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Thinking Out Loud #5

Happy Thursday! Can you believe that we are already in the end of July? This summer is going by so quickly. I haven’t done a “Thinking Out Loud” post in awhile (they are my favorite), so it’s time.


Thought #1:

As you know, I’ve been on a products make-over during the past few months. I’ve learned so much about the harmful chemicals that are in our every day beauty products, bath products, body products, home products, etc. (the list goes on and on). I learned about Ava Anderson products and was trying a bunch of them. Every single product I’ve tried has worked better than any product I’ve ever used. I’ve never said this before about 1 particular product line. My skin has never looked so good and the best part is that I know I’m not adding unnecessary chemicals/toxins to my body.

Here’s the “before” and “after” products:



I feel so passionate about the Ava Anderson message, that I decided to become a consultant. I want to be able to spread the word about the importance of going non-toxic, while providing people with the products they can use to do this. If you’re interested in learning more, browsing products, or even placing an order, you can find my personal Ava Anderson page at:  www.avaandersonnontoxic.com/kristinb If you do place an order, be sure to use ID#79645 at checkout. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask here in the comments, or you can send me an email at: avakristinb@gmail.com.

Thought #2

Along the same lines, I watched an incredible documentary that I highly recommend everyone watch.

human experiment










From “The Human Experiment” website,

“ The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers… until now.”

We are our own health advocates and the more we know, the more empowered we are with our health.

Thought #3

Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been doing shorter workouts (due to some naptime regression). But, I have to say I’ve LOVED the shorter more intense workouts. I’ve been doing Shaun T’s T25 workouts. I have pretty much been following the schedule that he has mapped out for the program. They are effective and only 25 minutes (perfect for that 30-minute naptime block).

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Thought #4

I am still making a lot of the babe’s food, but now that we are expanding different types of foods, I’ve been buying  Plum Organics. I’ve been really impressed with the different combinations they have. For example, one of her favorites is the blueberry, parsnip, and buckwheat meal. I don’t think I’ve ever even had buckwheat. Smile 


I like how they offer unique foods that are nutritious and organic. I am still nervous every time I introduce her to a new food. I’m so fearful of food allergies. I guess my experience with being an Elementary School Teacher and seeing so many severe food allergies has me a little paranoid. We won’t be introducing any of the higher allergy foods until after her first birthday. I’m almost half-tempted to give her those foods for the first time at the pediatrician’s office. Does that make me crazy?

Well, I hope you all have a great Thursday! Thanks for reading my “Thinking Out Loud” Post!

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  1. It’s so scary to think about how many harmful chemicals are in the products we use everyday. We worry so much about what we put IN our bodies, but less so about what we put on them. Heck, I came across an article this week about how there are even harmful chemicals in our workout clothes. Like… what?!

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