Just bringing back boots with the fur over here and I have no shame about it. If you’re looking for some new winter snow boots that are under $50 go get these boots NOW. They come in three colors. I have the tan. They run a tad narrow. I am wearing size 10. You can check them out HERE.
Something that I have been focused on the past year has been switching out plastic for something else that I either biodegradable or that I know won’t end up in a landfill or on the side of the road. Plastic solution isn’t just an issue on the side of the roads, plastic actually releases harmful chemicals that seep into groundwater and can cause harm to those drinking the water. Plastic typically takes 450-1000 YEARS to decompose. Yes, the plastic you’re buy will outlive you and thats NOT a good thing. Thats just on land, in the water its even worse as there are animals fighting for their lives because of OUR pollution.
So here are three EASY steps for you to take. First one is eliminating, and the last two are replacing.
Don’t buy ziplock bags – Now I get it. I am right there with those of you who love organization and ziplock bags provide just that. However the amount of waste they produce is kinda outta hand. So now instead of using ziplock bags I either (1) Cut and prep produce and put in mason jars (2) Use pyrex glass containers for leftovers
Switch to a bamboo toothbrush– Switch from plastic toothbrushes to bamboo toothbrushes. Plastics laced with chemicals are absorbed into our bodies and well I’m going to let you do the math. That is NOT what we want.
3. Bring your own reusable bags when you go shopping. Being originally from WA state its a way of life there. You have your reusable bags in the car. Its just how you do life. When I moved to KC I honestly forgot all about it. Now though I am taking steps to help eliminate plastic. A lot of stores have their own reusable bags you can purchase. Trader Joes has some awesome ones. Another way to reduce plastic bags is to bring your own reusable produce bags like THESE to put your produce in. This is perfect if you’re grabbing produce from your garden, farmers market or want to keep your produce in bags in fridge.
You all know I love to get the most for my money and hate clutter so I thought I would share some of my favorite finds for stocking stuffers and gifts for toddlers. All of these are under $10 too!! Share this list with your family and parents!
A lot of these gift ideas are focused on keeping toddler busy during cold winter months. My little guy loves art like his mama and papa so we have most of these. I will be getting the no spill paint cups for sure this year with all the painting that is bound to happen.
Socks and toothbrushes in stockings is a thing y’all and here are the two best ones for your toddlers.
Bring on ALLLLLL the artsy fartsy things. These no spill paint cups are in my shopping cart because how have I never thought about this? This is going to make painting time way easier!!! And they come with paintbrushes. Double win.
These paints are probably the art activity Isaac pulls out the most and asks to do. These little containers are perfect and have already lasted us quite awhile. Pretty sure I am going to need to stock up though for impending cold coming our way.
Every year I stock up on these when they have their early black friday prices for the following year. I usually get at least five of them to keep us held over for the year. Isaac has almost completely outgrown the pajamas I bought last year for him so I just bought some for now and for the next year. These are super easy to roll up, but a bow on and put in stocking. What kid doesn’t love new pajamas??
I don’t think I even need to explain why playdoh is one of the greatest inventions ever do I? Didn’t think so.
6] Melissa + doug on the go REUSABLE water painting (Vehicles + Animals) $ 9.27
These are game changers. If you don’t wanna deal with any of the painting mess this is perfect for in the car, waiting for siblings at practice, or just quiet at home activity. One of my best friends sent me a video of her daughter quietly using one and I knew I needed one…or two. Fortunately this one comes with two.
Not all monthly subscription plans are the same. I currently am subscribed to three monthly plans and this is one of my favorites simply because of how much flexibility there is. I mean, try before you buy? AND without any pressure to purchase?? Yes please. Sign me up.
So with Rocksbox my goal is to swap out my jewelry every week. Why so often? Well the bargain shopper in me is like WHY NOT? The second reason is this keeps me actually wearing jewelry because I have three new pieces every week to try. Full disclosure life happened and this last box I have had for two weeks but am sending it out today 🙂
Here is what was in this months box:
Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription plan. You pay $21/month to have three items shipped to you. You make a “wish list” of thirty items and favorite your top ten and the stylist selects from those. You can keep your box of items as long as you want, or you can ship it back within a couple days. A return label is enclosed so you just pop it back in original mailer and drop it off at post office. The $21 you pay a month is also credit that does not roll over each month. So if there is a jewelry piece that you love you can purchase it and your $21 goes towards purchase price.
Sign up for rocksbox HERE to get your first month FREE!! (code: KYMBERLYBFF13)
And yep, you can cancel at any point!
