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A healthier me.

Remember my Trust your gut  post?I feel like a whole new girl since I wrote that a month ago.  So many things have been confirmed and I feel like my happy healthy self again. 
All because of two things; 1. The gallbladder cleanse that I posted about.  Literally saved my gallbladder and my sanity.  No more stomach pain! And I can drink wine and margaritas without pain again! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
2. I found out that I have a sensitivity to gluten. It's still a mystery to me as to how I developed this but all I know is that when I do have gluten my joints hurt, I get awful headaches and an upset stomach along with bloating. 
Back to my first post about this... I took a "before picture" thinking I was going to 5-10 pounds and then post my "after" picture. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Truth is, there are still plenty of calories in gluten free food. The other truth is I'm 80-20 gluten free. I still enjoy a few non-gluten free treats here and there (and then pay for it later). 
I love food. I reward myself wit…
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So you've got a teether?

We all know Sophie is going to be a newborn forever. She might have 4 teeth and love food but she's technically still a newborn. ๐Ÿ˜Girlfriend loves to chew on all the things, my shoulder included ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ‍♀️. So, we are never without teething toys and we like to mix it up over here.  After 4 kids here are a couple of my favorite tried and true teething toys. 
This Fresh Food Teether Pacifer is the bomb! Forget those cheap mesh ones that were impossible to clean. These are clean and safe and they can have their favorite fruits and veggies without worrying about choking. 




So proud showing y'all her grapes and blueberries! 

You can order yours on Amazon here

Our other favorite is the banana toothbrush teether. How fun to scrub those little teefers and relieve some pain at the same time! 


It's easy to hold and the whole thing is apparently fun to chew on.  Amazon has a wide selection of banana teethers. Here is the standard yellow banana teether.  Banana Teether

Last but not least... The Moo…

Trust your gut

If you've followed me on Instagram for a while you've seen that I've been struggling with pain, nausea and some other lovely side effects every single time I put something in my mouth. ๐Ÿ˜ญI've been in the ER, to a specialist and was about to go in for a hidascan before I canceled it 20 hours before I was to go in.  I was uneasy about the scan in the first place. I knew it was going to show issues with my gallbladder. I had every symptom. I also knew that the next step after the scan was surgery to remove my gallbladder. I know it's an organ that isn't quite necessary but being a mom with 4 small babes, surgery wasnt the best option.  I mean it would be nice to have an excuse to lay around for a bit but let's be real, that wouldn't even happen. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ‍♀️ #momlife I felt this super strong thing come over me the morning before to scan telling me to cancel it and change my lifestyle a bit.  I love food y'all. That's no surprise. I have 17 pounds to lose to…

Skincare made easy.

I feel like when it comes to skincare I've tried it all. From the expensive big name companies to the cheap drug store brands. 
Our face is something we wear daily and I try my very best to take care of it. 
I am diligent about washing my face morning and night. And while my skin is no where near perfect, it's clean and a constant work in progress. 
Here are a few of my favorite brands that I've come to know and love and use daily. 
Ps. This is not sponsored. This is my actual routine with items that I found and purchase with my own money. 



I've been using acure products for a few months and I'm hooked! They are affordable, clean and have been so great for my skin!
I purchase these products on both Amazon and at Whole Foods. Both typically have coupons. If you download the Whole Foods ap you'll see when they're on sale and sometimes there are coupons on the ap too!  
I switch up and use one each day that way I'm exfoliating and getting good cleansing. 

Here are…

Delicata squash fries

One of our family favorite side dishes are delicata squash fries. 


They're easy, delicious, cheap and usually easy to find in the fall. 
I typically buy mine at Trader Joe's. 
Rinse the squash off 
Cut longways and scoop the seeds out. 



Cut 1/4 inch slices 

Once your squash is sliced up, put the slices in a bowl and drizzle with coconut oil. I used about 1/4 cup. 

Add salt + pepper.  I also added our favorite garlic blend from Trader Joe's. Sooo darn delicious. 


Once your squash is seasoned, spread out on a baking sheet and cook for 15-20 min at 400. 


I flip mine over after about 10 min and bake until browned. 

We eat these like candy!
They are a little sweet and a little salty and the best side dish to any dinner. 

Happy fall y'all!

Celebrating 10 years..

Chris and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on October 6th! We celebrated today by spending the entire afternoon and evening together, kid free.  I found a killer deal for couples massages on Groupon and learned that if a deal looks too good to be true, it is.  Things we've learned after 10 years of marriage; don't take yourself too seriously, laughter is the secret to a good time and chocolate makes everything ok. 

TwistShake Baby

Our sweet Sophie Mae is just starting to take a bottle like a pro. You know where I can finally run some errands kid free and not stress about her starving because she only likes the boob.  I've been giving her a bottle 3x a day, the main one being at bedtime to ensure she gets a belly full because sleep is a good thing!  We are in a good transition and I plan to stop nursing when she's around 9 months old.  I've collaborated with TwistShake Baby! They are a company out of Sweden and they make the most awesome Baby bottles. 
Check this out!  Their products are..
-BPA-free polypropylene plastic.
-Anti-colic nipple.
-The super-mixer that resolves any lumps in the formula, and is also perfect to have naturally infused fruit water.
-Container to store powder, fruit, crackers etc. These are also stackable. Perfect when you are on the go or just want to prepare for next meal!
-Very easy to clean and easy gripping with its exceptional design.
-Sparkling colors! With more than one bottle you…