October 2020 / Mainly Marta :: A Motherhood + Lifestyle Blog



What started as a digital diary to document a newfound journey as a stay at home mom / wife has quickly evolved into my own little corner on the internet where I share all that life brings my way -- the good, the bad, and everything in between. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you stay awhile!


Fall Diffuser Blends

Hiiiiiii friends, this week's post is dedicated to cozy fall diffuser blends. If you didn't already know, I'm signed up with young living and love them. I barely share about it because didn't want people to think that I am just trying to constantly sell them something. It's something I struggle with, but have decided that because I love using oils, I will share more about them. I am no longer avoiding things that people may not like. It's been a process, but I am finally here.

Soooooo, yah! I have been using oils for a while (read about the beginning of my journey here). I tried oils that were on the market and liked them for a while and then I decided that I wanted to sign up under young living because they have a pretty awesome rewards program. I am loving it and after a year of doing this oily life by myself, I'm looking to build a little team of like-minded women.

If you're looking someone to sign up under & for a no-pressure kinda team, you've found it. I am all about ordering oils when you want to order oils and not about the profits. I want to build an authentic team that is weary that oils do not solve all our problems -- but they can help fix a lot of them and aid us in a more toxin-free lifestyle if we're willing and wanting (because that's important too). I also want my little team to be an actual community that talks about more than just oils -- so if you're a winging mom of multiples, love jesus, baking and are curious about + want to try oils. let's get you signed up here.  

Do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions if you have some for me. I'd love to chat, get to know you a bit better, and answer them for you. now, about those fall diffuser blends -- here are some of my favorites.


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gender neutral pajama's for the kiddos

tie dye pjs from Lenny Lemons

As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach us, it's time to stock up on some cozy pjs for our little people! Cue the entrance of the long sleeved sets. I've browsed the internet and compiled a few round ups of some the cutest pajamas I've found and am sharing them. with you guys today. 

As always, inserting a little disclaimer here and letting you know that some of these links are affiliate links which means that if you purchase something through them -- I make a little commission. 

gender neutral / amazon finds

charcoal ribbed pajamas 

yellow stripped pajamas

blue and red winter snowflake pajamas

black plaid pajamas 

ribbed camel pajamas

blue ribbed cotton pajamas

grey with white stripes pajamas 

black thermal with two buttons pajamas 

light brown pajamas

light blue / popcorn pajamas

red + thin white stripe pajamas 

a sneak peek at some christmas themed pjs

buffalo plaid

red, yellow and blue Christmas lights 

grey+ santa 

mickey mouse holiday

the grinch 

classic stripe 

christmas trees

santa + trees

reindeer fairisle

green striped henley

festive trees

green harvest plaid

brands we love when it comes to buying pajamas 

old navy 
◮ babyGap
◮ gap factory 
◮ kyte baby 

so there you have it -- these brands are our go-to when it comes to finding cozy pajamas for our little ones. next month, I'll round up some of my favorite Christmas pajamas, so keep an eye out for those! 

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Skincare | 3 Cleansers I'm Loving Right Now

If you've been a long time reader, you've probably read that I need to start a skincare routine in every single new year resolution post I right. And while I am terrible at keeping these resolutions, the skincare resolution finally was accomplished this year. I am a newbie as they say and would not count myself as a beauty blogger just yet. However, I'd like to share three cleansers that I have stumbled upon and am currently loving. 

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm | $15

this is my go-to when it comes to cleaning my face. the first step in my skincare routine as this helps get off most of the products on my face. this product is formulated with sea buckthorn oil, camellia oil, and shea butter. it melts on contact with skin to dissolve makeup, dirt, environmental pollutants, and other impurities and rinses away with just water, leaving skin comfortably clean—not tight, dry, or stripped which is a big thing for me! 

I alternate between the next two products depending on what I feel like my face needs that day / night. 

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser | $21

this product is for days when my skin feels like it needs a break or is about to break out. I've noticed that I tend to break out around that time of the month and so a few days before my cycle arrives is when I would reach for this. I love that it's gentle and yet still powerful enough to clean my face. 

Murad's Essential C Cleanser | $40 

this has been a staple the moment it arrived in my FabFitFun box. I grab for it each morning and it smells heavenly because of the citrus oils in it -- so that's a bonus. This cleanser is gentle on the skin and leaves my skin feeling super soft. This cleanser lathers + foams up nicely and does a great job of washing away any leftover makeup the cleansing balm missed. 

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❊ per usual, I want to insert a little note here stating that some of these links are affiliate links meaning that I make a little commission if you decide to purchase through them. other products were sent to me via PR boxes and some products I bought myself because I wanted to try them out. regardless, this is not a sponsored post -- all products shared in this are because I truly love them and all opinions shared are 100% my own. also, I just wanted to say that there is no pressure to buy anything ever, but if you do, I really appreciate your support as this is one way I can support my little family financially. every click, like, buy, save, tweet and pin mean the world to me and I am so thankful for each and every one of you!

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Affordable Farmhouse Decor | Fall Edition

It's that time of year friends -- fall. Cue all the warm and cozy vibes. Hues of orange, red, yellow, and toasty browns as far as the eyes can see. Warm spicy scents with hints of pumpkin, apple, and vanilla lingering around every corner. Moody weather, crisp cold air and lots and lots of decorating! So in honor of the cozy season, Here is a little round up of cute + affordable fall decor to ring it in! As always, products will be linked under each photo / round up.  Happy fall y'all!

Amazon Picks 

◮ candles

pintuck round cushion

cotton wreath

gather sign

orange velvet pumpkin

plaid pumpkins

dried wheat stalks

white vase trio

◮ autumn leaves, pumpkin please pillow cover

white + burlap pumpkins

artificial acorns

ceramic squirrel serving dish

ceramic bowls

stacked pumpkins

pumpkin pie, vanilla, nutmeg scented sticks

Hobby Lobby Picks

give thanks milk can

pumpkin patch sign

welcome autumn truck

white pumpkin with recipe

fall sweet fall

thankful doormat

green truck serving tray

so very blessed mug

mini velvet pumpkins

bright foam pumpkins

hello pumpkin mug

thankful wall decor

magnolia leaf garland

peony + ranunculus bush

pumpkin spice latte recipe tin

Walmart Picks

blessed beyond measure jar sign

faux leather pillows

three wooden pumpkins

woven pumpkin

flowers in vase

orange woven pumpkin

dahlia trio

four bird figurines 

tin tray set

white pumpkin truck

◮ wheat wreath

farm fresh pumpkin sign

in all things give thanks sign

pumpkin spice pillow

rustic berry garland

fall crisp night candle

Target Picks


mini pumpkins

hello fall tray

thistle arrangement

aspen rust arrangement

goldenrod arrangement

ceramic candle

chunky knit

glass pumpkin candle

texture dash pillow

quail figurine

tall ceramic vase

foxtail stem

allium stem

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