Friday, October 31, 2014

5 Rules of Regifting This Holiday


Have you ever regifted a present that someone else gave to you for another occasion? Ok. I am guilty. I totally have. I believe we have all gotten that one gift that made us cringe and, unfortunately, we were unable to return the damn thing. So, regifting became an option. But don't worry-it does not mean that you are a cheap ass. Think of it as being resourceful!

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Here are 5 rules that you should always follow when it comes to regifting for the holidays:

1. The item must be unopened and practically new. Don't even think about regifting an old or used item or you will definitely look like a cheap ass.  If you are giving away a gift that you have received, for free, please make sure it is new!

2. Be sure that the person who's gift that you are regifting does not know the person who you are regifting to. This would definitely be just like the Seinfield episode. You know, the one where Jerry gets Super Bowl tickets, but cant use them because of obligations to attend a friend's wedding. He then gives them to Tim Whatley and gets a label maker in return. Elaine is convinced that the label maker is the exact same one that she gave him a week before. Jerry then accuses Whatley of "re-gifting" the label maker. And that is where the term "regifting" pretty much started. If you are going to regift something, then please make sure the two people do not know each other-or better yet, will never ever meet.

3. Don't regift meaningful or homemade items. If Aunt Betty made it for you, don't regift it. Sure, the sweater she knitted might be ugly as hell, but just save it for your next tacky sweater party and just make the best of it. And don't forget to send her pictures! It will make her day.

4. Take the time to rewrap it. If you aren't going to spend any money on buying a gift, then you can at least dazzle it up and make it look even more appealing than it actually may be. Take a big bow and some holographic gift wrapping paper and go to town!

5. Do not forget the name tag! You wouldn't believe how many people forget the name tag... or give the gift away in the same bag that was given to you-with your name on it. Buy a damn label.

Have YOU ever regifted?
What did you regift?

Dear Mama Who Dropped Her Baby

Ill never forget it. 

A couple of months ago, I was sitting on the bed with my son as we had recently celebrated the milestone of sitting up. I leaned over the side of the bed to check a Facebook notification that had popped up. 

As soon as I looked up from my phone-in slow motion, might I add-I saw my beautiful little son fall backwards, over the edge of the bed.

Gasp. My heart sank. Worry set in. 

"Is he ok? Is he hurt? Omg, what the hell was I thinking? That stupid notification could have waited!"

There was silence for a second, followed by a loud, bellowing cry. Not the same cry that he makes when he is hungry or when he wants to be held. This cry was terrifying and painful.

I started crying as I watched my baby cry. Then he stopped and looked at me with a big smile, but tears were still flowing down my eyes. I promise, I must have felt like the worst parent alive. I felt so selfish that I did not touch my phone for the rest of the evening, except to call my husband to cry ferociously about what had happened.

I monitored him for any changes and he was just perfectly fine. Praise the Lord. I cannot even tell you the things that ran through my head as soon as I heard the "thud" of my poor baby hitting the floor.

I am so happy that my son was not hurt. As moms, we always hear that our babies will roll off the bed or couch at least one time in our entire motherhoods. But you also hear the occasional horror story of a child who fell just the wrong way that caused an injury or, even worse, death.

Dear mama who dropped her baby: it's okay
Give yourself a break. 
You are not a bad mom.
You are not a failure.
You are doing your very best that you can.
Mistakes happen.
Forgive yourself.
Learn and move on.

It is a blessing that God chose to make babies so resilient and malleable. 
Because this happens all the time-to anyone.

Keep on keeping on, mama. 
And remember: you are a good mom.

Our Newest Sleep MUST HAVE!

My son sleeps like a champ... but that has not always been the case.

At 3 months of age, the Baby Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit started saving our LIVES. My son slept in it every single night and it startled his infant reflexes. 

Now, that he has outgrown this magical suit, we were trying to figure out what we were going to do to help make the transition, from being snuggled into this suit to just using a blanket, easier.

Well, thanks to my dear blogger friend Ruthie Hart, I have found the perfect and safe solution for all of you mamas out there with babies who just love to be snuggled up!

