I wanted to share a few photos taken of Lavender this Summer. All pictures expect for the last were taken at the Clackamas Lavender Festival. We’ve visited this festival for the last three years since we discovered it. It’s such a serene atmosphere surrounded by such a sweet and somewhat intoxicating scent. I’ll share a few my family shots soon as it was Lydia’s first adventure out there ( even though she slept for most of it)!
Broths and stocks are a crucial part of preparing meals that are nutritious and delicious. Sure, one could buy the ready made stuff but I know first hand that making your own reaps a much tastier offering. It’s honestly not that hard at all to make your own but most people aren’t exactly sure how. This book walks readers through in exactly how to make the basic bases and add then takes it to another level. Not only will one learn how to make over a dozen broths and stocks but there are also recipes within to create meals of all kinds with those bases.
I grew accustomed to using slings and carriers with my first baby and I feel that I’m pretty seasoned. Through my first and second child, I learned what worked well and what didn’t. Now with my third, I consider myself pretty seasoned and experienced enough to give advice on the matter. In having not used a ring sling too much with my first two, I was eager to give the Mamaway ring sling a try after reading all the excellent reviews from others moms and dads. Boy, I wish I had this sling with my first two kids. It’s been keeping my baby girl happy around the house and when out and about. She prefers being able to look around and being close to the ones she loves over riding about in a stroller especially when at new places.
Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, & Soul by Ruth Soukup has been a life changing book for me! The author shares deep insight, scripture, personal stories of her own, and practical ways to handle as well as declutter nearly every part of your life.
The Mamaway UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra is great! I’m a mother of three and in having nursed all my children (currently my 5 week old) I’ve not come across a bra so comfortable! I know I’m not the only nursing mother that has discovered how hard finding a nursing bra that works well as you fluctuate in sizing can be. I’m pleased that someone finally put a bra like this out there that has the best interest for breastfeeding moms.