Use This, Not That: Natural Alternatives for Your Everyday

Use This, Not That: Natural Alternatives for Your Everyday

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend, and if you’re interested in reading all about mine, you can visit The Mini Skirt for a recap.  (Spoiler Alert:  We met a pretty well-known character from a popular children’s television show.) As a blogger, I often get a lot of opportunities to publish articles and content, but I am admittedly very choosy about the ones that I accept.  Well, today I was asked to share some information about getting started with natural and organic foods as well as beauty and household...

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Natural family-friendly cleaning methods & products

Natural family-friendly cleaning methods & products

For years, I thought that the smell of bleach and other harsh cleansers equaled cleanliness. Today I prefer more natural methods to clean, and now my house doesn’t feel clean to me unless it smells like lemons, oranges, or honeysuckle (as you’ll understand when I discuss my favorite store bought cleaning products). There are absolutely times when I need something that is very powerful, but I always try a natural option first before trying something stronger.  Most of the time, the non-toxic option does the job. As far as what I...

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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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