Dopp Kit: California Baby

It’s no secret that we are big fans of California Baby around here. Everything that they stand for is in line with our own beliefs about how we treat the Earth and what we do with our time on this planet. From their 100% plant-based products to their tree-free labels to their solar-powered factories to the 100% post-consumer packaging, every single thought put into their products is made with the Earth in mind.

We were recently out for a family outing and found wild blackberries. Thankfully I don’t leave home without the bug repellent. We sprayed some on Tom Otis before he walked into the tall grass to explore and pick berries.

A few items that use daily and love fully are the hand sanitizerbug repellent, no fragrance sunscreen, eczema cream, shampoo & conditionerhand soap, and Everywhere Spritzer. You can also set up a subscription service for the items that you love the most. We have ours set for every three months. It’s like it knows exactly when our supply is going to run out, with a new box arriving just in time. – Erin 

PS… California Baby just added pet wash! I can’t wait to try that on our dog Olive.



Supper Club: Homemade Chinese Dumplings

Tom and I decided to make dumplings the other day. I’d been wanting to make them again since the last time we made them and forgot how fun it is to just set aside an entire morning devoted to cooking. I adapted this recipe by changing the filling. I used red cabbage, carrots, red onion, and shallots....
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Read: Ten Magazines For Kids & Teens

I am a magazine junkie! I have been subscribing to magazines since I was in first grade when I use to get Highlights. Then I moved on to Ranger Rick, Cricket, Sunset (I still subscribe to this one), and so on… Not much has changed and I still have about seven or eight subscriptions. Since...
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Family Field Trip… The Book!

I can’t believe that we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. I can honestly say that this is not something that I thought I would see at this level in my lifetime. At my house, we are taking it as a time for slowing down and learning deeper about the world around us....
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Wonderment: Road Trip

Photos by Erin Austen Abbott “$1.99 < Free” Exploring wonderment and sharing that with your children is one of the most magical things you could give to them. I snapped this cotton candy picture while at a truck stop while we were on a road trip from Mississippi to Texas. I had a pink cloud...
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Supper Club: Vegan Dumplings

Supper Club is back! I’ve been cooking up a storm over here in the time away from the blog. It’s my way of relaxing and de-stressing from the work day. If you are new to the blog, Supper Club is our way of cooking our way around the world and learning about the culture at...
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