“SALTWATER” review

**Before I start, I was in no way compensated for hosting or trying out this ring sling. My thoughts on this product are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way, shape, or form.**

Emmeline Textiles provided the ringsling in this review. Amelia Pearl grad dyed blue-to-natty, also known as Saltwater, came to me for a week. 

[Image is a close up of a ringsling grad dyed from blue to natural. It has bronze rings]

[A close up of bronze rings from a ringsling.

[Another close up of bronze rings from a ringsling. The top is bunched and laid over the smooth tail.]

Never judge a book by it’s cover.

As you can see, Saltwater is gorgeous. The dye job is wonderful. This was dyed in house by Ali. I’ve yet to see a dye job from her I didn’t like. Now you might be wondering what do I mean by “never judge a book by it’s cover”? Well, exactly that. While this ring sling is gorgeous, that’s not where it ends. This isn’t just for looks, it holds up to the job. I was able to wear my 30 pound 2 year old who flops and kicks with ease. It had just enough give to make it comfy and mold to his body, but enough strength to withstand his constant moving.

Stuck between a rock and a hardplace.

That’s exactly what my kids dealt with. When all done up and tightened properly, Saltwater can hold it’s own. It’s has enough give to make it comfortable and floppy and all the great things, but enough strength and security to know that your child isn’t going anywhere. 

[Image of a blue -to-natty grad dye ringsling with a white woman’s hands hold a baby’s bum]

The security of it is amazing. The grip is just right. The glide is smooth as butter. The moldability is phenomenal. 

“Tell me about it, Stud.”

Okay, maybe I’m not a stud. But I will tell you about it. There is a bit of a learning curve to make sure you have threaded the rings properly, and that you are able to tighten it as needed. I had never worked with a ring sling before now. And truthfully, I only learned the classic carry. So I can’t speak on the full reign of this bueat, but I can speak on what I know. Once threaded properly was a breeze to work. I like the convenience of a ring sling. It’s been amazing to have when my children are fussing and wanting to go up, but don’t have the patience to be wrapped. 

Final thoughts?

My final thoughts on this ring sling known as Saltwater are that it is overall amazing. Even with the learning curve of working with the rings and adjusting it it is wonderful. I’d love to try another ringsling again in the future. I am extremely grateful to Emmeline Textiles for allowing me this opportunity to try out a ringsling.

A picture says a thousand words…

Here are the rest of the photos I have of Saltwater.

New challenges…

Normally, I guess, you start challenges at the beginning of the month. Well. I don’t. If I did, I’d never start them because of put it off and forget. A friend of mine, Our Big Crazy Ohana, invited me to do a 31 day challenge with her.

So here I am. Doing a challenge. This one to be exact.


The first challenge is an introduction. I’ve already done an introduction, but I’ll do another. 

Introductions are always my least favorite thing to do. I can babble on and on and on about useless information. I have no idea what you wanna know. I have no idea what I  want you to know. Typically, I read others introductions and base mine off what had been said. So I know how long to make it, what kind of tid bits to put in it, how to word it. 

Then I’ll read others introductions and think, Well maybe I should have put that, or I can’t believe I forgot about that. So I’m going to try not to do that. I’m going to make a full introduction. But it’ll have to be later. Cause I’m working right now. Home health. And it’s time for my next client.

So be on the lookout! And check out my friends blog. You might like it.

Amelia Pearl “Amethyst Rain”

Holy guacamole 😍😍(Two Heart Eye emojis)
I have a visitor.

Well two

This is Emmeline Textiles’ Amelia Pearl dyed in house “Amethyst Rain”.

It is a gorgeous purple grad dye that is true stunning. This is the third Emmeline Textiles I have tried. Eleanor Pearl, Partita Lemongrass, and now Amelia pearl. 

I truly believe that Amelia Pearl is my favorite. She is soft, moldable, grippy, I could go on and on. It feels thick enough to be cushion-y but not too thick in this south GA heat. I love the ribbon strands through out the wrap and the texture. Seriously a must try/have wrap.

“Saltwater”

A ring sling is just a little bit out of my comfort zone, to be perfectly honest. 

They always seemed too complicated for me. I’ve always been intrigued to try one because it looked neat. 

When I signed up to take place in a traveler program again this summer, I couldn’t believe it when I was picked for this beauty here. Many emotions traveled through me. Excitement stayed the longest. 