This post is sponsored by Rocksbox. All opinions are my own.
I cannot rave about visiting Jackson Hole enough. We stayed in an Airbnb while we stayed in the Grand Tetons area and I highly suggest doing this. While its a good two hour drive to Yellowstone honestly where you wanna be is Jackson Hole/Grand Tetons area. When researching where to go in Jackson Hole and Grand Tetons I came across the Big Red Tram. I knew we had to go for a ride, and thennnnnn when I saw that waffles could be involved I knew it was a done deal. If you know me you know that for my birthday I ask for belgian waffles not a cake. So to say this was a match made in heaven would be a completely true statement.
Jackson Hole Aerial Tram: The aerial tram which is nick named Big Red was such a fun experience. Big Red is not like any other tram. This bad boy is HUGE. It can fit well over 50 people inside. Isaac was the youngest one on the tram and I think its safe to say everyone had the childlike awe that he did. In just 12 minutes, the Aerial Tram glides skyward 4,139 vertical feet. While going up we looked for animals. The view though was just spectacular. Fall was starting to hit the mountain and the trees were just stunning. Then when you get to the top this adorable little ‘cabin’ awaits you.
Corbets Cabin serves hot fresh waffles with nutella, bacon, brown sugar, whipped cream, strawberries. All the good things that make waffles irresistible. Confession time, this was the first time I have ever had nutella. I can hear you all gasping. I know, I know. What took me so long? But hey at least my first time trying it was on top of a mountain. I mean I don’t think you can beat that. And yes, Isaac and I are officially in love with Nutella.
This post was sponsored by Jackson Hole Tourism. All thoughts, and ideas are my own.
Layering is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change up an outfit. I got this ingrid + Isabel maternity dress (YEP, you heard that right. I am wearing a maternity dress 2.5 years later) when I was pregnant and it was too soft and comfy to get rid of. So here are three ways I wear it. To get this dress purchase here: Long Sleeve Maternity Dress / I also have this dress with 3/4 sleeves and stripes and its just as amazing for those who love stripes.
First way: All by itself.
Second: Add denim jacket
Third way to style dress: Add sweatshirt and denim jacket
This gray sweatshirt is one of the most asked about and it is FINALLY back in stock. It’s a mens and its one of my favorite things to wear. I probably wear it three times a week. No joke. Get yours HERE.
Flu season will be here before we know. My little guy is going to daycare for the first time and I am trying to up everything we do so we both don’t get sick.
If you follow me on instagram you know I am obsessed with pb protein balls. Well I decided to play around with recipe and add some flavor and immune boosting to it by adding my young living vitality oils. Yep, you heard me correct. You can ingest oils. But not all oils. Young living makes oils specifically for this. So please do not go to walmart and buy oils and put them into your food. I decided to also add cinnamon bark and nutmeg to give them a fall taste. Oils are very potent so just make sure you are paying attention and don’t accidentally add more drops.
So how are they immune boosting? I add thieves oil to these balls. Thieves is known to boost immune systems in adults and children. It can help aid in sore throats, gums, ease head tension, and respiratory support.
While you’re at it put some thieves in the diffuser for a double punch.
I had a very cute “helper” while taking pictures 😉
Immune Boosting Protein Balls
1 c oats
1/2 c Peanut Butter
1/3 c honey
2 TB Chia Seeds
Coconut Flakes [Optional]
1-2 TB Sunflower Seeds
2 TB Dried Cranberries
1 drop of Young Living Thieves oil
Optional: Add oils for more flavor: Nutmeg + Cinnamon Bark [ONLY USE ONE DROP OF EACH]
I suggestion trying balls after one drop of thieves to see what you like.
Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Use spoon to scoop mixture out and roll into balls. Refrigerate and then eat!
Want to get some thieves oil? Email me at: email@example.com and I can add some to my order for you!
Waiting for something does not mean you are in lack. It actually means you’re being prepared to contain the more.
I use to think waiting meant something was being withheld from me. That I was missing out on something. A friend told me a year ago we will always be in some state of wanting as there’s always something else that we will desire in seasons of life (marriage, babies, jobs, houses…) I use to hate that until I realized we wait because there is MORE for us. Because we are able to HOPE and DREAM for something we don’t currently see.
Waiting is not a curse, and it’s certainly not punishment. Yes the ache can and will come but set your eyes on the fact that your hope for the more is enabling MORE to be a reality. Your imagination creates the idea of more, and your lifestyle/choices creates space for you to hold the more.
Take a listen to this weeks episode on waiting. I would love to hear all your questions you have regarding waiting + singleness.