Friday Favorites (4/24)

Friday Favorites (4/24)

Happy Friday! I have some beauty, fitness, home care, food, and fashion favorites for you today, so let’s get started…   First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 This was a gift from my friend Michele, and I really owe her for introducing me to it.  A lot of sunscreens don’t absorb well into the skin and give off that Casper-ish white cast. This one absorbs right in, and the bonus is that is doubles as a moisturizer.  It doesn’t make my face at all greasy, yet it is...

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Friday Favorites (4/10)

Friday Favorites (4/10)

Happy Friday! Today is my 5-year wedding anniversary, so it is a pretty good day here. Here are this week’s favorites!   Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler My sweet friend Lindsay gave me a Lilly tumbler for my birthday, and I absolutely love it!  It is adorable, but it also entices me to drink more water.  Whatever it takes, right?   Pomelo & Sea Salt Candle My mother gave this candle to me, and even though it looked too pretty to burn, I couldn’t resist lighting it.  According to the Anthropologie website, it is “a...

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Friday Favorites (3/6)

Friday Favorites (3/6)

My favorites for the week are kind of all over the place- although I guess that is really the norm around here! Anyway, here they are… Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Candle You all know that I love my Bath & Body Works candles, but I wanted to add some non-toxic candles into the mix and decided try a soy candle by Mrs. Meyer’s.  I actually wanted to get the lemon one, but the reviews were kind of iffy, so I went with the lavender.  Even though I am typically not into lavender or other floral scents, I really love...

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Easy ways to become a minimalist

Easy ways to become a minimalist

Every year at this time, I seem to go through an intense period of decluttering and purging unwanted things from my house.  But this year, I am in overdrive.  MT actually asked if I was nesting again!  And just to put it out there, no.  I am not pregnant again. More and more, I just seem to be fascinated by minimalism and having fewer possessions.  My idea of minimalism is probably laughable to a true minimalist, as I am not one who can get by on one shirt, one appliance, and a book as my sole possessions.  However, I seem to grow more...

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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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Use this, not that (#1)

Use this, not that (#1)

(You can see my Halloween recap over at The Mini Skirt!)   Hi there! I’m kicking off a new series today where I provide some healthier, less toxic alternatives to many popular beauty and household products.  I’ll probably do a post like this about once a month. Even if you’re not into going completely non-toxic, hopefully you’ll appreciate having a few new options anyway!     1.  Use Alba Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly or Waxelene, not Vaseline Petroleum Jelly I used petroleum jelly like a crazy...

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