Life has been so crazy good lately, but there has been no slowing down it feels like. It is one of those amazing times of great things happening – like launching my wellness coaching, partnering with new clients on their wellness dreams, launching as a Beautycounter educator as well as life as a full-time, working momma. Again, all such wonderful things, BUT how do you maintain health + wellness + sleep + good self-care during times like this? I thought… Read more »

If you have known me or followed me for any length of time, you know I am always trying to seek out quality non-toxic and safer products. When Beessential reached out to me to sample and review some of their products, I was thrilled! They make all-natural skin and body care products that are non-toxic and made with gentle, mild cleansers and essential oils. They are paraben and SLS-free and they use natural moisturizers like honey, hemp and aloe, beeswax, propolis, coconut… Read more »

Okay guys, I have promised to share this Summery Tarragon Chicken Salad recipe a gagillion times and now I am!!! Summer is here, so perfect timing – right? You see, I often make recipes without really measuring. I know, I am sorry. Every time I would go to make this, I would throw it together, take photos and be like, “Dang it! I forgot to measure again!” Well, not this time. I measured for you. You’re welcome. No, really. Every… Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day!!! This image of my oldest helping his little brother is something so simple that happened last weekend, yet has tugged on me since. He didn’t know I saw this or that I took a picture yet did this anyway ❤. Being a mom is one of the most rewarding things I’ll ever get to have the privilege to do, yet in contrast at times it often feels exhausting, demanding & even thankless. For me I think I… Read more »

Where would chicken salad be without mayonnaise? Where would the creamy dipping sauce, aioli, be without it? Instead of sticking with the conventional, mass-produced stuff made with sugar and unhealthy oils, opt for something better—Primal Kitchen’s Paleo-friendly mayonnaise, made from avocado oil. And don’t just take our word for it—try it for FREE. Because we’re such big fans of this mayonnaise, we are giving away thousands of full-sized jars of Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo! Read on for the details… Most conventional mayos… Read more »

HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! I mean, that face! I don’t know about you, but guacamole is one of my favorite things, EVER! I am pretty sure that was carried on down to my boys as well. In this picture, my littlest dude was caught with his face in a bowl of this nutrient dense goodness. Cheeks for days! EAT UP! Avocados are a nutrient dense food, meaning they are power packed with tons of nutrients. This creamy fruit is a good source… Read more »

If you follow me on social media HERE, HERE or HERE, you have seen me post about these two easy meals many times. I FINALLY developed the recipes!  Here is my thought… Why not make the foundation for two weeknight meals at one time? Who needs to save time? ME!!! Yep, over here – more time please! I am pretty sure we can all relate to that. I have a couple of no fail, go-to recipes that are perfect and… Read more »

    Wow, that was a long break! Oh, how I have missed writing and connecting with my readers. This blog and you all mean the world to me! We decided, right around the time of my last blog post in March, that we were going to put our home on the market. It was quite the experience. I learned so much about what it takes to sell a home as well as my own limits throughout the process. We… Read more »

Today was one of those days when I felt like every moment challenged me as a mom. Mamas, we’ve all had those, right? Nothing really epic happened, just lots of little things on top of too many demands and stressors. Looking back, I simply lost sight of the good in each moment and let the power struggles get the best of me… A negative spiral ensued. Now that I am sitting, and am able, or I should say am allowing… Read more »

I recently learned about Thrive Market and I wanted to find out if my readers had heard about them. So, have you? If you haven’t, think of Thrive Market like a Costco meets Whole Foods with the benefit of being online. Lately in some of my circles, there has been a lot of excitement around Thrive Market, and I wanted to see what it was all about. I was a little skeptical until I checked out some of the items I frequently buy. The savings was… Read more »