I have still been at home recovering, so one of my favorite things to do with Lila is picnic in the front yard. She loves it because she loves to be outside and I love it because I feel like we are doing something without having to leave home. She gets so excited for our picnics and will choose random things that she wants to bring outside. I always let her fill a basket with fruit from the fridge because what’s the harm in that, right? She will usually eat the apple out of all the fruit she brings out because cantaloupe, mango, and orange all require preparation. My favorite guilt free afternoon snack that makes it to our picnic has to be Harvest Snaps.
If you haven’t tried Harvest Snaps you are seriously missing out. Harvest Snaps are made from real, all-natural peas. They have tons of protein and low fat and sodium. I have been eating them for years and my favorite part is that I have no guilt about snacking on them. Lila and my husband love them almost as much as me, so I always have a snack bag full of them in my diaper bag. They are perfect to take on the go and easy to eat in the car for long drives.
There are also eight different flavors, each better than the last. So you can still switch things up with a new flavor here and there. My favorite flavor is the light salted, because I think they are perfect. I’ll switch things up with tomato basil or mango chile lime. They are also gluten free and dairy free, so that’s a win!
I hope everyone had a great long weekend with family. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy snack for at home or on the go, you can find Harvest Snaps near the produce section almost anywhere. Happy Snacking!
*Thank you to Harvest Snaps for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Mother’s Day will be here in a few short days. I love Mother’s Day because I have so many wonderful childhood memories of me and my siblings coming together to make the day special for our mom. We would start the day by going to church together in the morning, then taking her out to lunch, and then giving her the special gifts we had picked out for her. I loved making my mom feel special and also loved the quality family time we had together.
Since becoming a mother, I have appreciated my own mother in ways I never did before. All the great times, and all the not so great times. I know my mom was just doing her best and I appreciate her more than ever. So this Mother’s Day I wanted to spoil her with a piece of jewelry that she totally deserves from Kay Jewelers. My mother is strong, brave, and loves fiercely. I wanted the piece of jewelry I picked out for her to match those qualities of hers.
I remember when I was a little girl I would go through my mom’s jewelry box and make her tell me the story of how she got each piece. Most of her jewelry was from my dad when he returned home from traveling. I loved being in her room and looking at all of her beautiful jewelry, and looking back this is such a sweet memory of mine. Simple moments of her telling me the story that went along with every necklace, bracelet, or earring she owned. Jewelry is so timeless, and I hope that one day I get to share one of these sweet moments with my daughter.
I think no matter what mom is to you, Kay Jewelers has an option to make this a Mother’s Day she will never forget with a huge selection and something for every budget. Here are just a few options from Kay that would make any moms day:
*Thank you to Kay Jewelers for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner I’m sharing with you some of my favorite, unique gift ideas. I even have some exclusive coupon codes for you so scroll to the bottom of the page if you just can’t wait.
Shopping for Mother’s Day gifts has always a been a fun tradition for me and my siblings to do together, but since becoming a mom it has been even more fun because I know I’ll be getting something the morning of too. By the way, mark your calendars, because May 14th is Mother’s Day! That’s right it’s less than two weeks away so without further ado let’s get shopping!!
Vichy: This is new product I recently discovered and it because an instant must have item for me. MINÉRAL 89 is a new generation of moisturizer, that combines 15 Mineral Rich Water with Hyaluronic Acid to fortify skin and make it more resistant to visible aging caused by environmental factors. Can I hear a heck yes?! This is like magic in a bottle and everything I’ve been looking for. My skin instants feels a boost of hydration and I’m left with more vibrant, healthy looking skin. Who is else is chasing the ‘glow’? I switched out my regular moisturizer for MINÉRAL 89 and I apply 2 drops spending with outward movements from the middle of my face, without applying too much pressure. This is my new favorite face moisturizer.
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Sabon – Butter Hand Cream: You really can’t go wrong giving your mom a hand cream. Sabon’s signature Butter Hand Cream is perfect for any mom because it is super nourishing and will also soothe, protect, and heal busy hands. The consistency is think and creamy and soaks into your skin for a silky soft touch. If that isn’t enough reason to be excited about this one then let me paint a picture of the fresh, sweet scent of almond and the gentle notes of vanilla. Ahhhh. Reminds me of a warm and cozy memory with mom. Sabon is enriched with shea butter for healing and intense hydration. In case you didn’t know shea butter is amazing! It is known to reduce inflammation and heal many skin conditions. If I am looking through ingredients for a hand cream, she butter is the first thing I look for. The size o the bottle is perfect for a nightstand table or as a travel size item or on the go.
23andMe: This one was a no brainer to tell you about since both of my parents just broke down their DNA with this ancestry kit. We don’t know most of my mom’s family and it was super useful information to learn about my family background. Some cool things you get to learn are: your ancestral origins, see where your ancestors lived 500+ years ago, and see how each of your biological parents contributed to your ancestry composition. Cool, right? And a totally unique and awesome gift! It’s really easy to do too all you have to do is provide a saliva sample from home and mail it in (prepaid postage included.) Easy peasy lemon squeezey.
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A Jaffe: This last gift idea has a very special place in my heart. This custom map necklace marks with a diamond the exact location of a very special memory, the place of Lila’s birth. On the back of the necklace I have her name engraved and one day when she is older I plan on passing it down to her. I have so many wonderful memories in this city and I love having this piece around my neck. All of A Jaffe’s sterling silver custom maps include a small diamond that mark the exact location of a special memory, and a custom message is also engraved on the reverse side. You can choose any location in the world, and mark an exact spot with a diamond. This is the perfect Mother’s Day jewelry gift because it is something personalized, unique, and unforgettable.
Exclusive offer! Buy one. Gift one. Buy a Sterling Silver Round Pendant with a Diamond and get a second one free. Code: MD53MAP – Add both pendants to the shopping cart and then apply the promo code and receive the discount. Chain and back engravings are not included. Multiple offers do not apply. This exclusive offer is valid until 5/24/2017.
On Monday morning Lila and I attended a super fun breakfast for LA Bloggers at the Springs in Downtown LA. After the breakfast we got to spend a whole hour getting meet and mingle with our favorite brands. It was such a fun morning and Lila loved all the pink donuts, glitter tattoos, and fun crafts. I’ve rounded up my top favorite shops and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Thanks for reading!
*Photos via Babycinno Kids