Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Relax and enjoy Kneipp

As we get closer and closer to my daughter's birthday and Easter I begin to get more and more stressed. We also have her First Communion this year so it will be 4 parties back to back for half of March and April! With that being said I am always trying to find ways to relax and recharge before taking on the day. My new go to product is Kneipp lavender bath oil.

Just a tiny cap full can turn your entire bathroom into a relaxing oasis. My husband loves how the oil is light yet carries over  our home to create a light fragrance.  My daughter's favorite product is the lavender bubble bath. 
I like that the smell is not overwhelming and she can relax without me worrying about hurting her body with a fake product. The bubble bath is blue and does need to be applied under running water-my daughter once applied directly to the skin which can leave a slight tint....lesson learned always read the label!

Kneipp products are vegan and sustainable.  I always like to support a company that creates healthy products for the environment and your body.  There are so many choices including products for men, women, and children. We also love the bath salts and lotions for a grease free finish.  Have you ever tried Kneipp? It is available on Amazon and on the Kneipp Official Store!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hello Spring Hop

Spring is right around the corner and that means it is time for spring cleaning! I am always concerned about what is in a cleaning product and try to be as natural as possible. I finally found an amazing company that is green and actually works-Charlie's Soap! My favorite product is the laundry soap:
It is a powder that is made for all machines and leaves your clothes feeling soft and smelling neutral and clean. I was a bit hesitant about using a powder in our high efficiency washer but it has been amazing. After a few washes your clothes come our softer than ever and really are odorless which is a big deal around our house filled with athletes!  Charlie's Soap offers a ton of products including liquid laundry soap, laundry pre-spray, laundry booster, kitchen and bath cleaner, and indoor/outdoor surface cleaner.
With pets and children is is so great to find a product that contains both natural and biodegradable ingredients! I have also tried the surface cleaner and it makes the surface feel fresh with no residue. I also love that I can clean my home and not have to worry about an overpowering smell.

Want to try Charlie's Soap? They have graciously decided to give away 3 prize packs! One large and two small for our second and third name drawn. Enter using rafflecopter below and hop to other great giveaways! #rvm #hellospring

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Healthy snacks delivered to your door!

Since going back to work full time I have been trying to find a way to make our weekly errands easier on everyone. I used to have to go to three stores or more looking for snacks that my daughter would eat and were portable. She likes to change up snacks so often it is hard to keep up and buy in bulk so it made for a very time consuming shopping experience. While at my mom group a few weeks ago one of them suggested a great solution to my problem-Graze. It is an awesome service to get snacks by mail that has over 100 options!  My favorite part of the snack box is that you have a say in what you would like to have in your box. You simply tell Graze what you like and they send a customized snack box. Here is the box that we received:

My favorite in the entire box was the pretzels with dip and the mix of freeze dried fruit. My daughter actually tried rhubarb and loved the way it tasted! I like that the containers are all sealed and I can throw it in the book bag or my purse for a healthy afternoon snack pick me up. The snacks are the perfect portion to be satisfying and perfect portion control.

Other highlights of Graze boxes are that they contain no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Another great way to eat your Graze box is using as a mix in for a fuller meal. We often mix our seeds and freeze dried fruit into some homemade yogurt for a great breakfast! 

Order your Graze box here with zero commitment as they do not require you to get a minimum subscription. This is a great way to introduce your family to new foods without buying large portions.   What is your favorite Graze box snack?