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)

Paleo · Recipes

Paleo Flourless Brownies

If you’re from a higher altitude you know how FRUSTRATING baking paleo desserts can be. I have cried from many dessert disasters.. You smell it and CRAVE it but then when you take it out of the oven it’s raw in the middle and refuses to cook, no matter how much longer you try and leave it in. I gave up – I was so done trying.. Until now. It seems like flour is the obvious struggle with paleo baking at higher altitudes – So why not attempt a high altitude brownie WITHOUT flour?!

Well I did.. And it is INCREDIBLE. And I’m sure it’s good at ANY altitude. I don’t mean to brag… But these are the most delicious brownies I’ve ever had.. And COMPLETELY healthy/paleo!! Next time I’m going to add some nuts – But MAN these are AMAZING.

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It is very minimal in it’s ingredients but the flavor does NOT reflect this. It’s easy, quick and I’m sure with a side of paleo ice cream would be even MORE dangerous. But it’s paleo so no harm, no foul! Even the kids enjoyed it! Snuck a little piece inside my step-daughter’s lunch today – She’s gonna love it!

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As you can see they came out PERFECT. No gooey, uncooked center.. No disappointing flavor.. Just incredibly healthy, chocolatey goodness!! Peek at the recipe below and try it for yourself! You’ll NEVER go back! ❥

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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)

Beauty · Health Tips · Lifestyle · Local · Reviews

Bodhi Body Studios

As a Mom (Or any parent that is) you know how exhausting every day can be. FUN. But exhausting.. My body has been really aching lately, my legs and feet in particular. So I was really happy to hear there was a place nearby, Bodhi Body, literally 7 minutes away!! And I’ve never had a massage so with Mother’s Day coming up so fast I decided I was gonna treat myself!

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When I came in I was pleasantly surprised by how adorable and serene their little studio was. I was greeted by my therapist for the session, Kaley; She was so welcoming, sweet and soft spoken (Which really made it a peaceful experience from start to finish) She explained all of the details to me and asked if I would be interested in a new calming THC/CBD lotion. It is a topical, cannabis-infused lotion that only absorbs through the skin to provide localized relief for pain, inflammation and soreness. It smelled amazing and sounded really unique so I was absolutely interested in giving it a go!

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They had so many different options for services. There was aromatherapy, hot stones, herbal balls for Thai Massages and so much more. Definitely will have to be back to try them ALL.

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I was escorted into a very tranquil room that was dark and calming with gorgeous, relaxing music playing on loop. I was already feeling so peaceful.

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Once on the bed I felt completely at ease and was quickly tended to. Kaley (Like all of the other therapists, graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy) was INCREDIBLE. It was so relaxing, the lotion was DIVINE, and Kaley was able to find every trouble spot and make the pain melt away. It was the most relaxed I have ever been in my entire life (I totally drooled a few times and 80% sure I fell asleep at some point)

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As you can see I was VERY comfortable 😉 And red! Which she was a good thing as she was helping me rid my body of toxins.

I am never going to deny myself of this incredible treat ever again. It is SO beneficial and so amazing to have a little “me time”. Thanks SO much to amazing Kaley and Bodhi Body for such an incredible experience – This is perfect for Mother’s Day coming up, y’all! Treat those Mamas! 😉 I will be back and cannot wait for next time – I already wanna go back!

Use promo code SIMPLY here and receive a FREE 30 minutes massage!

xoxox

 

Family · Lifestyle

Boulder Escape Room

A few weeks ago my step-son Eliot was in town visiting. I thought it would be a really cool experience for him and I to have some Mom/Son time at a local Escape Room! He had never heard of them (I wonder if they have these in Louisiana!) and I’d never actually gone to one but always wanted to! So we went to the Boulder Escape Room for the Alien Abduction room – Luckily we happened to be the only ones theres and had a BLAST!

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So I decided we would come back EVERY TIME he came to visit as a tradition 🙂 But after telling my Husband all about it he seemed intrigued as well so I booked us an Escape the Psycho Killer room!

