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Natural DIY Beard Oil Recipe

Natural DIY Beard Oil Recipe

Hello and happy November! This means we can talk about Christmas now, right?!  I usually try to hold off on the Christmas decorations, music and gift-buying until at least November 1st.  I jumped the gun a little bit this year though.  Just a little bit.  😉 November 1st also marks the start of the much-loved-by-men but much-hated-by-women No Shave November.  I used to refer to No Shave November as “No Kiss November” because I hated my hubby’s scratchy, coarse beard….

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Semi-Minimalist Gift Ideas

Semi-Minimalist Gift Ideas

Well, I’m still pregnant over here.  At the beginning of the pregnancy, I had a feeling that she was going to come early, but I guess she has her own feelings on the matter! Rather than fixating on how uncomfortable I am (okay, I’ve done some of that too), I’m working on finishing up a few last minute projects before she makes her appearance.  One of those projects is buying Christmas gifts for friends and family. I’m trying to get…

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Our Mostly Natural, Semi-Minimalist Baby Registry

Our Mostly Natural, Semi-Minimalist Baby Registry

And now we wait… I’ve finally reached 38 weeks of pregnancy.  Baby Girl is healthy and more-or-less fully grown, so we’re just waiting for her to make her arrival!  I’ve been cautioned by my doctors not to get too excited though, since most first-time pregnancies go 5 days past their due date.  We’re certainly excited to meet her, but she can take all the time she needs. I want to her to be good and ready to enter the world…

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Healthy Single Serving No Bake Cookie

Healthy Single Serving No Bake Cookie

I try to live a healthy lifestyle- exercising several times per week, drinking plenty of water, getting a good night’s sleep, that sort of thing.  But if you sit a whole batch of gluten-free cookies in front of me, especially chocolatey ones, look out! I’ll find a way to rationalize eating desserts until the entire pan is gone. (I could eat a sweet potato with dinner… or I could eat this brownie.  They’re both carbs, right?) Enter the single serving…

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10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

Ever since we got married, Hubby and I have made it a point each month to budget. In the past, we mutually agreed that we’d rather spend our extra cash on travel and other fun experiences rather than on Target runs. (No offense, Target. I still love you.)  Now with a baby on the way, we’ve been looking for ways to cut expenses a just a little bit further. Babies aren’t exactly cheap, even if you take a more minimalistic…

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9 Ways to Make Pregnancy More Comfortable

9 Ways to Make Pregnancy More Comfortable

While this pregnancy has certainly been happy and exciting, there is no denying that it has been extremely uncomfortable at times.  As I’ve mentioned before, if there is a pregnancy symptom out there, I’ve experienced it! Out of necessity, I’ve come up with a few ways to make pregnancy more comfortable so I can focus more on the fun things (designing a nursery!  picking out cute baby clothes!) and less on the discomfort. 9 Ways to Make Pregnancy More Comfortable…

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Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?

Hello? Is there anyone there…? I want to apologize for things being a bit quiet (okay, really quiet) over here on the blog lately.  I never meant to abandon you!  I’m still here- pinky swear! Pregnancy has been really taking it’s toll on me.  Any pregnancy symptom you can think of, I’ve had it!  From hyperemesis gravidarum to prenatal anxiety, I’ve experienced it all recently!  I’ve had very little extra bandwidth to pursue hobbies.  Most of the time, it takes…

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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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