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NEW: LILLEbaby Complete Organic Giveaway!

LIllebaby COMPLETE Organic Giveaway

I’m so excited by the latest LILLEbaby carrier!! They have brought back the Complete Organic! On top of that its YOUR lucky day as the LILLEbaby ambassadors are teaming up for a giveaway! I’ll cover the details about the new Complete Organic and then the giveaway!

LILLEbaby Complete Organic Blue Moonlight

This luxurious Organic carrier is a new version of the original LILLEbaby organic! It has all the current features of LILLEbaby Complete Carrier – 6 carry positions, 2-way adjustable straps, large pocket, flip up next support, and weight range 7-45 pounds! Made from 100% organic cotton for you and your little to explore a beautiful tomorrow.  It comes in 4 beautiful colors – Blushing Pink, Sea Glass, Powder Blue, and Blue Moonlight! The Complete organic retails for $170.  There is a surprise 5th color for a limited time- the Original LILLEbaby Green Meadow!

Our Knight Life - LILLEbaby Complete Organic Green Meadow

Here are Emily and D modeling the Green Meadow! They have quite the history with green meadow that started way back when D was little!

The  Complete Organic is super soft &snuggly and is sure to come with lots of sleepy dust! It is the same style as the Complete Original carrier.  Want to know more about the LILLEbaby features and carry positions? Here is our Complete All Seasons Review and our Essentials Review! Check out the adorable Blushing Pink! Who else wants another baby after seeing this picture?

LILLEbaby Complete Organic Blushing Pink

So head over to LILLEbaby and grab yours today!

Or jump to Kelly’s Closet and use the current coupon code for a FREE diaper with your purchase!

Check out all the other blog giveaways when you have a chance for more amazing Complete Organic pictures!

MommybytheSea.com
MamaSayWhat.com
OhSoMom.com
ReallyAreYouSerious.com
GladTidingsbyMel.com
MommyontheMound.com
Thewisewife.org

Tell me – Where is your favorite place you have taken your Lillebaby on an adventure! Or where would you take this Complete Organic if you won it in the giveaway below?

*Affiliate links are used in this post. I may receive a small portion of your purchase. The giveaway carrier is provided by LILLEbaby

Summer Fun Giveaway with MBA!

Hey Friends! I’m teaming up with Mama Banana’s Adventures for this awesome Summer Fun Giveaway! Join us for some great summer products! While summer is nearing the end and everyone is prepping for going back to school, these are some great products that can be used year round – especially here in SoCal and other southern places where its still going to be warm for a few more months! We love to play outside and so great products like an Anti-UV Suni sun tent from bbluv, sun protective cream from Les Produits De MaYa will help keep your kids protected and having fun.  One lucky USA or Canadian resident can win below:

 

     The bbluv baby and kid sized Anti-UV tent Suni pops up and folds back down into a disc. It’s lightweight and protects from both UVA and UBV rays, as well as wind. With a vent flap in the back, a carry bag, and 3 pegs to secure in the ground, this super lightweight tent is easy to carry to the park or beach. You can get one on Amazon with prime today and be ready for this weekend!
     Swim diapers are one of my favorite summer items! They prevent anything unwanted from making it’s way into the water. Bummis, offers swim diapers in a one-size design, fitting babies from approximately 10-35 pounds, and multiple patterns and colors these are great for cloth diapered and non-cloth diapered babies alike. You only buy one and easy to wash and reuse it! With a snap-closure and double gussets, these swim diapers are accepted by swim classes and pools.

 

     Time in the sun wouldn’t be complete without baby safe sunscreen. This sun protectant cream by Les Proudits de MaYa is made from natural, organic and whole ingredients safe for kids and babies. With zinc oxide as the sun-protecting ingredients, this blend is made from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic yellow caranuba wax, organic shea butter, zinc oxide with no nano and Vitamin E for preservation, this cream smells great and protects well too. It is great for little ones sensitive skin!
     For the giveaway- One lucky USA or Canadian resident will win all of these items. Legal, 18+ residents, void where prohibited. Good luck and thank you for stopping by! Please make sure to show some love to the participating bloggers, your facebook likes and follows on our accounts mean the world to us! Good luck!

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Protein Superfood Pudding!

