Festive & Fit| Protein Buckeyes Recipe.

As winter rolled in I fell off the wagon an bit when it came to being consistent in my workouts. Whitney Simmons and her bubbly, fun, inspiring youtube channel has been instrumental in getting me back on track. Recently she featured a no bake holiday treats video on her channel, and I decided to make some buckeyes. Here are my results with a few substitutions.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

This year's gift guide round up features some of my favorite cruelty free products, as well as some great products that I've had fun reviewing for you guys these past few months. I know you'll love these products as much as I have, and I hope your gift recipients will too.

I'm so excited to get into the spirit of giving this holiday season, starting with these awesome goodies.

For the Self Care Aware

Cloud 9 & Meltdown

I have been loving these products from Blume. Self care has become increasingly important to me since I began my journey in the full time workforce, and during 'that time of the month' I'm even more appreciative of these products.

Cloud 9 is an essential oil roll on, the scent has helped me calm down both headaches and cramps-- helping me to get through my work day in peace. Meltdown is a true skincare game changer for me, I've always used tea tree oil on spots however Meltdown seems to help my dry out larger hormonal pimples much faster. This blend also helps soothe irritation, so I will use it on my t-zone after masking.

Blume is cruelty free, sustainable, was created by female entrepreneurs, and also donates a portion of their proceeds to Days for Girls. I know I'll be keeping these products in my arsenal for years. Blume is a great brand to introduce your gal pals to this holiday season.

For the Zen

In Focus Guide Books

I have been learning more about essential oils and meditation ever since I got into yoga last year. These books are a great place to start and include a wealth of information including history, uses, and a breakdown of each essential oil or meditation practice.

My First Time Using a Bath Bomb?!

I have a confession to make; I, Patti, cruelty free Blogger of almost 3 years have never used a bath bomb. I don't think this realization is as shocking as it is a bit ridiculous. Over the years it's kind of crazy to me that I have never tried a bath bomb. My last apartment had a standing shower, so when I moved to our new place I was elated to finally have a working tub to soak in. Since I moved in I've tried a few bath soaks, but last night I tried out my first bath bomb.

Ethical Wardrobe Staples

Three years ago I started blogging about cruelty free alternatives to the beauty and skincare items I use in my daily life, since then my lifestyle has evolved quite a bit. I try to consider cruelty free alternatives in most aspects of my life, and now I think it may be time to shift my focus to ethical fashion as well.

This fall there have been 2 trends that I have been absolutely loving, animal print and leather*! I paired both trends together for today's look.

Today I opted for the 'Maria' a classic biker style jacket with an asymmetrical zip and silver studs. The Maria Jacket can be found at James & Co, an Australian ethical clothing brand specializing in conscience clothing.

James & Co is PETA approved, and only offers ethical vegan leather options.