August Favorites

Hey y’all! Happy September! I’m so excited for the start of a new month… Cooler weather & the start of fall… What could be better than that?!

But before August is too far gone, I wanted to share some of my favorites from the past month!

  1. Bondi Sands Aero Tanning Foam

I love a good tan, but my time to lounge by the pool has decreased significantly since Bryant was born! This summer I have been relying heavily on self tanner and I recently discovered this one at Walgreens and I love it!

I have used quite a few brands over the years and this one is my favorite so far. It is a very natural looking color and easy to apply. It also smells SO good and doesn’t have a weird artificial smell. I have been applying this every 1-2 weeks since mid-June and I haven’t run out yet, so I think you get a pretty good bang for your buck!

I shower, shave and exfoliate before applying. Then I use the Bondi Sands Mitt to apply it before bed, put on a long sleeve tshirt and pajama pants (to avoid any transfer to the sheets) and just rinse it off in the morning! Super easy and great results!

I have been working out at home a lot lately, and to be honest, I get sick of doing the same things all the time. So, this month I decided to switch it up and order some resistance bands! I have been surprised by how many different things you can do with these and how good of a workout you can get with them! I just look up “resistance band workout” on YouTube and get to work while Bryant naps!

I just want to apologize to all the Essential Oil enthusiasts that I used to make fun of endlessly. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still don’t believe that eucalyptus oil can heal cancer or grow back a bone, but I am a believer in the power of a house that smells clean!

I don’t really know much about diffusers but this one holds a lot of water, cuts off when the water runs out and is completely silent… Highly recommend.

Oh, and it has a bunch of different colored light options but I usually just have mine on white. FYI

I’m really terrible with money, so I made a decision this month to try and stick to a budget. I am still not great — No miracles to report here — but this app has really helped me keep track of my spending! I am no expert by any means, but I just thought I’d pass it along.

I’m sure I’m not the only momma who struggles to balance my marriage and motherhood. I truly cannot recommend this book enough if that’s the season you’re in! Even for moms of older children, I think this book is such an encouragement. Think of it as a “Love Dare” like from the movie Fireproof, but specifically for new moms and their husbands. I’m only 1 week into the 21 day challenge and I already feel like things are shifting to a more balanced place.