Big life changes over here. After a lot of thought and careful consideration, Frank and I decided that at this time it is best for our family if I stay home with Livy. I am so excited to be there for her but, it was definitely hard to say goodbye at work. In other news, we're still getting settled here at the new house, we took an amazing trip to Spain, Livy had her first real fever and illness, we spent some time in the ER with Frank (just your typical ax to the forehead situation- we're all good now though) and life has been busy, busy, busy.
I also have two new ventures in the works! I've mentioned a little bit about how I've been slowly switching over to clean beauty products. It started years ago when I heard a very scary radio segment about all the nasties in our beauty products. To give you a tiny example, the European Union has banned over 1,300 ingredients from beauty products... the United States? 11. Yikes! When I was pregnant I went into a semi-hysteria over not putting anything "toxic" on or in my body (minus a few episodes with kraft macaroni and cheese). I'm not perfect, but I feel like when you know better, you do better and now that I know all the scary things that are in beauty products I cannot turn back.
That being said, it is HARD to find great, clean beauty products that actually work. I'd heard wonderful things about the Beautycounter line and the more I researched, the more I was intrigued... so much so, that I've joined the Beautycounter team as a consultant!! I've been using their "Countertime" anti-aging line for a week now and I can already see significant improvement. It is the first time I really feel like "clean" beauty products are really working! I've been battling melasma for a few years and the most common treatments can't be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. This is the first time in years that I feel like I am finally seeing some improvement! Phew!
This is a great video that explains the company. Do yourself a favor give it a quick watch.
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And of course, you're welcome to peruse the line at Beautycounter.com
I've been seriously impressed.
I've also been dabbling in a sewing and monograming more!
My amazingly skilled friend, Quinn, has been fixing up a little website for me.
She us uber talented and if you need any website work, you've got to check her out!
I'm especially excited about the little "Game day Gear" items.
Baby onesie game day shirts and bloomers? Too fun.
We're still tweaking a few things, but feel free to check it out.
Phew. TGIF, friends!