Snacking is hard! You are hungry but maybe want to eat junk – maybe you don’t! You want to snack healthy but want yummy treats! Protein superfood pudding to the rescue!! This yummy treat is simple, dairy free, & filled with nutrient dense plant-based protein!

I am working with Amazing Grass to share about their new Protein Superfood! It has 20g of plant-based protein, 7 alkalizing greens & 2 servings of fruits and vegetables!  If you are in a rush or even just lazy (I know it happens!!) Then this all-in-one superfood will help you be fuller & healthier! Plus the flavor is Chocolate Peanut Butter so I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong!!!

Protein Superfood Pudding with Amazing grass, Dairy Free treat!

Protein Superfood Pudding
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Dairy Free, nutrient Dense pudding!
Author:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¾-1 c Almond Milk (or other milk)
  • 1 serving Amazing Grass Protein Superfood
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • up to 1 TBSP Cocoa Powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in the blender & blend until smooth.
  2. Chill for 30 mins or until time to serve
  3. Top with chocolate chips or sprinkles for a fun treat!

I love having this in the evenings. As a nursing mom, I always get hungry about 10 pm! I really struggle with finding something yummy to eat! Sometimes I have apple & almond butter or just a little protein and milk, but this is totally going to be my new go-to evening snack! Its so filling as well! Best of all – my kids both LOVED this! What is a better snack than something which already has fruits & veggies in it PLUS chocolate? I can’t think of much else!

How do you like to snack? What is your favorite snack?

* I was provided samples of the protein for my review. Affiliate links may be used in this post. 

I’m Back to Running!!!!

Helllooo!!! Remember me? I’m still here… been plugging along and finally back to running! You can see my updates on my Instagram!

I need to do a ‘catch up’ post of what I’ve been doing because its really important in general for my health and wellness and I want to share it with you mostly for your learning!!

For now though – I finally went to the local running store and got NEW shoes and a new pair of socks!

Getting back to running Post baby! by Running On Eagles Wings

These are the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 and Balega hidden comfort socks.  I love these socks – they are made in South Africa and super soft! I usually get a neutral shoe, but the guy at the store was noticing a little pronation in my right foot so we went the safe route. Bonus is that local running stores have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee! I love getting personalized shoe fitting!!

So what is the plan? Well the plan is to RUN. ha. My current goals are:

  • Sprints 1x per week. anywhere from 6-10 30 second sprints.
  • long sprints/mini tempo. 400-800 tempo intervals for now.
  • Working up to a 5k. nothing strenuous but run/walk build up.

I have been doing some sprints off an on the last few months but am going to start tracking my progress. I would love to do a couple 5ks this summer, so we will see if I can slowly build up to that. I don’t really have bigger goals than that at the moment. I want to see how it goes getting back to running and how my body feels. its been about 3 years since I have run consistently so I want to take it slow! Plus I’m a few pounds heavier than I was a few years ago! My goal isn’t to compete right now. It is just to have run being back to running and getting my endurance built back up and helping myself get healthier!

Have you returned to running after a hiatus?

DIY Easter Baskets!

Running On Eagles Wings  -DIY Easter Baskets - Simple sewing - Great for young kids

Holidays stress me out. I’m not a huge person into lots of gifts, but I think something little is fun. Last year for Easter the grandparents sent along a few items for the kids, but I really wanted some fun baskets to put stuff in and for them to use in the future for egg hunts and all.

When I talked to my mom about baskets she mentioned seeing some and I looked all over Etsy, but by the time I looked everything was pretty much sold out! 🙁 Soooo Off to Pinterest (follow me here!) I found this super cute post where she made some adorable baskets! The original tutorial is here.

I went and bought the fabric and stabilizer at Joann Fabrics but didn’t end up cutting everything out until Saturday Afternoon nap(ahem the day before Easter)!! Then I sewed the two baskets after getting the kids in bed Saturday Night. I would say for the two baskets it probably took me about 3 hours total. For the first time doing anything round and making this, I think it wasn’t bad! Here is the finished product:

Running On Eagles Wings  - DIY Easter Baskets

And the baskets with stuff in them:

Running On Eagles Wings - Easter Baskets full of goodies on Easter Morning

What was included in the Easter baskets? For Teddy: I had Aden + Anais blanket and lovies, My mom sent some clothes and fun book. For Hannah: I got an Aden + Anais blanket, an Applecheeks Swim Diaper, & my mom sent bubbles, a dress, outfit, a bath toy, and a little purse. My mother-in-law sent a book, stuffed bunny, some hopping wind up toys and play eggs and 2 other baskets.

