The Littlest Funk blog: August 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How to Throw a Summer Spa Party | The Yellow Mustard Seed Co

I love hosting girls night!  I decided at the beginning of the year that I would try to have a night in (sometimes out) once a month with my girlfriends.  For the most part, we have kept to it with a month here and there missed due to a holiday or just everyone being super busy.

One month that we missed was because everyone's schedule was so crazy, that I thought what better way to catch up and relax than with a Summer Spa Party?  There's still time left in the Summer to host your own or you could easily turn this into a Fall Party!


Any of you ladies part of the Bits of Life Facebook group?  It's an amazing place to go to meet other women who are inspiring, supportive and encouraging.  You can find everything from beauty to motherhood to home.  It's wonderful!  I have been able to meet some incredible women through this group, including Sarah, the owner of The Yellow Mustard Seed Co.  The best part about meeting her is that out of the 16,000 people in this group, she lives in my area!

When I found out that she hand-makes soaps and scrubs, I knew I wanted her to come over and help host a Summer Spa Party for my friends.  We had so much fun trying the products!


So, want to know how to throw your own spa party with The Yellow Mustard Seed Co.?

1. Pick a date and invite all your closest girlfriends to enjoy a night in at your place.  Make sure you let your guests know to dress comfy.  Pajamas are totally acceptable for this!

2. Head to The Yellow Mustard Seed Co. and pick out a sample set for each of your guests.  It includes:

* Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub
* Mustard Seed Soap Scrub
* Lemon & Lavender Sugar Scrub
* White Macadamia Nut Coffee Sugar Scrub


 
The Lemon & Lavender is my favorite, I could eat the White Macadamia Nut Coffee AND on Monday, September 5th, Pumpkin Spice will be released!!  

3. Grab some of these amazing Goat's Milk Bar Soaps.  These are great for anyone with sensitive skin!

4. You can't forget the food and drinks!  Make sure you have wine...lots of wine :)  I made this easy and delicious quiche.  We kept it all pretty simple with fruit, cheesecake gelato and chocolate covered peanut butter balls.

5.  Try out all the different scrubs, soaps and here's a DIY face mask to try after using the scrub!  You can even have mani/pedis afterwards while you sit around, chat and relax!


























A Summer Spa Party would be perfect for a girls night in, just to pamper yourself, a bachelorette party or even a birthday party!

The Yellow Mustard Seed Co also offers aromatherapy and an all natural laundry detergent!


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Monday, August 29, 2016

Bath Time (must-have) with LatherUp Co.


I don't know about you, but bath time around our house can be so much fun!  However, with a toddler and a 9 month old, it can also be a bit chaotic.

Michael has always wondered about an easier way to bathe the girls and LatherUp Co. has come up with the perfect way to always enjoy bath time with your little one(s).  LATHERMITTS!



LatherMitts are basically wash cloths for your hands!  They are made from soft, cotton terrycloth, which is perfect for our little Charlotte's sensitive skin.  My husband and I feel good about bathing her and her sister with these. The gentle neoprene grip that lines LatherMitts' thumb and forefinger ensures that squirmy, slippery kids are secure and safe in your hands, which is an even bigger plus for our little wiggle worm.  It's so hard to get her to not stand up or crawl all over the tub!  LatherMitts also allow us to get our girls clean from head to toe without missing any areas. 



When Sarah, the inventor and mom behind LatherUp Co., reached out to me about testing out LatherMitts, I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity!  These really are the greatest bath time product out there for your little ones.  It should be on everyone's must-have list for bath-time!  Look how much my husband loves them!


  
Let me just say, if you are looking for a unique yet practical gift to give to any first time mommy or those with a new little babe on the way, this is it!  I wish I had a pair when the girls were newborns.  Bath time can be a scary experience for new parents and LatherMitts makes bath time safe and relaxing for baby and for Mommy and Daddy too.  LatherMitts has allowed our girls to have more play time in the tub and less time trying to get them to wash up.  The soap lathers up really well and so much better than it does on a baby washcloth, so we spend less time having to add more soap to a cloth and trying to wash them.  It does mean more clean up for us from the increased amount of splashing from playing, but they are only little once and I think we will survive! :)


Want to grab a pair or know a mommy-to-be who would love to have these?!  Head over to LatherUp Co. and use code 'THXLITTLESTFUNK' for $5 off your purchase!  

