February 2016 Vitacost Haul

February 2016 Vitacost Haul

Doesn’t it always seem like the minute you run out of one thing, you run out of everything?  That was the case for me last week.  First I ran out of toothpaste. Next I ran out of dishwasher tablets.  Then I ran out of rosehip oil, and the pattern just continued. So, it seemed like the perfect time to place a Vitacost order (as if I really needed an excuse). Many of the things that I bought are new to me, so you’ll probably see some of them pop up in follow-up reviews and hopefully favorites posts as well! (FYI- You can save 20%...

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6 green cleaning essentials to have in your home

6 green cleaning essentials to have in your home

Before I get into today’s post, I want to quickly address some of headlines that you may have read about the Ava Anderson brand.  As you may recall, I featured this company on the blog in December, and I have since updated my post in light of recent findings regarding the ingredients used in many of the products. Moving on to the subject of cleaning! Store bought cleaning products can get pricey- especially green ones.  I absolutely buy them from time to time, and I’m a sucker for anything by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, but...

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2015 Favorites (green beauty, health, & food)

2015 Favorites (green beauty, health, & food)

I’m going to be totally predictable here and start off by saying how I cannot believe 2015 is almost over.  Some big wonderful things happened to my family this year- MT started a new job that he loves, we bought a new house, and even better, we welcomed our third child into our hearts. It was also an important year for The Grass Skirt. I officially switched over to the clean living community and gave the blog a little makeover.  In just a few weeks, this blog will be 5 years old!  I’m really excited about year five, and I have...

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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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My best decluttering tip (& it might surprise you)

My best decluttering tip (& it might surprise you)

As some of you may know, I’ve been into decluttering and minimalism for awhile, and I’ve really kicked the purging process into high gear because we are preparing to sell our house in the very near future (so excited!).  I obviously want to stage our house really well, but I also want to avoid bringing anything unnecessary into our next home. My current project has been going through all of those “organized” bins, baskets, and storage containers in my house, and it has been an eye-opening experience. After this long...

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Friday Favorites (3/6)

Friday Favorites (3/6)

My favorites for the week are kind of all over the place- although I guess that is really the norm around here! Anyway, here they are… Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Candle You all know that I love my Bath & Body Works candles, but I wanted to add some non-toxic candles into the mix and decided try a soy candle by Mrs. Meyer’s.  I actually wanted to get the lemon one, but the reviews were kind of iffy, so I went with the lavender.  Even though I am typically not into lavender or other floral scents, I really love...

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