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Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Our bathroom is our sanctuary. It’s where we get clean, relax, and even hide from the kids/spouse. It’s where we start a new day and wind down after a long day. And that’s why we all desire to keep this safe place in our home as clean as possible. However, not all of us have that much time or energy or actual desire to scrub a tub or toilet all day. So here are some of the best bathroom cleaning hacks around to help you make your sanctuary bright, shiny, and clean! Dare we say, so clean, you could drink […]

Videos

Summer Drugstore Beauty

Ah, I love drugstore beauty, especially when I find really great hidden all natural beauty gems. Drugstore products are often not 100% organic and all natural, but sometimes, they can be. The biggest thing is that they are affordable and easily accessible for most people. We don’t have to scour the internet buying from small boutiques and the gratification of a new beauty product is immediate. Here’s a new video of my summer green beauty haul and first impression with a makeup demo featuring products from my local drugstore, Pacifica and Physician’s Formula. Have you found any gems at the […]

Big Picture, Mindset

What Makes a Good Life

What makes a good life written by from someone who’s barely lived life is absurd. I know this. You know this. Thus, I am drawing on what the expert, namely Robert Waldinger has to say from the longest running research study ever in the history of research by Harvard Univesity. You can watch the video here or have a quick read right where you are. But first, let’s be clear that you don’t have to wait until you’re 80 years old to figure out what makes a good life. A good life can start right now if we take the […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

Free Printable: Christmas Savings Plan

Since half the year is almost over, this means we need to start saving up for Christmas now. We’ve created an amazing and simple 28-week Christmas Savings Plan worksheet for you. Christmas will get here quicker than you can get a tan and before you know it, you might feel sweaty about not having a budget in place for all your loved ones’ presents. The key to saving is to start where you are comfortable and be as consistent as possible. If it’s $10 a week, $20 a week, or $30 a week, the amount is up to you. And, […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Work-Life Balance Myths and Reality

Recently, I spent time with a very dear friend who has two sons like me. She spends 3 days in the office, 1 day working from home, and Friday’s with her children. We talked about how hard it is even with help on her end. The guilt for her for not spending enough time with her kids. My guilt for not having a traditional office job like all the other moms. Our overall guilt for never feeling like we can balance anything out perfectly. This isn’t about moms who go into the office versus moms who stay at home. It’s […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top 5 Natural Brands at CVS

CVS is a large drugstore chain in the U.S. that’s very similar to Walgreens as well as Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. CVS has a drive-thru prescription pick-up window that makes it ridiculously easy for people who need to fill their medication with the most helpful pharmacists in the land. Better yet, they’re now inside our beloved Target which makes shopping at Target an even more amazing life-changing experience! What’s exciting at CVS is that effective by 2019, CVS brands such as CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade Lines are becoming more natural-ish by vowing to eliminate […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Closet Cleaning Hacks

I’ve been trying to do the closet cleaning for centuries. There are the sentimental items in that closet and the items that I still have hope to fit into. When the reality is that I only wear the same 6 things every day. I know my friends have a carefully curated closet that’s very minimal with strategically purchased items. That’s a lifetime goal to eventually have that, too. Anyone else? Closets aren’t limited to just where your clothes are and maybe people use their closets to store other things like shoes, linens, and even makeup. Seriously, a closet full of […]

Videos

Coola Organic BB Cream Review + First Impression Try-on! All-Natural/Cruelty-Free

Here is a first impression review and demo of the Coola Organic BB cream! I picked this up at Sephora and so glad to see more Coola products being carried there. Did you know they were the first cleaner SPF brand I tried about 7 yrs ago! I love seeing how cleaner brands are developing and infiltrating the mainstream higher end stores like Sephora and even Nordstrom! It goes to show that people are starting to show a stronger interest in using products with cleaner ingredients! Make sure you click the photo below to take you to the video! Hope […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Why It’s Ok to Say No

There are many reasons why it’s ok to say no, especially in the current world. Many of us suffer from anxiety and depression which makes it even more important to learn how to say no. Saying no sets boundaries. It helps us excel at the things we actually love. When we spread ourselves too thin, our performance, mood, and overall health suffer tremendously. If you are not yet convinced that it’s not ok to say, here are 5 reasons that might gently empower you to say no the next time you just can’t.   It’s Your Life You can’t control […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

No-Makeup Makeup for Summer

Happy Summer, everyone, and this means no-makeup makeup until Fall! It’s late May and I’m already sweating the moment that I step outside! On extremely hot days aka all of the summer, I like to keep my makeup pretty minimal. I’ll do something simple during the day and dress it up at night with some eyeliner and a bold lip. This look is obviously pretty laid back and carefree. A few products and a few minutes and ta-da, you’re ready for a day at the park and in the heat! Base I started by applying Kari Gran Three Six Five […]