Safe beauty and personal care products from Beautycounter

Did you know that your body could absorb up to 60% of anything you put on it, meaning that thing things you use on your body like lotion, face cream, make-up are all being absorbed by YOUR body.  That means that what you put ON your body is almost as important as what you put IN your body. I have been hunting for safe beauty products since 2013, and have had a lot of trouble finding a company that has a quality product that is accessible.   I started this journey a few years after I had … [Read more...]

Natural Care Products, Cleaning Supplies, and More

You've probably noticed the trend in my posts here on and Facebook the past year and a half or so, and how I've been trending towards cleaning up my personal care products and cleaning products.  Once I had my food cleaned up and under control, I guess it makes sense that I started to look at other areas of my life that I could improve.  Knowing how dramatic a difference changing to clean eating made for my life, energy, health, and athletic performance - if you can clean up other areas of … [Read more...]

Almost to the finish line

I did promise that I wouldn't turn my blog into a pregnancy journal, but I'm less than 10 days away from my due date and wanted to share an update on how things are going, especially since I may be taking a short blogging hiatus soon. I've learned and experienced a lot the past 9 months, and have an amazing respect for Mom's - I'm really impressed with the community as well, I've never felt so loved, welcomed, and supported in any new endeavor as much as I have through this process.  Thank … [Read more...]

My 2014 Crossfit Open Recap – 8 months pregnant

This year I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to do the Crossfit Open.  The Open workouts give you the opportunity to compare yourself to the rest of the world, qualify to go to regionals if you're at that level, or help your gym qualify a team.  I've been able to qualify to go to Regionals with my gym's affiliate team two times in the past 4 years, which has been an amazing experience.  This year I was not expecting to be competitive, as the first workout was starting when I would be 30 … [Read more...]

What to expect when you’re expecting, Paleo edition

I've been a little MIA and not blogging as much because I've been a bit preoccupied - as many of you already know now, since you know and have seen me - I'm expecting!  Those that don't know me personally may have already picked up the vibe based on some of the content of the things I've been posting and the places that I've been sharing - which have been more increasingly Mom-related sites! So now that the cat is out of the bag, I'm not going to turn my blog into a pregnancy journal - but … [Read more...]