New year, same you.


“New Year, same me.”

I know I know. You’ve probably seen this quote floating around A LOT the past few days.

Hear me out.

Since, I don’t know FOREVER?! January has been full of new diets, new fads, change.
But WHY do we feel the need to overhaul ourselves just because the year is different?

Truthfully?
I like who I am! The extra 2020 weight and all! 😜
Do I have areas I would like to improve in? Sure!
But just because it’s 2021 does NOT mean I’m going to just suddenly be able to be a morning person or hate pizza and cookies.
I honestly don’t see a need to put all the pressure on myself to attempt to be someone I’m not. Who the hell has time for that?!

If you’re feeling the pressure to loose weight, make a big change or take a big leap- we don’t need to rush those things. Take your time. Starting in January doesn’t make those things any easier or more important. ❤️
And damn it, here is to always improving the people we are, NOT trying to completely change them. 👏🏻

Gift Guides for Everyone on Your List- Under $40!

With this year just being SO different, I knew that I wanted to bring some gift guides to the table that were also a bit different!

I knew that I wanted to incorporate as many small shops/businesses as I could. I also knew I wanted to have options for the last minute amazon shoppers. Mostly, I knew I HAD to keep it all affordable.

SO.

Here you have it. This years gift guides- broken down into categories, and under $40. My hope is that with these seperated gift guides that it will ease the shopping stress and help you find something for everyone on your list!

Scroll down to find them all seperated, and the descriptions listed. Under each image is a seperate shoppable link that will take you directly to the item associated with the number.

Happy browsing!

**Note- This post contains affiliate links that earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products that I personally use and love, or think that my readers will enjoy.

one. // two. // three. // four. // five. // six. // seven. // eight. // nine. // ten.

one. // two. // three. // four. // five. // six. // seven. // eight. // nine. // ten.

one. // two. // three. // four. // five. // six. // seven. // eight.

one. // two. // three. // four. // five. // six – left & right. // seven. // eight.

one. // two. // three- cups & spoons. // four. // five. // six. // seven. // eight.

one. // two. // three. // four. // five. // six. // seven. // eight.

Hopefully these were helpful for you all! They were so fun for me to put together, and I know I found some ideas for my own list too. 😉

Which list is your favorite?!

Outfit Summary

Anyone else blink and it was November?!

Phew. These past few months just FLEW for us. You may have noticed that September’s outfit summary was never a thing. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I meant to put it out a little late, then next thing I knew it was October 20th and I decided to just roll it over into the next month.

So here is the September AND October outfit summaries!

If you are new, here’s what you can expect!

Every month I do a summary of all my outfits I have posted on LIKEtoKNOW.it, here on the blog for easy navigation and browsing! I know a lot of people don’t use the LTK app, so this is for you!

To shop- you can click each photo for complete details, or use the links below the photo to shop a specific item. Clicking the actual photo will take you straight to the LIKEtoKNOW.it post!

**Note- This post contains affiliate links that earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products that I personally use and love, or think that my readers will enjoy.

Alright, here we go!

Sweater // Hat // Jegging // Shoes- similar HERE // Bracelet // Necklace

I can’t get enough of this sweater or the hat! They are both new favorites in my wardrobe! Added bonus? The prices. The hat is only $15.59 and the sweater is $17. 🙌🏻

Tee (only $9!) // Cardigan- similar HERE // Jegging // Hat // Earrings

Jumpsuit // Shirt // Hat

Dress // Bracelet // Hat // Earrings

Leggings // Boots- similar HERE // Hat – similar HERE // Sweatshirt- similar HERE

Shirt – similar HERE // Leggings // Bralette // Hair Ties

Cardigan- similar HERE // Sports Bra // Leggings // Home Decor links can be found HERE

Same Fabeletics set, different look! 👇🏻

Chambray ShirtChambray Shirt // Bra // Leggings // Hat- similar HERE // Shoes

Cardigan- similar HERE // Boots // Jeggings // Matching Tees // Maddi cardigan- similar HERE // Maddi Jegging // Boots

We absolutely LOVE these tees and the price is SO GOOD.

Cardigan // Jegging // Graphic Tee ($8! 🙌🏻) // Boots

Same cardigan, different day. 😉

Cardigan // Tee // Mom Jeans // Sneakers // Hat // Mama Bear Necklace

Shirt // Jegging // Sneakers // Scrunchie

This shirt is from the men’s section, and I am obsessed!

Shirt // Tank- similar HERE // Jegging // Boots- similar HERE // Necklace // Bracelet

Henley // Plaid shirt – similar HERE // Jegging // Boots- similar HERE // Hat // Necklace // Bracelet

Leggings // Tank // Bralette // Chambray Shirt // Hat- similar HERE // Bracelets- similar HERE

Sweatshirt- similar HERE // Jegging // Hat // Bracelet

The End. ✌🏻

Where is your favorite place to shop for yourself?! Shoot me some new ideas for next month! 😘

If you have any questions about the items above or navigating the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, feel free to contact me here or through instagram!

Gut Connection Kids- Supplements for Littles.

Any other moms feel like they’re always searching for the best products for their little ones?

As my kids get older finding good supplements has become increasingly important. The more time I spent researching, the more I realized how hard it is to find good affordable ones!

When we had the chance to try Gut Connection Life by Country Kids, I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of products and the price! We have tried all four options- Cognitive Balance. Digestive Balance, Immune Balance, and Sleep Balance. Their company believes in raising the bar in integrity and authenticity, which just made me like them more!

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

The #1 favorite here is the Sleep Balance! It is a chocolate flavored powder, and we love to mix it up in a healthy smoothie one hour before bed. My kids can always use all the help they can get in the sleep department, and this powder provides us a healthy way to help ease them into bedtime! Along with a seamless combination of helpful gut-focused ingredients, each serving contains Lactium, a patented bioactive peptide coming from milk, used widely in Europe to reduce stress so that kids can fall asleep faster and longer.

#2 on the favorites list is the Cognitive Balance! It has a powerful probiotic blend to maintain gut health and support communication between the central nervous and digestive systems. With school in full swing, both Mason and Maddison love knowing their fueling their bodies with some extra help! These chewables are also taste approved by them, which isn’t always an easy task.

Immune Balance is a big winner for this mama, especially this time of year! It is a blend of prebiotics balanced with other immune-supporting ingredients to support a strong and healthy immune system and improve gut microbiome health.

Last but most certainly not least is the Digestive Balance! The focus for this one is to provide kids with the nutrients they need to maintain good immune and gut health, help reduce occasional discomfort/bloating, and even improve weekly bowel movements.

These products are intended for children aged 4-12. However, adults can also take this product by following the directions for the 9-12 year old dosage.

All products are available for purchase on countrylifevitamins.com, and you can get 20% off of your entire order with the code MOMS20 at checkout!

So, out of the 4 products, which intrigues you the most?!