Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ebble's Favorite Things: July Edition

1. I didn't read too many stellar books in July, so this is why I'm posting about Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth. This was my favorite book about pregnancy and the birthing process. If you can only read one book during pregnancy, make sure it is this one. It normalizes childbirth (rather than presenting it as a scary, unnatural phenomena), and shares the stories of women who had beautiful birthing experiences.
2. The Snap N' Go! I have a little newsflash for ya'll: employee morale in the Dallas International Airport is extremely low. You will get yelled at by 6 different employees if you so much as step foot through the front door with a BOB stroller. Despite the dozen other flights we have taken with the BOB since last December, Dallas employees would hear nothing of bringing this accessory on the airplane because "employees could break their backs." So if anyone is flying through Dallas, let me know and you can borrow my Snap N' Go. Because those lazy batches are rude.
3. The new Obsidian album by Baths is legit. Feel free to preview it on iTunes or Amazon, or whatever musical wonder you prefer.
4. This weekend is Jeff's last weekend working at Nordstrom, which means my discount soon expires. So what did I do? I bought a ton of makeup. My new favorite addition to the makeup bag is the MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara. This mascara lengthens my lashes, but also keeps them separated and organized. It also washes off easily after a long, sweaty day. In conclusion, it's a dream.
5. I found this little gem at Target. The B Toys Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Center. Everett loves this toy! He loves it on his tummy, sitting up, pulling himself up, and crawling from one side to the other. This toy has been a great solution as far as keeping him entertained while Mommy makes dinner/checks Facebook. This product can also be found at garage sales. If you're into that kind of thing.
6. MooGoo products from Australia are pretty legit. My sister (a whore for skincare products) introduced me to their awesomeness when she bought me the Mum and Baby Giftbox for my baby shower. I have sensitive skin, and it turns out Everett does too. However, we have not had any issues using these products on him. Whenever we use the Johnson & Johnson products we have in our stash, Everett always ends up with dry skin, hives, and red eyes. Similar problems do not exist with the MooGoo products. We used the Scalp Cream on his dry head when he was born, and it cleared up his cradle cap after one application; we used it every night for about 2 months for prevention. This lotion can also be used on his body, and smells incredibly natural and fresh. In addition, the Milk Wash is a great substitute for Johnson & Johnson body wash. It smells like ice cream, and I use it on my face every once in a while. P.S. if you have a Clarisonic, this wash works great with it. The only thing I did not use too often in the gift pack was the Mudder Udder Balm, only because the word "honey" can be found on the ingredient list. I'm sure the company knows what it's doing, and I was probably being overcautious. FYI, honey can cause infant botulism. But since every parent out there over the age of 40 is judging me for not giving my 7-month-old M&M's, tossed salads, and scrambled eggs, I am sure there is nothing to worry about.


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