Weekend Trip

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sometimes you just have to get away with the girls. Over the weekend I went to Lynchburg, Tennessee to celebrate a friend's bachelorette party. We stayed in a cabin that was awesome, we toured the Jack Daniel Distillery, and we had a great time hanging out. 

The cabin that we stayed in was a renovated horse barn. We stayed in the loft area, complete with windows that looked down into the stalls. And the view! Enjoying the warm weather in a rocking chair on the deck was delightful! 

Saturday morning we went on a tour of the distillery. It was really interesting and our tour guide was hilarious. If you ever find yourself near Lynchburg, you should check it out. I am not really a fan of whiskey, but I still found it very fascinating. 

The best part of the trip was having some quality time with great friends. Laughing, dancing, and making memories to last a lifetime. 

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did! 

FYI...I am pretty sure that we could start a professional packing business! We mastered fitting way to much stuff into very little car space...just sayin'! 

Baby Butt Cream

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Never did I ever think that I would get to use the word butt in a post title! That was kind of fun and exciting...

I have started making Rowan's butt cream. His little tush is so soft and cute, and I really want to keep it that way. Knowing about and being able to pronounce the ingredients in things like diaper cream, shampoo, and baby lotion is really important to us...especially when it comes to Rowan.  So we try to make as much as we can with our beloved essential oils!

I got this recipe from a friend, and it has been incredible. 

Baby Butt Cream

Approximately 4 ounces of organic, unrefined coconut oil
8 drops of Lavender
4 drops of Gentle Baby
2 drops of Tea Tree 

Whip the coconut oil in a bowl or jar until it is a soft texture. Add oils and stir. Store in a glass container. Use at every diaper change or as needed.

Rowan tends to get a little red easily. Applying this at each diaper change has really helped keep his tush as soft as a baby's bottom (just as it should be)! 

Random Saturday Thoughts

Saturday, April 09, 2016

First of all, Rowan found my container of bobby pins and decided to throw them all over the bathroom while I was getting ready. It doesn't matter how many times I sweep or try to pick them up, it seems like they are everywhere. However, I can guarantee that when I really need one they will have all vanished somehow. 

Rowan started a new daycare last week, and it just so happens to be down the street from my favorite little coffee shop! My accountant (a.k.a. Dane) is probably less thrilled than I am about that. 

I am going on a little road trip with my mom this afternoon. I should really drive, but it is so much more fun letting her do it. I wish I could tell you everything that she says while she is trying to get us anywhere, but I am sure that it would offend some people...like anyone who has ever used a blinker properly. (Seriously though, I could write a book!)

I have been thinking up home renovation plans! I know if Dane is reading this he is probably rolling his eyes. It is nothing huge just the kitchen, living room, and front door...oh, and the yard. Okay, maybe it is more than a little. I do have some small projects that I need to get finished before I tackle any sort of renovation. I guess I will start with baby steps.

Did you notice that I gave this little blog a makeover?! I am pretty much in love!

That is all I have for you today! Happy Saturday!