Fitbit Flex Review Updated:

Updated: My Flex died less then two moths later. The unit stopped charging. Since Fitbit’s customer service requires you to mail the old one in and wait for a new one to get mailed back, I’ll be without any of my data for the immediate future, which means I’ll have the colored bands here but no actual Fitbit. I no longer recommend this product and changed my mind in purchasing [...]

 

Beauty I Can't Be Without

1. Lavinila Healthy Deodorant I stumbled on this at Whole Foods and after much hemming and hawing at plunking down 14 bucks on pit stick, I decided to give it a go. Paraben and Aluminum free I was 99% sure it would end up banished to my medicine cabinet with the rest of stink inducing failures that I’ve tried (Tom’s of Maine, I’m looking at you). I was blown away [...]

 

Welcome to the Toddler Thunderdome

Dear past me, when you had this mental image of your sweet girls holding hands and playing dolls together? Yeah…have fun with that. My girls are now 3 1/2 and 2 and some days they do play well together and I look at them fondly and think “we should TOTALLY have a 3rd” (my husband says nay) and then they sprout little horns under their halos and start fighting like [...]

 

I <3 BOB

Last week as I took the girls for a run around the 4.5 mile lake trail near our home, it occurred to me that while I ruminated on our used strollers, I never actually wrote a review for our current stroller now. So what did we end up going with? We caved and sold the City Mini and bought the BOB SE duallie and never looked back. Places where we’ve [...]

 

2 Year old Honey Badger

Ah the terrific twos. Something we didn’t really appreciate so much when we had a two year old and an infant. It seems the differences between my first born and my second are so much more apparent with a 3 year old and a 2 year old. We fondly call our 2 year old Honey Badger since at 2 year old, Honey Badger doesn’t give a shit. 3 year old: [...]

 

Hooray for Hurraw!

I started using Hurraw! when I discovered their amazing black cherry tinted lip balm at Wegmans. Since then I had moved through the coconut lip balm and was pondering what other colors were available when a swift Google opened me to the wonders of their website . Made with all natural, vegan, and raw ingredients, these lip balms are in a word…amazing. My go to favorite is the black cherry which [...]

 

Comfy Sack Lounger Review Update

Latest Update: Nearly one year later and I have to say the Love Sac wins hands down. When we moved out of state we splurged and got the Super Sac.  When it comes to fabric quality and comfort, the difference is huge. We delegated the Comfy Sack to the basement where the fabric attracts every little bit of dust. The fabric is so thin it is looking really icky and [...]

 

Kids meet Con

Considering I have a piles of graphic novels, walls full of eclectic art, and a plethora of “toys” it was no surprise that my girls would start to become interested in all things awesome too. My 3 year old has dubbed Batman (Batman Beyond) as “cute” and she has an innate knowledge of superheros that extend far beyond our Netflix queue.  So it was with minimal arm twisting that I convinced my husband (who owns [...]

 

Awesome Con DC

Know what happens when 2 geeks meet and fall in love and produce 2 geeklings? Eventually you expose them to their first Con, which for us will be Awesome Con DC. Considering that my 3 year old begs to watch Futurama and has dubbed Batman Beyond as “cute”, I’m thinking this is going to be an epic event for Crayon Casa. Awesome Con DC Is Almost Here WASHINGTON, D.C., April [...]

 

You Know You're a Stay at Home Mom When

- You’ve had a conversation why pants must be worn in public. This conversation is usually preceded by a plea to put on underwear. – A solo trip to Target feels like a spa day – You know entirely too many animated character’s backstories and why is it that Dora is wearing a shirt that is like 2 sizes too small?   – You find yourself getting into excellent shape since the [...]