The Littlest Funk blog: November 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Non-Toxic Hair Products for Toddlers (that work!)


“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor”  

I remember the first time my toddler let me french braid her hair. I couldn't believe it! She is always on the move and rarely lets me even brush her hair these days.  I definitely counted that as a mom win and it looked so cute on her.

Things have changed with our recent discovery of SoCozy hair products. She absolutely loves them and looks forward to me spraying her hair with the Detangler + Leave-in Conditioner spray after bath-time.  Her favorite part is getting to spray my hair with it too!  I'll admit, I may have taken over her hair products a few times (or more).


As a mom, my new favorite hair product is the De-Tangler too.  I can't believe I wasn't using this all along.  It leaves Em's hair feeling so soft and it brushes so easy now.  The best part is that she doesn't have crazy bed head in the mornings anymore, which makes it easier to brush.   

Bath-time is always fun around our house, but now it smells just as good as it is fun with the SoCozy 3-1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body WashI love that I can get the girls bathed in a shorter amount of time with three things in one.  This leaves us more time for playing and splashing!

SoCozy products are non-toxic and made without parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol. Free of alcohol, gluten, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts.  This is perfect for my girls!  As a mom, we want the best for our kids, including what is safe for them.  I feel good about putting these products in their hair and including them in our bath-time routine.  I mean, did I mention that I used them for myself?  I love them that much!
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SoCozy was created by Cozy Friedman.  You can click here to read about her and how she developed SoCozy hair products for kids.   

Did you know that you can get this product at your nearest Walgreens?  Head there now to get a pretty sweet coupon!

Walgreens is offering a $4 off coupon 11/1-11/30
 

 Click here to find SoCozy at a Walgreens near you.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

My Deserving Husband + JORD Watch Giveaway


Things around the Funk household have been insane since last month!  We took a two week trip to Texas in late September/early October (without my husband) to visit family and have been going ever since we returned home.  The girls and I missed Michael more than you can imagine!  Anyone who has traveled alone with kids, I'm sure can relate to missing your significant other for so many reasons!

Things were definitely not the same without him around and I realized (even more than I already knew) how important he is to our lives.  I took about a month hiatus from blogging because of this reason.  As soon as we got home, we wanted to spend as much time with him as we could since we had missed out on the last few weeks.  We had day dates, went to the park and just enjoyed being back home.


Mens Wooden Watches My husband deserves our time.  He works really hard to provide for us, so much so that I get to stay home full time with our girls.  He deserves my time; time when I'm not on social media and working on my blog. He deserves the girls time when they're not running around doing their own activities. 


Not only does he deserve all of this, but he deserves to be treated to something special too.  He is always going above and beyond for us and for once we wanted to do that for him.  He can be a hard man to shop for, so when I heard about JORD wood watches, I knew it would be something he would love to have.   It's a special and unique watch, for a special and most deserving husband and father.


With Christmas just around the corner, this would be the perfect gift to give to someone you love.  They have beautiful men's and women's watches that are modern and efficient and they seriously go with everything.

Want to win a $75 e-voucher towards one for yourself or that special someone who deserves one?  Just click here to enter!  The best part...EVERYONE (excluding the winner) who enters gets a $20 e-voucher.  Giveaway end 11/27.  Good Luck!
  



Which JORD watch have you been eyeing?

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.  All opinions are my own.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The (best) Chicken Noodle Soup | Recipe

This last week has been exhausting.  Charlotte began running a fever about a week ago and it FINALLY broke yesterday.  Just when I thought we were on the mend, Michael began to start feeling a little under the weather and Emma is sniffling.  

I mean, if it's gonna hit us all, I guess I'd rather it all happen at once....I think.  Anyhow, today was the perfect today to whip up my favorite, homemade chicken noodle soup!  It's not often that I make it because it does take some time and some work, especially with a sick baby on your hip, but it is so worth it.  I just want my babies (including my big one *cough* Michael *cough*) to feel better and what better way to do that than with a big bowl of yummy soup.  Made with love, of course!


Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 whole Cut Up Fryer Chicken
  • 3-4 whole Carrots, Diced
  • 3 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Medium Onion, Diced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper (more To Taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 3 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 16 ounces, weight Frozen "homemade" Egg Noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour  
 
Cover chicken in 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove chicken from pot with a slotted spoon. With two forks, remove as much meat from the bones as you can, slightly shredding meat in the process. Return bones to broth and simmer on low, covered, for 45 minutes. 
 
 
Remove bones from broth with a slotted spoon, making sure to get any small bones that might have detached.

Add the carrots and celery (and onions, if using) to the pot, followed by the herbs and spices. Stir to combine and simmer for ten minutes to meld flavors.
 

Increase heat and add frozen egg noodles and chicken. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

Mix flour and a little water. Stir until smooth. Pour into soup, stir to combine, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until broth thickens a bit. Test and adjust seasonings as needed. 
 
I hope you all enjoy this as much as we do!  It's the perfect soup for this wonderful Fall weather that we are not getting in Florida! ;) 
 
*This recipe was adapted from the Pioneer Woman.  I did make a few changes.  You can find the original recipe here.