Babies And Budgets

Bella Breakdown There are so many overwhelming factors when it comes to planning to have a baby. There’s the planning, the decorating, the actual birth, safety factors, and of course at the root of it all, money. No one is under the impression that raising a child is cheap. Because it sure as heck isn’t. Despite how expensive having a baby is, there are a lot of ways to be crafty and save money while you also attempt to raise a happy, healthy baby. 1. Opt for household products You don’t have to buy every baby product there is....

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Things In Your Bathroom You Need to Throw Out

Bella Breakdown Much like the items in your refrigerator, the items you keep in your bathroom also have expiration dates. We don’t think about replacing toiletries and makeup as often as we should, and we could be putting ourselves in harm’s way for bacteria. I cringe thinking about certain makeup products I’ve had for longer than I would like to admit. Here are some products you have in your bathroom that you should put an expiration date on. 1. Your Toothbrush Replace your toothbrush every three months. 2. Your Hairbrush Replace your hairbrush every year. 3. Loofah Replace your...

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Travel Friendly Baby Gear For Everyday Use

Bella Breakdown I was recently talking to a friend about helpful baby travel gear. She made me list of three or four essentials. After looking at the products, I realized they were lightweight no frills versions of items I already have. Those of you with kids will understand, regardless of how many or few baby items you have at home, there is never enough room for everything. It made me think: why couldn’t I use travel friendly baby gear in my everyday life. This is my list of travel friendly baby gear for everyday use: Any Breathable Baby Carrier:...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s Etsy Edition

Bella Breakdown Finding the right gifts for your man during the holidays is never an easy task, lucky for you, we found three Etsy pages that have great gifts for that special guy! Keep your man smelling and feeling his best with these awesome facial care items, plus, get a little scandalous with some super sexy coupons good for any occasion. Check out our favorites below and then be sure to check out Etsy for even more amazing shops built by amazing people!   Megan’s Marvelous Medicinals We’ve mentioned Megan’s Marvelous Medicinals in our past spa lovers gift guide, but we...

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DIY Spring Lotion Bars

Bella Breakdown Moisturize your skin and take in the sweet scent of spring with this DIY lotion bar! In a pot, melt 2 ounces of beeswax, 1 cup of coconut oil 1/2 cup shea butter, and a few drops of rose oil. Mix well. Pour the mixture into a cup and refrigerate for 10 minutes. To moisturize your skin, rub the bar onto your skin as you would a soap. Coconut oil helps to moisturize dry skin, shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties and helps heal irritated skin, beeswax has high antioxidant properties and acts as a skin rejuvenator, and...

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