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Review: SOZO “Miracle” Hair Product

Well, I found out why it’s called “Miracle”! Watch my review below to see how SOZO Hair by Bajon Salon‘s Miracle product gave me some seriously healthy shine, and cuts through tangles like butta. 😉 Click here to order/learn more about it: www.sozoproducts.com

Here are some of my favorite things about it:

  • MIRACLE is a Leave-In and Conditioning Treatment for youthful, ageless hair!
  • MIRACLE saves, heals and protects your hair with intense botanicals.
  • It adds moisture and protein to the cortex (inner layer of the hair), which strengthens, then seals the cuticle which protects the inner layer and hair color molecules. By sealing the cuticle the hair is more reflective which adds shine, diminishes frizz and fly away’s, mends split ends, protects from sun and heat damage, gives light control/hold and….. smells amazing!
  • Makes hair incredibly soft, silky and shiny!
  • Best value on the market today.
  •  It only costs about 15 cents per use!
  • Buy the 7oz Luxury Bottle get the 2oz Travel Bottle free, a $10.00 Value!
  • Made in America! Unconditionally Guaranteed!

Review: Baby Zala

Pre-kids, I always considered myself stylish. But then maternity clothes and nursing tops entered my wardrobe, and baby stuff galore entered my home… slowly but surely, I didn’t feel so stylish any more. 🙁

Then I found out about Baby Zala and I feel like I’m a card carrying Fashionista again! These days, I’m wearing lots of cute shawls and leggings (comfortable, and easily able to nurse) and little Sofia loves lounging on her stylish “Baby Cloud” pillow (not the same cookie-cutter Boppie every.single.other baby has!)

I love the fleur-de-lis print on her pillow, and all the colors that my shawl comes in! Plus, the fabrics are REALLY nice and everything is put together really well. Definitely worth the extra $$ and it’s actually easier to go to their site to buy instead of going to a big box baby store and sorting through all the picked over stuff.

Highly recommended! Tell all your fashionista mom friends!

Click here to visit https://www.babyzala.com.

Review: WashClub CincyDay

As a mom of a toddler and newborn (with a husband who loves working on his car and in the yard), I feel like I’m LIVING in my laundry room… constantly washing, drying, folding, sorting, putting away, repeat. I was joking with one of my mom friends a couple weeks ago about how I wish there was a laundry fairy that would visit my house and take care of it all so I could finally have my life back… and she said such a thing actually exists (WHAT?!?)

Come to find out, it’s true (well, except they don’t have fairy wings! haha!). There’s a service called Wash Club, and it’s a full service wash, dry, fold, dry cleaning and tailoring service via an easy and super convenient pick-up and delivery service which they do for individuals, schools, clubs and businesses! It’s an on-demand service based on two daily pick-up and delivery windows serving all of Cincinnati, Dayton and NKY. Typically it’s a one day turnaround, but you can get same-day turnaround if you need it!

I personally love how they’ve leveraged technology to make it all so easy. You get started by going to their awesome app or website (or you can give them an old fashioned phone call too) to place your order. You have your choice of detergents, fabric softeners, and deep fabric cleaners. Their technology provides instant communication on the status of your order, notifications on where it is in the process, and you can track the driver so you know exactly how far away they are.

It’s more than just laundry and dry cleaning though. They have tailoring, suede and leather cleaning and garment preservation for special items like wedding dresses and military uniforms.

My favorite part has to be that they not only pick up, deliver, clean and fold, but they also SEPARATE everything out by family member so I don’t have to sort it once it arrives! SO amazing! HIGHLY recommended. To learn more about it, click here!

Newborn Mama Products I’m Loving!

Our little Sofia Mae is two weeks old this week… can’t believe it! In some ways it’s flown by, and in others it feels like the past two weeks has been one big long day. Mostly because I’ve been up with her every couple of hours for her to feed. Sofia isn’t latching as well as Lola did (and she falls asleep SO easily — takes after her daddy! haha!) so I’m doing everything I can to help my supply keep up with her needs.

I ordered a bunch of things online (because what else do you do when you’re up all hours of the night with only a phone to keep you entertained) that had good reviews for helping moms increase their milk supply. I wanted to tell you about the two things in particular that I tried that are working really well for me (other than staying hydrated and sleeping more… that last one is easier said than done).

All the specs about the products are below, but in general, I love the Milkflow drink because it really did help me to increase my milk production, and it’s DELICIOUS! I like it as either a hot cocoa or putting it into my morning coffee for a cafe mocha. The Milkies are great because it helps me to preserve every drop that I’m trying so hard to create! So when Sofia is feeding on one side, it’s saving what I’m “leaking” on the other (sorry, TMI). With Sofia only drinking about 4oz at each feeding, being able to save 2oz that would have otherwise been lost is a big deal!

