Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Protein Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Top | Bottoms (similar) | Shoes (only type of workout shoe I wear)

I am so excited to share with you all my obsession with my protein shake. I have been drinking this shake for about 4.5 years. No joke! Riley doesn't understand how I have not missed a breakfast without this smoothie. I am obsessed. It took me a sec to find the best protein (for me) and the best peanut butter. But I am confident I have nailed it down. I seriously crave this every morning and have to stop myself from making one for lunch and dinner too!

It took me a bit to find the right protein that wouldn't make me feel sick or didn't have tons of additives in it. Plus, I needed something that made up for the protein I wasn't getting with being vegetarian. I felt like some where to sugary tasting, or had that chalk taste to it or had to many fillers. Orgain Organic Protein is seriously THE BEST!!!! I've only had the chocolate flavor but I am dying to try the other ones (there's a pumpkin spice flavor out right now!) I love that it's all organic, no sugars added and it's vegan! 

Also, the key to not make it taste chalky is peanut butter powder! I've tried a few powders and by far Crazy Richards is the best!!! I've used normal peanut butter, organic, all natural and it will still have a chalky after taste. But Crazy Richards Peanut Butter is THE BEST! it has the right consistency and gives it a more sweet taste. Plus, it's all natural

Definitely let me know if you try it out! I absolutely LOVE this smoothie! It's also great for toddlers/kids just cut your protein in half and do about half of the peanut butter. Lemmon devours this stuff! 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Toddler Holiday Gift Guide: Clothes

I may have purchased more then half of these for The Squeeze for Christmas or right now ;-) haha. I just couldn't help myself. So, I know every toddler is different, but all I know is Lemmon so I based this gift guide off what I think a toddler like Lemmon would like. I hope your bebita will love them too!!

#1 Pajamas: How stinkin' cute are these floral pj's? I love two piece pj's for Lemmon because if she has a blow out I don't have to wash the whole outfit. Just the bottoms and then I can switch in some leggings. Or if it's to warm to wear both but to cold to wear a shirt and bottom then these are the best! 

#2 Heart Micro-Fleece Pull Over: You can never have to many jackets during the season. This is something great that she can just throw on if your running to the store or even layering underneath a puffer jacket. Plus with the little hearts, it's so cute!

#3 Mini Rain Boots: Confession, I have now ordered all 3 pairs for The Squeeze! They are to die for in person! And with the price point, I wish they had more colors! They are great condition too! Definitely stay in their same size or size down. It says to size up, but don't listen to it. Lemmon wears a 5 or 6 and both are great on her. They button on the side and she loves to help put them on. If you've seen the mini-melissa boots, then these are seriously the most perfect dupe! Order these, you won't be disappointed. Oh yah! They come from China, so be expected to wait about 3-4 weeks.

#4 Minky Blanket: Lemmon's favorite blankets are her Minky's. We have quite a few of them but have to keep one or two in the car and then two in her crib and then two more are dragged around the house. They are so soft and keep her so warm!

#5 Mini Boss Hoodie: I died when I saw this! I had to snag one for Lemmon. And with how cheap it is! I got her a size 1- 2 years.  

#6 Faux Fur Sleeve Pull-over: I love anything with fun sleeves for Lemmon. I'm not a fan of prints or wording so sleeves like these are perfect to spice up an outfit. Plus, anything with fur Lemmon calls her "Suave" haha, she will sit there and pet her shirt all day!

#7 Hooded Snow Coat: I have yet to find a snow coat I love for The Squeeze. This one is so adorable with the fur lined hood and the little pom pom on the top. I wanted something that was thick for her but cute also. They also have it in black!

#8 Checked Flannel Dress: I love checker print on kids. It's adorable! This dress would be so cute with some tights and booties!

#9 Knit Mittens: How adorable are these?! They are perfect for being out and about to keep those little fingers warm! And they go perfect with #13.

#10 Cozy Socks: Lemmon has this fascination with socks lately. "Suaves" plus socks. She will be in heaven!!! 

#11 Fur Bow Uggs: I just about died when I saw these. I have a pair of uggs that look pretty similar to these and Lemmon is obsessed with them. I mean, how cute are mini uggs?!

#12 Embroidered Skinnies: It took me a second to get on the embroidered train, but when I saw these I fell in love! I like how simple they are. Skinny jeans are so cute on babies!

#13 Bow Scarf: I am all for layers! And how cute is this bow scarf. It's not scratchy or irritating and will keep them nice and warm.

#14 Lash Beanie: This has been in my cart for a bit. I keep going back on forth only because Lemmon's fro is hard to hide under a beanie haha. Other then that I would jump right on it! I love lash anything!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How To Pack For A Toddler

SuitcasesSteamer (best travel size steamer ever!) Lemmon's Jumper ,  Shirt , Socks  

I'm finally getting around to posting about how we pack for Lemmonade. I had posted it a while ago on my insta-stories and tons of you seemed to like it. So, I thought I would write a more detailed post.

First things, these suitcases! If you don't have sturdy, spacious suitcases, get yourself some! The ones I linked are around $100 and are perfect for all of our stuff. I love the mesh zipper because then it separates all of our bags/shoes from the clothes. 

Okay, these quart size bags you can find anywhere. I know you're probably like "duh, Kashia!" but I did get lots of questions on where to find them and if they were anything specific. Nope, just plain old quart size freezer bags. Here's the key: you'll reuse them so don't throw them out! This "organized packing" would sure get expensive if you kept buying bags over and over. I think these ones in the pictures are on their third round.

Grab a sharpie and start labeling. I label mine #OOTD, pajamas, bathing suits, church clothes, jackets and sweatsuits. But there are so many ways you can go with this. This way it's easy to grab out an outfit or even know what you're grabbing for the day. Nothing like making everyone else late because you can't pick out an outfit for your baby or you can't find the bottom that goes with the top. Grab one plastic bag and your set. 

Now, I put her bows and shoes in separate bags. Only because she will wear one pair of shoes with three different outfits and same goes for her bows. I also put all of her hair stuff and bath stuff in a separate bags. That way I can just bring the whole bag with me into the bathroom and get it all done. 

I got these bags from when I have bought designer purses or shoes. Those bags come in handy so keep them! 

 Oh, I got many questions about what I do with the dirty clothes. I don't put them back in their bag till they are clean. I like to do laundry while we are on vacation and then once they are clean I'll put them back in their individual baggies. I usually find a corner in the closet or room and make a pile of all her dirty clothes. If you're gone for a quick trip and don't have time or the resources to do laundry, I suggest bringing more of those designer bags to put them in (or a laundry bag/trash bag) that way you are still able to reuse the freezer bags and they don't smell like dirty clothes.

This is a game changer, guys! You'll love it! If you end up doing it and learned some other ways to keep it organized, leave me a comment or email me. I LOVE organizing hahaha.