How to make your home smell like Christmas

How to make your home smell like Christmas

We’ve had a real tree for the past few Christmases, but I really missed the scent in years past when we had an artificial tree.  The house just didn’t seem as Christmas-y without the smell of pine- unless I resorted to plug-ins or candles (things I desperately try to avoid as much as possible). Even with the live tree, I still cannot get enough of all the holiday aromas, so I make my own holiday blend on the stove top using nothing but natural ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need: 3-4 orange slices 2-3 cinnamon...

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Nontoxic home & beauty products for pumpkin lovers

Nontoxic home & beauty products for pumpkin lovers

A little over two years ago, I did a post called 10 beauty products for pumpkin lovers.  That post is a little out of date now, especially considering that only a couple of the products were green. We can’t have that now, can we? So, today I present to you, my updated list of beauty and home care products just for my fellow pumpkin lovers! Stewart & Claire Lip Balm Autumn Pai Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System Ultra Hydrating Body Wash Coconut Pumpkin Farmers’ Market Natural Bar Soap Pumpkin Spice Pumpkinhead...

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3 nontoxic ways to instantly make your home smell like Fall

3 nontoxic ways to instantly make your home smell like Fall

I just cannot get enough of fall aromas like warm apple pie, pumpkin, and crisp leaves. One of my biggest weaknesses are fall scented candles from Bath & Body Works, but I hate how they release so many toxins into the air that my children breathe.  I try not to burn candles in general when my kids are awake, but I do allow myself to get some candles during the fall and the winter because I am a big believer in “everything in moderation” and well, I love them. Still, I am always looking for more natural ways to add fragrance...

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Wishing you a Happy 2015

Wishing you a Happy 2015

Happy New Year! I feel like on the first of every year since I started this blog 4 years ago, I’ve shared how I don’t really make resolutions. It isn’t because I don’t believe in self-improvement or setting goals.  I definitely do!  However, I have historically avoided making resolutions because it always seems as though they are just made to be broken. I mean, just look at your gym. It will be so crowded during the first half of January that you’ll spend days just waiting for a stairmaster to become...

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TAG | The Holidays!

TAG | The Holidays!

I saw this fun and lighthearted tag on my friend Michele’s YouTube channel and thought it would make for the perfect Christmas Eve post. I hope you enjoy it! 1. Favorite Holiday Movie My favorites are Home Alone, A Christmas Story, The Santa Clause, and Christmas Vacation.  I could probably tack about ten more onto this answer, but I’ll stop myself here. (Fun fact: My friend Jen and I used to watch Home Alone all year long when we were roommates, and we know the entire movie by heart.  I’ve probably seen it over 100...

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Friday Favorites (12/19)

Friday Favorites (12/19)

Happy happy Friday! I’m overjoyed that Christmas is almost here, so I apologize in advance for the use of any ridiculous made-up words, rambling, or excessive perkiness used in this post. Now that we got that out of the way, here’s what made my list of favorites this week… Winter Dreams Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo This body butter makes my skin feel so silky, and it glides on easily and absorbs quickly.  I just wish that the set came in a larger size because I am going through it very quickly.  FYI- It is on sale...

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