Thursday, September 10, 2015


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.” 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP // Onondaga & Meramec Caverns.

A few weeks ago we took the little ones on a super secret homeschool field trip. We have been learning about different land-formations in our science class and wanted to plan a little weekend getaway so the kids could experience how amazing the earth is first hand. Caves had been a popular topic though the week and Missouri is a cave state so we took full advantage and headed down to the Meramec River for a weekend of learning and outdoor adventures. The kids had no idea where we were heading and that made for a car ride full of very imaginative guesses! When we finally arrived and our destination was revealed they were so excited to start exploring. We took two cave tours, panned for crystals and minerals, explored a few state parks, and enjoyed a night in a hotel room. I think the kids were more excited about our hotel stay than learning about cave formations but at least they had fun! When we came home we set up a cave corner that the little ones filled with cave drawings, dioramas, a grow your own stalactite experiment, and a bunch of cave vocabulary sight words! It was fun bringing a little cave atmosphere to our home classroom and making our lesson very hands-on.  All in all, it was such a great experience and I'm excited to see where our next homeschool field trip takes us!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


 “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.” 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Beauty Review // Evan Healy Skin Care Kit

If you are a regular here you'll know that I'm a huge fan of all natural beauty products. I've talked before about my love for Evan Healy hydosouls and how refreshing and replenishing they are for the skin. The other day while stocking up on all my essentials at Whole Foods I decided to pick up their Ayurvedic skin care kit to try. I've had my eye on it for awhile and I loved the idea of getting a bunch of smaller products to test out before really splurging on the real deal. This kit retails for $35.95 and contains up to 21 days of product. I think it could probably be used longer if it is not your everyday routine. I decided to use the entire kit one night before bed, they include instructions on how to get the most from your kit and how to use each product. Each item has a distinct smell, some delicious and others that may take some getting used to. The Cleansing milk for example has a lovely fresh smell but the Tulsi Holy Basil Hydrosoul (a personal favorite of mine) has a very smokey fragrance that might not be for everyone. I also really love the Lemongrass Facial Polish but my husband did mention that I smelled like Indian food and he wanted to eat my face, so that could be a plus or minus depending on your personal preference. All in all, I would buy every single product in this kit over and over again. The next day I woke up with a fresh face still and my skin felt supple and ready for a quick cleanse.
I was very happy with this purchase and I am obsessed with how my skin feels and smells after using the products in this kit. It comes with a Rose Cleansing Milk, Tulsi Facial Tonic Hydrosoul, Argan Intensive Serum, Neem Immortelle Purifying Serum, and a Lemongrass Facial Polish. These products cleanse, exfoliate, replenish and moisturize almost any skin type and the ingredients used to create these products are natural and organic. They don't test on animals, they don't use parabens or GMOs, and they source their ingredients from family farms, tribal villages, and women's co-ops which all help to give back to the communities that really need it. That's they type of company I like to give my moolah to!
Have you ever tried Evan Healy products? What is your experience with them?