Sunday, July 16, 2017

Legacy Learning Academy & a discount code for you!

We recently were granted the opportunity to try out and represent Legacy Learning Academy. I was so SO excited to be able to rep this company. Being a homeschool family, I love anything that teaches.

You can view their catalog here. She has learning tools and toys from ages 0-6+ Education toys, pre K curriculum (which I have my eye on) We're not quite ready for that yet but we will be within the next year. Such good stuff!

 I purchased her new Mickey & Friends kit for Maverick because we are Disney lovers and it has some great resources in it! You can check out the kit here.

We sat down today to explore it and play! Here's a few pics

Discount code: LLAfriends to save 15% off at checkout! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

June Favorites

June was a crazy busy month for us. Dance Concert for  the girls, vacation and so many new shops to rep. Makes me so excited! So here are a few pics from our crazy busy month with some favorite brand shout outs! 👊🏻 37a4817dee7c75b9c1dd32239d899d15c0f750f0a9cdbf384d

Tee by Future Idealist, one of our favorite companies. So much goodness in her shirts. 

Check out her IG here

Bow tie by Mini Swag Textiles, BEAUTIFUL stuff she has! 

Check out her IG here

Tee by Little Warriors Apparel
Their IG is here

Tee by Banky Girl Creations hat American Eagle

Banky Girl's IG is here

Tee by The Little Owl Nest co

Their IG is here

Tee by Buzz Shack 

Their IG is here

Tee by Covered Hands 

Their IG is here

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Little Pack Company

I was recently contacted by a small shop momma on Instagram to collab with her on one of her adorable backpacks. Of course I said yes! They are handmade and simply gorgeous! And I knew Maverick would love to have a pack for his own!

You can find her in Instagram here and shop away!!!!

I chose the beat print, because, well it's adorable!

Monday, July 3, 2017

A New Health Journey

Stay with me, this may be long, but hopefully you'll stay with me until the end and follow along as we start this new health journey.
I have struggled my whole life with my weight. It started when I was nine, my parents divorced and everyone, in an attempt to make me feel better, well they fed me. Soon I started turning to food for comfort. I still do. It's not as bad as it used to be, I at least am aware of it, but now I think I have some other issues.
After having Maverick this weight is not moving. It seems like I can eat nothing and exercise six days a week and still it hangs on.
While on vacation this week in Dauphin Island I told myself that I was going to eat what I wanted and not worry about it. About day three I was miserable. I feel full all of the time and just uncomfortable.  That wa debouching to push me to do something more about it. No.more. I know what I need to do but I'm in love with carbs. I crave them like a fat kid craves cake, well I'm the fat kid craving cake and pasta and bread.

About 19 years ago (showing my age now) I started doing the Sugar Buster's eating plan. Basically you eat fast carbs, things like veggies and some fruit, lots of protein and some fat, also absolutely no sugar. Anything you eat can have no more than 5 grams of sugar preserving. I lost around 30 lbs on that. Then we had a huge life change, moved, I got pregnant and well that all stopped.

So, I know that eating good carbs and more protein and some amount of fat is what I need to do.
Enter the Keto diet plan which is almost the same except you eat much more fat. From just the little I've read your daily macros are carbs at 10% protein at 15% and fat at 65% or that's what mine will be at. The theory is that your body will use those fat reserves and you'll burn that fat. In theory, starting out it sounds easy, I can have bacon and eggs, real butter and cream?! Fresh veggies and some fruit but no bread or pasta.
So this is the plan we will be following starting Monday. We have a Disney vacation coming up in September and I would love to be in a better place in my health and feeling better about myself by then. Right now I don't want to be in any photos unless I am strategically posed. 🙄

I hope you'll follow along with me! I'm thinking this will keep me accountable. Fingers crossed! 🤞🏻

You can read more about the Keto diet here here and you can follow me on Pinterest where I'll be pinning lots of Keto and low carb recipes.
Happy 4th!