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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Fat Bombs

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Fat Bombs hit the spot when you’re craving something sweet and help increase your fat macros. Plus they’re super easy to make! 


I’m hopping back on the LCHF way of eating and have successfully been on plan for the past week. That means I’ve been able to get through a mini vacation up to Palm Springs AND our annual Cookie Christmas celebration + brunch on New Year’s day with my family. Now that I’ve tackled this first week, I know I can keep it going.  As I continue this journey I’ll be sharing over on my other blog, Low Carb San Diego. I’ll include great recipe ideas, tips and tricks, as well as my personal journey. I hope you follow along! 

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Fat Bombs hit the spot and help me increase my fats (something I always have a problem with). It’s a great treat for the end of the night or for when I know I’m going somewhere with lots of sweet treats. Bringing a fat bomb and one of my favorite low carb bars helps me say no to temptation and press forward. 


Find the full recipe here

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

One thing I miss about our old house is the soaking tub we installed in the guest bathroom shortly after our son was born. I knew I wanted a great tub for bathtime and a deeper one would hold in all of the water for splashing. Plus I love to take baths so it’d be a great way for me to relax as well.

Our current bathrooms have shallow bathtubs that don’t allow much room for soaking. So I have to do all of my relaxing in the shower. Luckily I’ve made a few sugar scrubs to help make the shower just as relaxing as my old soaks in the tub. This vanilla mint sugar scrub would also be a great gift for St. Patrick’s Day. Or you could make  a salt scrub and pair the two together for Valentine’s Day.

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub - a great way to relax

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

In a medium mixing bowl, add the sugar and sea salt.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a fork until well incorporated.
Transfer to an airtight container.
Enjoy in the shower or while soaking in the tub. You can store this Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub up to 6 months but more than likely, it will be used before then…the smell is so soothing and calming!

How do you relax at the end of the day?

Diaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms

Today we’re sharing how to create a simple and easy diaper changing station on the go for busy moms! This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club®, however, the text and opinions are all my own.

Diaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms

I love being busy. I love having places to go, people to see, and things to do. But traveling with a baby means traveling with a lot of stuff. Or does it?

By making my trunk into a diaper changing station (and gear storage for the stroller) I’m able to take less with me when we leave the car. Talk about a mommy survival kit! And stocking my diaper changing station is made easier with the awesome deals Sam’s Club® has on baby essentials. Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, baby wash, and more!

Savings on diapers is huge right now and they not only have Huggies snug & dry but they have their new little movers as well! And since my little mover just started moving, this is a great diaper to have on hand.

Sam's Club Essentials for Mom

And yes, I totally wrote Makers Mark first when I was writing my list. It’s been that kind of a week. But thanks to Sam’s Club, I won’t have to worry about going on a diaper or wipes run for a while. Yay! Not only am I saving money but I’m saving time too. I can  easily stock up on exactly what I need for the kids and my baby every time I go there.

In addition to saving time and money by shopping at Sam’s Club, I also save room in my diaper bag by keeping the kids essentials in the trunk. We have a change of clothes for each child in a wet bag just in case, we have a light jacket for each kid as well, and we have various hats. And when Norah came along I also made a diaper changing station in the back too. Here’s what we have back there: 

Diaper Changing Station On The Go EssentialsDiaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms - what's needed

Diaper Changing Station

What You Need: 

  • Huggies Diapers
  • Member’s Mark Wipes
  • Homemade Diaper Rash Cream (you can also find Desitin at Sam’s Club)
  • Old Changing Pad found in any diaper bag (or a reusable shopping bag)
  • Small trash can/bin

What You Do:

To keep everything together I stack everything in the small compartment to the side of my trunk. If I didn’t have this compartment I’d use a wet bag to hold everything in when I needed it.

By keeping extra diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream in the back alongside a small trash pail from Thirty One, we have a one stop shop any time we need it. That means when we can’t find a diaper changing station in the restroom at a restaurant or we’re at the local park or museum hanging out, I can just step over to the car to change the baby.

My shoulder thanks me. When I don’t have to lug all of this stuff around. In my diaper bag currently are 2 Huggies diapers, 1 small pack of wipes, a onesie, my wallet, and some snacks. That’s a LOT less than what I carried when I had my first child. Oy. I would have brought the kitchen sink if I could have when I had him! And I started making some diaper rash cream to have on hand for the little rashes that come about. It’s super easy to make too!

