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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Things I didn’t share Friday (12/13)

Things I didn’t share Friday (12/13)

1. Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI is one of my all-time favorite nail polishes to wear during this time of the year.  I actually had a spare moment on Wednesday night to paint my nails (using that color), but my polish was already chipped by Thursday morning!  I’ve had no luck with OPI polishes lately.  If anyone has any tips on how to make it wear longer, please please please share with me! 2. MT and I watched Home Alone on Tuesday night for the first time this holiday season.  I’ve watched that movie so many times that I...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (10/25)

Things I didn’t share Friday (10/25)

  1. Michael will already be a year old on Halloween.  I can hardly believe it!  Rather than stressing myself out planning a giant party that he won’t even remember, I decided to have a small family gathering this Sunday afternoon.  I’m really looking forward to it, and I plan on taking lots of pictures for Monday’s weekend recap. 2. As cute as my little guy might be (in my humble opinion), Michael did something yesterday that wasn’t very cute at all.  He took a 15 minute nap around mid-morning and was up and...

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How I reduce clutter in my home

How I reduce clutter in my home

(Please note: This is a sponsored post.  However, all opinions stated below about musicMagpie.com are my own true thoughts.)   If you’ve been reading The Grass Skirt for awhile, you already know that I am a very neat person.  And by neat, I don’t mean great, wonderful, or fine, as defined in the dictionary.  I’m neat in the habitually orderly sense. Even so, I’ve been feeling as though I just have too much stuff. Too much makeup.  Too many shoes (that I never wear).  Too much jewelry.  Too many dishes, books,...

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The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for The Honest Company lately.  In fact, I have a detailed review of the company’s customer service, website, and products in the works and plan to share it within the next week. I also have lots of love for Jessica Alba, the gorgeous actress and founder of The Honest Company.  My affection for Jessica just about quadrupled after I recently read her book entitled The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You.   Photo source   The book is basically a manual on how to be healthier...

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Favorite things for baby (6 months old)

Favorite things for baby (6 months old)

It is really hard to believe that my little man is 6 months old already! On one hand, I am a bit sad that it is all going by so quickly.  On the other, he just keeps getting to be so much fun, and I love watching his personality come out more and more. This month’s favorites are quite different from the last few that I’ve done and really reflect Michael’s development…and the fact that he is no longer just a big ball of mush.     1.  5 Little Counting Books MT bought one of these books for Michael last...

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