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Home & Family, Well Being

5 Easy Refreshing Summer Drinks

Did anyone feel the wrath of summer with 120F degree temperatures in Phoenix? People were seriously baking cookies in their vehicles. Something about that seems so right and so wrong at the same time. Yet, we are barely halfway through this summer and we need to find delicious, refreshing drinks to keep us hydrated. There’s only so much plain cold water we can drink before we start looking for a soda to give our taste buds some excitement. Here are some favorite and easy recipes that we’ve been using since it became uber hot. These recipes will feel like a […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

How to Keep Up With Your Summer Goals

Can’t we take a break from our goals during summer? It’s time to relax, enjoy the long days, and to be honest, it’s too hot to really do anything. Sitting next to a fan or being at the beach seems to be the only viable options to surviving the heat. Thinking about goals in the heat becomes a distant memory because you’re sleepy, thirsty, and overall fatigued. To be honest, keeping up with your summer goals isn’t about getting a pretty planner or pens. Your motivation is waxing and waning and literally melting with the heat. You don’t have the […]

Beauty, Green Bath/Body/Hair

Summer Skin & Body Green Beauty Hacks

Sun’s out, which means skin, body and haircare switches up. Enjoying the sun while staying healthy and gorgeous is our goal, which also means taking care that the elements (sun, salt water and the like) don’t wreak havoc. Quick, easy to use, and good-for-us beauty products are our goal, since summer is all about fun in the sun, versus worry and time-wasting on a complicated routine. Here’s our top picks for summer beauty, with clean yet effective natural ingredients to help both nourish and protect our skin, body and hair.   Era Organics Revive+ Microdermabrasion Manuka Honey Walnut Scrub & […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

Top 5 Reasons to Actually Use SPF

To make 5 cases about why we should actually wear SPF in 2017 is funny. To deny that skin cancer is even a thing or that it can actually kill you is comical. Yet, the argument still exists somewhere that sunscreen gives you cancer. If that’s a fact you want to run to the high hills with, then here’s another fact: being born probably gives you cancer, too. Here are 5 reasons to use SPF, like every day even when it’s cloudy and rainy. Because You Really Don’t Want Skin Cancer, Ever The. most. serious. type. of. skin. cancer. There’s […]

Beauty, Green Bath/Body/Hair

Top Summer Deodorants

Deodorant is a necessity, not an option for the pure sake of your fellow human beings. Summer is in full swing and it’s time to take into consideration that we will all be sweaty beasts at one point or another. Mainstream deodorant has gotten a bad rap in that past because of aluminum which is thought to cause cancer. Then, more natural deodorant just “doesn’t work” for some because they still sweat or they smell like a tree. As personal as deodorant is, the simple fact is that you are supposed to sweat, but you aren’t necessarily supposed to exude […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Manage Stress for Moms

Mom stress is something that’s different from non-mom stress in so many ways. It’s constant, it never ends, and it definitely doesn’t end even when your kids are all grown up. How to manage stress for moms seems like something most moms would just laugh at. All those beautiful sounding self-care tips about running a bath and lighting a candle are really meant for women without kids. We, moms, know that within 5 minutes of running that bath, all the kids will want to get in, too. Then, they’ll knock over that candle and light your house on fire or […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Part 1: How to Choose a Green Beauty Subscription Box

Are you debating on trying a green beauty subscription box? At this point, there are so many great boxes to choose from that actually choosing which one to try can be daunting! This is part one in a three-part series about green beauty subscription boxes. As an avid subscription box lover, I have been asked over and over again, “Which box do you recommend?” Well, I can’t answer that for you! Instead, let me help you decide which box is right for you and your unique needs and preferences. Make sure you follow along for all three articles as each […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Simple Home Organization Hacks

Home organization doesn’t have to be a daunting task. And there are benefits to be had in a home where you feel like there’s space around you, no matter the size of the home. An organized and tidy house makes for a comfortable and serene home. It’s not so much that our homes need to be dust-free, minimalistic, and sparkly. It just needs to be somewhat clean (like not sticky or moldy) and things need to be put in its space so that you can live in a pleasant space. You don’t have to do this in one day, but […]

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 […]