Friday, September 25, 2015

Baby Led Weaning

"Baby-led weaning (often also referred to as BLW) is a method of adding complementary foods to a baby's diet of breastmilk or formula. A method of food progression, BLW facilitates the development of age appropriate oral motor control while maintain eating as a positive, interactive experience. Baby-led weaning allows babies to control their solid food consumption by "self-feeding" from the very beginning of their experiences with food. The term weaning should not be taken to imply giving up formula or breastmilk, but simply the introduction of foods other than formula or breastmilk." - Wikipedia 

I had heard of baby led weaning with my first two but honestly, I thought it was impossible..that kids could not possibly go without baby food and automatically start on regular table foods. 
Since around 7 months i have used baby led weaning with our twin girls. We began feeding them soft foods such as boiled potatos, and fresh avocado. Once they had mastered eating that, we moved on to things such as turkey and chicken! Now at almost a year, they eat anything and everything we put in front of them! They LOVE Gerber arrowroot cookies and Gerber crunchies as well as eating anything our family has (Chicken rice is definitely a favorite! 

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Nu skin Clear Action Acne Medication System!

If you're anything like me, you've had some form of acne at least once in your life.. I have had it my whole life, but my pregnancies always made it worse!

I couldn't stand to go out in public some days, because I was so embarrassed of the bright red blotches all over my face. I tried EVERYTHING. I tried the big name acne medication brands, I tried the store brands and I had all but given up.

Then, I got the chance to try © NU SKIN . I have been using it for two weeks now and the change is  unbelievable!!       

I started out with a lot of redness all over my face, worst than  it has ever been!

The Nu Skin Clear Action Acne Medication system is a very simple system with only 4 products
  • Clear Action Cleanser
  • Clear Action Toner
  • Clear Action Day Treatment
  • Clear Action Night Treatment
You start off  with the clear action cleanser which deep cleanses into your pores, and you know it is working because the cleanser  bubbles while it works and turns from white to clear! It leaves your face feeling smooth, but not dry or overly tight!

Next comes the clear action toner! The toner claims to calm "Angry,red skin" - I can testify to that!! I just a few days my skin had already began looking less red!

Then you follow up with the day treatment in the morning, and the night treatment at night!

The day treatment is used to revitalize and protect our complexion  using Salicylic acid that goes into your pores and dissolves the clogs that cause your breakouts.

The night treatment is used to help you wake up with healthier looking skin using  Retinol and their patented alpha lipoic acid that will clear up the remnants of your past breakouts and make your skin smoother!

This picture was taken the day I started  ( 09/ 03/ 2015 )

you can see around my nose the worst spots - Very red, very angry!

before - 9/3/15 

After 1 week  9/10/2015 
You can see a change already! The redness has begun to fade and my skin was definitely feeling smoother! I am a big fan of this product, just from the one week I've used it! 

week 1 - 9/10/15 

And the 2nd week - 9/17/2015!!
Look how clear my skin is. It has literally never been THIS clear. I am very glad i got the chance to try this product ! I know that I will continue use with nu skin because it works for me!!

One more thing I should note is that all of the other brands I tried, my face was left feeling dry, the medication tingled and or made my face feel hot, I never had that issue with this product line, my face is feeling smooth, and healthier, than it ever has!!

Learn More about Nu Skin here !

Buy Nu Skin Clear Action Medication System here! And if you purchase through that link you receive 20% off using the coupon code   EXCLUSIVE20

Friday, September 11, 2015

Slow cooker General Tsos Chicken Recipe!

This is seriously a fast prep ( 15 minutes ) GREAT meal for dinner, you can add or reduce the spice to your liking!



  • 5 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds), cut into 'bite'size pieces
  • 4 tablespoons oil ( I used peanut oil! ) 
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2  teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 11 tablespoons hoisin sauce( i used a full 8.5 oz jar. )
  • 8 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ( I used about 1/4 of a cup, but my family loves spice ) 
  • Brown Rice For serving
  1. Preheat oil in a nonstick pan or skillet over medium heat. Whisk together corn starch, salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and pepper.
  2. Add corn starch mixture and chicken pieces to a large zip lock bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken.
  3. Add coated chicken pieces to pan. Saute 1-2 minutes until browned. (It chicken will still be raw in the middle at this point, that's okay)
  4. combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl  and blend . Add half to the crockpot along with chicken pieces. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  5. Immediately before serving, Add remaining sauce to the crockpot and stir gently. Serve with rice.
********* This recipe was found on lecremedelacrumb and altered to my families liking ***********