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Friday, August 7, 2015

Last Second Texas Trip

My Husband had to take a last minute work trip down to Dallas, TX. It was such a last second trip, that it would’ve been significantly cheaper to drive, than to buy a last minute flight. I pouted a little bit, and he asked if we would like to tag along…to go see my Mom. She lives pretty close to there. I jumped at the opportunity and had both the girls and my bags packed in just a couple hours. We rented the car the next morning and headed out on our way. I even managed to keep it a secret from my Mom til later that evening. (I’m terrible at keeping my own secrets.)


See ya in a few days Colorado!




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Our girls are such awesome little Roadtrippers!!!



We rolled into our hotel a little after Midnight. It was a loooooooong drive. Nearly 13 hours with all the pee stops we had to make…thank you Baby Boho. We dragged our essentials, our kids and our dog up to the room, threw the girls into the bed next to ours and they instantly passed back out. And we were only a few minutes behind them.

The next morning, the hotel staff gave us a bunch of crap about having a dog in our room…even though we specifically told them we were bringing him, and they had said that was fine. They made the error of putting us into a non-pet friendly room, and were out of pet-friendly rooms for the remainder of our trip. So even though it was THEIR error, they still told us to leave.

So much for me enjoying a couple more mornings of breakfast and tea in bed.


I opted for going to my Mom’s RV with the girls and Mojo and told Nic to stay. He had crew members in the same hotel and I knew it would’ve been easiest on him if he hung around there. Besides, he was there for work, while the girls and I were there to see my Mom.

*Side note*: One very well-worded email from Nic to their hotel manager later, and they apologized. He gives them a lot of work $$$ in business from having his meetings there and a couple long term crew members (in a 2+ year contract, no less) staying there permanently. I don’t think they wanted to risk losing his company’s reoccurring revenue. They said we could come back the following day, but honestly, the girls and I were having such a lovely time with my Mom, that we didn’t want to leave her and her place.

We were so excited to see her! I decided that, since our last trip down here (in June) was solely to focus on my brother and his health, this time around was to be spent 99% with my Mama. I wanted to soak in the pleasure of her company, as best I could, in the 3 whole days we would have with her.

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We spent the next couple days with my Mom perusing the cool local shops, hanging out and going swimming.

We went to visit my brother Wednesday night. On our way there, I swung by my favorite herbal shop to pick up some pregnancy herbs. They were having a killer sale for the month! You can check out their store HERE, if you are in need of a badass herbal supplier that ships! I picked up some Red Raspberry Leaf, Alfalfa Leaf and Nettles. Baby Boho thanks me.


My brother had just gotten home from finishing dialysis for the day, so he was really weak and not really in the mood for company. We didn’t stay long. He let Mojo stay with him for a while though, while Mom, the girls and I met up for dinner with Nic. Food was the last thing on his mind. It usually is. He hasn’t been able to eat food in about 8 years…without it causing him extremely painful gastric discomfort. He eats barely enough to stay alive and off TPN feedings. It’s just yet another awful symptom of his terrible syndrome. We had gotten him this poster earlier in the day. I had hoped it would give him a laugh or two. I personally found it hilarious and knew he probably would as well…when he finally got up and around. My obvious favorite is the Wiccan shit happening: “You can make shit happen, but shit will happen to you three times.” So true.


Mojo liked my Brother, but he was even more enthralled with his comfy couch, haha!


On Thursday morning, we spent the whole morning poolside at my Mom’s RV park. MHG practiced her forward and back flips under water, and made a little friend. Cindy had not only her own Grandma, but the other girl’s Grandma wrapped around her little finger as well. That poor lady spent at least an hour, pushing her around the pool on the inflatable dolphin that she had originally brought for her own Granddaughter, haha!

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They had sooooo much fun in that water. I eventually had to drag Cindy home for a nap. She was BEYOND tired and beginning to sunburn…despite our attempts at frequent sunblock applications. She was NOT a happy camper…but the second I got her to calm down, she passed out.

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I only got into the pool for a couple minutes, maybe 3 or 4 times. The rest of the time, I spent under the shade of a gorgeous Willow tree, trying to hide from the Sun…or so I thought… Be sure to take note of my ultra-pasty, never-before-exposed to the Sun legs…fresh, virgin skin…never ever sunburnt in its life… And my beautiful Mama.

