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Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

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2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
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Wool Dryer Balls with Essential Oils

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Laundry is a very important task; whether you do one load a week or maybe you do multiple loads a day, either you like doing it or not. One thing’s for sure having clean fresh clothing boosts your mood, esteem and senses. It just makes you feel better!

If you use dryer sheets, you may want to start thinking about switching to a better alternative for yourself and the environment.

Until a couple months ago I really had no idea why many were ditching the dryer sheets(& fabric softeners) and switching to dryer balls. Honestly, I just thought it was a fad. I did a little research and found some very good reasons why you should ditch the dryer sheets.

Did you know dryer sheets and fabric softeners are really not necessary for your laundry?

Dryer Sheets are generally made from polyester that’s been soaked in harmful chemicals. They are some of the most toxic products around. Sure, they may make your clothes smell great, but all those chemicals are eventually soaking into your skin. Some of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems.

They’re single use, so after you’re done with your one load of laundry the dryer sheet gets thrown into the landfill. It can take years for a dryer sheet to break down.

The chemicals can build up and clog your dryer’s lint screen, which makes your dryer less efficient.

 

The alternative to toxic dryer sheets?

Wool Dryer Balls

After learning how bad dryer sheets were for the environment and my family, I immediately ordered us some wool dryer balls. They’ve worked better than I imagined.

Wool Dryer Balls don’t contain any toxic chemicals, soften your clothes, gets rid of static cling and wrinkles. They save you money, last for thousands of loads, saves you time and energy by cutting down on drying time.

If you can find them at your local retail store, grab a pack to give it a try, but if you can’t find them or just want what’s convenient(like myself) you can find them on Amazon for any amazing price.

6 Pack of Cute Panda design on sale right now for only $15 – can’t beat that price! We’ve been using these ones and they are great and still have a ton of life in them even though I wash a load of laundry every day.

6 Pack of plain white ones under $17

3 Pack of plain white ones under $6

If you’re local to me and only shop local, I’ve seen them at Trader Joes, Whole Foods and A Drop in the Ocean Shop sells them as well.

 

If you’d like to just use the wool dryer balls to dry your laundry load, you just simply throw one in with your load. I’ve personally used one dryer ball on three loads, one after the other – they don’t melt!

If you’d like to add a little natural scent to your load, which I love to do, it leaves your clothing and house smelling amazing! The best part is, it’s very simple.

Get yourself some essential oils, a whole set is nice to have in your house but if you’re only able to purchase one or two – that’s completely okay! Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. There are many benefits to using essential oils, someday I’ll share more on the topic.

Make your own scented wool dryer balls.

Pick out your favorite scent(s). Right now I’m loving orange and cinnamon leaf reminds me of fall!

Add 2-4 drops of essential oil throughout the dryer balls, put in a bag or a bowl to dry in the laundry room.

I try to remember to re-do the essential oils weekly, but you know life happens and I’ll do every other week. Just be sure you let the essential oil dry before placing in your dryer.

 

Are you going to ditch the dryer sheets and switch to wool dryer balls? Do you have a favorite essential oil mix?

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“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - #MarkTwain

“A man cannot be comfortable...

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – #JohnRuskin

“Nature is painting for us,...

Beautiful walk to the beach with the kids and dog! It was sunny, warm, spacious and just what we needed. AND there wasn't any complaining! Thankful for our gorgeous home & planet!
🌻

Beautiful walk to the beach...

See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

The gang is coming over...

2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
#sponsoredpost #momsmeet #lightlife #tempeh #plantbased #vegan #health #wellness #healthandwellness

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