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Adrienne Fisher, Edior at Large & Creative Director Adrienne is a Fashion Marketing and Management student at Savannah College of Art and Design and an aspiring Editorial Stylist. She loves to lay in the sand at the beach, hunt for old vinylâ€™s, daydream about traveling the world, and fantasy online shop. When it comes to buying any products from makeup to cleaning supplies, Adrienne chooses to do it the eco-friendly way because, lets face it, who wouldnâ€™t want to avoid toxic chemicals being put in the air of your own home or on your skin? She is also a big recycler and even saves her glass bottles for further uses. Adrienne is eager to contribute sustainability to the fashion world any way she can, starting with FOXY MAMA.
Maria Antonia Ayres, Assistant Creative Director & Writer Maria isÂ a Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Student at Savannah College of Art & Design. She was born and raised in the Brazilian concrete jungle, SĂŁo Paulo, and now lives in Sa vannah, Georgia, where she tries her best to live her life to its healthiest potential. Maria loves everything health and fitness, music, fashion, food, the arts and anything that can aid in an living eco-friendly lifestyle.Â She aspires to be a stylist or personal shopper. Maria Antonia always tries to include green and eco-friendly products in her day-to-day life, with an intent of spreading this
Sandra Stewart, Writer Sandra Stewart is a student of the Savannah College Of Art and Design in the fashion marketing and management program. She hopes to Graduate this year and go into an executive buying training program, possibly at Neiman Marcus. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and hopes to return home after graduation. Her hobbies include Yoga, baking, and blogging when sheâ€™s not reading a new book. Sustainability and social responsibility are top priorities for Sandra, which she believes is the only way to a better tomorrow. She hopes to someday work for a company who shares her same vision.
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Spring 2014: Trend Report $SJTQ $MFBO
We are seeing a turn away from some of last years shiny fabrics and Neonâ€™s with a new natural & muted palate. This trend focuses on the calming qualities of white this season while softening it with fleshy tints of nudes and light pastels. Silhouttes include nice clean lines and structured elements.
For kids, this trend still focuses on the cleanliness of whites with light pastels but also using a lounder pastel pallete of neons. The geometric shapes get their inspiration from childrenâ€™s toys, such as building blocks and puzzles, created by using pleats and folds in a planned manner.
Inspired by vibrant people/cultures from around the world such as the Holi Festival and Frida Kahlo, this trend brings together a vibrant palette of strong colors in a range of intense rainbow hues with a hint of black and strong prints. Mix
This trend for kids also uses vibrant rainbow hues but is more inspired by the tropical and adventurous culture of the jungle and the animals that live in it. Instead of florals, animal prints as well as graphics of fruit and animals emerge.
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Molly Guy grew up in Chicago, graduated from Brown, moved to New York, and worked at Jane and Nylon Magazine as a writer and editor. At age 32 she was working in a boring, windowless office in NYC writing package copy for the back of beauty products. Thatâ€™s when she realized she needed something new and exciting career wise. At the time, she was also busy planning her own wedding, giving her the creative outlet she needed. â€œGetting married was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. I was proud, truthfully, that Iâ€™d done it, all of it, that Iâ€™d survived. The dating, the dark days, the
Saturn return, proud that I was, wellâ€”alive and in love, reallyâ€”after my fiance proposed I went to nearly every bridal salon in the city, hoping some young hip smart salesgirl with good style would get the vibe I was going for (low-key, chic); instead I encountered satin chaises and 17 thousand dollar dresses with whole rhinestone roses sewed into the seams...". After her wedding, she decided to save all other brides who share her similar struggle and open up her own bridal showroom, which she named Stone Fox Bride.
