Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#4)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#4)

My goodness, I go through products so quickly! As you’ll see, I am truly loyal to ones that I love.  There are also a few underwhelming things on my list which will hopefully help you out when you’re shopping.  It never hurts to read feedback.  Speaking of which, Makeup Alley is an awesome resource when it comes to beauty product reviews.  I rarely purchase something new without consulting there first. Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Lotion This is a longtime favorite that I always seem to buy every summer. Earth Science A-D-E...

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Update & Trader Joe’s Haul

Update & Trader Joe’s Haul

Happy Tuesday! We have been in the process of packing up the house for our move and trying to get it in tip top condition to show and sell, so things have been a bit crazy around here lately.  Because of that, I will probably be sticking to a Tuesday/Thursday posting schedule for the next few weeks.  Just a head’s up! Despite all of the packing, organizing, and chaos, I visited Trader Joe’s over the weekend and picked up a few things.   Grapefruit (a major pregnancy craving!) Strawberries Raspberries (I cannot keep these in...

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Friday Favorites (7/10)

Friday Favorites (7/10)

Happy Friday! I received so many sweet comments all over social media in response to my pregnancy news, and I just cannot thank you all enough!  As you might have expected. a lot of my favorites this week are items that I showed in my last Vitacost haul.    Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask for Sensitive Skin This mask is pretty unique because it feels more like a thick night cream.  I left it on for about 30 minutes (recommended time is 10 minutes), and it really never hardened.  My face felt extremely soft and hydrated...

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Vitacost Haul & BIG Announcement

Vitacost Haul & BIG Announcement

I’ve been keeping a little secret for the past few months, but I am finally sharing it on The Mini Skirt today.  It is pretty big news in my world, and I am really excited to be able to tell you about it. Switching gears completely… I stocked up on some kid friendly snacks and beauty items through Vitacost this week, so while not as important as the news I just wrote about, it is still something fun to share. Alba Botanica Moisturizing Foam Shave in Mango Vanilla I have never used a foaming shave gel before, so I still have to...

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The best thing I’ve had to eat lately: Grilled cedar plank salmon

The best thing I’ve had to eat lately: Grilled cedar plank salmon

You’d probably come up with 1,000 links to previous posts if you searched the word “salmon” on this blog, which really, probably isn’t much of an exaggeration. You all know that I have a major thing for salmon. After MT bought a Traeger Pellet Grill, he offered to grill my salmon, but I was a little hesitate to hand over the salmon-making duties.  I mean, I’ve always baked my salmon in the oven or pan-fried it, and I have always been more than content.  Why mess with a good thing, right? (Total side note: If...

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What’s in my shower?

What’s in my shower?

I don’t know about you, but I love to read “What’s in my shower?” posts and also like to watch those videos on YouTube.  Since I recently switched out a bunch of my products, I figured that it would be the perfect time for an update of my own. By the way, this doesn’t include my husband’s products.  But don’t worry, you’re not missing much! Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Face & Body Bar This soap is quite moisturizing, so I recommend it especially if you have dry skin.  It is also really good...

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Meditation: What It Does…and Why You Need It

Meditation: What It Does…and Why You Need It

I used to be curious about meditation, but I couldn’t get past the goofy image of myself sitting around chanting while seated in a cross-legged position alone in the dark. It wasn’t until a few months ago when I read about how it can combat inflammation that I decided to give it a real try- no matter how silly I might look.   By the way, meditation has also been shown to reduce stress, alleviate IBS symptoms, increase fertility, and improve immunity. As you will read below, meditation can actually be as simple as taking time out...

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Friday Favorites (6/26)

Friday Favorites (6/26)

Happy Friday! This week’s favorites all seem to fall into either one of two categories: food or minimalism (although I guess that the last one technically falls under both). Be sure to leave your favorites in the comments, so I can shop… I mean, check them out. Coco-Roons I kind of wish that I didn’t discover these because they’re slightly addictive.  But the ingredient list is pretty awesome (and short!), so I can almost convince myself that eating the whole bag within a day isn’t the worst thing in the...

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Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad (Just like the one from Panera Bread!)

Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad (Just like the one from Panera Bread!)

I have been really into the strawberry poppyseed & chicken salad from Panera Bread lately. Like, I wake up thinking about it and order it nearly every day for lunch or dinner. That habit it neither convenient nor economical, so I decided to recreate the salad at home.  Believe it or not, my salad turned out to be almost exactly the same!  It is also really simple with very few ingredients. If you don’t live near a Panera, you won’t have to miss out on this delicious salad, which, by the way, is seasonal.  And if...

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20 healthy mason jar salads & layering tips

20 healthy mason jar salads & layering tips

When I was a little girl, my Aunt Jane, who has since passed away, used to make homemade jam.  It was always delicious- especially the blueberry jam, and I used to get so excited when she’d send it to our house all bottled up in cute little mason jars. I think that is what started my love for mason jars.  Aunt Jane knew that they were cool way before it became trendy to drink out of them, store things in them, photograph them to death on Instagram, and make mason jar salads. I am sure that she would have appreciated a good mason jar...

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