How to make homemade low sugar apple juice

Posted on November 03, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

There is something pretty satisfying about making your own fruit juice,  it can be a big money saver and a great healthy option for your family.  By purchasing local apples in season or picking the apples yourself you can get the freshest goods at the best price. 

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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 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!

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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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Baby Friendly Family Meals Ep. 2 - Rhubarb Preserves

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

I must admit I get a little giddy when rhubarb starts to hit the farmers markets each spring.  In Ontario it is among the first of the fresh local produce, so when I catch a glimpse of its lovely pinky-green stems, my pulse quickens and I start dusting off my canning equipment, time to eat fresh local goods and get some of those beauties into jars!

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Posted in homemade baby food gives their opinion on our bibs

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

We met up with Colorado-based blog Natural Mom Reviews recently on our Etsy page and are thrilled with their recent review. But don't just take our word for it, read the whole review for yourself and let us know what you think. There is a FREE Hey Pomelo gift package worth $60 up for grabs on the site until Friday, May 25th, 2013.  Thank you Natural Mom Reviews!

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Baby Friendly Family Meals Ep1 - Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Posted on April 09, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

For our very first food centered blog post I wanted to share a huge favorite from our house. This is a different take on mac and cheese, omitting flour and butter as the base and replacing them with sweet potato. This gives the dish a wonderful sweet creamy texture and the sweet potato also lends a fun orangey colour...

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