We Love Bobs & LoLo’s Dirty Feet! #DirtyFeetAlbum {Plus Giveaway}

Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond are West Coast children’s music duo Bobs & Lolo. We saw the pair live in concert a couple of years ago, and I still remember how much fun Tee had at her very first concert. I couldn’t stop tapping my toes, and Tee couldn’t stop dancing in place. Whenever Bobs & Lolo’s music videos come on Treehouse, my girls always get up and dance!

And that’s what I love most about Bobs & Lolo’s music. It gets my kids moving and grooving, along with teaching them about the natural world around them. From their very first gigs at the Vancouver Aquarium, Bobs & Lolo have aspired to engage, inspire, and teach kids about themselves, their neighbours, and the planet.

Bobs & Lolo just released their sixth album, Dirty Feet, and the catchy songs continue!

Bobs & Lolo - Dirty Feet Album

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Back to School with Limeapple’s Bubble Hoodies {Plus a Huge 40% Off Sale and a Giveaway!}

Off to School hop

Welcome to the 3rd Annual “Off to School We Go!” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you’d want/need for your children to get ready for school! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25, so after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to see what the other blogs have to offer for you!

Can you believe it’s already that time of year? School will be starting for both my girls in just over a month, so I want to be ready! It’s still hot and summery right now, but I know that crisp fall mornings are just around the corner, and my girls will need jackets to keep them warm on the walk to school. Enter Limeapple’s signature Cuddle Bubble Hoodies – these are perfect for back to school, and the kids love them!

Bubble hoodies for back to school

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Smart Bottoms Lil Trainer Review {Plus Giveaway!}

Welcome to the 4th Annual Accessorize Your Stash in August Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro! If you’re ready to accessorize your cloth diaper stash, you’ve come to the right place!

Even though we’re nearing the end of our cloth diapering days, happily there’s still a cloth option. Smart Bottoms sent me a rainbow Lil Trainer a few weeks ago in anticipation of Kay potty training. At that point she didn’t seem to have much interest, but I was hopeful. I mean she had to start at some point, right?

Lil Trainer - outside

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Tomato, Artichoke, and Asiago Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Recipe {Plus a #FreshBBQ Giveaway}

Not to rush things, but can you believe the August long weekend is already here? That means the summer is half over. Blink again and the kids will all be back in school!

This summer we’ve been enjoying all the backyard barbecues we can, storing up the sunshine for the rest of the year, so of course we kicked off the long weekend with my amazing marinated steaks and some sides. I mean, it’s pretty much mandatory to have a barbecue for August long, isn’t it?

Summer Fresh dips & local produce make a delicious stuffing for grilled portobello mushrooms.

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My Little Pony Celebrates Friendship Day {Plus a #MLPFriendshipDay Giveaway}

July 30 is International Friendship Day! Of all the things to celebrate, friendship seems like a pretty good one to me. Friends help you, support you, care about you, and watch your back. Friends accept you for who you are. Friends are loyal and trustworthy and always have your best interests at heart. Who are you celebrating this Friendship Day?

My Little Pony and the global youth service movement generationOn have teamed up to share some fun activities and simple service project ideas that strengthen friendships and help make the world a better place.

My Little Pony Friendship Day

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A Classic Way to Freshen Your Home {Plus a Lampe Berger Giveaway!}

Remember those embarrassing ads where the young woman confides in her mother, “Sometimes I just don’t feel fresh?”

Well, I cook every day, we have a dog and two kids (one of whom is still in diapers at night), and sometimes my home just doesn’t feel fresh. I open the windows when I can, but there are times when the weather doesn’t allow me to leave them open all day or I need some extra help in getting rid of household smells. Thankfully, I’ve just discovered catalytic lamps from Lampe Berger.

Originally developed by pharmaceutical dispenser Maurice Berger in the late 1800s, these flame-less, low-temperature catalytic combustion lamps speed up the decomposition of odour molecules to purify the air in enclosed rooms and diffuse scent at the same time, leaving the air fresher, cleaner, and lightly scented.

I received this elegant pewter Maille lamp to try along with some samples of Lampe Berger’s home fragrances and a bottle of So Neutral, Lampe Berger’s unscented blend.

Lampe Berger lamps and fragrances help clean and freshen the air in my home.

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My Cloth Diapering Journey

Big news on the potty training front! At her request, Kay has spent a large part of the last three days in big kid underwear. I expect that it will take a little while longer for her to be potty trained at night, but we’re clearly at the end of our cloth diapering days. Of course I’m excited for her – she positively beams with pride every time she goes on the potty – but a big part of me is sad to say good bye to this stage. My baby is growing up so fast!

All this has gotten me reminiscing about about the last five and a half years and how we got started with cloth diapers.

My Cloth Diapering Journey

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This West Coast Mommy is Looking for a Cloth Diaper Reviewer!

This West Coast Mommy is looking for a cloth diaper reviewer!

Well, it had to happen some time. Kay is almost three, and she’s well on her way to potty training. And once she’s officially out of diapers, I’m officially out of a diaper tester and model! So that means I’m looking for a cloth diapering mama in Canada or the US who would like to come on board for cloth diaper reviews and possibly other reviews as well. (Yes, you keep all review items.) If this interests you, read on for more info and to apply.

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