This super easy DIY scrub is perfect for waking up in the morning and getting your day started. This smells amazing - try not to eat it, but it's nice to know it's safe if you do! While sugar isn't a great nutritional option, it's a perfect exfoliator.Read More
This pregnancy is flying by. I am thankful that I feel (mostly!) great, and things have been pretty easy. It's definitely a different experience this time around than it was with my first. Self-care was a whole lot easier before having a 4 year old! My first pregnancy it was much easier to figure out prenatal yoga a few times a week, regular acupuncture, massage, meditation, etc etc etc. While YES I am still doing all those things this pregnancy, and recommend them, it definitely hasn't been as frequent or as easy. Which led to - what are the MOST important things for a natural pregnancy?! Here you go!Read More
16 weeks and coming this fall!
A little while ago, we took Zula to Coronado to have our friend Ellie Coburn take some special pictures for us. During our gorgeous sunset time, we told Zula that she's finally getting a new baby. At first, she didn't take us seriously, thinking it was much too good to be true. When she finally understood, she told us she had been waiting "8 years" for a sibling...except that she's 4! She's already the best big sister ever, and is totally obsessed with "her baby".
If you know Zula, then you know she is all about BABIES. Any baby, or baby related item. She's particularly interested in cloth diapers, baby wearing, and breastfeeding. What can I say?! She has good taste at least.
A couple of years ago, my baby got her first fever, at 17 months. A good friend of mine was initially skeptical, and then wanted some "health lessons" for their family. So - here are some tips for keeping your kids well!Read More
GF, DF, VEG, VEGAN, WHOLE30
While I've had my Instant Pot for a long time, it took me awhile to really start using it. If you're doing the same, jump in! I love the concept - super fast, hands-off cooking. This "recipe" is simple and easy. You'll never buy applesauce again! I highly suggest organic apples. I make mine with the peels, and apples are on the Dirty Dozen list.Read More
GF, DF, VEG
I threw this together last week when it was cold and rainy for several days, and a nice special breakfast seemed in order to cheer things up. I had this gluten free waffle and pancake mix from Young Living that I wanted to try. I made crepes out of that, and used this for topping. My crepes. Let's be honest - they tasted delicious...but my "nonstick" ceramic GreenPan has been used and abused, and isn't so nonstick anymore. They were laughably ridiculous looking, but that didn't stop my toddler from grabbing the plate before I could even snap a pic!Read More
This recipe is from Dr. Andrew Weil and featured at the restaurant True Food. True is amazing! One of my favorite restaurants. So nice to have amazing food and feel good about the ingredients and the quality. Locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, San Diego, Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and Fairfax.
While the recipe recommends letting this sit for 10-30 minutes, it's even better if you can let it sit for a couple of hours. The extra time makes all the difference, particularly for your friends or fam that may feel a little resistant to being excited about kale;)Read More