Stone Fox Bride is a laid-back, high-fashion, punk-bohemian bridal showroom in downtown NYC. They specialize in wedding dresses, veils, flower crowns, engagement rings, as well as providing amazing spiritual guidance for brides-to-be. The showroom is dressed with dreamcatchers, wildflowers and cacti, crystals, indian rugs, Moroccan wedding blankets, and a huge Confetti System tent. They carry specialty dresses designed by Ryan Roche, Electric Feathers, One Titel, and many more. Stone Fox Bride also collaborates with designers such as Pamela Love, to make vintage garters, and working on a house line called “Fox” which is scheduled to debut in March ’13.
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When you walk into Stone Fox Bride you instantly feel relaxed, at home, peaceful, and beautiful. Not only does the scenery make you feel that way, but so does Molly. She is carefree, funny, inspiring, and says how she feels and means what she says. She has an amazing vision of how weddings should be a magical, meaningful, ceremony of love and she helps brides reach that. When she isn’t busy with foxy wedding stuff, hunting for vintage Indian dresses, doing yoga, or having long lunches with friends, she is being a new Foxy Mama to her 9-month year old daughter, Sunny Guy, in Brooklyn.
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Foxy Mama: How would you describe your style? Molly: Low- maintenance, tomboy, hippie, Grateful Dead parking lot, Isabel Marant whore, with a little bit of Jewish American princess mixed in. Balenciaga, diamonds, dirt.
FM: Whatʼ’ Wha s your go-to outfit? M: Isabel Marant grey suede boots, Surface to Air sweater, Current Elliot jeans, vintage poncho, and an old tee.
FM: What set Stone Fox Bride apart from other bridal companies? M: We try to cater to girls who care more about their own personal style than about looking like some picture bride in a magazine.
FM: Where do you get your inspiration from for your new collections and your overall aesthetic for Stone Fox Bride? M: I pretty much have had the same
Geographic, picture books, the cultures of India and South Africa, old fashion magazines, Bob Richardson photos, and my friends closets.
FM: What kind of sustainability do you involve within Stone Fox Bride? M: We don’t use fur. Fur sucks. Our angora vests that we carry are from our friend, Elvis the angora bunny, who lets us use his shedded hair. In our new collection we are working with creating a lot of textures out of raw textiles to create the look of fur without using it, using Peace silk, and working with natural dyes a lot. I also like to conduct sustainability in the business model itself by having no paper waste and using eco-friendly cleaning products/services, as well as using local designers and not having an excessive amount of inventory.
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FM: How is it balancing being a new Foxy Mama and starting a new fashion company? M: It’s really fun because I just have to nurture two babies at the same time, it’s like having twins.
FM: What are you favorite go-green mama essentials that youʼ’d die without? M: Coconut oil for diaper cream, avocado oil for massages after baths, geranium oil for calming, lavender oil for sleep, and Parvati roll on fragrance (for myself). It is very important though that if you are going to use essential oil on a baby they must be at least six months old and it must be a teeny, tiny amount mixed into a big thing of avocado oil. Also, you must check with your doctor first and do a sample test on their skin to make sure it’s not irritating them.
Sunny & Molly. (Tales of Endearment)
FM: What are some of you and Sunnyʼ’s favorite things to do together? M: Dance, massages, shopping, and wrap her in my big Chloe poncho while she’s in a pouch and go to the farmers market.
FM: What are you favorite places to shop for Sunny? M: Sweet William and the health food store. FM: Your favorite places to shop? M: Ebay, ebay, ebay! FM: What are your favorite eco-friendly Foxy Mama products? M: A non-toxic sheep skin for her crib, a cloth ringsling, and a Ryan Roche cashmere blanket.
FM: What advice would you give a soon to be or new mom? M: Don’t listen to anyone. other moms are insane know-it-all alarmist freaks. Trust your instincts, you were built to do this. Sunny & Molly. (Tales of Endearment)
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Â Gucci and their eyewear licensing partner, Safilo are seeing and going green. They are introducing a line of sunglasses made of "Liquid Wood", a biodegradable material, composed of wood fiber (from sustainable forests), lignin from paper manufacturing, and organic wax. The lenses are made of mineral glass, and the hinges in recycled metal.Â A couple of years ago, the world renown Italian fashion house Â used Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper to launch 100 percent recyclable packaging. The brand will now offer the same packaging for its eyewear.Â Their new foldable glasses case will also come with an envelope, pre-addressed, and with instructions on where to send it for recycling.
