Vitacost haul (food, skincare, & condiments)

Vitacost haul (food, skincare, & condiments)

Hello! I placed one of my weekly orders to Vitacost a few days ago, and since my box arrived today, I figured that I’d share what was inside. (Side note: I just subscribed to a farm delivery box for things like eggs, milk, and cheese since we go through those things quickly in this house with the kids.  I’m so excited about it and cannot wait to show you what we get!) Eden Organic Black Beans I’ve been loving beans lately in salads as a good source of protein, so I decided to stock up while they were on sale.  I cannot...

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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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Non-Toxic Beauty Brand Spotlight: Earth Science Naturals

Non-Toxic Beauty Brand Spotlight: Earth Science Naturals

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  I purchased all products mentioned below with my own money, and this post reflects my true opinions about them.)   I was doing a little product inventory in my bathroom over the weekend and realized that I use an awful lot of things by Earth Science Naturals.  It’s no wonder being that it is such an affordable brand (especially since I usually order my products from Vitacost).  In this instance, inexpensive doesn’t mean cheap quality.  I continue to go back to the brand because...

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5 ways to fight the aging process in the spring & summer

5 ways to fight the aging process in the spring & summer

I celebrated another birthday last Wednesday which is probably why I have the subject of anti-aging on my brain. While using certain creams, managing stress, following a healthy diet, limiting alcohol consumption, and not smoking can all help to slow down the aging process (or at least allow us to age more gracefully), there are some other non-surgical things that we can do to combat wrinkles. The 5 tips below can apply year-round, but they are even more crucial during the warmer months of the year.   1.  Always wear sunscreen. We all know...

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Friday Favorites (3/27)

Friday Favorites (3/27)

 Happy Friday! I was lucky enough to have lots of family time this week- including a very fun trip to the zoo.  If you are interested in seeing some of my pictures from that day, visit The Mini Skirt! Obviously, our little adventure was the highlight of my week, but these other things weren’t so bad… 😉   Synergy Chia Cherry Kombucha MT surprised me with this last weekend, and I was pretty psyched because I had never tried it and don’t recall ever even seeing it in the stores.  It has quickly become one of my...

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Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis (my current workout routine)

Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis (my current workout routine)

I have been hearing about Tracy Anderson, who famously trains Gwyneth Paltrow, for years and years, but it took a review on YouTube to convince me to try her Metamorphosis workouts for myself. If I am not careful about the types of workouts that I do, I tend to get muscular very easily and found that the workouts that I was previously doing were making my body look a bit too athletic for my personal liking.  In other words, I’d prefer to be a little more ballerina and a lot less Arnold (though his appearance certainly works for...

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Friday Favorites (3/20)

Friday Favorites (3/20)

(Visit The Mini Skirt for some of my mommy favorites!)   Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from the week… Que Bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mask The Que Bella masks are such an inexpensive and fun way to have a little pampering session at home.  I applied this mask the other night while I was doing some dusting around the house, and when I washed it off, my face felt fresh, clean, and rejuvenated. Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil & Argan Stem Cell Triple Moisture Shampoo I’m still a loyal fan of my...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#2)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#2)

I am still very much into using up my current stash of products before getting anything new, and as you’ll see, I even committed to finishing things that I didn’t even like all that much.  I’m really proud of how much I have decluttered! (By the way, you can see my first empties post here.) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E I used this lotion for years (obviously not the same bottle), and for a long time, cocoa butter was my signature scent.  I still absolutely love this stuff, but as you know, I’m...

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5 myths about non-toxic beauty products

5 myths about non-toxic beauty products

When I first got into a more natural lifestyle several years ago, I was far too trusting of labels and naively thought that a package depicting a nature scene or anything with the word “botanical” on it was healthy and safe for me to use. Obviously, this isn’t true, and there are other common misconceptions about what it means to go all-natural in terms of makeup and skin, body, hair, and nail care.  I hope to de-bunk a few of those myths today and ideally make this whole non-toxic business a little less complicated for...

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What’s in my purse?

What’s in my purse?

Having two small children means that I have to carry a diaper bag around with me wherever I go.  While my Kate Spade diaper bag is really cute, I love when I actually get to use one of my purses. I actually have a running wish list of purses that I want to get once my diaper bag carrying days are over (although I am really not in any rush for my babies to grow up). Anyway, since I had the opportunity to carry a purse the other day, I thought that I’d take advantage and do a “What’s in my purse?” post...

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