Brand: Milkies by Fairhaven Health

Product Name: Milkies Milk-Saver 

Product Description: Easy to use, simply slip the Milk-Saver into your bra-cup on the non-nursing side before you breastfeed. The Milk-Saver collects the milk that is leaked when your breast milk lets down. You can store this milk and save it for any time it’s needed.
Product Features + Benefits: 
·       Patented* design allows you to save every drop of precious breast milk 
·       Holds a little over 2 oz. of breast milk
·       Slim and comfortable – no more nursing pads or milk-stained shirts 
·       Comes with a convenient carrying case that also serves as a stand for the Milk Saver 
·       Tested to ensure zero chemical leaching; contains no BPA or phthalates
·       Made in the USA
Price: $27.95
 
Brand:  UpSpring 
Product Name: Milkflow™
Product Description: Milkflow™ is the new, all-natural, great-tasting drink mix alternative to traditional lactation teas and capsules for breastfeeding moms. Whether establishing milk supply or pumping after maternity leave, Milkflow can help with its easy to use and convenient packets of concentrated herbal blends that have been used for centuries to naturally promote healthy breast milk supply.
Product Features + Benefits: 
·       Fenugreek powdered drink mix to help stimulate milk production*
·       Chocolate-flavored all natural, gluten-free, non-GMO 
·       Concentrated formula
·       Great, hydrating alternative to fenugreek pills, elixirs or teas
·       Contains fenugreek, blessed thistle and anise
·       Mix with 6 oz hot or cold milk, or add to a smoothie
·       Lactation Consultant recommended
·       Also available in Berry flavor
Price: $14.99

Miss Em’s Baby Items You’ll Go Ga-Ga For!

I went to Miss Em’s Holiday Open House last weekend, and saw SO many cute things! With me being 9 months preggo, I especially loved that she added baby items to her site this year! I got a few things, like a really cute little handprint and footprint set that I can create with our new little one and hang in her new room once she arrives! Yay! Baby’s first craft project is already planned! haha!

I also bought a really cute “Tickle Monster” book (comes with a furry “monster” glove with holes for fingers to do some good tickling!) for my older daughter, which she’s going to just LOVE.

I saw a bunch of other cute things I now wish I had just bought, because I now either want them for one of my girls or I’ve thought of who they’d make the perfect gift for! So, I’m about to go check out her new  “Baby” page on her site to order more!

To check out the pics below I snapped at her last event to see some of my favorite items I found!  If you’re looking for holiday gifts, need a gift for a baby shower coming up, or just want some fun new items for your little one, make sure you check out her website for more items, or stop by the Lawrenceburg Holiday Market November 20th – 22nd to get some wonderful gifts!img_7622img_7623img_7624img_7625img_7626img_7627

BabysitEase for the Holiday Season!

With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and all the running in between right around the corner, I wanted to suggest a little “holiday hack” for all you parents out there! It’s not easy juggling every day responsibilities as a parent, and then you add all the holiday shopping, work parties, family get-togethers, prepping, end of year doctor appointments, etc., and life gets a little overwhelming. But a little planning and asking for help goes a LONG way, so I suggest calling BabysitEase because they not only help with babysitting, but they can also do things around the house, run errands, help with your kids’ homework, etc… all the little things that will add up to help you keep your cheer this year during what can be during a crazy season.  Happy Holidays! (And yes, it’s officially Nov. so I can say that! haha!) I included a video below about BabysitEase that features the owner (my friend Peggy!) and one of her happy clients so you can learn more about them. You can also visit their website at babysitease.com!

Review: Cooking Classes at Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio

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Well, my night was awesome (and delicious!). To prep for being homebound with a newborn again soon, I decided to take the “7 skills of a highly effective cook” cooking class tonight at Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio and it was incredible! In two hours, I learned everything from knife skills and mincing like they do in the cooking shows, to blanching/shocking, searing, and making homemade whipped cream/mousse. There were people there by themselves, couples, best friends and a mother/son — all different levels, but everyone learned something and then ate together at the end! So fun! Oh and don’t worry Pete, I’m bringing home lots of leftovers! Haha!

Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound: Massages

At 8 months pregnant, EVERYTHING is starting to ache and hurt. So, I’ve made a few trips to my second home (Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound) for some soothing spa services and it’s made all the difference! My favorite thing to get there right now is a massage… it just loosens up everything and takes the pain level down a few notches. Check out the video I took when I last visited for virtual tour through the new Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound space and learn what makes their massages unique, compared to other places that offer pre-conception, pre-natal, and postpartum massages! Learn more http://becomingmom.com.

Oh! And head over to our Facebook page to see how you can WIN a FREE 50 minute massage at Becoming Mom! Woohoo!! Free is for me, right?! 🙂

Cincy Chic Review: 4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound

I recently got a VERY cool 4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound. Not only do I love going there for the “I can’t wait” package where you get to learn the gender a whole month earlier than at your doctor, but they also have the latest imaging technology where you can see your baby’s face in 4D for the first time! Watch for a virtual tour and video as I take you along for the special experience!