8BMLJOH(SFFO Going green is the new talk in town. Joining forces with the the green team, luxury shoe designer Manolo Blahnik teamed up with award-winning and US based designer Marcia Patmos to come up with an eco-friendly shoe collection. Their designs are made of discarded tilapia skins, cork, and raffia,a palm tree native to tropical Africa and Madagascar.Â The two styles are a double-strap flat and a sophisticated open-toed pump. They are available in different combinations of Ecru, Black, Electric Blue, and Fluorescent Yellow.Â
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Makeup artist, Katey Denno, is always on the search for organic, natural and non-toxic beauty products for her clients. She tries her best to make sure that celebrities like Â Felicity Jones ,Christy Turlington, Isla Fisher, Gwyneth Paltrow,and January Jones, look flawless, ensuring they are as helthy as they look. Denno has always had celebrities, models, friends and co-workers ask her to "slow down" when talking "Make-up" so they could take notes of every tip and caution advice she could give. In 2011 she finally decided to join in with social media and created her blog, thebeautyofitis.com, so she could share all of her expertise with everyone.Â She writes about makeup, skincare, and creating a "more beautiful you" for a more beautiful life, in all ways.Â
She considers herself a passionate researcher and teacher, and says that one of the things she's the most enthusiastic about is the eco-friendly beauty market, and how fast it's growing.Â In her blog she shares the latest information on progress made in this met of the industry and explains what it means for Us, makeup junkies, when we're buying makeup and have countless lipstick and moisturizer options to pick from. She talks about the latest make up trends and, of course, has how-to's, product reviews, and tons of tips and advice.Â
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Most cleansing products that you buy strip the oil out of our skin, and each time your strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by creating more oil. Not only do these products dry your oil, but they are highly-scented, even the “unscented” products usually still contain some kind of fragrance. Fragrance is one of the top skin irritants. It turns out, oil dissolves oil, so the oil in the cleanser attaches to the oil and dirt in your skin and removes it without stripping your skin of the oils it needs to be gorgeous. In the end, your skin won’t dry out or need to propro duce extra oils and it will be more balanced. Although the word oil sounds weird when thinking about cleansing your face, but it actually makes sense once you learn about it. In turns out that oil dissolves oil, so the oil in the cleanser attatches to the oil and dirt in your skin and removes it without stripping your skin of the oils it needs to be supple and glowing. In the end your skin will be balanced and won’t need to produce extra oil because it has just the amount of oil it needs.
What You Need:
- The most common oils used is Castor Oil, though any natural oil can be used. Castor oil is naturally astringent, so it helps pull impurities from the skin. Hazelnut oil also works wonderfully in its place. Since Castor Oil is so thick and its cleansing properties are so strong it needs to be diluted with another oil that is thinner. Sunflower Seed Oil is perfect for this. -A soft washcloth.
- In the shower or at your bathroom sink, pour a quarter size amount of the oil blend into your hand (do not wet your skin) and and massage into the skin in smooth, circular stokes. Massage for at least a minute to two minutes or until you feel that the oil has saturated your skin. You can even leave it on the skin for up to 10 minutes to deep clean pores. - Soak a soft washcloth under hot water and quickly wring it out. Place the entire cloth over your face to create steam against the skin to remove the oils and impurities. Leave on for about a minute or until it cools. - Use the corners of the washcloth to gently remove any remaining oil. - If your skin feels tight, use a tiny drop of your oil blend and rub it between your damp palms and pat onto your damp skin. Massage any oil residue into your skin so there is no film of oil left sitting on the surface. Typically, it can take a week or two for the skin to adjust to this change and you may experience some oily skin or breakouts during this time as the impurities leave the skin. This is a GOOD sign! You will likely have to experiement to find a perfect ratio of oils for your particular skin. Here is a start: -Oily Skin: 1/3 Castor Oil or Hazelnut Oil and 2/3 Olive, Sunflower or other -Combination Skin: 1/4 Castor or Hazelnut Oil and 3/4 Olive, Sunflower or other -Dry Skin: All nourishing and natural oils like olive, or a small amount of Castor/Hazelnut added to the other oils.
