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Why am I Doing This? A look back and the road forward

Posted on May 02, 2015 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Two years into this lovely craziness that is Hey Pomelo and I probably ask myself this on a weekly, even daily basis. Sometimes in despair but most of the time to remind myself what this is all for and where I hope for it all to go.

 

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Posted in eco baby, fabric, green baby, homemade, manifesto, organic, organic cotton, small business, sustainability

Cloth Diapering - the real deal on how to start and stick with it.

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Three years into it can definitely say that have seen a few disgusting things, learned some helpful tips, and I have not regretted it once. Cloth diapering is clearly the right choice from an environmental standpoint, but there is also a bonus to your baby’s sensitive skin,

 

 

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Posted in cloth diaper, eco baby, green baby, organic, organic cotton, sustainability

Make At Home, Crispy Apple Chips

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Homemade apple chips, the perfect toddler snack really.  Crispy and light they store well, are not sticky or wet, and kids just love them.  The best part is, they are pretty cheap and easy to make, as one big apple will usually give you a whole tray of chips.  I made my batch with Ida red apples and they turned out so pretty, with a bright ring of red skin on creamy white

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Posted in homemade, homemade baby food, local produce, organic, preserves, sustainability

What is Organic Cotton, and why are we using it?

Posted on November 08, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Starting with the farm and the seed, there is quite a journey between cotton seed and cotton Ts. Before the seed is even planted, the farm must first obtain an organic certification (differing between areas, GOTS, USDA etc) and do so must outline the entire proposed method of growing. 

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Posted in cotton, fabric, organic, sustainability

Homemade shea butter and calendula diaper rash cream

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment


Using shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil, this salve was surprisingly simple to pull off.  It turned out fantastically and quickly became the cure all for every skin issue in the house (well for me anyway). The shea butter makes for a rich creamy mix that melts on contact with the beeswax lending a great moisture barrier for tender healing skin.

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Posted in BeadforLife, homemade, organic, skin care

thebump.ca reviews our bibs, burp cloths and more

Posted on July 28, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments


We are so pleased to have our products featured on The Bump, Canada's Pregnancy Guide.  They really go in-depth on some of our favorite bibs and also give readers a hands-on look at our newest product...the Sasha Burp Cloth.

Read the whole review here.  Thank you thebump.ca!

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Posted in bamboo, bibs, burp cloths, fabric, organic, polyfleece, reviews

Strawberry season forever (enjoy local berries year-round)

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Very few things can match the beauty of a perfectly ripe, in season strawberry.  Every year the season seems shorter and I always wish I had more time to get strawberry preserves in jars.  Luckily, strawberries freeze beautifully and there are so many ways to use the frozen or thawed strawberries. 

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Posted in homemade baby food, local produce, organic, preserves, strawberries

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