Mama Love

... I may be super late to the Pinterest party, but I am completely head over heels smitten with this site. Before Pinterest I was constantly saving photos that I loved from other blogs or sites to my computer so that I could have them for future reference. I think I have about 5,000 photos that serve as home inspiration ideas, party ideas, craft ideas, etc. Now that I have my new BFF Pinterest - I can "pin" those photos to my different online idea boards and they are saved in cyber space. You can share your pins too, and check out other people's pins. Just be warned - surfing through people's pinboards can suck you into a black hole just like blog hopping can. To check out my boards, go here.

... I'm loving Biore's blemish fighting ice cleanser, and especially that it is a perfect fit for my "combo" skin. It is an oil-free blend of lavender, eucalyptus and salicylic acid. Perfect timing to get skin ready for some warm beachy weather.

... This post reminded me of how hard it was back in my days of waiting, hoping, praying for a baby. sigh. I still feel quite heavy-hearted for anyone walking that road.

... I LOVE every single one of these dresses. Who would have thought Lands End would have such cute dresses. And, made out of canvas. Who knew! Note to my husband - my birthday is less than one month away!!!
... My son and I got to spend some time playing with the new Thomas & Friends playset from Mega Bloks. The Thomas and Friends Busy Day at the Quarry set includes Thomas and Mavis, a crane, coal and chute, building blocks and even the storage bucket can be built into the set. It offers countless configurations and can be built up to 4 feet long. For little buddies, this is a hit! This is an ideal toy to toss in the car when headed out of town to visit friends or for a visit to Grandma's house.

... I was thrilled when I saw that JASON now has a new line just for kids. Anytime I can find products that are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petroleum and fragrances for my kids, I am excited. JASON has always been a favorite for products for my husband and I, but now they have a line of personal care products for kids called "JASON kids only" - foaming hand soap, bath and shower gel, detangling shampoo and conditioner, extra gentle shampoo and conditioner, and even toothpaste for kids. Watch for it in your natural food stores! JASON also has a line of natural sun care products - "JASON natural sunblocks". It is always perplexing to think about how we protect our skin from cancer by using products that are questionable. With this line, you can rest easy that it is safe to use on your family.

... I am loving all the fun home decoration ideas and projects I get to read about over at The House of Smiths. If you haven't stumbled onto that site yet, you might like it quite a lot. Like, read the whole thing in one sitting, lot.

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