Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Heating pads, electric blankets and many appliances generate electromagnetic fields (EMFs), invisible lines of force that surround electrical equipment. Researchers have been investigating whether these EMFs can cause cancer. Some research has suggested that exposure may damage DNA in brain cells. Until more research is done, it is wise to limit your exposure when you can. Natural heating pads that you warm in the microwave is a better option than electric ones. The Happy Company sells great heating pads, eye pillows, neck pillows, and cozy slippers that don't have to be "plugged in."
Here are two great gift ideas from The Happy Company for this holiday season. I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner!
Soft double elastic straps
Jersey Knit backing
Plush Chenille front fabric
Machine washable cover
Chills easily and quickly in the freezer
Product measures 9 inches long, 4.25 inches tall and 1.5 inches thick
Product weighs approximately 8 ounces
Available in Cranberry, Earth, and Sage
Soothing Cozy Slippers
I wish I had a pair of these during all of those snowy cold New York nights! The Happy Company's Soothing Cozy Slippers are super soft, super cozy, and super warm! These are filled with flax seeds to soothe tired feet and have removable scent sachets infused with lavender and ginger. Just put them in the microwave for about 1 minute to warm your cold toes. My sisters are going to love these!
Cotton ties at ankles
Soft Jersey Knit lining
Plush Chenille uppers
Grip dot fabric soles
Machine washable covers
Heat quickly in the microwave
Chill easily in the freezer
One size fits most (most comfortable for women sizes 6-10)
Slippers weigh approximately 4 ounces each
Available in Cranberry, Earth, and Sage
Thursday, October 29, 2009
- Annie's organic bunny fruit snacks~ chewy and fruity
- Yummy Earth organic lollipops~great tasting pops that come in flavors such as pomegranate and mango
- Surf Sweet gummy bears~ made with natural colors and organic flavors
- Endangered species organic chocolate
- Barbara's oatmeal mini cookie packs
- Sun drops natural M&M's~they taste just like M&M's but without the artificial coloring
- Raisin and Pretzel packs (ideas from A 2 Z Vegetarian)
(these items can be found in many specialty grocery stores, whole foods, and natural health food stores near you)
**Others include homemade candy apples (spread cashew butter thinly around your apple and roll in carob chips), fruit dipped in chocolate, and hemp brownies. Get creative and healthy with your kids during the holidays! Got a favorite that isn't listed here?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
2 sweet potatoes, washed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice the sweet potatoes into wedges. Place wedges in a large bowl, add olive oil, seasoning, sage leaves, and toss to coat.
Place the fries onto a baking sheet and and bake for about 15 minutes. Turn the fries and bake for another 15 minutes until brown and crispy.
Monday, October 26, 2009
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Children love finger painting! This activity involves many learning styles, such as tactile and kinestetic. Smearing the paint around and feeling it gush through your fingers can be satisfying for a child, but often their little hands go right into their mouths. "Yuck!" The mix of chemicals doesn't taste good and is not good for you.
We made our own finger paint today! My daughter really enjoyed the process of making it almost as much as painting with it!
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups water
food coloring (you can also use safe organic food coloring)
In a pan, mix all of the ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook for 10 min. and keep stirring until it is smooth and thick. After the mixture cools, pour finger paint into separate containers (depending on how many colors you want). Add a few drops of food coloring to each container and stir.
You're ready to finger paint!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
"Keep diaper rash at bay, the Bummas way. After the wipe and
before the dipe, use a soft kiss of cloth to dry bums off"
Bummas are Eco-friendly drying wipes for babies. They are very soft cloths made from 100% cotton and come in a variety of color combinations. They are also antibacterial and antimicrobial
The designers of Bummas wanted a solution to their son's diaper rash. Diaper rash is caused by bacteria and yeast that thrive in warm and wet places. Bummas are used to dry off your babies bottom (bum). You can also wet Bummas under warm water and use them as wet wipes. Bummas are safer and less irritating to sensitive skin than traditional chemical containing wipes and are super absorbent.
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Monday, October 19, 2009
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Stir together until well mixed.
Maple Butter is awesome on fresh fruit; apples, bananas, pears......
Also, an excellent topping for pancakes and waffles.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
What a fun day! We went pumpkin picking on this bright sunny morning in Hawaii. We all chose our perfect pumpkin and bumped up and down on the hay ride. My daughter rode her favorite pony a dizzyingly amount of times on the Ewa plain before we were finished with our pumpkin patch extravaganza. As we headed to our car, we bought some fresh kabocha Pumpkin and veggies at the Aloun Farm stand.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sticks to raw wood, plaster, dry wall, stone, unsealed brick and concrete
Each bag contains everything needed, just add water
Remains usable for a minimum of two weeks after mixing with water
Environmentally friendly paint
Does not contain radioactive Kaolin Clays as a filler
Virtually no odor
Dries fast (30 minutes to 4 hours depending ambient temperature)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Happy Aloha Friday everyone!
Every Friday here at Mom's Best Bets we share healthy ideas.
This is my healthy craft idea:
Place cards are pretty popular when giving your table a personalized touch. Making your own cards are a great idea to spruce up your table and show off your creative side. Yes, we all have a creative side!
Here is a very simple idea that is good for the environment and easy for you. All you need is a sturdy, thick, and broad leaf and something sharp to scratch the surface, such as a craft knife. Wash your leaves and dry them good. Then carve your guests names on the leaves. You can also do it a day before and watch how the name will bleed slightly and give it a more fuzzy look. Then, spray with cooking spray and wipe them off with a towel.
Remember, If your leaf is too delicate it, the knife will rip your leaf, so look around your neighborhood for leaves that don't bend easily. If you can't find any, one or two bright colored maple leaves will brighten your autumn table beautifully.
Now, tuck your leaves inside your napkins and your done!
Now, it's your turn!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Pumpkin puree' mixed with spices and yogurt
Make your own pumpkin butter! It's easy and a sweet treat that not only hits the autumn spot but is packed with vitamins. Pumpkins are good for a lot more than carving. They are loaded with vitamin A, vitamins C, K, and E, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Roasting pumpkins are fun, but for convenience, using canned pumpkin is still nutritious and delicious.
(Recipe from "The Pioneer Woman")
1 can of pumpkin or freshly pureed pumpkin
1 cup of organic powdered sugar
1 cup of organic yogurt
1tsp of pumpkin pie spice
Just combine and serve!
The biscuit is from Immaculate baking Co. They are a more natural biscuit that is flaky, light, and they come in peel and pop containers. I found these biscuits in Whole Foods. All you have to do is bake them for 16-18 minutes.