How we use CBD in our everyday lives.

Disclaimer : I am not a health coach or any kind of professional . Just sharing a few facts about CBD and why i use it . IF you notice i love to blog about my personal honest life of motherhood and more . I am never going to post something and say “This is how YOU should do something , or anything along those lines. “

Lets get down to the basics about cbd:

What is CBD ?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana , it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.

Does CBD get you high ?

No . Because it is non-psychoactive.

Is CBD illegal ?

CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states , but cbd derived from marijuana is not federally legal .

Is CBD oil and Hemp oil different ?

CBD is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant. And also acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, which reduces pain and inflammatory . Gives pain relief to muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, headaches, and to aid skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, even sunburn, and bug bites . And also gives relief from anxiety

Hemp oil is a cold-pressed extract from seeds , and basically like sunflower or jojoba oil. It is high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and contains no CBD . Hemp is generally known as a superfood and is known as a really good moisturizer and does not clog your pores. Hemp seeds can also be found at your local grocery store . Since im also big on superfoods i always add some hemp seeds to my toasts and oatmeals.

So now you know a little more about it , now you can get to know why my husband and i introduced it to our daily lives including our children.

I was first introduced to CBD in 2014 by my husband who has already been in the industry and who also attended a pharamacy tech trade school . Even till this day i am a very open minded person , i love learning about all different lifestyles and cultures while loving mine. I’ve always known about thc ( marijuana) and its side effects but i never knew about cbd until that year. At this time when i started to use more cbd products was a few months after my first child was born , i had gone through a painful and rough pregnancy and post delivery because i got an epidural . For those who ever had an epidural you know you get it as soon as you can take the pain of contractions any longer. But no one ever tells you the pain you experience after even months to a few years after delivering . I honestly feel like my back has never been the same. Also because i had 2 more children and got an epidural both those times too. The first product i tried was a lotion from Apothecanna which is basically an OG cbd line. Everyday my husband would rub it all over my back during pregnancy and after which gave instant relief .

Fast forward to the last two years now going on six years of having experience using cbd products , i have tried many brands and products from skincare , drinks , and even unique products for sexual pleasure enhancements ( tmi i guess , but hey im being real . lol ) .

A couple reasons why i personally use CBD

  1. I remember in High School having bad menstrual cramps that would lead to me having to miss days of school , and end up in my bed in fetal position in the worst pain ever. I was always given Advil , Midol , and Tylenol. Basically just any over the counter medicine i could have by my mother . And usually it would take for a pill or two every 4 to 6 hours and still be crying for help. Now that I am an adult i always look at the possible troubles over the counter medicine can do like for one i always see is , ” Caution , may cause live damage” . I know it is if you happen to take too much in 24 hours. But still ! That worries me about what i put in my body . I am not saying everyone should put down the over the counter medicine and go completely holistic . Because what doesn’t work for me may work for you . And for cbd products i can apply to my skin every 15 mins if needed without any worries.
  2. My last two pregnancies i experienced Post Partum Depression (PPD) . That is just something that has always been hard to talk about because many don’t know about it . Or thinks its a fake thing women make up to gain more attention . I wont go into much detail about it , but long story short that level of depression and anxiety i experienced took over my life . It was so hard to just be happy and go on without worrying about every little thing . I always said 2 things helped me was not the prescriptions but CBD oils , creams and most importantly talking with other moms and going out for fresh air.
  3. My husband and i want to practice a holistic living . And CBD is just F**king amazing .

How CBD was introduce to the children :

Last year we realized something was bothering Belle , the oldest of the three . And every night before bed she would cry and whine about her ankles being in so much pain . At first i thought it was a way to get out of having to go to bed and just stay up to play . But days eventually lead to weeks and actually bringing her in to the pediatrics . She was also given over the counter medicines and we were basically told it’s nothing serious , just a child who is very active in running around and playing . So i thought , if i cant get her to calm down and everyday shes in pain i have to give her medication that doesn’t sound right at all . After my husband and i talked we decided to try out cbd cream and rub it on her ankle before bed . Not even 15 mins later she was already in relief and sound asleep . The next day was when i realized okay this is what i want to do , i love the idea of giving my children products that are safe and effective.

Any time our children is sick or a big one is allergies which we all have , we love trying out all the natural remedies before going to over the counter medications . From oils , humidifiers, cooking a nice big pot of Vietnamese porridge , rubbing vicks , using cool gel pads , etc . I still believe in going to professionals for help , i honestly will still call their pediatrician for any advice even after having three children. If they do come down with a fever i have to use Tylenol along with our natural remedies to bring down the fever.

