Friday, June 16, 2023

Blogging Break

 Hi there friends! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your summer so far. We have been having a BLAST! I’ll be honest, I was nervous about how this summer would go. I’m normally such a summer mom— I love taking the kids to the pool, the Whitewater Center, the creek, etc. and I didn’t know if I’d have the energy to keep up this summer. While it definitely isn’t the same, I am thrilled to say I am keeping up! So far we have not had to miss out on a single thing this summer and I can’t tell you how big of a relief that is. Have we watched a little more TV? Yep. But so what, one summer with a little extra TV never killed anybody. 😊

For the next few weeks, I am going to take a little blogging break. My computer keyboard is acting funny and I'm not sure I'll be able to squeeze in an appointment at the Apple Store before we leave for Hilton Head. My plan is to be back here in early July, once we get back from the beach. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of June!

Monday, June 12, 2023

Not Just a Mom: How I Became a Mom

 Good morning friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice summer-y weekend. My birthday was last Thursday so we had a weekend filled with birthday celebrations and playing at the Whitewater Center. The perfect weekend if you ask me! 

Friday, June 9, 2023

Clean Beauty Products

 Hi there and happy Friday! I hope you've all had a good week!

Today I want to talk about some of the clean beauty products I've been using and loving-- and also steer you away from some clean products I tried that felt weren't great. 

First of all, why clean beauty products? Since my diagnosis I have become hyper-aware of all the toxins in our everyday environment. I may have been eating super healthy before I got sick, but I wasn't paying any attention to what I was putting on my skin. What lotions, makeup, face masks, etc. If any of those products have harmful chemicals, those could easily seep into our skin and get into our bloodstream. Am I going to be able to avoid ALL toxins? No, but I can try to limit the harmful ingredients, and that is my plan moving forward. 

I have tried a variety of “clean” beauty brands over the past few months and while most have been really good, not all of them have. Let’s play “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, shall we?

The Good

Monday, June 5, 2023

Prime Purchases May

Hi there and happy Monday!! It is our first Monday of summer and ya'll I am THRILLED to have nothing on our schedule today. We are going to kick off summer with a lazy day around the house and, if we get to it, make our summer bucket list. 

Today I am linking up with Tanya for Prime Purchases. Let's see what I bought:

Friday, June 2, 2023

Life Lately

 Hello Friends and happy Friday! Today I want to share a little bit of what we've been up to lately. We have been busy! Back in April we were able to get away for a quick beach trip...