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Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day

  For the longest time, I’ve been a full-blown juice cleanse nay sayer. I thought it was the worst thing you could do for your body. But I’ve changed my mind slightly. Juicing, on its own, isn’t bad, it’s those 6 day juice cleanse the world […]

Simply Meant To Be

Simply Meant To Be

Valentine’s Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine. I believe I’ve written before about how my mom always managed to make it special day for me. Because of this, growing up I was a firm believer that Valentine’s Day wasn’t just for couples […]

A Bit Of Cozy I Can Take Everywhere

A Bit Of Cozy I Can Take Everywhere

It’s early Friday morning and I’m sipping on some delicious lavender kombucha, indulging in a bit of honey drizzled toast just taking in all the calm surrounding my house. The boys are occupying each other for one of the first times ever and it is an amazing feeling. You know those mornings where everything feels right, well this is one of those morning for us. All is well with the world, and everything just feels complete. I’ll admit this is usually one of those days where I find every excuse in the book to not leave the house. Alas that won’t be happening on this lovely Friday, we have groceries to get and the farmers market is calling my name.

The only negative about a day like today is how hard it will be to leave that cozy feeling at home. We’ve all been there, you are in your coziest look, slippers and all. Then you realize it’s time to the day to start but theirs one or two problems that occur. Either you’re wearing something you would never be caught dead wearing in public or it’s not weather appropriate. With athleisure becoming so popular, I’ve only been left with the latter issue to worry about. So what’s a mama to do when her house slippers just won’t cut it? Well, thanks to Mahabis (mahabis.comI actually don’t have to worry about that either. They are an ah-mazingly lightweight slippers I can slip on in the morning while I get ready for the day. From prepping school lunches to cleaning up around the house I can walk around with ease. Knowing I’m not making too much noise while my babies sleep. With little ones who happen to be light sleepers this is a major plus!

Even better as soon as I have things in order I can leave the house with a quick add on. All I have to do is quickly slip on the light rubber soles, snap them in and BAM! I’m ready to head off to school drop off without feeling like I look a mess. Their sleek design keeps me feeling stylish no matter what I’m wearing or where I’m going. Whether it’s a lunch date with the ladies or a quick trip to the farmers market for all of those every day essentials. After wearing them for almost a full month, I’ve becoming attached to my Mahabis in the best way possible. So I think it’s safe to say the hubs and our boys will be getting a pair of their own for Valentine’s Day.

If you’re like me and want to take a little touch cozy with you every where you go here’s something special just for you! Use my code: MEGHANCKATZ10 when you check out and receive 10% off your purchase. Be sure to check out my Insta-stories (@meghanckatz) all weekend, because I plan on wearing these babies everywhere and anywhere I go.

 

 

The Day Of Rest

The Day Of Rest

It’s Christmas Eve morning and although I must spend a few hours at the store before we can fully get into celebration mode, I am starting off the day on a special note. I’ve always wanted to make and decorate Christmas cookies for the big […]

Detoxing My Way Into The New Year: Part Two!

Detoxing My Way Into The New Year: Part Two!

To keep up with my detoxing theme for the new year, I’m diving into a my New Year’s resolutions or life resolutions as I’ve named them. I’m not interested in doing the same thing we all do every year. You know what I’m talking about, so […]

The Day Of Rest

The Day Of Rest

Holidays are in full swing which means this is that time of year where I’m the least useful. Every year it is the same, like clock working. Come Black Friday the store is a constant mad house and while I’m surely not complaining it can get draining the closer we get to Christmas. This year though I’ve noticed a lot of other people feeling the same way. Whether it is the stress of finding the perfect gift or even finding time to get gifts. Everyone is feeling rushed and ready to give up. I know I’ve given myself pep talks lately!😂

No matter what the household task or conversation, right now my brain is short circuiting and I’m finding myself at a loss for words and slow to act. Thankfully the hubs knows the deal and still loves  a less put together version of myself. But what isn’t okay is that it does leave little time for making memories with my little ones. Thankfully I have a strict policy about Sunday’s. No work, at all, just play. I’ve always been this way even before kids. I don’t know if it’s just the vibes Sundays give out or my grandma being so religious but Sunday will always be the day of rest for me.

This fine Sunday morning we have a few things on the agenda. We are heading out on a fun adventure on the Polar Express Train with G, Bo and their cousins! Everyone will be dawned in their finest christmas jammies and mama will be of course be behind the camera. What started out as a fun holiday event for my mom and I to do with G has turned into a family tradition. I’m so happy we get to spend this time together doing something memorable with all the boys.

