Spring into Spring! & don’t waste a minute!

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Hello Wee Urban World!

How has everyone’s Winter been? Horrible right!?

We are getting ready for Spring, and although the weather has been nothing if not unpredictable. We’ve been on the search for great things to do this Spring!

We found the most AMAZING checklist of 50 Fun Spring Activities! Right here.

Our favourite’s are:

  • See the cherry blossoms
  • Walk on a deserted beach
  • Pick strawberries…
  • … and of course… Mix up a pitcher of margaritas

 

But if you really want to know what we have planned this Spring, all we can say right now is that it rhymes with blue peak leg.

But it’s not blue… or is it?

 

Stay tuned!

 

~ WU – DS ~

Natural Ways to Get Your Home Smelling Clean

make your home smell cleanA funky smelling house is the worst. Back during our college years, cleaning wasn’t even on my chore list, but these days I can’t sit comfortably if there’s an odor about my home. Sometimes after years in one place, it’s easy to miss subtle smells. Here’s how you can get your home smelling fresh and clean.

1. Address the issue.

The first step you need to take in freshening up your home is to clean it up. In today’s world, everyone is running around all day long and most people don’t have the time to keep their house super clean and tidy. We take out the trash and wash the dishes, but when was the last time you scrubbed the grout between your tiles, or washed the drawers in your refrigerator.

Take a weekend to straighten up the house, clean all of your sheets, blankets and towels. Vacuum all of the rugs. Mop the hardwood floors and do your laundry with a safe, hardworking laundry detergent. If there’s something in particular that’s creating an odor, take steps to remove it. You can’t freshen up your home if all of your essentials are dirty! Starting here is a great way to begin the process. Plus, clean sheets are always a plus!

2. Open the windows.

Every once in a while, it’s important to air out your home. Open all your windows, especially those opposite one another. Position a fan to create a breeze if necessary. Leave them open for a few hours. You’d be surprised on how refreshing it is to have fresh air flowing through your home.

3. Bake something!

One thing that I love about my home is how warm and inviting it feels. In my opinion, that lived-in feeling is what makes a home special. Baking something yummy will create a delicious smell in your home and make it feel homier. The next time you have company over, put a backed good in the oven about a half-hour before they arrive. Nothing will feel more inviting to a guest than freshly baked cookies!

4. Clear the air.

Once you are finished cleaning up your home, it’s time to clean the air. This means eliminating the most offensive odors in your home.  If you smoke, or allow people to smoke in your house, you should ban it effective immediately. Cigarette smoke sticks to the walls, furniture and carpets, so eliminating it now will majorly freshen up your home.  Pets can also leave a long-lasting odor on everything. Also, avoid using aerosol products and check to make sure bathroom vents are going outside and not into an interior wall space.

5. Arrange fresh flowers throughout your house.

Since it is summer, you shouldn’t have a hard time picking up some fresh flowers for the kitchen table every week. You can even add them throughout any of the common areas of your house, like the kitchen, living room, or hallways. Fresh flowers smell great and make for beautiful décor. Your guests will love them, and your kids will love the fresh smell!

eco-friendly green laundry detergentGuest Blog by Kim Webb, CEO and Founder of Rockin’ Green Soap

Finally it’s cool to be GREEN! Rockin’ Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. As a mom Kim was fed up with the empty promises of “green” cleaning products that were not delivering what they promised… So she invented Rockin’ Green! We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. All of our organic cleaning products are biodegradable, and gluten and vegan friendly. They don’t contain phosphates, SLS, Parabens, or optical brighteners. All of our packaging is made from recycled materials.

Visit www.rockingreensoap.com for more information.

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Outdoor Nature Activities for the Kids This Spring

outdoor activities for kidsSpring time is meant to be spent outdoors! After a long winter inside, it’s time to start enjoying the nicer weather and all that nature has to offer. Teach your kids to love the great outdoors with these six nature activities:

1. Go on a picnic.

Enjoy nature by taking the kids to a local park and having a picnic! Picnics are a great spring activity for the kids because it not only allows them to run around outside, but they also get to hang out in a pretty park and eat their favorite snacks. Use this as an opportunity to get them good and tired before returning home.

2. Make a bird feeder

Use an outdoor table because this activity can get messy. Have the kids collect a few pine cones from your backyard, and then roll them in peanut butter and birdseeds. Once they are ready, put them in your trees and watch from your window as the birds flock to your fun nature project. If your children really enjoy watching the birds, you could step up to a legitimate birdhouse.

3. Make flower pictures.

Flower pictures are a cute way to bring the beauty of flowers inside without making a mess. If you have wild flowers anywhere near by, pick some with your children. Using construction paper and glue, fasten the flowers to the paper in whatever arrangement they prefer. Now you can hang them on the wall. (Eventually the petals will wilt entirely and you’ll have to discard it.)

4. Hunt for animal tracks.

If you’re up for an adventure, head to a local trail and search for animal tracks! Read this article to learn more about tracking animals. You might also find an app for your smartphone that will help you recognize different tracks. Teach them to identify deer, squirrels, raccoons, or anything else that wanders your local woods. Don’t chase anything to dangerous!

5. Plant something.

What better way to be one with nature than to plant something? Make a small garden with the kids and watch it grow together. Use this as an opportunity to teach about the value of hard work and the pride of creating something. Grow something that can be eaten later in the year so they can enjoy their work.

6. Go for a bike ride.

Another great outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy is bike riding. Kids love riding bikes. They probably already ride them around your driveway or on your road. Expand the adventure for them by taking them on long ride. Journey to different neighborhoods, of if you’re daring, around some local trails. Challenge them to remember the way home.

organic baby toddler clothingWritten by Holly MacLean from Wee Urban

As a new mom, Holly was driven to start Wee Urban™ to offer the modern family a unique and fresh collection of eco-friendly baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

Beyond our organic cotton and azo-free dyes, Wee Urban uses 100% post-consumer packaging and tags for our Wee Dreams™ Sleep Bags. Our distinctive screen-printing is done with 100% eco-inks and are all phthalate free.

We also recycle our remnants and donate as much as possible to local elementary schools to help with arts and crafts programs.

For more information, visit wwww.weeurban.com

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