I want to introduce you ladies to my new MUST have when it comes to my son's sleeping. I had the chance to test out a very smart product called the Gunapod wearable blanket-yup, you guessed it! It is a blanket that your baby wears to sleep in.

Solid Plush Gunapod wearable blanket
We were given the Charcoal grey blanket with the plush material to test. This blanket comes in two other fabrics to choose from: Bamboo/Cotton (this material is lighter and perfect for spring or summer nights) and the Cotton Print (if you are wanting a cutesy design). 

The ulrtasoft plush wearable blanket is perfect for the upcoming cold winter months ahead so we were happy to receive it!

Here is a little info regarding this awesome blanket:
  • It comes in 3 different sizes: Small (0-9 months), Medium (9-18 months), and Large (18-24 months)
  • Each and every Gunapod is individually made
  • Received exceeding standards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and has won a ton of different awards including the 2014 Family Choice Award and Best New Product Award
  • Features 4 all around zippers for easy diaper changing and temperature zone control.
  • Features shoulder snaps that allow complete front off for unique, trouble-free fit
  • Features a central zip and single snap to fasten the collar for comfort.

Here is a video below to help give you a better look into the Gunapod wearable blanket:

My son's first night in the Gunapod wearable blanket was a success! 

He slept like a rock and so did mommy & daddy. I think he actually woke up less than before while he slept in the Merlin's Sleep Suit. He was able to lay on his side (which I think he likes), while still feeling bundled up in a cozy little sack.

The bottom zipper made it super easy to change our son in the middle of the night-without waking him up even! I love the fact that his arms were not covered so I knew that my son was not getting too hot despite the warm, plush fabric. Basically, this is like a mini sleeping bag that allows your arms to be free! So your baby is still snug, but they can move if needed.

Overall, I am so ecstatic to have this product in our home! The owner, Joy, is.. well.. a JOY! She is the creator of this awesome blanket and she is so pleasant to talk to. If you have any questions, just email her at

Be sure to also follow them on their social media pages to keep up with sales and exciting new products:

Facebook page
Twitter page
Pinterest page
YouTube Channel

Disclaimer: I was given a Gunapod wearable blanket, to test at no cost. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

8 Easy Ways to Get to 10,000 Steps a Day


They say that 10,000 steps a day is what we should do, but how many of us actually make that goal? On average, a normal person walks about 5,500 steps per day-slightly more than half of what is recommended.

Studies conducted since then suggest that people who increased their walking to 10,000 steps daily experience health benefits. One study found that women who increased their step count to nearly 10,000 steps a day reduced their blood pressure after 24 weeks. Another study of overweight women found that walking 10,000 steps a day improved their glucose levels. Walking certainly does have its benefits, but in order to acheive them, you must walk enough.
To count your steps, you can purchase a pedometer or use your iPhone. I personally love the app called Argus-it is free!


Get your pedometer ready and let's go! 

Here are 7 easy ways to get to 10,000 steps a day:
  1. Use your breaks wisely. If you have a desk job, try taking a walk during your lunch break. If you are taking your 15 minute break, take a walk outside.
  2. Park further away. Park further away from your building instead of snagging the best or closest spot available.
  3. Utilize the stairs to your advantage. Skip the elevator and take the stairs, if available. For more of a workout, skip a step when you walk up.
  4. Take an early morning walk. Start your day with a power walk before or after breakfast. It will not only up your step count, but it will help you to clear your mind for the day ahead. Who doesn't love a breath of fresh air?
  5. Also, walk after dinner to help unwind for the evening. After dinner time, my family and I love taking walks. It helps us to get in that last bit of steps for the day and to help unwind for the evening.
  6. Go shopping. Shopping will burn up those steps without you even realizing it! Plus, it is fun. Head on over to the mall or to the grocery store and shop away.
  7. Do chores. Chores are another way of getting a workout in, without realizing it. Plus, amongst taking lots of steps, you will also find yourself squatting, bending, and so much more.
  8. Lastly, put some "umph" into it. Don't just walk, get into it. By making multiple movements, you will burn more calories while getting your steps in.

One DIY Trick to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes Fast

It is time to toss the cucumber slices and icky, cold spoons away-we have a new puffy eye remedy for you.