Below I’ve listed a few of my other Sunday favorites. So whether it’s the holidays making you feel drained or it’s just a busy time of year and you want to do something fun and cheep to destress. I’ve got a few options that might help, and you don’t have to have kids to enjoy these. To be honest all of my Sunday favorites were things I did in my early twenties. And back then my companion wasn’t a toddler it my fat cat, Marley and great glass of vino. Enjoy😉

-My Sunday Favorites-

  1. Baking with the boys – Normally I’m all about pies. But recently I was gifted cookie cutters from Target. I know this is going to sound silly but I’ve always been scared of cookie cutters and making cookies. I love baking pies mainly because even when they are their messiest, pies still tend to look great! Where as with cookies I’ve always felt they have to be perfect. It felt intimidating so I never attempted to make christmas cookies. But there is a first time for everything. So next weekend I plan on waking up and trying to use those with the boys. Wish me luck!
  2. Going on an adventure – With toddlers around every adventure feels new. During the summer months we love to just walk around our cozy little town and enjoy all the things we find. When it comes to winter things can get tricky. If the day isn’t too chilly I’ll bundle the boys up and we will go exploring in nature. Gunnar loves to go out the next morning after it snows and check for animal tracks. When it is too cold for an outdoor excursion we will set all of their animals up and pretend we are in the great outdoors. Sometimes we have a tea party other times of course it turns into a cops and robbers situation thanks to G’s imagination. Either way it is always an adventure with these two.
  3. Building forts/tents and having a movie marathon – Movies are a favorite in our home. With Daddy being a film major in college and mama being a secret introvert movie marathon nights are something Sam and I did a lot while dating. So it would only make sense that we would do the same with the boys. This is more of a way we like to end out Sunday nights, especially if it’s rainy out. I’ll take all the cushions off the couch and grab all the pillows and blankets from the beds. Then we add a couple bags of freshly popped white cheddar popcorn for the boys and a secret bag of extra, extra buttery popcorn for mama (guilty pleasure) and we are good to go!

Detoxing My Way Into The New Year

Detoxing My Way Into The New Year

2018! A new year is quickly approaching. Soon we will all be embarking on a new journey, I am ready. The new year symbolize so much for all of us. If you haven’t noticed I, myself, have been working with a constant theme of changing […]

Skin Care Lines That Really Care for Your Skin

Skin Care Lines That Really Care for Your Skin

Y’all know I love to talk skin care and of course with the holidays coming up I’m all about giving skin care products as gifts. They are a great gift for anyone and in my opinion it’s a truly meaningful gift because we all want […]

All The Holiday Wrappings

All The Holiday Wrappings

Let’s talk about wrapping paper. I mean if you think about it, wrapping paper is a product that is manufactured solely to be thrown away. But if that doesn’t stop you from buying it lets talk about how expensive it is. A box of tags (12ct) is 5 dollars, a variety pack of wrapping paper costs around 10 dollars. And we do this every single year now I’ve wrapped gifts and bought paper for 10 years now. That’s a cool 150 dollars I could be saving for my next trip. So I’m officially done with you wrapping paper, our relationship is over.

Of course that doesn’t mean I won’t be wrapping the boys gifts this year, but I will be smarter about what I buy to wrap them. Listen I totally understand everyone wants that picture prefect photo of all the presents under the tree. I would like that too. But I’m certain that can be achieves without adding waste. So if you’re like me and looking for a way to make less waste without being a total Scrooge, I might have the answer for you.

Fabric, yes you read that right I said fabric. Now hear me out. Instead of spending close to 30 dollars on wrapping paper and supplies this year and every year to come, go invest that 30 dollars into 4 yards of fabric and ribbon. Below you’ll find a list of supplies you’ll need and where to look. Check it out and get in the holiday spirit without creating waste!

Fabric or Parcel Paper: Be sure to pick a color scheme that you LOVE. After all, the point of this is to be able to reuse it next year, and for years to come so find something you know you’ll be happy with long-term. Parcel Paper is sturdy so if you’re unsure about using fabric/burlap go this route and reuse the paper for arts and crafts with your little ones!

Twine or Ribbon: I went with twine instead of ribbon because I like a more rustic look under our christmas tree. But you can pick anything make sure to read reviews. Thankfully, I’m not the first person to have this idea so the reviews helped me when I was looking into my options!

The Finishing Touches: I love to find a good leaf or two and use them as name tags. For this I’ll use a paint marker easily found at any craft store! As the boys get older it can be fun to take them on walks through nature and see what we find.  Sometimes if we go on a walk through town we end up at my store. Behind the store is a beautiful big holly bush so we will take a few pieces of that to decorate our packages with. Once we are done with the festivities, those pieces either go back outside where they came from or I dry them and save them for next year.

Happily Holidays: Gifts Under $75

Happily Holidays: Gifts Under $75

 Every year I’m ready to give my readers all sorts of fun gift ideas but this year I’m taking stock of my mindset towards the holidays and the way I execute the holiday festivities. Don’t get me wrong you’ll still be getting your gift guides, […]

Think Greener This Holiday Season

Think Greener This Holiday Season

 Every year I’m ready to give up all sorts of fun gift ideas but this year I’m taking stock of my mindset towards the holidays and the way I execute the holiday festivities. Don’t get me wrong you’ll still be getting your gift guides. After […]