Being a mom of two girls has had its challenges. In the beginning, I thought if they could wipe their bum and sleep through the night it would just be smooth sailing from there.
It’s ok. You can laugh at me too. Every stage with child rearing has its benefits & struggles.
Starting daycare or school is thought to be the ultimate in breaks. We get our life back, we get to go back to work, no extra daycare costs …. um, no!
Having another set of hands and feet other than our own is even more complicated when we can’t be with them constantly to take care of them.
That’s when I discovered Lovable Labels. I purchased a set for each of my daughters.
(And one package has lasted until now!)
It was a Canadian company that made my life easier. No more worrying about what wouldn’t be making it home that day (1 mitten, new indoor shoes, the expensive lunch thermos, etc.). With Costco dressing many kids in durable snowsuits and backpacks, there’s bound to be a mix up of who’s is who’s.
Lovable Labels are made for a lifetime of use and stand up against the toughest kids. They are:
- Dishwasher Safe (Tested and true by this Professional Home Economist!)
- Microwave Safe
- UV Resistant
- Peel & Stick (Except for the Iron-ons & non-label products)
- Laundry Safe (Clothing labels only)
- Bleach Safe
So I’ve been using these labels ever since. Well, mostly my kids’ stuff but there are tons of uses for adults too including work lunch containers (no missing leftovers from the lunch room fridge!), seniors in long-term care/nursing homes, sports (hockey, soccer, basketball, etc) equipment, students sharing dorm rooms/bathrooms etc. Plus there are household labels (see my Top 5 list below!) that help homes stay organized inside (kitchen, office, crafts) and outside (recycling, compost & garbage bins!).
I even used them to do a fundraiser for the charity I work with, NSTEP, a few years back.
Recently I wanted to run a free promotion for my business, Nutrition Bites. As a Mompreneur, I have a home-based business but use expos to showcase as my temporary storefront. This season I was booked back to back at VegFest London and Whoa Mama! Marketplace. Many of my clients are parents & children. So what better way to advertise & market healthy eating to kids AND help out parents than to offer customized Lovable Labels to them as they walked by!!!? I thought it was a very useful idea!
Here’s what my custom Nutrition Bites Lovable Labels looked like:
It was my little part to be marketing HEALTHY messages to kids and go up against the giants that unethically use millions of dollars trying to get low-density nutrition/foods into your kids all day long! (Can you tell I’m a bit passionate about health for kids & communities?!)
One of the best parts of ordering from Lovable Labels was their personalized touches:
A handwritten note to me!
So I decided to support their company by registering to be an official Lovable Label Love Bug. It was pretty easy, and within a few weeks my Welcome Package arrived so I could share my love. All I do is be me: share my love of Lovable Labels with others.
What do you get?
- Giveaways (FREE stuff for you!) – Seasons, themes, etc.
- Cool ideas on how to use Lovable Labels from me, Sandra, aka Nutrition Bites
What I get?
- Monthly Incentives & Free Products to review – No clue what these are yet but I plan on sharing them with my followers & Nutrition Bites customers somehow! (Check out #1 on my Top 5 list below!)
- Welcome Package to launch my love to you and the rest of the world – GIVEAWAY from me!
- Content ideas for my blog, social media and home to get creative with Lovable Labels
So with all of the uses for Lovable Labels, I’m going to share with you MY list of the top 5 products I love.
Top 5 List of Lovable Label Products
From a Nutrition Consultant & Professional Home Economist
An extra little gift for being Customer of the Day (another sweet thing Lovable Labels does that I had no clue about – who doesn’t love FREE stuff and surprises!?) were these amazing labels. Their website talks about giving kids positive messages in their lunches & backpacks but I thought – wow – exactly what I believe in – using FRUIT, not candy, to market to kids. Plus the punny food humour is sure to make any kid-at-heart smile!
2. Allergy Alert Labels
Food allergies can be deadly for some. Most are aware of this fact as schools, daycares and camps are trying to protect those that have severe allergies. These labels help to remind others when you can’t be there, to not give your child certain allergens. Allergy Alert Labels can also just be used for those wanting to have a certain lifestyle – like vegetarianism, veganism, gluten-free, etc. And if your child has diabetes or other conditions that require a modified diet or lifestyle, the medical alert label will help you define that for others simple with a “peel & stick”.
Keeping healthy can start by being organized in your kitchen. With personalized Canning Labels (which also help to make great gifts or for small farmers’ markets!) and an extensive pack of 88 Pantry Labels (almost ALL are very healthy staples to have in your home!), you’ll be sure to stock your home and others’ with healthy foods to nourish your bodies and busy lifestyle.
These labels allow you to write & personalize AFTER you receive them in the mail. Date It! Labels are perfect for food safety at home. Ever ask yourself (or someone else asks you), “When were those leftovers made? Are they still good?”. Well less work for you and this way you can customize with some Retro, Mayan, or Country styles without having to personalize before you actually make those pickles, roast or banana muffins.
As a person that has moved a lot in my life, these stickers were my gift to me (along with a local newspaper subscription) when I began my new life as a single mom. No more chasing a black garbage can down the street to wonder if it was actually mine (Notice how almost everyone has the same one these days!). No family name needed, just the address to keep your identity private but your bins easy to identify. It’s kind of like a “Return To” if found, during windy days. And it looks way better than the spray-paint or sharpie method that’s bound to wear off during our harsh, Canadian winters!
BONUS #6 – Don’t forget where Lovable Labels started – their personalized labels great for lunch & drink containers as well as clothes, shoes and bags. I suggest their healthiest theme, Fruition, to (subconsciously) market fruits & veggies to your kids (and maybe you or your spouse!)
A LOVABLE GIVEAWAY FOR YOU!!!
I thought I’d start it of right by sharing the love right away with fellow bloggers & Nutrition Bites followers.
- “Blogging is Bliss” & “I love Blogging” Labels/stickers
- Lil’ Dose of Love Labels: Tutti Frutti (A sampler!)
- My “personal”-ized favourites #NutritionBites Lovable Labels
Visit my Nutrition Bites Facebook Page to comment to win!
Find the blog post and follow the easy instructions! (Contest not in affiliation with Facebook in any way. Open to age of majority in Canada. Contest deadline: December 18th, 2016 at 11:59pm.)
Stay tuned for more creative ways to use Lovable Labels and giveaways for my followers – YOU!
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