3 Ways You Can Help Foster Imagination in Your Children

3 Ways You Can Help Foster Imagination in Your Children

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine. Children are born with a sense of imagination. I've never taught my children how to pretend play. It was something they started on their own. Most days my home turns into a castle where we host elegant balls and tea parties. There is the occasional dragon that appears, but the brave princes are quick to fend him off and protect their sisters I mean fair maidens. Cardboard … [Read more...]

30 All Natural Homemade Scrub Recipes

30 all natural homemade scrub recipes

Your skin is your largest organ. It helps protect your organs, holds you all together, and keeps your body temperature regulated. But it can also be one of the most overlooked body parts because we see it every day. One way we can pamper our skin is to exfoliate. Do you exfoliate your skin? No matter what your skin type is, exfoliation is a smart move. Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells and allows healthy new skin cells to generate more efficiently. Simply put, it's one of the most … [Read more...]

Gardening with Children: My First Garden

Gardening with Children My First Garden

Gardening with children is magical. Not only do they get to learn about where their food comes from, but they get to enjoy the earth by getting down and dirty! Just watch to make sure they don't eat it. Capturing your child’s attention to join you in the garden is an easy and beneficial task. It is a great way for them to develop a love for plants, trees, and it encourages healthy food choices. But how do you get started? How do you introduce your child to gardening. If you already have a … [Read more...]

Spring Favorites from Moody Sisters

Spring Favorites from Moody Sisters-2

If you've been following Beauty in the Mess for awhile, then you know that one of my favorite skincare companies is Moody Sisters. I was so excited to review their Spring Sparkle Sampler Bag! SO many great goodies. I love their products so much they are included in both my Top 10 Must Haves for Moms on the Go and My Top 10 Must Have Beauty Products! The Spring Sparkle Sampler Bag contains 4 oz Hydrating Toning Mist, 0.5 oz Bronzing Body Butter, Glamorous Eye Shadow sample, and 2 oz Travel … [Read more...]

Octopus Enrichment Program at SEA LIFE Aquarium

Octopus Enrichment Program SEA LIFE-2

I am a member of the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Parent Council and receive admission to cover media events. Did you know that Giant Pacific Octopuses have special cells in their skin that allow them to change colors and textures {YES! I said TEXTURES! It's SO amazing!}? Did you know they can blend in with even the most intricately patterned plants, rocks, and even wooden backgrounds? Maybe you already knew that. But, did you know they only have one solid mass on their body, which is … [Read more...]

3 Ways to End Picky Eating

3 Ways to End Picky Eating

Plum Organics® sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. Mealtimes can be hard. Before having children of my own, I remember talking with friends who had kids about the battle of the wills at meals. Many felt like short order cooks. It was hard to find recipes that everyone in the family enjoyed. Others had children who would only eat one or two things. Usually those were chicken nuggets and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Of course I vowed {silently} that if we were … [Read more...]