yeah I’ve been taking her just about every week since she was like 4 weeks old :) and just whatever kind i have around the house lol
I really love when people act like they are above other people. Like for instance, acting as if your better than someone else because they like to shop at certain expensive stores or places to eat/drink. Making it seem stupid that people like to shop at those places.
By all means if its not in your budget to buy that type of thing or you don’t like that type of style theres nothing against you for not doing it.
But when you try to make yourself look above them just because they shop somewhere expensive or fancy, like wtf?
Isn’t it the other way around anyways? lol your not better than someone else because you buy cheap shit.
And your not better than someone else because you buy expensive shit. Let people buy what they want without making them seem stupid for it.
like oh my god i could rant so much right now but i shall restrain myself -_-
When selena was younger, would you take her to the beach? What kind of sunscreen did you use on her?
why is your instagram all beach photos and photography now, why not family photos
Instagram is my place to post that kind of stuff, the beachy photos are my favorite to take and taking pictures is my hobby and has been since I was younger, my sister and i would spend half our time with “photoshoots” we made up.
Its just something fun i love to do even if they aren’t professional quality. All my family photos and pics of my daughter i like to keep to tumblr and Facebook. Instagram is just my place to share my beachy/cali pictures.
What's so great about essential oils and coconut water? And where do you buy them? Are they expensive?
Check my recent post! The coconut oil is like 5$ i think and around same with a liter of coconut water. I get the coconut oil at trader joes, my favorite brand of the water you can find at sprouts, and also at most Alberstons and Vons I’ve been to. Essentail Oils you can find online or through someone who sells them, like for me, my husbands aunt, they are a bit more pricey but last for ever because they can be used in such concentrated amounts.
basically talking about why i love it (i believe I’ve talked about coconut water as well before, but ill try to touch base on that as well).
So lets start with Coconut Oil:
One of the uses I find awesome is an alternative to butter and cooking oil. Now, not every recipe is going to taste good with coconut so you can’t use it every time, but for baking its a good alternative to butter. Plus it is heavenly on sweet potatoes!
Another amazing use, hair conditioner/deep treatment/hair repair! I greased up my hands and ran it all through my hair one night, let it sit for 30 mins, washed it out and used my regular shampoo and hair products and the next day it was literally so extremely silky! Now if your like me and your hair gets greasy super easy, you’ll have to experiment for what amount to use and what works for you. But running it thro the ends and damaged areas does help!
Moisturizer/massage oil! for dry skin. Made mine super soft the next day as well.
I love to use it as a make-up remover. Its all natural, no chemicals or harsh ingredients on your skin and takes off mascara and eyeliner super fast, as well as your foundation. Plus it moisturizes and heals at the same time so its a win win ;)
As tooth paste. This one might sound weird, and I personally don’t use it as my tooth paste, (though I’m about to) I use it as Selena’s. Since she is not eating any processed food or sugar foods her diet is healthy and the foods she eats do not harm her teeth or create bacteria that hard chemicals in regular toothpaste fight. Coconut itself kills the main “bug” behind tooth decay and combined with these indigents you get an amazingly healthy and natural way to clean your teeth: To make your own coconut oil toothpaste all you need is 2 tbs of coconut oil, 2 tbs of baking soda, and 10 drops of peppermint oil (essential oils).
Coconut oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti fungal! (another reason it works amazing as toothpaste).
Here are a few more uses:
-diaper rash cream (have tried this-it does help! As does pure-like straight up from Greece olive orchards or whatever, pure, Olive oil…but thats another story)
-bug bites (helps relieve itching and burning as well as speeds up healing)
-healing. coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. It also speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues.
-skin problems (my mom has eczema- the coconut oil helps with the itchiness. if she puts it on every day the “rash” starts to dissipate)
-two weird ones but, lube, yes, for sex…hey it tastes good too…so theres a plus. not to get weird and freaky but the ky jelly and those types of “tasty massage oils and jellies” for oral sex and what not, taste disgusting to me, like overly sugary and all around like that medicine you take when you have a cold as a kid. The coconut oil tastes awesome especially if you love coconuts anyways, lol. And then nipple cream lol. Works great to nourish cracked, sore, or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings!
-insect repellent. you can mix coconut oil with peppermint oil (look to essential oils) Keeps insects off better than insect spray with chemicals and is perfectly fine to breath in and not harmful to your skin like bug spray.
OK those are some of my favorite uses there are hundreds more and I encourage you to look them up yourself! Whenever I try a new use for Coconut Oil or Essential Oil, I’ll write a blog post about it.
Ok moving on to Coconut Water:
FIrst of all, my favorite pro about it, is that it is amazing for hydrating/rehydrating if your dehydrated.
Coconut water is a rich source of nutrients, high in electrolytes, chlorides, potassium, and magnesium and has a moderate amount of sugar, sodium and protein. Also its a good source of calcium, and vitamin C!
It prevents dehydration, especially when children get diarrhea. It replenishes the natural salts lost by the body.
In the hot summer months, when your toddler is thirsty, coconut water is much more beneficial than packaged fruit juices which only contain empty calories. It helps cool the body, aids digestion, helps constipation, and if your breast feeding it helps hydrate you and gives your baby all those nutrients through your breast milk! In Brazil sometimes they actually substitute coconut milk for formula because of how much better it is for them and all that it supplies.
My favorite brand is O.N.E. coconut water. I just like the flavor best but Selena will drink ZICO as well.
So thats about all I have to share for now! Like I said I’ll keep you updated everything I try as a new use for coconut oil, and ill post a photo of my favorite brand/type of coconut oil.
Also, the post about Essentail Oils is next.
So this is mostly Selena’s lunch: Chicken salad sandwich from Sprouts, with avocado (mostly for me for guacamole), a bite of cheese, and some greek yogurt with chopped bananas mixed in.
What are your thoughts on essential oils? Lol
sorry i haven’t answered this yet, I’ve been kinda busy and wanted to allow myself time to sit down and give some good info
it’ll be in one of my next answers! because other people are asking about it too, hooray! :)