Womanhood In My Late 30's

As I hit my late 30's there have been changes to my body and my mind that I wish I was forewarned about. So in the spirit of full disclosure - I'm making a list for all you young-ens who are approaching my age.

1. Women grow chin hair.
Sad but true - the older you get the more it will appear. My girlfriend calls it her "Fu Man Chu". My mom calls them "Witch Hairs". Whatever you call it, you will find out soon enough that you are growing a few of these thick suckers right on your face. My recommendation - go get a chin wax.

2. Your breasts will begin a race for your knees.
It doesn't matter if you breastfed or not - at some point in most women's lives - boobs are going to sag. They will probably sag at different rates so that the race for your knees is fair. Right now my right one is winning. This really boils down to genetics so if your mom still has perky boobs - you've got a fighting chance.

3. Drinking wine = quick weight gain.
I'm serious. I drank a bottle of wine (over six hours) on New Years Eve and guess what... I woke up 2.5lbs heavier then I was when I went to sleep. Our bodies just don't metabolize the same way they used to. This doesn't just apply to wine either - any high sugar food will stay with you.

4. Women in their 30's become friskier.
According to a study of 827 women in Houston; women in their 30's are in their sexual prime. They attribute this to the slow decline of fertility.

5. You will trade in your dancing shoes for a good night of sleep
It's true. You will reach a point in your life when sleep sounds much better then clubbing. It's not that dancing isn't fun - it IS fun. However, when given the option of dealing with a bunch of drunk people or getting your beauty rest - many times the rest will prevail.

I sure hope that this helps all my fellow sisters who are approaching their late 30's acclimate. Here's to a joyful, more mature but never dull YOU!