Photo Friday - July 7, 2017


A precious moment between Everest and Sienna inside our local Target store - big brother trying to meticulously brush his sister's hair.

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Making the Most with Your Bundles of Joy (in More Ways Than One)



My daughter is a quintessential second child: in a hurry to go places---in every sense. I can vividly recall eating lunch with two friends and their children when Sienna was 4 months old. She wriggled in my lap, reaching for the irresistible morsels on my plate as I held her in my lap and restricted her reach. I was answering a question from my friend, H, and was mid-sentence... when my small and determined infant reached out onto the table quite suddenly, like a cobra when it strikes, successfully grabbing a noodle from my alfredo fettuccine and bringing it immediately to her mouth. Sweet victory. She had been trying to get her hands on food for weeks by this time. At this point, I was stunned. But I couldn't help but giggle and admire her tenacity and determination. I decided to finally concede to her wishes: from that moment on, Sienna ate each and every thing she could get her little fingers on.

It was clear to me even on that first day with her at the hospital that she was her own person and she makes her own rules. A fact that proves itself each and every day. With a strong personality, she clashes often with her older brother, Everest. But nothing is as sweet and moving as watching them share an affectionate moment together, spontaneously holding hands, having a conversation in baby babble, or cuddling with one another.

My two toddlers, now nearly 5 and 2 respectively, have many things in common---including the diaper brand they wear: Huggies®! Thanks to their unbeatable design, diaper blowouts have not been a common experience for us (in fact, it's happened only once in 3 years).

One of the valuable lessons that children offer to us is their ability to enjoy the little things. With their imagination, they are able to accomplish so much with little or nothing. Errands are an unfortunate reality of adult life, and in our household I try to manage them all throughout the work week so that we can focus exclusively on family time for the weekends. Not an easy task, especially with two toddlers in tow. But they constantly remind me of how much fun we can have together even during tasks that we consider mundane, if we take the opportunity when we see it. Take boxes for example: my toddlers have used our Huggies boxes as rocket ships, cars, castles, ships, trains, houses, and so much more! Their enjoyment out of repurposing the boxes we buy our Huggies in from Sam's Club have been a vehicle for their imaginative play, and as such, they get excited when it's time to pick up more diapers and Pull-Ups!


For a limited time you can save on your Huggies essentials at Sam's Club. You will receive $10 off a purchase of two select Huggies diapers, wipes, and Pull-Ups---or $18 off three or more. Talk about bundles of joy! This offer ends soon and you don't want to miss it. Look for a wide range of Huggies products at your local Sam's Club!

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Duke + Wellness = One Happy Kitty #HealthyMeetsHappy


This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the availability of Wellness Complete Health and NEW Complete Health Grain Free Cat Food available at PetSmart, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness or PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

Our animal companions rely on us for their food, the conditions of their living space, sources of entertainment---everything, when it comes down to it. Which is why I was aware the moment that my family took in Duke that it would be my responsibility to provide our family pet with a healthy, balanced diet. When it came to cat food, I knew finding a wholesome natural source of nutrition. I found a great variety of Wellness® natural pet food options at my local PetSmart. Wellness® Complete Health™ancestral grain-free and Carrageenan-free recipes are carefully formulated and optimized with vitamins and minerals for a hearty recipe that contains no fillers. You won't find any soy, corn, wheat, or artificial colors and flavors in these foods.

Anyone familiar with cats know they've little in common with the beloved cartoon character, Garfield, who seems to often scarf food down even before he really know what it is. Cats can be picky, finicky eaters! So unsure of what to expect, I held my breath when I picked up a bag of Wellness Complete Health grain-free dry food, and brought it home. But I needn't have worried. The Wellness grain-free Complete Health chicken-based formula was a smashing hit!

In fact, Duke is so fond of his food staple that I've caught him trying to bite his way into the bag on many occasions. He never appeared very excited about mealtime prior, but since switching to Wellness I've noticed an uptick in enthusiasm. He will remind me it's mealtime if I'm even 10 minutes past the regular time, meowing at me insistently, and when it's clear I am going to oblige and feed him, he jumps up to his food dish eagerly (and impatiently, might I add). I have noticed an improvement in the condition of his fur as well, which seems more luscious and bushy than ever. I certainly hoped we would have good results with Duke's switch to the grain-free diet from Wellness, but the changes absolutely exceeded my expectations. It has been wonderful to see that Duke has been enjoying and benefiting from the better nutrition available to him with his Wellness grain-free dry kibble.

