Saturday, May 07, 2016

Nordic Naturals TASTE PURE LOVE Review and Giveaway


Did you know that it is estimated that 91% of American’s are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are essential and necessary for our health but our bodies cannot produce them; we must get them from our food and supplementation. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3s are made up of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA and can be found in fish (such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, lake trout, tuna, and halibut), algae, krill, nuts, and some plants. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center Omega-3s are highly concentrated in the brain and are important for cognitive and behavior function. This important nutrient also supports normal cardiovascular function, healthy joints, skin, and eyes, a healthy immune system, and even helps proper brain, eye and nervous system development in young children. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include poor memory, dry skin, mood swings or depression, poor circulation, heart problems, and fatigue (http://umm.edu).

Monday, February 29, 2016

Toddler Potty Training Pants Sewing Tutorial and Free Pattern in Three Sizes



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The Pattern

This pattern comes in three sizes. The small size fits approximately 18-24 months.

 The medium is approximately a 2T/3T. It is about 1 inch wider through the side panels and about ½” taller than the 18 month size.

 The large size is approximately 3T/4T. It is 1” wider through the side panels and 1” wider through the tummy panel (a total of 2” wider), 1” taller, and the soaker pad is wider and taller than the 18 month size. The width between the legs is the same on all sizes as well as the height of the waistbands and leg bands.

The sizes correspond to my children’s trainers and underwear that I have purchased from the store.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Honey Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies {recipe} with No Sugar


I have gestational diabetes (which I control only with diet) when I am pregnant and my four year old kept begging me for "roll out cookies" (he loves using the cookie cutters to cut out cookies). I transformed my unhealthy sugar laiden sugar cookie recipe into a whole food healthy version. And my family actually prefers this new honey whole wheat sugar cookies; they actually have flavor instead of just being "sweet" like regular sugar cookies! Also, I can have a couple without my blood sugar going too high. Both are wins in my book so I thought I would share the recipe with you.