Friday, October 16, 2015

a breakfast picnic | lone star eggs

the weather has finally cooled down, which means breakfast picnics, lunch picnics, snack picnics, oh, and of course, dinner picnics.  let's be honest, it's just way easier to clean up when you can hose down your patio.

we took our breakfast out on the patio, and eg consumed them in the messiest way possible, as only a toddler (i'm still in denial...) can.  i've mentioned before that eating a variety of foods isn't really EG's favorite thing.  she has her staples, but i've been trying to find ways to introduce new foods before we burn out on the three foods in her current rotation.  i've been trying to sneak extra veggies in with her scramblies, and so far, she doesn't really seem to notice. #sneakysneaky

i love making breakfast tacos. it's something that's easy to prep ahead of time, and you can mix in different things, which keeps it from being old.  plus, i love me a good fresh tortillas, so any excuse to heat those up is a winner in my book! 

all you need for texas breakfast tacos are scrambled lone star eggs, fresh tortillas and any combination of mix ins! :) a few of my favorites are breakfast sausage, salsa, spinach, bell peppers and avocados.

I've been having so much fun working with lonestar eggs. :) I can't think of a better fit for a texas breakfast than texas eggs from texas chickens! :)

onesie: the little goose shop
sunshine bow: punky punkin creations

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

emma grace: fifteen month

emma grace is fifteen months old.
she's walking, waves hello, touches her nose and pats her tummy.
we love bubble guppies, yogurt in any form, and our jelly shoes.
baby girl loves her veggie pouches, but only when she can hold them herself.
she especially loves eating off the floor, and doesn't really understand why every meal or snack can't be a picnic. worst mom ever. but sometimes (most of the time...) i give in.
she has the sweetest smile, the most expressive face, and the best giggle.
i just love her snuggles even if they only last 2 seconds.
she's walking, running-ish, falling, and rolling around like a mad woman.
i have a feeling she thinks if she stops moving, she might not ever be able to move again.

we have survived (knock on wood...) our first round of major sickies. two weeks of a tummy bug, fever and tears and snuggles and runny noses, but we made it, and we found our smiles again.

oh how i love this baby girl!

Monday, October 5, 2015

my why | rodan + fields

today, i'm so excited to share my newest little project, Rodan + Fields! I joined on as a consultant just over 3 months ago, and it's just been amazing. I'm just so inspired by the stories of success and change and i'm just so excited to share my "why" with you guys!  
emma grace has a bad patch of eczema under her chin. between her sweet chubby cheeks, scrunchy neck, and 100* summer days, it was almost impossible to keep the area from flaring up.  one morning, it had flared up so terribly, i just felt completely helpless.  i was trying to avoid the super expensive prescription steroid cream my dr had suggested, but all of the other lotions and creams i had found were just not cutting it.

i called my sweet friend Erica, who is one of my dearest mama-mentors, and asked if she had any recommendation for eczema or dry skin, and she offered to run over her SOOTHE regimen.  she said she used it on her babies, especially in the winter, and it healed their rough patches so quickly, and thought it would be a great match for emma grace!

we started using the SOOTHE regimen on emma grace and within just a few days, noticed a drastic difference in her skin, and within a week, her eczema was hardly noticeable! we use steps 1-3 on her every other day, and use step 4, the sunscreen and moisturizer, every day, sometimes twice a day!

the best part was that i knew the products were safe for her baby skin.   we tried SO many different lotions, creams & ointments, practically everything on the baby skin care shelf, and nothing made a long term difference. plus, SOOTHE smells so wonderful, and let's be real, most of that stuff just smells like a medicine cabinet.

i started using the UNBLEMISHED regimen and as if i needed any more convincing, i was hooked. i've never felt more confident in my own skin.  the UNBLEMISHED line has been recognized as the #1 selling acne line, and i'm just obsessed.

my goals for my rodan + fields business keep changing, but the more i learn about the company and the products, the more excited i become. to be completely candid, my first goal way to pay for my product and get a discount. i'm a target girl, and the thought of investing in big girl skincare was really overwhelming. but once i knew how SOOTHE could help baby girl, i just had to get it, and becoming a consultant was the right fit for me.  

if you're interested in learning more about the products, or the business opportunity, i'd be more than happy to share all of the information I have! i just feel so excited about being a part of something that's making such a difference in so many lives, and i'd just love to share that with you as well!!