Becoming More Eco Conscious

Hey friends! This is not a fad post or saying that I’m swearing off meat, cars, and whatever else makes some people mad these days. What I have done is taken a few steps that are super simple to help do my part in how wasteful we can be.

These are some things you can easily do as well in your own home to create less waste. So why not!?

The first thing I’ve done is trying to not use plastic bags from the grocery store. I do forget my reusable bags on occasion but this is such a simple switch plus those plastic bags always rip and either spill my groceries. Or they get holes in them so I can’t reuse them in my small trash and or for cleaning out the litter box. Which is what I would normally use those bags for. So last time I was at TJMaxx I picked up a large reusable bag for .99 cents! Such a deal because it’s huge! I keep it in my truck for anytime I’m out and happen to shop or need to carry multiple things. It’s great to have on hand for so many things as well like dirty clothes from kids. Ya never know when a blowout or overfill bladder will get the best of you.

The next thing I’ve done is I stopped buying paper plates or styrofoam plates. We have a set of ceramic plates and washing off a plate after a meal literally takes 20 seconds. I found that people would grab a throw away plate for anything, like a sandwich and it wouldn’t get dirty and then throw it away. Such a waste! So this helps out the earth and your wallet!

Next up I’ve stopped with dryer sheets. You can pick up wool balls at Walmart or TJMaxx and they are reusable! Put a little essential oil on them and it leaves your clothes smelling amazing plus it helps dry your clothes quicker! Again this is a great option to save a little money.

So normally in our house we drink tap water. It’s never bothered me and it’s obviously the best option vs. buying plastic bottles. I actually hate when people buy packs of water because it is completely wasteful. I use a metal water bottle and fill it up all day never creating waste. But!! Where we moved our water is strange. It is clean and safe to drink but it is a light tan color and has a very distinct taste that I just can’t get into. So I began saving my milk jugs and instead of throwing them out I clean them and take them to the store to refill with purified water. It costs less than buying gallons of water and again I have little to no waste.

The last thing I’m working on in my house is to rid our house of paper towels. I literally never use them. My husband on the other hand does. I just don’t make a mess and if I do or my kids do I use a wet towel and clean up. I find paper towels so pointless.

So that’s it for now! As I continue to make greener choices and changes I will keep you updated!

Xoxo Erin Renae

Home Decor!

As some of you know we recently moved and bought a new home. Well new to us, but the house looks very 70’s in some rooms so this post will be in parts. Our yard is simply beautiful but the inside of the house needed some TLC.

While my husband was away for work my mother came down and helped me decorate the house and help with the kids. So grateful because my kids can be quite the handful when they choose. Isn’t that how it always is? Be crazy when dad is away.. anyways I wanted to share some fun wall art pieces that I picked up and put up around the house.

yes some of my walls are not the greatest of color but that will be another times project. I will share more complete images once I have the house together completely! But I love this little welcome sign I place right in the front entry way. You will see most pieces I have picked up will be wood and galvanized metal and tin. I love the rustic, farmhouse feel. This piece I absolutely love. I have tons of mason jars and even though it says it’s a candle holder I see flowers in these jars. What do you think?I got both of these tin/wood signs and placed each appropriately in the laundry and bathroom. I love them! They are pretty big so they add to the space without needing more or leaving too much blank space. Each one of these came from TJMaxx. I am all about a great deal and where I live, TJMaxx is pretty much the only store! They were all such a great deal how could I pass them up? Let me share a couple more items I grabbed!I am all about these metal mugs. I literally went through and pretty much got rid of all other coffee cups. Plus these can’t break and I am a total klutz. I freaked out when I saw the store had more and had to bring them home. The littlest things make me so happy!I also picked up this little crate to sit in the bathroom. The kids bathroom is pretty small so I use this to keep the space looking clean and oraganized. I keep the kids washcloths in it as well as wet wipes, extra toilet paper, q-tips..etc. This last picture shows my dining table. I picked up the runner at TJMaxx but the salt and pepper shakers, metal pitcher, and floral arrangement all came from Walmart. I feel Walmart really stepping up lately with what they offer. Everything is so cute, super budget friendly and fits my farmhouse theme perfectly!

I can’t wait to share more as I complete DIYs and other home projects and as we get renovations done! So stay tuned!