What is your favorite beverage to consume in the morning? Yup, you guessed it-COFFEE! Coffee not only wakes you up in the morning, but it also helps you to appear more awakened.

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The caffeine in your coffee is responsible for getting rid of not only the puffiness, but those dark circles beneath your eyes. Caffeine is used lots if cellulite and skin tightening creams as well as facials to get rid of wrinkles, redness, and inflammation. 

So, I decided to give it a try!

Here's what to do:
  1. Make your usual cup of coffee.
  2. Take the leftover coffee grounds and mix with a1/2 a tsp of coconut oil.
  3. Apply the grounds below your eyes, being careful not to get it into your actual eye. Yes, you might look like a linebacker during this step.             
  4. Drink your coffee and relax for the next 20 minutes. (it tinglesssss)
  5. Wash away in the shower.
Here are my results!


4 Tips to Making Macronutrients Easier

Diet plays a huge role in transforming your body into a finely tuned machine-actually it accounts for about 70% or more of your overall success. Macros, in general, are used to tweak your body and manipulate things the way you want it, but not everyone understands macros and why we keep up with them. We have made keeping up with your macronutrients a little simpler by using a cheat sheet and explaining body types to determine what your macro goals are.

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Your diet is the ultimate factor in whether or not you:
  • gain fat
  • lose fat
  • gain definition
  • lose definition
  • lose muscle mass
  • gain muscle mass
  • stay the same
1. Figure out your goals. Do you want to gain mass or bulk up? Do you want to acheive ultimate fatloss? Do you want to just maintain your physique?
When you figure out your primary goal, then you can move forward with the macronutrient ratio that bests suits your needs.
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2. Figure out your body type. According to,  "Each body type or combination of body types will have a different reaction to various macronutrient ratios. If you're not sure which type you are—or how to even begin thinking about your macros—here are the ISSA recommendations:

Ectomorph: If you're an ectomorph, you're naturally thin with skinny limbs and a high tolerance for carbohydrates. Usually, your metabolic rate is fast. A good starting macronutrient ratio for you would be something like 25% protein, 55% carbs and 20% fat.
Mesomorph: Mesomorphs are naturally muscular and athletic. They have a moderate carbohydrate tolerance and a moderate metabolic rate. Mesomorphs can usually start at a 30% protein, 40% carb, 30% fat macronutrient ratio.
Endomorph: If you're naturally broad and thick, you're probably an endomorph. Endomorphs have a low carbohydrate tolerance and a slow metabolic rate. If you're an endomorph, try a ratio of 35% protein, 25% carbs and 40% fat."
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3. Gender matters. According to, Women are more efficient at burning fat and less efficient at burning the glycogen stored in muscle. As such, they may be able to operate on lower carbohydrate intake than men.

Research suggests a variety of reasons that women have a greater reliance on fats for fuel during exercise, including:
  1. Estrogen enhances epinephrine production, the primary hormone that stimulates lipolysis (fatty acid breakdown).
  2. Estrogen promotes the release of human growth hormone (HGH), which inhibits the uptake of carbohydrates and increases the mobilization of fatty acids from adipose tissue.
  3. Women have increased blood flow to adipose tissue, which could assist in fatty acid mobilization.
  4. Women have higher levels of intramuscular triglycerides (IMTG), a fat-based source of fuel that spares muscle glycogen during moderate to high intensity exercise. This sparing of muscle glycogen may actually give women an endurance edge when performing at high intensities against men!
  5. According to one study, men appear to rely more on stored carbohydrate for fuel than women when doing the same exercise.
4. Know your macros. I have created a macronutrient cheat sheet printable to help make life a little bit easier when keeping up with your macros. It can be very confusing to sit there and figure out what's what-especially when you are new to the game. 

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Carbs: Should be included with your breakfast or before your workout.
Proteins: You should aim to include proteins in each and every meal. 
Fats: Eat in moderation or when carbs are not being consumed.
*The shaded areas are a combo between each macronutrient.

My Favorite Color Nails for the Fall!

Hi ladies! Who out there loves doing their nails? I do! I do!