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We went yesterday and were again greeted by their amazing employee Robert (He’s AWESOME) The inside is always so dark and ominous and has a creepy song playing on loop for some ambient background sound. It really sets the tone for some eerie fun!

The Psycho Killer – You have been trapped by the Psycho Killer! This particular psycho is a fiend for puzzles. He has meticulously set up a game of logic that challenges your mental stamina and your ability to work with others. Now you must solve riddles, find clues, and outsmart the psycho killer before time runs out…

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We were each separated into our own rooms and given one hour to escape! I began in a small room that had tons of locks, furniture and a piano.. After looking around I quickly found many puzzle pieces that eventually gave me a four digit number. I could hear my Husband across the wall and found a little tube that we were able to talk through. I gave him the number from my puzzle that he was able to use on a lock in his room that gave him a key to my door! (This game is ALL about teamwork and mental strength)

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After transferring the key through the tube I was able to get out of my room and unlock his door! So we were able to quickly get to work together and find the other clues hiding in his room!

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In his room we were able to find a DVD that played a video of the killer teasing us and giving us one little hint that allowed us to open the safe in my Husband’s room. After that we were flying through and were sure to escape!

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With 20 minutes left we searched high and low, used a blacklight to read hidden clues in paper and played keys on the piano that were on a hidden message to try and decipher the code! Sadly, with only 2 minutes left we finally started to understand WHAT the last step was and solved the riddles given to us.. But we were not able to complete it in time! (It’s actually really challenging! We loved it!) We were 95% of the way done on a room that only has a 22% success rate. SO CLOSE. And for only two of us?! We were SO proud and frustrated at the same time!

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It was such an amazing experience to get to do together and we truly worked really well as a team! It was like a unique kind of date night! We had a blast and talked about it for hours after!

The Boulder Escape Room is fantastic for all ages and is a blast for date nights, work events, or pretty much anything! The staff is fantastic, the ambiance is awesome and it’s something we’ll absolutely come back to do again and again – Especially when they come out with their new rooms (They swap them out every 6 months and will be opening a new location soon with even more rooms and actual jump scares – That would definitely be motivating 😉 )

I highly recommend them to anyone! Kids, adults, teens – Anyone! Try them out! They’ve got a great Groupon deal going right now – Boulder Escape Room Groupon Deal !

Lifestyle · Recipes

Denver Bloggers Club

I have recently ventured out of my comfort zone and joined a local bloggers club. At first I was a little hesitant about going to an event (I can be a little shy :p) but it was SO much fun – This is an amazing group of bloggers and a lot of them were also gluten free bloggers! I think it helps that it was a mixology meet-up 😉 And Sprouts was gracious enough to cater our event for all of the bloggers and it was a delicious spread!

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We were learning from Barb over at Creative Culinary about how to make some delicious margaritas! I thought at first, “I know how to make margaritas!” But man, was I wrong. I’ll never go back to the basic mixing of Tequila and margarita mix! She taught us how you can and SHOULD be making this delicious drink to give it different flavors and dimensions.

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My lovely friend Jennifer over at Holistic Head to Toe muddling!

We started by muddling a few different ingredients which were strawberries, blueberries and limes until it was nice and mushy (It really helps bring out the flavors) then added the pitcher mixture (lemonade, limeade and tequila) into our muddled shaker goo then we shook, shook, shook it up!

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After rimming my glass in Barb’s amazing salt/sugar mixture with lemon, lime, and orange zest creations I poured my DELICIOUS margarita into a fancy glass and NOW I’m addicted. I’ll literally NEVER go back to normal margaritas – How could you?!

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So now, I’m a margarita PRO and made some amazing new blogger friends in the process (It smells when the margarita melts all your shyness away ;)). Try this recipe out for yourself, you’ll LOVE it! And it’s SO simple! Also.. Fruits are good for you, so that too 😉

Thanks to BarbJenny, and Sprouts for such an amazing and fun event!

xoxox