February 2017 Favorites

February 2017 Favorites

(I did receive advanced samples of the new Jane Iredale products, but this is not a sponsored post.  However, this post does contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale.  Whether or not you choose to shop through them, I really appreciate how you’ve taken the time to visit my site!)   I am a little late, but… Happy March! I hoped to get this post up last week, but thanks to my kids, I had a nasty case of pink eye and felt pretty gross and...

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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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March 2016 Favorites

March 2016 Favorites

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but it does contain some affiliate links.)   I didn’t have to step back to come up with my standout favorites from the month of March because they were just so insanely obvious.  In fact,  I reached for all of these things on a daily basis with the exception of the face scrub, and you’ll read why in a minute. It was definitely a good month for new discoveries. Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Sweet I received this product (not shown above) as a free sample with...

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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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Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

If you read The Mini Skirt (and thank you, if you do!), you might know that I am under the weather this week.  I originally planned to do a food related post, but well, the thought kind of turned my stomach today.  I’ve been drinking juice like a madwoman though, and I remembered that I owed you a little more info about tart cherry juice. (Totally unrelated but my juicer broke a year or so ago, and I am in the market for a new one.  Any reasonably priced recommendations?) Before I get into why I started drinking it, let me tell you...

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The best thing I ate this week (banana chia seed muffins)

The best thing I ate this week (banana chia seed muffins)

(Past recipes from my “The best thing I ate this week” posts include: quinoa fried rice, summer quinoa salad, and fried egg over quinoa with avocado, tomatoes, corn.) Up until recently, Michael would eat bananas like crazy.  But like a typical toddler, he decided that bananas are scary and disgusting right after I made a grocery run and stocked us up on enough to feed all of the monkeys at our local zoo for a week. Even though MT and I eat bananas daily, there was no way that we could finish them all off before they went bad....

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