Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Car Seat Safety Tips

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in San Diego just released findings that 93% of parents leaving the hospital made at least one critical error when installing or using their car seat. While this is a troubling statistic, it’s an issue that can be easily addressed by spreading the word about car seat safety and proper installation.  

Let me tell you a little more about a great car seat from Safety 1st that will help you keep baby safe and comfy. Safety 1st car seats are quite easy to install and use by the way!



Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of the Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso. TOGETHER they provide full body side impact protection.
Retailing for about $170 this rear facing seat can be used up to 35 pounds offering a safe ride for baby well into toddler-hood.

Enjoy these tips from the Experts, and safe travels to you and baby!


Car Seat Safety Tips
By the experts at Safety 1st

Importance of Rear Facing
In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two.  According to a study in the Journal of Injury Preventionchildren under the age of two are 75% less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.

Location
Typically the center rear seat is the safest place for a car seat, and never install a car seat in the front seat.  If your car does not have a latch connector for the middle seat, you can use the middle seat belt to properly secure the base.  When installing, make sure the base of the car seat moves no more than an inch from side to side. An easy way to test this is to hold at the belt path.

Car Seat Expiration
Car seats do have an expiration date, it is recommended that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years, or immediately after a crash.  The reason for an expiration date is because plastic can warp and materials can fray, which can make car seats not as effective in the event of a crash.  Additionally car seat technology and state and federal car seat regulations change over time.  Important warning labels may wear out and instruction books may get lost, which can lead to improper use of the car seat.

Safeguard the Car
Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles.  Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a child’s toy, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.
Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Create Lace Nail Art! {Pink and White}

Today’s nail Tutorial is on how to create Lace Looking Nail art! This Nail Design is really good for Beginners to recreate! This Look is really Flirty and perfect for date night!

The items that you need for this nail design are:

- A Base Coat (or Just Use a White Polish ;) It will not allow your nails get become stained!

- Apply your Favorite color Polish to your nail!

- Take a LARGE dotting Tool (You can Use a Bobby Pin if you would like).

- Add a rounded line of dots to the corner of your nail!

- With a small dotting tool apply smaller dots to the curves of each dot.

- Make sure to allow enough time for the design to dry! (Important! Adding the top coat to     soon will mess up the design!

- Seal in your design with your favorite fast drying top coat





Shop the video and get busy designing  flirty pink and white lace nails!

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Essie CUTE AS A BUTTON Pink Nail Polish

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Austin Lloyd : Learning, Fun, Smiles Delivered in a Box

Thanks to the Austin Lloyd Box for inspiring many fun play sessions with Miss Harper with this box of goodies!

My daughter Harper is an 11 month old bundle of action. She is adorable, she is full of spunk, she wants to explore everything. She wants to touch everything and most of all she wants to play. A new toy is exciting to my playful girl. Lucky for her Austin Lloyd sent her a lovely box of fun toys to explore.

She received the 6-12 month box. I loved that they had her name on the box and that it was so nicely assembled. The Austin Lloyd box is perfect for sending as a gift to a special little one in your life.



 Harper got to try out a Manhattan Toy Squeaks Bear Rattle. We liked that the toy is durable wood, adorably designed, and perfect for little hands to shake. We loved that it is colorful and not too loud, but the sound is engaging.

Harper really liked the Forest Angles Rufus Cat stuffed toy. It is eye catching in design, just the right size or a little girls hands, and it makes a fun crinkle sound. If she squeezes it, it makes a wonderful squeak that really gets her excited.

We loved the book. Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden. My 4 year old who can't resist anything his sister is interested in climbed in my lap and held Miss Harper for a cute little Peek-a... fun. Harper was very interested in the colorful illustrations.



The Sevi Racing Lady Bug was Harper's favorite. She always wants to play cars with her brother and he isn't too thrilled with her slobbering on his cars. When she saw she had her own 'car' she was happy to push it around and laugh. When she looked it over she saw it was pretty and that really got her excited. Her brother? He has only tried to snag the Racing Lady Bug a few times a day.

The Brilliant Bear Magnetic Stack Up Activity Toy was my favorite. I liked that it is a good way to build motor skills and work on problem solving skills. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it is magnetic. This makes it so much easier to contain. She has a plastic stacking toy, and the rings are always scattered around. {That makes Mom crazy}.

We loved the variety of toys included in the Austin Lloyd box. Harper had a blast playing with everything.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Favorite Beauty Products For My Face

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My skin is far from perfect, but the products below help me achieve a nearly flawless complexion.

Physician's Formula BB powder

Physician's Formula BB Powder



Physician's Formula BB Powder
This is my favorite powder foundation. I use this with my Bare Escentuals concealer brush for spots and the e.l.f. Studio powder brush for all over. Coverage is build-able. It looks very natural and feels very light. My skin looks perfect with this. You can get great deals on Physician's Formula at CVS with Extra Care Bucks.



Physician's Formula CC powder

Physician's Formula CC powder



Physician's Formula CC powder
This is a nice finishing powder that must be used with a light hand. This increases the longevity of your makeup, brightens your skin tone, and color corrects.



Even Better Makeup SPF 15

Even Better Makeup SPF 15



Even Better Makeup SPF 15
Matches my skin perfectly. One bottle lasted me over a year with regular use. I love the packaging for usability. Provides good coverage, but not full coverage. If you have blemishes, use this with Physician Formula's BB powder.



DERMAdoctor DD Cream 15-Benefits-In-1 Dermatologically Defining BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

DERMAdoctor DD Cream 15-Benefits-In-1 Dermatologically Defining BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30



DERMAdoctor DD Cream 15-Benefits-In-1 Dermatologically Defining BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This is a great product. It is truly is color-matching. I love that it provides light coverage and brightens my complexion. It is easy to blend. Best of all, when I use this it doesn't feel like I am wearing any make-up.



Natural Lucent Powder

Natural Lucent Powder



Natural Lucent Powder
There are many reasons I love this powder from Everyday Minerals Face. I love that it brightens my complexion and it makes my skin luminous. It covers skin imperfections beautifully and did I mention that it color corrects?! Use before powder foundation.




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Friday, October 10, 2014

Sensory Development is Loads of Fun With Nuk's Soothasaurus

Thanks to Nuk for inspiring today's post {and Harper says thanks for sending her a fun toy!}

My daughter Harper loves to play! She can't resist a good toy, a sheet of paper, a sock... the cat. Everything is meant to be played with in my sweet little girls mind. I love her optimism! She sees a good time to be had in the smallest things.

My little Harper found a toy that she can't resist! The Nuk Soothasaurus Sensory Development Toy really appealed to both Harper and I for several reasons. I loved that it stimulates all 5 senses. Harper likes that it is colorful and loads of fun for little ones.



Let me tell you a little more about this toy.

Sensory development toy stimulates all 5 senses
Engaging sound when squeezed
Bright color with black and white contrasts to stimulate vision
Natural rubber, BPA free
Non-toxic paints are safe for chewing and sucking
Natural scent
Super soft and fun to touch
For 6m+

This is priced at about $6, which is a great price for an addictive sensory toy. I love that it is soft, it makes a fun sound that makes Harper laugh every time she squeezes it. The Soothasaurus is soft to touch and it is safe for chewing on, which is important at this stage with Harper as she is biting everything {including me!} as she teethes.

Harper and I give this toy 2 thumbs up! If you have a playful little one in your life, chances are they will love the Soothasaurus too!