Saturday, August 11, 2018

Weekend Playlist- Diffuse and Groove!

Good morning friends! I wanted to share a fun playlist this morning! I'm actually starting something new over on my oils Instagram but I thought I would house it here, so even if you're not on the oils train you could enjoy the music. So if that's you, just ignore the diffuser blend part, and listen, but if you're curious you can read more here if you want in on that part too. Regardless, I hope you enjoy and have the best day! Happy Saturday.

Today's diffuser blend to accompany this slow Saturday vibes playlist --

In your diffuser: add 3 drops Peace and Calming, 3 drops Orange, and 3 drops Stress Away! If you only have your Starter Kit handy, try 4 drops Citrus Fresh and 4 drops Stress Away.

In your speakers, play the Spotify playlist embedded below...and enjoy.


Friday, July 27, 2018

End of Summer Favorites

End of summer? Say what? So crazy how fast this summer has flown by. But now we're two days before school starts for Henry and I can't even believe it. It's exciting and a little bittersweet all rolled into one.

I wanted to share some of the pretty things I have my eye on as we get into August...and onto FALL! I am so excited for this season you guys. It's my favorite time of the year (until Christmas rolls around) and I am unapologetically counting down!

Here are some faves -

I got a new bathing I absolutely love- see the whole line here.

I have this top in the wrap style and love it- will need to grab one of these too! Loving the red.

It's visor weather and I am wanting this Brixton one!

Some Target finds: one, two, and three.

Are you a wrap dress person? I LOVE them! Here are some good ones: one and two. And one of each of these, please!

Are you a clog person? I have my eye on these.

These Chloe boots are at the top of my wishlist. A big splurge but I just loooove them!

If you want to treat yourself to some of the softest tees, get any of these. The Good Luck one is perfect.

I love this line of jewelry. I have a couple of the gemstone bracelets but everything is gorgeous!

Just ordered this from Free People- it's so pretty!

I am a huge fan of Madewell bags and pouches. I change out my handbags often and have a whole bunch of these! So well made.

This sweater is so great- looks so cozy!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Utah 2018

Sometimes life takes you to the most unexpected places, but in the best possible way. I don't know if I ever would have guessed I would be attending an essential oils convention...but there I was! I flew into Utah with Sarah never having met any of the girls we were about to share a house with. My sorority and band wife days has prepared me well for situations like this, and (thank goodness) it was as amazing as expected. Meeting these women I had built online relationships with since February- and some for over a DECADE like my dear Casey and Jessica, was nothing short of awesome. Long story short, being around some of the most inspiring women ever filled up my cup and I left feeling not only so pumped for all to come with this business, but my heart so full with love and friendship!

If you didn't catch my previous posts, I signed up with my friend Casey years ago and fell in love with the oils and products, but it wasn't until February 2018 that I decided to do the business side of it. I often feel pretty "over" the online space, "influencer" stuff, etc. etc. but the oils brought me back to life and reminded me that online is a wonderful place- it's all what we make it. The community I've found through all of this has been one of the best surprises of all, and everyday I wake up so excited I get to do this as a second career.

Below are a random bunch of photos from the week- the Convention, lots of hanging out with our girlfriends, Diamond Gala to watch Jess walk the stage, and everything in between. So much fun. And as always, read more here and come join me!

My striped shorts (on sale! I'm wearing a size 4)
Flare jeans


Sunday, June 24, 2018

5 Weekend Faves

Hello friends! I am on an airplane right now, heading to New Jersey. It's part sad, part happy- which is weird, but we're making the best of it and my Mom, sister and I are looking forward to a special trip, just the three of us. I'm kid-free this week, which means I'll be sharing a ton on both of my IG accounts. Follow along here and here! And you can check out last summer's NJ trip here too.

And speaking of no kids, I've been sitting on this plane for 4 hours in total bliss just enjoying the plane ride. I'm home with the kids every single day squeezing in work when I can, so having such a huge chunk of time to work and read and do as I please is a treat! I'll probably start missing them in about a day ;) so for now I'll just soak this right up.

We have about left to go before we land, so without further delay, here are five weekend favorites!

1. New (to me!) podcast alert! Can't wait to dive into this.

2. Jumpsuit love: one, two, and three. Also every single one of these. All I want to wear are easy, breezy pieces and jumpsuits fit the bill. So comfy and cute too.

3. Savvy Minerals Lipgloss in Embrace. This is my holy grail of lip gloss and I'm so happy it's Young Living which means it's non toxic, not tested on animals, and I can get it in my monthly order. You will love this gloss- not sticky, so moisturizing, and infused with peppermint oil that makes your lips feel amazing. I'm obsessed. You can sign up for a Starter Kit with me here (wholesale pricing) and then add on the gloss!

4. Have you seen these cute SunnyLife speakers?! The other day we went on a walk and had it in the back of our Cruiser. It was the perfect summer evening stroll, complete with our favorite tunes.

