Sunday, June 27, 2021

Wayfare Pudding is Perfect for the Propah Kids!

 *This post has been created in collaboration with MomsMeet and Wayfare Foods. All opinions are 100% mine and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah.



When MomsMeet reached out about trying some of the Wayfare Foods pudding, I thought why not? I am always trying to get my kids to eat healthier and make healthier choices. Why not present them with the opportunity to try something new, a variation on something they already know and love... and something that is soy free, gluten free, vegan, organic, non-gmo, and dairy free. For instance, the Wayfare team sent a sampling of their puddings, chocolate being our favorite! Here are the ingredients in that option: WayFare Dairy Free Base (Water, Organic Butter Beans, Organic Oats), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Powder Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Gum Arabic, Organic Cultured Dextrose, Sea Salt, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Sunflower Oil, Konjac Root Powder, Calcium Citrate, Organic Natural Flavor.



Nothing funky or out of the ordinary in the ingredients list but most importantly, guess what? My kids loved it. They really felt like this was a treat, well, because pudding in all it's forms really is a treat over here. I took a couple of bites and maybe it's that I don't eat that much pudding myself but I really, really loved it! The texture is creamy so you don't miss that aspect with regular dairy pudding, plus, the refridgerator life seems to be pretty generous. We took a trip to NC this past week and I popped a couple of these in our cooler back for a nice, cool treat for one of our stops. The kids were so excited to see them in there!





This is really a great option for anyone but especially those with dietary requirements that might normally get left out or have lower quality options available to them. You can feel good about grabbing a pack of these puddings and next on my list are the dips and cheese! It would be pretty amazing to find some other alternatives to the things I love to eat but could probably find healthier and more thoughtful options! Let me know if you have tried and Wayfare Foods products! 


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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

We are Wearing Pact

 *This post has been created in collaboration with Pact and MomsMeet. All opinions are my own and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah and the brands that support me!


It is not a lie that I love Pact. From the organic cotton they use to the sustainability in their supply chain and back to the care and concern they have for our planet... and we're already off to a great start getting to know what a brand's values are. So when we were asked to try the Dream Big Pajamas for my kids, I did not hesitate because you don't have to ask me twice to put my kids in matching, organic pjs! 




I've been having the conversations with other parents about how absolutely cute matching pajamas are and if I am being honest, I simply love kids pajamas. When my boys put on their Dream Big Pajamas, I was instantly in love with how cute they looked, all fresh and clean post-bath, in their alligator pajamas! Cuteness aside, the pajamas are made with organic cotton, no toxic chemicals and 91% less water used than conventional cotton... and they feel so soft, comfy and stretchy without stretching out because the quality is spot on.




Besides the clothing they are selling, Pact is also trying to think about all the ways that their brand affects the world and what they can do to offest their footprint to make a bigger impact. If you know me, my main thing is trying to keep my little world as sustainable as possible because it's what I can control. This includes where I spend my money and who I choose to support on this blog. Whether you're a secondhand shopper or like to buy new sometimes, there are ways in which you can be mindful and think about the choices you are making. Pact makes it pretty easy to shop with them and feel good about it. Check out a special code to save on your first purchase of Dream Big pajamas or something for yourself, too!




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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Own Your Bod, Babe Monday May 17th

 After the year plus that we've collectively had, I'd love for us to be able to look back and say that we didn't let the way that we were affected physically, be something that breeds unhappiness for an extended period of time, especially as we see ourselves out of this whole ordeal *crosses fingers


I've had a lot of time to think about my body and what it does for me and this past year, it's become incredibly clear that our health is the utmost of importance. That's all there is to it. Seeing people pushing the "beauty ideal" rings even more hollow than it usually would have, especially because there are hundreds of better things to worry about than having no jiggle. I recorded a little IGTV (below) to sort of talk about how I have been feeling and why I want to encourage people to Own Their Bod, Babe in the year of our Lord 2021. It's about more than accepting our bodies, it's about appreciating everything that they do for us, including and not limited to remaining healthy in very stressful global pandemics!  😂


WHAT IS OWN YOUR BOD, BABE? It all started with a crop top, you can read the original post here. I felt free and wanted to encourage other people to feel that freedom that I felt, so invited people to help me celebrate owning our own body, and saying FU to the haters.



Also, I might have a couple of fun things up my sleeve for the ocassion! I always like to keep things interesting so am looking for some awesome giveaways and ways for people to be interactive with sharing! I am really looking forward to seeing how people feel the need to share and what they are talking about this year. It's been a challening one, that's for sure, why not release ourselves from societal pressure and have fun while we're doing it!