BUT.... I kind of SUCK with using nail polish. Like, literally. I think my 8 month old son could apply nail polish a LOT better than I could.

So, I decided to give Jamberry Nails a go. After all, it does not involve a mess or hurt your nails so those were two big reasons enough for me to try them! Besides, they are so freaking cute. However, picking a favorite print can be really hard to do since all of the nail wraps are addicting!

For a typical Jamberry Nails pack you get all of the above included:
  • Jamberry Nail Shields (over a hundred of designs to choose from!)
  • Nail buffer
  • Nail file
  • Scissors
  • Nail Wipes
  • Cuticle Stick

***Please note: You WILL need a hair dryer to apply these!***

The heat activates the adhesive to make the nail wraps stick firmly to your nails. These wraps can last up to 2-3 weeks-just like a REAL manicure, but without spending all of that money.

Each sheet of nail wraps costs $15 and contains enough wraps for two applications to your hands (so you can get two manicures out of it!) and even two applications for your toes! Totally worth it.

Here is an up and close view of the wraps I had gotten the chance to try!

I had the chance to try the Mint Green Chevron nail wraps. For the record, I adore anything and everything CHEVRON patterned!

Sea Foam Teal and Coral Nails Feather Chevron Floral Outfit Emily Pearson - Jamberry Independent Nail Consultant

Interested in trying Jamberry Nails for yourself? 

Contact Candice Berman for a sample or to order!
Phone: 714-721-8466

Disclaimer: I was given Jamberry nail wraps to test, at no cost. All opinions are my own.

Why Jamberry Nails? Here's why  .

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Babyfeeding Workout

Little man woke up during my morning workout. So, I decided to improvise!

The Best Workouts for Your Body Type

Each one of us ladies have a specific body type. 

There are 4 different types to be exact:
  1. Pear
  2. Straight
  3. Curvy
  4. Atheletic
As we have our own different body types, certain things work for our bodies that may not help other body types. Also, there are specific areas to work on or to tone while working out-not to mention, certain exercises that can enhance our figures.

Here are the best workouts for your body type:

