Friday Favorites (11/7)

Friday Favorites (11/7)

Happy Friday! I hope that you had a great week.  Everyone in my household has been under the weather all week, especially Michael who has a double ear infection and strep.  However, I am pleased to report that he seems to be feeling much better this morning- just in time for the weekend. While I certainly didn’t enjoy living in a house filled with sickos, here are some things that I did like this week…   Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz I purchased this brow pencil several months ago, and it completely blew any other brow...

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Non-Toxic Makeup, Skin Care, & Hair Care Products (Printable)

Non-Toxic Makeup, Skin Care, & Hair Care Products (Printable)

Almost two years ago, I posted a printable list of nontoxic beauty brands, and I thought that a little update was long overdue. You’ll notice that I omitted the pricing and stores from the new list.  Many of the brands have an extremely wide range in pricing due to the fact that they offer anything from chapstick to large gift sets, so it is difficult to really provide an accurate price point.  In addition, because all of these brands are available through online retailers, I figured that mentioning a few stores was kind of pointless....

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Things I didn’t share Friday (5/2)

Things I didn’t share Friday (5/2)

1.  When The Sopranos first aired 15 years ago, I didn’t watch and neither did my husband, but we recently got HBO Go and now we have access to all six seasons.  We’re only about eight episodes into season one so far, but we’re both completely addicted!  We even skipped our usual movie on Sunday night to watch a few episodes.   If you’ve never seen it but you’re a fan of movies like The Godfather (one of my all-time favorites), you absolutely have to watch it! 2.  It probably sounds cheesy, but I am working...

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July 2013 Favorites

July 2013 Favorites

  Happy August! I don’t have a ton of favorites to share from the month of July, but I definitely have some things to show that I haven’t already mentioned 1,001 times. You know the ones that get constant love here… strawberry Zevia, chocolate ZICO, coconut oil… You can just safely assume that they all have permanent spots on these lists.       That’s it bars (apples + cherries) These bars contain minimal ingredients, and they are vegan and gluten-free.  I love to carry them in my...

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Current healthy favorites

Current healthy favorites

(Image source for the photo of the dates)   Bragg Liquid Aminos I love using this to make things like veggie stir fry and salmon because it only contains a small amount of natural sodium and no table salt.  It tastes just like soy sauce but won’t leave you with all of the bloat!   TerrAmazon Organic Cacao Powder with Maca I actually dislike the taste of maca (which has been nicknamed “The Fountain of Youth”) but cannot even detect it at all when I use this powder in my smoothies and hot chocolate (which I make by...

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50 uses for coconut oil

50 uses for coconut oil

(UPDATE:  See my follow-up post for 50 more ways to use coconut oil!) If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile then you know that I’m a huge fan of coconut oil. I’ve shared some reasons why you should be using it, but today I’m going to tell you exactly how you can use it. You’ll be amazed at how versatile it can be!     Apply as a deep conditioner for your hair.   Just leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and your hair will be shiny and hydrated.  Just be sure to rinse thoroughly! Use in place of...

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