I am hoping to start every Monday morning post from now through Labor day with a picture similar to this one.
My son has finally reached that age where the beach is enjoyable for both of us.
For so many years, it was more work than pleasure taking a child to the beach.
If he isn’t by the ocean, he has learned to find pleasure in sitting and doing nothing at all. In fact, I can even read a magazine in his presence.
If you have infants, toddlers and young kids, I promise there is hope!
Let’s talk sunscreen for a minute.
After last week’s post about the importance of choosing the right sunscreens, I received many comments and emails with more questions regarding products and pricing.
I know the SkinCeuticals I use and recommend especially for the face is more than you would spend at your local Target or drug store so I found a few more brands worth trying for about ten dollars or less in addition to the Babyganics that I talked about.
I have not used them myself but you can look them up online or find them at Whole Foods, Fairway Market (if you live in New York) and possibly even Target or other local stores. I think I may buy the Kiss My Face when my other bottles run out.
I also wanted to point out something interesting:
I picked up the tester bottle of Clinique sunscreen in Sephora the other day just to read the ingredients.
Oxybenzone (which is what we need to avoid) was listed as the first ingredient. I was shocked.
I may love Clinique moisturizer but their sunscreen is a no no.
As a brand known for their allergy friendly ingredients and supposedly harmless formulas, I learned an important lesson in that you cannot trust every product from the product lines you use on a regular basis without reading the individual formulas.
So. As you may know, my birthday is on Thursday. Are you as excited as I am? Well, you should be.
While I won’t be having a party this year, I still get all excited like a child wanting party cakes, pretty cupcakes, sprinkles, party plates and cute napkins.
And goodie bags.
I decided that I wanted to share the birthday fun with you so I put together this Goodie Bag Giveaway where one of you will receive the above balloon covered bag which contains a nice mix of product coupons for some of my favorite foods as well as a few other edible treats and a surprise gift card!
The exact contents of the goodie bag will remain a mystery until further notice. I mean, when you are typically handed a goodie bag, you don’t know what’s in it until you tear it open, right?
Isn’t this so fun?!
To enter the Goodie Bag Giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me something birthday related- your favorite birthday party memory, favorite thing to receive in a goodie bag or of course, your favorite birthday cake!
The winner will be announced in Thursday’s post. Good luck!
The giveaway is open only to US and Canadian residents. Sorry to my other readers but the coupons and gift cards may not work outside of this area!