Lifestyle

Review: Fruitful Vine Creations + Giveaway

I was super delighted to receive my Fruitful Vine Creations vinyl! I chose a simple monogram with my daughters first initial, K.  I purchased this specifically to go in the center of a large photo frame that I have for her. The matting of the frame is signed by those who came to my baby shower for her, and as you can see by the picture, the “K” just completes the entire frame! […]

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today is the day that we take a moment to remember all of the babies lost during pregnancy or in infancy.  So many times, these babies forgotten by others because it seems too hard as an outsider to know what to do or what to say to the parents who have lost a little one.  Studies have shown that 10-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage so the chances are that you know at least one woman who has experienced a loss. […]

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Lifestyle

Meet the Artist: Deleena Foster

I have recently come across an amazing artist who has been in my mind for quite sometime.  I didn’t know who she was or where I would find her, but I know that this artist was out there waiting for me to discover her.  Just a couple weeks ago, the lovely Deleena Foster posted a beautiful coloring page in a Facebook group that we are both in and I KNEW she was the artist I had been waiting to find.  I immediately contacted her and told her how much I loved her work and that I thought she would be the PERFECT addition to our Crunchy Family team.  I am so excited to announce that she accepted my excited proposal and will be bringing her art to the blog in the form of her coloring books, art prints and other Crunchy Family exclusives! […]

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Lifestyle

Review: Nourish Organic + Giveaway

I had the pleasure of reviewing two great products from Nourish Organic: Cream to Oil Skin Solve and their new Cream Deodorant in Forest scent!

Let’s talk about Skin Solve first!! What an amazing product!! My absolute favorite! It has a wonderful citrus smell to it and I am a huge fan of everything citrus! […]

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Food, Lifestyle

The 2015 State Fair of Texas

We love to do things as a family and living in Texas, one of the best things you can do when Fall comes around is to go to the State Fair of Texas.  We were invited to visit the fair this past weekend and were super excited about it!  When we first got there, my boys ran straight towards the rides.  I had a plan and it flew right out of the window!  Since mom staring at her carefully planned itinerary and map is “boring”, I just went with it and off to the rides we went.  There are TONS of rides for all ages and my four year old, Chevy, was actually tall enough to ride some all by himself.  He was SO excited!! […]

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Lifestyle

Review: e-cloth Stainless Steel Pack + Giveaway

If you own ANYTHING that is stainless steel, you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to clean.  Seriously, I cannot tell you how many times I have tried different sprays, powders, lotions and potions to get my mom’s refrigerator and other kitchen appliances not only CLEAN, but streak-free.  That is the biggest issue.  The streaks. 

Although they are very sleek and modern looking, stainless steel appliances collect grime and fingerprints super easily.  My mom’s refrigerator always looked so grungy and I could never keep it looking nice until I got to try out the Stainless Steel Pack from e-cloth. 

BEFORE

The Stainless Steel Pack comes with two different cloths.  The Stainless Steel cloth has a scrubby texture that is perfect for getting your appliances clean and free of all of the grime.  The best part is that you don’t have to use any kind of chemicals or cleaners with the cloth.  WATER ONLY!!  The Finishing Cloth is used dry after cleaning off the appliance to remove fingerprints, water spots and other smudges.  I could not believe how easy it was to get these items clean and without the use of the pile of cleaners that I was convinced were necessary! […]

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Food, Lifestyle

Why You Should Attend the GFAF Expo

(…aside from because it’s fun and exciting.)

The Gluten-Free and Allergen-Friendly Exposition (GFAF Expo for short) is like a fair for anyone and everyone—even those who are neither gluten-intolerant nor require allergy-friendly products—who wants to learn about gluten-free and/or allergen-friendly living. In other words, if you’re a teacher, have friends/family following or requiring the lifestyle, and/or interested in the lifestyle as a whole—just in case something happens in the future—you should attend. […]

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Pregnancy

My Surrogacy Journey: HUGE Update!

I wanted to post a HUGE update since I haven’t written about my surrogacy in a while.  I have been SO busy working and moving back and forth.  These past couple of months been absolutely CRAZY for me.  Things are finally settled down and we have gotten into a nice routine, so let me update you on my journey…

On my last surrogacy post, we had just had our first midwife appointment.  Since then, we have grown (literally AND figuratively) leaps and bounds in our journey.  We went through an STD scare.  Apparently you can get a false positive for Syphilis when you are pregnant.  This ended up with me getting a shot in each butt cheek only to find out I didn’t REALLY have Syphilis.  Thank you, Faulty Tests. […]

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Food

Urthbox: August 2015

A rep from Urthbox reached out to me about receiving a box and writing about it, because I’m an affiliate. For more info, read our fancy, schmancy disclosure for more info.

I selected to receive the gluten-free box, if only because the GFAF Expo is coming up (more info soon!) and last year, Charlise and I noticed we have a plethora of readers following the gluten-free diet here at Crunchy Family, and I wanted to make sure we catered to guys! […]

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