Beauty · Collaborations · Ibotta · Lifestyle · Local · Reviews

Bodhi Body Progress

As y’all know, I’ve found my favorite massage studio ever and it’s only about 8 minutes away. Well, I’ve started going every two weeks to try and work some severe problems I’ve been having.

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When I was 5 years old I got incredibly sick and no one knew why until one Doctor came to the conclusion that I had bacterial spinal meningitis. I was urgently hospitalized and given a 50/50 chance to live (And if I did live was expected to have some form of disability). I lived and didn’t have any complications what-so-ever. The Doctor has since deemed me her “miracle child”. Years later, I am starting to discover that I do have a slight issue arising as I have a pinch nerve in my neck/spine that nearly disables either of my arms from use if I overexert either of them (Really tough for a parent with a toddler that loves when Mommy carries him!)

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So after going my first time to Bodhi Body I realized they were able to really work on a kink in my neck that may have a connection to the nerve problems as the more they’ve been working on it the less weak and tingly my arms feel! I never expected massage would be the answer to a medical problem like this but it’s been incredible seeing it slowly recover before my eyes. Alternative medicine/practices DO work (I’ve tried physical therapy and it never works, it actually exacerbates it!)

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Also, I’ve found a recent problem where I severely grind my teeth (Even during the day now!) and didn’t think it was something they could work on but they started rubbing my jaw and it hurt so bad I cried. It was EXCRUCIATING. But they’ve slowly been working on it every session and I’ve seen a drop in the amount I grind and just in the pain overall.

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Side Note: The wonderful owner, Stephanie, happened to hear I worked at Ibotta and she loved my CEO Bryan when she heard him speak at a conference so offered to do some free massage chairs for our whole office! So I made the arrangements and they spent the WHOLE day treating everyone to some well deserved massages! How awesome is that?! They’re the best! ❥

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I love this place and it’s benefits to my body. I’ll continue to go and continue to update on how this has been changing my life and aiding in my body’s healing. If you’re in the Denver area, check them out! You can get a free 30 minute massage using my code SIMPLY.

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Also; For Father’s Day I booked my Husband a 90 minute massage!! It’ll be a wonderful surprise for him – Dad’s work hard for our little ones so be sure to spoil him!

Beauty · Collaborations · Lifestyle · Reviews

National Eyewear Day

Eyeglass wearers.. June 6th is official Eyewear Day! It’s a day to celebrate your EYES and maybe treat yourself to a fresh pair of new frames (And maybe an updated lens prescription 😉 )

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I had to start wearing glasses because of how often I stare at my computer, the TV, gaming, my phone, etc. etc. I had gotten mine a few years back but hated wearing them so never did but because I’ve needed them so much lately I wear them every time I blog or work. I’ve really come to love them actually! personally believe they look cute, and are a fashion statement for people who don’t even wear them – So why not revel in the fact that we HAVE to wear them?! 😉

So, when I heard National Eyewear Day was coming up I decided to treat myself. I got myself TWO new frames from Zyloware (They’ve been around for 94 years, so I trusted their products!) One for driving (For my distance needs) and one for my home/work glasses (For blue light filter, eye strain, etc).

I decided I wanted to get something a little more sturdy (Now that I have a 1 year old tornado!) but also a lot trendier since I’ll be wearing them all the time! SO I chose the Via Spiga Paola and the Leon Max 4010 frames. I LOVE them both!! I really loved my Leon Max so I decided to make those my house glasses since they’re the ones I’ll be wearing the most – They’re just SUPER cute and frame my face perfectly 😉 And again aren’t flimsy at ALL so I love how durable they are since they’ll be face to face with a little Tasmanian devil 😉

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I’ve already got them sent out to have the lenses put in them and I cannot WAIT. Feels like Christmas.. So this National Eyewear Day, treat yourself AND your eyes at Zyloware!!

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Collaborations · Family · Lifestyle · Reviews

Pins+Needles Kits

I love subscription boxes. They’re so convenient and make for a nice treat for yourself, your pet, your baby, whomever! (We currently get Bluum boxes for Hudson and he loves them!) I have been looking for one for myself, though! So I recently found a cute one called Pins+Needles Kits that sends you a box on the 10th of every month and it’s got adorable sewing goodies in it!2296ca79ada24979b6102fca9429e952.jpeg

They send you a pattern/instructions on how to make that month’s theme and they send you everything you’ll need to make this and get working on your machine! This month was a sewing machine cover and pincushions, sooo cute!

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They had an array of fabrics, a cutter (Incase you didn’t have one!), wire, and really thorough instructions! I LOVE the box I got this month.. But still not sure whether I selfishly want to keep it for myself or give it to my Mom for Mother’s Day..

Decisions, Decisions! 😉

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Highly recommend this to anyone who has a crafty Mama who is looking for a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day – Whether it’s one box or a monthly subscription! It’d mean a lot showing the thought that was put in as it’s something she can use many times over! ♥

 

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Beauty · Collaborations · Lifestyle · Reviews

Migraine Magick

When I was younger I was always around essential oils, I remember my parents had a cabinet FULL of all different scents and my Mom would put them in my bath every night and it always put me at ease. Once I moved out I didn’t realize how much of an impact it had made on me. It always made me feel more relaxed and calm.

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It’s been almost 10 years now since I last used essential oils (WHY did I wait this long if I know it’s something I love?!) but recently my step-daughter has been having headaches almost EVERY night. So much so they’re keeping her up at night and making her feel “hot” – Poor thing. Although she has been taken to the doctors they always down play it and believe it’s happening for different reasons every time so I decided to take it into my own hands and find a natural remedy for her pain.

