Here are some things I have come across, discovered or uncovered lately that I think are just swell.
Blo-pens. Have any of you tried these things?? They are markers that have a special case, and your kids blow through them, like a whistle, and they spray ink like an airbrush. I know, I know, the catastrophe potential is enormous, but we used them for our FHE activity and they were so much fun. Other than the drool mixed with the ink on my two-year old’s picture, they were a blast. Cool beans.
Pajama-Gram. A friend recently sent me a Jammie-Gram, and I have to say, I think this is the coolest gift for a mommy. It’s a pair of pajamas or a robe,wrapped up in this fabulous hat-box, super pretty, and delivered to your door. It also includes a pretty, froofy daisy sachet- just for fun. My particular gift was a fluffy pink bathrobe, and I can’t wait for the weather to cool of so I can use it. A super girlie gift.
The new line of Kirkland/Borghese make-up at Costco. Oh, my, goodness. It is fabulous, and cheap, too!! I love the face cream and the liquid make up is wonderful, light and has sunscreen, too. The lip-gloss stays on, and doesn’t feel goopy and gucky, and the several colors offered are neutral enough for almost anyone.
Green Chile salsa for summer. Awesome new recipe, we can’t get enough of it. DH smothers his burgers in this:
- On a grill or under a broiler, roast the following: 1 Poblano pepper, 1 jalapeno, 2 tomatilloes, 1 white onion, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 green bell pepper
- peel and seed the cooled roasted peppers and garlic cloves
- put everything in a food processor and pulverize
- Add salt, pepper and 1/2 t oregano, to taste. Yum!
Haagen Daz white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream. Nothing more needs to be said.
Sunscreen stick. Mustella makes a sunscreen for kids that comes in a twist-up container like anti-perspirant and it makes getting sunscreen on my monkeys not quite so miserable. And it’s easy to keep out of eyes but on the face.
The book “Raising Cain- Protecting the Emotional Lives of our Boys”. I am learning soooo much from this book. It was recommended by another MMW mama, and it’s a must-read for parents of boys.
The Silver Cross Mini stroller. I ordered it a few days ago, and I can’t wait for it to get here! Goodbye large, plastic, unruly, can’t steer for squat travel system, hellooooo sleek, lightweight, easy to push, hot little baby-mobile! (On sale, too!)
Making Jam with my kids. The catastrophe potential here is great, I know, but when they help pick the fruit, it’s fun to show them how to preserve it too. Make freezer jam with them, and the risk of burns is gone. Just take a deep breath ahead of time, know the kitchen is going to be a disaster, and roll with it. It will be priceless, and they will want to eat all the jam.