Friday, May 25, 2018

Getting clean with Dr Jacobs Naturals

I have been making my health a priority this year and that has extended to my beauty products. Avoiding questionable ingredients and fragrances has made shopping a little more mindful but I feel good about the things getting slathered onto my body and hair. Thank you to Dr Jacobs Naturals for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Getting clean with Dr Jacobs Naturals
I'm sure you've heard about castile soap (its been around for decades) but if not, it is a liquid and/or solid all-vegetable oil-based soap. The process of the milling of the soap was originated in the Castile region of Spain hence the name. Dr Jacobs Naturals is made without synthetic fragrances and preservatives, does not contain any parabens, phalates, propylene glycol, lauryl/laureth sulfates and tricolsan (those are all bad, FYI ;)Getting clean with Dr Jacobs Naturals
What I like about this castile soap is that it is formulated just for body and face so no more watery thin consistency that runs out of your hands before getting it onto your skin (not that I'm bitter from that experience or anything, haha) But it IS nice to have the thicker viscosity  when applying. You can see and feel where its applied and makes for a better cleaning experience. I also haven't experienced any burning like I have using the thinner products.
Getting clean with Dr Jacobs Naturals
Not only are the ingredients pure the scents are also amazing! Honey almond, rose, lavender and minty cucumber mojito just to name a few. I'm totally jazzed about the charcoal wash since its great for detoxing and deep cleansing. Charcoal is totally having a moment right now, isn't it?! For good reason! There are also bar soaps if those are more your style.

Ready to switch to more natural products but not sure how to determine what's good? Let technology help! Using these Apps EWG and ThinkDirty allows you to scan barcodes and shows you a rating ranging from 0-10 (less being best) based on the contents of the product. I use both since some items are not found on either database.
Getting clean with Dr Jacobs Naturals
Now that you're equipped with knowledge go get yourself some Dr Jacobs castile soap, download an App (or two!) and have fun switching to cleaner beauty products! I'm rooting for you!
Getting clean with Dr Jacobs Naturals
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Simple living Lifestyle podcasts // Listen

I'm back with another roundup of some of my favorite podcasts these have inspired me to embrace living a simple life with less stuff and more experiences, cherishing my people over worldly belongings; you know, the basics :)
Simple living Lifestyle podcasts // Listen from Work it Mommy blog

I'm super sensitive to sounds so all these podcasters have great voices to listen to and an even greater message! Enjoy!

Hosted by Tsh Oxenreider (she's amazing!) and a few rotating co-hosts, my favorites being Erin Loetner (I could listen to her talk about food, forever) and Kendra of (The Lazy Genius)
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Denaye is darling and her take on motherhood is refreshing.
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Back in the day Kelsey and my girl Allie Casazza used to host a podcast together and this is Kelsey's own show.
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I'm not one to visualize in my daily life but you bet CarlaRae inspired me to participate with her when she started doing it! Just be careful if you're driving ;)

This podcast is on an hiatus as Kate is living out her dream of traveling with her family in a Motor home but do give it a listen because her and Melissa are delightful and gracious about sharing their simple living tips.
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**We literally just finished Little House in the Big Woods and Kinsey loved it! Makes me giddy when she is as interested in things that I treasure that we can share together.

Any podcasts I missed? Please share your favorites below! If you're looking for more to enjoy, My favorite podcasts for Moms has got you covered!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Growing up Clark // eight month edit

I feel like Clark has made a huge leap from seven to eight months; he's so active, will not (can not) sit still, is crawling all over creation, and is starting to pull himself up on all the things. It takes my all to supervise the kid. He literally keeps me on my toes! Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links with no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog!
Growing up Clark // eight month edit
weight: 19 pounds, guesstimate
height: 29 inches, guesstimate

Sleep has been such a battle. Between teething (he has two bottom teeth) and that dreaded sleep regression, naps have been few, only 30 minutes (wahhh) and far between. I feel like this week we've finally gotten a handle on the 30 minute intruder and now I'm crossing everything that a better night time sleep is just ahead.

Because of the teething he has been extra soothe nursing and the added nutrients has showed up in the form of chubbier cheeks. It is all I can do to keep from squeezing them 24/7. But perhaps I do anyway?
Growing up Clark // eight month edit
Speaking of teeth, those two little pearls have made Clark's smile that much cuter. I didn't think it was possible but he sure is proud to show them off and it shows in his big cheesy grin.

The sensitive skin issues that cropped up during the introduction of BLW has subsided. I thank BeautyCounter's baby balm for helping soothe the rash. Some favorite foods include quesadillas, Happy Baby puffs and blueberries. He was also digging into some Shepard's pie the other night, too.Growing up Clark // eight month edit
Clark is wearing 9-12 month clothes and is working up to a size 3 in shoes. 

We're getting to that point when I start to think about a First Birthday theme. I know, I need help (figuratively and literally haha)
Growing up Clark // eight month edit

Chicco 360 Hook On Chair- to save space we got this hook on chair and it is awesome!
Hanna Andersson sleepers- I'm super partial to stripes and these are so soft and comfy.
Sophie la Girafe- gotta aide those sore gums.
Baby balm- love this cream! And if you need a great consultant, I just happen to know one
Happy Baby puffs- the perfect size for little fingers and helps develop that coveted pincer grasp. 
Milkmakers Lactation Bars- I haven't noticed a drop in supply but I like cookies and these couldn't hurt, plus they taste delicious! With lactogenic ingredients like brewer's yeast, oats, flax and chia seeds, these are a treat you can feel good about indulging. And the best part is, I don't have to share ;)  Thank you Milkmakers for the sample, all opinions are my own!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Currently 005

May! How is it MAY? This year is practically halfway over. I guess when you're busy living, life goes by fast.
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Celebrating |
My brother in law’s birthday is on Cinco de Mayo, how fabulous is that?! Some many tacos were had, it made for a great day.

Creating |
I have been in a bit of a creative rut and truthfully, its bumming me out. Muse, where are you? Creativity is elusive sometimes but never gone for long. {Amen!}

Wearing |
I've had my Nike’s for a week now and have worn them practically every day, they are SO comfortable. It’s like walking on air but I suppose compared to Van’s and their huge rubber soles, anything would feel weightless. 
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Sharing |
What I'm loving lately
The love of reading with my littles
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Going |
This past weekend, along with the minis, I was able to have a little park date with Justine and her darling crew; there were eight kids between us and it was just a wonderful experience. This has been my first blogger friend meet up and it didn't disappoint!
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