Friday, July 27, 2018

Gentle Daily Care for your Baby

From the time that mason was born the poor little guy has dealt with sensitive skin just like his momma. Since I could remember mason has had eczema and for a moment it was bad for a month or two. I would always have to make sure his skin was well moisturized and protected and I as a mom you want to make sure your child is well taken care of.

When I look for shampoos or other baby products that will have interaction with masons skin, I like to make sure it won't affect his sensitive skin and that it wont irritate it. I must admit having to be careful of what products I get for mason can be a little hard but its 100% worth it if it means that mason's skin won't flare up. So when I found that Aveeno Baby has daily care products that are specially made for baby's with sensitive skin, I was all for trying it out!

I got the their wash & shampoo and their daily moisturizing lotion and the first thing I noticed was how fresh and light is was .  The lotion contains natural oatmeal blended with rich emollients to hydrate your baby's dry skin. Its non-greasy, absorbs quickly, moisturizes for a full 24 HOURS so for you parents who have kids with sensitive skin , you know 24 hour is literally incredible! This lotion is GOLD! It's hypoallergenic and fragrance free,  so there's more stuff that won't cause sensitivity! Woo Hoo! You can use this lotion for any stage, it's even designed to be the perfect amount of gentleness for newborns.

The lotion was so hydrating for mason and for the eczema he still has improved so much! I put it on him when he wakes up, after going in the pool, and before going to bed. Mason himself loves rubbing the lotion all over him haha, he sometimes grabs it without me knowing lol.

So lets talk about their Wash & Shampoo. It also contains natural oat extract that is blending into a rich lathering cleanser that cleans without drying. Its soap free and allergy tested. Best the other parts isn't great enough, is that its tear free! So if it gets in their eyes, you don't have to worry about it irritating them. Its a 2-1 so no having extra bottles around and will make their skin smooth, will leave a fresh scent and feeling healthier! Mason automatically knows to wash his hair and loves pretending it wash mommy and daddy's as well.

We have loved trying out Aveenos Baby Wash & Shampoo and their lotion! Masons skin continues to feel baby soft and smelling fresh, and this momma loves that she doesn't have to worry about his eczema
flaring up! Thanks Aveeno Baby you have won our heart!

See more of these items and more on their website below
Aveeno Baby

Monday, July 16, 2018

The King of Rice (Review)

Ever have that one dish or reciepe that you can't ever seem to perfect? That no matter how much you follow the directions, it just never turns out right?  While I'm no Julia Child just yet, I love cooking, and if I can find or make something that is easy and fast then you best believe this future chef will be happy!

Let's talk about rice, several different types of it right? It's delicious, its light and filling, and seems easy to make right? No! Some of us like your's truly just suck at making rice haha.. really it shouldn't be this difficult. So I result to buying those little microwavable rice bags, and man are they way much easier! And up to now I haven't found a company that has a large variety of rice flavors, and guys I found it.. I found the pot of gold of rice flavors and you're all going to love it!

Let me introduce you to VeeTee , the home of dry & microwavable rice! Established in 1987 by Moni Varma. She was influenced by family owned rice farms in India to set up VeeTee in London and sell their rice to all of the UK. Not only do they carry their rice with such importance, but they also give back. They started a seed project, this involves seed distribution and a buy-back arrangement with local farmers.

They truly have all the yummy rice flavors you could ever think of! With classic like Basmati, Long Grain, Thai Jasmine, and Spicy Spanish rice they also have other delicious flavors like Chicken Flavored, Thai Lime and Herb, Whole Grain and Quinoa (my personal favorite) and Rice Pilaf.  Don't these all sound amazing!! Just imagine all the recipes that can go with these flavored rices! Every one of them was truly delicious; but I have put together two of my favorite recipes using certain rice from VeeTee.

Recipe #1
Turkey Smoked Sausage with Whole Grain Rice
This is one of my all time favorite recipes, because its fast to make! I cut the sausage into slices and season it with Italian Seasoning  and add olive oil to a medium heated pan. I let them cook for 5-7 minutes until they are a golden brown and that's honestly it! I put the turkey sausage on top of the whole grain rice and I add a side of veggies, like brocolli, and that's it! Enjoy!

Recipe #2
Chicken Fried Rice using Basmati Rice
I started off seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper and then by chopping the chicken into small cuts and added them to a medium heated pan. I wait until they turn golden brown, during this I cook my rice for two minutes in the microwave (using basmati rice) once the chicken is cooked, I add the rice to the pan with the chicken and then we start flavoring everything. I added 1 teaspoon of teryaki sauce, 1Tsp of less sodium soy sauce, and 1 Tsp of sesame sauce. As my last step I add half a cup of mixed veggies. I mixed it all together and the dish is done! I sometimes loved adding 1-2 eggs!

There are my two recipes, they truly are my top go to dishes to make when this momma is a little too busy! I love that I don't have to worry about making sides anymore or stressing about making rice and that in just two minutes it would be ready! VeeTee is truly for everyone! Whether your a busy mom like myself, forgot to bring a dish to a gathering or just want to add more flavor to a recipe, VeeTee will save the day for your meal!

To see more of their flavors and how you can order your rice bags, go to the link below!

VeeTee Rice