When we moved to Nashville, Chattanooga quickly became a spot on our must-visit list. As outdoor lovers, we knew it would be a great place for a mini-vacation. A lot of people head to the Great Smokey Mountains but we knew we wanted a destination that we felt we could conquer in a long weekend. The best part, it is only a 2.5hr drive from Nashville.
Creating a healthier, less toxic home can seem daunting. I get it, there are so many resources and products out there shouting down at you. I truly believe the best way to start is to just jump in and select a few ways you believe you can consistently make a difference in your home. Don’t feel pressured to do all these things at once. I personally ditched the all-or-nothing mindset and just embraced that I’m doing my best to create a greener home. I’ve been doing this now for almost three years and I can tell you it’s an ever-evolving journey — you live and you learn.
So here we are. I’m almost 9 months postpartum. Right after Logan was born, I was very adamant about doing postpartum PT for diastasis recti and pelvic floor health. I had a long labor with Logan and knew that all of this would be really important longterm because of how active I am.
I seriously cannot believe that Logan is five months. It’s totally true what they say, “the days are long but the months go by fast.” She’s getting to be such a big girl but let me tell ya, we are feeling the four-month sleep regression HARD right about now.
Over the weekend I hosted my very first event with Logan Bell. While in Kansas City, we got to host a fun mommy and me workout at Barre3 Kansas City with DuoFit activewear and other venders like Unbakery Juicery + Lauren Alexandra.
Hunting for the perfect baby products can be daunting. There is SO MUCH on the market these days. I know when I was crafting my registry I turned to friends and family members for suggestions but the truth is every baby is different.
Last year Chance and I were lucky enough to travel for over 9 months completely untethered. We had countless road trips and adventures in our Land Cruiser. We most frequently drove from LA to Kansas City and explored for several weeks in between. Over that time, we quickly figured out our favorite areas and while we enjoyed going to new places, we also found ourselves drawn to the places we had grown to love. One of those areas being Page, Arizona and Lake Powell.
Say what!? I’m officially 32 weeks. I’m just over here anxiously awaiting the arrival of the little babe. We’ve been so blessed by family and friends and have had wonderful support as we have been preparing for our first little one. It takes an army and it really is such a special time to be able to share it with those around us. We’ve been so fortunate and have had several baby showers to help us get ready for our biggest adventure yet.
Have you seen #vanlife trending on social media lately? Well, we took that idea and dreamed up #cruiserlife. Yup, we converted our 2001 Land Cruiser into one epic road trip vehicle. Since November, this bad boy has helped us cruise comfortably across America to explore destinations like the Oregon coast, Crater Lake, Escalante, Mammoth Lakes, Alabama Hills, Death Valley, Moab, Arches National Park, Joshua Tree, Zion and more! I’ve recently gotten loads of questions on Instagram about our setup so I thought it might be helpful to do a little blog post on the topic.
I recently wrote about my Adrenal Fatigue story. Essentially it’s my experience with chronic-stress and how I discovered I have HPAD (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis dysfunction) a.k.a. Adrenal Fatigue. My journey involved multiple opinions, several doctors and lots of testing. For the purpose of this post, I wanted to dive deep and explain what exactly Adrenal Fatigue is in my own words as best I can and share some resources I’ve found to be super helpful.