How to transition to a plant-based diet

How to transition to a plant-based diet

I haven’t really discussed it much on the blog, but believe it or not, I have been following a plant-based diet since February of this year.  That’s right, the salmon lover has given up salmon. (However, I’m not vegan because I still eat honey and do carry leather handbags.) Before I dive into this post, I want you to know that my intention isn’t to call you over to the dark side, shame you for being a meat eater, or to tell you that my way is the right way.  I just thought I might help someone who is already...

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One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

(Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.)   Did you know that you can eat the seeds of apricots? Up until about two months ago, I certainly didn’t have a clue.  I just happened to find out about them when I was searching Vitacost for some snack food ideas.  The reviews were all so glowing that I figured I’d take a gamble and order them, but it wasn’t until later that I learned about their powerful benefits. These little babies are so powerful, in fact, that it is recommended that you only consume 2-4 of...

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Brand Spotlight: Lotus Wei

Brand Spotlight: Lotus Wei

Since making a full commitment to natural, nontoxic, and plant-based products this year, I have discovered so many amazing brands.   The makeup, skincare, and hair care products are typically my favorite because they’re just lots of fun, and I love getting to play and experiment with them.  However, it is a rare occurence when a brand actually improves the quality of your life.  In fact, I’m not entirely sure that any line had ever done that for me before I was introduced to Lotus Wei. Some of my very favorite green beauty...

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November 2015 Favorites

November 2015 Favorites

(Please note: I received some of these items as samples as disclosed below, but I was not paid to feature or review any of them.  As always, these are my own true thoughts and opinions.)   Hello! I easily could have listed 100 favorites this month, but I did my best to keep the list as short as possible.  I’ll actually be giving one of these favorites away to one of you, and it’s really good, so stick around! Habit Cosmetics Nail Polish in Disco This nail polish came in a Petit Vour box, and I was really surprised that I...

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How to keep the air in your home clean

How to keep the air in your home clean

Hello! In honor of Healthy Lung Month, I am going to share some of my tips for keeping your lungs healthy- primarily by ensuring that the air in your home is clean and as toxin-free as possible. Even those of us who are concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle can neglect this area of our well-being, so I really hope that these tips serve as a helpful reminder. Use non-toxic cleaning products. I’ve stressed the importance of using nontoxic cleaning products many times in the past. I’m going to do more posts about nontoxic...

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Makeup, skin care, & home care haul (Vitacost)

Makeup, skin care, & home care haul (Vitacost)

Hello! I place one huge order a month through Vitacost, and this month, I ordered a lot of beauty and household items along with a couple of food items that managed to sneak into my photos. If you’ve ever ordered from Vitacost before, you know how exciting it is to see that big brown box with the green packing tape on your doorstep. I never can tear into it fast enough, and my kids love playing with the box once it has been emptied, so everyone is happy! If you have tried anything that I have not had the chance to use just yet, please...

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