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Homemade Kid Safe Bath Bombs For Valentine’s Day

Best Healthy Life, Fun With Kids, Mom Life

Heart eyes day is approaching and my kids are OBSESSED with these fun little fizzy things that you toss in the tub. I am sure you might be familiar with them too as it seems they are the most technologically advanced entertaining thing in existence–hah! Ok, ok, you guessed it, it’s a bath bomb. Trouble I found is they are far too expensive for thirty seconds of said entertainment. Most of them are questionable on the safety side for kids too. I have three little kiddos, so both of those factors are pretty important. I bought ingredients in bulk for a fifth of what it would cost to purchase the same bath bombs in a store. We worked hard to perfect an easy homemade bath bomb recipe for Valentine’s that is kid safe and of course, super fizzy.

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Our Healthy Lifestyle Transformation Family Progress

Best Healthy Life, Fave Finds, Food, Fun With Kids, Mom Life

We are just about two months into this healthy lifestyle transformation. Boy is it a process, but anything good takes a little work right?! You can read about the full story of why we started this journey here, but in a nutshell, it was just flat out needed. I felt blah, I turned to fast food more often than I care to admit and was just overwhelmed with not taking better of myself. This of course overflowed onto my family and something had to be done. I didn’t want to start a fad diet just to revert or go half in, so I went ALL in. We are talking food, beauty, clothing and home products. I know you’re probably thinking that’s overkill, but initially I started with food and thought, “what’s the point of eating better if other things I use are yuck?!” So, here’s a little update of where we are at and a few favorites I’ve found so far along the way.

*I am not a doctor. Any life changes you feel in your heart after reading this should be discussed with your physician first or researched further on your own to ensure a best fit to your lifestyle. I am a nurse by trade and do have a general understanding of body mechanics and nutrition with heavy research done before notating anything additional I write.

Healthy Life Transformation Progress Black Beans Sweet Potato

healthy lifestyle foods, no diet

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Transforming Your Home Cleaning Products To Be All Natural With Mrs. Meyer’s

Best Healthy Life, Mom Life

As we’ve been working towards better health as a family, one thing that needed major work was our home products. I did a complete overhaul to all natural safe cleaning products with Mrs. Meyer’s for a price you won’t believe. It felt so good to toss the old laundry and cleaning items that just don’t fit the bill of kid-friendly things I want to have in my home. If you’re like me and have sticky little hands roaming around, a few loads of laundry to tackle each day or a stack of never ending dirty dishes, at least these products will take your mind off the safe-for-your-family aspect as you work through your to-do list (maybe–on a good day). While you’re working on said list, Grove Collaborative is working on getting your shipment right to you in an eco-friendly way.

Mrs Meyers Natural Cleaning Products Safe For Kids

Natural Cleaning Products Mrs Meyers Sponge Scrub Brush Laundry Dish Hand Soap

how to transform your cleaning products to all natural and safe for less

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Savoring Risotto At Brio Tuscan Grille

Food, Tampa

I just took a trip to Tuscany and didn’t even need my passport, can you believe it? Brio Tuscan Grille is certainly bringing Italy to you with their flavor packed seasonal Risotto menu. They invited the hubby and myself to come taste their drool worthy offerings and we couldn’t have been more impressed. We were stuffed to the brim and I might be counting down the minutes to lunch so I can eat my leftovers.

Brio Tuscan Grille Risotto Lobster Chicken Sweet Potato Beef Carpaccio Chocolate Lave Cake Bisque Tampa Food International Mall

Now through March 25th, you can savor the creamy taste of Sea Scallop Risotto, Sweet Potato & Chicken Risotto, Shrimp & Lobster Tail Risotto and Salmon Risotto. Sharing our menu below, but you may want to go ahead and dial their number to make a reservation, because it was THAT good! continue reading

Organic Bath and Body Goods By Grown Alchemist

Beauty, Best Healthy Life, Fave Finds, Mom Life

Where to begin when there is so much I want to say. As we’ve embarked on this journey to remove a lot of items off our bathroom shelves that have one too many syllables that are hard to pronounce, I am loving what I’m learning. I’ve always been aware of the benefits of eating organic foods, but never gave much thought to bath and body products. It should make sense though that what you put in your body is equally important as what you put on it. There are no question marks with Grown Alchemist¬†organic botanical beauty products and I’ll share why.

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