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#BCZ.BNB:PHB There's no need to wait to put your baby to sleep to get some exercise in- have your little fox join you! Not only is this an opportunity for an adorable good time, but as you share these moments, you're also toning your foxy-bod and your baby is developing motor skills.Â Benefits from this Mama-Baby Yoga include: stimulating your core, thighs, arms and shouldersÂ It'll help your baby sleep longer and help trigger their mental and physical developmentÂ These Yoga movements imitate theÂ tranquilizing rocking motion your baby feels in the womb, which stimulates the relaxation response in both you and your baby. Yoga is an amazing way to get your baby to start excersising, as it is advised by the National Association
Place a blanket ontop of you Yoga mat for your baby to lay on. we LOVE the The Original Eco Yoga Mat by Barefoot Yoga Co. To begin warming up, hold your arms up supporting your babyâ€™s neck and head, and dance around the room for 5-10 minutes.
of Sports and Physical Education that kids should get daily physical activity starting at 3/4 months. . Here are excesses examples designed for you and babiesÂ at least 3 to 4 months old, all the way to toddlerhood. These also help to calm your baby down when they're in a bad mood. Always check with your doctor before beginning any kind of exercise plan after you've given birth. Remember to make sure to have your foxy baby fed and changed before beginning this plan to avoid any sort of interruption In these following excercise examples, you might want to sing along with some lullabies, thatâ€™ll make it more enjoyable and fun for both you and your baby
Holding your baby at chest level, stand with your feet hip-width apart, pulling your abs in tightly.Â Squat, and make sure you sit back on your heels. Gently lift your baby into the air as you straighten your legs. Make sure to squeeze your chest, upper back and shoulders. Go back to starting position and repeat three to ten times BENEFITS:Strengthens core, legs, buttocks, hips, shoulders and arms.
Hold your baby with their back against your chest with your right hand underneath their bottom, as if creating a seat. With your left hand across your baby's chest, support their chin, making sure their head is up right. Place your feet wider that the width of your hips (shown in picture) and slowly lower into a wide squat. Rise back to starting position and repeat three to ten times. BENEFITS: Strengthens thighs, buttocks, core, upper back, shoulders and arms.
Lay your baby on your mat and get down on all fours with them underneath you. Curl your toes and lift your hips into and "Inverted V" with your legs and arms straight. Slowly lower yourself back to starting position, sit back with hips over your heels and extend for arms forward on either of the baby's sides. Maintain this stretching position and hist your baby's feet. Repeat this five to ten times BENEFITS: Strengthens and stretches core, legs, hips, arms and shoulders.
Place your baby face up on the blanket, sit up tall with your ankles crossed, and lightly touch their head as you sing them a lullaby. Guide your baby's hands to their chest and softly extend their right arm to to the side, and do the same with the left arm, as you sing "East Coast, West Coast". Bring your baby's hands together and extend them outward Wiggle them gently side to side, repeating this pattern three to five times BENEFITS: Strengthens your core and lower back, make sure to maintain an upright position
Lie down on your back, bringing your knees toward your chest and placing you baby securely on your shins tummy down. If needed, keep your hands wrapped around your baby's torso, and support their head with your hands or knees. Lift your head and shoulders toward your baby, remember to tighten your abs as you breathe out, and play peek-a-boo to keep your foxy baby happy. Lower your head slowly, bringing your knees close to your chest and release your lower back. Hold for 10-20 seconds Slowly move your feet up and down, this movement soothes your baby repeat as long as you like. BENEFITS: strengthens core, hips, legs, and arms
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CHOCOLATE AND BANANA TRUFFLES This recipe also contains no eggs, tree nuts, soy, or gluten.
