Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

(Please note: While ALOHA did send me some free samples of their products, I was not paid to review them, and all opinions in this post are my own true thoughts about the brand and its products.)   Ever since I started The Grass Skirt nearly 4 years ago, I’ve received many emails, tweets, comments, and blog traffic from people who wanted to know how to make a grass skirt, throw a luau, or plan a trip to Hawaii. Well, for once, I am going to make all of those faceless strangers a bit happy while still pleasing all of my fellow...

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A mini guide to essential oils | Interview with Laura Wilson

A mini guide to essential oils | Interview with Laura Wilson

You may have noticed that I have been professing my love for essential oils both here and on The Mini Skirt lately, and I am really excited to bring you more posts about my favorite oils as I continue to use them. I realize that not everyone is familiar with essential oils, so I interviewed Laura Wilson, a rep for doTERRA Essential Oils, with beginner’s in mind.  Aside from being super sweet and pretty, Laura is an aspiring blogger, and her blog Splendid Mama will be up and running in the next few weeks. It will have information about...

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Friday Favorites (11/14)

Friday Favorites (11/14)

Happy Friday! This was one of those weeks where I didn’t even have to think for a split second about what I would include in my favorites post.  So, let’s get right to everything! Veggie-Go’s These are basically a version of fruit snacks or fruit leathers, but they are much healthier with simple ingredients and no added sugars.  I’ve been snacking on the Mountain Berry Spinach flavor all week long.  It’s the perfect snack to toss in my purse or diaper bag when I am on the go (as the name of this product...

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6 Benefits of Manuka Honey

6 Benefits of Manuka Honey

Winnie the Pooh  and I have one major thing in common- neither of us wear pants. Just kidding (much to the future relief of my children). What we actually have in common is that we both love honey. I always buy local honey and use in my tea, spread it on toast, and add it to my smoothies to make them a bit sweeter. Even though I like honey because of the taste, there’s one kind of honey from New Zealand that I like for different reasons, and that’s manuka honey.  Manuka honey contains active hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxyl...

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6 ways to instantly look and feel more refreshed

6 ways to instantly look and feel more refreshed

Do you ever have one of those days when you just feel…blah? I know that I definitely do, and because I hate feeling that way, I always do a few little things to make myself look and feel a bit more refreshed and energized. Obviously, showering, wearing something cute, and fixing your hair couldn’t hurt either.  After all, it’s hard to feel refreshed while wearing dirty baggy sweatpants while your hair is still piled sloppily on your head- although I’m sure Miranda Kerr still manages to look stunning that way. But since...

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My vitamin and supplement routine

My vitamin and supplement routine

Before I jump right into this post, I need to put up the usual disclaimer letting you know that the pretend Fisher Price doctor’s kit I owned as a child does not make me qualified to dish out medical advice.  However, the vitamins and supplements that I am about to discuss all work well for me.  If you are interested in taking any of them yourself, just run it by your physician first.   Since my medicine cabinet is overrun by lotions, creams, and other girly things, I keep all of my vitamins on my bathroom counter.  It is...

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