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What we’re eating: June 22-28

What we're eating

Happy first day of SUMMER! Not sure how we blinked and got here! Whoa, time flies. Back for a another week of what we’re eating! This is hopefully helping you will dinner ideas and keeping your grocery bill in check with simple ingredients! We will be probably (like 90% sure) be eating dinner with TEB’s […]

Self-Tan Routine, The Safer Way

Recently over on insta stories I was raving about my new favorite safer self-tanner, Beauty By Earth. Last spring+summer I used another safer brand called Chocolate Sun that I liked ok, but didn’t love. So, this year I was determined to find one that performed better than Chocolate Sun and was also safe!

After two applications, I can say Beauty By Earth is a WIN in my book. It gives you a nice, even natural glow with some color, but not turning you orange. It also doesn’t smell like most sunless tanners do.

The key to a successful sunless tan is all in the routine. It may seem like a lot, but seriously doesn’t take that much time and is so worth it! This is the exact routine I have been following for a VERY LONG time and it works.

The one cookie recipe you want…

The moment TEB said these were the best chocolate cookies he’d ever had, I knew this recipe was a winner. After testing several times, I certainly have to agree!

They are made with simple ingredients, and fool proof. Plus, who doesn’t need another chocolate recipe on hand?! They are grain free, dairy free, basically all the things free and such a nice treat!

Morning Routine

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

There are a couple of things that are non-negotiable for me, sleep and routine. They set you up for success and set the tone for all areas of life. Every single morning looks almost identical for me.

My morning routine actually starts the night before, and I am not even going to tell you it is easy…but no phone for at least 30 minutes before lights out.  We are all guilty of mindless scrolling, and it’s the biggest time waster ever. I follow this into my morning. I want to be a dictator of my time, not a reactor. Plus, I want to make the most of my time and be as productive as possible.

High Vibes

Photo of Sarah Bridgeman

If you’ve been around long, you know that there is absolutely no time for bad vibes over here. Coming into a new year can always be refreshing and overwhelming at the same time. You feel me?!

So, here are some of my instant high vibe essentials to help keep you on track and give your life a boost in the right direction! 

Gift guide: stocking stuffers

Ok, stocking stuffers might be my favorite thing to open on Christmas morning! Let’s face it, most people hate buying stocking stuffers and usually just grab crap last minute! I think they are super fun. You have the opportunity to put some really great things in someones stocking! Here are some of my favs! I have everything on this list and love them all!

Superfood smoothie add-ins

When I first started making smoothies years ago, it was tough deciding what superfoods I wanted to add in and keep my smoothie balanced and nutritious. It can be really confusing with all the superfoods, adaptogens, collagen, plant protein, beauty water — literally ALL THE THINGS.

So, what are superfoods?! They are foods with superior nutritional value. You probably already incorporate certain ones in your diet and don’t even realize it! They are packed with powerful nutritional benefits, so get to know them and get comfortable with them.

Plant love

I have a huge place in my heart for all my plants both indoor and outdoor. I enjoy taking care of them and watching them grow and bloom! I love having plants indoor because they brighten up a space, provide an instant mood boost, reduce stress and clean the air! I think I have one in every room of our home now. You can never have too much green IMO.

Self care, where to start

It seems that “self-care” is all the talk. To me, it’s not just about a fresh mani (but, you feel like you can conquer the world when you’ve got one, am I right?!) or spending money on fancy things. Yes, we all love those things, and I will never give up my once a month facials. Never.  But, it’s about loving yourself enough to make time and put forth effort to improving your mental and physical self, and making choices and habits that will stick with you long-term. And that might mean doing absolutely nothing sometimes. Yep, I said it, doing nothing.