All Natural Savvy Minerals Makeup Makeover

Whew! It has been a whirlwind of a month! As soon as Mason man got finished with school I packed our bags up and headed up to New York. I spent a couple of days there before hopping on a plane to Salt Lake City with Emilia and my Mom. It was Emilia’s second flight and she did amazing!


If you’re like my mom you may wonder “what the heck is in Salt Lake?”. Honestly I had no idea what to expect from Salt Lake City but what I did know was that Young Living was having their annual convention and I needed to be there. Last year I missed out on being there while they announced all the new products and I knew I didn’t want to miss it this year!

I’m SO glad I didn’t miss out on this year’s announcement because we got some amazing new products like our brand new Savvy Minerals make-up line! This make-up is amazing, not because of what’s IN it but what’s NOT in it!

savvy minerals logo

Savvy Minerals  has:

• NO Parabens
• NO phalates
• NO Petrochemicals
• NO bismuth
• NO talc
• NO synthetic fragrances
• NO synthetic colorants or dyes

How amazing is that?! I’m so excited to have the ability to go and buy make up without wondering what’s in it. The ability to go and buy make-up and *know* the quality of the ingredients!

It’s been a while since I’ve used mineral make-up and to keep it totally real, I don’t wear any type of make-up regularly. So I was excited when I sat down and realized it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. With a little bit of guidance I was able to get the job done and I was pretty darn happy with my results! I present you my before and after!

savvy minerals makeover before and after

I started off my making sure my face was clean and applying ART Renewal Serum and ART Intensive Moisturizer.

Throughout applying my make-up I used the Savvy Minerals Misting Spray. This spray helps to set the make up and is a must in my book! Okay now onto the make-up!


Foundation: Warm 3
Contour: Dark 1
Blush: I Do Believe You’re Blushing

I also used Diamond Dust over the apples of my cheeks and to highlight.


Best Kept Secret as Base
Diffused on outer lids
Veil aka Diamond Dust on inner eyelids and brow
Eyeliner: Jetsetter
Multi-tasker on my eyebrows to fill in just a tiny bit.


Lipstick: Uptown Girl
Lip gloss: Abundant

I’m obsessing over this make-up. I love how light weight it is, it felt like I wasn’t wearing anything at all. It makes me feel like I can actually wear make-up everyday. I’ve got a bunch coming my way and I can’t wait to perfect my 5 minute face aka the I’m “mom so hard” daily look!

So now I have to ask YOU a question.

what's in your makeup

Now that you’ve got that answer in your head, my next questions for you is when are you going to make the switch to something better for you? I have the ability to go and purchase make-up and not worry about what’s in it, don’t you want that ability too!? Ready to switch over your makeup? Head here. Grab the “basic” kit and then add:

  • Foundation of Choice
  • Blush of Choice
  • Eyeshadow of Choice
  • Lipstick of Choice

You’ll also get:

  • 24% off future purchases
  • 5ml bottle of Stress Away
  • Two Servings of NingXia Red
  • Essential Oil Samples
  • Access to some amazing Facebook support groups


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Add this to the Toddler Snack Menu!

Summer is officially here for us in Virginia and we are SO excited to take advantage of being off of school and the beautiful weather we’ve been having. We are already taking full advantage of this weather and heading outside every single day, usually to the park. Soon we’ll be adding river trips to the menu.

I’m sure it’s the same with your family but snacks around here are an absolute must. Every time we leave the house and go to the park, even if we just ate beforehand, the kids are STARVING! THEY NEED A SNACK. So snacks we must provide. Emilia is 16 months old and she’s jumped on the snacking band wagon too. Quick, easy and delicious are all musts for our snacks and I’m always looking for new things to add to our never-ending list of snack ideas.

Our latest addition is Gerber Organic Veggie Orange Harvest Crisps.

orange harvest veggie crisps

The girls and I headed to Walmart and grabbed the orange harvest and a box of Field Greens. Kyla couldn’t wait to get her little hands on them! I think if she could have reached the boxes we would have ended up with about 12! We found them in the baby aisle near the baby food.


Not only are they going to be perfect for trips to the park and river but they’re also going to be a great snack for Emilia when we head to Utah. Airport food isn’t exactly known for it’s nutritious qualities and these veggies crisps will give Emilia some much needed nutrients as we travel.

Emilia loves veggie crisp

Check out how awesome these are:

  • They’re made with real organic veggies
  • 35mg sodium per serving compared to 105 mg sodium in the leading veggie chip/snack
  • 3g of whole grains

The best part? They’re delicious and Emilia will actually eat them! She was so excited to get her hands on these and have a special snack all her own!
veggie crisp so yummy

If you don’t already have the Ibotta app on your phone make sure you grab it so you can get $1 off your purchase of Gerber Organic Veggies crisps at Walmart. For us it knocks the price down to $2.46 and there are 5 bags in each box which makes each bag about .50 cents! I love a good deal!

Where will you go with your brand new snack for your toddler? 

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Strawberry Picking in the Valley

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.

 For the last couple of years we’ve been heading to the strawberry patch in May to pick fresh strawberries. We found this great spot just outside our town called Broadway Berries. They’re an organic farm which is ideal for us especially since strawberries are at the top of the dirty dozen list. The views are spectacular too!

Broadway Berries View

The kids love picking their own berries, they spend their time alternating between picking and tasting. Last year I pulled Mason out of school to bring him to the patch but this time we waited until after school. It was a great time of day to go. It was warm but not too warm.

strawberry patch

Mason has become an expert at finding berries but Kyla still needs some help. It was so sweet to see them picking berries together.

picking strawberries

There was also some friendly competition going on too. They kept arguing over who had more, by the end it finally took that the berries were all going to the same place so we combined our berries baskets. We had quite the haul.

strawberries in a basket

Once we got home I started to prepare the berries. We froze some of them for smoothies but we also saved some for snacking. Even though the kids love strawberries it feel likes I’m always throwing moldy ones away. When you’re buying organic like we are, it’s even more of a hit. This time we got a little proactive by using the new Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver.

strawberry in freshworks containter

FreshWorks uses a patented FreshVentTM technology that keeps produce fresher up to 80% longer* than traditional produce packaging. It regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the best possible environment.

freshworks technology

The CrispTrayTM at the bottom helps to reduce moisture which in turn helps to avoid spoiling. The FreshWorks Produce Saver will help you save money and reduce waster, a win win! They’re also microwave and top shelf dishwasher safe and BPA-free. They’re available in three different sizes:

  • Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
  • Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
  • Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.

I love cutting up romaine lettuce in the beginning of the week and storing it in the large container so that I can make eating healthier, EASIER without worrying about the lettuce wilting or browning before I get to eat it!

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

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In the Kitchen

veggie crisp so yummy

Add this to the Toddler Snack Menu!

Summer is officially here for us in Virginia and we are SO excited to take advantage of being off of school and the beautiful weather we've been having. We are already taking full advantage of this weather and heading outside every single day, usually to the park. Soon we'll be adding river trips to ... read more