You can now recycle select Wellness products through Terracycle, a leader in upcycling and recycling. This partnership between Wellness and Terracycle was established to help eliminate waste as part of their dedication to long-term sustainability. The Terracycle program is open to individuals, schools, and organizations to give everyone the opportunity to make a difference. You simply ship any empty Wellness® Complete Health and Wellness® CORE dry food packages to Terracycle---for free. For doing your part to minimize waste, you will have to opportunity to earn gifts or cash for each pound of waste you send, or donate to your favorite school or nonprofit organization! Click here to sign up for the Terracycle program today.

Celebrate the Year of the Cat with Wellness! After all, the felines in our lives deserve to be celebrated---and don't they know it. Look for the Wellness® Complete Health and Wellness® Complete Health grain-free dry and wet food options at your local PetSmart.


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The Cycling Jersey That is Changing the World





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It's not often you find clothing that feels good to wear and does good in the world, too. But look no further, Andrew Gonzalez of Pillar Heights is challenging the apparel norm with his revolutionary Technical Hemp Cycling Jersey.

Features
• Men's and women's styles
• Long and short sleeve options
• Aerodynamic

• Naturally UV protective
• Designed to be functional for every ride, on every use
• Technical Hemp naturally regulates temperate to help you keep cool on hot, sunny days and warm in colder conditions
• Antibacterial properties of hemp help you maintain a fresh and clean feel
• Gym hook loop for quick and easy storing
• Versatile and timeless design
• Durable material
• Waterproof left pocket for safe storing of delicate belongings
• Material is quick drying
• Large center pocket to carry what you need with you, without the ungainly appearance that results from the use of side pockets
• Natural properties do not wash away (unlike chemical treatments on competitor products in the world of cycling apparel) which means you never lose the benefits from your Technical Hemp jersey products

Being a cyclist himself, Andrew knows firsthand the kind of nuisance issues that come up with the type of cycling apparel on the market. To him, riding a bicycle isn't just a way to get from point A to point B, but a lifestyle---whether you utilize a bike for your commute, as a means of exercise, or simply for pleasure. Naturally, he has become acutely aware of the many flaws in the type of gear available on the market for a cyclist. It became apparent over time that if he wanted the perfect cycling jersey, he would have to make it himself. And he did. He started with a prototype that has been perfected through trial and error, utilizing his knowledge of business and textiles---acquired over 10 years as the owner of Lucid Lifestyle, a brick and mortar (as well as online) sustainable apparel boutique with a storefront on the popular Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During the last 4 years, being the entrepreneurial Canadian business owner that he is, Andrew fine-tuned his design and tested the product vigorously with the assistance of his team. To ensure the result was nothing less than the best jersey for your ride. He said his goodbyes to his successful business on Whyte Ave in order to pursue his passion---a cycling jersey that changes the world.

How? Using eco-friendly hemp as the base of his jersey design, which is not only easier on the environment than many alternatives but also ideal for performance, and doing good business right out of his neighborhood in Vancouver, British Columbia. Feeding the homeless, and going even further by donating to UNICEF in order to help children in developing countries, as part of his commitment to making the world a better place one day at a time. Pillar Heights is innovative at its core and looking to make products that have a place in a more ethical, sustainable future. As well as set out to prove that good business and a good conscious go hand in hand. If you've ever talked to Andrew Gonzalez, you know he's the kind of passionate, colorful, and driven individual necessary to see such an ambitious vision through.

Now that you're as excited about the Technical Hemp Jersey as we are, here's what you can do to be a part of this movement: visit the Kickstarter campaign to read more about the story of Pillar Heights and their Technical Hemp Jersey (as well as what's in store for them in the future). Make your pledge and snag a jersey of your very own at an amazing price, and in doing so receive an incredible product and support the campaign that is already making a difference in the East Hastings community! Be sure to share the campaign with your friends. Alone we can make a difference, together we can create change. Let's make this happen!


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Tea Love: Inspired by the Land Down Under (May 2017)


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Tea Collection was born in San Francisco, and like the eclectic city from which it was created, it is inspired by the world. Enjoy the flavor of places far and wide... without ever having to leave home, necessarily. Tea Collections continues into 2017 with another installment of their line inspired by the great Down Under---Australia.



