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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Marriage | Our Annual Apple Picking Date + Fall This-Or-That Q's With Fred!

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Hi, friends!

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you're all getting into that cozy, autumnal mood!
 I wanted to share pictures from our annual apple picking date with you. I didn't realize how many we had taken until I uploaded all of these into this post! We never get this many usable shots from a shoot! We pretty much had a whole section of the orchard to ourselves, so we felt really comfortable and were able to just play around! I think that's why we got so many shots that I love. There is a little orchard near us and we go there every year to pick apples and get cider. Some of my favorite memories since we've been married have been from apple picking there! I'm SO happy I have pictures from this day, because it was one of my favorite days with Fred. Sometimes when we do a shoot together, it can be a little bit stressful trying to get specific shots. But this day is one of my favorite days and I'm so happy we have all of these photos from it! That's so special!
Fall This-Or-That
I found these on amylorraine.com

Apple Picking or Hay Rides
F: Apple picking, because I haven't been on a hay ride in a long time.
C: Apple picking, because of my fall memories apple picking!

Bonfires or Football Games
F: Bonfires
C: Bonfires

Trick-or-Treating or Pumpkin Patch
F: I guess trick or treating. Now, I'd rather go to a pumpkin patch, but I have nostalgia for trick-or-treating and it's what I would choose when I was younger.
C: Probably trick-or-treating, because CANDY. It's also really fun to see everyone dressed up!

Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie
F: Oh dang  (he loves ALL pie) I guess pumpkin for fall.
C: Pumpkin!

Halloween or Thanksgiving
F: Definitely Thanksgiving
C: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner or Leftovers
F: Thanksgiving Dinner, is that even a question?
C: Dinner of course!

Ghosts or Wizards
F: I guess Wizards, ghosts have nothing to offer
( lol, he gon be haunted for saying that ^^ ;p )
C: Wizards, they're not as creepy!

Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown
F: Halloweentown
C: Halloweentown

Cinnamon or Nutmeg
F: Cinnamon, nutmeg is yuck.
C: Probably nutmeg!

Hot Chocolate or Tea
F: I prefer hot chocolate, I'm more inclined to drink tea, because it's healthier but I prefer hot chocolate!
C: HOT COCOA (agreed ^^)

Candy Apples or Caramel Apples
F: Neither, they're both sticky and hard to eat and not as good as regular apples.
C: Caramel apples! He cray ^^ 

Leaf Jumping or Leaf Crunching
F: Leaf jumping!
C: Leaf jumping! I love the smell of leaves when you jump into that big pile.

Carve Pumpkins or Make Pumpkin Pie
F: I ain't never made pumpkin pie. lol So carving pumpkins.
C: Carve, because I love to pull out the pumpkin guts lol

Pumpkin Spice Lattes or Chai Tea Lattes
F: PSL
C: Pumpkin Spice!

Corn Maze or Haunted House
F: Haunted house, you can always see the way out of the corn mazes.
That's only because he's so tall. 
C: Shudder... neither! I think haunted house if I had to pick, because Children of the Corn has scarred me for life. Buttt I think I changed my mind. I'd probably pick a corn maze if it came down to it. I used to love corn mazes as a kid.
"I know you said corn maze."
-F
He knows I'm a scaredy cat.
Fred laughing at me after it fell off of my head!
 This photo is how it really is. ^^ We are actually really silly together!
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I hope you guys enjoyed our apple picking adventure and I hope you're having a great week!

Love,

Christina xx

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2 Corinthians 12:9 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Conscious Living | Compostable Picnic-Ware, The Plastic Utensil Alternative!

*I've received product from Repurpose. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love.
Hi, guys!

I collaborated with Repurpose a few weeks ago on Instagram and they have such unique products that I just had to share them on them blog! Repurpose is on a mission to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment, so they offer renewable alternatives! They make their products from plants, instead of oil. They sell compostable cold and warm beverage cups, utensils, plates, and straws. All of their products are 100% compostable. These are a must-have for every household!
These can replace your single use plasticware for parties, picnics, etc., which is incredible!

You can shop them on the Repurpose website and at CVS!
This little butterfly joined us for our shoot and stayed the whole time, how special!
Hope you're having a great Thursday!
Did you know about these products yet?!

Love,

Christina xx

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Natural | Simply Earth October Box Is Here! Make Fall Candles With Dreamy & Me

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Hi, friends!

My October Simply Earth Recipe Box  arrived yesterday and I'm so excited about it's theme!

The October box has a ...
FALL CANDLE THEME!!!
We are HUGE fall candle people around here, so we were ecstatic with this month's theme!
 I already made the Cassia & Balsam Fir candle and I have the recipe down below for you guys.. just keep on scrollin' if you're looking for that!

Fred just bought us a double boiler and he couldn't have picked a better time! I'm always finding recipes that call for one, so Fred decided it was finally time to get us one. We love the scent of the Cassia & Balsam Fir candle that we made from this recipe box. It smells very festive and cozy, just perfect for autumn and winter! Who wouldn't want natural, non-toxic scents to get their home smelling like autumn?

The October box comes with:
- Focus Essential Oil Blend
- Balsam Fir Essential Oil
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Cassia Essential Oil 
- Candle Wick
- 2 Chapstick Containers 
- Soy Wax

& The recipes included are:
- DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag
- Cassia and Orange Candle
-Cassia and Balsam Fir Candle (find the DIY below!)
-Joint Pain Roll On ... oh girl (or boy ;p) you know I'm gonna be makin' this
- Fall Diffuser Blend 

I pinky promise, you are going to love the October box! Shop it here!

*Disclaimer - Make sure you burn your candles within sight and away from flammable objects, children, and pets. I just let Dreamy have a tiny sniff of the finished candle. I keep my essential oils and my products made from essential oils away from him and in places where he can't get to them. 
A lot of essential oils can be harmful to cats and dogs. 
If you'd like to try the Simply Earth recipe boxes for yourself,
use my code:
BLOOMGOLDFREE
to get a $40 gift card to put towards your future purchase, or next box!
Use the code here!

The recipe boxes are ONLY $39 a month and they're absolutely incredible! Hands down, my favorite subscription box I've ever tried. These make wonderful and unique gifts for the natural product/essential oil loving friends and family in your life. If you know someone that loves home fragrances, but doesn't use essential oils, these recipe boxes are the perfect gift. 
You might get them started on their own non-toxic living journey!
Cassia & Balsam Fir Candle DIY 

Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1.5 oz) Soy Wax, 1 Tbsp Beeswax, 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (solid), 30 drops Balsam Fir Essential Oil, 10 drops Cassia Essential Oil, 1 Wick, 2-3 oz Jar or similar container 

Instructions:
1. Melt soy wax, beeswax, and coconut oil in a double boiler.
2. Once the mixture has just melted, remove from heat, add essential oils, and stir for 30 seconds. 
3. Dip the bottom of the wick into the melted wax to adhere it to the bottom of the container. Prop wick upright, and pour the wax into the container. 
4. Allow the candle to cool completely. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch in height. 
Burn candle within sight and away from flammable objects, children, and pets.
" Meowww! Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoyed our fall candle DIY!"
- Dreamy

Love,

Christina xx

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I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.
Psalm 145:5