Making Healthy Choices

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When I moved recently, I knew I wanted to start over fresh. I wanted to create a healthier, more active lifestyle than I had before. New town, new habits! Thankfully, the town I moved to is a very active community. There are bike and running trails everywhere and loads of healthy food in the grocery stores. It has been a great change these last 2 weeks. I have even learned to develop a love of jogging. I never thought I would hear those words leave my mouth, but I do love it! I am not the fastest, but I love how my body feels when I finish a run.

Reaching for Healthy Goals


Running is especially hard if I don’t have the right nutrients in my body. I have found that if I drink a fruity, green smoothie before I go for a run, I have the energy I need to run, without weighing down my stomach too much. Making the perfect green smoothie is easy when I use the Blend Box of Daily Good Greens. It is 100% natural, vegan whole-food. They are two servings of fruits and veggies in each packet.

Aloha Daily Good Greens

They can be mixed into 8-10 ounces of any smoothie, protein shake, juice, or just water. They are so convenient! My favorite way to use them is in a smoothie. I mix pineapple juice, one cup of juicing greens, 1 cup of frozen fruit, and my Daily Good Greens to make the perfect smoothie that tastes great and is packed with all of the goodness I need!

Aloha Good Greens Fruit Smoothie

The great thing about the Blend Box of Daily Good Greens, is that they offer a free 14 day trial so you can experience the Daily Good Greens powder for free! Go and sign up to get your free product HERE.

Healthy Green Fruit Smoothie

How do you strive to live a healthy life?

Check out these other great recipes you can put your Blend Box of Daily Good Greens in too!

Tropical Fruit Sorbet Berry Pineapple Smoothie

YouTube Monday: Tips for Little Girl Curly Hair

If you follow me on Instagram, or even just see a few of my kid related posts, you have probably seen my daughter’s head full of curls. I get asked all of the time what my tips are to keeping her curls under control and I decided to talk about my little girl curly hair tips on my newest video!

Tips for Little Girl Curly Hair on

I hope I can help answer some of your questions and help you be able to manage those little curls at your house! Enjoy! [Read more...]

Five Senses Friday Episode 17


If you didn’t catch it before, Sadit and I moved at the EXACT time to different cities! Of course we did. I mean, how could we have done it any other way? We are both sad but thrilled for this new adventure in our lives. Between the chaos of moving our families, we managed to get together one last time to film.  [Read more...]

DIY Interactive Toddler Number Book

This post was seen first on The Ribbon Retreat. Now you can all enjoy it too!

My daughter absolutely loves to count. She counts everything she finds. This book is great because she can read it and count along with it, she can admire the cute pictures that she is counting, and she can even draw on it and practice writing her letters! It is perfect for toddlers because they get excited about back to school time, but she isn’t old enough to go to school yet, so she gets to learn with this fun book at home.

DIY Number Book from for The Ribbon Retreat

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That one time my husband cleaned my house

It was a miracle day! For more than one reason. It was the day we were cleaning out our house because it had sold. That was a huge miracle because I had been living apart from my husband for a few weeks while I was trying to get the house ready to put on the market. By a major miracle, the house sold in just 6 days! I had to stay there until all of the paperwork was signed and everything, but it was a major miracle that our house sold that quickly. I wanted the house to be spotless for the man who was purchasing our home. After we got the trailer all loaded up, I enlisted the help of my husband to clean our house. Before he even had a chance to moan about it, I put our new, handy dandy Swiffer Big Green Box that we had just gotten on our doorstep in his hands. Inside it, he found a Swiffer Wet Jet. He promptly got to work getting the house all mopped up. Talk about a second miracle! A man who cleans and doesn’t complain about it? I’ll keep him!

Swiffer Wet Jet

He even decided to take the Swiffer Wet Jet back with him to our new place so that he could keep it clean for when I moved in. That was the moment I fell even more deeply in love with my husband. There is nothing more attractive than a man with cleaning tools in his hands, am I right?

Swiffer Wet Jet in use

I was instantly impressed with the scent of the Swiffer Wet Jet and the ease that it took to get the smudges off of our floor. After using my Swiffer Green Box myself, I couldn’t wait to give one to a friend too! I chose to give one to my friend Megan. She has her hands pretty full between being a wife, working, and being the best mom ever to her toddler son who has a few disabilities that keep him busy with different types of therapy he gets all week long. I really wanted to help ease her burden of keeping her house clean by giving her the Swiffer Big Green Box so that she would have more time to focus on her sweet little boy who she gives so much love and awesome experiences to.