#1. Whether you're planning on a vacation, staycation, or neither this summer, you can enjoy a little bit of paradise at home---and everywhere else you go---with the Coral Fern Smocked Romper. We can't get over how stunning this sweet little number is. Available for toddlers up to preteen with sizes from 2 to 12. This lovely romper is only available in "Deep Sea," but let's not kid ourself... who would pick another color over this print?
$35.50



#2. The Bloomfield Tiered Sundress in "Indigo" is the type of wardrobe staple you'll find yourself grabbing for all season long (or longer!). With the subtle beauty and neutral color, it's sure to go with almost everything---if not every single thing---in your little girl's wardrobe!  Find this piece on the Tea Collection website in sizes from 2 to 12.
$39.50







#3. Another great wardrobe option for little citizens is the Queensland Tank Dress in "Glaze Blue." This apparel item is especially gorgeous when paired with the Old Soles Mantra Sandal. This style is certainly comfortably, and easily casual or dressy depending on what it is worn with.
$35.50





#4. Vibrant and artsy, we think the Tentacles Photoreel Tee would pass the "cool test" for most boys of all ages. After all, how can you argue with a t-shirt depicting a creature from the deep that is funky looking and slimy? You reel-y can't lose! This unique tee is exclusively available in "Olympia" in sizes 2 up to 12.
$26.50





#5. For the Forest Dragon Graphic Tee you'll find lovely shades of blues and greens married with white to comprise a lizard on this brown tee. An option neutral enough to carry you well into the warmer days of the autumn season. Available in "Tortoise," in sizes from 2 to 12, this tee may become a favorite for both you and your child when coupled with the Appaman Houston Fedora---a truly irresistible combination!
$22.50



#6. One pattern and two solid pairs of shorts come together in a package deal for this set, a practical choice for the blazing heat in the summer months ahead. We'd place the This Way to Wonga Set under the category of wardrobe staples. The striped pair are an excellent option for the Tentacles Photoreel Tee above, and the blue and light grey pairs will go with nearly everything else! The set, available in "Multi," comes in sizes as small as 3 and as large as 12.
$79.00


#7. We've seen the forecast for this summer---and it's filled with rompers! It's hard to argue with the practicality of this all-in-one type of style which you'll find in sizes ranging from 0-3 months to 18-24 months. The littlest citizens are well-suited to the most sweet and charming pieces, and the Locals Only Two-Tone Romper in "Soft Peach" certainly fits the bill! This styles offers black and white stripes and are put together with a butterfly pattern for a result that's quite delightful.
$29.50

#8. The best of both worlds from the Coral Fern Smocked Romper and Bloomfield Tiered Sundress is none other than the Botanical Baby Outfit in "Chalk." Too precious for words, we think the best description for this set might be "a little bit of the old and a little bit of the new." The shorts are too cute and could almost be a retro piece, and it's absolute perfection with the colorful pattern of the top. This combo available in 3-6 months up to 4T is photo-ready!
$39.50


#9. Adorable romper overload continues with the Dicksonia Antarctica Tank Rmpr. We can picture an infant or toddler sporting this cute piece with a pair of brown sandals at the beach on a warm summer day. Might we suggest the Livie & Luca Captain Sandals? It's a match made in heaven! You will find this boys' romper in "Olive Drab" on Tea Collection in small sizes starting with 0-3 months and up to 18-24 months.
$24.50




#10. To boldly go where no tee has gone before! Who wouldn't adore the Apollo Bay Pocket Baby Tee? This style is for infants starting at 3-6 months and up to toddlers wearing 4T. Four colors are featured on this color block tee, making it perfect to pair with just about any pants or shorts. Need we say more? Also available in "Paprika" and "Royal."
$19.50
How are you spending Memorial Day weekend? Tell us all about it in the comments below! And, of course, the holiday weekend also means: sales! Don't miss out on this opportunity to stock up on amazing apparel for the little citizens in your life with the Tea Collection Memorial Day weekend sale offering 25% off. You can find all of the items listed above and much, much more! Use the code LORIKEET at checkout.



Pictured (from left to right): Cassie Hi-Lo Dress in "Chalk" still available in all sizes from 2 to 12 ($42.92), Beech 18 Graphic Tee in "Foliage"currently available in sizes from 2 to 5, 7, and 12 ($16.95), Maryborough Embroidered Romper in sizes from 0-3 months to 18-24 months ($20.95), and Tasmanian Devil Graphic Tee in "Paprika" still available in sizes from 3-6 months up to 3T ($12.95)*


*prices are before applying any discount code

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I did not receive any compensation from the brand mentioned above, or others sources, in relation to the writing of this content. However, I will receive a small compensation when purchases are made through these links. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission.

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Get Fit and Stay Fit with U by Kotex Fitness



Me and fitness go way back to the year I started my period. Like with most---if not all---teenage girls, it was an awkward and confusing time evolving from "girl" to "woman." One of my favorite bodily changes to adjust to? My metabolism. Unforeseen and unwelcome, I quickly bloated and gained until I went from a size 6 to a size 14---all in one year. I wasn't so crazy about this "period" stuff. Least of all because it was gross. My self-esteem hit an all-time low, only exacerbated by being the victim of bullying about my weight at the hands of my very own family. Well, you know what they say about the bottom. There's no way but up. So up, I went. Over the following 6 months, I didn't lose a lot of weight. But I worked out consistently, and slimmed down until I was a "lean and mean" size 6, and so much healthier than when I had been that size before.

