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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more