WHAT YOU NEED: - 1 ten ounce package of enjoylife mega chunks - 1 eight ounce container of organic cream cheese - 4/5 bananas - shredded coconut - perkyâ€™s crunch rice cereal (optional)
Step 1: Using a double broiler, slowly melt the chocolate. Add in the cream cheese and stir. Once completely melted, remove from burner.
Step 2: Slice the banana into chunks while the chocolate begins to cool. Step 3:Start dipping the bananas when the chocolate is warm but not hot (as in, you won't burn your finger but it's warm and not cool). Use a spoon or tongs to help coat the banana with a thick layer of chocolate. Add to unbleached waxed parchment paper.
Step 4: Sprinkle on Perky's rice cereal (if desired) and shredded coconut. Step 5: Place in the refrigerator to cool. Come back after a while (say 20 minutes) and add the sticks (if you want, this is an optional step too!)
Step 6: Press the chocolate around the sticks with your hand so they stay in well After they refrigerate, they become very firm and ready to serve!
FRUIT AND VEGGIE SMOOTHIE WHAT YOU NEED: - 1/2 fresh organic bananas (or frozen banana pieces if you have them) - 2 cups frozen or fresh organic strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, mangoes, kiwi (really whatever berries/fruit you have available – feel free to mix and match) - 1 cup frozen organic cherries or blueberries - 1 /3 cups (or as much as you can get away with) fresh organic kale, chard, mustard greens, dandelion greens, spinach, or any other greens – make sure you have a strong blender. Vitamix does an awesome job with hearty greens) - 1 cup Plain Kefir (or more to taste) made from any dairy or non-dairy milks (Cow, goat, coconut, rice, soy – all will work) - 1 cup Filtered Water - 1/2 cup organic Apple Cider - 2/3 Tbsp Ground Chia, Hemp, or Flax Seeds - 1/2 Tbsp RAW honey (full of vital enzymes) OR 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Creme Stevia
Throw in the bananas, berries/fruit choices, cherries and/or blueberries, greens, kefir, apple cider, water, ground chia, flax, or hemp seeds, and raw honey or vanilla stevia. If you didn’t use frozen fruit, you may want to add some crushed ice to make it nice and cold.
Step 2: Blend all together for about a minute, or until really creamy and smooth.
QUINOA SPINACH MAC ʻ‘N CHEESE WHAT YOU NEED:
- 3 Tablespoons organic butter made from canola oil - 3 tablespoons flour - 1-½ cup organic or soy milk - 2 dashes freshly grated nutmeg - ¼ teaspoons salt - 8 ounces, weight shredded sharp cheddar cheese - 3 cups cooked quinoa (cooked according to package instructions) FOR THE TOPPING: - 2 bunches fresh organic baby spinach - ½ cups freshly grated parmesan cheese - 4 tablespoons organic butter - ¾ cups panko bread crumbs
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 F. Step 2: In a medium saucepan add 3 tablespoons of butter and flour and heat over medium heat. Whisk continuously until a paste forms.
Step 3: Whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium/high and bring to a boil whisking the whole time.
Stir in the nutmeg, salt and cheddar cheese. When cheese sauce is smooth remove from heat.
Step 5: In a large bowl mix together the cooked quinoa, cheese sauce and spinach and Transfer the mixture into a casserole dish . Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Step 6: In a small bowl mix together the butter and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
Step 7: Bake on 350 F until bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Foxy Mama > Health
People today are often wondering what the â€˜realâ€™ benefits of purchasing organic food is over buying conventional foods which tend to be a lot cheaper. Some studies have claimed that organic produce doesnâ€™t have more health benefits then generic produce, but these studies have also been found to be extremely flawed. Some generalized trends have been observed and the outcome shows that organic produce contains higher levels of Vitamin C, lower levels of nitrates, and contain fewer and lower levels of pesticides, in comparison to conventional produce.
