Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet little Poppy 💕 We cannot believe a year has passed since you came into our lives. You love to dance, clap your hands, count and cuddle! You rarely ever stop smiling and your laugh is the best 😍 We love seeing you and Charlie grow together, play together, laugh together. We love you to the moon and back little one 😘
Original photos 📷 @rachaeljamesphoto and @urbanbentstudio
Couldn’t be happier with how our little mans nursery turned out!
Still want to get a cute little area rug or pouf- but I’d say we’re nearly done! And all his clothes are folded and in the drawers, sheets washed- some might say I occasionally have it together 😂
We’re ready for you little dude, very ready! 🦁💙
EXHAUSTED & MOODY.
I feel like no matter how hard I try, my body just doesn’t agree with overnight shifts. Don’t get me wrong, the work is great, BUT, 5 hours sleep over 48 hours because I just wont sleep during the day no matter how hard I try, despite trying to flip my sleeping schedule around AND taking melatonin is just rough AF on my body.
I’m told I’ll get used to it, that I’ll find a system that works for me. But the nausea, exhaustion, and irritability just isn’t providing me any hope right now.
Back to relying on positive vibes and caffeine to get me through the next 2 weeks 💫 ☕️
Mail day for me!!! My new Diffuser Brush & Blush #6 “Glowing” have arrived🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️
This brush I will be using to apply my foundation!!! It is a larger version of the Buffer Brush and SO soft!!! Blush #6 is a great highlighting colour and so shimmery!!!
Stay tuned 😃
E N V I R O C L O T H
I’m sooo obsessed with this microfibre cloth that I just became a Norwex sales consultant!
It removes 99% of bacteria using only water! ...and it self cleans😲
Checkout the link in my profile and search these life-changing products on YouTube. You’ll be amazed!
More to come on how you can have a clean home while reducing your use of harsh chemicals.
I haven’t broken out the crochet hooks in a long time. It’s time for mama to make a market/shopping bag. I love
having a reusable bag for those trips to the Farmers’ market!! I love these all and can’t decide which one to make!! Help a girl out!! Which one would you pick?? Colours?
You guys seem to dig the posts from my personal blog so I’m back with another one of the most popular posts from AlyTyghter.com ❤️ The Truth About Postpartum Intimacy.
Check it now out - link in profile #postpartumjourney
I wanted to make this pizza stuffed chicken breast this weekend but I forgot to take the chicken out to thaw in time! 🙈 So we are going to try this this week! Who wants to try it with me? Swipe for recipe. What I love is that you can just use any of your fav pizza toppings or whatever you have in the fridge. That’s my kinda recipe!
Thank you @thegirlonbloor for the recipe and photo! The full recipe is in her link in her bio.
Homemade Father’s Day masterpiece for his grandpa! This turned out so cute, and was such a fun Saturday morning art activity! (Swipe to see more, and stay tuned for the next post to see the final product!)
*I picked up a white canvas, sticker letters, paint & paint brushes from the dollar store.
*I used the stickers to write the word “Papou” (Grandpa) on the canvas.
*I Let Bobby paint up a storm using different colours!
*the only rule was that he had to make sure there was no white left on the canvas, ESPECIALLY directly around AND inside the letter stickers!
*when he had finished, I removed the stickers, and VOILÀ, the word PAPOU stood out all in WHITE!
*the cutest little homemade gift for Papou’s office wall!
What homemade gifts did your kiddies make?!
I took 30 minutes for myself today, did you?
Self love is not selfish. .
By taking care of yourself, you are...
💖setting a positive example.
💖improving your mood, which will in turn improve the mood of those around you.
💖improving yourself (physically, intellectually, or emotionally)
New week, time to get into the Monday grind.... But first, skin care👌🏼🧖🏻♀️🍃
Did you know it takes less than a minute for chemicals in skin care products to get into our blood stream?
LimeLife skin care is made from natural ingredients, paraben & dye free, cruelty free , super effective & free of all harmful chemicals.
Keeps us healthy on the inside & looking good on the outside🖤
When I share this, I share hope. Michelle is my friend and teammate... and it takes guts to put yourself out there like this!!
There is no cure for acne, but the Unblemish regimen is a powerful weapon against this SUPER COMMON and confidence-killing condition, while Redefine erases the traces after the breakouts subside.
Let's not hide anymore.
