Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Part of my decluttering/simplifying process involves using up things that I already own- especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products. Admittedly, it was sort of difficult at first. I wanted to try new lotions, thought I needed a new shade of lip gloss, and was positive that a different body wash would change my life.  But I forced myself to shop my existing arsenal of products and make use of what was in there, and now I am actually having fun with it.  It’s pretty satisfying to use things up, carry the empty...

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Easy ways to become a minimalist

Easy ways to become a minimalist

Every year at this time, I seem to go through an intense period of decluttering and purging unwanted things from my house.  But this year, I am in overdrive.  MT actually asked if I was nesting again!  And just to put it out there, no.  I am not pregnant again. More and more, I just seem to be fascinated by minimalism and having fewer possessions.  My idea of minimalism is probably laughable to a true minimalist, as I am not one who can get by on one shirt, one appliance, and a book as my sole possessions.  However, I seem to grow more...

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Friday Favorites (12/19)

Friday Favorites (12/19)

Happy happy Friday! I’m overjoyed that Christmas is almost here, so I apologize in advance for the use of any ridiculous made-up words, rambling, or excessive perkiness used in this post. Now that we got that out of the way, here’s what made my list of favorites this week… Winter Dreams Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo This body butter makes my skin feel so silky, and it glides on easily and absorbs quickly.  I just wish that the set came in a larger size because I am going through it very quickly.  FYI- It is on sale...

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How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

Please note: What you will read below is what has personally worked for me.  I realize that even making drastic lifestyle changes may not help everyone who suffers from an autoimmune disease, and as always, you should consult with your doctor to determine what will work best for you.  For about half of my life, I have known that I have an autoimmune disease called lupus.  I’ve learned to manage very well with it over the years (mostly without prescription medication) thanks to my very healthy lifestyle.  As I wrote in the disclaimer...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (10/25)

Things I didn’t share Friday (10/25)

  1. Michael will already be a year old on Halloween.  I can hardly believe it!  Rather than stressing myself out planning a giant party that he won’t even remember, I decided to have a small family gathering this Sunday afternoon.  I’m really looking forward to it, and I plan on taking lots of pictures for Monday’s weekend recap. 2. As cute as my little guy might be (in my humble opinion), Michael did something yesterday that wasn’t very cute at all.  He took a 15 minute nap around mid-morning and was up and...

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The Honest Company (customer service & products)

The Honest Company (customer service & products)

I know, I know… Another post about The Honest Company.  I swear that I’m not affiliated with the company in any way, and I haven’t been paid to mention them a billion times- or even at all. However, I was asked by several readers to discuss what I think of their products, so I thought I’d do one last review. Any more reviews, and I will be requesting a commission from Jessica Alba.     I’m subscribed to receive the family essentials bundle. (Diapers & wipes and health & wellness bundles are...

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