A few of my favorite things* that make life a little better and/or easier! Kiddos Tovla & Co Kids Kitchen Knives I Am books by Susan Verde In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek Bumkins Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags Galam Kids Yoga Mat Wellness Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oils (my favorite scents are […]

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I'm Lauren

Your Holistic Nutritionist and a mom to 3 girls. I love quiet mornings, homemade chocolate chip cookies, colorful meals & helping moms find joy in healthy eating. Thank you for stopping by!


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A few of my favorite things* that make life a little better and/or easier!



Kitchen Goodies

Books: Health & Wellness

Workout Gear

Tone It Up Booty Bands: I love working out with these resistance bands because I immediately feel my muscles working. I can definitely feel the burn when I use these.

Open-back Racerback Tank: This is an Amazon find that is one of my favorite workout tanks, and it’s under $16. It comes in a bunch of colors and shows off your cute sports bra in the back.

CRZ Yoga Leggings: These are super soft, flattering and come in a ton of colors. Plus, the price is great for $24. One of my favorite fitness bloggers said these are the best Lululemon leggings dupes for the price.

Just for fun


The Lazy Genius (Simple everyday advice)

Coffee & Crumbs (Mom conversations)

The Purpose Show (Simple everyday advice)

Plus, a few other favorite things I’ve shared in posts. 🙂

*I choose not to put ads on my blog, but do include affiliate links to products I genuinely love. With affiliate links, I earn a small commission on any order placed through the affiliate links on my blog, like Amazon. I promise to only share items my family and I use and love. Thank you for your support and reading! ♥ Lauren

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