I am happy to be a partnering with Unilever to help get the word out about Project Sunlight, their long-term initiative to motivate people to live sustainably by inspiring them to create a brighter future for children.

Through this partnership I have learned quite a bit about Unilever and their brands (did you know their brand touch 2 billion people around the world everyday? Wow). They are also a global leader in sustainable living. For example, Lipton is working with the Rainforest Alliance to develop more sustainable approaches to tea farming and Hellmann’s is making a commitment to transition its entire product line to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020.

Unilever recently launched a new short film, “The Way Kids See It”, to inspire people to take small actions to live sustainably. And what better way to inspire people than show the unique ideas and the magic that children all over the world apply to tackle all sorts of environmental and social issues. Be sure to check out the video!

Juliet is a bit young but we definitely try to teach her even at this young age by leading by example. I can’t wait until she’s a bit older to share with us ideas of her own.

Head over to the Project Sunlight page to learn more and find a “Summer Sunlight Activity” that can make your household more sustainable. Juliet and I are going to be meal planning using one ingredient, five ways to help reduce food waste (we are all guilty of this!). I chose sweet potatoes as the ingredient and we’ll have lots of great recipes and food ideas for you next week.

What do you think of Unilever Project Sunlight? Are you inspired to try any of the Summer Sunlight Activities?

Disclaimer: this post is part of a sponsored campaign by Unilever Project Sunlight, all opinions and experiences expressed are entirely my own.

 

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I’ve made these muffins numerous times but the post is sitting in the depths of the Eat Drink Pretty archives so I thought I’d bring them front and center. Also, last week a reader comment gave me a great idea to turn these muffins into minis, since the regular size tend to be pretty large. Turns out, these bite-size muffins are just right.

Now is the time to make anything with rhubarb as it’s abundantly in season. We were at our friend’s place last Saturday night and they offered to cut us some rhubarb that is growing in their backyard. I promptly made these muffins the next day.

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Warm summer days are so limited in MN. We wait all winter for warmth and when it’s finally here, I try my best to embrace it and allow Juliet to enjoy and soak in every precious minute. For I know all too well that winter rolls back around quickly. You know what I love so much about summer? No jackets, boots, mittens, and hats. To get Juliet out of the house without having to fuss with all of that is so nice. It’s freeing. And I know she feels that way too.

So on these warm days, as soon as we get home from daycare/work, we run outside as fast as we can. We run around the yard, play hide and seek, laugh, roll around on the grass. We eat frozen fruit bars even though dinner is not far away and it will surely ruin her appetite. I don’t care. It makes her so happy. In an ideal world, I would always make homemade frozen fruit bars, but in reality, I often have to go for convenience. So it’s a good thing there are frozen fruit bars like these Fruttare bars for us to enjoy when there is no time to fuss around with the homemade version.

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fave things 6.1 The last week  MN has been pretty lovely, weather wise. We got a ton of rain over the weekend and now everything is so lush and green. I am off work this week in preparation for a new adventure and I plan to soak in every last drop of sun. I’ve been discovering some great products lately and wanted to share all my favorite things I’m loving. This list has quite a bit of Juliet-inspired items as well so if you are a momma to a toddler, you should definitely check these out.
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You may have noticed that Eat Drink Pretty has a brand new look. The new site launched on Tuesday and while I am still working through some kinks and updates to finalize everything, the new look is here and pretty much ready to go. I worked with the ladies at Wooden Spoons Kitchen to create a totally new design and site layout. We moved the old blogger site onto WordPress and gave it a big face lift. This feels so much more like Eat Drink Pretty should look; clean, bright, airy, feminine, lovely.

I truly love it and am so thankful to Melissa and Erin for taking my vision and bringing it to life in this beautiful new look.

My favorite features are the recipe index and party page (they still need a bit of updates which should be done by end of next week). Why next week?

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Greek pasta saladLast Sunday Erik, Juliet and I had a picnic at a park near our house that’s on a small lake. I had this vision in my head of a picturesque afternoon, however, when we arrived at the park we realized it was a bit cooler than we thought and super windy. Needless to say our time was cut short, but we still managed to enjoy it. Juliet squeezed every last minute she could playing at the park. Parks are by far her top favorite things. In fact, we went to two parks on Sunday. And every day I drop her off at daycare she asks the provider, “Sarah, can we go to the park today?”

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