Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We just got reviewed! Parent Guide News wrote a great piece on Dapple called "Earthly Delights."
As we are always respectful, Dapple is quoted as being "being gentle to Mother Earth."
"In today’s world, being environmentally conscious is becoming increasingly important to families. To clean up your clan’s act around the house in terms of using wipes, toy cleaners and dish-washing liquids, look into Dapple’s products."
To skip the middleman and read the review in it's entirety, click here!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Yesterday the Dapple team went to hand out samples outside of the largest toy store in the world, the Toys "R" Us in Times Square. It was a beautiful day and there were so many parents and kids enjoying the warm, sunny weather. There were even two fashion photo shoots going on right near where we were sampling!
We had a great time letting people know that they could clean their baby bottles, sippy cups, and breast pumps in an effective, natural way. The weather is supposed to be beautiful again tomorrow, October 22nd, and we are going to be handing out more FREE Samples outside of the buybuyBaby in Chelsea! Come say HI!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Meet Luna, a team member at Dapple. Last night Luna made pasta bolognese (pasta with yummy meat sauce) for her fiance, Dan. As Luna recounts it, she was walking into the living room holding two heaping plates of pasta when the one in her right hand just slid off the plate. Shocked, Luna looked at the plate in her left hand and saw that it too was headed south. The pasta and meat sauce got EVERWHERE. Sauce on the walls, the floor, Luna, Dan, and his WHITE COUCH.
Desperate, Dan tried saving his white couch from the grasp of the meat sauce using heavy soap and water, but to no avail. Just then, Luna remembered that she had brought home some Toy Cleaner spray from work when Dan had moved into his apartment. She also remembered someone telling her that they used Dapple Toy Cleaner spray to clean their white carpet when it got stained. Luna decided to give it a try. She sprayed a little Toy Cleaner to combat that meat sauce, scrubbed a little, and......... Voila! The stain disappeared! Unfortunately though, so had Luna and Dan's dinner.
It is of complete coincidence that this event happened a few days after the blog post about cleaning the Pyrex dish. Today, Luna had no leftovers to bring for lunch, so we are ordering in. Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
My mother has an old Pyrex measuring cup dating back to the 197o's that functions as a very large tea cup when the weather calls for it (to dispense not to drink). Through the years tea stains have made themselves at home in "Ol Pyrex" and have stayed there for about two decades. My mother has tried for all of these years to remove the tea stains, but no conventional dish liquid has done the trick. A month ago, while visiting my folks, I proposed a challenge. I would try to remove the tea stains using Dapple!
I scrubbed those stubborn tea stains off in about a half a minute, using elbow grease, a sponge, and a dollop of Dapple. My mother was very proud and offered me to come over and wash the dishes anytime. I love making mother proud!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Cookies and Cupcakes are amazingly delicious, but they aren't always nutritious. It took three moms to devise a bakery that makes baked from scratch delicious cookies, muffins, bars, cakes, cupcakes and doughnuts packed with meaningful nutrients in right size portions. Their result, the "smart baking company"Three Tablespoons, is.......yes! delicious and nutritious!!!!!
If you just take a quick look-see at that picture above yonder you will probably become quite hungry. I did.
They promise to make everything with 100% whole grain flours, load everything with vegetables, fruits, beans and seeds, and make sure everything is mostly vegan, except when honey is used. In addition, all their products are baked primarily with organic ingredients, are all dairy-free and egg-free, made with all-natural sweeteners, never refined and are free of trans-fats and hydrogenated oils. Their final promise is to make sure everything is "always delicious!" Check them out, and begin a healthy diet of cookies, doughnuts, and cupcakes!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
My two favorite arts and crafts projects growing up were making tie dye t-shirts and PLAY DOUGH!! I haven't made play dough in years...... so when I came across instructions for making play dough, I just had to share them with you! The instructions are courtesy or Mom Tips by Life Tips. Here they are!
Mix 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1/2 cup of salt. Add 2 envelopes of kool-aid (any flavor except lemonade). Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to the boil. Add the boiling water and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the dry ingredients. Mix together. Be careful, it will be hot for a little while. Let the kids play with the scented dough. Dough can be stored in plastic bags for a few days.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Here at Dapple HQ we only use recycled Paper Towels to wipe our hands, and recycled Toilet Paper to..... well I'm sure you can figure it out. We got a new batch of both today, and I wanted to share something that most people don't know about recycling...... how paper is recycled!
Once recyclable paper is collected, it is compacted into bales and transported to the mill. At the mill, it is mixed with hot water to make soup; steamy, hot, and delicious recycling soup. The soup is purified using screens and filters, then is washed to remove inks. After cleaning, the pulp is pressed, dried, and converted into paper, cardboard, or take out containers (not limited to these three)! That is how recycling works! RECYCLE!!!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
"A recent study published from Norway by Obstetrics and Gynecology has shown a direct relationship between exercising during pregnancy and prevention of excessive weight gain in newborns. Reduction of birth weight by regular exercise can be as great as 23–28%!"
Not to be positive or anything: "There is an increasing trend worldwide towards heavier birth weights. Birth weight is an important predictor of morbidity, infant survival, later childhood size, heart disease and diabetes in later life." If you are not pregnant...... you can still exercise.... it's baby safe!