Happy Holidays Sunshines!

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas but it’s about to get even better for you. Here is my annual holiday/new year giveaway! woo hoo! (better late than never right!) but first listen up, and please click to read the Giveaway Legal Document (Guidelines) for further explanation of the rules and terms although I will be placing this basic rules and steps to enter below in simpler details.

Feliz Navidad a todos! Espero que todos hayan tenido una navidad hermosa pero, aqui estoy yo para hacerlo hasta mas inolvidable con mi sorteo/concurso anual de regalos. Pero antes de nada aqui esta el documento con los Terminos y Directrices Legal para aquellos que quieran leer el documento (en ingles) aunque voy a poner una lista de los detalles y las reglas de el sorteo aquie de bajo tambien.

OFFICIAL VIDEO: (English + Spanish)

13 prizes for 13 winners
Winners are selected by me, from the comments section in the official video (above)
Entries are open from now until January 25, 2017
Open to the USA only
*except Rhode Island and including US territories such as Puerto Rico*
All 13 winners will be announced on January 26th here on my blog and contacted by me
All 13 winners will be given 48 hours to respond (or a new winner will be chosen)

Enter the giveaway by following 2 rules:
1. Subscribe to my channel (HERE)
2. Leave one comment (in the comments of the official video) Telling me anything you want, along with why you want to win something from this giveaway. (End your comment with your name and one social media account name)

13 premios para 13 ganadores
Los ganadores son seleccionados por mí, de la sección de comentarios en el video oficial (arriba)
Este sorteo estára abierto desde ahora hasta Enero 25, 2017
Abierto sólo a los Estados Unidos
* Excepto Rhode Island y incluyendo territorios de los Estados Unidos como Puerto Rico *
Los 13 ganadores serán anunciados Enero 26, 2017 en mi blog y contactados por mí
Los 13 ganadores recibirán 48 horas para responder (o se elegirá un nuevo ganador)

Para participar sigue estas 2 reglas:
1. Suscríbete a mi canal (AQUÍ)
2. Deja un comentario (debajo del video oficial) Diciéndome lo que quieras, y la razón por la que quieres ganar algo de este sorteo. (Termina tu comentario con tu nombre y un nobre de una de tus  acuenta en medios sociales)



Organic Non-Toxic Bed!

Hey Sunshines,

I’ve just uploaded a new #AboutThatLife vlog where I give you a first look room tour of my son’s bedroom but here on my blog, I want to provide you with more information about his bed and why we’ve chosen this type of bedding. Enjoy!


We recently moved into our new home and our first goal here is to set up Manny’s room in a simplistic, minimal natural theme that’s efficient and comfortable for his everyday life. Along with this we want him to be in a space that is non-toxic to his health. As many of you already know, Manny is already dealing with so much and as parents we want to reduce and avoid any added toxicity to his life as much as we can. So, of course we were on the search for the best of the best when shopping for his bed and mattress. Thankfully as I was scrolling through Instagram I came across SAVVY REST.

You should first know that toxic chemicals in the home including those in mattresses, bedding, sofas and other furniture are dangerous to health. Most mattresses carry chemical flame retardants which have been linked to cancer, obesity, infertility and developmental brain disorders. Along with other unsafe chemicals in synthetic foams and textiles, and they off-gas into our indoor air, easily ingested by us and our children. Exposure to these compounds has resulted in unprecedented levels in our bodies, with children carrying the highest load. Nontoxic, natural latex foam mattresses and sofas without flame retardants offer a safer alternative and safer is all I want for my child.


For Manny, we selected the Queen Serenity Mattress and the Esmont Bed in the color walnut. We chose a queen size because this is a long term bed. He may be small now but in a few years he will be passed my height! His dad is 6″5 and he is growing quicker than his dad did at his age. This queen bed will support him throughout his growth and because it’s a simple, classic, and timeless, it will also evolve within his future style as he develops his own taste. I’m pretty sure this is a bed he’ll love and enjoy for years!

Natural latex organic mattresses are made with layers of Soft, Medium or Firm latex foam rubber. The casings are made of pure organic cotton with organic wool batting quilted inside. NO chemical flame retardants, pesticides, bleaches, dyes or other toxic finishes.

