Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#7)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#7)

Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.    I’ve been really good about using things up lately before I buy anything new.  As a result, whoa…I have a serious empties collection to share with you today. Sit back, relax, and sip on a cup of tea.  This may take awhile.     Desert Essence Organics Sweet Almond Hand & Body Lotion I used this on my body, and it had a really nice scent.  That being said, it was a giant pain in the you-know-where to work into my skin, so I am not going to buy it again....

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Home care spotlight: Norwex

Home care spotlight: Norwex

Please note: This is not a sponsored post. As always, this post reflects my own true thoughts. Perhaps you saw Norwex pop up on Facebook, and you wondered, “What the heck is that?” I sure did. And like me, you might have rolled your eyes at the thought of one more MLM taking over your feed.   My skepticism started to wane after reading up about the company and learning that it is devoted to cleaning without harsh chemicals or harmful cleansers.  My doubts completely vanished when my friend Mandy, a Norwex consultant, came to my...

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May 2016 Favorites

May 2016 Favorites

Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but the foundation was sent to me for consideration. As always, any reviews reflect my own true opinions.   Hi! May was a very busy month for me between the kids, kitchen renovations, and an awesome mini-vacation to Savannah which is why I didn’t get the opportunity to post as often as I would have liked.  I’m hoping that June isn’t quite as hectic, and I can get back on a better posting schedule. Last month, I didn’t have a ton of favorites, but this month, I...

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The KonMari Method Revisited

The KonMari Method Revisited

I’ve been on the minimalism/KonMari train for awhile now, and I used to think that I had it all down pretty well. Then I had to pack and unpack for a move, and I realized that I still have a long, long, loooong way to go before I can even begin to call myself a minimalist- or even an organized person. Through the packing process, I learned that I have some weird hoarding problem when it comes to stationery and thank you notes.  I have more spatulas than Bed Bath & Beyond and a beauty arsenal that is out of control (OK, so that last...

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Nontoxic Brand Spotlight on Ava Anderson

Nontoxic Brand Spotlight on Ava Anderson

Important update (1/26/2016): Since I initially wrote this post, some facts about the safety of Ava Anderson products have come to light, and unfortunately, I no longer recommend the brand.   You can read the full story here, but in summary, whether they are company issues or supplier issues, the ingredients stated on the labels are not fully accurate and several products actually contain harmful ingredients.   This is no way is a reflection of the innocent representatives who sell these products.  If you’re in search of nontoxic...

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Cleaning Product Rave: Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Cleaning Product Rave: Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Hi! You know you’re an adult when you get excited about dishwasher tablets, and I swear that I am not nearly as dorky as I make myself seem. In all seriousness, the tablets or liquid that we use in our dishwashers are extremely important because, even though we aren’t ingesting the soap directly, we are indirectly coming in contact with traces of it through the food that we put on those dishes. This means that we are ingesting traces of dyes, alcohol, perfumes, chlorine, formaldehyde, and a potential host of other chemicals. Most...

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