Soothe Your Soul and Style with PinkBlush Maternity and Essential Oils!

April 27, 2016



Maternity clothes, bump style, pregnancy tips, healthy pregnancy

Isn’t it fun when things just come together to work out in the most awesome way? The perfect song plays at just the moment you need it, a friend checks in right when you think of her, the kids all go to bed at the same time – you know – the important stuff. I had recently been pinteresting some new cute maternity clothes for expecting mamas, and I came across the most inspiring website… Are you ready for it?

Mamas. Have you checked out PinkBlush Maternity yet? If not, stop reading this post immediately and Check. Them. Out. I asked my sisters if they had seen their clothes, and Kate informed me we were actually going to collaborate with them on our upcoming photo shoot for The Daily Soul Sessions!

Cue everything coming together to work out in the most awesome way.

I don’t know about you, but there are few things in life that stress me out more than coming up with color and style schemes for a multi person photo shoot. Even after all those years on the road touring and putting together photo shoots – it still wears me out! But the awesome peeps at PinkBlush hooked us up with pops of spring and dashes of style! I am in love with their clothes – and the best part?? The best part is that a majority of their materials, fits, and styles work for prenatal, post natal, before you’re preggo, during those crazy nine months – whenever!

Check out these three looks. The mint and navy maxi dress that I (Kacey) have on will serve me for many of the first months of pregnancy (it’s actually a maternity maxi dress!) – whenever that time comes again. Kate’s adorable coral tribal print dress is fantastic with a skinny belt, but also perfectly free flowing to show off a someday baby bump! And Kara’s Aqua Abstract Kimono is delightfully colorful and can work at any stage of your stylish life! We are so excited to share the awesome maternity clothes/non-maternity clothes from PinkBlushMaternity with y’all!

Maternity clothes, bump style, pregnancy tips, healthy pregnancy

Anyhoo. We had the pleasure of creating our first Daily Soul Sessions photo shoot with the lovely and talented Sarah Guibord a couple of weeks ago when we were back home in Colorado. I love essential oils and am just starting to turn Kara into a huge fan. It’s just how sisterly peer pressure works:) We needed some different concepts for the photo shoot, so Kate and I decided to teach Kara how to make a few of my favorite and simple Oil Blends for rollerballs and room sprays. Favorite because they smell delicious and are extremely therapeutic. Simple because the oils we used almost all come with any starter kit you choose to begin with.

Between the clothes, the babes running around in the background, and the essential oils this photo shoot turned out great! We’ll share more photos soon, but for now I want to leave you with a couple Essential Oils recipes, friends.

De-stress Rollerball Recipe
using these 10mL dark amber glass roller
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Panaway (substitute Peppermint)
Fill 3/4 with your favorite carrier oil (I like this Fractionated Coconut Oil)
*Frankincense is also known for it’s Anti Aging properties*
Add a dap to those fine lines and watch them start to disappear guys!

Purify Room Spray or Linen Spray
using these 2oz dark amber glass spray bottle
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Purification.
Then add 2/3 Distilled Water and 1/3 Witch Hazel (substitute Alcohol)
Spritz to purify room or on bed linens for freshening!

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Cheers, Mamas!!!

xo,
Kacey

Insalata Mista Salad with Grilled Chicken Recipe

April 18, 2016



Fresh healthy salad recipe, grilled chicken salad recipe, insalata mista recipe

Spring has sprung, guys! Well, at least here in Redondo Beach. Unfortunately where Kara is (Denver)….winter just hasn’t released her frozen grasp yet. Kacey and I received some pretty crazy snow pictures from our dad…see for yourself:

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Yes, that is my parents’ neighbor’s tree lying across their driveway. Say that one 5 times fast. Yow.

In honor of welcoming (wishing?) Spring your way (and their way!) Billy and I made this salad over the weekend.

Fresh veggies + homemade dressing + tender grilled chicken = mouth watering!


Insalata Mista Salad with Grilled Chicken

Serves 4
1 box of arugula
2 artichokes
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
mushrooms
1 red pepper
2 romaine lettuce heads
1 bunch of asparagus
Fresh Parmesan, shaved
4 organic chicken breasts
fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil

So here’s the deal. You can use whatever veggies you want in this salad. The key is freshness, and honestly, grilling and roasting some of them give the salad that yummy warmth and depth. This is just how we created ours over the weekend:

1.) Steam the artichokes. Fill a large pot about 1/4 full with water. Place trimmed artichokes in pot and turn on high. Season water and chokes with salt, lemon juice, garlic powder – whatever seasoning you desire. Cover the pot, leaving a little portion open to let out some of the steam. Let the artichokes steam for about an hour, until the leaves come off very easily. Eat the leaves! Then remove the fuzzy middle to get to the artichoke heart. Thinly slice the hearts.

2.) Roast the asparagus. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle trimmed stalks with olive oil and salt. Place in oven and roast for about 10 minutes. Chop in 1/2 inch long pieces.

3.) Grill red pepper and chicken. Lightly brush the pepper and the chicken breasts with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay on grill and cook according to chicken instructions (that is my husband’s job! Just Google how to grill chicken, and then let me know). The red pepper only takes a couple minutes per side.

4.) Toss together the arugula, torn or chopped romaine, sliced mushrooms, artichoke hearts, asparagus, and red peppers.
5.) Shave fresh Parmesan on top. I use my carrot peeler!
6.) Dish out salad equally among plates. Place halved tomatoes on top. Thinly slice the chicken and layer on top as well.

Dressing
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
Salt and Pepper

Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle dressing all over salad and tomatoes.

And always, ALWAYS serve with warm buttered bread. Oh, and a glass of crisp white wine. That’s just a general rule I follow around here.

Mangia, Mamas!

xo,
Kate

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GIVEAWAY with Olive + Pine Floral Design!

April 2, 2016



The Daily Soul Sessions for the Pregnant mama book, best pregnancy books

See below for our Weekend Giveaway!!! We are partnering with Olive + Pine Floral Design. Please go check out her gorgeous website, instagram, and floral designs! And head to her instagram to enter the giveaway!

In her words:

“We are kicking off the weekend with a ???? GIVEAWAY ???? for their book THE DAILY SOUL SESSIONS FOR THE PREGNANT MAMA. this book has been so fun and light as these three sisters share snippets of wisdom, quotes, inspiration and stories on each day of the pregnancy. 280 soul sessions to be exact!

I’ll share my daily dose at 27 weeks, 4 days: “Light a candle for your little one this morning. While you enjoy your single cup of coffee or a cool glass of water, set your mind on the flame and let it represent the precious little baby inside you today. Send a good thought and set a good intention for you and your passenger… and let that take you through your adventures today.”

???? HOW TO ENTER ???? • follow @olive_and_pine + @thedailysoulsessions • tag your pregnant friends in the comments (for extra entries) and tell us why you’d love to win this giveaway • closes 10 AM PST + winner announced this weekend

???? THANKS FRIENDS! ????”