mommy to be

Must try products!

I love discovering new products and brands. Self-care and loving yourself starts with our positive thoughts and establishing a daily routine that makes us feel our best. When I found out I was pregnant I immediately took inventory of all the products I was using and researched the best products to use for mommies to be.

I came across Noodle & Boo, a luxury skincare line for mothers, babies and children. All products are toxin-free, biodegradable and never tested on animals. I must admit, the packing is what caught my eye in the store, and it's 100% recyclable. The first product I tried was the perfecting creme, because all mothers to be are worried about stretch marks. It's an ultra rich coca butter and avocado oil that leaves your skin delightfully soft and smooth. It's nothing short of perfect!

As my little baby started to grow, so did my baby bump and itchy belly. I used the elasticity oil and within a couple of minutes after massaging it onto my belly my itchiness was eliminated. A dream come true! If you've been there, you know exactly what I mean.

After having two wonderful experiences with these products I was anxious to try more! The lovely body lotion is like pure silk on your skin. Lovely is the perfect word to describe it. It's a nourishing milk protein, almond oil and clover honey formula that is light and silky on the skin. Some lotions leave a greasy remnant on the skin that you quickly want to wash off, but the lovely body lotion is soothing and leaves your skin as soft as silk! This is a must to try!

After reading this, I'm sure you're wondering "where can I buy it?" All products are available online and at these fine retailers. 

"Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself!"

The Art of the Mason Jar

Convenience plays a large role in my daily routine. I joke sometimes that my purse is a suitcase, because it is large and in charge! I just like to feel prepared. Every morning I "get ready for the day." This means regardless of the day, rain or shine, plans or no plans, I always make an effort to get myself together, because it makes me feel good. Do something everyday that makes you feel good. Maybe it's an early morning spin class or a meditation yoga class. By starting your day off right, you're setting the tone for your day, and I promise you, it will be a good day if you make it a good day! 

Being prepared makes all the difference when it comes to healthy food choices. Between our busy daily routines and juggling X, Y and Z throughout the day, sometimes running to the nearest fast casual restaurant or deli to pick up a bite to eat is easier and more convenient than prepping ahead. Being prepared with sometime to eat before you become starving and want to eat everything in sight makes all the difference to your health and nutrition. 

I've found that using mason jars to prep food ahead and organize for a couple of days makes a really easy "grab and go" in your own home. Not to mention, people will comment because it actually looks pretty cool too! 

If your mornings are busy prep a greek yogurt berry bowl in a mason jar and take it to go. For lunch or a snack, layer power veggies in a mason jar with a little dressing on the side. Simple Easy and nutritious!

#1. Morning Glory Bowl

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup 0% Greek Yogurt

1/4 cup all natural (gluten-free optional) granola

1 teaspoon pure honey

Directions - Layer ingredients in a mason jar, drizzle honey on top and enjoy. 

#2. You're a Peach

1 small peach diced

1/2 cup 0% Greek Yogurt

1/4 cup pistachios

1 teaspoon all natural honey

Directions - Layer all ingredients in mason jar and enjoy. 


Veggie Jars

Create your bowl 1/4 cup each.




Black Beans

Kidney Beans



Lima Beans






2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Directions - Layer selected veggies in a mason jar and mix in dressing when you're ready to eat and enjoy!


"Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself"