All in Healthy Living

The #1 Mindset Shift I Used to Finally Embrace Healthy Eating as a Lifestyle

I’ve had my fair share of ups & downs with healthy eating, but last year I FINALLY discovered something that made a HUGE difference in how I viewed health eating AND allowed me to finally embrace healthy eating a lifestyle, not just a temporary goal that felt tough and restrictive. I discovered this Mindset Shift after years of struggling with restrictive diets & chronic health issues, but once I started applying to my life it instantly became a total game-changer! And no, it isn’t some fancy meditation or complicated 3 step process I go through before I take a single bite of food… no, its actually quite simple.

3 Daily Kitchen Uses for Branch Basic Non Toxic Cleaner

We’ve been long-time fans in our house of the non-toxic miracle cleaning magic of Branch Basics!

From getting day old raspberry stains out of my son’s khaki shorts to freshening up his pooped-stained white onesies as good as new & even cleaning our fresh fruit & washing our hands daily... this stuff literally does it all! And it does it all without compromising our health or taking hours of extra elbow grease just to get results!

If it sounds too good to be true, I hear ya! I was skeptical at first, too! But every time I try Branch Basics on a new mess, it’s never ceases to deliver amazing results!

Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas, DIY & Giveaway

If you’re looking for a little something special to give as a Galentine’s Day gift this year, makeup is such a fun gift! It’s not something we usually venture out to buy for ourselves - at least not outside of our normal makeup favs. So it’s a fun way to treat your girlfriends & let them know how special they are to you! And she’ll even get to try out a new color of lipstick or makeup brands she’s never tried before! 

And because I’ve always loved the presentation of a gift as much as the gift itself, I’ve included a quick little (& inexpensive!) way to DIY your own gift bag that adds a little personal touch to your gift!

5 Life Lessons I Learned from an Autoimmune Disease Flare (+ Chronic Health Issues)

I’m standing in front of the bathroom mirror, tears welling up in my eyes as I fight through yet another autoimmune flare. I want to feel sorry for myself and just sit on the floor and cry, but I don’t. I’ve been there, done that and I’m so over it. So I start thinking of ways to turn this awful feeling into something positive + beautiful ... and I began to make a list of all the life lessons I’ve learned over the past 7+ years of these chronic health struggles.

Healthy Living Swaps: Branch Basics Non-Toxic Baby Stain Remover (Before + After)

How many times have you cringed as you discover your baby pooped out on his adorable little outfit?

Or your toddler smeared raspberries all over his khaki shorts you were planning to use for family pictures next week? True story.

I’ve been there countless times + sometimes even the thought of trying to get some stains out was enough to make me want to cry. I may have been a little too attached to my baby’s clothes, but what can I say? They’re adorable + motherhood has made me all kinds of sentimental.

From soaking them in the sink for days, to using bleach on anything white, and even throwing them in the wash asap, nothing seemed to work well enough! And after 6 months of spraying + scrubbing + soaking his little clothes with every kind of soap, bleach, or stain spray imaginable, I finally found the magic!

Healthy Living Swaps: 3 Ingredient Sugar Free Margarita (Recipe)

Before you dive head first into cozy sweaters + pumpkin spice lattes, let's enjoy one last summertime soirée! 

And no summertime soirée is complete without the quintessential drink of summer: margaritas. Traditional margaritas can be loaded with tons of extra sugars and artificial sweeteners that aren't helping your newly inspired health goals for fall. Stay on track and start this new season feeling energized + renewed with this 3 Ingredients Sugar Free Margarita recipe instead! 

Healthy Living Swaps: 3 Free Nail Polish

I first started switching to non toxic beauty products after reading The Honest Life by Jessica Alba. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I’m a big fan of her company the Honest Company, especially their cute non toxic diapers and wipes (I talk more about them here). Reading that book really opened my eyes to the amount of toxic chemicals that are found in our everyday lives, especially beauty products!

Healthy Living Swaps: Chips + Salsa

If you’ve read my bio (if not, you can check it out here), then you know I’ve spent the past 7+ years using food & lifestyle changes to fight chronic illness. Throughout this journey, it’s become a passion of mine to find little ways to live healthier without sacrificing all the things I’ve come to love.

From yummy foods to fav makeup finds, ‘Healthy Living Swaps’ is where I’m going to share my favorite ways to live healthier + enjoy doing it! First up, Chips + Salsa!