heart_da_beach "God made dirt and dirt don't hurt!" Isaac joined me while I weeded the garden boxes by playing in the wet soil and then decided to throw the weeds back in. Such a helpful little guy! 2d

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heart_da_beach The goal for this week's #bebetter52 challenge was to find tasks that could be quickly done in 30 seconds and just focus on getting those done. My boys were more than helpful in providing plenty of 30 second tasks. Namely cleaning up after them. This was my closet 30 seconds (OK, maybe 2 minutes) ago. Who knew throwing clothes off hangers could be so fun! @mybebetter 2w

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heart_da_beach The weather was so nice that we had to share it with our favorite kitchen utensils. Isaac brought a spoon and Lucas chose salad tongs to take on our walk. (I didn't notice them until we were out the door. I can't explain it, I just laugh and take pictures.) I hope you all had a nice day with your favorite utensils, too! 2w

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heart_da_beach She's a sneaky one, our Kaila. 3w

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heart_da_beach Valentines treats- done! I haven't done these since the girls were in elementary school (many moons ago), and it was so fun having Lucas help me count and stuff each bag- 1 book, 2 gummy candies, 3 Hershey kisses, and a (sometimes sticky) handful of M&Ms.i had him write his name and draw shapes on paper for his teachers. It's as close to a card as we were going to get. Kids are the best! 3w

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heart_da_beach When you run out of daylight but still need to mow the lawn ... Headlamp on your bike helmet to the rescue! 4w

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heart_da_beach Challenge of the week: eat more healthy nuts. Solution for today: kale salad w/Brussels sprouts, shredded rotisserie chicken, and chopped almonds with a homemade honey mustard dressing. I could eat this everyday! #bebetter52 #challengeaccepted #proteindoesabodygood 4w

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heart_da_beach "P is for People and Jobs" That's the theme this week for Lucas's preschool class. The teacher asked parents to come talk about what they do, so I got to speak to a bunch of 3yr olds about medical research. Their questions and comments were hilarious! Mostly about how they got a scratch from this or a cut from that or why do we have blood? Priceless. 1mon

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heart_da_beach This week, our challenge was to talk to people rather than staring at our phones. The grocery store was where I had to try the hardest. It's not easy to not zone everyone out! #bebetter52 #justsayhello 1mon

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heart_da_beach I'm working from Starbucks today while the Internet is out at home, and the people watching is fantastic! A car full of teenagers pulls up to the drive-thru and the guy has an umbrella in the back because it just started raining. Not sure about the long-term efficacy of his solution but it made for a good laugh. PS. Get the passion fruit mango herbal tea and have it steeped in milk instead of water. (It's called a tea latte.) Warm deliciousness in a cup. You're welcome! 1mon
  •   sarjaypete Sounds yummy, and this is hilarious 1mon
  •   cristen222 Lol! So awesome! Only in Cali. 1mon
  •   treasuresofhope oh my. Kids 1mon
  •   alexandraromney Hahahaha that's hilarious!1mon
  •   doeblerette Dorks, ha ha Your drink sounds good, I'll have to try thank you very much. 1mon
  •   laurawesty Okay. I just walked to starbucks to try this and they said the passion fruit would make the milk curdle. So weird! They told me they can't do tea lattes with citrus... Lame! 4w
  •   laurawesty Oh and so they did it with mint. 4w
  •   heart_da_beach @laurawesty Yucky!! I had the passion fruit one twice at two different locations. Try the pineapple Kona pop. That one is good too. Sorry about the mint! 3w

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  •   tallyhansen Where can I find this miracle in a bag??? 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @alexandraromney It was weird. Ravioli in soup? Do I use a spoon or a fork? Plus you have to make it with milk and I only have vanilla almond milk or whole milk (for the kids). I used whole milk and am regretting it. Delicious? Yes, but too much dairy. I generally regret cheat meals anyway. Eating clean just ruins you! 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @tallyhansen Vons and Target have the Bertolinni soups. They're all good. 1mon
  •   alexandraromney Hahahaha love it! your response is cracking me up... I say a fork and then slurp the liquid at the end... 1mon
  •   alexandraromney Yeah I'm not big on dairy either... But I do love froyo 1mon
  •   alexandraromney And cheese. 1mon
  •   alexandraromney Shoot. Let me rephrase... My digestion isn't big on dairy but my tastebuds say different... Aaaaanddd my tastebuds usually win. Hahaha 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @alexandraromney Tastebuds definitely win more battles around here, too 1mon

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heart_da_beach My gorgeous girls did a fashion shoot modeling clothes from Camille's company @modestpop to show how you can be stylish, modest, and wallet-friendly. The girls had a blast and can use the experience and pictures as part of their YW 10-hr projects. Win-win-win! 1mon

