Weekend Adventures with Lightbox Jewelry

On what was our last weekend as a family of four, we decided to throw all of our rules (and bedtimes) out the window and go exploring. We always get caught up in staying on schedule and getting our to-do lists done that it’s easy to forget to just live in the moment. And with little brother’s impending arrival, I kept thinking about how necessary it was to spend quality time with both of the kids before they have to share even more of their time and attention. So, after dinner, we drove to a big park on the north side of town and skipped rocks in a pond, looked for ladybugs, picked pretty yellow flowers and watched the sunset. As we were driving home with the windows down, Brady said to us, “this was the best night ever, mama.” Melt my heart! 
Ever since receiving my beautiful baby blue lab-grown diamonds from Lightbox, I’ve been inspired to create lighter moments like this all around me. Whether that means leaving the house to run through fields when we’d actually be putting on pajamas and reading bedtime stories, or letting the laundry pile up while spending hours building train tracks with the kids. These are moments we will never get back and I’m definitely here to make them the very best moments I can, not only for me but for the kids to remember and look back on too. Life is too short to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle and bustle, especially when you have little ones learning from you and watching your every move. I definitely want our kids to know how to live in the moment and not take life too seriously. 
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about when I say “lab-grown diamonds,” don’t worry, I had the same question in the beginning. Lab-grown diamonds actually share the same physical, optical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, but at a much better price point ($800 per carat). An affordable luxury, if you will. How is this possible? Well, the process needed to create lab-grown diamonds is a little different from being naturally formed in nature, so while they are neither as valuable or precious, they are just as sparkly! In nature, diamonds in colors like baby blue or light pink are extraordinarily rare and extremely valuable, but Lightbox is able to create them every week! The scientists that work at Lightbox (how cool of a job is that?!) are currently working on creating lab-grown diamonds in even more color options and I cannot wait to see what they come up with! 
What do you think? Would you try lab-grown diamonds? 
This post is sponsored by Lightbox. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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