1. Consuming organic products may lower childrenʼ’s exposure to potentially damaging pesticides.A study
2. Fruit treated with endosulfan, an organochloride pesticide, will give you an unintended dose of hormone disruptors. Hormone disrupt-
ors or endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in our environment are becoming known as ‘gender-benders’ mimicks published in Environmental Health Perspectives involoestrogen and other important chemicals ved researchers that recruited families at a retail chain that help run our bodies. grocery store mainly selling conventional foods & families at a localgrocery store selling a large variety of organic foods. Parents were asked to keep a food diary for their chi dren for three days and to collect a sample of their children’s urine to analyze for pesticide metabolites. The Children that were eating organic diets had significantly lower levels organophosphorus (OP) pesticide metabolite concentrations compared to the children eating conventional diets. Concentrations of one OP metabolite group were 3. Wheat is usually treated approximately six times higher for the children with a good amount of herbieating conventional cides, pesticides, and fungicides, both in its growing stages and during storage. Wheat is one of the world’s most important crops. Organic products as well as organic produce is important.
4. Soybeans contain one of the highe highest levels of pesticide contamination of all foods. More than 80% of soy plants grown in the United States are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which are grown in GM farms that use toxic pesticides. To avoid foods with pesticides and GM, avoid soy oil, lecithin, soy protein isolates and concen trates, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, textured vegetable protein, or unidentified vegetable oils.
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mix 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar and a couple teaspoons of raw honey (optional) in an 8 oz. cup of water. Drink six or more times a day until your throat is clear. The vinegar kills the bacteria and soothes irritation. The honey is to help with the taste.
Lie on your side and use a dropper to put pure Hydrogen Peroxide into the ear. Lie there until the bubbling subsides. Repeat every few hours until the symptoms are gone.
Start with taking Vitamin C in the form of Abscorbic Acid in 1,000 mg doses every couple of hours until the symptoms start to fade. When battling acute congestion, boil a large pot of water. Once the water is boiling, take off the heat and drop in peppermint leaves, peppermint tea bags, or drops of peppermint oil. Cover your head with a towel and place over the pot while breathing in the steam for 10-15 minutes.
Peppermint tea or Ginger tea are the keys for these problems, as well as their essential oils. For children with motion sickness or nausea, mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with a tablespoon of almond or olive oil and rub on the feet, chest, and back of the neck.
For adults, use pure peppermint essential oil and for babies and children use diluted peppermint essential oil. Rub on the bottom of the feet and the back of the neck. A cool ice pack on the back of the neck will also help.
Rub toothpaste or baking soda/water paste into the sting. The pain should subside within minutes.
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Dr. Bronnerâ€™s has been available for decades and it is nothing but amazing. The soap is made from vegetable and hemp oils, organic and natural, biodegradable, and has no animal fats. Dr Bronnerâ€™s is a long time favorite of tree huggers and budget conscious buyers, but it is now finding itself being used by all eco-conscious consumers. The soap is extremely versatile and can be used to clean almost anything with its claim to have â€œ18-in-1â€? uses. However, people are often wondering what exactly the 18 uses are...
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7. Deodorant: Add 1-2 ml to a
14. Pet Wash: Wet your pets
liquid castile soap to two parts of water and massage insto skin as a shaving lubricant. 2. Shampoo: Wet hair throughouly and massage a small amount into your hands until a lather forms. Wash and rinse. 3. Dental Den Cleaning: Use one drop on your toothbrush and brush and rinse as usual. (Peppermint or citrus are the best flavors to use) 4. Body Wash: Wet skin and massage a small amount onto a cloth, loofah, or sponge. 5. Hot H Towel Massage: Add a drop of liquid castile soap on a bath towel in a sink of hot water. Wring the towel out and place it over your face and scalp and massage with your fingertips. Use on entire body or wherever desired. 6. Bathing: Add a squirt to the beginning of a bath for bubbles or after the bath has been drawn for a relaxing soak.
