September 2015 Favorites

September 2015 Favorites

(This post is not sponsored, but it does contain some affiliate links.) Hi! I think that I have a record number of favorites (for me) this month. Maybe I have been shopping and eating too much? Speaking of eating, when I said that I’d make food favorites an occasional thing, I didn’t think that such an occasion would come up so quickly.  I just have so many good food items this month that it would be a crime if I didn’t share! So here are my food, beauty, and miscellaneous health favorites for September… Food...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Part of my decluttering/simplifying process involves using up things that I already own- especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products. Admittedly, it was sort of difficult at first. I wanted to try new lotions, thought I needed a new shade of lip gloss, and was positive that a different body wash would change my life.  But I forced myself to shop my existing arsenal of products and make use of what was in there, and now I am actually having fun with it.  It’s pretty satisfying to use things up, carry the empty...

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Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

In case you missed part one, you can find it here.  I shared my beauty & skin care all-stars from 2014 in that post. Onto another subject that I love- food, health, and fitness!   1. Harvest Bay Coconut Water//2. Now Foods Popcorn//3. Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Machine//4.Barney Butter Almond Butter//5. GuruNanda Pulling Oil (more info here)//6. Organic Veggie-Go’s//7. Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray//8. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz//9. Beach Babe DVD 2//10. Guava Goddess Kombucha I’ll be back on Friday...

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My thoughts & tips after oil pulling for one year

My thoughts & tips after oil pulling for one year

You may recall all of my posts about oil pulling around this time last year.  Since there was so much interest in my experience at the time, and I continue to receive questions about it, I figured that it was time for a little follow-up post. If you have no idea what oil pulling is all about, you should definitely read my previous posts on the subject.  I went into lots of detail about the process, my results, and my thoughts on certain types of oils versus others, and I think you’ll find them to be helpful and informative. At least, I...

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Friday Favorites (12/5)

Friday Favorites (12/5)

Happy Friday! How is Christmas less than three weeks away?  Luckily, I am an extreme shopper, so I am already done with my shopping.  Now for those hundreds of presents that need to be wrapped… Being that it is the season of giving, I haven’t been buying any “love-to-have” items, and I have mainly been sticking to all of the “must-haves” instead.  Even so, that didn’t stop me from coming up with 5 favorites from the week! Beach Babe DVD 2 I am a an avid user of workout DVDs, and this one is my...

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How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

Please note: What you will read below is what has personally worked for me.  I realize that even making drastic lifestyle changes may not help everyone who suffers from an autoimmune disease, and as always, you should consult with your doctor to determine what will work best for you.  For about half of my life, I have known that I have an autoimmune disease called lupus.  I’ve learned to manage very well with it over the years (mostly without prescription medication) thanks to my very healthy lifestyle.  As I wrote in the disclaimer...

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