Diaper Changing Station On The Go with homemade diaper rash cream

Diaper Rash Cream

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 drops tea tree oil
  • 3 drops lavender oil

Mix together coconut oil and essential oils well. Place in a container and seal well.

Use a small amount and rub over the affected areas to soothe your child’s skin.

Please note that coconut oil turns from a liquid to a solid state and it’s completely normal! Do not use essential oils directly on the skin.

Diaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms - cushion and pad

Sam’s Club is the perfect place for moms! They carry our favorite brands AND high quality private brands at an equal quality for a lower price. We purchase Huggies diapers and Member’s Mark wipes. They also have baby wash, diaper cream, and more. When you join through this link you start saving –  you get $80 in Instant Savings on baby items like diapers, wipes, formula, etc.* – on top of the every day savings. And for only $45, I feel like I’m already saving money as soon as I sign up. 

Plus with the convenience of we can spend more time with our family at home and we get free standard shipping on most diapers and wipes! The subscription service lets us set shipping intervals on most baby items we use most when we need them so we don’t have to worry about running out. Talk about a life saver.  And with Club Pickup we can shorten our shopping trips by saving shopping lists online for easy repeat purchases. We complete our order online for pickup and receive a text when the order is ready. You can get details at

Diaper Changing Station On The Go in the car

Are you a Sam’s Club member? What’s your must-have item every time you go?

*New members must join through this link in order to receive the $80 special savings. This is a special offer that is only available for moms who join through the link.

Sam’s Club provides big savings for growing families, join and get $80 in special savings on baby basics.

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club, however, the text and opinions are all my own.

Homemade Gifts: DIY Body Scrub

homemade DIY body scrub

Creating your own DIY body scrub to give as gifts this year is an inexpensive way to get everyone on your list a little something special. Plus you are also gifting a little relaxation as well!

By customizing the scents of the essential oils you use, you can personalize each scrub you make for hte person you’re gifting it to, or simply make your favorite scent to share.

After using the scrub, your skin will feel smooth, refreshed, and will have a healthy, exfoliated glow.

Body Scrub holiday gifts

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Patriotic Raspberry Coconut Cake {Dessert Recipe}

Raspberry Coconut Cake

Sometimes the holidays are just more fun when the foods we eat are festive. So in celebration of the 4th of July I made this delicious, and very easy, Raspberry Coconut Cake. This cake is the perfect addition to any summer party and will please all of your guests!

Desserts don’t have to be fancy or made from scratch every time. When you’re in a pinch, using boxed mixes and sprucing them up a bit to make them your own is the perfect solution. If you have a summer party to go to (or if you’re hosting one) this is sure to be a crowd pleaser! And per my father-in-law’s suggestion… next time I may add a bit of rum to the mix to change the flavors a bit.

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Coconut Oatmeal with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil {Breakfast Recipe}

We’re always trying to find great alternatives to classic favorites in this home. Since my daughter consistantly eats oatmeal for us for breakfast we wanted to continue our luck with the one meal we know she’ll finish. So when I received my Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil I knew exactly what I’d to do try it out… put it in our oatmeal!

When I was done making the first batch of coconut oatmeal I went into the fridge to grab the kids some milk for their sippy cups. I looked over and saw an open package of mini chocolate chips from my husbands latest baking adventure so I grabbed the bag and sprinkled a few chocolate chips over the top of each bowl for an added treat. OMG! This oatmeal tasted exactly like my favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. Delicious!

I cannot wait to start using Tropical Traditions coconut oil in other recipes. Added benefit? We can use it as cloth diaper friendly diaper cream too! Who knew? Plus there are so many other ways to use this stuff. Go here to find more!

Coconut Oatmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Tropical Traditions coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (optional)

Pour milk into a small saucepan and heat on medium.

Stir in coconut oil and coconut flakes. Stir until oil is completely melted. Add in oats. Sprinkle on cinnamon and continue to stir. Cook for 3-5 minutes.

Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with chocolate chips for an added bit of sweetness!

Serves 2 (or 1 adult, 2 kids)

Do you use coconut oil? I’d love to hear how! 

Disclaimer: I received a 32oz jar of Tropical Traditions coconut oil for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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