Aiden. Ten.

March 22, 2019


I have no idea how to put in words how much you mean to me Aiden Wiegand. 

You are the most courageous, tender, kind boy that I know. Everyday I am amazed at who you are and 
could not be more proud to be your mama. You are special and your heart is one to be protected- I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you!

Yesterday we brought cookies up to school and you were running around smiling happy in your crown. You are so loved and its such a beautiful thing to see your confidence in who you are.  

You have been through so much yet have such a precious, tender spirit and attitude.



Every year when I do my kiddos birthday posts I get so emotional. It's like a tradition for me to sit at my computer looking through photos with a good playlist on and tears streaming down my face. Looking back through photos, laughing and crying through the memories. 

Where does the time go. 

This mix of bittersweet between so much gratitude and honor that I get to watch your grow and become the man you will be.....yet, the bittersweet. Have I done enough? Have I soaked in every moment? 

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It's always really hard for me letting go. I LOVE watching you grow and change and sour but have this bittersweet tug of watching it all go too fast. 

 I can't believe it has been TEN years. I will never forget the day that I met you for the first time- my heart will never ever ever be the same. 

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As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a mom. And on March 22 that dream came true for the first time. I love you with all my heart & soul sweet boy. Thank you for being more than a dream come true.



You light up every room, you change people's hearts, you touch people's lives. I've told you for years that you were created for something special and i cannot wait to watch and see. 



happy birthday my boy! 



Natural Products for New Mamas: Motherhood Naturally.

March 19, 2019




Natural Products for New Mamas: Motherhood Naturally. 

Motherhood is one of the most life changing experiences we go through. Suddenly a piece of our heart is living outside of our body and our entire world changes. We want to give our babies the very best - the best of ourselves, the safest products on their little bodies, the coziest home. 

Having an intentional home is top priority for me and one of the pieces to that is what goes on their little hands and skin daily. 

I am so grateful that I discovered the wonder of natural products for me and my family just a few years ago. I love that I am 100% confident that we are surrounded by all kinds of goodness, free from harsh chemicals and toxins that can wreak havoc on our bodies and health.

I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of my favorite things for new moms - a quick, easy reference as you begin this journey into motherhood.

For you: 
1. Jojoba oil (this is my favorite) and Frankincense oil from Young Living. This combination is so wonderful for a beautiful complexion, and can be so soothing as you recover postpartum. I just mix a drop or two of Frank into a dime size amount of jojoba and use it as a face moisturizer or anywhere topically that needs support. 

2. Genesis Hand and Body Lotion is so dreamy, has built in emotional support oils, and is a little bit of luxury in a bottle, the perfect way to moisturize all over. Those postpartum bellies will thank you! 

3. Ningxia Red is filled with antioxidants and a natural, easy, and delicious way to keep your energy levels up, and stay healthy. If you’re nursing, this is going to do wonders for both you and baby!

4. Keeping your home clean for new little ones is so important, and I am so glad that we have Thieves to do just that. It’s free from toxins, and keeps everything fresh. It’s a dream to know that I am able to create a clean, cozy home for my family without any toxins! We have the foaming hand soaps at every sink, the dish soap on our counter ( pssst it says on the bottle: if swallowed drink plenty of water- you cant beat that!), the detergent for little clothes and the house cleaner for all the little tiny helping hands! 

Specifically for your little one:
I love everything that the Young Living Seedlings line offers, and you can grab it all in one big bundle or individually to mix and match. 

1. The baby oil is calming, soothing, and an easy way to keep baby’s skin soft. 

2. The body wash and shampoo is perfect for bath time, safe for little eyes, and has the same calming scent as the oil. 

3. We keep the wipes all over the house - safe and gentle for diaper changes, but great for cleaning up on the go. I even use them as a makeup remover! Or for sticky toddler hands! 

4. The diaper rash cream is incredible - so beneficial and super effective without harsh additives. And the linen spray is perfect for misting baby’s crib or blanket before drifting off. 

