Thankful Thursday: Happy New Year + What I’m Thankful for in 2014!

That was quite quick 2014, but I am very thankful for everything, the good and the bad that came my way this year. Thank you for they made me into who I am today and I will surely not trade the challenges, the memories, the struggles, the love, the blessings that the All bestowed upon me this year. They all made my year a blast!

Today we are ushering the New Year and I simply love the prospect of clean slates and new beginnings, its endless potentials and the all too exciting possibilities. Indeed, today is the start of yet another round of 365 days in our book and it all lies in our hands how we would like that book to be written.

As we welcome 2015 with arms wide open, here’s the list of what I am thankful for in 2014:

  • for my siblings, for always being there for me and for loving my little man like their own
  • for my friends whom I know will always be there no matter what
  • for the many opportunities for my blogs
  • for forging new bonds that I hope will last a lifetime
  • for my yoga teacher and my precious time on the mat, albeit quite limited
  • for my online friends and communities
  • for all the beautiful memories we were able to make this year!  :heart:
  • for items ticked off my very long list
  • for the gift of a grateful heart
  • for my loves, who are my rock, my infinite source of love and inspiration, and who are, and always will be, my most cherished blessings

And as we say goodbye to the very first day of the year, here is what I am thankful for for today:

  • for starting my 2015 on the right foot
  • for having a productive but restful day
  • for seeing dear friends I have not seen in a while
  • for the cold, lazy weather
  • for spending a lovely time outdoors
  • for the little man’s gifts

This New Year, I pray that we welcome it with hearts full of love, gratitude and hope for what is to come. May we all have a blessed and prosperous 2015. May we all make the best of what we’ve been given and may we continue to look up with thankful hearts.

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Mum Finds: Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gel Stage 2

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Oh this is another weekly theme I have been meaning to share here, Mum Finds, where I will share with you products or services that I have recently stumbled upon which I thought you might want to buy or avail for your children or your family, too. For this week, I am sharing Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gel which I have discovered a few months back in the display rack of a local Mercury Drug, where I was buying a bunch of meds for the little man at the time. Jared has been using the Pigeon Children Toothpaste for the longest time and I thought it was time to switch to another brand, hopefully a greener alternative this time around. I have been using Tiny Buds Rice Powder on the little man for a long while now and when I saw this tooth gel I knew I had to try it, too!

Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gel in a nutshell

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This is a safer training tooth gel for children aged 3 years and up. This is a Xylitol tooth gel that helps to prevent tooth decay and promote healthy gums. It has a low-foaming formula that helps children to form a good oral hygiene habit at their toddler stage, as well as introducing them to the mild, minty taste of tooth gel. This kiddie tooth gel is also free from SLS, paraben, fluoride or artificial color, which makes it safe for little ones when they accidentally swallow it.

This tooth gel retails at Php99 per 55gram tube and comes in two variants, Stage 1 Non-foaming Formula in Straberry Banana flavor and Stage 2 Low-Foaming Formula in Tutti Fruitti flavor.

Apart from Mercury Drugs branches, Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gels are also available in Baby Company stores nationwide, as well as in Landmark in Trinoma.

Why mums would love this product?

Everything that is green is all right in my book. The fact that this is a natural tooth gel puts my OC-ish mum’s mind at ease. It is safe for infants and toddlers and is also made from food-safe ingredients and is also FDA-approved. The little man have yet to get accustomed to the minty taste, however, but am sure he will get used to it in time.

To learn more about this product and a bevy of other all-natural products for our children, you might want to check out the Tiny Buds Official Facebook Page.

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Replenished My Human Heart Nature Stash

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I have recently received funds on my Paypal account and it was rather timely as I have just ran out of my Human Heart Nature’s feminine wash and laundry detergent, so off I went to shop for HHN’s products. Since the local branch closed down in June, I have no other options but to buy their products online. It is a good thing I only paid Php76 for a big box of orders. 🙂

Apart from getting a bottle of Feminine Wash, i also stock up on the little man’s shampoo and got myself a new bottle of Sunflower Seed Beauty Oil which I meant to use as an all-natural moisturizer. I have read great reviews about it and I would like to try it for myself. Plus, I also use it on the little man’s insect bites and other boo boo’s.

This time around, I opted for the 950ml bottle of Tough Love Liquid Detergent, as I did not like the laundry detergent much. Even though it is more economical, it was odorless and I prefer the citrus-y scent that the liquid detergent leaves on my little man’s clothes. Human Nature also recently came out with the new Clarifying Shampoo and I purchased a 200ml bottle to sample it.

These stocks ought to keep me covered for the next two months or so, I’ll have enough time to save up funds before the next shopping day arrives.

What natural and earth-friendly products have you purchased recently? I’d love to hear all about it in a comment below!  😀

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