Author: Autumn Neely

Laila London Review

How lovely is this set by Laila London?  For awhile I have been discovering better for you and your skin products .  During , this time I found Laila London 100% Natural Organic Beauty .  It is formulated without : parabens, mineral oil, phthalates , triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, gluten , and synthetic fragrance . Laila London offers gift boxes… Read more →

Vegging out

A few weeks ago my sister, friend and I decided to go no meat vegetarian for a week.  This all started after watching What the Health and we opened Pandora’s Box.   Of course , we always knew things like that meat comes from animals and dairy comes from cows and goats.  Well…. we know these things, but I don’t… Read more →

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Rocksbox Review

Today, I’m trying out the Rocksbox. It is a monthly jewelry service, that will send you  three pieces specific to your taste. You do take a quick quiz , so they get to know your style.  The cost is normally $21 a month and any jewelry you choose to keep or buy , that money will go towards your purchase.… Read more →

Trying out the prAna lifestyle and I really liked it.

Today I will be sharing with you, my thoughts on a sustainable clothing line called prAna. The clothing items i will talking about , were provided to me by prAna but all opinions are my own.IMG_3273

IMG_3291   When I first read that the clothing was made of hemp and recycled material, I was very skeptical. I thought ” Cool concept but the clothing will probably feel weird or not fit right on the body. ”  I was imagining scratchy hemp rope that looked pretty.  Then my clothing arrived and my thoughts couldn’t have been further from the truth.  I tried on the Petra Top in Lacquered Rose that feels like buttah (butter) on your skin. I am so in love with the shade of this shirt.  It’s light and airy, which feels amazing in the hot humid summers we experience in the south.  The shirt also has a beautiful sewn lace insets that have a  design of x’s and o’s.  The Petra Top is made of 60% Organic Cotton and 40% Recycled Polyester and feels wonderful . After putting the shirt on, my daughter said I looked beautiful and started rubbing hands on it, to feel the soft texture.  We also did some dancing and snuggles , to see how it moved and my daughter’s thoughts. She kid approved it!  Another, thing I loved about the Petra is that the back of the shirt was a few inches longer than the front. This is great when having little kids, since I’m always bending and reaching for things and I don’t want to have to worry about pulling and tugging on my shirt all of the time.  I was also able to wear this shirt with or without an undershirt.  Needless to say prAna has a new fan.

http://www.prana.com/petra-top.html?colors=lacqueredrose

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Next, I tried the Milou Bottom in Supernova Pinwheel. It has fun shapes and shades of color that include pinks,purples, blues, and black.  It is

IMG_3265 made of 78% recycled polyester and  22% xtra-life lycra.  It also contains 50+ UPF.  Good to know, my bums covered.  lol.    The Milou fits nicely and has a soft lining that covers the entire inside of the bathing suit bottom. I’ve never had a bottom that included it and I have to say , that it feels pretty awesome. I’ve also had two c-sections and I love the fact that the mid rise Milou Bottom covered that up . As you can see in my photos, I had a lot of fun moving around in them.  prAna also offers different styled tops that would go with these bottoms, so you are not limited in style.   Or if you liked the colors but not a full on bikini , they offer tankinis and one-pieces too.

http://www.prana.com/milou-bottom.html?colors=supernovapinwheel

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What I learned from prAna , was not only do they provide excellent clothing for an everyday and active lifestyle, but that they help provide a better future for ourselves and others. Yes, it just got real.  Before , I had kids I recycled and wasn’t a litter bug. Doing these things , I really felt like I was doing my part. After having my girls the whole thing changed.  I worried about what chemicals I used around the house, where our food came from, and from time to time where our clothes came from.  I love what prAna has done and what they are doing for so many others. Below I have posted more photos of their lovely clothing and information about prAna, so you can see all the good they have to offer.  If you are interested in purchasing any of their items , you can use this special promo code-  S17PCLUBAN and get 15% off through June 16.  I hope you enjoyed an inside look at some of their pieces and check out their site.

 

http://www.prana.com/

    Why Hemp Matters | Kind of A Wonder Crop http://www.prana.com/about-us/sustainability/hemp.html
    Why Organic Cotton Matters | Sustainable Clothing Movement http://www.prana.com/about-us/sustainability/organic-cotton.html
DAY 2 SANTA FE BEACH AND SANARA YOGA LODGE

DAY 2 SANTA FE BEACH AND SANARA YOGA LODGE


 

1632, ATHENS, GREECE, EUROPE, RUSSELL, HOLLIDAY, PRANA, LIFESTYLE, CATALOGUE

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Notes from prAna
Show love for our planet. prAna offers sustainable, recycled, fair trade certified and hemp items. Not only at, but prAna prioritizes giving back to communities all over the world: http://www.prana.com/about-us/giving-back.htmlBerry Dress
  • More than ever, people just like you and me are seeking ways to spread positivity in our country. One way to do that is to make sure every purchase you make and every gift you give has a positive impact on our planet. prAna offers organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade items so that consumers feel great about the things they wear and the items they give. 
    • prAna designs clothing that looks good but is versatile enough for any lifestyle and any adventure. It’s common for prAna fans to wear their gear to work and to go for a hike.
  • prAna’s mission is to give people the option of reaching into their closet and dressing in items that reflect who they are. The versatile but classy clothing design makes for outfits that can be worn to work or on an adventure. 
  • How do you know that prAna’s items are perfect for any journey? All of the designers create and test all of prAna’s clothing based on their own love for outdoor activitieshttp://www.prana.com/about-us/who-we-are.html
  • While prAna clothing is made to accommodate any adventure, the items are first and foremost mindfully made in order to support fair trade and sustainable practices. prAna actually has only one core belief, and that is to give back more than we take from the world: http://www.prana.com/about-us/our-roots.html                                 

    1632, ZAKINTHOS, GREECE, EUROPE, PRANA, LIFESTYLE, CATALOG, ON BODY

    1632, ZAKINTHOS, GREECE, EUROPE, PRANA, LIFESTYLE, CATALOG, ON BODY

Go & Grow by Similac Review

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Over the past week my children and I reviewed Go & Grow by Similac Pouches  and  Go & Grow Toddler Drink. Check out my review  and at the end enter to win a $50 gift card to Walmart and try  Go & Grow by Similac Pouches and/or Go & Grow Toddler Drink for yourself . Gift card provided by She Speaks in partnership with Similac .