I hate to say, I am amazed each and every time I wrap, or carry, my baby. The amount of comfort it gives her is awe inspiring. She falls asleep usually within minutes of being wrapped. 

The ring sling is no different with its amount of baby dust. Thank you again so much Emmeline Textiles for this oppurtunity.

So last night I had six kids. SIX. Two more than usual. What was I thinking?

My two oldest wanted my two cousins to come stay the night. So in a brief moment of insanity I said yes. Oh boy!

The evening started it well enough. We arrived home and they all helped unload the groceries from the truck. They played. I even took them outside for a bit. For supper we made homemade pizzas. They loved it. I divided them between boys and girls so it was easier on my poor oven.

Girls’ pizzas.

Boys’ pizzas.

After supper, everyone wound down. Got baths and started calming down. I got the babies to sleep and the older kids stayed up until midnight!

After everyone was asleep it was peaceful. Until 7 am anyway. Now the whole house is back up and I have some very strong coffee in hand. 

Pray for me. 

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. I am terribly sorry.

I started working again. Home health. I don’t work much but it’s enough to help pay the bills. Miraculously I’ve managed to continue breastfeeding while working. 

A lot has been on my mind lately. The most recent thing is Little Miss. She’s started having “tremors” and we aren’t sure what it is. She goes to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully we will have answers. She started baby food. She started sleeping in her crib. She has grown up so fast. 

All of my kids have. My oldest turns 7 this year and I can’t even begin to figure out how this much time has passed. 

I’ve just needed to ramble out my thoughts in no particular order or design. Just let them flow out as they come in. My mind races so much. In a 4 hour time span with my client we typically talk about everything under the sun. 

If you have read this, thank you. You needn’t to, I was just getting my thoughts out.

I haven’t touched this much since I started a Facebook page. Facebook is just a more familiar format.its where I’m comfortable.

That is going to change a little though. I am taking a new direction with this whole thing. Kinda.

Yesterday I started something new. Every week I am going to try to learn a new carry, starting with the basics, and post a video each Saturday. The big emphasis is on try. 

This week I am starting with the Kangaroo Carry, which I hate to admit, but it took me forever to get.

Stay tuned.

New beginnings. 

I have decided I am going to try to focus on babywearing. I think I am going to try to put my thoughts down and show how babywearing is helping me manage my zoo. 

I talk about it enough. 

I introduce people to it.

Apparently I have sold many people on it.

So I am going to try to work towards becoming an educator and possibly lactation consultant. 

I don’t have all the experience or knowledge and I am very open to others thoughts, experiences, knowledge, and opinions. But I think this will be good for me.

[Image is a white woman with brown hair showing half her face and a small white toddler looking over her shoulder. She has a light green and white wrap over her shoulder.]

Yesterday was one hell of a day. I had an awful migraine, Little Miss screamed all day, and I was just exhausted. I never got a chance to post.

Today things are quieter. Apparently my marshmallow dream wrap, AKA Partita Lemongrass, is her comfort. When my husband came home yesterday he brought it in and laid it on us and she fell asleep instantly. She slept for 3 hours. Today she has slept soundly and only woke to eat. It’s been peaceful.

I don’t really know much else to talk about. I’m enjoying the silence. 

You should too.

Tasty Tuesday

Another Tuesday, another recipe.

Today’s recipe is inspired by my Steeped Tea business which you can visit here.

Our Matcha is only grown in Nishio, Japan under excellent conditions. Steeped Tea only uses suppliers that challenge the status quo in high standards of quality, food safety, and the disuse of pesticides, heavy metals and microbiology.

Matcha far exceeds green tea in terms of antioxidants because you consume the entire leaf, not just the steeped water. It comes in powdered form and gives a smooth sweet taste to every cup and smoothie. It is our only tea that does not require an infuser because the finely milled tea dissolves in hot water
This recipe is a favorite for an extra boost of energy.

No Bake Matcha Energy Bites

 

Prep time

10 mins

Cook time

3 mins

Total time

13 mins

A post-workout snack to help you beat the pestering cravings.

Recipe type: Matcha

Cuisine: Snack

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds (or seed of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Matcha

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except Vanilla Matcha, together in a large bowl.
  2. Form mixture into 1” balls.
  3. Place Matcha in a small bowl. Roll energy bites in Vanilla Matcha until covered.
  4. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover and place in refrigerator for two hours.
  5. Serve and enjoy as a snack!
  6. Optional: For extra yumminess, Add Vanilla Matcha directly into Energy Bite mixture.