My Natural Non-toxic Makeup Routine: A Work in Progress!

My Natural Non-toxic Makeup Routine: A Work in Progress!

Hey y’all!   Today I thought I’d share one facet of my journey towards a more natural and non-toxic way of life: my current makeup routine.  As I’ve discussed before (here and here), I’ve been ridding my environment of all types of yucky chemicals throughout the past couple of years.  While I was pretty quick to transition to non-toxic cleaning and other home care products (like the shower cleaner and all-purpose cleaning spray I make myself), my skincare and makeup routines…

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Container Garden and a Picnic

Weekend Wrap-Up: Container Garden and a Picnic

Hi friends and happy Monday!  I’m actually one of those weirdos that loves Mondays.  It’s a fresh start and I always feel so productive on a Monday morning!  🙂 Hubby and I had a fun, mostly quiet weekend at home for once.  He was on call for work so we had to stay close. We’re usually running around tackling personal projects we don’t have time to do during the week and/or traveling seeing family and friends.  I guess we better…

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What I’m Doing to Treat Adult Hormonal Acne Naturally

What I’m Doing to Treat Adult Hormonal Acne Naturally

  Whiteheads, blackheads and cystic acne- I’ve had it all. Often all at the same time. I use to long for the day I would finally be grown up, not so I could get my dream job, buy a house, or travel the world, but so my acne would finally disappear. Well, I’m 27 and I’m still waiting for that day. Throughout my teenage years, I tried nearly every product at my local drug and department stores. Many of them…

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A Big (Yet Little) Announcement!

A Big (Yet Little) Announcement!

So, where have I been over the past 2 months?! I guess I have some explainin’ to do…   You see, Hubby and I did a thing… Well, we made a thing… More like a person actually… We made a baby!!! Our first baby is due in the beginning of November 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited!  🙂   In case you’re curious, here’s the answers to a few questions everyone seems to have lately: Were you trying for…

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Non-toxic, Natural Shower Cleaner

Non-toxic, Natural Shower Cleaner

Have you been on the hunt for all natural, non-toxic alternatives to your favorite cleaning products?  I don’t blame you! As I explained here, many cleaning products on today’s store shelves are full of chemicals that have been linked to everything from asthma to cancer.  They also contribute to indoor air pollution which can actually be worse than the pollution levels outside! Fortunately, there are many effective non-toxic cleaning alternatives.  While there are some great companies starting to produce some…

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Easy & Delicious Lime ACV Drink

Easy & Delicious Lime ACV Drink

It seems like every health and fitness guru is touting the benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) drinks these days.  I’ve heard that ACV can treat acne, whiten teeth, increase weight loss, and even cure colds and allergies! While the evidence is still sparse surrounding most of the purported health benefits of ACV, there are a few studies that have shown it to be beneficial for weight loss.  This is because ACV increases feelings of satiety when consumed after a…

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How to Make Health and Wellness Less Stressful

How to Make Health and Wellness Less Stressful

  I remember when I first started to become interested in healthy living.  I pored over books, articles, and magazines. It was so easy to become overwhelmed with all of the (sometimes contradictory) information that I was learning.  And then there was the issue of actually implementing what I had learned. I recall thinking, “Wow! I never knew being healthy was so stressful!”   You don’t have to live with that mindset my friend!  While I’m far from perfect, I’ve…

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What I Ate Wednesday #3

What I Ate Wednesday #3

  Hello everyone and happy Hump Day!   I’m back with another edition of What I Ate Wednesday!  I love putting together these posts, so I hope you enjoy reading them.  🙂  While I mostly like the meal ideas I get from What I Ate Wednesday posts, another side benefit is the strange looks I get from my neighbors.  I take most of my pictures on my back porch since there’s good natural lighting. The somewhat-distressed wood also makes for a…

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The Best Way to Store Tea

The Best Way to Store Tea

This past weekend I replenished my tea stock because I was running low on most of my favorites.  I thought I would snap a few pictures as I put it all away to show you the best way to store tea!  Tea needs to be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for to stay fresh for as long as possible.  (Not that it lasts that long at my house…) I came up with this minimalist, low-cost…

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Healthy Grocery Haul and Meal Ideas

Healthy Grocery Haul and Meal Ideas

Hello friends and happy Monday!  🙂 I mentioned recently that I meal plan a whole month’s worth of healthy meals at once.  I received a couple questions and comments on the topic, so I thought I’d give you a bit more of a behind-the-scenes look with a healthy grocery haul and what I plan to make with all of those yummy groceries!   Meal planning saves Hubby and I a ton of money each month and keeps me from making…

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