spray bottle of water (along with a teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt for best results). 8. Breath Freshener: Add one or two drops in a spray bottle to spray the breathe. 9. Mouth Mou Wash: Add one drop to a shot glass of water, swish and rinse. 10. After-shave: Use one or two drops in a spray bottle to invigorate skin and prevent shaving rash. (Baby Mild for sensitive skins). 11. Hand Soap: Dilute from 1 part castile soap to 4 parts water or use the full strength soap with a foaming dispenser. 12. Laundry Wash: use a quarter to a third of a cup of soap for a full load. 13. Scrubbing cleanser: mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with a few squirts of soap for a non-abrasive cleanser. Delicate enough to use for hand wash items.
coat thouroughly and apply the liquid castile soap into your hands to form a lather and then wash the fur. Rinse clean after.
15. Fruit and Vegetable Rinse: Fill the sink with water and add a squirt of liquid castile soap to remove most chemiccals and residues. (Baby Mild, unscented, is best). 16. Pest Spray: Use one teaspoon per liter of water in a spray bottle. Spray plants to kill aphids and other pests. 17. Dishwasher liquid: mix 1/2 cup soap, 1/2 cup water, 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Use two tablespoons for one load.
18. General Purpose Spray Cleaner: use 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap, 2 tablespoons borax, 6 cups water, and 2 cups distilled white vinegar.
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Maria Isabel was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She went to an American school, and proceeded to study Business in a well-known university in her city. Sheâ€™s worked with several Business and Advertising companies such as American Chamber of Commerce and Fischer&Friends. She also has experienced working in the luxury market with LVMH and with a wine distributor called Expand. She had the opportunity to work with organizing a three-day concert with Fischer &Friends called SWU (Starts With You). The motive of this event was to raise awareness to sustainability and to incentivate people to take the next step into the â€œGreen Generationâ€?. Isabel also got together with a friend and opened a company
called The Candy Shop, a lifestyle management company that assisted people that didnt have enough time to organize their homes, plan trips, shop for ANYTHING, and so on. She decided that she wanted to do something else so she sold her part in the company and took some time off to try other things. In August of 2011 she got married and in 2012 she began to plan out an e-commerce company with her best friend. they plan on importing baby products from around the world to Brazil. They had to put there business on hold for now to be foxy mamas, but they will soon continue from where they left off. We chose to interview her not only because shes a brand new foxy mama, but also because their company will forcus on importing eco-baby products.
day-to-day lives? MI: It is of an extreme importance. I always pick eco-friendly and organic products over normal ones. First and formost because I wish to do everything I can to improve my baby’s life quality and future in this planet. I also believe that it is possible to live a sustainable life without giving up certain modern day commodities. I am always in search for products that are good for my baby, good for my everyday life, and for the planet.
FM: Which of your baby products are organic? MI: Baby oil, clothing made with organic cotton, and once she starts eating all of her food with be organic, grass fed, and cage-free.
FM: Which of your baby products are organic? MI: Baby oil, clothing made with organic cotton, and once she starts eating all of her food with be organic, grass fed, and cage-free.
FOXY MAMA: So tell us a little bit about what itʼ’s like to be a first time mom M.ISABEL: Intriguing, challenging, exciting, a M.I bit terrifying, but absolutely fantastic and fulfilling. So many different and new milestones happen daily to your body, mind, soul, heart and to this new human being – YOUR loving baby. It is truly fascinating.
FM: Do you already have any tips for young and new moms? MI: Although I am still gathering tips myself, I think that it’s important to plan ahead and organize your home before the baby comes. That way you’ll be able to focus your attention on resting, breastfeeding and your newborn. Less stress will make you sail through this new challenge with more serenity and confidence.
