Reducing Your “Cotton” Footprint

Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP
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Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP

 

We are well into April aka Earth Month! In life we often get so busy we forget about important things like doing what we can do to help reduce our carbon footprint. I know that as a mom, I want my children to grow up in a less polluted world. We are making sure to talk to our children often this month about what we can do to help keep our environment clean for them and for future generations!

Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One way I choose to help reduce my own carbon (or Cotton) footprint is to shop online, rather than at big box stores. ThredUP is a great place to start and get some shopping done if your looking for stylish eco-friendly looks for the family. I can buy for myself and my children while sitting in my home! Thus reducing my need for and dependence on fossil fuel.

Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP

ThredUP is putting a focus on Earth Month with their Project Re:Made Tee-Shirt line. So what is this amazing line? It is Inspired by art that makes us rethink our views. Team ThredUP has commissioned 12 artists (whom they mostly found on Instagram!) to create artwork in response to the statement “Climate Change is Not Real”. The creations are a mix of cute, funny, ironic, and provocative tongue-in-cheek response to climate change denial. We then screen-printed the works onto secondhand white tees from our inventory and will be selling them starting on April 17th. All net proceeds benefit carbon offset non-profit Cool Effect who is fighting hard to reduce carbon pollution.

Interested in learning more about climate change and how you can help? Start by following these amazing Eco-Friendly Bloggers!

Spring Time Favorites

Spring Time Favorites for the Everyday Mom & Woman #springtimefavorites #trendy #beauty #activelifestyle #blogger

1// Abercrombie Asymmetrical Pullover- I love this so much I have it in two colors. I also LIVE in pullovers and am always cold. This keeps me warm all day and is also easily wearable outside even in the cold without a jacket. If I am running out quick I will just keep the pullover on and not even bother with a coat. I love the asymmetrical buttons at the neck and the color choices are so good.

Favorite Abercrombie Pullover

2// Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream– I bought this in Las Vegas last spring when I was visitng. My skin felt especially dry in the desert air and this has been life changing ever since. I love how my skin feels after use and it is so light weight. I swear by all of the Kiehl’s products I have used but this one definitely is my top used item.

3// Sigma Makeup Brush– My sister actually introduced me to this makeup brush and I have never looked back. At first I was a little hesitant to spend almost $20 on one makeup brush but let me tell you this is WORTH EVERY PENNY. My makeup looks more even when I use this brush and it blends everything so nicely.

4// GiGi NY Crossbody Bag– I use this bag everywhere, I received it as a Christmas present last year and it is so perfect. I have the Chelsea Pebble Grain Crossbody in black with my inititals added for that extra special touch. GiGi runs amazing sales all the time so if you are on the lookout for a great spring cross body I can’t reccomend this one enough!

5// Le Tee’s Tee-Shirts– I love these witty shirts. I feel like sometimes we take ourselves a little too seriously and these shirts just cracked me up. It doesn’t hurt that the owners of this small shop are two of the sweetest girls ever. They have even given me a coupon code to share with my followers for the entire month of March. You can get a discount on any Le Tee by using code WITHLOVEMAMA15

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6// My Blender– If you watch my Instagram stories you know that I am smoothie obsessed. I even shared my go to morning smoothie recipe in my Instagram highlights (so go check it out!) I asked my husband for one birthday present this year and it was a NEW blender. My old one was starting to leak and it was time for an upgrade. I am super happy with the one he chose so far, eventually I’d love to get a vitamix or a nutribullet! Check out some of my other breakfast favorites in this post.

7// Tone It Up Protein– My favorite protein ever and available at Target & Amazon! I actually have this protein on a subscription plan so it comes automatically to me once a month. I do find that I need it a little more frequently because I use it so much. I probably go through 1 1/2 to 2 a month. They also have a few new flavors that I am itching to try! You can use this protein in everything and it’s plant based and vegan!

8// Dr. Brandt Needles No More– I received this little magical worker in a sampling of products from Ulta. I was hooked after one use! This stuff is so amazing and I noticed an instant change to my under eyes. I also loved the tingly feeling that happens after using it. I have since talked to some blogger friends who also all swear by the Dr. Brandt products. I have a feeling this will not be my last review of these products!

9// Booty Resistance Bands– I love these bands! They provide such a great butt and leg workout for a low price. I ordered mine from amazon about a year ago. You can google or youtube different resistance band workouts and find hundreds. I love using these at home but I’m sure they’d be even better with gym equipment. One of my favorite moves is the side shuffle. I use the extra heavy or heavy resistance around my ankles and put my treadmill on a low speed. I do this move for 30 seconds on each side for a total of about 5 times.

10// Bip & Bop Layered Necklace– I was fortunate enough to receive this beautiful layered necklace from Bip & Bop and I have not taken off since! The quality is amazing and I love how you can personalize the item to your own preferences. I chose an “m” and a “k” in rose gold for my two little ones. The length is perfect and the necklace goes with everything. Check out all of their beautiful jewelry items here. BONUS! With code WITHLOVEMAMA you can save an extra 15% off! ❤️

These are just a few of my favorites for this spring & items I have used and loved. I am going to be posting more of these round-ups of my favorite items, so stay tuned!

Friday Favorite’s Featuring Nuby…

In our house we go through different style cups and sippy’s pretty frequently. We have two very different children who are at different “phases” of cup needs.

I’ve used Nuby products for my children for a few years now and I know their products are made to withstand two very active toddlers.

Marley has just transitioned from a bottle and has strictly been using a straw “sippy” cup. I was excited to introduce her to the Nuby 360 Wonder cup. I couldn’t believe how fast she started using it! This cup is BPA free, durable and comes in so many adorable designs for boys or girls. We obviously went with #pink. You can find these cups at Babies R’ Us!


Kellan has also used many different style cups throughout the years. He has recently started his fall soccer league and I really wanted to upgrade him to, what I liked to call, his “big boy” sippy cup. In truth, this is Nuby’s flip-it cup and it’s awesome! He loved the shark design and the flip-it lid. I love how durable it is and also how it really feels like the “next step” up in his cup game.  I mean, who does this kid think he is looking like a 13 year old?!


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I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own.