Friday, August 17, 2012

There Will Be Rest In The Hereafter

(idk where I found this picture, and I know it's about cavities, not teething, but it's CUTE)

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Canine, Mr. and Mr. Bicuspid, and Mrs. and Mrs. Molar,

You are cordially invited to get the hell out of my son's gums. You will get lots of fun gummy brushings, and will get to enjoy the company of lots of dog food that sneaks in, as well as many organic yummy fruits and vegetables. Even  some boobie time! (Sorry Mr. and Mr. Bicuspid
- I know you aren't into that sort of thing) Please RSVP ASAP, because I'm REALLY EXCITED TO MEET YOU! SERIOUSLY. YOU HAVE NO CLUE.


Arlo's mom.

I am so sick of teething already, and there are NO TEETH yet... UGH.

I have been so busy with work, trying to help Arlo's tears go away, school, craft projects, and personal problems>> i haven't been able to try out any new teething methods! so far it's just been Hyland's teething tablets/gel( Teething Gel - 0.5 oz (14.7 ml) (Google Affiliate Ad) )and cold things. popsicles, frozen rubber duckies, teething rings, and any other toy we can toss in the freezer... it helps, but I need some suggestions for other things. Natural Mamas, HELP!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Autumn/Winter Wish List

I know, I know... wishful thinking, right? The weather here in lovely Colorado has been getting NICE and chilly at night time <3
Anyway, I have some things that i just WAAAAAANNNNT. :)
Perhaps I will get them, perhaps not. we've all got small goals, right?

 1. Custom Slouchy Cupcake Hat by Twinkie Chan I WANT CARROT CAKE <3

2.THIS coat I found while browsing through e-bay last night

Short, Sandy Uggs! When Uggs first became popular, I really thought they were dumb. Mostly because girls would wear them with sweatpants. It's the ultimate White Girl outfit, teehee. Anyway, it's friggin COLD in Colorado during the winter. The evening I gave birth to Arlo, it was -7 degrees out!!! The wind is what gets you, though. What I'm trying to say is that my toes almost fell off last year, and i'd like to protect them. I'm also justifying this purchase-to-be because I am going to buy them used. Maybe not TOO used, but used enough to not look brand new :3


in life:
things are going well...
working from home is starting to pay off, and i'm happy. i'm so blessed and in SUCH good spirits that i get to work AND spend time with my son. <3

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


As tonight is August's Blue Moon, I thought it'd be appropriate to post a mystical picture that I found while browsing the interweb :)

Lately, I've been reading up on the Galactic Federation of Light, and all things extraterrestrial. it seems that we have a lot of VERY exciting events coming up- KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!

we are ALL special, and all that our celestial siblings want for us is PEACE JOY LOVE FOREVER- just remember that if and when some very significant happenings occur


I started a drawing on facebook this week- where you can enter to win a free It Works! wrap :)

and I figured it'd be about time to start one on my blog too!!!

ONE ULTIMATE BODY APPLICATOR VALUED AT $30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
see above for dimensions. (the picture above has the pricing for a pack of 4 It Works! wraps)

These wraps change people's lives, and I love to see the smiles on their faces when I tell them that they've tightened, toned, and firmed their body in just 45 minutes!! Bodies have changed drastically, thanks to the Ultimate Body Wrap. If you have loose skin from pregnancy or weight loss, need help toning up while working out or losing weight, need help toning down the appearance of stretch marks and/or cellulite, or just want to "bring your body in" a little bit more- THIS IS FOR YOU!!

These wraps are botanically based, and THEY REALLY DO WORK!! check out these before and after pics!

You can apply these wraps ANYWHERE except for your face! I just love showing  belly pictures, because that's where it's usually the most difficult to lose weight and tighten up!!!

purchase a single It Works! wrap for the NEWBIE price of $25.FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE
to purchase, send me an email at: chelseaballou (at) live (dot) com
follow this blog via GFC
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"like" Arlo and Olive on facebook
post about this drawing on facebook
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leave a comment with your email for each of the above entries :)
(i've extended it! please dont hesitate to email for information :))

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Adventures: Menstruation After Childbirth: Sea Pearl Tampons

Just so you know, I'm only going to continue my review of reusable menstruation products for the sake of having something to write about, BECAUSE THESE ARE THE MOST FANTASTIC TAMPONS I HAVE EVER USED IN MY LIFE!!!!

