15 weird questions tag

15 weird questions tag

Happy Friday! The “15 weird questions tag” has been floating around the blog world for awhile, and even though, to my knowledge, no one has tagged me, I figured that I’d go ahead and answer the questions anyway. I hope you’ll enjoy learning a little bit more about me! 1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you? My parents call me Ariel and Er (pronounced “air”), and MT calls me Boo.  Oh and my son calls me mommy.  No one else calls me that. 2. What’s a weird habit of yours? I had to ask MT to...

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Why you should add castor oil to your beauty routine

Why you should add castor oil to your beauty routine

I’m a major fan of using oils for oiling pulling, moisturizing the face and body, and as hair treatments.  In the past, I have mainly used almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, and of course, coconut oil, but castor oil has recently earned its place in my bathroom cabinet. Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is widely used in soaps, paints, and dyes (among many other things) and is most well-known as having a laxative effect when taken orally.  You can find castor oil in health food stores, but I purchase mine on Amazon and...

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10 Beauty products for pumpkin lovers

10 Beauty products for pumpkin lovers

Happy Monday! If you love pumpkin so much that you feel as though you could cover yourself in it from head to toe, today is your lucky day! I have ten beauty products to share with you that either contain pumpkin, smell like pumpkin, or are pumpkin colored.  Better yet, most of them are on the more natural side.     1.  Desert Essence Organics Hand Repair Cream in Pumpkin Spice 2.  Andalou Naturals Glycolic Brightening Mask- Pumpkin Honey 3.  MyChelle Dermaceuticals Pumpkin Renew Cream 4.  Pumpkin Chai Restorative Shampoo 5....

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Friday Favorites (9/12)

Friday Favorites (9/12)

Happy Friday! Before I get into my weekly favorites, I just want to thank everyone for the sweet comments and feedback on my spin-off mommy blog.  Your kind words always mean so much, and as I said, I am really excited about this new little venture. And here are those favorites…   Guava Goddess Kombucha Just when I thought that I’ve tried nearly every flavor of GT’s Kombucha, I realized that I never had the Guava Goddess.  Horrifying, I know. Anyway, I picked it up at Target this week, and I think it might be my new...

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10 Fall inspired smoothies

10 Fall inspired smoothies

I have to admit that I am totally over the summer.  I’m honestly just not a beach and hot weather kind of person. To me, the temperatures in the spring and fall are where it’s at.  I love the freshness in the air and the fact that my face doesn’t feel like it will sweat off or freeze off during those months. I am not going to completely hate on summer though.  I do love a few things about it, such as going to the farmer’s market (Oh, how I’ll miss the tomatoes!), getting to wear comfy sundresses and sandals,...

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My new mommy blog is live!

My new mommy blog is live!

Happy Monday! As you can tell by the title of this post, my mommy blog The Mini Skirt is officially up and running.  I’m so excited! Just to recap a bit for anyone who didn’t know that I would be making the change… I decided to create a spin-off mommy blog with just my baby, toddler, parenting, and pregnancy related posts because I know that not all of my original readers care about that stuff.  For that reason, I had been holding back on some of the mommy posts that I really wanted to share.  Now, with two blogs, the sky...

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The woes of toddler nutrition (giveaway closed)

The woes of toddler nutrition (giveaway closed)

I have one of the pickiest toddlers in the world living in my house.  That’s why I was so thrilled to try Enfagrow as part of this sponsored post program.     Like every other adult on the planet, I’ve faced my fair share of obstacles and challenges in my lifetime.  And I am only half joking when I say that getting my toddler to eat ranks right up there on my list of biggest challenges. Why is it that toddlers will eat something one day and then turn their noses up at the very same food just the next day?  And how come...

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Friday Favorites (9/5)

Friday Favorites (9/5)

Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from the week… Apothederm Moisturizing Cleanser While I tend to stick to one skin care routine for awhile, I love trying out new face washes.  This one by Apothederm is wonderful, especially if you have dry skin.  It contains avocado oil, carrot, and seabuckthorn- all ingredients that fight the effects of aging and add hydration to the skin.  I have been liking it so much that I actually might stick with it for awhile…which says a lot coming from me.   Kettlebell The first time that I...

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The Face: Why you should exfoliate & what to use

The Face: Why you should exfoliate & what to use

  If you have a face (and I am willing to bet that you do), you probably wash it each day, and you might even moisturize it and cover it with makeup as well. One thing that you might not do often enough (or even at all) is exfoliate your face- and trust me, exfoliating is essential when it comes to our skin. While we shed our dead skin cells naturally, exfoliating speeds up the process revealing smooth, glowing, healthy skin. Regular exfoliation (meaning 1-2 times per week) can help all of our serums and creams penetrate the skin better,...

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Friday Favorites (8/29)

Friday Favorites (8/29)

Happy Friday! I know that I say this every time I post a Friday Favorites, but I really do have a lot of great things to share this week. Here they are in no particular order…   Nutiva O’Coconut Treats I recently received some samples and wasn’t really sure what to expect- especially since the description said that they contain hemp and I am really not much of a fan.  These are so delicious though, and just one makes for the perfect after dinner snack.  If you love coconut, you will go crazy for these little...

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