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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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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