healthy living, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

With only four ingredients, this simple yet effective belly butter was my go-to during my third pregnancy! It should be noted that whether you get stretch marks or not is largely due to your genetics and your diet (think: collagen). But there is nothing wrong with rubbing on some lotion for your dry, stretching skin.… Continue reading All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

Environment, Family, Fitness, healthy living, Lifestyle

Four Areas to Focus Your New Year’s Goals

It's that time of year again to make New Year's Resolutions. If you are already thinking "why would I set goals that I won't even be able to keep," you need to read on! Of course it can be hard for anyone to keep a goal for an ENTIRE year, but here are some tricks.… Continue reading Four Areas to Focus Your New Year’s Goals

Family, Food, healthy living

The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

As soon as Matt gave me the go ahead on trying, I started preparing my body for Pregnancy. While most doctors recommend a prenatal for all women of child-bearing age, our bodies require significant amounts of nutrients to grow little brains. I read a lot from Dave and Lana Asprey's book, The Better Baby Book,… Continue reading The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

healthy living, Pregnancy

Activated Charcoal During Pregnancy

Would you drink black water? I first read about the benefits of Activated Charcoal in the book, "The Better Baby Book" by Dave and Lana Asprey. The main takeaway about activated charcoal was that this  black powder stops the absorption of heavy metals in your body, which can cause a plethora of DNA changes in… Continue reading Activated Charcoal During Pregnancy

Fitness, healthy living, Workouts

Get Your Fit Together: A Fitness Challenge by Launstein Fitness

I am beyond excited to announce my first annual fitness challenge, Get Your Fit Together! This 12 week challenge is designed to get you in shape while you tackle 2019, teach you about nutrition, give you a team of support, and change your outlook on life. All those ideals will help to renew you, mind,… Continue reading Get Your Fit Together: A Fitness Challenge by Launstein Fitness

Fitness, healthy living

How to Keep Your Fitness Goals Attainable on Vacation

Hot off the heels of our HUGE family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, I wanted to share some practices I use to keep my fitness goals in sight. Of course it is vacation, a time to relax and splurge in your diet, but everything you have worked on in the gym over the last few… Continue reading How to Keep Your Fitness Goals Attainable on Vacation

Green Cleaning, healthy living, That Crunchy Life

4 Steps to Clean for Your Forgotten About Rug

Let's face it, other than the occasional vacuum, our rugs rarely see the time of day when it comes it to cleaning. But why? They see smashed food, spilled drinks, dog belly rubs and slobber, and dirty shoes. They're also a place for crawling children, back cracks, and snack time. It's time to give our… Continue reading 4 Steps to Clean for Your Forgotten About Rug

Crafts, essential oils, Green Cleaning, healthy living

DIY Daily Shower Spray

I'm one of those people who hates cleaning the shower. Wait, aren't we all those people?! I was searching for an all natural shower spray that I could use daily to help reduce the soap scum buildup and prolong my shower's every-6-months deep cleaning. Here's the recipe I used to make my own (and it… Continue reading DIY Daily Shower Spray

Fitness, healthy living, Workouts

The Mixer: A Quick All-Over Body Workout

Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to create your weekly workout routine? Like you want to work buns but Monday's are national chest day, who knew? Forget splitting your body into different muscle groups. We have busy lives and can't make it into the gym five times a week, but we still have goals to… Continue reading The Mixer: A Quick All-Over Body Workout

Green Cleaning, healthy living, That Crunchy Life

Trade it out Tuesday: Plastic Straws

I bet you don't realize how many plastic straws you use on a daily basis. From your morning coffee routine, to your child's juice box at lunch, to dinner out with family. Think about it, some people won't even drink out of restaurant cups unless they have a straw! 500 million plastic straws are used… Continue reading Trade it out Tuesday: Plastic Straws