Home care spotlight: Norwex

Home care spotlight: Norwex

Please note: This is not a sponsored post. As always, this post reflects my own true thoughts. Perhaps you saw Norwex pop up on Facebook, and you wondered, “What the heck is that?” I sure did. And like me, you might have rolled your eyes at the thought of one more MLM taking over your feed.   My skepticism started to wane after reading up about the company and learning that it is devoted to cleaning without harsh chemicals or harmful cleansers.  My doubts completely vanished when my friend Mandy, a Norwex consultant, came to my...

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June 2016 Favorites

June 2016 Favorites

This post is not sponsored.  However, I would like to thank Sun Warrior and BFree for their generous samples. As always, this post reflects my own true thoughts.   I have more food favorites to share this month than usual, so I guess that tells you where my head’s been at lately. I also have one household favorite, but because it is so good, I am going to dedicate an entire post to it next week.  I cannot wait!     Hynt Beauty DUET Perfecting Concealer Now that I have a little color on my face from being outdoors so...

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How to transition to a plant-based diet

How to transition to a plant-based diet

I haven’t really discussed it much on the blog, but believe it or not, I have been following a plant-based diet since February of this year.  That’s right, the salmon lover has given up salmon. (However, I’m not vegan because I still eat honey and do carry leather handbags.) Before I dive into this post, I want you to know that my intention isn’t to call you over to the dark side, shame you for being a meat eater, or to tell you that my way is the right way.  I just thought I might help someone who is already...

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Why you need a serum & some of my favorites

Why you need a serum & some of my favorites

As a dry skinned girl, I have historically been pretty good about using moisturizer on my face and body, but I haven’t always been diligent about applying serums. In the past, using a serum just seemed like an unnecessary (and pricey) step in my skincare routine, but I got really into skin care a few years ago and, through much research, I was finally convinced that I needed a good serum (or six) in my life. Serums contain a high concentration of active ingredients (sometimes as much as 70%) making them highly effective, and they even...

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May 2016 Favorites

May 2016 Favorites

Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but the foundation was sent to me for consideration. As always, any reviews reflect my own true opinions.   Hi! May was a very busy month for me between the kids, kitchen renovations, and an awesome mini-vacation to Savannah which is why I didn’t get the opportunity to post as often as I would have liked.  I’m hoping that June isn’t quite as hectic, and I can get back on a better posting schedule. Last month, I didn’t have a ton of favorites, but this month, I...

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{Part 2} Greening Your Man: Product thoughts & recommendations

{Part 2} Greening Your Man: Product thoughts & recommendations

Hi there! The last time that I checked in on this topic was all the way back in February.  Since then, I’ve successfully switched over all of my husband’s personal care products to healthier options. Before I get into the products/brands that I selected, I do want to point out that, in most cases, there are healthier alternatives out there, but I wanted to start him off gradually without using anything too “earthy”.  Luckily, there are some more mainstream brands, such as Tom’s of Maine, that are safer and a bit...

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April 2016 Favorites

April 2016 Favorites

Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  As always, these are my own honest opinions.   I don’t have a ton of favorites this month because, quite honestly, I’ve still been enjoying the things from the two previous months (see February & March).  Regardless, I do have a good variety with food, accessories, and beauty being among the chosen ones. Let’s get to it! The Oh She Glows Cookbook I don’t know why on earth it took me so long to get this cookbook, especially since I’ve been a fan of...

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A beginner’s guide to green beauty

A beginner’s guide to green beauty

Hi there! I have been getting a lot of emails lately from women who want to know where to start when it comes to adopting a cleaner beauty routine.  This is actually a topic that I’ve covered here and there in the past, but now that I’ve been fully immersed in the green beauty world for awhile, I feel that I have even more (and better) tips to offer on the subject- though I am certainly not an expert and there’s always more to learn.    1.  Do your research. While you can totally get into reading about the science...

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Flattering Blush Recommendations (Cream & Powder)

Flattering Blush Recommendations (Cream & Powder)

When it comes to beauty, most of us have our vices.  I’ve known women who have enough nail polishes to open their own salon.  I have a friend who is on a quest for the most perfect brows, so she owns nearly every brow powder, pencil, stencil, gel, and wax on the market.  And I’ve watched beauty gurus on YouTube who have enough foundations to cover themselves from head to toe for ten years without ever having to replenish their stock. I have two major beauty weaknesses: lip products and blushes. I’m definitely the woman who...

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One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

(Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.)   Did you know that you can eat the seeds of apricots? Up until about two months ago, I certainly didn’t have a clue.  I just happened to find out about them when I was searching Vitacost for some snack food ideas.  The reviews were all so glowing that I figured I’d take a gamble and order them, but it wasn’t until later that I learned about their powerful benefits. These little babies are so powerful, in fact, that it is recommended that you only consume 2-4 of...

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