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    Pack your Purse to Combat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Woes

    It’s still that time of year. The time for sickness. Yuck. Especially the stomach bug! Just this past weekend we were out of town and my sister came down with it. But, even when it’s not that time of year, there are still a lot of things you can do that will keep you healthy.

    I’ve always had tummy issues. It’s caused me a lot of pain and sick days over the years. I’ve learned a good way to keep my gut healthy is by taking probiotics.

    What is a probiotic?

    Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.


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    Chemical Free in 2017- Odors

    Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. 


    My apologies that I haven’t been posting as often the past couple of weeks. This pregnancy exhaustion is getting the best of me. But I’m nearing the end of the first trimester and starting to get some energy back so hopefully I will be back to my regular blogging routine soon!

    I’m connoting my journey to rid my home of harmful chemicals into 2017. I made a lot of progress last year, but I’m not done yet! Today I want to talk about odors.

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    Friday Favorites- Beautycounter

    Happy Friday!

    Do you ever wonder what’s in your make up? No? I never did either. But you should. It’s kind of terrifying! The average american woman puts 12-20 chemicals on her skin every single day. And your skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it.

    And think about this Europe has banned 1,300 chemicals from being used in beauty and personal products. The U.S. has banned 11.

    Those are some scary numbers. We don’t even realize the harmful things we are letting into our home, let alone putting right on our skin!

    Enter, Beautycounter. Beautycounter has a “never” list. A list of harmful ingredients they vow to never use in their products (check out the never list here). Every product from Beautycounter is 100% natural and safe. They are products you can feel god about putting on your skin, rather than fearful. Beautycounter lists every single ingredient used on their labels. Which, get this, is not required by law, which is why many other companies do not. So we have no idea what we’re using!

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    Grove Collaborative- December Picks and Freebies!

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    My December haul from Grove Collaborative was so good! Since the last 2 months I’ve gotten a lot of household items, this month I decided to get some beauty items! And they did not disappoint.

    I still got a few necessary household items that I was low on, but I really love some of my beauty picks!

    If you’re new here, Grove Collaborative is a service that delivers all-natural, and chemical free products to your door each month. You get to pick your items, and there’s always fun freebies! It’s a great resource if you’re wanting to make your home a safer and more natural place. Let’s get started.

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    Friday Favorites- Okie B and Jack Jack and Co

    Merry Christmas Eve, Eve! Can you believe it’s already the 23rd? Where has December gone?

    I can’t wait for Christmas this year! While I’m especially excited to take the next 2 days off, I also can’t wait to see Sawyer’s face on Christmas morning. Last year he was only 6 months old and while he appreciated his new toys (he mostly appreciated the wrapping paper), this year should be a lot more fun for him.

    But I have a few fun things to share with you today so let’s get started.

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    Friday Favorites- Just Get Pampered and Nyme Organics

    I received these items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Happy Black Friday!

    I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was great! I know ours sure was! I have some fun things to share with you today, so lets get right to it!

    Just Get Pampered

    Just Get Pampered is an adorable little etsy shop I stumbled across not too long ago. She sells adorable, handmade goods, that would make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers! She offers a wide variety of products from camera bags and straps, cute soap dispensers, monograms, crossbody bags, gift bag sets, and more!


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    Grove Collaborative November Picks + Freebies!

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    You guys know how I love Grove Collaborative for natural products for your home. I love using their services to have all natural, chemical free, safe products delivered to my door every month! I wanted to share with you what I got for November, and what their current deals are!

    If you missed my October post, here’s a little bit about Grove Collaborative:

    Grove Collaborative is a service that ships you all natural household products every month. You can pick whatever products you want, and opt out of any month you need. They have household cleaners, essential oils, beauty products, baby products and more! Since I’ve been on my journey to rid our house of chemicals, Grove Collaborative has helped immensely. I’m busier than ever now, and while I loved making my own cleaners, I just don’t have the time anymore. Grove Collaborative has helped me continue to make my home a safe place.

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