How about winning a pair?!  I've teamed up with LatherUp Co to giveaway 3 pairs of LatherMitts!  To enter, check out our Instagram page!




And this is why we have bath time...and LatherMitts...some days multiple times!


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Traveling with Toddlers | Hassle-Free Essentials with OXO Tot

This is a sponsored post by OXO Tot.  All opinions are my own.

 
As a mom of two under two, traveling is not always easy.  I'll be honest, I waited months before I decided to take both girls out of the house together (by myself).  I have yet to still take them both to Target with me.  Haha!  I'm for one, not brave enough yet and two, I use it as an excuse for a little "me" time.  Any moms out there who don't enjoy walking around Target, childless with a Starbucks coffee, raise your hand...anyone?

Now that we are going out more and I'm traveling around our area with both girls, I try to simplify what we need the best I can.  I love to bring along products that are hassle-free and makes our lives and our outings easy; especially when unexpected situations happen.  Because we all know, life with toddlers is not easy!

OXO Tot has made it so easy for us to enjoy our Summer at the park, museum, zoo and even the traveling we will be doing this Fall!  Here are some of their products that are essential for us when going out.


My girls LOVE to snack, like most kids do, I'm sure.  Emma is obsessed with OXO Tots Flippy™ Snack Cup with Travel Cover  She won't have any of her snacks out of anything else, but I don't mind because it's spill proof and has an awesome handle she can hang on to with her little hands.  It's even easy for Charlotte to use, who is still learning!  Being the wild toddler that she is, it does get tossed around and I love that it stays mess free.  As a mom, that makes my life so much easier!  I love that I can just put her favorite snack inside and not have to worry.  It even doubles as a snack container for the birds, ducks and squirrels at the park!



I don't know about you, but I have been terrified that Emma will have to go potty while we are heading somewhere.  She has been potty trained for over three months now, but you never know what could happen with a toddler OR when it could happen.  OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty™ with Travel Bag is amazing!  You can stand it on it's own (it comes with disposable bags) or put it on your toilet.  I love that it has more than one way to use it and this is definitely coming with us everywhere we go!  It's so convenient, it doesn't make sense not to have one.
 


As much as I wish Charlotte was potty trained too, she is only nine months old.  Very wishful thinking!  OXO Tots On-the-Go Wipes Dispenser with Diaper Pouch has been my favorite product for our outings.  I seriously do not leave the house without it.  I love that I no longer have to search through my diaper bag.  I can snap this on my stroller or I keep it in my front seat when driving to and from places.  My toddler constantly has sticky, dirty hands (from all that snacking) and it's so easy to just grab a wipe out of the clutch and give it to her.  It also makes my life easier when I have to take Charlotte to change her diaper.  I just grab and go, hassle-free.  It holds the perfect amount of wipes, diapers and even diaper cream without being bulky!


OXO Tots Handy Stroller Hook has been extremely helpful too!  Before I had this, I would just throw bags at the bottom of our stroller.  This has helped me to keep our bags organized.  I no longer have to shuffle our bags around to find what I need.  It could even be used for Emma to hold on to if she wants to walk instead of ride in the stroller, which is great, because Miss Independent doesn't always like to stay in her stroller. #toddlerlife


  
Now, we certainly can't leave the house without our OXO Tot Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup Set!  We have gone through a lot of sippy cups over the last two years and this is a favorite.  I love how it transitions from a soft spout (great for Charlotte who is still nursing and won't take a bottle) to a training cup that Emma can use.  Emma loves that she can drink out of "big girl" cup and it's the perfect size for both of them!
 


I always make sure I carry around our OXO Tot Cleaning Set For Straw & Sippy Cups.  Toddlers, as much as we love them, are messy, which means sometimes gross things end up on or in their cups.  This is such a great and convenient tool to have around.  It doesn't take up hardly any space and I like that the girls have clean cups from one place to another.  As moms of toddlers, I know we are always trying to keep thing as germ-free as possible!


What are some of your favorite traveling essentials?

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