Im so glad i can share more about my life with all my viewers and i hope to inspire others and just tell all the mamas out there that , i see and hear you . When you’re having a down moment and when you’re having the time of your life . I am not one to judge and if someone hasn’t told you , you are doing just fine ! ❤

Comment and click the follow bottom to keep up with me ! I’d love to hear your story on how cbd helps you (:

How to create a Media Kit for Bloggers & Influencers

Hey loves ! I have been asked by new bloggers, “Do i need a Media Kit ? What exactly do i put on it ? Do i pay someone is there free apps ? ” And the answer is YES , having a media kit represents you . Some may have looked up how to make a media kit , seen the crazy numbers of followers and impressions to your social media accounts . There is no need to feel discouraged because everyone starts from the bottom .

In this blog post i will be talking to you about these main topics :

  • What is a Media kit ?
  • Why do i need one ?
  • How to create a professional kit
  • How does having a Media kit benefit you

What is a Media Kit ?

A Media kit is basically , a book cover for you . When you pick up a book the first thing you look at is the cover right ? This is your way of representing YOU . Brands wonder when you reach out , who you are , what can you offer , and who or what does it mean to influence someone .

Bath bomb heaven

Hey loves ! I wanted to share with you just some phone pictures from our outing at Lush . Bath bombs and bubbles are a girls happy place . When i first step in in Lush , i feel a bit overwhelmed because i don’t know what to get . Everything just smells so good and looks to cute to touch . For that last few years i have been buying the cute little robots for the kids . One thing i dislike about it , is you do have to use the entire thing . And the plus side of it is its fun and maker your skin so soft.

Did you know your little ones can go in and test out some fun products ? Penny had so much fun picking her favorite colors and watching it all go down . To make my children feel like they have some what of a responsibility for ages 5 and under , i usually give them the money to hand over to the cashier .

Mom off duty

Hey loves , so i finally went ahead and ditched the “mom gear” for a day , threw on something i felt beautiful in and got all dolled up for a quick shoot and some girl time . Not that i don’t love hanging around in my lounge gear . Something about being able to just get ready full glam is fun when you get the chance too . My oldest is at the age where , if i put on a pair of jeans before i even head out the door ( IF i am going anywhere) I asked . ” Mom where are you going ” . See … even my 5 year old knows I don’t go out .

Jumpsuit is from @hottielasvegas

 

Memories with Parabo Press

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is make so many memories and to make sure we capture them . For me i love to snap photos of almost everything because,  time is short and if you stare at a picture you can enjoy that moment forever . I love photo printing with Parabo Press because , the many different ways you can showcase photos with their products . My favorite is to hang photos on a photo rope and change up the photos every season . Since we are away from the family this year , i thought the perfect gift would be to send photos of our family throughout the year. There is still time to send your loved ones a gift of memories. You can enjoy 30% off with my code LES30 over at

http://parabo.me/wrangling-the-les offer expires Dec 13th .

Target Photoshoot

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You guys , we did it ! It is not the “Target Challenge” but we decided to take the camera along a few days before Halloween , to get some last minute candy and grab home decor for the holidays . I’m not sure if you are even allowed to do this , honestly it was a little scary but so much fun . Target and anything Joanna Gaines brings the joy out of me outside of my family. Around this time of the year is when I’m at my highest point because of the holidays , the joy and just all the decorations . If i vlogged about my daily life you will probably see Target at least 3x a week .

 

The Target shoot was shot by @toniflowersphotography , like myself she is from San Diego , CA . It is always good to have a friend from home here . She is amazing at what she does and can always make the kids laugh for photos . I challenge you to do the “Target Photoshoot” .

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Vintage Market Days of Nevada

Hey gang ! This weekend i attended Vintage Market Days of Nevada that only comes once a year . I’ve been waiting all year for this event and let me tell you , it is soooo worth it ! What made this day even better was going with a few girlfriends and starting our afternoon at a local coffee shop before heading out to shop and mingle . If you love farmhouse signs , handmade , custom items , sampling the tastiest little appetizers from vendors and food trucks this is somewhere you want to be with their insta -worthy event. It totally brought out my inner Joanna Gaines , one thing i do regret was coming with just my purse . If i knew i was going to go crazy on every vendor i would have brought one of those wagons and just pile up my items. Which many people did , at least now i know for next year . If you couldn’t attend this year , Spring of 2019 they will be back ! I’m so excited to see them grow another year and look forward to more shopping!