Hey friends! Happy Tuesday:) I have been so crazed lately with our trip, work, and everything with the new house that I seem to have neglected my little internet space a bit. I have made sure to make super quick check-ins with my weekly photo dumps and beer talk, but that’s about it.
SO, today I want to share with you some cool stuff. Jumping right in…
A couple of months ago I got in touch with Jordana who just launched her small shop WildRootsandCo. She’s based out of Calgary (yay local!) and when I got to snooping through her Instagram account, I quickly got hooked on her handmade cosmetic bags.
We got to chatting, and once her shop launched in September, I was able to get my hands on the starburst print bag!
Ok, that’s a lie. Wes got his hands on it first. Then proceeded to pack/unpack all of my makeup into it.
I absolutely love the color and that it’s not super stiff so that I can smoosh it into my luggage while traveling (and smoosh it I did on this most recent trip!) Best part? It’s easily washable. No wait, best part? It’s made locally. Yep- I love to support local whenever I can.
A bit about Jordana-
- She’s a mom to 3 girls
- She teaches the 2nd grade
- She has a BFA in technical design aka: sewing
- She has a super supportive hubby and opened the shop to show her girls they can go after anything they want in life
- She wants WildRootsandCo to represent her… a mom, wife, woman and life learner!
Be sure to also check out her Instagram page for products and upcoming markets!
I also came across another small shop while at the Airdrie Farmers Market a while back: Munckin & Sprout Creations. Corrie makes some of the most adorable maxaloons (and other kids clothing). I had never heard on maxaloons before, but they’re basically pants that have extended cuffs and waistband so that as the child grows, you can gradually unroll the material and they still fit! Great idea for my little sprout 😉
The fabric is so soft and she does custom orders so I quickly got three pair. Can you guess which fabric Tyler chose?
Yep, he chose the Avengers.
I’ve washed them quite a few times already and they’re still super soft and stretchy. There’s only one trick with these pants though- being able to properly roll the cuffs and waistband when you’ve got a squirmy toddler on your hands!
Alright, last up: Kismet Essentials Coco Rinse. I don’t know if you follow me on social media (you don’t?! Shame on you! Here’s some links–> twitter, instagram, snapchat: nutcaseinpoint) but a while back, I posted some photos and videos of this stuff. And I loved it.
What is Coco Rinse? It’s cool, that’s what it is.
All joking aside, it’s an oil-pulling kit which uses DME, virgin, organic coconut oil (that’s also certified fair trade!). Apparently this method is an ancient dental procedure that has been used to pull toxins from the body. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of it until a couple of years ago, but never thought to try it myself.
Some of the benefits include: fresher breath, reduced plaque, whiter teeth, smoother skin, better digestion.
The kit is pretty easy to use: empty one packet into you mouth and swish the contents around for 10-20 minutes. Then you spit it out and brush your teeth as normal.
I made it a point to do this every morning while I got my coffee ready, prepped breakfast and mentally prepared for the day ahead (before getting Wes from his crib). After doing this for 14 days, I did notice that my breath was minty fresh- thanks to the mint flavor of the coconut oil- and my teeth felt as clean as if I just went to the dentist. You know, the best feeling ever.
Oh hey, look at that empty box. I was so excited to use the kit, that I forgot to save any photos. Whoops.
Interested in trying Kismet Essentials Coco Rinse for yourself? Check out their site here to order. The company is based out of Vancouver, BC BUT they ship worldwide!
So that’s it from this end… A big thanks to Jordana, Corrie, & Kismet for their wonderful products!