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To maximize your results, no matter your shape, add in the following cardio session in addition to the workout for your body type:
Body Type: Pear
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  • Petite up top, narrow shoulders
  • Smaller bust
  • Bigger around your hips, bottom or thighs
  • If you gain weight, fat gets stored around your lower half
Celebrity Examples:
  • Rihanna
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Shakira
  • Tyra Banks
  • Balance is the key, draw the eye and balancing what’s below.
  • Minimize hips and thighs and make sure top half flows through the bottom half.
  • Walking Lunges: 
    1. Step forward with first leg. Land on heel then forefoot.
    2. Lower body by flexing knee and hip of front leg until knee of rear leg is almost in contact with floor.
    3. Stand on forward leg with assistance of rear leg.
    4. Lunge forward with opposite leg.
    5. Repeat by alternating lunge with opposite legs.
  • Inner Thigh Lifts: 
    1. Lie on your left side, flat against the floor.Rest your head on your left upper arm.
    2. Bend your right (top) leg at the knee and cross over in front of left leg. Rest your right arm on your right hip.
    3. Keep your left leg straight. Using inner thigh muscle (adductor), lift left leg 6 inches off floor. Keep left toe in flexed position (not a pointed position). Exhale (breathe out) as you lift your leg.
    4. Using resistance with the inner thigh muscle (not gravity), slowly lower your leg. Inhale (breathe in) as you lower your leg.
    5. Repeat entire sequence on your right side, step 1-9 (working right adductor muscle).
  • Squat Jumps: 
    1. Squat down until your knees are bent about 90 degrees.
    2. Immediately swing your arms overhead and jump upward as high as you can.
    3. As you land, gently bend your knees and sink back down into the squat position.
  • Glute Kickbacks: 
    1. Get into a quadruped position with all four limbs on the floor.
    2. Your hands should be lined up directly under your shoulders and your knees should be directly under your hips.
    3. While keeping your knee bent, lift up one knee off the floor and drive your leg up toward the ceiling until your thighs become aligned with your torso.
    4. Lower your knee back toward the floor, and immediately move onto the next repetition.
    5. Perform all repetitions on one leg before switching to the opposite leg.
Body Type: Straight
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  • Ruler straight body types.
  • Straight/boyish builds are similar to athletic types in that they also carve a fairly square silhouette.
  • Tend to have a tough time getting muscle tone.
Celebrity Examples:
  • Kate Middleton
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Add some curves
  • Focus on tightening their core. Making your core smaller will give an illusion of an hourglass type figure.
  • Increase weight training to add lean muscle mass to their butts.
  • Upper- and middle-back exercises will help un-hunch a square-body-type’s shoulders, lessening the frail-looking frame.
  • Russian Twists: 
    1. Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels about a foot from your butt.
    2. Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all. It is really important, and difficult, to keep your back straight, but don’t let it curve.
    3. Place your arms straight out in front of you with your hands one on top of the other. Your hands should be level with the bottom of your ribcage.
    4. Pull your navel to your spine and twist slowly to the left. The movement is not large and comes from the ribs rotating, not from your arms swinging. Inhale through center and rotate to the right. This completes one rep.
    5. Do 16 full rotations.
  • Sumo Squats: 
    1. Stand with your feet wider than hip-width apart, toes slightly turned out, holding a medicine ball in front of your chest.
    2. Squat down as low as you can, keeping your heels on the ground and your back straight.
    3. Press back up to standing. That's one rep.
  • Dumbbell Side Bends: 
    1. Grasp dumbbell with arm straight to side.
    2. Bend waist to opposite side of dumbbell until slight stretch is felt, no more than 6 inches usually.
    3. Lower to opposite side, same distance and repeat.
    4. Continue with opposite side.
  • Single Leg Bridge Extensions: 
    1. Lie on your back with your knees bent so that your feet are flat on the ground.
    2. Press up through the feet to go into a “bridge” so that your bodyweight rests in your feet and shoulders.
    3. While in this position, extend one leg completely before placing it back down on the floor while lowering your body from the bridge.
    4. Alternate which leg extends each time you go up into the bridge.
    5. The backs of thighs (hamstrings) and glutes are the main targets during the bridge, while you will feel the leg extension in your quadriceps.
Body Type: Curvy
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  • Balanced beauties who fill out a bikini top and bottom.
  • Tends to gain weight all over.
  • Lacks all-over muscle tone.
Celebrity examples:
  • Kim Karashian
  • Scarlett Johannsen
  • Salma Hayek
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Focus on thighs and upper arms.
  • To keep a shapely yet firm figure, curvy body types should pay special attention to their extremities.
Best workouts for this type:
  • Burpees: 
    1. Begin in a standing position. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Now, lower your body into a squatting position, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
