Y’all blew me out of the water with all the questions that you’ve sent via instagram, snapchat, email and facebook once I posted about having a Q and A on my blog. I wanted to go a little deeper and really connect with y’all on a different level. I tried to answer as many as possible before Scarlet Reese started fussing, I’ll answer more in another post very soon!I hope that you enjoy and please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anymore questions you’d like for me to answer!
Do I eat diary? What are some quick and easy, yet filling dairy free snacks?
thankfully Scarlet Reese isn’t bothered by diary but I still limit the amount of diary in my diet. I do love Greek yogurt but I only have that a few times a week. I drink almond or coconut milk verses cow milk. I really don’t eat cheese… VERY rarely will I and it mostly happens if we are at a restaurant and something I want has cheese in/on it. I do put ghee in my coffee and cook with it as well… I don’t used regular butter. If you want to skip the ghee I suggest using avocado oil for its health benefits!
Some of my favorite diary FREE snacks are: Paleo Protein bars (cinnamon roll is to die for), Luna Bars, KIND bars, milkless vegan chocolate bars, Boom Chicka Popcorn, quacamole and veggies, Justin’s almond butter and cut apples, Kettle brand salt and vinegar chips, and smoothies!
What do I use to curl my hair?
In the picture on my instagram I used my Nume 25 mm curling wand. I wash and blow dry my hair once a week and I try to blow dry it and curl it the day that I wash it. The curls last a few days when I do this and I just touch up places that I need. I always separate my hair into two sections right above my ears. I curl sharpie sized sections away from my face until the bottom section is done then I do the top section the same way. I don’t use hair spray because it makes my hair greasy and I just finger comb it out.
When I am pressed for time I like to use hot rollers or put a braid in my hair!
With cosleeping, how do I get alone time with my husband?
this one has only become tricky now that Scarlet Reese is here. Normally I get the two older ones to lay in our bed with me at bedtime and they fall asleep on one side of our bed (we have a queen and a king put together) then Derrek or myself get Scarlet Reese to sleep and lay her in her Mamaroo swing. Then we use the other bed in our bedroom or wherever around the house we feel like. Ha! I mean you’re adults and it’s your house so get creative!
I’ve lost my sex drive post partum can you share anything you know to get it back?
From what I hear from other moms this is a common issue. I personally like using essential oils and supplements for this reason! Ylang ylang essential oil rubbed on your inner thighs, wrists and neck will work wonders! Also supplements like Cordycepes from Sun Potion and Beef Liver capsules from Vital Proteins are beneficial for your sex drive.
How did you develop your business and make it successful?
I have always had a job, legit since I was able to work I have! In college I studied marketing and I love business. When I married Derrek I wasn’t working and it drove me crazy that I wasn’t providing anything financially. One day I stared helping a local boutique increase their sales by way of social media and I thought that I should just do something along the same lines for myself. I suggest LOVING whatever business you choose to invest yourself in, otherwise your heart won’t be in it and you won’t be successful. I started working solely on facebook and when orders became overwhelming I moved over to big cartel and bought a domain. After that it was all marketing. Take well light and styled photos, work with other people and make sure you have great customer service.
I am curious about where you find your health information. Specifically about nutrition, supplements, etc. I am making baby steps to make these changes, but with the internet it’s just so hard to know what’s “good” information.
I am such a book worm! When I was growing up, my mom worked and couldn’t pick me up when school ended. I would cross the street to the local library and spend hours there reading until she came to pick me up. That love for books has continued throughout my life and I even load up the kids and take them to the library every week or two. I highly suggest checking out the health section of your book store or local library, also watching documentaries on Netflix and browsing the web. I look up things like “natural supplements for energy” then checkout different websites and their products. I read about the products then decide if it’s a good fit for me.
Have you found a safe nail polish? I see you have some on in your pics 🙂
yasssss I have! I found Treat Collection on instagram a few years ago and I’ve been obsessed ever since! The color that you see my wearing all the time is called Arthouse, it’s a merlot red color and it’s perfect for fall!
What are your favorite tv shows?
I am a tv junkie! We watch so many different things it’s hard to pick a favorite. Tonight, Vanderpump Rules starts back and we are so pumped. By we, I mean Derrek and myself haha! He loves it too! All the Real Housewives, How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal, Once Upon a Time, The Strain, the Walking Dead (holy smokes what is happening this season?!?), Below Deck, Younger, American Housewife, Modern Family… just to name a few! Hahaha and Netflix got me with Orange is the New Black and Being Mary Jane! I record a lot of stuff and we watch it on the weekends or at night when we make jewelry.
What’s your favorite season and why?
my favorite season is summer! I am a water baby and spend most of my time outdoors. Especially with children, it’s the best form of entertainment and wears them out at the same time! Growing up, I would go to the lake with my friends and we would ride boats and go hang out at the same sandbar. There’s also nothing like hitting up the inlet at the beach. It’s like a big sandbar island and it’s so much fun. I rarely wear makeup during the summer because I stay sun kissed and we always travel more during the summer. It’s when my birthday, Nolan’s, Derrek’s and Scarlet Reese’s birthdays are so we have lots of fun celebrating.
What’s your favorite trend?
right now it’s velvet! Harper and Scarlet Reese just received the most gorgeous caramel velvet bows from June Bows and Blossoms and I wish I could have that same color velvet in everything! How gorg would a little clutch be or a pair of booties? I saw that Old Navy had some velvet booties and it has peaked my interest.