5. And, of course, no nursery is complete without a bottle of Gentle Baby - for your newest addition, toddlers, and even older kids! The scent is calming and gentle, and so dreamy.

Giving our babies the very best doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We can provide a loving, cozy, calming space with a few simple products, and breathe easy knowing our little loves are safe and supported. 

Seaside

March 07, 2019


I used to dream of coming here every year with my family. As soon as I step back here every time I remember why. The memories made, the moments, the intentional time.  


I never ever thought travel would be such a huge part of my “why” ( I loveeeeee to be home 🙋🏼‍♀️) but last summer, our summer of adventure, stirred so many dreams in my heart to experience with THEM. Such sweet intentional time. 


It makes my heart long for summer.... we are ready! 
No homework, no schedules....just family time together experiencing everything our days have to offer.


Out of all the world, I am so glad I get to be the one who calls them family. 
Each of their precious hearts have forever transformed mine.


Thankful for a dream weekend with my loves....
Seaside, we will see you again this summer! 

Mermaid Hair.

February 22, 2019



I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t want gorgeous, healthy hair. It’s something that I have worked on in my own personal care routine for so long, and I wanted to share some ideas and tips with you today that can help you achieve all your mermaid hair goals!! Full disclosure, I DO wear hair extensions at times but that doesnt change anything when it comes to shine and health! I want healthy hair whether I have my extensions in or out! 

The truth is, beautiful hair starts from the inside out, as do so many things in our beauty routine. 

Hair is actually the fastest growing tissue in our body, apart from bone marrow, so we want to give it all the nutrients it needs! We especially need to make sure we have our hormones in check, our iron needs met, and our amino acids balanced. I have incorporated so many amazing supplements into my daily routine to keep everything working the way it should. More of that in a bit!



I have loved creating all kinds of DIYs that help with healthy hair, boost growth, and help me achieve the style I love. Not only that, totally switching over to an all natural hair care routine has made a world of difference for me in the last few years!!!

One of my favorite ways to get tousled locks and boost healthy growth all at once is using my 
DIY Mermaid Spray. 

It’s so simple to put together, I am sharing it with your here so you can make your own at home!



You’ll need a 4oz glass spray bottle, a few essential oils, witch hazel and distilled water.

Grab your bottle, and add in each of the following:
25 drops Lavender essential oil
25 drops Cedarwood essential oil
25 drops Rosemary essential oil
2 oz witch hazel
optional - 1/2 tsp of salt for beachy waves!

Top off with water and you’re ready for beautiful hair!!



Last year, Young Living released the dreamiest new product and I am absolutely obsessed with it: Mirah hair oil. 

It is a glorious blend of Ylang Ylang and Rose essential oils, Argan oil, Abyssinian oil, Monoi, and Camellia oil. I get a tiny amount and lightly sweep it through my ends a few times a week for glowy, healthy locks. It's a spa at home experience! 



I wanted to share a little about my supplement routine, especially as it applies to my hair. 

I love Sulfurzyme a supplement by YL, game changer for sure! All things skin and nails say thank you!

Endoflex and Progessence Plus are everything when it comes to hormone support - I use both oils every day, once in the morning and once and night and it supports balance in so many ways. 

A great source of iron, which is key for healthy hair, is Ningxia Red, and then of course, juicing your green leafy veggies!



Having beautiful hair is so attainable - and it doesn't take a million over the counter products that probably contain all kinds of scary ingredients that can actually do more harm than good. It takes being intentional with our health and wellness, and a little extra TLC with some gorgeous oil blends that support all aspects of our lives!

Valentine Love.

February 15, 2019



Holidays have always meant so much to me. For as long as I can remember, my mom has been so intentional about making them special. It was never about being lavish..... It was just thoughtful and wonderful and so special. 



We’d make special cards, she’d decorate with sweet little things she found when she was out and about. It’s something I’ve taken with me into my own motherhood, the way that I want to create special moments for my kids, ones I hope they’ll always treasure like I have.