 First we tried the Go & Grow by Similac Pouches, which is for 6+ months.  Each Go & Grow by Similac Pouch has 3-4 servings combined Fruits & Vegetables .

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6 + Months

-Mango, Pear, Spinach Puree

-Sweet Potato, Apple, Carrot Puree

-Pear, Blueberry, Spinach Puree

-Pumpkin, Banana, Carrot Puree

12+ Months

-Butternut Squash, Pumpkin, Banana, Carrot, Spinach, Broccoli Puree

-Mango, Sweet Potato, Pear Puree

-Mango, Apple, Butternut Squash, Spinach Puree

– Apple, Butternut Squash, Banana, Blueberry Puree

My one year old really enjoyed the Go & Grow by Similac Pouches and so did my 3 1/2 year old. Heck , with all the good stuff that’s in the Go & Grow by Similac Pouches and the fact that they taste yummy,  I would eat these. I mean, organic fruit and veggie purée, non-GMO, no fillers , no artificial flavors or colors , and gluten free. You want the best for your kids and this has a lot of the good stuff they need . It gives them the Go they need and also what they need to Grow, with fruits and veggies.

The only downside of the Go & Grow by Similac Pouches is how liquidy it is.  Of course it should , because it’s a purée . Well, my daughter doesn’t like being fed things and with every squeeze of a Go & Grow by Similac Pouch , it was like a volcano exploding. Lol . It was a little messy but my 1 year old liked it.

You can find the Go & Grow pouches at your local Walmart or at this link – https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=%22Go%20%26%20Grow%20by%20Similac%20Pouch%22

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Next, we tried the Go & Grow Toddler Drink.  I had my 3 1/2 year old try this and she really enjoyed. We picked up the flavor Vanilla and it tastes like a vanilla milkshake. I asked her for a photo and she had too much fun, with her drink.                                                                                                IMG_3024

The Go & Grow Toddler Drink provides OptiGRO to support brain and eye development , which includes DHA, Lutein and Vitamin E. It’s a little high on the sugar at 16g, but technically no higher than anything else on the market. Also, this is for 2 convenient powder singles and making up an 8oz beverage. On the other hand it’s packed with tons of vitamins and minerals that I know my daughter isn’t getting from the peanut butter and jelly’s shes always requesting.

The Go & Grow Toddler Drink can also be found at Walmart and at this link – https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=go%20and%20grow%20by%20similac%20toddler%20drink

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Nutritional Content

Calories-150, Total Fat-8g, Sodium-45mg, Potassium-230mg, Total Carbohydrate-16g, Protein-4g

Vitamins% DV

  • Vitamin A:20, Vitamin C:45, Vitamin D:25, Vitamin E:45, Thiamin:20, Riboflavin:30 ,Niacin:20, Vitamin B6:10, Folate:10, Vitamin B12:15, Biotin:4, Pantothenic Acid:15

Minerals% DV

  • Calcium:35, Iron:30, Phosphorus:25, Iodine:25, Magnesium:6, Zinc:15,Copper:10

 

All in all, I think these are great products that help fill in the gaps, where we struggle sometimes as children go though their “i love it, I hate it.” food stages.  So check them out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.

Discount offer with Ibotta-

Ibotta offer – $0.50 back on any one Go & Grow by Similac Pouch. https://ibotta.com/rebates?

 

You can also check out these other links for more information –

https://www.facebook.com/Similac/

Youtube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxQQEq2n5BW9kHJL9SmqLw

 

“This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.”

Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card in the #Go&GrowatWalmart Giveaway

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1Staple , So Many Options

IMG_1816Living on a budget can tighten the reigns on your wallet , but it can also kick your creativity into high gear. Showing you tons of possibilities for your clothes , that you may not have otherwise thought of.  This light blue denim shirt dress was $15 and a great staple for my closet and many seasons .  The dress offers a button on the sleeves, so you can roll them up during warmer weather and down during the colder weather.

Warm weather

Outfit 1- I paired the dress with cute shimmery sea foam flats, a thin gold belt , and added a lovely large sparkling necklace .

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Outfit 2 – Here I paired the dress with some fun wedge sandals and the thin gold belt . I was feeling sassy wearing heels . It’s been awhile . Lol .

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Cooler weather

Outfit 3-I changed out the thin belt for a chunky rustic orange colored rope belt. Added olive green leggings and brown boots . IMG_1781

Outfit 4- Here I just added a long printed sweater.  My look is a little disheveled but with two little ones, that’s how I look most of the time, trying to get out the door. 😁

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Outfit 5-I switched out the long sweater for sweater blazer and added the belt over the top , for a dresser look. I then switched my leggings to black and finished the look with brown ankle boots .

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Outfit 6- Here I just switched out the belt for a dark brown wide belt . Another dressy look, but it gives the outfit a little something extra.

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I love how one item can be so versatile . I could have kept going , changing out  shoes, leggings, sweaters , and accessories .

What is your clothing piece of many disguises ?  I would love to see the combos , you come up with.