Monday, July 23, 2012


Are you on Pinterest?  I am!  If not, you should be!  What is Pinterest you ask? Straight from their Pinning 101- 
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
I love pinning crafting items, my dream home ideas and fun holiday decorations and recipes. I love that there is a Pinterest app for iPhone.  It is one of my go to apps when I'm feeding Cole in the middle of the night! One of my boards is "Make for baby" and I really do want to make all (OK, I don't have the time with a full time job and a 3 month old!) some of this stuff!  Kirk also loves to cook, so I'm hoping he makes more than a few things from my "Cookies, Cakes & Cupcakes" or my "yummy" boards! We want to get a "Saw it, Pinned it, Made it" weekly (or biweekly... because life with both of us working full time and a new baby is crazy! lol) feature on the blog, linking back to the pinned project and pictures, and maybe step by steps, of our version of these pins! 

Screen cap of my latest pins, I love the iPhone app!
Do you have your own "Saw it, Pinned it, Made it"?  I'd love to hear about it and see pictures if you have them! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

5x7 Folded Card

Dots White Sky 5x7 folded card
Modern greeting cards and party invitations by Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Banana Boat 101 Days of Summer Play

It is officially summer time! Summer time means the kids are out of school, backyard BBQs, pool parties, the beach, and more.  You name it, and it's probably outside.  Being a Florida girl, I spent a good amount of my summer times outside growing up.  Heck, I still do! One thing that is a must when you're outside is a good sunscreen.  Now that I have my own little guy,you can believe he'll be wearing the infant sunscreen once he is big enough.

This is where Banana Boat comes in! They have just come out with their new line of sunscreen- Banana Boat Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion; and modernmami and Zannaland held a local family event to show it off.

 It's great- made out of naturally sourced sunscreen additives that reflect UVA & UVB rays. Banana Boat Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion undergoes extensive testing for seven conditions- sun, wind, sweat, pool water, ocean water, sand & 100° heat; all of which are major parts of being outdoors in Florida, especially in the summer. 

Some great facts about Banana Boat Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion:
·         100% naturally-sourced mineral sunscreen active with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
·         Oxybenzone-free
·         Paraben-free
·         Gentle on sensitive and delicate skin
·         Proven effective against sunburn and to help prevent long-term skin damage
·         Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
·         Water resistant
·         Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation

      They have 3 versions- regular SPF 50+ (dermatologist tested and gentle on sensitive skin); Kids Tear Free, Sting Free SPF 50+  (pediatrician tested, hypoallergenic, won't run in your kids eyes): & Baby Tear Free, Sting Free SPF 50+ (pediatrician tested, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, mild on babies skin).

      You should be able to find Banana Boat Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion in mass stores, grocery stores & drug stores. I know that I personally have found it on the shelf at Target, Walmart, and Babies R Us. Suggested retail is $11.49 for a 4oz tube.

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