The Honest Co. Organic Belly Balm – Just Want the Belly Ordered!

The Honest Co Organic Belly Balm Review

In case you missed the memo, Lucas is getting a little brother in January of next year.  We are all very excited!

I’m sure it’s because this is my 2nd pregnancy in less than 3 years, but at 19 weeks, I already feel HUGE!

I’m also so insanely itchy it’s not even funny.  I am constantly itching my stomach.  It’s so bad that I had a friend ask if I thought I had PUPPS (I do not by the way!).

I tried coconut oil. I tried coco butter.  I would have tried anything to get the itching to stop (or at least get  less annoying).

I was putting together my Honest Company Essentials bundle a few weeks ago when I noticed their Organic Belly Balm.  The description said it was “A nourishing and revitalizing belly (& body) balm to soften, tone, and moisturize pregnant belly skin. Perfectly light & quickly absorbed for everyday moisturizing!”  I thought, “What the heck!  I’ll give this a try.”

Oh man am I glad I did!  I am so much less itchy and my stomach feels so smooth and soft.

It comes in a 3.65oz jar and it is fairly solid( that’s my only complaint – I’m not good at getting products out when they are packaged that way).  It goes on kind of like an oil when you rub you get it on your fingers.  It’s definitely not a lotion – which I like.

The Honest Co Organic Belly Balm

I feel like it has a mild scent, but it’s not scented if that makes any sense at all.  It’s a pleasant smell though and very “natural”.

It’s not secret I’m a huge fan of Honest Company products.  We use the diapers and wipes, a ton of cleaning supplies, some personal care items and I’ve even started using the vitamins and Immunity Boost for Lucas.

The Honest Company Reviews

We use a ton of Honest Co products. These were just a few I had within arms reach of my sink a few nights ago.

I’ve always been blown away by their customer service as well.  They really do go above and beyond to make their customers feel valued in my opinion.

I’ve you’ve not checked out the Honest Company yet, now is the time.  They are constantly adding new products and while there have been a few I don’t love (the shampoo and the dryer sheets) I have been really satisfied with everything I’ve tried so far!

And besides, any product that can make me stop walking around scratching my stomach raw is one I want to make sure to share with other mommas-to-be!


Hello Fresh…Hello Amazing!

Hello Fresh Review

For those of you who have been following me for a while now you probably know that I love to cook!  If you didn’t know that, well, now you do.

I’ve shared some of my favorite recipes with you, including my Meatball Sub Casserole, my Spaghetti Squash, and my Buffalo Chicken Casserole.

About a month ago, however, a friend mentioned she had tried something new and I was intrigued.  She had tried HelloFresh, a meal box subscription service.  Now I love my subscriptions, we do Citrus Lane, Honest Co and Fabletics to name a few but I’d never thought to try one for meals.  She had a few “share these with a friend” codes so she passed one along to me.

We got our first box a few weeks ago and I LOVED it!  Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about it.  The veggies were super fresh and the proteins were of a really high quality.  The recipes were innovative and fun.  The delivery was awesome and everything tasted delicious.

So what is HelloFresh exactly?  Here’s how it works:

You sign up for an account and chose the meals for your box that week.  The Classic Box has 5 options and you select 3.

They deliver everything to your door.  The proteins were kept on dry ice packs and super cold when they arrived.

Hello Fresh Review

The produce and other ingredients were packaged by meal.

Hello Fresh Review

It also included recipes cards for each meal.

Hello Fresh Review

The meals I chose were:

Pan-Fried Shrimp Gyozas with Spring Edamame Succotash,


Hello Fresh Review

{Finished Meal}

Hello Fresh Review

Dinner for me was 4 more Shrimp pockets and 7 more for Darrin. Plus about 6 left over!

Smoky Chicken Fajitas with Blistered Corn Salsa and Fresh Guacamole


Hello Fresh Review

I am the worst Fajita builder ever so there isn’t an “after” photo!

and Sage-Butter Pork Chops with Roasted Butternut Squash & Charred Broccolini


Hello Fresh Review

{Finished Meal}

Hello Fresh Review

All three were just amazing!  We had plenty of leftovers for both Darrin and I for lunch with the Smoky Chicken Fajitas.  We would have had enough of the Shrimp Gyozas as well but Darrin isn’t a fan of leftover seafood so he stuffed himself at dinner and I had leftovers for lunch.  We didn’t have any leftovers of the Sage-Butter Pork, but were both very full after dinner!

So now the nitty-gritty…How much does this all cost?  The total cost for 2 people for a Classic Box is around $70.  That’s $70 for what could have been 3 dinners and 2 lunches each for 2 people.  In my house that’s a pretty good deal!  It’s a tad more than what we would spend for 3 meals (and leftovers) if I was just purchasing it at the store but I’m also getting simple and fun new meals to try and really fresh ingredients delivered right to my house!

If you’re still a little hesitant, like I was, I have a code that will get you $40 off of your first box!  That means for around $30 you’ll have at least 3 dinners for 2 people (and probably some lunches as well)!  Now $30 for 3 meals for 2 people (plus leftovers) is a super great deal in my book.  It’s totally risk free – you can cancel after the first box in just a minute or two.

So, what are you waiting for?  Try HelloFresh for yourself today!  I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as we do.