Since moving to a town that is strict with recycling, I had to do some research to see what  type of bins I was going to buy, where I was going to put them, where is the town’s recycling center and when are the curbside pick up days. I checked out the town’s website and got all that information and marked the pick up days on the calendar which are twice a month. I had to go to Home Depot anyway to get some keys made so I took a stroll around and found these Rubbermaid 28 qt. Containers that were perfect for us. I decided to put them on the inside door of the attic which is right outside the entry to our kitchen. Now hopefully I remember to put them curbside the night before. Ha! Ha!

Back to Business

Hello all!  I’m currently on a staycation and have gotten my apartment together quite quickly for just moving a few days ago. As I was packing up my old place I found myself needing more moving boxes. I found them on Amazon for a great price however, I had ordered the large ones but definitely should’ve ordered the medium. They were way too big to carry. I found that using plastic shopping bags to wrap all my fragile items with the box lined with extra towels or flat sheets worked extremely well and saved money on bubblewrap. I used my vinyl laundry bags and large utility black garbage bags to transport shoes and clothes and my reusable grocery bags to clear out my fridge and freezer. Every time I move I get better and better at finding ways to stay organized and save money. Message me on my Contact Page with any questions or moving tips. I’m more than happy to help.

Baby Food Textures

My son Jameson recently had turned 9 months old! Time sure is flying. I am still making all of his food myself and continue to purée everything. As of last month he has grown 2 teeth in on the bottom so I decided it was time to thicken up his food to get him used to new texture and add some seasoning to give him some flavor. Along with yogurt melt and puffs, I also have been giving him bananas and watermelon in tiny pieces which he loved. Different for him so we have gotten a few sour faces however he definitely enjoyed trying them.

Last week I had made a garbanzo bean mash and left it on the grittier chunkier side. Jameson was not a fan at first and it took a lot longer to feed him. But each day got easier so don’t give up if your baby isn’t into something first time around. Keep trying. Everything is brand new and can be strange at first.

The photo above is what I made for the week coming up. You can find this delicious combination on my Adult Recipe Page. I puréed on low for a few seconds. Then pulsed to my desired texture. Jamo did very well with it being a thicker texture with new flavors. Again there were some faces at first but he gobbled it down!

Skin Skin Skin

I had posted about slowly switching all my skincare to Simple Skincare. I finally finished my night cream and decided to try the Replenishing Formula by Simple and I’m obsessed! It has a rich consistency and does the job for my forever dehydrated skin. I usually lean more towards a cream for the night time but this lotion is definitely thick and hydrating enough for me as of right now. Once the cooler weather approaches we’ll see how my skin does and if I need a heavier moisturizer. 

Again I do apologize for not keeping up with however we have finally found a place to live and packing it up is the only thing I’ve been doing with my spare time. The salon has been crazy busy as well so my time there is limited to blogging. I have been doing a lot of research for the upcoming season and can’t wait to share everything fall! 

Busy Busy Bee

I’ve been so neglectful of my blog and I do apologize. We’re still looking for a place to live and we have to be out by the 31st. I’m still not feeling 100% from these summer allergies. My son apparently gets a cold right before new teeth come in so my sleep has be deprived. I’ve been packing up my apartment using boxes from the deliveries at work trying to be as organized as possible. So you can say I’ve been alittle preoccupied. I do have some great ideas I’ve been jotting down to blog about once things get alittle more settled as well as sharing some fall recipes with you all which are my favorite! Stay patient and stay tuned. 

Abs in August

It is not too late in the season to get a some abs! Summer is still in full effect and technically the weather can be warm until October. I dedicated my August Workout to abs. I selected some of my favorite exercises and put together a workout that is very simple to follow. It’s also never too late to clean up your diet. Summer time fruits and veggies are so delicious and fun to cook with so have fun experimenting as well because real abs are made in the kitchen.

Coconut Oil

The smell of coconut puts an instant smile on my face! It instantly makes me think of a warmer summer beach day. I use Trader Joe’s brand because out of all the coconut oils I’ve tried, this one has the most potent warm coconutty smell that I can never get sick of. I use it to cook and bake at times however I keep it in my bathroom because I drown my skin in it after I shower. I went to a friends pool today and got a great tan. My chest and shoulders always get a little crispy so I piled on the coconut oil. It soothes and hydrates my skin so I never peel. So whether you like to cook with it or not, definitely try it after being in the sun all day. You won’t be disappointed. If you don’t like to feel greasy I suggest throwing a pair of leggings on with a tank after you have applied so you don’t get any oil stains on your sheets or couch.