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Free To Be This Summer

Strawberry-Picking-Strawberry FarmSummer is here and we’re loving the beautiful California weather and all the fun outdoor activities that come with it. This year, we have some pretty neat things lined up but we’ve managed to make it out to a few paces already including the San Diego Safari Park, Mulligans Waterpark and strawberry/ blueberry picking.

If you’re like me, I dread leaving the house more so during the summer as Mia seems to manage to get super dirty all within a few minutes. And lets face it, toddler laundry is the pits! Sometimes I wonder how on Earth these little beings can create such large messes all on their own. Not to mention, how they get just about everything on themselves. Human washcloth anyone?

Strawberry-Picking-Strawberry Farm

Strawberry-Picking-Strawberry Farm

Strawberry-Picking-Strawberry Farm

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San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park - San Diego - Safari Park

Mulligans-Waterworks-MurrietaIt’s bad enough Mia has an eye condition that worsens with dirt or anything that comes into contact with the area plus she has sensitive skin; which is why All Free Clear laundry detergent is perfect for removing all summer stains and safe for sensitive skin including eczema (see my previous post for 5 baby eczema tips here). Mia’s free to be this summer!!

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This detergent has done wonders for our little family and we’re confident it will work just as good for baby #2. Oh that reminds me, in case you missed it, we’re expecting! 🙂

Be sure to stop by the All Free Clear site HERE. They’re currently offering downloadable coupons. #FreeToBe

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1/4 c freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbs honey
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
1/3 c yogurt of choice - my kids love Simple Truth organic vanilla bean Greek yogurt 
1/4 EVO or avocado oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs poppy seeds
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P.S. Go to our latest blog post to see the full salad recipe and directions. 😘 #recipeoftheday #quickandhealthy #saladsofinstagram #kalesalad
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This Orange Poppy Seed Kale Salad is our fav. How do I get my kids to eat it? We use dinosaur kale because its bumpy leaves resembles what dinosaur skin looked like and my girls love dinosaurs. 🦖 😆 Also, I make this super easy salad dressing using ingredients we already have. Homemade salad dressing is way better than store bought as you control what actually goes into it. Total win-win.
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Salad Ingredients:
🥬Lacinato Kale aka Dino kale- remove stem 🍊Homemade Orange Poppy Seed Dressing 🍓Strawberries & Blueberries 🍊Orange 🥒Cucumber 🥑Avocado 
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