Sea Pearl Sea Sponge Tampons:

little sea sponges that you trim to fit your shape, and use over and over again! (Well, they suggest for about 6 months.)

My first thought: WOW this feels weird. and hard. why would i want to just put this up there?
After I washed it and squeezed all the water out: this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen in my life. (yes. just like Butthead)

Basically, you use this like a Diva Cup, except for there isn't a cup! A pack comes with two, so you can take a little zip lock or mini wet bag in your purse to switch them out. Doing this in public would be preeeettttyyy strange, but if you're going to do it, do it big, right? haha. If you're at home all the time like I am, you just take it out every couple of hours, rinse it out, et voila! It's ready for another couple of hours.

PRICE: I paid around $20 for two sponges that last 6 months apiece. That's a year's worth of usage if I use one for a continuous 6 months. That's $1.67 a month for a COMPLETELY NATURAL, NO CHEMICALS, NO FEAR OF MOLD IN YOUR TAMPON TAMPON! SO AMAZING!!!!!!

COVERAGE: absolutely no leaks for me, but they do suggest using a panty liner just in case. I had some biodegradable ones on hand, but I know that companies like Luna Pad make panty liners for this kind of thing

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: these sea sponges are sustainably harvested, and they will eventually degrade into the earth leaving NOTHING behind!!!!!!!!!!!

OVERALL RATING: 5 STARS MOST DEFINITELY! I LOVE THESE THINGS!!!!!! I highly recommend anyone who has a period to get a pair of these bad girls QUICK! they are so amazing, soft, and I literally forgot that I was wearing one when I had it in. so comfy and amazing.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sometimes You Need To Remind Yourself That You Are Awesome

When the going gets tough, and it will, the tough get GOING!
(is that how it goes?)
I have every intention of doing so.

A few weeks ago, I decided that I was going to do something for MYSELF for once. Being a mother is the most amazing and positive thing that's ever happened to me, but sometimes I don't even have enough "me" time to take a shower. I decided to become an It Works! Distributor for very many reasons:
I believe in the product
It's something that helps bring positivity to the CUSTOMER AND THE DISTRIBUTOR
I love that they provide herbal supplements
I can work mostly from home
and most fantastically-
It's a seriously great way to get in touch with people. Communication with the outside world is something that stay at home moms CRAVE! I love people so much, and I yearn to hear their stories//to help heal any wound that I can. I've always had a huge passion for healing, and I feel that this can help me on my quest.

I don't feel like I need to be a pushy salesperson (like I have had to do in EVERY SINGLE JOB I'VE EVER HAD) with It Works!. I really feel it's a very valuable asset to my life (which is funny, because I only had to pay $99 to start).
Something I have experienced a LOT of, however, is people bringing me down. "Haters", if you will. People think I'm locked into some kind of scamming downward spiral into Hades where I'll be selling useless nonsense to people who will never want or need it. Completely the opposite. I see results from the work that I perform. I don't work long hours with little monetary results. If I work hard, it will pay off immensely.

Anyway- I hope this didn't sound like a sales pitch. I just really needed to express this to the interweb. I am not a sales robot, and I never will be :)  < if you feel your calling is to be a Distributor, now is the time to jump aboard. It's only $99 through the month of August. If you want to try it, I'm running a first-timers special. EMAIL ME!

now for some inspiration. do what you love, and love what you do:

Thursday, July 12, 2012


sometimes, a day seems so incredibly long. especially in the summer. on these days specifically, i think about my dreams. I used to write in a dream journal, until i got pregnant. ever since then, my dreams have either taken a scary turn (i stopped writing those down), or i just cannot recall them once i wake up. however, I'd like to start it back up again. It's so funny to go through my dream journal, because it can inspire me. I used to paint a lot, and a few paintings have sprouted up from the seeds of my dreams. dreams are important, and they can speak to you in a very meaningful, and deep way. dreams can tell you things about yourself that you never knew. think about how delightful it is- that feeling just before you fall asleep.

dream away all despair- for in dreams, anything is possible