As a mother, fitness and I started having relationship problems again (that has a tendency to happen, doesn't it?). We weren't communicating anymore, and we weren't seeing each other either. We decided it was best to see other people, at least for the time being. So fitness moved on to see other people---a lot of other people, after all, my local gym is always occupied during operating hours. And me? Well, I became close with a newborn (and inevitably an infant, and toddler) who had all kinds of fun stuff coming out of all of his orifices. Good times.

Months came and went... Who am I kidding? Years. Years came and went... and before I knew it, I had arrived at a point where my son was wanting more time with his dad, and this looked like the perfect opportunity for me and fitness to start seeing each other again (wink wink!). It's always humbling to return back to the gym only to discover that you don't just pick up where you left off... but instead feel like you're starting at the beginning all over again. Thank goodness for muscle memory, at least. With persistence, I got back to where I had left off, and in much less time than when I first started working out regularly. Now, as a mother of two, I find the most important thing to staying fit as a parent is consistency. And it takes products I can rely on to perform optimally to make me comfortable and help me stay fit. That's why, when it's that time of the month, I use U by Kotex Fitness. For my solo workouts using the treadmill and weight machines, and for my favorite zumba classes, the reliable performance of the U by Kotex Fitness tampons and pantyliners keep me going---always.


You can get a U by Kotex Fitness products at an even better price for a limited time with this coupon on Ibotta. So get the coupon, and then head into your nearest Walgreens to find your fitness and pick up the U by Kotex Fitness feminine hygiene products that work for you. For more information, head over to Daily Break.

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The Rescue of Duke and Where #HealthyMeetsHappy

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This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the availability of Wellness Complete Health and NEW Complete Health Grain Free Cat Food available at PetSmart, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness or PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

We welcomed Duke to the family two months ago, adopted straight from a shelter shortly after he was surrendered. What can I really say about the state this cat was in when we first laid eyes on him? He was in poor shape, to say the least. Grossly underweight, and his beautiful, long apricot-colored hair was heavily matted. The volunteer who spoke with us informed us that his entire underside had consisted of so much matting, that they had no choice but to shave it off. To boot, his tail was on the slender side, looking disproportionate to his shape and general size, an indication that his nutrition wasn't where it should be. We knew immediately that there would be a lot of work involved, but we knew where Duke belonged: home.

The "road to recovery" for Duke had to begin with the most essential task: getting him on a wholesome diet that offered the nutrition needed to make him happy and healthy. I knew nothing less than an amazing food would be suitable, considering that our feline friends and other animal companions eat the same food every day---unlike the varied diet that most of their owners maintain. Naturally, I turned to Wellness as the source for not only adequate, but optimal nutrition to establish and maintain Duke's health. And let me tell you, he was happy with this dry cat food from the get-go! I quickly discovered that Duke is a picky feline, and not just any food will do. He prefers certain flavors, and textures, to others. Through trial and error, I've found he won't even walk up to bother sniffing some foods---whether wet or dry---and impatiently paw at others before I've even managed to finish opening the packaging. Standards certainly suited to royalty, I'd say.

Wellness® Complete Health™was a selection that Duke simply couldn't eat fast enough. I was very pleased to find the wide range of Wellness products available at my local Petsmart. He loved it immediately. His preference? The Wellness® Complete Health™ Grain Free Adult with deboned chicken and chicken meal. He enjoys this recipe so thoroughly, he will happily chow down a few pieces as a treat between feedings, and even choose it over several brands of cat treats! The grain-free options from Wellness are available in three varieties, and in sizes from 2.5 lbs to 11.5 lb bags. The Wellness standard for natural ingredients sets them apart from competitors, keeping their recipes free from unnecessary junk. I was very impressed at how well that these recipes are formulated, sourcing high quality ingredients, including sources of omega fatty acids, to create an excellent food. The Wellness Complete Health cat food has certainly received Duke's stamp of approval, and Wellness is certainly where healthy meets happy!

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The Wellness varieties of 11.5 pound bags available at my nearest Petsmart location.

My local Petsmart carries two of the Wellness Complete Grain Free options.

Duke enjoying his breakfast: Wellness all the way.

Full and content, Duke is ready for some leisurely time, but not too far from his favorite food!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wellness®.
All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission.

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