Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Faves

Do you guys like Friday Faves? Is it still a thing? I'm gunna keep it a thing, ok? I like sharing stuff with you guys. I promise to not bombard you with stuff that we don't use or like. Deal? Deal.

Have you guys tried ZipFizz? I feel like in my early motherhood stage - I need an extra amount of caffeine to get me through the day. I'm exhausted. Flat pooped out. I just need it. I've always been the type of person that wants my body to "make its own energy." BUT - I have since seen the light. I've come to terms with the fact that during this time in my life... I need an extra boost. And as much and I love me some Dr. Pepper... I can't have it every day. I mean, I could... but I shouldn't. So ZipFizz it is. The Blue Raspberry is my favorite, but I'm currently making my way through a pack of Orange Cream. It's very sweet, but also delicious. Next flavor I'm buying - Limon. Can't wait. (The things I live for...)

I recently read Model Mormon by Rosemary Card & I loved it. She has such a fun, modern insight on  life. Obviously, I'm LDS, so I can relate to a lot of the topics that she shared. My personal favorites were modest ISN'T hottest, her thoughts on Heavenly Mother & how Christ wept so it's ok if men weep. We get so caught up with a world where the mothers are the nurturing ones, but we need soft hearted men in the world, too.  Aaaaa-men.

We've been slowly collecting books for the kids about emotions, feelings & consequences. We just bought Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences. This is a super easy read & I love that I can teach little lessons along the way to Kess. Sometimes when I run into a teach moment with Kess I feel like I don't have anything to refer to. I can't say, "remember when..." because it's the first time we are faced with a certain incident. So if we have a few of these emotions/feelings, etc. books I think it will be easy for Kess to pinpoint certain instinces and I can help her grow that way.

I gave this Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen a try last week at the beach and I really liked it. Super lightweight & non-greasy (I hate greasy sunscreen or lotion.) Plus, it smells really good. I didn't grow up being super conscious about sun damage. I was naturally dark so I rarely burned & I didn't give sunscreen a second thought most of the time. Now that I'm getting older and starting to see some of the damage that the sun has done to my skin I take sunscreen more seriously. I'm a big believer in the necessity that is Vitamin D. I want my kids to get some good vitamin D, but I also want them protected. A lightweight sunscreen is (in my opinion) the way to go! The less they notice about it (beyond me applying it) the better.

*This post is sponsored by Neutrogena & BrandBacker. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support Beautiful Effort.


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