I’m not sure what is in the air, other than pollen, but it makes me want to rejuvenate my closet with cute clothes! Those cute clothes need to work with me though and I don’t mean just making my body look nice. I need clothes that can keep up with chasing the kids, spring sports, and even a quick getaway. Lucky for me (and you) all that is just a click away at prAna.com.
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Sustainable style with prAna means I can find that perfect balance between comfortable, stylish, fun, and functional! Their durable clothes hold up to even the busiest moms and dads out there. I already have quite a few prAna products (like this top) and I adore them.
As a part of Moms Meet I was given my choice of tops and jean color. I chose the Liana Sweater and Kara Jean. The sweater drew me in with it’s design- the hem line and open knit look. The Kara Jean has been raved about by a lot of friends of mine so the only hard part was picking the color!
Pair with one of prAna’s tanks for the perfect errand running, yoga, hiking, travel, or just because outfit. This sweater is lightweight and beautiful. It is made out of a blend of hemp and organic cotton making it incredibly soft. I just love the asymmetrical hem and angled stitching details.
The Kara Jean is a low rise, fitted, tapered leg demin made from organic cotton, polyester, and spandex. It is available in a wide variety of colors from solids to printed. This jean is one of prAna customers’ favorites and I can definitely see why. I love the way this pant fits and the way it looks on.
prAna started in 1992, making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. They soon realized that their clothing could go beyond that and decided to branch out with new products for every adventure, activity, and everyday life. The company also works together with like-minded businesses, promoting conservation and creating positive change int he world. Sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp and recycled poly along with Fair Trade, and Renewable Energy initiatives are just a few of the things that prAna supports.
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One lucky Teachable Mommy reader, will win my outfit- one Kara Jean and one Liana Sweater from prAna!!
If your home has someone with sensitive skin, allergies, or you are just looking for better, safer household products then you have come to the right place. Plus with Earth Day tomorrow it is the perfect time to make a green switch. Green your cleaning with Grab Green!
I had the pleasure of meeting the Grab Green team last year at an eco-wellness conference. They were kind enough to send me a box of their eco-friendly, non-toxic laundry and home care products. In our house we have a lot to clean, so it wasn’t long before I put everything they sent me to the test- I’m looking at you laundry.
When it comes to cleaning I need to be mindful about what I am using. I have sensitive skin, we have allergies in our home, and all those synthetic fragrances give me an instant headache. Grab Green is made both fragrance free and with balanced fragrances that are handcrafted from essential oils. I can do their smells because it’s not a chemical mess! Their products are made without dyes, glycols, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, formaldehyde, caustics, or optical brighteners. Making them ideal for those of us with sensitive skin and allergies.
Okay that is all super awesome and wonderful, but does this stuff really work? I hear you, I understand. I too have tried green cleaners before only to find that they just couldn’t quite get the job done. My laundry detergent needs to work, those stains are legit. And dishwasher detergent has to deal with my coffee and tea stained mugs.
The struggle is real. That’s why I can tell you that Grab Green rocks.
My laundry comes out nice and fresh. The 3-in-1 pods get rid of the stains, smells, and brightens the colors and whites all at the same time.
These smell great and won’t give anyone itchy skin or a headache!
Let me take you to the kitchen. This is what a typical mug of mine looks like after multiple cups of coffee or tea.
Honestly, cleaning these to me was the real test for Grab Green’s prowess. There are even conventional, chemical soup brands that can’t get these clean and I want them to sparkle, I love my mugs! The dishwasher pods were put to the test for sure. I also will admit I don’t really scrub my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. My dishwasher detergent should be able to do that job for me, so I don’t have to wash them before it washes them, right?
No stains or nasty film on any of the dishes!
Just the Facts:
- Grab Green’s innovative, delightfully simple products are healthier, non-toxic, and safer than leading brands, while being effective and scientifically proven to perform.
- Grab Green 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent Pods are pre-measured concentrated powder pods that cut through dirt, leaving your laundry clean and fresh. This naturally derived detergent is gentler on your skin and the environment.
- Grab Green Bleach Alternative Pods are laundry boosters and pre-treaters that help make colors brighter and whites whiter while removing stains and neutralizing odors. (Pro Tip: They may also be used to clean grout and remove carpet stains!)
- Automatic Dishwashing Detergent Pods cut through grime, remove grease, and leave dishes sparkling clean.
- Grab Green Garbage Disposal Freshener & Cleaner works triple duty to remove odors, prevent clogging, and loosen grime.
