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    The FabFitFun Summer Box!

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    My favorite time of the season- FabFitFun time! I seriously look forward to the arrival of this box every 3 months or so. It always makes my day and is filled with the best stuff.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: FabFitFun is such a treat. As a busy mom, I don’t often like to spend too much money on things for myself. But every few months I get a box full of high quality goodies just for me and I love it! That’s the beauty of subscription boxes.

    Let’s dive right in to what comes in the Summer Box!

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    Friday Favorites -Forté Elements and Ecocentric Mom

    If I hit “publish” on this before midnight, I can still call it a Friday Favorites post, right? This week has been nothing short of disappointing, crazy, busy, scary, and every other emotion you can think of. I’ll do a quick pregnancy update next week but basically, last weekend I started showing the beginning signs of preeclampsia and have been on a modified bed rest ever since. I haven’t been diagnosed with anything yet, thank goodness. We’re hoping if I rest and take it easy we can avoid big blood pressure spikes. We’ll see. Keep me in your prayers!

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    Turn Any Bag Into a Gym Bag

    Happy Tuesday!

    We’re back from vacation! We had an amazing time, I’ll have a full recap up later this week (plus a separate Disneyland post). I’m exhausted but ready to get back to work.

    I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant. I’ve been trying to stay as active as possible by working out regularly. There are so many benefits to working out during pregnancy. It reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, eases aches and pains (which I have a lot of this time around), can make labor and delivery easier, and help you lose the baby weight quicker!

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    Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade Mocktail


    Ah, pregnancy.

    One of the most stressful things a woman can go through, and yet, we take away her wine. It’s a cruel rule.

    I’ve also got a bit of a sweet tooth (plus a pretty intense ice craving), so sometimes I like to make fun mocktails!

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade here’s what you’ll need:

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    The FabFitFun Spring Box!

    Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    It’s one of my favorite times of year! The start of every new season brings a new FabFitFun box, and the Spring one did not disappoint.

    Seriously, I think this is my favorite box so far. It had some amazing stuff! And it’s making me so excited for Spring to be here. Warmer weather, picnics, park days, and more! I love this time of year. The Spring box came equipped with so many great things, I can’t rave enough about it. I loved everything.

    If you’re already a member and still waiting for your box (and like surprises), stop reading! If you’re wondering what’s in the box/if it’s worth the cost, keep going, I’m going to share everything it comes with!

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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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    Everything You Need to Work Out at Home!

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

    Happy almost Thanksgiving! We’re so looking forward to our first Thanksgiving where Sawyer can eat the food! I can’t wait to see what he likes the most.

    Speaking of all that food, let’s talk about working it off! As most of you know I work for Orangetheory Fitness (the Parker, CO location), and that is, of course, my all-time favorite way to work out! However, since I’m a mom, I can usually only take an OTF class before or after my shift, and since I’m only working 1 or 2 days a week, that’s not cutting it!

    So, on days when I can’t make it in to the studio for a workout, I try my best to workout at home! I stocked up on a few simple, inexpensive items, to make up my home workout equipment. Here’s what I suggest:

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