CHECK OUT THE OWN YOUR BOD, BABE APPAREL


For every piece of clothing or a hat that is purchased, the profit on each piece is going to Big Sister Boston, to encourage our local youth in a tangible way. It's important to me to find ways to ensure that girls and women continue to understand the importance of finding support and creating the life they want without being hindered by negative self esteem and low body image. This seems like a great place to start! Shop my Bonfire Store HERE. Let me know what you picked! I definitely treated myself to an "I Own It" sweatshirt and a "Sensitive" ballcap!


I am really looking forward to continuing the conversation around body positivity and encouraging one another to be proud of our bodies, what they can do for us and break down the negative self talk that has been ingrained since we are young. This shit takes some working out but once we start the journey, it can just get better and better!


Do you have any questions? I am here to help! And I hope to see you on May 17th!


Friday, April 16, 2021

Circle Home Plus and Our Family

*This post was created in collaboration with Circle Home Plus and the team at MomsMeet. Though this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Thank you, as always, for supporting Prim and Propah and the brands that I work with.

Picture this... you're living through a global pandemic. You're a mother of two young-ish small humans who are somewhere in between potty trained and somewhat independent. There are times where the house goes quiet and you worry that something horrible has happened because you simply don't trust them... this is when you take out the screens. Unfortunately, as the last year has raged on, my patience has run thinner and thinner, leaving me to depend more on the the most valued member of the family, the tablet. I ki,d, I kid, but you get what I'm saying.


So here we are, trying to reign this all in. The kids love their screen time and why wouldn't they? They use apps like they've been navigating technology since they were born, which they sort of have been. But I have realized that I've created little tech addicts and I'm hoping that, as a family, we can find a better balance. Which is why I am so happy that Circle Home Plus sent us their super easy to use device to help me manage the screen time issues in our home.




Here's how it works:


The Circle Home Plus device connects with your router to manage every Internet-connected device on your home network. You then download and use the Circle App to operate Circle and manage mobile devices (both iOS and Android) everywhere. Does it take up a lot of space? Absolutely not. It's as small a device as you could possibly hope for that does what this does and we parked it right behind the TV along with our other wifi compatible devices that help us manage all the techy things.

There are so many options that Circle Home Plus offers but seeing that my children are not yet on social media, we have some basic needs surrounding the internet so the device and app was super easy to set up for our family's needs. For now, the kids sort of follow our lead and listen (sometimes) when we say that it's time to log off but as you can see from the above picture, I often find my youngest especially, hiding somewhere with a tablet.

I can see my family growing with this device and service, adding bedtime and rewards as my kids are more robust internet users. I also haven't had the need but the PAUSE the internet button seems to me to have a lot of potential 👀 I think it will be important to lay the groundwork for them to be responsible for usage but have this device and app as my mother's helper. When the internet turns off, well, that's all she wrote, folks! I sort of love that we can apply these to the adult devices as well. Both my husband and I have been doom scrollers this past year and sometimes need to be told to just turn it off!





This device does require a subscription but to me, it's extremely useful and it is no more costly then any one of your streaming services. You can also choose to purchase a lifetime subscription, which would pay for itself in about three years based on the current monthly rate of  $9.99. Overall, I think this is a pretty great investment for the family! By the time my kids have their own phones and devices (not shared among the family), we'll be adept at navigating the Circle Home Plus, it's offerings and hopefully, our collective screen time!


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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Comfy Clothes Forever, Please

Will I ever "dress to impress again"? Probably! But will I take into consideration that I just love being comfortable? Yes, absolutely. Over the past year, all that has keep me going are the matching sweatsuits and comfy jumpsuits that make me look cute but absolutely let my body breathe free! Like please give me all the loungewear sets because when you match it's like you actually cared to put the outfit together! Right? Well, a girl can dream.


Sweatsuit c/o Femme Luxe

I was talking with a friend this morning about all the grooming items we'll check off on our to-do lists once we are vaccinated. I am going to get eyelash extensions. I am going to get a long overdue facial. I am going to plan a spa day and maybe even go for a new bra fitting! I have plans to get this business back in business so to speak but will I ever forget what I learned in the past year? Not likely. The memory of all the comfy clothes and the clothes that I have been living in, will stay with me. I am not going to go out of my way to be uncomfortable but I'll remember the comfort!


Sweatsuit c/o Femme Luxe

Will I continue to buy Womens Tracksuit Sets and do photo shoots with my cat a la Kate Beckinsale? Yup! Will I buy some new Summer tops? Maybe. Will they all be cute AND comfortable? More than likely yes! Because it's not important for me to find clothes that look good but don't check off that comfy box. I can still look cute without sacrificing comfort. And I post you one last question: Did I post this in part because I wanted to show you the bougie cat picture? YUP! I did!


Sweatsuit c/o Femme Luxe