Quick Fall Skincare Routine

quick fall skincare routine

Face Wash / Moisturizer c/o / Eye Cream c/o  / Exfoliant c/o

I'm not really one to change up my skincare routine too often. I'm also not one to use more than a few products in my routine. I not only don't have the time to sit there and pamper myself like that but honestly, I get bored if it takes too long. When I find products I love I usually stick with them. I was recently introduced to a few new products that I have loved so much, I decided to start using them regularly. When fall rolls around I like to add an exfoliant into my routine since my skin tends to get very dry. I know I'm not the only mama that likes to keep it easy so here's my quick fall skincare routine.

quick fall skincare routine

Simple Face Wash - I've been using this face wash over and over again for months. It's affordable, really gentle on my skin and does an awesome job of removing my makeup. It's no frills and does what it's supposed to do.

it cosmetics bye bye lines

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines - I am such a fan of this serum. I use it night and day, underneath my under eye cream. It's extremely hydrating without being greasy. I can definitely notice a change in my skin since using it. The dullness is finally starting to fade a bit. Woohoo. 

it cosmetics bye bye undereye

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under eye - I've never been one to use an under eye cream...until now. Having two kiddos makes for some very tired looking eyes. This cream has a nice amount of thickness to it which seems to really brighten and de-puff my under eyes.

sw basics exfoliant

S.W. Basics Exfoliant - I love this stuff. It's made with three natural ingredients which makes my "wannabe natural lifestyle" self very happy. For an exfoliator it's surprisingly soft but leaves my skin feeling clean and super smooth.

What skincare products do you love for fall?

Thank you for reading,

Kari

Honey Chia Oatmeal

honey chia breakfast granola

Breakfast has never been a meal I really enjoyed. For someone that loves to eat, this is a bit of an issue. I would skip breakfast often and my tummy would be growling by 10 or 11 A.M. As a new mom (again) breakfast is something I need for energy in the morning. After playing around in the kitchen I found a meal I actually enjoy eating in the morning. 

Ingredients:

Oatmeal. I used a Trader Joe's mix called Ancient Grain & Super Seed Oatmeal. 

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

Milk

Honey

Fruit for topping. I use blueberries and raspberries.

Directions:

1. Cook oatmeal according to directions.

2. Combine cooked oatmeal with the chia seeds.

3. Add milk (I use aprox. 1/3 cup) and mix until its all absorbed. 

4. Top with fruit and drizzle honey on top.

Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite breakfast meals?

Thank you for reading,

Kari

 

Newborn Essentials

newborn essentials

1. Pacifier 2. Carrier  3. Seat 4. Drying Rack 5. Stroller 6. Bouncer 7. Onesies 8. Diaper Bag  

1. These Natursutten pacifiers are what we've been using to sooth baby Theo this time around. I love the fact that they are one piece which means there is less of a chance any part would break off and become a choking hazard. They are also much easier to clean since there aren't any spaces where bacteria can become trapped. I also love that they are all natural and made from trees.

ergo 360

2. The Ergo 360 has been an absolute lifesaver, even in the six short weeks I've been using it so far. Theo falls right to sleep the moment I put him in and stays asleep until I take him out. I love that I can easier wear him while pushing a cart with toddler in tow. It allows me to be completely hands free and also comfortable at the same time. 

3. I'm sure everyones seen the 4moms Mamaroo seat before. This is a must have for me because it keeps Theo safe while I get things done around the house. He loves rocking back and forth while listening to the soothing white noise. These babies sure do love white noise. 

4. We had the Boon drying rack with Baila and decided to use it again with Theo. Since I am unable to breastfeed, we have quite a bit of bottles to wash everyday. I love that the drying rack keeps all of my bottles organized and any excess water off the countertops. The cute attachments come in handy to hang nipples or pacifiers from as well.

5. I didn't love the stroller we had with Baila so we decided to get a new one this time around. I did a ton of research and we settled on the Graco Aire 3. Not only is it a fraction of the price of other strollers but I really do love it. It's sleek, moves around so well, and it super roomy for the baby or my toddler. 

6. One of my favorite baby purchases this time around is this Fisher Price bouncer. It's less than $30 guys! I love it because its portable so if I need to shower or cook I can bring it into the room with me and have Theo right there. It's super light so it's easy to carry, perfect for weaklings like myself. It's also great to bring to Grandma's house so baby has a place to hang other than his car seat. Oh, and it vibrates. Babies love to vibrate apparently. 

7. I've always been a huge fan of plain white onesies. They are cute, easy to match, comfy, and I could care less if they get stained since they are so darn affordable. They'll always be a newborn essential in my book. We love the Gerber brand onesies for Theo.

lily jade elizabeth

8. I've never been a fan of traditional diaper bags. I love a bag that still looks like and functions as a purse but one I can keep all my "on the go" baby stuff in as well. This Lily Jade  bag is super roomy and has a removable organizer. I've been using it for over a year now and really do love it. Oh, it also converts to a backpack which is pretty cool. 

What are some of your favorite newborn essentials?

Thank you for reading,

Kari