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  • Kids

    Our Favorite Nontoxic Toys: Perfect for Birthday and Christmas

    This post is in partner with Lovevery! All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. With five kids, I’ve seen my fair share of kid’s toys. They seem to just over populate the house overnight and end up in piles all around and never played with. I end up throwing away or giving away most toys that are from big chain toy stores because they are just junk. When my children play with toys, I want the intention behind them to help develop their sensory, motor and cognitive skills. I’ve honestly, stopped buying a lot of “mainstream” toys because they are NOT helping…

  • Makeup

    Why You Should Want My Favorite Ethically Sourced Lipstick

    I would love to help you. If you want to read more about my journey with Beautycounter, my beauty routine and what you might want for your skin, click here. The world has vanilla in more of a demand than ever, requiring over 3,000 tons a year. I had no idea the ins and outs of the vanilla sourcing chain until Beautycounter recently relaunched their Sheer Genius lip sheers and Beyond Gloss lip glosses with ethically sourced vanilla. The process of growing and preparing vanilla is a long and hard process, taking the ethical and sustainable route makes it even harder. I love that Beautycounter is working harder to do…

  • Lifestyle

    Luxury Organic Cotton for Christmas

    This post is in partner with Grund America. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. Ya’ll, I am tellin’ you… Christmas is right around the corner and it’s going to sneak up on you! I cannot believe that we are so close to the biggest day of the year. Over the course of 2018, I hyper focused on reducing the massive intake of THINGS into my household. Now, this did take me a while to get in line with but I love how it benefits us all the way around. I am less stressed and there is a whole lot less clutter. In the process of doing this, it…

  • Recipes

    My Goulash Recipe

    Happy Humpday ya’ll! I don’t know about you but I am SO excited that this week is almost over. We are really busy this upcoming weekend with holiday parties but it makes my heart so happy because it’s so much fun! I don’t know about ya’ll but this time of year has me craving warm and cozy meals. In my mind that means soups and pastas and this goulash is on a weekly rotation in my household. The other day, I read a meme on facebook that said don’t post a life story in a blog post with a recipe, just gimme the recipe so here it is! INGREDIENTS: -2…

  • Recipes

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread For the Win!

    This post is in partner with Foodstirs. I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. ‘Tis the season for lots and lots of baking, y’all! The kids are very active in the kitchen and I have found that involving them makes the entire process SO much easier. I cook three meals a day and make snacks so, anything that I can do to make that easier, I do! One of our fall traditions is making chocolate chip pumpkin bread.  This is a weekly event in our home. My entire family LOVES this bread. Not only…