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{pregnancy} week 30 + organizing nursery + labor thoughts

I am 30 weeks pregnant!!! That means friends that I have less than 10 weeks left to go. I am about 6 1/2 months pregnant. CRAZY!!

I am starting to get those feelings of I just want to clean and organize the house all the time. It’s hard at the moment as we are still going through house remodeling. They are doing the downstairs floors this week. It should be all done this Friday!!! I am super excited to have it all done so I can get my house back to normal and ready for baby M. Also, I am excited about our mom coming to visit us for a few days. We have some shopping and other things planned. Yay! Love when the parents come to visit.

lori jax in nursery 30 weeks pregnant maternity pics

Special moments over the weekend were Michelle taking some maternity pictures. I had a great time. I love that I will be able to look back at the photos to remember my first pregnancy.

We tried to get Jax in a few of them. He wasn’t being very cooperative.

black and white maternity photo

When I get more of the photos edited I will share them.

The weather was not the greatest this past weekend, so we couldn’t do that many photos.  We hope to try again another weekend.

I am definitely feeling pregnant now. My belly is getting big!

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Arms on FIRE Purely Training Workout #71

arms on fire workout purely training #71 upper body workout

Hey Purely Fit Friends!

Thank you to everyone who entered, shared, and commented on our serenity essential oil giveaway!!! We are so excited to give Laura this bottle of heaven. More details for winner at bottom of post.

Speaking of heaven, baby M had a special weekend. I took pictures of Lori and her cute baby bump! We posted one picture on instagram and facebook if you want to check it out. Pretty right?  I am so excited for little M to get here…well everyone is over here! Now with a baby on the way we need lots of upper body strength. Are we right moms?

You get tired after holding them for awhile… their little bodies are very deceiving.

A tough upper body home workout that will leave your arms on fire. 

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Weekly sparks

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Highlights from our week:

waffle peach bulletproof breakfast

Enjoyed delicious waffles topped with fresh local peaches with our bulletproof coffee.

babybump

Enjoyed a few walks outside. Baby M loves her walks.

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Serenity essential oil giveaway for anxiety and stress

serenity essential oil love giveaway

We have a fun video for you plus a special giveaway! We are so excited for this one as it’s our first essential oil giveaway!!!

You probably have been seeing essential oils all over the place. We have and we are adding to it. Maybe you have tried essential oils or maybe not sure about them.

We understand.

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the best oil cleansing mixture for washing our faces to stay acne free

best oil cleansing method mixture for acne free skin and essential oils purelytwins

Big smiles for parsnip bread :) We are thrilled to see so many of you liking our two low-carb bread recipes.  Don’t worry we still adore our plantain bread recipe but it’s nice to have variety, right?

And speaking of variety, you know we are big fans of self experimentation. We always say –> Keep playing around with things until you find what works for your body as we are all different.

Back in March of this year we shared an updated video and post on our acne face routine –> we shared how we wash our faces. We still like that routine and those products, but we wanted to see if we could get more improvements. We have been playing around with oils cleansing since January of 2013. Here Lori shares her first thoughts on oil cleansing. Both of us are so grateful for coming across using oils to help clear our acne. And then we shared how we changed our oil blend as we continued to find what routine worked for us. 

Well, we experimented some more….

And in today’s purely talk we are SO excited as we are sharing a new oil cleansing method that has really improved our skin. We made this oil blend back in May, so about 3 months ago. We waited to make sure it worked before sharing it with you. Both of us are excited to share what has helped us with our skin. We cannot guarantee your skin will like it, but we really do think it could help improve it.

The best oil cleansing face wash combination to keep face acne free.

oil cleansing method with best oils and essential oils for acne free clear skin purelytwins

We love washing our faces with oils. Don’t worry you won’t break out when using oils on your face. Promise!

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better than old fashion white bread – try our new 4 ingredient bread recipe

4 ingredient low carb bread made with coconut flour gelatin parsnips coconut oil

Thank you again for all the sweet words on Lori’s pregnancy journey. I am so happy for her and Gary. And Jax of course. Our dad loves to shop on Amazon and every now and then we get a surprise box in the mail. Yesterday Lori got a special delivery in the mail. Baby toys for baby M.  Gotta love grandparents!

