Honestly Good For You


These past few months I've been on a major quest to do as much research as I can to start healing my body after being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis last summer. This is an autoimmune disease that basically just messes with your whole body, but the good news is that some people out there have had some good successes with managing their Hashi's (not sure if this is an official nickname-- but it's def what I call it!) through diet and lifestyle changes. Those changes are NO JOKE, and I'm only just beginning.

But, through a lot of my reading, I've learned so much that I probably wish I hadn't but am so beyond thankful that I did about the toxins in the health, beauty, and cleaning products that I use every.single.day. I knew in my heart of hearts that I needed to make a personal change to keep my body as free from toxins as I can within reasonable limits because, let's face it, my body is already struggling enough as is!

 I've been slowly transitioning to cleaner health, beauty, and household products, and one of the companies that has made it SO easy is The Honest Company.
The company was started by the beautiful Jessica Alba (who doesn't love her!?). I just started reading her book, The Honest Life, and she definitely struck a chord with me as she talked about how we shouldn't have to choose between fabulous products full of toxins or blah products that aren't. The Honest Company is committed to providing safe and non-toxic products that also just happen to be quite fabulous.
I have loved every product I've purchased from there!

Some of my personal faves from their Bath & Body collection are:

Hand Soap
Organic Lip Balm Trio
Hand Sanitizer Gel
Healing Balm
Face & Body Lotion
Toothpaste & Mouthwash
And, I've loved all of their cleaning supplies!
They also have baby and health products that I've heard great things about but have yet to try them myself.

I usually get the Essentials Bundle, and even though at first it makes you think that you have to get the bundle shipped monthly, I always just log in and keep pushing back the shipment date until I actually need to purchase!

Added bonus-- now that I've gotten my mom on board, we'll sometimes split the essentials bundle since you may not need as much as frequently with smaller families! I'm sure this will change one day ;)

This post was definitely not sponsored, and all of the thoughts/opinions are completely my own. If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to comment or shoot me an email. I could talk about what I'm learning through my research and the great products I've found all the live long day-- just ask the girls in my family!

If you do happen to want to give The Honest Company a try, consider going through this invitation! Another thing I love about The Honest Company--they have a great referral program!

Hope you HONESTLY have a fabulous evening ;)

What Happens In Cabo Stays in Cabo...Unless You're a Blogger!


Confession--I totally used to watch Laguna Beach and liked it more than I'd like to admit. Can we please still be friends?

When my parents brought up the idea of a family vacation to Cabo San Lucas my high school self immediately referred back to the infamous Laguna Beach phrase What Happens in Cabo Stays in Cabo, and I was sold! Kyle and I had an amazing honeymoon in Europe a few years ago, so we were looking forward to a more tropical getaway.

And to Cabo we travelled!

My family lives in Wilmington, so Kyle and I drove down on a Friday after he finished work. We all piled into one vehicle and drove to Myrtle Beach where all 6 of us slept in 1 hotel room for about 6 hours before waking up at 4 a.m. to head to the airport! Probably wishful thinking on our part that we would actually get a decent night's sleep all crammed in there, but with a week of sand and sun ahead of us sleep was hardly a concern.

We flew from Myrtle Beach to Charlotte (45 min!) and then Charlotte to Cabo (4.5 hours!), and because of the 2 hour time difference, actually arrived to Cabo around 1pm Mexico time! The flights were all super easy, as was going through customs and getting to our resort. I swear, they are so accommodating in Cabo--perks of traveling to a tourist town!

We stayed at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, and I could not say more good things about the resort! We had a great suite with an amazing view of the beach, were so close to 2 of their amazing pools (1 of which was the all adult pool!), and had access to 3 sister resorts.

My dream for Cabo was to stay at a resort with a swim-up bar, and I was not disappointed! Add in the fact that they had a Infinity Pool at the top of a mountain overlooking the ocean, the resort, and the valley below, and I was on cloud nine!

Our week there was a perfect mix of relaxation and touristy activities.

We spent lots of time at the pool (because the beaches there can be quite dangerous) and sipped our fair share of delicious drinks.

A zip lining excursion helped us get our fill of terror adventure (more on that in my next post!).

We saw our fair share of gorgeous views on a sunset cruise around the famous Arch, a glass-bottom boat tour to Lover's Beach, and eating a delicious meal at Sunset de Mona Lisa which had the most amazing view.

And, a little day trip to Todos Santos to visit the Hotel California (inspiration for the song by the Eagle's) and do a little shopping was also a nice way to break up the week.

I am so thankful for my week there. It was truly a dream vacation for me and was seriously one of the best trips of my life.  I would love to go back, preferably every summer ;)

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