WFPB diet, sunscreen, #Nsale , a little bit of everything

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A few things floating around my head this week...

my mom and me in our dresses inspired from designer bags and dirty diapers
Over the weekend we had family beach pictures.  2 two year-olds, 2 five year-olds and 6 adults.  Beach pictures always sound like a good idea, but our little two year-olds were super uncooperative and the wind!  Oh beach hair is never easy!  Hopefully we got a few good pictures because that sweet photographer was so patient as the boys took turns freaking out and being impossible!


One of my friends is finishing her graduate work to become a PA and she's having a week-long facebook group about Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet.  It's been interesting to follow along and learn about this life-style. It's similar to Vegan, no meat, or dairy, but also no refined carbs etc.  

I was talking about it with my sister who suggested I watch the Netflix documentary, What the Health.  And now I'm intrigued!  I know this is just one viewpoint, but it is definitely making me think twice about what I'm eating and what I'm giving to my children.

I've always hated cooking (and touching) meat so I'm totally game for eliminating meat.  However my husband, who is currently on a ketogenic diet (eats only meat and cheese etc) disagrees!  He started watching What the Health and the next day my phone was flooded with articles & podcasts disputing it!  But that did not surprise me in the least!

What are your thoughts?

I'm still loving Beauty by Earth sunless tanner and highly recommend it.  It gives me so much color with just one application.  But I do feel that I need to apply every 3-4 days.

I also finally found a sunscreen that I love too.  It was so confusing this summer with all the lists of what sunscreen to use and what not to use etc.  So I went to Trader Joe's to get their highly rated sunscreen spray, but it was sold out so I grabbed the lotion (can't find a link other than ebay!).  LOVE IT!  It is lightweight, rubs in super easily, and not greasy!  I have to stock up!

Are you soooooo over the Nordstrom Sale?!  I absolutely am tired of all the Instastories and blogs about it and I placed a few more orders but did not go crazy in the least...

But if you are interested in my thoughts, here are my hits and misses:

KEEPING:
Lush side split tank (super cute and flattering!)
BP Striped long sleeve tee (on the fence- super long, but soft)

RETURNING:
Zella top (totally sheer!)
Tory Burch sandals (my feet are too narrow)
Adidas tank (too long!)

Still WAITING to get:
Nikes (for Carter)
Converse (for Carter)
Zella Hoodie (do you know I don't own a hoodie?!)
Nike Tank (hoping this one is better than the Adidas!)


What are you keeping?



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Friday Faves: Nordstrom Sale (What I Ordered) and An Essential Oils class

Friday, July 14, 2017


I'm having a Facebook Essential Oils class on Monday 7.17.17 at 8pm EST.  If you are interested in essential oils but not sure where to start then message me or comment below with your e-mail address and I'll add you to the class.  I will post throughout the night on Monday but all of the posts will be available for you to view for 1 week.  Oils have helped my family in so many ways so I always love to share about them!

And now onto the Nordstrom sale:

I popped out of bed on Thursday morning to check out the sale and honestly, I was kind of disappointed.  I did however order a few basic things that I know I'll wear so here they are if you are interested.

Articles of Society Jeans have been my go-to for the last year or so.  They are so comfy and regular price of $59.  I've been super happy with my 2 pairs so I ordered 2 more!

Articles of Society Distressed denim

Articles of Society frayed hem

I also got this lush tank and this basic long sleeved tee that so many people have raved about.

And lastly I ordered this Zella racerback tank.

I just got new Nikes but I was tempted to get these.

And if you don't have a barefoot dreams blardigan then it's time you order one- you'll love it, I promise!

I guess it's good that I stayed away from any splurge deals, but the sale is young and I still have time to find a few new must- haves!


Prime day deals

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I remember a few years ago on the first Prime Day it was so disappointing but this year there seems to be such great deals!  Here are just a few things that I have and recommend!


I've been raving about this tanner for a few weeks.  Click here for My favorite sunless tanner ($19.49)  I paid $27.99 for it!


I have a set of wool dryer balls (reg. $24.95) that I use for every load of laundry.  They dry your clothes faster and don't leave any chemicals on your clothes.  You can add essential oils to them or just use them alone.  I do both!



Both of my boys used and loved this duck tub!

And I have a diffuser just like this one.  And it's $13.95 today so it's a perfect diffuser to try if you are just thinking of starting with oils.

So far today I bought these TKees and this oil for eye lashes (more on that soon!)

I'll keep adding as I see deals and as long as naptime lasts!