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Navigating Halloween

October 23, 2015

 halloween haul

Halloween is such a fun time of year for kids and adults alike. Costumes, decorations, candy, candy, and more candy. I haveso many fond memories of Trick or Treating when I was a kid, and honestly my favourite memory was at the end of the night, dumping out all of the candy that I had collected, and sorting them into categories.

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Nut-free snack for school

September 25, 2015

My daughters class is nut-free, so we’re always looking for healthy and nut-free snacks. The Classic Glo Bar recipe from fellow Canadian Angela Liddon’s amazing vegan cookbook is a great alternative. It’s so much healthier than typical granola bars, packed with hemp, chia, oatmeal, seeds, and held together with a mix of brown rice syrup (has a lower glycemic index so you’ll avoid blood sugar spikes) and nut-free butter.

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The Perfect Fall Snack

September 17, 2015

Who doesn’t like banana bread really? It’s the classic snack, great for on-the-go and terrific as a litter-less snack for school-aged kids. A lot of coffee shops often sell individually wrapped slices, but to me they’re often lacking flavour, or made with questionable ingredients, and way too much sugar for my palate.

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Back To School!

September 02, 2015

Wow, I cannot believe it is September already! Why does the summer always fly by? My eldest requested a new lunch bag this week, and it got me thinking about the eco-friendly choices we make as a family when packing lunches for school.

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Bare Bum Balm: Not for bums only!

July 09, 2015

Sola Skincare Bare Bum Balm

While at the beach the other day (where we’ve been spending a lot of time lately – not complaining!) a good friend mentioned how she had been using our Bare Bum Balm on a rash that had developed on her older sons body after too much time in the pool.

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The Connection Between Early Puberty and Chemicals?

June 18, 2015

When reading Aviva Domm’s article, “What’s a Mom to Do? Preventing Early Puberty and Hormone Problems In Our Daughters” I wasn’t surprised that the second BIGGEST contributor to early puberty in girls was exposure to environmental toxins.

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Protecting Chapped Cheeks in Colder Weather

Protecting Chapped Cheeks in Colder Weather

November 24, 2014

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God's Little Acre

God's Little Acre

October 17, 2014

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Bare Bum Balm: Not Only for Bums!

Bare Bum Balm: Not Only for Bums!

October 04, 2014

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What's New At Sola Skincare: Bare Bum Balm

November 04, 2013

Made with soothing and calming ingredients, Bare Bum Balm is used to heal and protect the delicate skin of a baby.

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Bare Bum Balm and Chick Pea Blondies

October 09, 2013

Today I was busy getting new labels written out and ordered, working out the design and text for our new Bare Bum Balm (which will be making it’s debut later this month), and generally doing some thinking on how to word things, different containers to consider, that sort of thing. 

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Masala Chai Tea Concentrate

Masala Chai Tea Concentrate

October 07, 2013

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