    2. Kick your feet back so that you are in push-up position. Keep your hands firmly on the ground to support your body.
    3. Lower your chest to do a push-up. Bring your chest back up.
    4. Kick your feet back to their original position. Stand up, and then jump into the air while clapping your arms overhead.
    5. Repeat.
  • Side Plank: 
    1. Lie on your left side with your knees straight.
    2. Prop your upper body up on your left elbow and forearm. Position your elbow under your shoulder.
    3. Brace your core by contracting your abs forcefully as if you were about to be punched in the gut.
    4. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. Your head should stay in line with your body.
    5. Hold this position for the prescribed amount of time while breathing deeply. That's one set.
    6. Turn around so that you're lying on your right side and repeat.
  • Mountain Climbers: 
    1. Start the exercise by lying face down on the floor.
    2. Straighten out your arms and then touch your knees down to the ground or floor.
    3. Now you are ready to lift yourself up into position. When doing this, be sure that your hands are directly under your chest at a width that is slightly more than your shoulder length distance.
    4. Once you have settled into position and checked the position of your hands you should be sure to keep your legs stretched out, ensuring that they are properly lined up with the rest of your body. Pay special attention to your knees as many people tend to create a gap here but that should be avoided. If the recommended position is uncomfortable for you, it is alright to modify it slightly as long as you maintain the correct posture.
    5. Now you should stretch out your left leg for stability. Bend your right knee and bring it up in the direction of your right hand. At this point, you should be in a similar position to the one you would be in if you were climbing a mountain or tree (hence the name) except horizontal instead of vertical.
    6. After bringing your right knee up, return it to the original position and do the previous step with your left leg. (Once again, bend the left knee and bring it up towards the left hand mimicking the actions of a mountain climber)
  • Push Ups: 
    1. Get into a plank position with hands planted directly under the shoulders (slightly wider than shoulder width apart). Ground the toes into the floor to stabilize the bottom half of the body. Engage the abs and back so the body is neutral. In other words, flat as a… plank (ah, now we get it!)
    2. Begin to lower the body—back flat, eyes focused about three feet in front of you to keep a neutral neck—until the chest nearly touches the floor. (Note: Some experts say a push-up isn’t a push-up unless the chest actually grazes the ground). Don’t let the butt dip or stick out at any point during the move; the body should remain flat from head to toe all the way through the movement. Draw the shoulder blades back and down, while keeping the elbows tucked close to the body, so the upper arms form a 45-degree angle at the bottom of the push-up position.
    3. Keeping the core engaged, exhale as you push back to the start position as explosively as possible without leaving the ground (pow!). That’s one!
Body Type: Athletic
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  • Often short-waisted (and maybe a little thick-waisted)
  • Square silhouettes
  • Lower ratio of fat to muscle than curvy or pear-shaped body types.
Celebrity Examples:
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Jessica Biel
  • Hayden Pantierre
  • Generally don't need too much toning.
  • Tummy-tightening core moves, along with lower-body exercises that shape the glutes and thighs, are the perfect complement to this already strong build.
Best workouts for this type:
  • Skater Lunges: 
    1. Perform a reverse lunge with your back leg slightly at an angle.
    2. Leap to the side and bring the opposite leg behind you, only tapping your toe to the ground.
    3. Immediately jump back the other direction and continue alternating until you feel the burn.
    4. Form check: Keep your knees bent and stay as low as possible to really work your quads.
  • Side Lunges: 
    1. Stand with your feet set about twice shoulder width apart, your feet facing straight ahead.
    2. Clasp your hands in front your chest.
    3. Shift your weight over to your right leg as you push your hips backward and lower your body by dropping your hips and bending your knees.
    4. Your lower right leg should remain nearly perpendicular to the floor.
    5. Your left foot should remain flat on the floor.
    6. Without raising yourself back up to a standing position, reverse the movement to the left. Alternate back and forth.
  • Oblique v-ups:  
    1. Lie on your left side, legs angled 30 degrees from your hips.
    2. Rest your left arm on the floor and put your right hand behind your head
    3. Lift your straight legs off the floor, bringing your torso toward your legs
    4. Slowly return to start. That's one rep.
  • Reverse crunches: 
    1. Lie on the floor and place hands on the floor or behind the head.
    2. Bring the knees in towards the chest until they're bent to 90 degrees, with feet together or crossed.
    3. Contract the abs to curl the hips off the floor, reaching the legs up towards the ceiling.
    4. Lower and repeat.
    5. It's a very small movement, so try to use your abs to lift your hips rather than swinging your legs and creating momentum.
Article and photos adapted from: Women's Health

