• Healthy Living

    Why I Incorporated Acupuncture into My Wellness Routine

    Some of you may be thinking… “no way, no how will I ever have someone stick needles all over my body. Nope.” I was right there with ya, I promise. I’ve mentioned before how determined I was to find natural ways to heal my mind and body in my quest to have a baby (after being told by doctors it probably wouldn’t happen). This meant I had to try it all. Including someone sticking needles all over me. I can’t recall how acupuncture came across my mind to try specifically, but I remember researching it so much that I got into the weeds. Ya know, deep into the reviews where…

  • Healthy Living

    My 4 Step All-Natural Skin Care Routine

    We are “au naturel”-loving junkies over here, especially when it comes to our skin and our babies. I spent the better part of 27 years putting some nasty stuff on my face and body, and quite frankly, didn’t really care because it smelled good. But when I found out I was pregnant, I became obsessed with ridding everything toxic from my life, starting with my face. (I dare you to look up some of your products here and see the score.) I’ve spent the past 4.5 years now testing out nearly every “natural” product out there. After all that time, here are my favorites that make up my 4-step routine:…

  • Healthy Living,  House & Home,  Motherhood

    February Favorites

    January lasted for five years, February went in a blink! But good news is spring is almost here and we have never been more ready for a season change in our lives. To get us over the hump of the next 20 days until the official start of spring, let’s do a little retail therapy, shall we? Each month we make a list of things we are OBSESSING over and believe need to be shared with the world. Here are our favorites from the past 28 days! 1 / If you haven’t jumped on the air fryer bandwagon yet, we highly recommend you do so ASAP! Every food you love,…

  • Motherhood,  Recipes

    3 Easy, Healthy (& Toddler Approved) Snacks

    I am not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about a toddler. But, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that many toddlers are a lot like my niece. Wild and crazy at times, lovable on occasion, and PICKY eaters. There are two things that are for sure when she comes to visit. A) put up the dog because she’s terrified and B) watch her go from the door straight to the snack ladder. You see, Alex and I have this ladder with baskets in our kitchen/dining area that hold all of the snack food. It’s mainly for Alex, as it has chips, crackers,…

  • Father/Daughter Cooking Series

    Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind that makes reservations at a romantic restaurant weeks or even months before Valentine’s Day and the kind that freak out the day before because they forgot to plan anything. We aren’t much of planners ourselves…or romantics 🙂 So if you are like us or just want to stay in this V-Day, we are here to help. Our tradition of a family meal rather than a romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day began about 5 years ago. Why? We aren’t sure, but we dig it. When this tradition began, our dad took it upon himself to prepare a delectable…

  • Healthy Living

    January Whole30 Recap (2019)

    Back in December I decided that I was going to participate in the January Whole30. And I’ll tell you why (I have no shame). It wasn’t because my eating was out of control or because I desperately wanted to lose more baby weight (although that’d be greaaat). Truthfully, it was the alcohol. During the holidays, especially, there is just so much to celebrate. And we often choose to celebrate with the glass of wine, or two or three. Mix 9 months of not drinking and the holidays. Woah Nelly. Not to mention, my sisters boyfriend spent the holidays with us and got us HOOKED on some South African wine (he’s…

  • Healthy Living,  Home Decor

    January Favorites

    Anyone else feel like we’ve reached January 856th? Why is this month lasting so long?! In an effort to make it a little more enjoyable, we thought we’d share some of our favorite things right now and also because hey, we like you. These are items that we have come across / use on a daily basis that we are absolutely obsessed with. Each month we will feature a few of our favorites and why we love them so much. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 1. Clean Pits In April of 2015, our mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to the good Lord and…

  • Recipes

    Dairy-Free Pesto (Whole30/Paleo)

    Let me introduce to you, my all-time favorite pesto. It’s dairy-free, super easy to make, and it’s full of flavor. This recipe takes no time at all and will take your meal up so many notches — whether you are doing a Whole30, cutting out dairy, or just sticking to your usual diet and want to try something different. Anytime I’m at a loss with how to season something, I always turn to this. On top of salmon or tossed in some veggies — voilà! At the end of my pregnancy I meal prepped all the things. Meals were one less thing I hoped to worry about after we brought…

  • Healthy Living

    Why We Should Stop Labeling Food Good or Bad

    This topic is near and dear to my heart. It’s something that I, myself, have struggled with in the past. Good and bad are the descriptive words for food that I hear people using all around me. All too often, we tell ourselves that we shouldn’t eat something because it’s “bad”. With this, my question is, but why? Why is it bad for you? Do you mean it is not fulfilling to you? Or is it because society has told us that [said food] is bad, for whatever reason. Things like too much sugar, too many carbs, processed, not organic — the list goes on and on. And the truth…

  • Healthy Living,  Recipes

    Turkey/Spinach/Sweet Potato Egg Bake (Whole30/Paleo)

    There are few things better in life than a morning where you don’t have to think about what you’re going to have for breakfast. For me, preparing breakfast options ahead of time is much easier than being creative with other meals. Now, that being said, I love eggs. So my go to’s almost always include them. This recipe is no exception, but with the other wholesome ingredients, there is so much more to look forward to when eating this turkey/spinach/sweet potato egg bake. You may be thinking, “I’m not Paleo” or “I’m not doing a Whole30”, but I promise this recipe won’t disappoint. And if you are sticking to Paleo…