The baskets were a total success. Hannah took her Easter basket with her everywhere Sunday! It was the perfect size for her small church egg hunt! She knew to get the eggs in her basket without me showing her!!

I’m so excited this year to have both kids enjoy their Easter baskets!! It was a fun and simple project. The ONLY change I would make would be to extend all the measurements by 1/2″ so there is more seam allowance. I’m not good at 1/4″ seams and it was pretty hard to put the bottoms in with that small seam!

Have you made your kids Easter baskets or other holiday items? Let me know in the comments!

We Love LILLEbaby Giveaway!

We Love LILLEbaby Giveaway by the LilleBrities #babywearing

 

Join the LILLEbaby Ambassadors as we celebrate our love for LILLEbaby and babywearing with the We Love Lillebaby Giveaway!

Below you can enter to win a LILLEbaby carrier of YOUR choice! This means you get to pick ANY in stock carrier – including the new Tokidoki Space Place, Elephant Part, Frosted Rose, Color Me, Embossed and more! This also includes anything else that may be released before January 29th!

I am honored and LOVE being a LILLEbaby ambassador and am so excited they are nominated for the Comfiest Carrier in the 2016 Crispie Awards. Babywearing is my Life. With two kiddos 2 under I am wearing one of them every where we go. We also carry at home for chores and doing laundry.  The LILLEbaby carrier never makes my back/shoulders hurt while wearing and helps me accomplish so much! It truly is the Comfiest Carrier I have tried!

We love Lillebaby giveaway - Running On Eagles Wings

Are you new to LILLEbaby? Check out my reviews on the Complete All Seasons and the Essentials. Also follow me on Instagram to see how it works in our lives daily!

This giveaway includes:

Let me know in the comments what LILLEbaby carrier you would choose if you win! Enter to win below! Thanks to LILLEbaby for sponsoring this amazing giveaway! Open to US and Canadian Residents 18 years of age and older.
We Love LÍLLÉbaby Giveaway

If you are that sold on LILLEbaby then go here and purchase one and get a free cloth diaper with your purchase! (must enter coupon code)

Disclosure: I received no payment for this post. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included.

Holiday Leg Burn Workout 2015

This is one of the hardest weeks of the year! We often don’t have much time for working out but you need to MAKE the time then make the most of what time you do have! Here is a fabulous leg burn workout I did this week to keep my calorie burn going all day!

Holiday Leg Burn 2015 - Running On Eagles Wings -  Workout - Metabolic Effect

This workout consists of 2 simple super sets. I recommend 3 sets of each superset with 10-12 reps per exercise! The first set is Bench step ups (10 per leg) and then regular squats. Try to sit down parallel and squeeze. The second set is split squats (10 per leg) and then deadlifts. Use heavy weights but do NOT sacrifice your form! If you aren’t sure of the proper form look it up and ask someone! If done properly – you will definitely feel this workout the next day! After weights, I love to get some HIIT cardio in for an extra burn. Today I chose sprints. Up to you try for 30-60 second sprint with double that time rest. I always warm up and then start slow with your sprints. Every sprint I try to increase my sprint speed.

Holiday Leg Burn Workout Sprints - Running On Eagles Wings - HIIT cardio

Sprints are one of my favorite HIIT workouts because it is a full body workout. It works your legs, your core and upper body! You don’t need to do sprints every day for them to be effective.  Sprints will make your legs burn for a couple days! I like doing sprints once a week!

Hope you have a great holiday week! Remember moderation is KEY. But enjoy the pie! 🙂

12 Days of Fitness Christmas – Day 8

12 Days Fitness Christmas Day 8 - Protein Powder - Orgain Organic Protein or Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

Protein Powder – This is optional. It is not necessary for everyone. However, I find that it aids significantly in recovery from heavy lifting and HIIT workouts. It is also a great option for a fast – but healthy – meal. I commonly have a smoothie for lunch because I don’t have time to make a whole meal just for myself! My current favorite protein is Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder . We typically buy the vanilla, but the chocolate is good too! Our Costco sells the chocolate so if I’m ever in a pinch I can grab it there! I find this protein is NOT gritty at all and it blends very well. My kids both love it as well! We are using plant protein currently due to some dairy issues with Teddy. However if you prefer a Whey (diary) protein our absolute favorite is Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. This protein is great in smoothies or mixed alone with milk.