Xoxo Erin Renae

Healthy, Tasty Bite

Hey everyone! So you may or may have not known about my health journey. I want to lose a little bit of weight and get my body toned back up to my pre kids state.

My journey begins with Arbonne and of anyone is interested I would love to help you with your journey as well. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, get clearer skin, and just feel better overall I can help reach any goal! Arbonne is a really old European company that is #1 worldwide for healthy living products inside and out. Our products truly can’t be beat. They are natural and free of allergenic and inflammatory ingredients! No soy, dairy, gluten and so much more.

Our 30 days to healthy living teaches you how to eat and live clean. And makes it super easy by giving you a super tasty meal replacement for breakfast and lunch or any 2 meals and also gives you multiple drinks for throughout the day that keep your energy up and your mind clear. I seriously have never felt better!

I just went grocery shopping for all my healthy ingredients for the dinners I will be cooking for me and my husband. I wanted to share one that I just whipped up and was super good!

Breakfast Tacos:

I believe breakfast is good at all times of the day so I threw this together and it was soo good!

For one taco or burrito you need (keep in mind you can adjust the ingredients to your liking):

  • Gluten free tortilla
    Eggs
    Turkey
    Homemade salsa – I like making my own
    Homemade guacamole
    Black beans
    Quinoa or brown rice

That’s it! Heat up everything but the salsa and guac. Cook your eggs to order and assemble. So quick and easy and super tasty!

I’ll be sharing more recipes as I create them!

Xoxo erin

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Baby Brand Showdown

Alright fellow mommas and poppas! I have tested out just about every diaper brand available in stores to give you the full scoop! Of course know that these are all my opinions, I purchased everything myself and every baby is different.

Best overall

Hello Bello is a winner in every category! It’s a great price, gives great coverage, has super cute designs and the brand offers a full line of baby products. And I use them all!! You San save even more buy doing the subscription service! Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, body wash, lotion, conditioner and now they even have vitamins, baby oil and baby powder. It’s formulated without harsh chemicals and the packaging is adorable. Do yourself a favor, head to Walmart and try it out! They have multiple scents so there is something for everyone!

Honest brand:

I really enjoyed the honest company brand. The packaging is also adorable and the diapers worked well but it is a bit expensive. All the bath products smell nice and work well but again you’ll be paying for it!

Pampers:

I know so many people like pampers but let me just say I do NOT like them at all. The diapers always leaked and blew out and they are expensive!! Yea they are a no go in my house.

Huggies:

Huggies was always my go to and favorite brand with my first baby. I still love them. They are great quality and the price isn’t awful. I made the switch to Hello Bello and love that they are a great price and made with plant materials! I still use these for my son and huggies makes the best wipes!

Luvs:

They are cheap and they work but they feel scratchy and cheap. That’s pretty much all there is to that. Not exciting.

Seventh Generation:

Wanting to try a more natural diaper? Seventh generation are okay. I found they leaked bad if my baby laid on her side at all. And they were very expensive. Cute designs tho!

It’s so great that Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard came out with a brand using plant based materials and cleaner ingredients to create such an affordable brand!! They really beyond impressed me and work so well for my baby girl! Check them out!

Xoxo erin

La Vie en Rose Boxyluxe, March 2019

OMG friends I have never been so excited for a box before! I literally got everything I wanted in this box with the exception of one hiccup I can forgive because everything else was so bomb! I have a lot to get through so I am gonna jump on in!