6 Ways to Prevent a Hangover


They say that one one drink per day can lead to healthier aging and could be beneficial for your health. Though, for special occasions, sometimes we tend to take it a little too overboard (ie: New Years Eve, Christmas Dinner, or even your birthday)!

So, not what? You drank a little more than you were planning on and now you have to deal with the dreaded and ever so painful hangover. But, what if you could avoid the hangover altogether?


Here are a few tips that might help your morning become a brighter one:
  1. EAT before your drink! Drinking on an empty stomach will only get you drunker, faster-resulting in a hangover from hell. Do yourself a huge favor and load up on foods high in zinc, which will help you detoxifiy the alcohol later on. Carbs also have been known to help by absorping some of the ickyness.
  2. Take an ibuprofen. As a prophylactic measure, you can always take an ibuprofen (if you are not allergic or sensitive). Stay away from Aspirin as it can irritate your stomach. Also, avoid Tylenol as it can be rough on your already taxed liver.
  3. Drink smarter. When in doubt, go for clear alcohols such as vodka or gin. Brown liquors and rose/red wines contain congeners which give those drinks their flavor and also your stabbing headache later on.
  4. H20. Pair each drink with a glass of equal volume of water. Hangovers are fueled by the dehydration that liquor causes since it is a diuretic. A big tip? Order your drink on the rocks.
  5. Know the percentages. Choose a drink with an overall lower alcoholic percentage-especially if you plan on having more than a couple. If you choose 2 or 3 drinks with a higher alcoholic content percentage, then you might be saying good night a little earlier than you had planned.
  6. Snack through the night! Keeping your tummy filled throughout the night will keep the alcoholic absorption rate rolling. Aim for healthy fats and fructose to help you metabolize it faster
What are some of your favorite tried & true tips for preventing a hangover?

DIY Skinny Trail Mix


I LOVE trail mix! It can be a super healthy snack.. or it can be a highly fattening snack-depending on the imgredients that you choose to put in it! Here is a very simple way to make your own. There is no ryhme or reason to making your own trail mix. Just add in what you like and have a blast!

Pick one or two ingredients from each category to build your own healthy trail mix!

  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia
  • Flax
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower
  • Pumpkin
  • Hemp
  • Cranberries
  • Banana Chips
  • Apricots
  • Apple Rings
  • Cherries
  • Raisins
  • Chickpeas
  • Edamame
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Carob Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Granola
  • Chex
Place the mix ins of your choice into a large container to store and enjoy whenever you feel the hunger strike!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Newest Cloth Diaper!!

Hi cloth diapering mamas!

Today, I bring you a little treat from my favorite online botique SugarBabiesYou might remember them from my Blanqi Body StylerSimple Wishes All In One Nursing Bra, Nuroo Nursing Scarf reviews. If you have not noticed, I am addicted to this little one stop shop as it suits all of my MY and my son's needs. 

One thing that I absolutely love about Sugar Babies is that they carry cloth diapers, specifically bumGenius-one of my all time favorite brands and my cloth diaper of choice for the night time.

If you are an avid cloth diaperer, then you know that bumGenius often offers limited edition prints that have significant artistic meaning. 

NEW Limited Edition Print is Here!!

Today, I am reviewing the limited edition Martin print BumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper. This print is the newest limited edition print available and is the hottest print on the market! I absolutely love the lions on the print with the turquoise eyes. This print is certainly gender neutral, though it is probably my son's favorite diaper!

Forged after a true wildlife explorer, Martin exhibits adventure, risk, courage and strength. Capturing the bold yet majestic characteristics of a tiger, this eye-popping print includes a striking mix of black, white and Mirror. Fierce and revered, Martin was created for any little scout.

Martin Johnson was a photographer, a filmmaker, a naturalist, an author, but most of all – a voyager. From Africa to the South Pacific Islands, he embarked on various adventures with his wife by his side, researching and studying the wildlife and people of distant lands. Through photography, books and films, their findings captivated people all over the world and inspired the design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Each bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper features:
  • Durable snap closures help keep diapers on older babies.
  • Generous sizing accommodates larger babies.
  • Easily replaceable elastic keeps your diapers fresh.
  • 3x3 snap down design* adjusts the sizing to fit small, medium and large sizes (approximately 7-35+ pounds).
  • Trim, snug and comfortable stretchy tabs* provide a custom fit.
  • Waterproof insert stopper* prevents leaking at the tummy.
  • Diapers are bundled with two inserts: a newborn insert for newborns and a one-size insert for your older baby.
  • Wide slot opening makes it easy to stuff and remove insert.
  • Slot cover* protects your baby from wetness.

All bumGenius One-Size Cloth Diapers include a small, lightweight insert for newborns and a larger one-size insert for your growing baby. When your baby outgrows the newborn insert, it works as an overnight booster or as extra absorbency for heavy wetters. 

*****Stock is VERY limited and expected to sell out very quickly! Get your hands on these adorable diapers before time runs out!*****

Check out SugarBabies and tell Ashley, the fabulous owner, that Fit Mommy sent you!

Disclaimer: I was given the diaper carrier to test, at no cost. All opinions are my own.

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