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    Spring Maternity (and other) Faves


    Dressing with that bump isn’t always easy. It is actually downright hard. And let’s not forget about the extra LBS we have put on! But it doesn’t have to be the end of fashion! It can actually be fun… another accessory of sorts? Kind of? I’m stretching it. HAHA!!

    I have found some things thought that have made that transition a little easier. Like I have said before, jeans are not my first choice. HA! But. If you must, these are good ones. Bought the ones I put in the look book, tried, tested, and they work! Here is another jeans trick… if you are in that mid-phase where your jeans aren’t fitting but you’re not quite at the maternity jeans level yet, I linked their super low rise jeans I have been wearing occasionally. I just sized up a few sizes, they’re super stretchy, and they sit really low… below the belly! They still work now at 16 weeks and guys, there is some serious bump happening.

    The outfit below: tried and searched but couldn’t find the exact dress I bought just a few days ago! ugh. But I added the same dress in a different print. Almost bought this one actually. It looks like a skirt in the photo, but it is a dress! Also, this sweater is super old, so I linked a couple of similar ones. A long sleeved one and also one I own… its almost the same sweater, just with short sleeves. And don’t be afraid to size up for a looser fit!

    Okay last mentions… the Target stuff. That first blush Knox Rose dress is seriously my favorite. It is a shift dress but super comfy and very loose. Highly recommended. Also, the sandals are super comfy AND the green shorts (with an elastic waist) are also my faves.

    One more thing: those white Adidas (Neo) are literally the comfiest shoes ever. They have MEMORY FOAM in the sole. Just saying. wow.

    Health + Beauty, Lifestyle

    Pamper Yourself for a Good Cause – KNEIPP

    So excited to partner with Kneipp for their #KneippGrows campaign! This is an amazing effort you guys and I am happy to be a small part of it by spreading the word.

    I have been using Kneipp products like crazy lately… they are sooo good. Especially the bath salts. I have always been a bit bath obsessed… but especially now being pregnant, the bath is my sanctuary. HA! And I found the best products. Kneipp is natural, free of silicon, paraffins, mineral oils and most of the products are vegan. Aaaand they smell amazing!!! The lavender bath salts have been my go-to at night.

    Right now is an awesome time to get in on the goodness because Kneipp will be donating a portion of sales of the Kneipp Soft In Seconds Hand Cream to Action Against Hunger Efforts, an international relief and development organization committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and families while providing sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger by providing seed + tool kits to communities in need. Such an amazing mission that I am happy to get behind.

    I’ve linked a few of my favorite products from the “What’s in Bloom” collection below each photo. 🙂

    Lavender Mineral Bath SaltArnica Joint and Muscle Bath Oil

    A little bit about Kneipp:

    Kneipp is a holistic bath and body company with history going back 125 years! It is founded by Sebastian Kneipp who cured himself of tuberculosis in the 1850’s. Kneipp’s identification of the Five Pillars: Water, Plants, Exercise, Nutrition and Balance for living a truly holistic lifestyle remains the core of the Kneipp brand. They have continued to combine the benefits of science and nature to product healthy, luxurious, natural formulas that nourish, beautify, and rejuvenate the skin, body and senses.

    Orange Blossom and Jojoba Shower FoamMay Chang and Lemon Body WashAlmond Blossom Body Lotion

    Lavender Relaxing Body Wash

    Devil’s Claw Mineral Bath SaltArnica Mineral Bath SaltLavender Mineral Bath SaltRed Poppy and Hemp Mineral Bath Salt

    Don’t we all deserve a little relaxation and pampering? I think so… 🙂

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    Eat, Family, Lifestyle

    Perfect Spring Snacking with Wonderful Halos Mandarins

    Location: D Street Beach

    We have got our beach days down to a science. The toys, “beach pillows”, blankets, sunscreen and most importantly, the FOOD. You can’t have a good spring beach day without good food! Our staples are bread, hummus, crackers, cheese, veggies and about a million Wonderful Halos Mandarins!!! Seriously, I just bring the whole bunch. And you can betcha they’ll be gone by the day’s end! Perfect for sharing and THE best juicy snack on a warm spring day!
    Now, these things are magic. We call them the “Magical Disappearing Mandarins” because I cannot keep them around! Yes, I am one of the main culprits… but we’ve all got quick hands when Halos are around! They’re loved by everyone in the fam! And here’s the thing… you can’t just eat one. 2-4 in one sitting is acceptable. 😂 You can also find Halos in just about every bag, purse, nook and cranny… because I grab Wonderful Halos Mandarins just about every time I leave the house, for a work day, to the beach, park, gym, anywhere! (just in case of emergency.)
    I also love that they are super sweet, juicy, SEEDLESS, and Ez can peel them all by himself! He is always so proud of himself. So adorable. 🙂 They are the perfect healthy snack for those kiddos… because we all know keeping kids healthy and happy at snack time can be a major struggle most days. Let’s make our lives a little easier and pick something this spring everyone will love! Thanks for being perfect, Halos! We love you!
    Check out HalosFun.com for info on where to buy, videos and fun games for the kids! 🙂

    *this post was sponsored by Wonderful Halos Mandarins