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Happy Wednesday!  Just to celebrate Hump Day, I have a great giveaway for you from White Plum, an online vintage-inspired boutique filled with fun, affordable clothing.


You can also use the code CAITLIN20 for 20% off your entire purchase until 10/24.


So… I found the perfect leggings.  Check out the fleece-lined leggings, which come in 7 colors.  I’m wearing the “charcoal.”  White Plum has so, so many leggings, but I really liked the way the fleece ones fit and felt.  All of my other leggings are WAY too thin for the colder months – my thighs always feel frozen in them.  I’m super excited to wear these more when it gets even chillier out.  The leggings fit size 0 – 12, and they were perfect on me!  Stretchy in all the important places.  :)


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Fact: When I stood on the table to get this overhead shot of our pizza, I burnt my arm on the chandelier.  Now I have a huge, fake flame sized burn on my elbow.


Another fact:  My kid thinks nothing of the fact that I stand on the table to photograph pizza.  Hah.


How are you doing?  I’m good!  But super busy.  We are trying to pull ourselves together for a crazy two weeks.  My mom is coming to town, and after a short visit together, the Husband, Henry, and I are leaving on an epic road/air trip while mom stays behind to watch the pets and the house (she’s the best).


We’re hitting up a wedding in Pennsylvania on Saturday, and then I have Operation Beautiful speaking events in New York, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, and Denver – five events in a week!  The Husband and Henry will be with me some of the time; we’ll be apart some days, too.  But I’m really looking forward to some quality family time, even if we are all just stuck in a car traveling from event to event!


Fuel for a busy day:


I’ve been using BLACK sea salt and – OMG – it’s so good.  Even better than pink Himalayan salt, which was my previous favorite.  If you’re still using plain old white table salt… you really must try one of the colored ones.  They are so much more flavorful.


Let’s see… What else?


I’ve been making an effort to be really good about exercise.  Exercise currently means walking, although I have squeezed in a few swims.  But Henry has been kind of boycotting the stroller (I walk so slowly that it’s super boring for him, I think), so I’ve been limited to late-night strolls… or 1-mile toddler torture sessions.  Hah.

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I read that Little One gained a 0.5 pound in the last week.  Crazy.  No wonder I’m so tired!

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Other things…


I picked up two fun products on my Celestial Seasonings trip.  I’ve been doing tea + face mask + night cream every evening for a week or so now – it’s so relaxing.  Especially when paired with chocolate.  Hah.  I have mixed feelings about a lot of beauty products, but I’m all for pampering and relaxation at this stage in the game.


This Deep Sea Facial Mask is super creamy and gentle.  It contains kaolin clay, which is supposed to stimulate cell regeneration (I’m always dubious of these claims, but I guess my skin looks nicer than usual…).  No animal testing or artificial colors, no parabens, and no SLS.  And a few organic ingredients!  It does say “hypoallergenic,” but it contains a perfume (?).


I really like this Ultimate Night Cream.  The lavender is super soothing, and it leaves my skin feeling really moisturized without being greasy.  I typically use coconut oil to moisture my skin, so that’s a nice change!   It’s organic, too!


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