No matter what – protein is important part of of foods and nutrients you need daily. If you struggle getting enough protein, then check out options like these powders!

*Affiliate links are used in this post. By purchasing through the link I will receive a small portion. Thank you for supporting our family.

12 Days of Fitness Christmas – Days 4-7

Whoops we got a bit behind!

Day 4:

12 Days Fitness Christmas Day 4 - Socks - Smart wool running socks

Socks. My absolute favorite socks are smart wool. They are fabulous socks that wick sweat away and help your feet stay dry. They are breathable, soft and even have a light cushion. My two favorite styles are the Ultra Light Micro and the Elite Low Cut.  The light ones are great for even wearing day to day. They come up in the back to prevent any ankle blistering as well! For days you want a little higher coverage (or if you are outside and its muddy/dirty) the low cut are perfect. They are stylish, yet great coverage for the top of your foot/ankle. Don’t skimp on your socks if you want to keep your toenails and not have to deal with blisters!

Day 5:

12 Days Fitness Christmas Day 5 - Shoes - Running shoes from Mizuno and Scott Running

Shoes. Whether you prefer running or lifting or whatever – you need shoes. Shoes are like sports bras and other items – they wear out with use! Worn out shoes can lead to a whole host of issues! So keep track of your shoe usage! If you notice any visible wear then its time to replace them! My favorite running shoes are Mizuno Wave Riders.  However I really also enjoy Scott running shoes for some running or trails or just wearing about!

Day 6:

12 Days Fitness Christmas Day 6 - Fitness Watch - GPS, heart rate monitoring, FitBit surge, Garmin Forerunner 220

Fitness Watch. This is becoming more and more popular. Runners for awhile now have been using GPS watches to track their distance/speed. They work really well. I loved my Garmin that I had and I would totally replace it with this Garmin Forerunner 220. Simple yet effective and not too big! If you aren’t a huge runner but still want something FitBit has seriously upped their game the last few years. Their newest watch the Fitbit Surge has GPS, and heartrate monitor on the watch! Plus it allows you to see your sleep patters and calls/texts so you don’t have to always pull your phone out! (I am getting one of these for Christmas so I can’t wait to figure it out!)

Day 7:

12 Days Fitness Christmas Day 7 - Running Shorts - Oiselle Roga short

Shorts – In particular Oiselle Shorts and the Roga Short. I own a lot of these. I wore these shorts EVERY day this summer when it was swealtering down here in SoCal. The Oiselle ladies are amazing (yes I’ve met them in person!) and they have quality products. They sell a regular Roga Short and a Long Roga Short. The regular ones are short. The longer ones are great if you don’t want to show as much leg or wear them out if you are self-conscious.  I really need to buy more of these. At one point they made some pants as well. They also have an ’embossed’ version which has a slight pattern to it if that is your style. If you haven’t tried any Oiselle gear before – go try it! You will not be disappointed!

*Affiliate links are used in this post. By purchasing through the link I will receive a small portion. Thank you for supporting our family.

12 Days Fitness Christmas – Day 3

12 Days Fitness Christmas Day 3 - Sports Bra - Moving Comfort - Lululemon

Today we have every ladies MUST have item! A good quality sports bra. Yes you may think hey these Target bras are cheap and are OK. But really (unless you are super small) they do not offer support you need! Supportive bras support your girls and allow you to do MORE and have better quality workouts! I know I have many times had to back off on my workout intensity because I haven’t been wearing the right bra!

A few of my favs are the Moving Comfort Bras. They have a lot of options and have some great bras for nursing moms! They also go up to larger sizes if you need that!

Another favorite of mine is the Lululemon All Sport Bra or any of their other bras!  Other brands have some great bras like Under Armour and such. I haven’t varied outside of these lately! Do you have a different favorite?

Also remember – Like shoes and other gear your sports bras DO wear out! So if you can’t remember the last time you bought one – It needs to be replaced! 🙂

Rest assured one of these is on my Christmas list!!

*Affiliate links are used in this post. By purchasing through the link I will receive a small portion. Thank you for supporting our family.

 

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