5. I recently finished this book and LOVED it. Did you catch my review on IG? I added it to my Highlights so head over and hear more about it- or just trust me and order it! It's a beautifully written, engaging book about what happens after you die. I won't say more but I think anyone would enjoy it. If you read it, let me know what you think!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Utah-bound and Packing Faves

Hey everyone! I am headed to Utah tomorrow for the Young Living Convention (more here) and I'm so excited! I got a ton of questions on Instagram about the items above (what I'm bringing on the trip), so I wanted to share here, along with a few extra favorites.

See my "Girl Gang" shirt here.

Gucci waistbag/fanny pack (thank you Hank!) here. It's my new favorite!

Striped shorts can be found here, along with so many cute Club Monaco items.

The sparkly dress is for the Young Living Gala- I'm so excited to dress up with girlfriends and have a great night.

The green smocked dress can be found here.

You need this hat! My friend Tiffany recommended it to me and it's so cute.

Floral dress is H&M and old but search wrap dress on their site for other options.

Classic checkerboard Vans are a must! These are a fresh pair and so pretty.

I am loving the new Cult Gaia summer bags. The one pictured here is the smaller sized one.

Find the chambray off the shoulder dress here.

The red shoes are Sole Society via Nordstrom. Sold out, but check back often!

Also bringing (in my beloved Away luggage!):

My diffuser and my must-have oils- sign up and join me here, then follow along at Convention- you'll love it!

These pajamas (they're my fave!).

Pouches for packing are everything. I really love these and always use them for my shoes, and all of these from Baggu are great too.

I am not bringing one of these travel pillows but I wish I was!

Hope you found some fun faves- I'll be sharing via Stories on both of my accounts (here and here) so be sure to tune in! :)


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Peanuts and Kids

I can remember being pregnant for the first time, and suddenly having a huge list of things I could and could not eat. No lunch meat, no sushi, etc. And then once I had Henry I felt like that only continued- no egg whites, nuts, the list of what babies couldn't eat was huge. I did so much research during that time, and throughout each of my three little ones' baby time (with Olive still in that stage), so when the National Peanut Board reached out to me to partner up on spreading awareness about preventing peanut allergies, I was intrigued.

None of my kiddos have allergies of any kind, but two of my dearest friends have little ones with a handful of food allergies, including peanut! I know how hard it can be for their sweet children, so I felt a personal connection to share some of the new guidelines about early introduction to peanuts, which I'll share more about below.

Here's the news: a study found that parents of children at risk for peanut allergy could reduce their baby’s chance of developing a peanut allergy by up to 86 percent by feeding them small amounts of peanut foods as early as 4-6 months of age. The study led to new guidelines by the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) that you can explore here.

You can read all about the recommended way to introduce baby-friendly peanut foods here, dependent on each child’s individual risk factors, and any parents who are anxious about introducing peanut foods early (ME!) should consult their pediatrician for support and guidance. We love our pediatrician and I ask her everything and anything- this was one of those questions I had with Olive, so definitely speak up and ask all the questions.

There are many, easy ways to introduce the recommended amount of peanut foods to a baby:
-Make “thinned peanut butter” by mixing 2 teaspoons of peanut butter into 2-3 teaspoons of hot water, formula or breast milk. (Allow to cool before feeding.)
-Mix 2 teaspoons peanut butter or peanut powder into 2-3 tablespoons of previously tolerated pureed fruit or vegetables.
**Whole nuts should not be given to children under age 5. Peanut butter directly from a spoon or in
lumps/dollops should not be given to children younger than age 4.

I'm so happy to help spread this news. I wasn't aware of this when Olive was in the early-introduction phase, but because we are nut-lovers in this house she tried peanut butter around her first birthday and loved it. I'm grateful that she is not allergic to peanuts, and my hope is that this research helps to cut down the number of little ones who deal with this allergy.

Lots of love and thanks for reading!

This post created in partnership with the National Peanut Board.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Weekly Links

Hey guys! Thanks so much for the kind comments on my recent posts. It's been very up and down following my Dad's passing and it's been nice to have an outlet here and on Instagram to share my thoughts. And today I wanted to post some links to kick off the weekend! I will be heading out of town for an evening with friends, and then soaking up family time. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Some links --

Absolutely in LOVE with every one of these bags.

Great round up of indie clothing brands for kids.

Read this: Do What Feels Right, Repeat.

I am in need of a new pair of sunglasses, and I love pretty much all of these. This is a great (lower priced) brand also.

Have you read the Madewell blog? I always enjoy their articles.

On my reading list: one and two.

Loved reading this article about the Royal Wedding.

There are so many fun pieces here! I'm also super into these very simple bracelets.

A good daily reminder.

8 ways to practice gratitude everyday.

Have you checked out the Free People Movement line? It's all so, so comfy. I love it.

Rihanna's 10 minute makeup routine.

I always love reading these business profiles.

Step in your power and manifest your dreams!

Read this: Outcomeless.

Round up: the best sunscreens.

Wishlist: this jumpsuit, these jeans, and this dress.

I also love these straw bags, these sandals, and this hat!

And finally, this video is EVERYTHING! I loved watching these two love birds.