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heart_da_beach This week's #bebetter52 challenge is to have a healthy smoothie for breakfast and post the recipe, so here's what I've been making for the past few years ... 2c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I just found a coconut almond milk that is rocking my world!), 1 scoop vanilla Raw Meal (for vitamins and fiber), 1 scoop vanilla ProtoWhey, 1tsp chia seeds (superfood!), ½ frozen banana (frozen makes the smoothie creamy), ½ cup frozen fruit (they last longer and you don't need ice), handful of baby carrots (gratuitous veggie that doesn't add a taste), small handful of almonds (an easy way to get healthy fats into your diet). The Raw Meal has a ton of nutrients so I don't need to worry about adding greens. So that's my typical breakfast! It makes 24oz of smoothie, depending on how much almond milk you add. Enjoy! 1mon
  •   amyaland Sounds delicious Kate. What are the brands of the powder you like? 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @amyaland Garden of Life Raw Meal and BNRG ProtoWhey. Both in vanilla. I have the ProtoWhey in chocolate for after workouts. 1mon
  •   lilsuzieq84 You can also he told the Garden Of Life Raw Meal from Sprouts too ;) that's where I get mine :) 1mon
  •   mybebetter @heart_da_beach amazing post and I love the recipe details. Can I report this on @mybebetter $2 has been donated to @kenyakeyss due to your commitment to the #bebetter52 challenge 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @mybebetter Go ahead and share this. It's a simple, delicious, and healthy way to start each day. 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @alexandraromney Wonderful!! I figured you'd have plenty of healthy food already. 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @lilsuzieq84 Yes! Sprouts is great for being able to try before you buy. Amazon is cheaper if you do the subscribe and save each month. 1mon
  •   lilsuzieq84 Oh good looking out ;) I will try that :) 1mon

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heart_da_beach This is as close as we could get to having three busy boys stand together and smile for picture. Can you blame them? Who doesn't love digging in the dirt?! #oakmeadowshorseranch #preschoolfieldtrip #frenchvalleykprep 2mon
  •   alexandraromney Lol! Priorities...2mon
  •   hidesabm Fun! What preschool is this?! I'm starting to look for one for Asher. @heart_da_beach 1mon
  •   heart_da_beach @hidesabm French Valley k-prep. It's off Thompson and porrouy about 7minutes away. It's out of a lady in the French valley ward's home. She's fantastic! Her preschool class is t/th 9:30-12 in the morning. Here are only 12 kids in the class and she has an assistant to help. Lucas and my nephew are in that class and LOVE it!! 1mon
  •   hidesabm @heart_da_beach awesome! Can I get her info from you later?! I have your oil too. 1mon

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heart_da_beach This little nugget of love is 2 months old already! She's smiling and cooing and awake more during the day so we get to see her little personality come out. We love you, baby Kaila! 2mon

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heart_da_beach It said to put lemon in your water, so I did both. #thelemonoiltastesbetter #bebetter52 2mon
  •   leholm6 Yum! 2mon
  •   brianne59 Is your bottle glass? Where did you get it? 2mon
  •   heart_da_beach @brianne59 It's a 22oz glass bottle from Life Factory I bought off amazon. The outside is silicone and the glass is thick so it's pretty durable. I like it better than the Camelbak glass bottles. 2mon
  •   brianne59 Thanks! 2mon
  •   mybebetter Awesome post! $2 will be donated to charity on your behalf. Great job 2mon
  •   tallyhansen Does the amazingly delicious diet lemonade from Chick-Fil-A count? 'Cause if it does I'm waaaay better already!!🍋🍋🍋 2mon
  •   heart_da_beach @mybebetter Woohoo!! Thanks!! 2mon
  •   heart_da_beach @tallyhansen Haha!! You gotta sign up for the 52 weeks challenge. It's a bunch of easy weekly challenges and if you do them an anonymous donor gives money to charity on your behalf. Worth it!! Chick-Fil-a= Seriously the best lemonade anywhere!! I craved it when I was pregnant. Still do, actually. 2mon

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heart_da_beach It looks like someone decided fingerpaints shouldn't be limited to being used only on paper. No, no. One must paint all of their clothes, including the bottom of their socks and shuffle around the house leaving a blue, green, and yellow trail through the kitchen, up the stairs, and around the play room carpet. This is how you truly express yourself. Note: such artistic creativity is best done while mom is otherwise occupied with a newborn and 1yr old. 2mon
  •   lilsuzieq84 Oh my! I would have cried lol. And then made them see the artist beauty in a clean floor 2mon
  •   treasuresofhope Awesome!! 2mon
  •   laurawesty Nooooooo!!! 2mon
  •   brianne59 Oh my goodness! That's one of those moments where you laugh so you don't cry. Seriously! It takes them 2 seconds to make the mess and forever to clean it up. Way to go for documenting it mama! 😙 2mon

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heart_da_beach He insisted on sleeping in his "house" tonight. I love my stubborn little guy! 2mon

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heart_da_beach Kaila got blessed today. It was a beautiful blessing and she was perfectly content in her new outfit. Her dress was made by my amazingly talented mom from my wedding dress, so it was a special day for everyone. 2mon
  •   laurawesty Such a cool idea! 2mon
  •   lilsuzieq84 That's so awesome! She is talented and what a great memory! Beautiful family :) 2mon
  •   billyjeanbeans82 Oh that's so cool! 2mon
  •   alexandraromney Very precious!2mon
  •   4hardygirls That is so precious and you're gorgeous my friend. 2mon
  •   tallyhansen What a special, wonderful day! Such a beautiful, eternal family you've got there, Kate! 2mon
  •   doeblerette Great photos! And her dress is amazing, so so beautiful!!! 2mon
  •   annie__pace Love her dress! And you all look amazing! Love the McLellan family!!! 2mon

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heart_da_beach Well now I've seen everything ... snow in Murrieta?! Whaaaaat?! 2mon

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