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8.27.2016

Starting The Day Off Right with My Healthy Morning Routine

This post is sponsored by Sweet Earth Natural Foods in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, regardless all opinions are my own.

Find out how you can start your day out on the right foot with these simple tips and get the scoop on the best plant-based vegetarian and vegan foods on the market! #SweetEarth #BetterBreakfast

I feel like I say this pretty often, but this time I'm being 100% serious when I say life has been so incredibly busy lately. We are still waiting for the arrival of our daughter but I'm already starting to experience what parenthood will feel like, or I think I am anyways. Whether I'm hustling trying to get things ready for our little gal or running errands so I have everything I'll need for upcoming projects I'm sharing on the blog, I'm constantly on the go and almost everyday I'm in a hurry to get to where I need to be. With that said, no matter how busy life is, I like to start my day out on the right foot and that means my day has to start with a healthy routine.

Find out how you can start your day out on the right foot with these simple tips and get the scoop on the best plant-based vegetarian and vegan foods on the market! #SweetEarth #BetterBreakfast

I like to begin each day with a little bit of stretching as I jump out of bed, which may sound a bit crazy for someone who is 38 weeks pregnant... but it just makes my day start out on a more positive and productive note. I suggest you give this little adjustment to your routine a try first, it's the perfect way to remind yourself to be centered, focused, and ready for anything each and everyday!

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Once I stretch a little, it's time to make sure my body is nourished. I down a glass of water and then start deciding on breakfast and that's where Sweet Earth Natural Foods comes into the picture. While they make a variety of delicious items, I must say their Functional Breakfast Burritos and Farmstand Gourmet Sandwiches are amazing and the perfect addition to my morning routine!

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Whether I want to lighten up, get cultured, or get focused that day - they have a burrito for that!

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The Lighten Up burrito is my favorite, maybe because it is full of Vitamin C with seasoned tofu, homemade salsa verde, spinach, black eyed peas, and red bell pepper - making for the perfect fusion of Mexican food and veggies, two of my favorite things in the world!

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The Get Cultured burrito is a close second as far as playing favorites are concerned, with a Korean-inspired breakfast blend of seasoned tofu, cabbage, fermented red pepper, edamame, and ginger.

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Another burrito that I've become pretty fond of  is the Get Focused burrito, it's a great way to defog your brain with a great blend of an English styled scrambled egg, smoked Gouda, kale, peas, and meatless Tuscan Grounds! I'll admit, although it's technically an English style breakfast, I like to spice things up a bit and I pair mine with a fresh green juice and add a little bit of avocado and salsa to really give it the zest I love in the morning.

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While their burritos are amazing, their sandwiches are equally as delicious so I can't forget to mention them! I still have yet to try a few of the options on the "Sweet Earth Menu" but I'm a huge fan of the Benevolent Bacon, Egg, & Cheddar! The best part about this sandwich is it is full of vitamins and no real meat, even though it tastes equally as delicious as the real deal - I'm SOLD! I can't wait to give the other modern breakfast sandwiches from Sweet Earth a try, although with delicious options like Meatless Sausage, Egg, & Gouda or Harmless Ham, Egg, & Swiss I imagine I'll be trying them sooner rather than later.

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A healthy, satisfying vegetarian breakfast has never been easier than heating up a burrito or sandwich in the microwave and I'm so thankful Sweet Earth Natural Foods has mastered the art. You can easily make an adjustment to your morning routine by stocking up on Sweet Earth Breakfast foods, click here to find out where they can be located in your area (and maybe you'll be able to snag a coupon too)!

Find out how you can start your day out on the right foot with these simple tips and get the scoop on the best plant-based vegetarian and vegan foods on the market! #SweetEarth #BetterBreakfast

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, it's time to get to work. I'm lucky enough to work from home so I simply sit down and check my email and start my work day in my office. If you have a commute, I suggest you listen to some soothing music, which is something I do all day anyways. I'll admit that working from home usually involves a little puppy cuddling at some point too... while this wouldn't be possible on a work commute, you could maybe set your work computer background to include something warm & fuzzy. With all of that said, I'm so excited that my morning work routine will soon include baby Delainey rocking away in a swing or being cuddle up in one of our baby wraps. I can't wait to share every morning with her and soon enough, I will!

Find out how you can start your day out on the right foot with these simple tips and get the scoop on the best plant-based vegetarian and vegan foods on the market! #SweetEarth #BetterBreakfast

But for now, the best part about my morning routine is Sweet Earth Natural Foods! I love that they are an affordable, plant-based vegetarian and vegan foods, packed full of protein and the freshest ingredients and I can find them at most of the stores I grocery shop at anyways! Plus, it's a huge benefit that even though they are actually "frozen food", they don't taste like it! It's like I have a chef from around the world making me burritos and breakfast sandwiches at my command each morning... and that's pretty stinkin' awesome. You can "hire" this same chef and experience the deliciousness yourself and I bet you'll agree, Sweet Earth has truly redefined the frozen food section of the grocery store!

Now that I've shared a few ways you can start your day off right, I suggest you check out everything Sweet Earth Natural Foods has to offer and leave me a comment below telling me which products you want to try the most! I can't wait to hear...

8.26.2016

Peace of Mind with a Newborn: Owlet Baby Care Smart Sock

Thanks to Owlet Baby Care for sending over this amazing device to include in my Baby Shower Gift Guide,
regardless all opinions expressed below are completely my own.

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I've talked about all kinds of gear and a handful of cute little getups we have for our little Delainey lately. I've shared quite a bit, ranging from how I plan to baby-wear, to little sneak previews of her mermaid nursery, and even the products we plan to use to protect her skin... but I haven't shared how I know for certain we will have peace of mind once she arrives.