His room is set up in a minimalist style with only the things he needs, uses, and enjoys. We also avoid buying his super stimulating toys so most of his toys do not have flashing lights, technology based, or super modern. We believe the old fashion way of playing allows his brain to understand and experience a simpler way of using his imagination without the influence of technology affecting his creativity level. This has also helped him focus and learn without feeling overwhelmed by his environment.


Savvy Rest Queen ESMONT bed (walnut)
Savvy Rest Queen Serenity Mattress
Old Ikea bookshelf (for less “fresh from the factory” chemicals)
Organic Hemp Blanket/Throw by: iLoveBadOrganics
Moose Stuffed Animal: Whole Foods
Organic Sheets: Target




Holiday Gift Guide: Thoughtful, Healthy, and Organic!

Happy Holidays Sunshines!

December is here and this is the time where people begin to freak out trying to find the perfect gift or like me… I tend to leave it all for last minute which is not good but somehow it always happens to me. This time around as I am planning my own gifts for important people in my life, I figured I’d create a #HolidayGiftGuide that may help you too. Here are some amazing, thoughtful, organic, and healthy gift options for EVERYONE you love within high and low price ranges! If you’re a natural beauty lover or know someone who’s into natural living you’ll find several options here that say, I care about you.


Dr. Mercola’s Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
Available only at:
Made from hand cut woven bamboo, with a ceramic top. This diffuser does not use heat so it doesn’t kill the benefits of your essential oils, it conserves essential oils which help it last longer, and it’s therapeutic particles make it easier for your lungs to absorb.


Aqua Farm $49.99 available at Petco
Self-cleaning fish tank that grows food. Grow organic produce from the comfort of your own kitchen.

  • Perfect desktop aquarium for the kitchen, office or classroom
  • Sleek and attractive design with 3 gallon capacity
  • Self-cleaning Betta fish tank that grows herbs
  • Fish waste feeds the plants while plants clean the water
  • Includes organic seeds and a discount coupon for a Betta fish


MARBLE MAZE Amish Handmade Classic Hand Eye Coordination Wood Game
Available online at: $59.97
Step away from all the technology were surrounded by today and have some clean fun with this classic, wood MARBLE MAZE game. It’s perfect for an office, waiting room, play room, coffee table or just about anywhere! Enhance hand and eye coordination in a fun and simple way as you maneuver the marble around a gorgeous wood block maze. Fun for the young and old. Makes a fantastic gift!



This is a Crosely Record Player which I also own and love! Buy it here for $70.00 – $150.00



Everyone loves hot chocolate and it is most appreciated during Winter/Christmas season. This is a DIY Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Gift where you can personalize a layered mix with all the necessary ingredients for a wonderful cup of hot chocolate. You chose the ingredients and layer it how ever you like but do not add any liquids. Place a note tied with a ribbon and a sweet message that let’s them know to simply add milk and enjoy!

The Cost will vary on ingredients needed or you may already have them in your kitchen.
Use an 8oz or 16oz Mason Jar: $2-$6
My recipe⇢ Add 1-2 spoons of (unsweetened) cocoa powder, 1-2 spoons Coconut sugar, 1 spoon of cocoa nibs or chocolate chunks and top it off with several marshmallows and many pieces of peppermint candies. ALL DONE!





Tata Harper’s Multi Masking Collection $178.00
This mask trio addresses all skin concerns. The Resurfacing Mask provides instant glow, the Purifying Mask deeply cleanses impurities, and the Limited Edition Honey Blossom Resurfacing Masks boosts hydration and glow. Anyone who receives this will love it!
Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks fifth avenue, and

    Resurfacing Mask –
    For instant glow
    Purifying Mask – deep cleansing treatment
    Honey Blossom Resurfacing Mask – For instant glow and hydration
    Another option is this ‘TRY ME’ Kit from Tata Harper for $25.00 which is a 12 piece sample kit for those who who are new to the natural non-toxic beauty world and would like to try it out.




