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Carla Jian Primero  Chicago based Wellness Maven Co-founder of @CASAwellness Yoga + Fitness Instructor Holistic Health Coach Wifey + Mama info@carlajian.com

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GIRL GANG! The girl bosses from @scratchgoods just opened their new location. Their food grade skincare products are handmade right here in our beloved Chicago! I first found them at @randolphmarket last summer, and have been obsessed ever since. ✨✨✨ What are your favorite local #girlboss brands or companies, and what do they do?! Doesn't have to be in Chicago. Tag them below, and let's support each other! 🖤

Tuesday Tip: Create Your Own Ritual
✨Every day, week, and/or month choose a specific self care ritual.
✨Be intentional when choosing a ritual that settles your mind and revitalizes your spirit.
✨Don't put too much pressure on yourself. This doesn't have to be a huge to do, start simple with something you'll actually love to do. It can be having your morning coffee/tea in a quiet space, a weekly face mask, or writing down 5 things you are grateful for at the end of each month.
✨Once that ritual becomes part of your lifestyle, add a new one!
✨If you want to take your self care ritual to the next level, practice without electronics.
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What rituals work for you? Comment 👇below with your favorites! Let's give each other some inspiration!

Here's my favorite Lemon Raspberry Protein Smoothie I promised you! The protein I use is the @vitalproteins Collagen Peptides. It blends perfectly in cold and hot liquids. You can get the full recipe and where to buy @vitalproteins on my blog #linkinbio. What's YOUR favorite smoothie recipe?

Happy Birthday, to my Mason James! I can't believe how fast time goes by when you have a child. The memory of holding him for the first time is still, and will forever be engrained in my heart. Now he's a laughing, jumping, and repeats everything you say toddler! So send him some happy birthday wishes, and a huge "Cheers" that the terrible twos won't be so terrible! 🥂
📷: @indvisualfilms

🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸Whether you're keeping it low key or celebrating big, have fun being surrounded by the people that make you laugh, enjoy all the yummy summer food, and don't forget to wear your SPF! ☀️
A highlight of the holiday celebration was attending the most chic picnic hosted by @talikogan and @janetmandell this past Sunday. You can catch a glimpse of the gorgeous spread behind us.

Soon I'll be enjoying some BBQ and fireworks with mama babe, @everythingerica!
How are you celebrating Independence Day?!
📷: @shopsanems

Seriously. Lately my days have been so long, and if you are a parent you know that these kind of days are NON STOP. When my energy is depleted or I feel overwhelmed, I have to find pockets of time throughout the day to pause and reset. Maybe it's a few minutes of taking deep breaths, a couple yoga poses, or enjoying a meal without the distraction of electronics. I find when I do this my mind is clearer, and I'm more relaxed. How do you press your ⏸ button?
📷: @tekstiles

Finally got my hands on THE @oursacredwomen "Women Are Sacred" pin! And look how amazing this calligraphy is by my friend Eileen. Eileen's OSW statement pins, shirts, and greeting cards are a perfect gratitude gift. She's a phenomenal human being!

I owe some thanks to another friend who brings women together, rather than against each other. She has introduced me to the most fabulous and supportive moms crew, and is all kinds of inspiration. I can't wait to give this to her!

Let's spread those gratitude vibes! Who inspires you? Who's got your back? Tag and thank those people below 👇

Your skin is your best accessory ✨ It's been 2.5 weeks since my dermaplaning appointment with Erica at @drmoynihan . A scalpel was used to deeply exfoliate and remove unwanted hair on my face. My skincare products absorb better, makeup goes on smoother, and the hair on my face did NOT grow back thicker. The dull layer of skin that was scraped off revealed more of an even complexion and that dewy glow that I love. ✨ In this photo, I have on CC cream, little bit of blush and very small amount of bronzer. I'm beyond happy with my dermaplaning, and cannot wait for my next appointment. Thank you, Erica and #drmoynihan! ✨✨Anyone else try #dermaplaning? How were your results?

Tuesday Tip: Buy frozen vegetables and fruit! Why?
1️⃣ Most frozen produce are frozen shortly after they are harvested and ripened so they have the highest level of nutrients.
2️⃣ Already washed, peeled, and diced. It's a meal prep short cut for smoothies and dishes.
3️⃣ Many frozen bags of vegetables and fruit are free of additives, salt, and sugar. It's an easy healthy buy.
4️⃣ Less waste! Sometimes fresh produce spoils quickly, and ends up being thrown away. 🙈 I like to freeze my ripe bananas for smoothies and nice cream. ✨✨
Should I do more Tuesday Tips?

Happy Father's Day to our favorite person. Mason and I love you, and all the crazy ways you make us laugh. 🖤
📷: @tekstiles

Sweaty workouts call for chilled healthy beverages. This Lemon Raspberry smoothie hits the spot after my hot yoga date with @curlyinthecity. You know my obsession for @vitalproteins collagen runs deep so that's definitely a highlight in this blend of deliciousness. Want the recipe? Put a 🙋🏻 or comment below if you'd like the rest of the ingredients!

Lots of R&R this weekend at my friend's beautiful Wisconsin lake house. I love spending time with my favorite people doing absolutely NOTHING unless it involves indulging in delicious food and drinks, fun in the sun, and creating amazing memories. Mason is napping, and I'm about to enjoy a nap outside. You can catch bits of our trip on my Instagram stories. ☀️ 👙 🍹 I'd love to know what fun you have planned this weekend? Let me know in the comments! 👇

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