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After so many years of trying and finally finding out I was expecting, I've now spent countless hours wondering how I'll ever let her out of my sight. While I'm still wondering how I'll ever let her "fly out of the nest" when the time comes, I've at least figured out how we will all get some rest when she is an infant with Owlet.

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The Owlet device is the most advanced way to monitor my little darling, so I won't ever miss a thing. It monitors her heart rate and oxygen levels so I don't feel the need to hover over her crib and make sure she is okay at all hours... which is kind of what I was worried I would do had I not found this handy little gadget!

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The best part is, it's just a little sock I put on my girl's foot before bedtime and it notifies me via an app on my phone if anything happens. I mean, I get notifications when someone likes my status, why shouldn't I get a notification on my phone if my daughter is having issues breathing? It only seems logical to have a device like this and as a first time mom, I honestly feel like the benefits of this tiny little sock are going to be life-changing. Plus, the socks are made to grow with her so I'll be able to keep my eye on her stats for a while... and this mama-to-be couldn't be more pleased about that!

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Interested in finding more awesome items for babies and new mamas?
Click here to check out my Baby Shower Gift Guide!
http://www.laurenpaints.com/p/baby-shower-gift-guide.html

8.23.2016

Our Shining Star: The Most Adorable Baby Items from Just Born's New Sparkle Collection

I'm so excited to say I'm now a Just Born Ambassador, which means I'll be sharing items with you on their behalf on occasion... regardless, all opinions expressed below are my own.

Get ready to fall in love with a little bit of glitz! Dress your little shining star in the Just Born Sparkle collection and everyone will go gaga! #JustBornClub #ShowYourSparkle

The countdown is on... We have less than 3 weeks until our little darling arrives and that's if she comes on her due date, can I just say I'm beyond excited?! I've been in a constant nesting mode for the last couple days and I have a feeling it's not easing up any time soon. I've washed her clothes and blankets a few times now, cleaned her toys, organized her books by color, and reorganized how everything is set up in her nursery a few times. Tonight I even took the time to officially pack everything into our hospital bag.

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With so many cute items in her closet, I'm not going to lie, it was difficult to narrow down which items of her wardrobe need to come along. While I'm still debating on a few outfits, there was one specific item I knew had to be packed in her bag the moment I laid my eyes upon it, it's perfect - just like her!

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Our Just Born Sparkle Gown is too adorable not to include in her bag, with dainty little stars and the most feminine shade of coral pink... I fell in love with it the second I saw it and I can't wait to see her in it! Paired with the adorable little hat to keep her warm, I'm certain everyone will be gaga over her adorableness in this get up! The tiny, sparkly gold details, the beautiful shade of coral, and the super soft fabric are just so perfect!

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Not only is the little layette gown adorable, it's super soft so I don't have to worry about her being uncomfortable... It's the perfect match to the little sparkly lovey I plan on bringing for her as well. The little star lovey from Just Born is so incredibly soft and sparkly, it's just perfect for my little darling. Honestly, I may have a case of "2nd baby fever" already thinking about how adorable her little newborn pictures will be with her Just Born Sparkle goodies!

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It's a little crazy how much I love her already - she's our shining star, our little love, and I can't wait to treat her as such. If you or a friend are expecting, I highly suggest you check out the NEW Just Born Sparkle line at Buy, Buy, Baby... you'll fall in love with the glitz and want the whole line, I promise!



8.21.2016

The Cutest, Sweetest Baby Shower Gift: A Donut Romper from Little Lake Threads

Thanks to Little Lake Threads for sending over this adorable romper to include in my Baby Shower Gift Guide,
regardless all opinions expressed below are completely my own.


Okay, so I'll admit it, picking out clothes for my little darling has been one of my biggest joys during my pregnancy. While I'm 37 weeks pregnant and feel like I may be turning into a planet, I'm still enjoying time spent browsing through clothing racks and adding items to my wishlist on Etsy. My husband likes to say I'm addicted to shopping for her... and he may be right, but I mean, the clothes are so incredibly adorable it's hard not to be.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelakethreads

While my little girl isn't quite here yet, I'm so excited I'll soon be able to dress her up in all the cuteness! From rompers to headbands, I've been stocking up on some of the most fashionable and adorable items I've seen. So when I saw this donut romper in Little Lake Threads etsy shop I knew my girl had to have it, it really is tiny, newborn perfection. Maybe I just think that because we're pretty big donut fans in our house but you have to admit, this is too sweet for words? I just knew the second I spotted it, our little sweetness had to share our adoration for sweet-doughnuty-goodness with an adorable romper made just for her!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelakethreads

While I may have an addiction to clothes for Delainey, I think we all can agree, nothing is sweeter than a donut romper paired with some moccs and a headband on a little itty, bitty baby... am I right?

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelakethreads

Plus, when I got to know the ladies behind the shop, Jennifer and Cheryl, a mother-daughter team, I knew I had to share this little etsy boutique of awesome with all of you. Whether you want a big oversized bow for your little gal, a one-of-a-kind skirt, or a completely cute romper made just for your little, these ladies are the ones to ask! With unique fabric patterns and gorgeous trim options, they make some of the best items I've seen on Etsy yet.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelakethreads

I can't wait to share a picture of her in few weeks rocking this adorable-ness but for now, you'll just have to shop Little Lake Threads shop for the little one that is soon going to be a part of your life, whether that be your own baby or a gift for a friend that is expecting! Be sure to check out their holiday themed rompers for all the upcoming events you have on Halloween! Speaking of, I'm totally eyeing the sugar skull rompers... which one is your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments below!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelakethreads

Interested in finding more awesome items for babies and new mamas?
Click here to check out my Baby Shower Gift Guide!
http://www.laurenpaints.com/p/baby-shower-gift-guide.html

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