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While Cinderella napped, one of my Internet friends…that I had never met before…came up to meet me! She and her Husband came bearing gifts of my very first Kombucha Scoby & Starter! We talked. We Yoga’d. It was like having tea with a long lost friend…in 105 degree weather, haha! It was so awesome to finally turn her into a Real Life Friend!!! I look forward to the day when we can meet again! I wish I had gotten a better picture of her GORGEOUS, multi-colored hair! MHG instantly fell in love with her because of that…and because she, too, liked Yoga. She is one of the other Admins in our Yoga For Every Body Facebook group. :) It was so wonderful getting to know her! Love ya girl! Thanks for the Scoby and fun time together!



This was a few weeks later, after I threw her scobies into my large glass containers. The top and left one are her beautiful scobies that she got me started with. The one on the right, is the one I grew from hers! I was so proud of myself and sooooo grateful for the starter and scobies she gave me! If you are interested in learning about this fermented tea…“Kombucha”, and its INCREDIBLE health benefits (it is loaded with live probiotics), you can check out THIS website. If you would like to get started, she is growing some for shipment and I believe is charging $5 for them. Shoot me an email at: and I will be happy to put you in touch with her.


After my friend and her sweet Husband bid us farewell, we loaded up my Mom’s van and headed back to the hotel. We were leaving for Colorado in the morning. We convinced her to stay for a while. She played our favorite board game with us…Wildcraft…and we caught her cheating, haha! We had dinner, said our goodbyes, then she left to go check on my brother…which conveniently lives 5 minutes down the road from the hotel.

We hit the pavement around 8am the following morning. I was beyond elated when we had to stop at a gas station, and they were selling these blankets for only $10…in every color imaginable! I picked the green/black/grey/white one. I had high hopes that it would someday match my dream bedroom decor theme of all-white with black hardware and green accents…preferably that green being indoor grown plants.


With a 13 hours drive ahead of us, I zoned out, enjoying the scenery of Texas, then New Mexico and finally Colorado.



And lastly, we hit the final stretch. Heading up I-25…just a couple more hours til we’re home.


Remember when I told you to take note of my pasty legs and how they had never been burnt before??? There’s a first time for everything, right? I could hardly walk for 3 days after that. They were swollen to twice their usual size, and that was what hurt the most. Externally, the skin was fried so badly, that it was numb to all feelings and sensations. It took a whole MONTH for them to return to their normal size and to stop peeling. It was ridiculous. I am never exposing them to sunlight ever again…for as long as I live!!!


Check out those cankles! Lol!


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Friday, July 31, 2015

It Was A Good Year To Be July


July is super special every year to me…and to our family, but THIS year, 2015, a LOT of things went down in July. I turned 30! We celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary! My Dreads turned 1 year old! The girls honed their Yogic abilities! And so much more! Read on for the scoop!

For the 4th of July, we dragged Uncle Barbarian up to Woodland Park with us to watch the Fireworks! They were so beautiful exploding off the mountainside. My genius self left my sd card at home…so my regular camera was inoperable. :( I had to try and make due with my crappy phone’s camera…and this was the best shot I got. Which isn’t saying much. BUT, we all had a great time and the girls loved watching the Fireworks…so that’s all that really matters.


After that semi-downer note, how about some things that rock???

This lady’s custom painted purple RV!!! If you’re reading this, I’m sorry I startled you when I shouted out my window to you that your RV was freaking awesome!!! And I hope you don’t mind me putting a pic of it on my blog. You & your RV rocked my world!!!


What’s better than Crystals and Essential Oils???

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Maybe playing piano and my daughter drawing kick-butt drawings of me all sneakily while I rest.



My new Filofax planner to keep me organized during the homeschool year and with my Essential Oils business…and life.

My Sacred Pregnancy book for some aesthetically pleasing reading & journaling.

(I don’t get paid through affiliate links, by the way…I just think these 2 things are awesome and worth a shout out.)

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A Fishing, Hiking, & Nature Yoga Trip with Daddy…earlier this the month. Rampart Reservoir, Colorado. In Pike National Forest.


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Hiking through some fire damaged trees from the Waldo Canyon Fire 3 years ago…and our state flower. The Blue Columbine. No. I didn’t pick it.

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She and I enjoyed our hike while Daddy and MHG fished their hearts out (and didn’t catch anything this time).




And a bit of Nature Yoga…my favorite.

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On July 15th, I turned 30 years old finally!!! And the baby and I got a clean bill of health.

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MHG bought me the greatest present ever while I was in my prenatal appointment. It’s a babywearing cornhusk doll…and I absolutely love her!


