Friday, March 22, 2019

Sweatshirts for Spring


A trend I am totally digging this spring?  Sweatshirts.  Okay, I know sweatshirts aren't exactly a novel idea, but there seems to be a crop of dressed up sweatshirts everywhere lately (maybe a nod to the nineties, like everything else in fashion lately?) and a cute sweatshirt makes mom dressing so easy! 

I've got this guy in two patterns (stripes and leopard print, duh!) and they're already staples.  And how freaking cute is this puff sleeve number?

My finds:
1. Amour
4. Stripes
6. Mama
7. Rainbow

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Water Play with Sponges- Young Toddler Activity

We love a good sensory bin around here- and Ralphie is water obsessed.  So I filled up one container with water and the other with sponges cut into different shapes and had him move them back and forth.  As an added bonus, chewing on the wet sponges was a big help for my guy's new teeth!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Affordable Green Beauty Products That Actually Work

Since becoming pregnant with Ophelia, I've made an effort to only use non toxic products in our home.  This of course, includes the things we put on our bodies.

 I think it's pretty safe to say that most of us don't want any chemicals in my beauty products- there are a million reasons to make the switch to greener products.  But it's tough when the things that are  safe are painfully expensive!  It feels hard to spend $50 on something I'm going to wash down my drain.

That's why I'm so happy that recently a lot more companies are producing green products that are actually affordable- AND WORK!  Here are my tried and true favorites:

1.  Vitamin C Serum- I originally was going to write this blog post JUST about this serum.  It's amazing!  I noticed a difference in my skin the very first time I used it.

2.  Honest Mascara- THIS STUFF IS THE TRUTH.  I am seriously terrible at applying makeup and this made it so easy!  I LOVE the primer on the end for making my short, stubby lashes look decent.

3.  Lavanilla deodorant- I've written about this deodorant before here.  I've tried TONS of natural deodorants, and I am a very sweaty gal.  This one works!

4.  Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer- I love this stuff for a pop of color, and it's also super moisturizing.

5.  Botanics Moisturizer- Super hydrating and good for sensitive skin.

6. Honest Face Wash- Gentle but effective.  It was super hard for me to find a green cleanser that wasn't a billion dollars, and this one fits the bill!