My go to oils for kiddos! These three are known for their soothing and calming abilities. I love to throw lavender and cedarwood on the diffuser and swipe peace and calming behind their ears before bed. Some days we use them during the day to keep mama sane (it doesn't just work on kiddos you know) 😉 throw these in a roller to have handy for road trips or just trips to the grocery store. Also Any one of these make great baby shower gifts!
Sweet reminder to everyone, 💞. I need this every day, negative self talk is easy to do to myself. This morning during a power class at the gym I filled my head with a positive motivating cheer squad 🎉 todays treat are 🍒, kind nutrition. Great way to start the week. #motivationmonday
Have you entered our giveaway yet? We’ve partnered with @kidsswag16 to give away one of these adorable ballerina boxes from @nia.ballerina.
Check out the original post for details about how to enter!
How true is this?!
When I eat healthy, I feel fantastic!
I do like to treat myself, but the feeling I get afterwards is not pleasant. .
It is a yucky feeling that leaves me feeling sluggish and blah. How did I not notice this when I was younger?
Enjoy the Great Outdoors! This amazing skin care bundle will allow you to enjoy the outdoors without worry! Summertime Spray, a must have for every outdoor activity & Save Me Spray, healing cuts, scrapes & burns & easing itching from pretty much everything! Save Me Spray on special this month!!!
We are all back to work this morning which now includes this guy👆🏻! Clyde was assigned his first ‘official’ chore over the weekend to let the chickens out in the morning and check for eggs. Changes always feel like they happen overnight and once again ‘all of the sudden’ this guy seems like such a big boy 👦🏼. I’m hoping a list of chores will make his turning 4 feel a little easier 🤣. What are your thoughts on chores? Do your kids have any? If so, what are they and at what age did they start? Do you offer an incentive for completed chores? If so, what is it? We are giving Clyde coins right now but it’s not terribly formal and I keep thinking this is a great opportunity to teach him something valuable. Would love your thoughts👇🏻🙏🏻
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Pretty sure my neighbors think I'm crazy! *
It may have been my #anxiety or it may have actually happened. But I thought I heard them ask one another through an open window. what was on my lawn. As i am crawling around on hands and knees all over the grass. Something that did happen though was my landlord drove past and caught me in that compromising position. He slowed down and actually did ask me what the hell I was doing down there.
"Picking wild strawberries"! I replied
"Oh cool"🤔 he said.
I pretty sure didn't think it was cool. At least not As cool as I think it is.
Nobody helped me but thats ok. It was kinda nice to be with nature. With Arya by my side and we did get to have a little discussion about how our ancestors ate and that they didn't have grocierystores to buy their food. She didn't understand the word ancestor. But that's a lesson for another day. She had eating to do and I had picking to get on with. Paxton even had the gull to ask. Why i was picking those tinny (enfisis on tinny) strawberries.
Because it's awesome and it's free food! Hello.
I had to stop after and hour though because it was hot and the mosquitos were planning on having a dinner party on my body. I have a 3 bite threshold. I think in will need to invest in full body bug suits.
But for now. I have some berries to share. *
Hot mess Mom Moments.
Brought to you by The Crunchy Cabin.
This morning as we all woke up late and slowly got the boys ready for school. I thought to myself. I have a connect group (a small group, if you please. #christianese ) *
I should shower. The boys are already late and I need to get on an hour bus ride into another city and across town. We are down to one vehicle right now.
But instead of showering first and then bringing the boys to school and against my better judgement I sent them off in their own. Putting Paxton in charge to stay with his brother. As terrifying as that was I knew they would both get there even if Paxton didn't hold his end of the deal. I should mention that the school is only a block away. *
Anyway. I shower. Arya is dressed, hair unbrushed but hey we can't all be perfect. Silas is packed into the #ergo . I got snacks and bottles of water in my purse. We are on the bus. I am feeling good about this morning. I got it together! Then all of the sudden Silas let's one rip. 45 min into our trip with a baby who just blew out the top if his diaper. I realise that I,
I had even packed Arya a second pair of pants and underwear because last time she had a bit of an accident or just in case. You never know what could happen.
So now I am showing up to this connect group half an hour late annd I need to grab a diaper and wipes off another mother. *
Thanx Hope *
This is reality people. Just when you have showered and think you have it all together.
A Baby poops on you. *