Swiffer Big Green Box Surprise

She was so thrilled to add the Swiffer Big Green Box to her house cleaning army! Having a Swiffer Wet Jet is totally going to be a game changer for her and her tile floors!

Swiffer Big Green Box Surprise with Wet Jet

Now that I am living in a new place and my days have been consumed with unpacking and trying to make this place feel like a home, I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on cleaning a whole lot, but my Swiffer Green Box has come to the rescue almost daily! Maybe my house is cluttered and looks like a bomb of boxes exploded in it, but at least my floors are clean! Even my 2 year old can help clean now when she uses the Swiffer. We have officially been hit by the Swiffer Effect!

Someone else who was hit by the Swiffer Effect was Eric Stonestreet who appears in the newest Swiffer advertisement. It is super cute and totally worth watching! You can find it HERE.

I think it is so important to have a clean home so that you can have a healthy, happy environment for your family. Swiffer tries to make cleaning easier for families so that there is less tension between families when it comes to cleaning. Because it can be done so quickly, families are left with more time that they can use to enjoy each other’s company.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox

Kid Craft: Puffy Finger Paint Recipe

Puffy Finger Paint Recipe on

I absolutely love to craft with my toddler. Sometimes it can get pretty crazy, but that is part of the fun and the experience! Before I was a mom, I would substitute teach at a special needs preschool every once and a while. The teachers there taught me the coolest trick for making puffy finger paint! I couldn’t wait to use it with my own kids. It was so fun to do with my daughter. Although it took her a little while to warm up to the idea of putting her hands in the paint, she was a total natural once she really dug in and got her hands dirty! One really great part about this paint, is that it is made of just 3 ingredients that you probably already have at your house!

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YouTube Monday: August Favorites

August Favorites revealed from

YouTube Monday is BAAAAAAaaaaack! I guarantee I am the most excited about this… Maybe it is because I know this means my life is starting to finally settle down here, or maybe it is just because I love YouTube.

Guys, I really love YouTube! I am thinking of spending more time on there than just once a week. My blog will still stay the way it is, and YouTube Mondays will still be like it has been, but I would love to start vlogging too! I am in a new town and want to start documenting my new adventures here! What do you think? Is that something you would be interested in seeing? Let me know!

Now, for August favorites! [Read more...]

My pretty business cards

I was given business cards by Oubly, but was not compensated in any other way for this post.

Remember when my blog suddenly looked super legit because of how great my new design is? Well, I couldn’t just have my site looking great without having an awesome business card too! That is why I had my business cards designed for me to match my pretty new blog design!

Pretty Business Card Design [Read more...]

What I Wore: Casual Day at the Lake

Photo Credit: Cliq Photography

Casual outfit with kimono on

Sometimes you need to sip every last drop of summer that you can. This includes evening visits to the lake while the toddler is with grandma. There is a sense of peace that is felt when you are around nature. This is especially the case when you don’t have the responsibility of watching a toddler near the water. This night was absolutely gorgeous. There had just been a rainstorm of epic proportions and just as the storm left, a rainbow made its way into view while the lake stayed calm with the perfect cool breeze blowing across the wet sand. [Read more...]

DIY Falling Lego Blocks Shirt & GIVEAWAY!

After seeing the Lego Movie, we officially caught Lego fever at our house. We already had plenty of Lego toys before seeing the movie, but as soon as we saw it, Harper couldn’t get enough of her Legos. To celebrate her new found love of Lego bricks, I decided to make her the cutest little t-shirt you have ever seen.

DIY Falling Lego Block Shirt on

I was inspired to make a shirt with falling Lego bricks because that is literally what it is like when you are playing Legos with a toddler. There are Legos EVERYWHERE! I feel like there are falling Lego bricks everywhere you look so I wanted to embrace that and create a fun design on her shirt like that too. Honestly, I had no idea how cool this shirt would turn out. My husband even wants one in his size. The best part? It is probably the easiest thing I have ever designed out of vinyl too! It is totally a beginner project.

What you will need… [Read more...]