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Natural DIY Beard Oil Recipe

Natural DIY Beard Oil Recipe

Hello and happy November! This means we can talk about Christmas now, right?!  I usually try to hold off on the Christmas decorations, music and gift-buying until at least November 1st.  I jumped the gun a little bit this year though.  Just a little bit.  😉 November 1st also marks the start of the much-loved-by-men but much-hated-by-women No Shave November.  I used to refer to No Shave November as “No Kiss November” because I hated my hubby’s scratchy, coarse beard….

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Semi-Minimalist Gift Ideas

Semi-Minimalist Gift Ideas

Well, I’m still pregnant over here.  At the beginning of the pregnancy, I had a feeling that she was going to come early, but I guess she has her own feelings on the matter! Rather than fixating on how uncomfortable I am (okay, I’ve done some of that too), I’m working on finishing up a few last minute projects before she makes her appearance.  One of those projects is buying Christmas gifts for friends and family. I’m trying to get…

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10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

Ever since we got married, Hubby and I have made it a point each month to budget. In the past, we mutually agreed that we’d rather spend our extra cash on travel and other fun experiences rather than on Target runs. (No offense, Target. I still love you.)  Now with a baby on the way, we’ve been looking for ways to cut expenses a just a little bit further. Babies aren’t exactly cheap, even if you take a more minimalistic…

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My Tips for Managing Prenatal Anxiety

My Tips for Managing Prenatal Anxiety

Hey there friends!  Long time, no… talk? write? post? Anywho, it’s been too long and for that I apologize.  This pregnancy has been keeping me on my toes! Or off them and on the couch, such as the case may be.  As I mentioned previously, I was sidelined with hyperemesis gravidarum throughout the first trimester and into the second.  Fortunately, that’s much better now! However, if there’s another pregnancy symptom out there, I’ve been experiencing it. One of the least…

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Healthy Eating Hacks to Make Eating Real Food Easier

Healthy Eating Hacks to Make Eating Real Food Easier

In order for a lifestyle change to be sustainable, it needs to fit (somewhat) seamlessly into your already existing routine.  I remember when I first started changing my eating habits, this was not the case. All of the planning, prepping and cooking was just so much work!  Luckily, I stuck with it and have devised several healthy eating hacks to make cooking real food meals an everyday reality.   Healthy Eating Hacks   Streamlining and simplifying your kitchen will make…

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Healthy and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Healthy and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Hubby and I have always been pretty frugal people.  However, we both can get a serious case of FOMO! We hate to sacrifice fun and miss out on experiences just because of finances.  One thing that we’re not willing to give up is date night. (And travel, but that’s another post for another day!)  We’re both running in different directions during the week, so date night gives us a chance to reconnect and spend some quality time together.  Additionally, the…

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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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