If anyone knows me they know I love a good body butter. My skin is on the dryer side so I need to stay extra hydrated no matter what season we are in. Trader Joe’s has an amazing body butter which I purchase quite often. It smells absolutely deliscious and moisturizes my skin very well. Did I mention it smells good? Haha I’m obsessed. I do also love Vaseline Cocoa Butter as well however it’s a lotion consistency not a butter so it’s lighter. Anyway way I highly recommend this body moisturizer especially with the dryer cooler weather coming. They currently have a Pumpkin scent available at Trader Joe’s. Happy Fall!
My almost 11 month old son is a great eater. I haven’t pureed any food for the passed month. He has 4 teeth and continues to teeth like crazy making it easier to chew a larger variety of food. However, meat is a challenge. I have made meatballs, roasted chicken and fish. Sometimes I think its not soft enough, too dry or he just isn’t into the texture. It can get extremely frustrating trying t figure him out. So I have decided to put meat on the back burner for a bit and use quinoa as a protein source. It can definitely help him digest his food better than meat and he seems to not mind it. I made up a simple meal using Quinoa and Mixed Vegetables. Go to my Baby Recipe Page for full recipe.
I couldn’t wait until our New Jersey weather got a little bit cooler so we can go apple picking. This passed Sunday was the perfect day to go to Pennings Farm & Orchard in Warwick, NY. They have a huge property and offer so much more than just picking apples. They have a cidery, a beer garden, a market place, petting zoo, playground and all types of fresh food stands for your liking. You can take your family there and spend the entire day. We met a bunch of other couples with their kids and had a great day. The apple cider donuts are a personal favorite. I made sure to take a bag home with us. It was rather crowded and you definitely had to wait on lines so next year I want to plan a Monday for us to go. We would have the whole place to ourselves! When Jameson gets bigger he will be a lot more engaged however he was loving the scenery and had his eyes everywhere. I would say our Sunday Funday was a success.
Transitioning to solid food has for sure been a challenge for my 10 month old. These egg muffins have made it way easier. They are packed with protein and let me know that he is getting all his nutrition with also sneaking in some veggies. Meal prepping has always made me feel more at ease knowing what I’m eating and creating options for the week especially for the little ones. Go to my Baby Recipe Page and check out this easy recipe.
Check out my Adult Recipe Page for the beginning of many to come of my fall recipes. I have been enjoying meat this summer however beans are my absolute favorite and will take them as my protein any day over meat. I know the weather hasn’t been so fall but it is on its way and what better way to enjoy the cozy crisp fall air than a hot bowl of soup.
Today was a spa day! Sojo Spa Club is a hidden gen in Edgewater, New Jersey. The panoramic views of New York City from the Washington Bridge to Battery Park are simply breathtaking.
My girlfriends and I decided to spend our day of play to relax. At our arrival after our check-in which required no reservation, we we received a bracelet with a numbered tag . We were advised to remove our shoes and place them in a shoes locker. No shoes were permitted anywhere in the facility.
We proceeded to the locker room, changed in our bathing suits, got our robes and headed towards the saunas and therapy rooms. My favorite one was the Himalayan Salt Sauna. I lasted the longest in there. The air was clean and clear and my breathing felt smoother. The Ice Sauna was so interesting because you weren’t necessarily freezing in there. It was refreshing and crisp.
After our indoor bath house experience we decided to explore outside. There are 8 floors of all different sun decks, outdoor pools and baths. My favorites were the Silk Bath, the Foot Massage Path and the Infinity Pool.
We had such a great time and will most certainly be back. Unfortunately there weren’t any appointments available for additional spa services that were at a convientent time for us. We had purchased general addmission to check the place out and definitely liked what we saw and will be booking appointments ahead of time for sure. They have a whole menu of services that you can get that are extremely reasonably priced. I’m looking forward to our next visit!
For all my moms experimenting with your baby’s food and taking it to the next level, this is for you! I started making my 10month old baked chicken and fish, mac and cheese, egg muffins etc. I’ve also been cutting up fresh fruit for him to try and giving him pieces of cheese. It is definitely tough and takes a lot of patience. If you have any questions or want more details please don’t hesitate to message me on my Contact Page and I will help as much as I can.