It’s been awhile since I’ve taken the time to share my current obsessions. I’ve mentioned before how hard it’s been to transition my makeup to non-toxic options. I’ve literally been on the hunt for 5 years. In the past I’ve found a few great options but non of which I’ve been fully committed to. Earlier this year I told myself I would start fresh and truly commit to “greening” out my beauty products. Seriously one of the hardest transitions in my non-toxic journey. Well… actually giving up candy has been one of the hardest. Anyhow let’s discuss my new obsessions.
Those who know me personally know my longtime struggles with trying to figure out WTF is wrong with my digestion. I’ve struggled with stomach issues for as long as I can remember. Usually it’s symptoms similar to that of a flu or food poisoning. This is usually brought on by anxiety. I’ve shared my struggles with anxiety here on the blog before.
Being the CEO of a baby store keeps me knee deep in the baby industry. Not to mention as an influencer I get request to review and share “my love of” for certain brands, particularly new and upcoming brands. So to say I’ve tried ALL of the diaper brands currently on the market would be an understatement! I’ve never felt committed to one brand until recently. It’s even harder when you’re in search of the best diaper that’s also eco-friendly and safe! Parasol is the FIRST disposable diaper also known as disposable baby underwear on the market that I finally feel nailed it all! Let’s start with the unbelievably soft texture. So soft that after using these diapers I began to wonder how my child didn’t have chaffing from the other diapers on the market.
With New Years right around the corner I’ve been racking my brain for resolutions. Every year around this time I try to think of ways to incorporate small healthy changes into my families daily routine. This year I want to focus on our eating habits. We recently made the switch to home cooked meals provided by Blue Apron and I absolutely love the results so far. Home cooked dinners about 4-5 times a week, which is a huge improvement for us. With that said now I want to start focusing on my children’s snacks. Although I LOVE Annie’s organic snacks they have cost me a small fortune. With three small children who all love to snack around the hour, I knew I needed to figure out a way to make + bake my own treats. So first on the list is… Organic Fruit Leathers.
One of the best decisions we’ve made has been to homeschool our three littles. With that said I’m always on the hunt for a good educational outing. Whether it’s planned during our “normal” weekly schedule or it’s during a vacation, I think you can find fun and exciting ways to teach your kids locally. As many of you already know, we are huge on visiting museums and discovery centers. I will travel miles and miles to find one that sparks interest for my children. So imagine how excited I was to learn about The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert.
When I started my journey to live a more natural lifestyle I wanted to throw everything away and start new. Of course I didn’t because lord knows that would’ve cost me hundreds of dollars and an upset husband who already hates my online shopping addiction. Long story short after years of trying out products I have narrowed it down to my absolute favorites. read more
Now that I’m officially back to blogging I thought I’d start a new category dedicated to beauty. For starters if you don’t already have ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) in your pantry it’s definitely time to go out and grab you a bottle, preferably Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. There are tons of health benefits from using ACV, everything from weight loss to relieving heartburn. Another must have in your pantry is Bentonite Clay. Bentonite Clay also has tons of natural benefits, especially when you mix with ACV.
For starters lets talk underarm funk and the many deodorant options out there both antiperspirant and natural.
I take pride in making my own baby food for each of my kids. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve occasionally feed them those squeezee pouches when we are on the run, but I truly love making their food. It’s actually pretty easy and usually takes no longer than 15 minutes, most of which is the vegetable or fruit steaming.