28034062_10210451119705412_849783530_oWho else love’s Valentine’s Day?! A holiday all about love and spreading love to one another, is one worth celebrating! Plus, we love giving Valentine’s baking treats, and all the crafts involved. Rosalie was home from school yesterday, because she caught a little bug over the weekend, but thankfully it didn’t even last an entire 24 hours! So grateful for the awesome support we get from these oils, ickies don’t hang around for very long at our house. She worked on her Valentines for school, and some for a local nursing home. She wanted to make some of them smell like her favorite oils (orange, lemon and Jasmine) so we placed them in a ziplock bag with s few drops of oils on a paper towel, and you guys would be amazed at how powerful just a few drops are! Like her mom, she wants to share oils with everyone! So, if you’d like to get started, use this link to get your kit, and you’ll receive a free orange essential oil from Rosalie and I (through 2/17/18!) The perfect Valentine’s Gift for your family!




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Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub


27484757_10210346977301917_2143643648_oI love this sugar scrub, because it supports healthy, glowing skin & lets talk about how amazing it smell! Actually, I considered eating it while making it, and guess what, that would have been totally fine! How amazing & safe is that?!

If you’d like to sign up, I would love to gift you a grapefruit oil, because let’s face it, everyone needs grapefruit in their life! Sign up here!

Grapefruit Mint Scrub

1/2 cup of coconut oil (firm)

1/2 cup sugar

zest of 1 grapefruit

25 drops grapefruit essential oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil

1/4 teaspoon of beet juice (for color, optional)

Mix firm coconut oil and sugar in a stand mixer until it forms a think paste. Add zest, essential oils, & beet juice. Mix on low speed until well blended. Turn to medium speed until mixture is fluffy. Store in air tight glass jar in refrigerator.



Whole 30 Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

For all of you Whole 30-ers, or anyone looking for a healthy energizing snack, I thought I would share this recipe with you. I realize while on the whole 30 you aren’t suppose to give in to sweets, dessert like foods, or snacks….but when I do whole 30, my main goal is just to stay within the guidelines of no refined sugar, dairy, gluten and soy. I love these for breakfast with my coffee, or with my afternoon tea. Using the cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove essential oils make a huge difference in my opinion!

whole 30 pumpkin spice energy bites

1 cup of mission figs or dates

1/2 cup pecans

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

2 tsp unsweetened almond milk

2 drops of cinnamon vitality essential oil

2 drops nutmeg vitality essential oil

2 drops of clove vitality essential oil

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender, until forms a paste (may need another tsp of almond milk) Roll into balls and line on parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in fridge until set. Enjoy!

Ezra James





You guys, our sweet baby Ezra is a week old today (on my Birthday!!!) and we are just so happy he is here with us!

His birth was fairly easy and pretty fast (comparing to R and L!) My water broke around 3:30 AM October 4th and he was born at 1:55pm. I wasn’t in labor the entire time, and my contractions actually never even started on their own, unfortunately. We are so happy he’s healthy and everything went well, and that he’s home in our arms! This video already brings me to tears, and I know we will cherish it, like all the others, for years to come!

35 Weeks Pregnancy Update


I hit 35 weeks tomorrow, and honestly I feel like the time is creeping by at this point. Both Rosalie and Llewyn were early (37 weeks and 38 weeks) so maybe this time too… For the most part we are ready, we have diapers and wipes… that’s the important stuff! I feel so relaxed this time around and I don’t want to say “unprepared” but being the third time, I just know things will fall in to place, and we’ll get there.. so, no stress and no worries here!

Rosalie is getting excited, and completely knows what’s going on this time! It’s hard for her to grasp the time line of how soon the baby will be here, but like she said to me the other day while looking at my bare belly “mom, your baby is getting so big, it can’t fit much longer!’ She knows its soon! I also took her to an ultra sound appointment a few weeks ago, where she asked the tech is she could change it for a baby sister…. oh man…

Llewyn, well…when we ask him about the baby, he points to my belly and kisses it. He loves babies… but has no idea that he’s going to have one very soon! He’s being promoted to the big boy in the house, but I’m not so sure he’s ready. We’re working on it.

David is just so amazed by the acrobatics being performed in my belly. He’s always like, “wow, doesn’t that hurt?!” I mean, its not comfortable. He’s the best. Thankfully, his busiest time of year is right now, so by the time baby comes, things won’t be as hectic at work.. maybe……


My sister took a few photos for me (we’re trying to get a family session together soon, but its hard with David’s busy schedule!!) and I feel like I look so much smaller ( in these photos) than I actually am and feel! Maybe that’s why I love this Pink Blush dress so much. So comfortable, flattering, and that print… cannot go wrong with floral!! You can shop this dress here

or head over to their website here where you can find so many other beautiful maxi dresses!




Two Favorite Pink Blush Dresses


I’ve been collaborating with Pink Blush over the past few months, and it has been so fun! I’ve found so many awesome pieces that I love ( that I’ll probably continue to wear even after I give birth!) They recently sent me a few dresses, that I’ve worn over the past couple weeks, and thought I would share, because who doesn’t love a good dress you can dress up, or down..?!




Black is probably one of my favorite “colors” to wear, especially while pregnant, because it’s so forgiving!  I dressed this dress (which is on sale right now ) up a bit, and wore it out to a special birthday dinner, for our Rosalie! I also, gave it a more casual look with a cap, adidas, and a little jean jacket (would be really cute for fall..too hot right now!)





Another perfect summer or fall dress that I received, and reach for weekly now, is this dress from Pink Blush. It’s beyond comfortable, and I love how versatile it is.





I also added a moto jacket to it, and loved this look!






Pink Blush  is offering 25% off all dresses through 8/19 with code loveatfirstdress