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Mom Monday {The Best Baby Shower Gifts}

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I adore finding the very best baby shower or new baby gift. Here are a few of my favorites as of late. The-best-baby-shower-gifts

This Honest Company  baby arrival set has all the essentials and arrives in a wooden box made from sustainable paulownia wood!

Pink Fox mary janes from Seed Heritage are too cute.

Aden and Anais swaddles are my favorite and this New Beginnings gift set is a great selection.

Bamboo clothes are my favorite for newborns as they are so super soft. This Kickee Pants romper is great.

Of course something I could not have lived without with Piper was my Beaba baby food maker. This new and approved double version is like a dream!

Lavha {essential oil jewelry}

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I was lucky enough to receive a Lavha bracelet for the holidays from a dear friend and I have been completely obsessed with my bracelet. They are not only gorgeous, but have such a unique concept to them. You dab high-grade essential oils on the lava beads to enhance your mood, and the gemstones also contain healing properties. I love that you can shop for a bracelet that fits a particular person ie. The Dreamer, The Calm One, or the Visionary. What a perfect bridesmaid gift don’t you think!!??

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From Jessica the one of the masterminds behind LavHa:

“LavHa started when I moved into my neighborhood and Nancy and I met. We both had a background in western medicine and I had a passion and interest in eastern medicine and she has her doctorate in Holistic Nutrition. Nancy was already making and passionate about yoga bracelets using gemstones and learning about their healing properties. I had been using essential oils for years and introduced her to medical grade oils (the purest on the market). We started talking and LavHa just “happened”. I don’t know how else to describe it.

We started to design bracelets using our combined knowledge of stones and oils. We believe that when you combine the mental and physical healing properties of the stones and oils, they amplify each other. The bracelets act as a personal diffuser, through the lava stone. Each bracelet is made with high grade gemstones and at least one lava stone that acts as a natural diffuser. The oils will, microscopically, absorb into your skin and you have the aromatherapy benefit as you wear them as well. You put a drop on each lava bead and it absorbs the oils and will diffuse the oils for up 3 or more days.

The name LavHa come from combining “lava”, which represent the “power of the fire within”, and Ha, which means “breath of life” in Hawaiian.
We are excited to also “give back” and use our jewelry as a way to make the world a better place by giving part of our profit to non-profits, but also by spreading health and wellness both emotionally and physically to those that benefit from wearing our creations.”

Thanks so much Jessica for sharing the thoughts and intentions behind your beautiful products!! You can see the rest of her collection here.

Mom Monday {Falafel Bites}

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I made these super easy Falafel bites the other day and Piper literally licked her plate and mine! When this happens I find the need to share. These were super quick to make, these ingredients are things you may already have in your kitchen, and your whole family will enjoy them. I tried sticks and meatball shapes, but the sticks prooved easier for dipping in the yummy yogurt sauce. Recipe adapted from this one.

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Inspiration to go {garden flowers}

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My beautiful amazing mother was visiting us for the last few days and she picked the most beautiful flowers. I asked her where she found them, and I blushed when she said “in your backyard”! Sometimes we need to be reminded that beauty is often right under our noses. We don’t need to look far, just look up. Have a fabulous weekend my friends!

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Hot off the press {box invites with custom monogram}

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The perfect blend of vintage and romance, this box invite was all about presentation. We created a custom monogram for the couple which was then printed on a vellum overlay.

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The invites had a pocket on the reverse to house the extra pieces. Everything arrived in hand calligraphed boxes!! The natural color palette added a hint of rustic elegance.

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