  • First look at this super adorable train case! It is the perfect size for travel and will be perfect for all my toiletries in my hospital bag! Giving birth in 2 weeks and this will be so cute!msrp: 20$
  • Up next we got a pair of limited edition faux mink Lilly Lashes! These will definitely be a favorite of mine and the band is so thin and light weight! MSRP: 24.99$
  • Next we received two face brushes from MODA. They are cruelty free and super soft! Perfect for dusting and blending powders! MSRP: 30$
  • Up next I got the Deborah Lippmann nail polish duo!! I already painted my nails with them. The colors are stunning and moody. So happy to have received these! MSRP: 20$
  • Then I received the Iconic London sculpt and boost eyebrow cushion. This eyebrow product does not budge or feather from testing on my hand. I can’t wait to try it on my brows. Hopefully it’s not too dark! MSRP: 40$
  • Next up is the Ultimate Lipstick Love by Becca in the shade Scarlet. I finally received a lipstick I will wear!!!! I hate getting nudes because they just don’t look great on me. But this bold red is right up my ally!! MSRP: 24$
  • We all received the Cover FX Perfector Face Palette. This looks absolutely amazing, my only hiccup is I got the medium-deep shade and it is so dark for me. Hopefully my mom or best friend got the light and can trade. Otherwise it’ll make a pretty eyeshadow palette. I’m staying positive lol MSRP: 45$
  • Next is the Morphe eyeshadow palette in the shades brunch babe!! I may be most excited for this because this is the exact palette I wanted. It is soooo stunning!! I love it!!MSRP: 16$
  • We got the It Cosmetics confidence in a cream moisturizer. This product will be going to my mom. I only use Arbonne skincare and feel it can’t be beat but this is a great value! MSRP: 48$
  • Last but not least we received a Wander Beauty Lift Off mask. MSRP: 34$ Again this will be going to my mom because I only use Arbonne skincare. If you are interested in Arbonne please email me and a link will be left below 💚

That’s it friends! Isn’t this an amazing haul! I seriously cannot believe how good it is!

Xoxo Erin

erintrevathan.arbonne.com

Makemommyup@gmail.com 💚

Boxy Charm Galaxy Glow

Hey hey hey! I just received my boxy charm fresh out the mail box and ripped it open so I can share it with you!! So February’s theme is Galaxy Glow and we are really getting back to how awesome boxy charm really is!! IMG_4093

First up in this months box is Crown Pro Trio Brush Set. MSRP: 29.99$  These three brushes can be used to contour your face to perfection. Conceal, highlight, sculpt and blend.                                                                                        IMG_4094

Next up is Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil. MSRP: 21$  A richly pigmented smokey eye pencil delivers intense jet-black definition. I personally hope this is water proof or has some super stay power or I will look crazy!! IMG_4096

Now we have the Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Palette. MSRP: 39.99$  Six stunning holographic shades in this highlight palette. Each iridescent shade is perfect for highlighting and layering to transform any look into something enchanting. IMG_4098

I am super excited to do some looks with this COVERFX Shimmer Veil. MSRP: 28$  Multi-use, shimmering creme colors are crease-proof enough for the boldest of eye looks and formulated with a weightless finish for a shimmering effect anywhere on the face. IMG_4095

Lastly in the box is Seraphine Botanicals Sugar + Lemon moisturizing lip buffer. MSRP: 24$  A blend of soft sugar crystals within a rich, nourishing salve base that gently exfoliates and buffs lips. I love a good lip scrub and can’t wait to test this one out!!! IMG_4097

This box contains some great items that I can’t wait to test out. I love the theme and think it will make some really fun looks! Till next time friends.

 

xoxo Erin

Moisture Bomb Mask Review- Collab with Cassixmakeup

Hey loves! This week I have collabed on a review with cassixmakeup! She has an awesome beauty blog, so definitely go check it out! I get hooked after I start reading one post then I realize I am like 10 deep! So once I saw her put out the collab request I immediately emailed her! She is so kind and sweet and I was so excited to do this collab!

So we decided on reviewing the  moisture bomb mask from Garnier and after searching for it in the skincare section for 20 minutes I began to give up… Didn’t realize they are sheet masks. So I picked a couple up! They have 3 different ones, I picked up the pink and blue which are supposed to be super moisturizing and glow enhancing. IMG_1887After testing them out I found them a little different. When I first put the mask on it didn’t really fit my big eyes and the serum was getting in my eyes. After peeling the blue sheet off the mask I was able to work with it much easier.

Please ignore my crazy hair, I had just got done scrubbing makeup off my face. I had begun halloween looks this day. After 15 minutes I took the mask off and messaged the remaining serum into my skin just as the directions stated. I have to say I really liked the masks. My skin felt revived and moisturized, especially after all the paint was removed. My skin also had a little glow to it, which is always appreciated.

Go check out Cassi’s post to see what she thought about the mask!!

Till next time loves

ps What did you think about collab posts?? Leave me comments!

xoxo Erin