My All Natural Non-Toxic Makeup Routine



Last September I realized I had to make some pretty significant changes in reducing my exposure to toxins in my life to heal my autoimmune disease. While the toxins found in most beauty products are dangerous for everyone, they’re especially harmful for someone like me with Hashimoto’s because the endocrine-disrupting chemicals can quickly cause estrogen dominance with directly affects the thyroid, immune system and adrenals. After reading Dr. Izabella Wentz’s book Hashimoto’s Protocol I made a commitment to completely overhaul my makeup routine. If you’re looking to do an overhaul of your makeup collection or just to replace a few products AND if you want to know the non-natural makeup product I just cant quit, keep reading!

First Trimester Recap || Pregnancy with Hashimoto’s



First trimester-done and dusted. During the long wait for this baby I often though about what I wanted my attitude to be when the time finally came to be pregnant again. I asked the Lord to help me settle firmly into gratitude and “setting my eyes to the hills” rather than complaining. It was much easier said than done but aside from some true down-in-the-ditch moments, I reset quickly into being so thankful for the opportunity to be growing life again. With that being said, this trimester was my absolute hardest ever and I’ve truly never been more glad to kiss a first trimester goodbye! 

2019 Gift Guide: For Her



Here we are, friends. The most fun and most intense gift guide of every year is here- the gift guide for your mother, sister, best friend…self? I wanted to think of everything for this guide and reading below is going to be crucial for your gifting experience. Remember, come back on Black Friday to see the discount on these items before purchasing if you’re not in a rush. Let’s dive in.

Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was my first time cooking a full on Thanksgiving meal. I usually still have made turkey and ham and alllll the animals for Thanksgiving dinner even though I’ve made vegan dishes for O. Do you want to know one of the first things I thought of when we all gave up meat in August? Thanksgiving. It popped in my head and made a pit in my stomach and I began scheming pretty much right away. Here are the recipes I used this year including some old favorites and some recipes I took a chance on that were a hit! 

Christmas Gift Guide 2019: For Him



The gift guide that is most popular year after year is here, friends: the gift guide for him. I have to say we still stand behind every single item in O’s MVP gift post and most items are still available so be sure to head there to see his favorite (the watch is still his favorite gift he’s ever received.) When it comes to gifting our guys, I think it’s most important to purchase from a balance between what they need and what they truly enjoy. I shared before that I thought I knocked it out of the park for our first Christmas only to find out O doesn’t truly want a single thing besides toys-everything else is just delicious icing on the cake. Try to think of “that thing” for your guy as you go through this list and I know there’s something for every guy on your list!