A tradition we always had with my dad growing up was pancakes for every occasion. I can remember him in the kitchen, mixing up the batter, pouring it into the pan… creating these simple, meaningful moments that shaped my childhood. My sweet husband has carried that into our marriage, and created that for our kids. 



There is nothing more magical than watching him pour out his love in small, simple ways that I know my kids will remember all the way through their own family traditions. He will make pancakes and waffles special for all different occasions… and Valentine’s day is no different! Heart shapes and lots of love in every bite for each one of our kids.



Sometimes creating these moments withs them is just a matter of speaking it out loud. That’s what Chris and I do with each of them - we will have our own little family parties right at our kitchen table. “This is our Valentine’s party!” I’ll tell them, and we set the mood with fun music, and little decorations from the dollar spot. Setting the tone for togetherness and joy. 



A beautiful cake, pretty little cookies… sweet treats to sweeten day. I love making little handmade cards with them. Watching their creativity flourish in those moments brings me so much joy. We make Valentine’s play dough, nibbling on our cookies, laughing. Being together. That’s most important part of all of it. 



Whatever your holiday looks like with your own little ones, I hope it is filled with joy and laughter and a little bit of glitter.

2 Easy Juicing Recipes for kids.

February 10, 2019




Our family has just recently started juicing and we seriously cannot get enough! I love that I am providing such important nutrients for my kiddos every single day through fresh produce they might not typically choose on their own. As we’ve started exploring the benefits of juicing, I knew I couldn’t keep it to myself!




Did you know that juicing can help you absorb nutrients more efficiently? There is no way we’d be able to eat a few pounds of produce in our diet every single day, but by juicing all those things, we’re getting all of that packed into one cup! Not only that, our kids are trying things they might not try otherwise - things like celery and kale aren’t their first choice, but we can sneak it into their juice and they love it!!




As we’ve gotten more into health and wellness over the last few years, we’ve come to learn just how much of our wellness is tied to gut health. It’s so important to make sure we have healthy bacteria to keep everything functioning correctly, and we have to get the bad bacteria out. That’s where prebiotics and probiotics play a key role in our overall health - and veggies are one of the best natural resources for probiotics - that’s the good stuff!



Juicing has been shown as some of the best preventative care you can give your body. We love that we can so easily make it a part of our morning routine, and one that can include our kids! I love grabbing my littles and choosing what we’re going to make together for the whole family to enjoy.

You need to pick a juicer that works well for your family - THIS is the juicer that we chose and LOVE!!!!

Once you have your juicer set up and ready to go, pick out your favorite produce and prep it for juicing.


We always wash our fruits and veggies in Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak from Young Living - it safely and effectively washes produce! You just add a capful to about a gallon of water, soak your fruits and veggies for a minute or two, rinse, and you’re ready!



I am going to share with you two of our family’s favorite juicing recipes - these are so so easy, and the perfect way to get started when you’re new to juicing! EASY!



Apple Carrot Juice
6 carrots
4 apples
1 lemon

Once you’ve washed and dried your produce, add the carrots and apples to your juicer. You can peel the lemon and add it in, or squeeze it into the juice by hand. Give it a quick swirl and divide between four glasses!

Carrots are great for eyesight and heart health, and packed with vitamin A. Apples can help reduce cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, and are a great source of Vitamin B! Both are brimming with antioxidants!! Lemon detoxes and balances blood sugar.


Apple Celery Juice

8 stalks celery
4 apples
1 lemon

Wash and dry your produce. Add apples and celery to the juicer. Peel lemon and juice, or squeeze by hand. Give the juice a swirl and divide between four glasses.

Celery is a big immunity booster, and works as an anti-inflammatory. Lemon is great at masking that celery flavor for little tastebuds.


Keep your recipes simple, let your kids help you choose their ingredients, and you’re sure to have a whole family of little juicers before you know it!