We do a lot of cuddle time and a lot of skin to skin. My daughter is my greatest teacher. She reminds me to slow down, be present, and be right where I am in that moment. Sometimes that means cuddling for a little longer. Something that means laying down and being right where she is.
SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS AND LOCAL FARMERS
My friends over at @dare2dreamfarms have an amazing farmers market all based on trust with self-shopping and checkout at their farm. I love that they're growing and producing, but also teaching. They offer classes and farm stays as well as DIY chicken coop builds and more. I even adopted my cow from their farm. I really appreciate small farmers who are doing their best to do things better, and Megan the co-founder of Dare to Dream is such an inspiration...
MAKING MY OWN HOUSEHOLD GRANOLA
I love coming up with weird recipes. It’s kind of like a meditation for me. I love making granola, or cookies or anything that can be fun and colorful but also healthy USING whole grains and sprouted nuts. This concoction here is freeze dried blueberries for easy keeping, hemp powder, hemp hearts, Elizabeth’s granola, and pine nuts. I can even get Bodhi to eat it because it looks like a party in a bowl!
Nikki Reed is a mom, wife, philanthropist, actor, and leader in the sustainable jewelry industry. She's been leading the charge in the Los Angeles-based sustainable jewelry market for the last few years with her socially conscious lifestyle website, BaYou with Love. Galvanized by the desire to create harmonious moments between how we feel and what we wear, Nikki’s attainable, sustainable efforts include engagement rings made with 18 karat gold recycled from Dell technology, and are accented with cultivated diamonds grown in California and ethically mined sapphires. Not only are the materials sustainable, but the rings are made in DTLA at a manufacturing facility committed to minimizing its environmental impact and footprint. For her endeavors, she's been named one of Cause Artist’s Top 35 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch. Inspired by the beauty that surrounds us and motivated by the lack of sustainable and natural options, BaYou with Love was founded to merge thoughtful consumerism with effortlessly chic style.