Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fabulous Find - EcoFriendly Travel Cup

THIS is my new favorite travel/sippy cup for Miss B. It is also available in dark purple (in the pic - on my computer - it appears to be blue, but it is purple). It's made for runners, but I think it's just about perfect for Miss B. (I put the carabiners in the junk drawer. Ya never know when you might need a carabiner.)

You may have already read that we've gone organic? Well, for us, that also means no more juice boxes. I read recently that some of them have tested positive for lead but the fact that they are lined with aluminum is enough for me. Same thing with broth boxes! So, I went in search of new sippy cups for Miss B since we wouldn't be purchasing the oh-so-convenient juice boxes anymore. (I confess that I am in Juicy Juice Punch withdrawal.)

What I like most about these cups, other than the fact that they are BPA free, 5% of sales of the pink cups go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the fact that they are spill-proof is that the straws are Miss B proof. They are soft! The top portion of the straw is soft and the bottom portion (the portion below the lid) is hard. Twist the top of the cap and the soft portion of the straw folds over and the lid is sealed shut.

Miss B has destroyed so many sippy cup straws. It is unreal. We have so many cups with matching lids, but no tight-fitting straws for them. I don't even want to think about how many of them contained BPA!

Miss B hasn't even tried to chew on these straws. They are kinda short when fully extended, so that may have something to do with it. :) But anyway, I found these cups at Kroger in the seasonal items area. I think they were around $8. The only downside is they are NOT dishwasher safe. I purchased two of them.

Check 'em out if you see them anywhere. If you know someone who is a straw chewer/destroyer, this might be just the thing for them.

You can order these and similar products online Here and Here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

GFCF and...Organic

We are jumping in the deep end ($$$) and purchasing all organic items this month. And that means, among other things, grass-fed organic beef. It is going to be so expensive but after watching Food, Inc. and reading This Story, I am convinced, and I refuse to put any more stuff into Miss B's body. She doesn't need animal antibiotics or growth hormones. She has been through too much already.

This may mean that I have to drastically reduce my portion sizes of meat, or cut out meat altogether from my diet, but that's OK. Miss B is worth it.

We just got back from the Health Food Store with Applegate Farms: ham for sandwiches, bacon, and hotdogs - organic and nitrate-free.

I can hardly wait to see Miss B's beautiful eyes and face tomorrow when she has nothing going into her mouth but 100% certified organic products.

We hope you all have a very nice weekend.