Yoga the next day…cuz I didn’t wanna Yoga on my Birthday.


Daddy was outta town for work this week. Yes. He missed my birthday…BUT, the world kept turning, as it turned out!

My best friend, Auntie Lauren, came up to visit us and spent the night for girls night, though! And we had a ball!

She’s a keeper and a real true friend, to be sure. I love her so much.

Thanks for coming and making my Birthday special…after all.

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He got back a couple days later. This guy. I think I’ll keep him.


Our girls being awesome.

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Cinderella practicing Tree Pose, Bridge Posture aka “Break Your Neck Pose” (not Bridge Pose), & Hand Stand.

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Monster High Girl honing her Crow Pose and finally nailing her Headstand…all by herself!

(She usually needs me to help her kick up to the wall…not anymore!)

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My buff babies! Yogini Masters!!!


And Cindy is getting her balance on her bike down pretty good, too!

This is a balance bike. There are no pedals on it. It is meant to teach younger children how to balance on two wheels. When they’re ready, they can just go straight onto a two-wheeler without the need for training wheels and all the unnecessary crashing to learn how to ride it.

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Some RV stuff happened this month.

I got the girls’ new curtains made for their Harry Potter bedroom theme. They have the Eclipse brand, room darkening and energy saving curtains sewn onto the backs of the gold curtains. I also reupholstered MHG’s wooden shelf valance to match Cindy’s. I made Harry Potter inspired tapestries for the IKEA cabinets as well. I also hung an IKEA Bygel rail for the white buckets that house coloring utensils.

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The Candelabra utilizes battery-operated taper candles. Thanks Nonnie for finding those for the girls!


We’ve still yet to get their matching shelves up above their desks. We need to do that soon though…if we plan on having somewhere to put all their curriculum and books that I’ll be ordering next month! Their individual spaces are coming along nicely though!

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Tapestries. The strings ended up breaking…so I just stapled those suckers straight to the cabinets, lol!

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Our room changed a tiny bit. Nic put up shelving at the end of the bed while we were in Texas. The shelves hold our computer monitor and the one below it holds my piano. I was quite pleased. My BFF-Lauren (pictured above for my birthday) gave us her Sleep Number bed that she wasn’t using. It is like the greatest thing in the entire world. We no longer had to sleep on an inflatable camping mattress, full of cat claw holes…that was half-full of air by the following morning. My pregnant body is STILL thanking her to the day of publishing this blog post (Oct. 4th). I love you Lauren. Thank you STILL to the Moon and back. You are the best. Muah! XOXO



We went camping to celebrate our 10th year married/11th year together on July 25, 2015! You can see that post HERE.

10th Anniversary Family Photo

This man is an incredible Husband, Father, Provider, Friend, Handyman, Comedian, and so much more. I couldn’t ask for a better teammate.

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Here was my Essential Rewards order for the month of July. Because my order was over 190 PV, I got 2-5ml oils FREE! There are so many perks to joining the Essential Rewards auto-ship program. Not only could your order qualify you some free oils, but you are guaranteed discounted shipping & earning 10-20% back in $ to place toward future orders! There are other perks as well!


For more info, feel free to email me at:

~‪Citronella‬: Insect deterrent when diffused & provides a fresh aroma to the area.
~‪Cinnamon Bark‬: Commonly used to support a healthy immune system.*
~‪Marjoram‬: Believed to have properties that support normal digestion.*
~‪Patchouli‬: Has historically been used to relieve nausea associated with motion.*
~‪‎Ginger‬: Traditionally has been used to support the digestive system.*
~‎Ylang Ylang‬: Has a sweet, flowery scent that is pleasing and evokes romance.

~‪Aroma Siez‬: Combines the soothing & relaxing properties of Lavender & Peppermint.
~‪Ravintsara‬: Has a pleasant, clean scent; is commonly used in meditation; and contains cleansing & purifying properties.*


I celebrated my 1 Year Dreadiversary and my halfway point through my Pregnancy on the 30th! You can read that post HERE.

1 Yr Dread Progress with Words

12 mo dread pic

Dreads 1 Week 1 Year Comparison

I wrapped up my 7th month of Yoga doing my July #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge. You can read and check that out HERE.

YEDD July Collage


Every week, I take a photo of my Baby Bump progression. I’d like to start sharing those with you here on my blog.

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And I will leave you with some pretty Colorado skies from the month.



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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.