Jax was a little confused on why we did not give him the toys. He sat there in the kitchen looking up at the counter as Lori and I unwrapped everything.  Don’t worry Jax there will be plenty of toys for you too!

Oh boy was it hot yesterday. We took Jax to the park and only lasted about 10 minutes. All of us were sweating. Summer time is here in full force. Not complaining as I love the hot weather. I think that comes from growing up in south Florida. I love my sun and I know Lori does too! One thing that has been cooling us off lately is fresh fruit – mainly peaches and figs. Our top 2 favorite fruits.

And we’ve been playing around with some new recipes that will be coming to the blog soon. Today we are sharing one recipe that we randomly put together during our road trip to Duck Key on our vacation. A few of you mentioned that you wanted that recipe.  But… we did not write down what we exactly did, therefore we had to play around with some ideas and pray one would work!

Once we got home we were determined to figure out how to make that low-carb bread again. Well, lower in carbs than normal white processed bread :)

parsnip fries to make bread

The key ingredient of this bread recipe is plantains parsnips!!

We love parsnips, especially cooked up as fries! A favorite side dish to many of our dinners. See how we make parsnip fries here.

low carb sandwich bread grainfree yeast free

How to make low-carb grain-free parsnip bread.

When discussing this recipe we knew the ingredients were short and simple.  We also knew that it was similar to our 3 ingredient plantain bread.

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{pregnancy} week 29 + nursery & bathroom updates + glucose results

lori week 29 i love my baby bump

Less than 11 weeks or so to go! I must say I am super excited for baby M to be here. It’s funny Michelle and I always joke around in saying baby M where are you. Why are you not here? We want to play with you? I love how excited Michelle is for baby M to be here… she is going to be a great aunt. Or should I say my full time nanny ;)

Gary has been super amazing as well. He has been working so hard to get baby M’s bathroom and nursery all ready. I have some exciting updates to share with you in terms of bathroom and nursery. Plus at the end of post I share my glucose results.

Check out how the bathroom remodeling is coming along… almost done with it. We just have to install the toilet. And then I can I finally start decorating it!!!

new tile for girls bathroom

Love the new tile!

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7 x 10 full body workout using kettlebells purely training #70

bodyweight fullbody workout purely training 70

Hey Purely Fit Friends!

Is the weekend really over?? We managed to have squeeze in some relaxation this weekend mixed in with work! One disadvantage about being an entrepreneur business always calls ;) But we love it! We love what we do and love to be able to share it with anyone who wants to listen or watch us be goof balls.

Today’s purely training was the first workout we filmed since being back from vacation. Boy did it kick our butts!! And we loved every sweaty minute. It was nice to  take some time off from working out. And we would by lying if we told you it was easy for us to just get right back into a workout groove. Our purely fit sisters have been hearing about us losing our workout mojo, but by the end of week we had it back!

Phew! Otherwise we would be out of a job haha

This kettlebell full body home workout is the perfect workout to do if you have skipped a few workouts or lost your workout mojo.

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Weekly sparks

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Highlights from our week:

heathly living blog to follow

Being featured on WellnessToday.com for being one of the 24 healthy living bloggers to follow.  We are so honored for the recognition! Thank you WellnessToday!

skinny mom feature

Having our ice cream bon bons and everything but kitchen sink cake recipe shout out love on Skinny Mom for their 25 delicious chocolate recipes.

desserts for road trip

Enjoying a few yummy grain-free desserts for our road trip home earlier this week.

jax sleeping

Catching Jax sleep on our little sofa in our bedroom. Love how he uses the arm rest for a pillow ;)

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DIY house project: painting table and new seat cushions

Popping in today to share a quick house DIY project as I am in the mood for house remodeling.

I actually did this little do it yourself project a few months ago but just now getting around to sharing it. I apologize.  But I still wanted to share it with you in case you were thinking of doing some house updates. Maybe this will spark an idea for you to try. Plus I have house remodeling on the mind since we are going through some major changes at the present moment. Again I will share those updates here soon.

What was the house project??

Repainting kitchen table and putting on new seat cushions for kitchen table chairs.

This simple project allowed me to have a new kitchen table and chairs by updating my used furniture. A great way to reuse and recycle ;)

Like I mentioned last time, it was my next house project and it finally got DONE. Thanks to the help of Gary and Michelle! It’s nice having help.

Here’s how we did it:

before after table

Before table and the after table.
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