Eco Tools Brush Sets $7-$20 available at Target, Ulta, Whole Foods, Online and many drugstores. They have affordable sets with high quality results for any beauty lover.



RMS Beauty has this beautiful holiday set of 3 nail polishes for $35
Each individual polish cost: $15.

RMS Nail Polishes are free of…
Formaldehyde Resin
Animal Products

rms-essentials-setRMS Essentials Set $120.00
Ideal for those looking for a simple, go-to starter kit. This set includes everything you need for a quick and easy every day makeup look.

– the living luminizer (for a radiant highlight glow)
– your choice of “un” cover-up (use as a foundation or concealer)
– “un” powder (to set your makeup)
– Black Mascara



Here’s a cool stocking stuffer any beauty lover will enjoy: The Jackie Faux Lash Set $38. This Eyelash set is by Thrive Causemetics the brand has developed this get 2 give concept for “Beauty with a purpose” based on the many stories and struggles of women with cancer. For every product purchased, one is donated to a women going through cancer. How cool is that?

Set Includes:
– A latex-free + waterproof lash glue (made without irritating chemicals)
– 1 pair of Jackie Lashes: this lightweight, natural-looking lashes are designed to maintain curl and shape for up to 30 wears.

  • Paraben-Free
  • Sulfate-Free
  • Latex-Free
  • Cruelty-Free





Lavender & Wild Orchid Trio by: Shea Moisture $25.00
This is my own personal favorite combo to relax and de-stress before bed.
Available at Target and other drugstores 

 Key Benefits:
– Helps Repair and prevents hair damage
– Restores hydration and shine
– Reduces hair breakage
This set contains:
– 1 oz Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
– 1.75 oz Don’t Despair, Repair! Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray
– 0.33 oz  Don’t Despair, Repair! Gel-to-oil Overnight Repair Treatment




Here’s the perfect addition for a stocking stuffer size gift. This is such a clever simple and efficient gift for any girl! I actually need one myself! I found these through pinterest but after doing some research I saw several different styles and prices. The best price I found is available for $12.00 through Etsy here and here’s the etsy listing of all other styles and prices.

For your man, father, brother, brother-in-law or man friend

Self care items for the man who appreciates high quality:

– Frankincense Best Skin Ever 30ml. This is a cleansing + moisturizing body and face after showering or swimming, or use as an after-shave moisturizer.
– Maverick Face Crème 50ml.  Maverick Face Crème can be used as a moisturizer, healing night crème, or soothing aftershave.
Zen Shave 25ml.  Razor burn begone! This Zen shave crème is perfect for creating a silky-smooth finish on face and body. No need to rinse off when done. Massage directly into skin to sooth and moisturize.
– Maverick Poetic Pits 5ml.  For a fresh, rustic, all-natural rebel, a maverick with his aces in all the right places!
-Organic Hemp Face Cloths for using with the Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever for cleansing and exfoliating while also moisturizing.
(All delivered in a vintage towel shaving kit!)



Similar affordable options:
You can pick up these stocking stuffers at whole foods or any other health food store isle.

  • Preserve 5 blades Shaver $12.00
  • Dr. Bronners Tea Tree Shaving Gel $6.00 – $8.00
    (both available at Whole Foods Market)

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Simply Gum is a healthy alternative, tasty chewing gum with organic ingredients. I love this gum! it’s the only gum I buy. It comes in many flavors⇢ mint, ginger, licorice, coffee, cinnamon, and maple. It’s available at many health food stores $2.00-$3.00


Speaking of a healthy alternative… Heres an awesome holiday perfect toothpaste for anyone interested in a better route. This is Dr. Bronner’s cinnamon toothpaste $6. (which is my son’s favorite) and the Preserve Toothbrush $3. which is made of recycled yogurt cups! Both items are available at whole Foods and while you’re at it, pick up a jar of coconut oil too! The coconut oil can be used to oil pull for whiter teeth. Also for hair, body and cooking!



Get someone a whole foods gift card and simply place it inside a festive Christmas card so they can experience and enjoy shopping for themselves. You can chose to give at any amount from $25 – $500


Happy Holidays and Happy Shoppping!