- No animal testing
Ready to Grab Green? Well here are some ways to save some green while you are at it:
Shop at Target to save 10% on Grab Green! Offer expires 4/23/16 (no coupon code required) and save another 50% by emailing a copy of your Target receipt to support@GrabGreenHome.com. They will send you a 50% coupon to be used on www.GrabGreenHome.com!
Reading this after the 23rd? Save 10% on your entire Grab Green order at www.GrabGreenHome.com and use promo code GrabGreenSave10. Offer expires June 1, 2016.
Which Grab Green product would you like to try first?
I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.
Hi, my name is Awkward Ashley and I had laser hair removal at NOVA Plastic Surgery.
I don’t think I have felt that self conscious in a long time. When you have to throw your armpits out there with no deodorant in front of a stranger you might feel a bit awkward too. But knowing the staff there, I knew I was in good hands.
Those good hands belong to Michele Gittings. Michele is a board certified Physician Assistant who will make you feel less weird about whatever area you choose to have laser hair removal performed on.
I went with my arm pits, because I hate shaving them and my awkwardness level could not go beyond my arm pits. Kudos to you bikini girls. Michele met with me prior to the procedure to walk me through how it works and to also test an area of skin. This would be a good indicator for me how the treatment would feel both during and after. This also helps her adjust the machine properly.
Sorry there is no before picture, but you know what a stubbly (yuck) armpit looks like! Instead here is a pic of the eyewear you get to sport when you have this done.
The procedure itself wasn’t all that painful. It was uncomfortable, I mean it is a laser, but the machine that NOVA Plastic Surgery uses zaps you and cools you at the same time. It feels similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin, or when they rip the tape from your eyebrows during waxing. But with the cooling aspect of the process, it eases the discomfort, like when they apply immediate pressure to your eyebrow area after waxing. It makes the stinging sensation go away. Michele also adjusted the machine as necessary if I felt it was a little too much discomfort.
Afterwards, my skin felt normal, not irritated or sore at all. The dead hairs simply flake off and avoiding deodorant for a few days is a good idea. It could burn otherwise. As with any skin treatment, avoid direct contact with sunlight- not that you would be tanning your pits but I guess stranger things do happen. It does take more than one sessions to get rid of all the hair, but even after one I can tell the difference in my hair growth and arm pit smoothness.
Michele was sweet enough to answer all of my questions and those of my readers. Here are a few:
1. Why would someone choose to have laser hair removal?
“Most people choose laser hair removal to save time and money. Once your treatments are done, you no longer have to spend the time to shave or wax. The initial financial investment for a laser hair removal treatment package will save most clients in the long run. It adds up to much more than the cost of the laser package over time to purchase razors, shaving cream or waxing services.”
2. What are the benefits (if any) of this method of hair removal other than not having to shave?
“Laser hair removal is beneficial because it eliminates the unattractive bumps and rashes you can get from shaving delicate areas like the underarms, face and bikini line.”
3. Is it safe for all skin types/shades?
“It is safe for most skin types. Darker skinned clients do have an increased risk of burns from the procedure if not done by an experienced provider. As always, it is recommended that each client meets with their provider and complete a skin typing and safety questionarre to identify any contraindications to the procedure. Whether dark or light skin, it is never safe to have laser hair removal after recent sun exposure.”
4. What is the efficiency rate?
“There is a very small percentage of clients that will show no response to the treatments. Most clients will have sucess as long as they follow the treatment protocol and attend all of their interval treatments. Usually 5-9 sessions are necessary to acheive full permanent hair reduction. Maintenance of 1-2 sessions per year to treat a few stray hairs may also be necessary but varies with each individual.”
Have you ever tried laser hair removal? Would you?
This post is sponsored by NOVA Plastic Surgery. All opinions and awkwardness are my own.
After perfecting the recipe and conducting some taste tests, I figured it was time to share the best Honey BBQ Chicken Wings!
- 20-30 Chicken Wings
- 1/2 Cup Flour (I used Gluten Free)
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp of Onion Powder
- Avocado or Olive Oil Cooking Spray
- 1 Cup of BBQ Sauce
- 1/2 Cup of Honey
- 1 Tsp of Garlic Powder
- Preheat the oven to 425 Degrees.
- In a medium to large bowl, mix together flour, salt, garlic powder, & onion powder.
- Wash and dry the chicken wings. Then dip into flour mixture until coated.
- Line your baking dishes with aluminum foil and spray with oil.
- Arrange the chicken wings in the dish and place in oven.
- Cook for 20 minutes then turn the wings.
- Cook an additional 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
- Remove from oven and baste the chicken wings with the sauce mixture. Turning to be sure to coat both sides. Place extra sauce to the side for additional dipping sauce if desired.
- Place the chicken wings back in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes.