Nontoxic home & beauty products for pumpkin lovers

Nontoxic home & beauty products for pumpkin lovers

A little over two years ago, I did a post called 10 beauty products for pumpkin lovers.  That post is a little out of date now, especially considering that only a couple of the products were green. We can’t have that now, can we? So, today I present to you, my updated list of beauty and home care products just for my fellow pumpkin lovers! Stewart & Claire Lip Balm Autumn Pai Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System Ultra Hydrating Body Wash Coconut Pumpkin Farmers’ Market Natural Bar Soap Pumpkin Spice Pumpkinhead...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Aleavia

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Aleavia

If you’ve been following along closely lately then you already know that I’ve become an Aleavia devotee. In fact, the majority of my skin care routine consists of Aleavia products now. Green beauty products, while fabulous for so many reasons, can be painfully expensive, and when you are a product junkie, that can become a problem. One of the many reasons why I am drawn to Aleavia is because it is so affordable compared to many other effective, natural, beauty brands. Founded by Kelly Graham, Aleavia is “an exclusive...

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September 2016 Favorites

September 2016 Favorites

Happy October! It feels like I just did one of these posts for August.  September was kind of a blur with school and extracurricular activities starting up again, but I am really excited about October.  My oldest baby turns four at the end of the month! Aside from the fact that the weather finally started to cool off a degree or two, here are some of the things that I loved during the month of September.     LCOrganics Autumn Room & Linen Sprays I already wrote about these in my post on 3 nontoxic ways to instantly make your...

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3 nontoxic ways to instantly make your home smell like Fall

3 nontoxic ways to instantly make your home smell like Fall

I just cannot get enough of fall aromas like warm apple pie, pumpkin, and crisp leaves. One of my biggest weaknesses are fall scented candles from Bath & Body Works, but I hate how they release so many toxins into the air that my children breathe.  I try not to burn candles in general when my kids are awake, but I do allow myself to get some candles during the fall and the winter because I am a big believer in “everything in moderation” and well, I love them. Still, I am always looking for more natural ways to add fragrance...

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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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Green Beauty Sale Alert: The Choosy Chick

Green Beauty Sale Alert: The Choosy Chick

Hi! Popping in to let you know that The Choosy Chick– one of my very favorite green beauty shops- is offering an AMAZING anniversary goodie bag with any $85 purchase. The bag is stocked with travel sizes and samples (valued at over $35) that the whole family can use. It also makes a great gift! The offer is only valid while the bags last, so hurry on up and get yours.  The code to use is: BDAYBAG Here is what is included: Max Green Scalp Rescue Shampoo– Travel Size Rustic Maka Lemonade Deodorant – Travel Size Kosmatology...

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August 2016 Favorites

August 2016 Favorites

Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  However, I did receive some samples from Harmless Harvest to try.  As always, all opinions below reflect my own true thoughts.   Hi! I hope that you had a great August.  Where did the month go? Michael already starts preschool on Friday, so I am using this post as an escape mechanism.  I’ll most likely be the one crying at drop off!  You can count school as a definite un-favorite. Now about the things that I do like… Harmless Harvest Coconut Water I workout pretty intensely...

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My favorite antioxidant rich smoothie

My favorite antioxidant rich smoothie

Smoothies have been my go-to breakfast for the past 6 years.  I do occasionally like to switch things up and go for something like protein pancakes or oatmeal, but I always miss my smoothies- especially during this insane heat wave. When I make a smoothie, taste is obviously important, but I always make sure that they are jam-packed with health and beauty foods above all else. The smoothie that I am sharing with you today has been my favorite for several weeks now because it makes me feel good, makes me look good (well, better), and actually...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Odacite

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Odacite

Hi! I am writing this post tonight to calm my nerves as I watch the gymnastics portion of the Olympics.  It is far and away my favorite competition, but it puts me so on edge- although not to the same extent as Aly Raisman’s parents. There isn’t really a good way to segue from gymnastics to skincare, so I’m just going to jump right on in to it. I recently stumbled upon a lovely brand called Odacite Skincare.  It was founded by a woman named Valerie Grandury after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and sought to create a...

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July 2016 Favorites

July 2016 Favorites

Happy August! It has been another busy month, but I recently cut down on a few writing commitments which should mean more time for blogging.  I definitely have a lot of posts in the works, so you can expect to hear more from me this month. Here are the favorites from last month- and for once, none of them are edible! Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Eye Shadow in Cappuccino Ever since I bid farewell to my Urban Decay Naked Palette, I have been in need of a neutral, non-shimmery eye shadow that would work for every day.  Cappuccino certain fits the...

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