FM: What is the importance of sustainability in yours and your babies' life? How does it affect your
FM: What are some of your favorite products for you and your baby? MI: Everything Mustella- a fantastic brand of cosmetics to use during and after your pregnancy as well as on your baby.
FM: Have you learned about any baby products that you might use for yourself? MI: Actually, yes! Theres an ointment called Bepantol. It’s for when babies have rashes. It’s basically vitamin B5 and it also comes in a liquid version. There are millions of uses for it. I’ve used on chapped lips, dry skin, and even stretch marks. FM: How has your style changed from before and now, being a new mom? MI: Right now I making comfort a priority. Obviously I don’t believe in letting your self go of all vanities. But I can tell you that tight jeans take a backseat to flowy dresses.
FM: how does your style reflect on the way you dress your baby? or does it not affect it at all? MI: I, myself being inclined to a more
romantic style, tend to dress my baby the same way. Light pinks, flowers, dresses etc.
FM: Do you try to match your baby's outfit with yours? MI: No, I personally donâ€™t like it although it might be fun to do so once in a while.
FM: So we know youĘźâ€™re starting a new company, what is the business you're starting based on? MI: Accessible baby clothes and accessories FM: What is one sentence that describes your future company? Accessible prices without MI: compromising quality and variety.
FM: Who's your ideal customer? MI: Mothers to be, young mothers, and mothers of small children. Our size chart iwill go from Newborn- 2 yrs old.
FM-What are some Â products you would like to import for your company?
MI: Every fantastic organic baby grooming products, homeopathic lines, and organic cotton baby clothes.
FM: Being a new mom keeps you busy, have you guys kept on with starting up your company, or have you put it on hold? .* We have put it on hold just for the last couple of weeks and the next week to follow. Its enough time to adjust to the new challenges regarding time management that a baby bring to the household.
FM: How do you think your company will set itself apart from other companies that are also based on sustainability? MI: Hopefully we will be able to maintain our goal of maintaining low costs and high quality, something that in our market is still to be attained.
Hamilton Beach Voice-Controlled Coffee Maker
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Who wants to fiddle with buttons, especially before the caffeine's started flowing? We donâ€™t! Especially when baby is crying and you need to get ready for work and the kids ready for school and you just donâ€™t have enough arms to do it all. Enter Hamilton Beach's voice-activated coffee maker to the rescue! With her Siri-like voice commands itâ€™s as simple as commanding your digital barista to do your biding! Quicker then you can get a sock on a toddler you are in caffeine infused heaven. Now if only she could cook an omeletâ€Ś (hint hint Hamilton Beach).
The journeyBEE portable crib
JourneyBeeâ„˘ is a lightweight portable crib that's safe and easy to use and we love it! This baby makes going to the park, visiting with friends and family, or taking a trip to the beach a total breeze! Okay maybe not totally breezy, after all itâ€™s no robot nanny/foot masseuse but there is some definite ease being made and for that we are grateful!
Kodak Pulse 10" Digital Photo Frame
Moms and photos go hand in hand. And at this point, we're all taking far too many of them to ever print, not to mention the waste of paper and toxic chemicals used to make the toner. We here at Foxy have found a greener way to show off our families and all it takes is to just load the most memorable shots into a Kodak Pulse digital photo frame. And if the idea of using memory cards makes you cringe they can also be loaded via the Web or by e-mailing pictures directly from any smart phone.
How many stairs did you climb yesterday? Precisely how many steps did you take? Slightly unreasonable questions, sure, but a health-conscious mom will likely appreciate using a gadget like the FitBit Ultra. The tiny, wearable gizmo tracks metrics like calories burned, steps taken, and hours slept, and break them all down into useful charts accessible from the Web or mobile apps.
The Smart Trike Four-in-One Dream Trike
This next wonder gadget has momâ€™s raving for its cost saving multi purpose abilities. The SmartTrike line of strolls is made to grow with your little one, saving you money, time, and keeping your child physically active, which, studies have shown to have a positive effect on developmental growth.
Published on Feb 25, 2013