I found an amazing natural product from Migraine Magick – It’s just that. MAGIC for migraines. Using essential oils and natural ingredients it aids in healing physical pains, providing relaxation and more!

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I personally sourced the highest grade of natural ingredients that have the healthiest, nourishing, replenishing and therapeutic vibrational frequencies for healing in order to ignite your inner you so that you can feel super radiant!

When I told her about it she was ECSTATIC – When a child hears there is a magical spray that can help them feel better at night (Or whenever!) whether it’s a headache, tummy ache, can’t sleep, whatever!it’s like a dream come true. She asks for a quick spray for whatever is ailing her and not only is it making her actually feel good but it’s helping her not get into her own head, allowing her to sleep peacefully at night and play during the day without interruption!

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I LOVE to use it when my head is hurting as well or when I just need relax! It’s such an amazing spray. It smells DIVINE and feels even better – Sometimes I get a little tingle from it too. I’ve also been using it as a perfume if I’m feeling a little earthy 😉

 

This stuff is amazing and we’ll definitely keep using it as it seems to make a huge difference for us all! (Especially my sweet step-daughter’s migraines which was my biggest concern!) 

It’s also amazing for a little spray on the pillow before bed.. Smells amazing and the lavender scent is supposed to be beneficial for sleep as it allows you to fall asleep faster, sleep better and wake more clear and refreshed!

Thanks Migraine Magick!!

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Collaborations · Family · Lifestyle · Reviews

Ungrip Your Phone

I take my phone to the gym with me to use my favorite timer for my Tabata workouts and for the longest time would just place it on the floor which grossed me out! But since getting these Ungrips I have been able to slip them on my finger and keep a better eye on the time I have left.

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I got three so my Husband and step-daughter could have one as well and they love them! They both game on their phones and comment that the grip is really convenient for the landscape orientation!

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My favorite use for it though would be taking my photos. There are so many times where I switch between holding my phone horizontally and vertically to get different camera angles and my phone slips out of my hand due to my slick case. I haven’t done this at ALL since getting my Ungrip.

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Me taking a photo of my FIRST LuLaRoe piece of clothing – Using my Ungrip!

It’s handy as a mother who can slip this on her finger without having to worrying about it falling when carrying around her VERY heavy boy who wants Momma 24/7 😉 It’s just 3M VHB tape that adheres to most surfaces and leaves no residues when removed and it’s a VERY strong hold!

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We will not be removing these anytime soon as I can’t imagine not slipping my finger through this every time I pick up my phone! It’s a comfort now 😉

 

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Collaborations · Health Tips · Meal Plans · Paleo · Reviews

EatingPrimal

I love finding Paleo eateries around us – It’s so exciting knowing that paleolithic eating is growing, expanding and that there really is a community of paleo enthusiasts EVERYWHERE! So when we heard about EatingPrimal we HAD to try them! They’re an amazing local gourmet food delivery service that makes Paleo and Pure meals.

If you’ve ever tried Blue Apron it’s a little like that BUT the meals are already made and are HEALTHY. So healthy… AND it doesn’t come in a shipping box. They home/business deliver Monday’s and Thursday’s OR you can pick them up from your local Crossfit gym (If they’re partnered 🙂 ) It’s SO convenient! It’s really helped us in a pinch when we didn’t want to head to the store (Which is when the Fast Food idea gets tossed around) but instead we’ve been able to throw their amazing meals in the microwave and EAT. And MAN even their single servings are FILLING!

They have food items I didn’t even know were possible.. Sweet Potato Noodles?! SO GOOD.

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So after perusing their menu we decided to start with 3 meals on Monday. I wanted to try their Korean Beef Bowl, Brent wanted their Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Pasta and we decided to split the Bison Meatloaf and Gravy with Cauliflower Mash for lunch.

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MAN. Seriously I have to say one thing – Their sauce is on POINT. It completely changes the meal! It makes the Korean Beef Bowl taste JUST like Chinese Food and the gravy on the Meatloaf was SO savory, which was phenomenal since the meatloaf was already so moist! The pasta was zucchini and accentuated the chicken really well!

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After such an amazing day of food we were SO excited for our next delivery today!! We had such an amazing experience with their customer service and the deliveries were always so pleasant! Today for lunch we enjoyed their amazing Hanger Steak with Sage Sweet Potato Noodles (What?!?) and Ancho Chile Chicken Bowl.. They were JUST as amazing as we had hoped. The Chile Bowl has DELICIOUS sauce.. Again with the perfect sauces ❥ And the steak was cooked to perfection and the noodles were something we’re DEFINITELY going to try!!

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So if you live in the Colorado area I HIGHLY recommend you give them a try! It’s amazing, delicious, SO convenient and HEALTHY ❥ Thank you EatingPrimal so such an amazing experience and GREAT food we’re already craving and still talking about 😉

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(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

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SmitCo LLC Easter Basket Gifts!

Hey y’all! I found the cutest shop on Amazon that has amazing gifts for your girls for Easter! I’m getting my step-daughter an amazing temporary tattoo kit for her Easter basket and I can’t WAIT! SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun. They have quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12!

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She’s gonna LOVE it!

A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as 3 unique princess dress up sets which I’d TOTALLY get for her if she was still into dressing up! (They grow up too fast 😥 ) SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls – all packed in cute gift boxes! ❥


Find all their great products here: http://amzn.to/2a3d3v8 I’m sure you all can find some or all gifts here for the princesses on your list this Easter!! The Easter bunny is spoiling her this year 😉 And my readers get to save! Get 20% Off Entire Cart Of Gifts! Go to: http://amzn.to/2a3d3v8 and use coupon code N3CQD6AE on checkout!

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

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