My Tips for Managing Prenatal Anxiety

My Tips for Managing Prenatal Anxiety

Hey there friends!  Long time, no… talk? write? post? Anywho, it’s been too long and for that I apologize.  This pregnancy has been keeping me on my toes! Or off them and on the couch, such as the case may be.  As I mentioned previously, I was sidelined with hyperemesis gravidarum throughout the first trimester and into the second.  Fortunately, that’s much better now! However, if there’s another pregnancy symptom out there, I’ve been experiencing it. One of the least…

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Gender Reveal | It’s A…

Gender Reveal | It’s A…

  Hubby and I are pleased to announce that we’re welcoming a (so far) healthy, sassy and very active little girl into the world this November!  We love her already and absolutely can’t wait to meet her! xoxo, Kristina P.S.- A sincere thank you for bearing with me throughout the past few months!  This pregnancy has been both a happy and trying time, so I apologize for the intermittent posting schedule.  I hope to be back on track soon!

Road Trip Stretching Routine

Road Trip Stretching Routine

Happy Monday friends!  I hope y’all had a great weekend and that your week is off to a good start! So… who’s taking a road trip this summer?  (Ooh, me!  Pick me!)  I’ve already been on probably far too many and still have a few more to go!  My hubby and I have what one of his coworkers once called “gypsy blood”. We can’t stay in one place too long without getting restless!  🙂 Whenever I’m travelling, I make it…

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No Sugar Cucumber Salad | Perfect BBQ Side!

No Sugar Cucumber Salad | Perfect BBQ Side!

Hello and Happy Independence Day!  I hope y’all have some fun plans with friends and family in store for the rest of the day!  🙂 If you’re like me, you might still be looking for the perfect side to bring to the aforementioned fun plans.  Holidays tend to sneak up on me like that… Well, look no further!  No Sugar Cucumber Salad has been a (secretly healthy- shhh!) crowd-pleaser in my family for years and now I’m sharing it with…

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Healthy Eating Hacks to Make Eating Real Food Easier

Healthy Eating Hacks to Make Eating Real Food Easier

In order for a lifestyle change to be sustainable, it needs to fit (somewhat) seamlessly into your already existing routine.  I remember when I first started changing my eating habits, this was not the case. All of the planning, prepping and cooking was just so much work!  Luckily, I stuck with it and have devised several healthy eating hacks to make cooking real food meals an everyday reality.   Healthy Eating Hacks   Streamlining and simplifying your kitchen will make…

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How to Survive a Road Trip While Pregnant

How to Survive a Road Trip While Pregnant

  On the road again… Hubby and I have been road-tripping quite a lot recently!  We’ve travelled several hours to see friends, home twice for various family events and on a “just us” weekend getaway all within the past 6 weeks. We’ve even got a couple more road trips coming up in the next month.  Needless to say, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to help you survive enjoy a road trip while pregnant!   My Essentials for…

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What I Ate Wednesday #4

What I Ate Wednesday #4

Hello friends and happy Wednesday!   I thought I’d just check in with another What I Ate Wednesday post.  I haven’t done one in awhile but I always enjoy them. Y’all keep me accountable and on track with healthy eating!   I started my day out with an egg and spinach sandwich on gluten-free toast.  Not the most aesthetically-pleasing breakfast, but it was tasty nonetheless! (Get the “recipe” here!) Hubby and I went home this past weekend to catch up…

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3 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts with Veggies

3 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts with Veggies

Anyone that knows me knows I love breakfast!  I’m one of those people that literally can’t function without  it. It’s my favorite meal of the day! Not only do I try to have a balanced breakfast each morning, I also try to sneak in some veggies.  It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something before I’ve even left the house! What I don’t love, however, is dirtying every dish in the house and turning my kitchen into a war zone…

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Healthy and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Healthy and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Hubby and I have always been pretty frugal people.  However, we both can get a serious case of FOMO! We hate to sacrifice fun and miss out on experiences just because of finances.  One thing that we’re not willing to give up is date night. (And travel, but that’s another post for another day!)  We’re both running in different directions during the week, so date night gives us a chance to reconnect and spend some quality time together.  Additionally, the…

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My Natural Non-toxic Makeup Routine: A Work in Progress!

My Natural Non-toxic Makeup Routine: A Work in Progress!

Hey y’all!   Today I thought I’d share one facet of my journey towards a more natural and non-toxic way of life: my current makeup routine.  As I’ve discussed before (here and here), I’ve been ridding my environment of all types of yucky chemicals throughout the past couple of years.  While I was pretty quick to transition to non-toxic cleaning and other home care products (like the shower cleaner and all-purpose cleaning spray I make myself), my skincare and makeup routines…

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