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Luxe Organix Hydrating Styling Cream

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Beauty regimens are such a pain in my ass. My skin is finicky and my hair is unruly. While my mother always told me I was beautiful, in all her bias, I struggled to maintain and or work at what was considered “beautiful.” Now that I am older I am appreciating being more natural in my beauty regimen, less is more. I am doing my hair less and going bare faced more, something I thought I would never do with my look or routine. Especially since I have unruly hair, but I found using the Luxe Organix hydrating styling cream to be an awesome addition to my beauty arsenal. [click to continue…]

52 Weeks to Toxin Free DIY Facial Toner

DIY facial toner

Our skin is the most vulnerable and the most absorbent to toxins. We take for granted that our skin is porous and acts as a sponge to all environmental factors. Consider your daily beauty routine: lotions, toothpastes, moisturizers, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toners, foundation, the list can go on with toxic products. An area I have had major concern with regard to toxins is my skin; I have extremely sensitive skin and when your skin acts like a sponge is absorbs everything. My skin and body exhibited the greatest difference when I began to incorporate my DIY toxin free products in my daily beauty and personal care regimen. So for fresh, luminous, toxin free skin I researched some alternatives to my beauty routine and found an amazing DIY facial toner. [click to continue…]

Love Doesn’t Flow Up


Events in our lives, such as the death of a loved one, can seem to bring about great reflection regarding life. We often reflect in a rear facing manner on the “could have,” “should have,” and “would have” in relation to the loss of our loved one but never about the can and will be of the future. The loss of my maternal grandfather resulted in one of many talks The Chad and I have had over the years about our upbringings, our great similarities and triumphant differences. What we found in our discussion regarding family is that love doesn’t flow up. With that idea we both vowed to intentionally raise our children a bit differently, giving them what we did not have in our lives, in our relationships, fulfilling our needs and those of our children. Many parents say they will raise their children different from their parents methods, however they fall short to parenting by default, parenting by what was learned. [click to continue…]

Christina Banner How to Build a Gingerbread House


Christina Banner is a beautiful Cake and Gingerbread Artist. Gingerbread making isn’t just for Christmas, it is a delicious art form that can be celebrated year around. One of Christina’s recent projects are Earth Day Cookies. These beautiful cookies are perfect for celebrating year round but most particularly on Earth Day when we are all reminded to leave a kinder and gentler carbon footprint. [click to continue…]

Chapul Cricket Bars and Flour

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Expanding on sustainable food sources has been the greatest advancement and leap for food producers and brands over the last 10 years. As the worlds population continues to grow as well as urban development, food makers are looking for ways to capitalize on the same nutritional levels we need to survive with a minimal impact on land and resources. What consumers did not expect is one of the resources could be the most pesky, yet delicious. Chapul capitalized on the idea for sustainable food sources through their international adventures; the delicacy of sauteed crickets around the world resulted in the next big food revolution. Thus Chapul Cricket Bars and Flour were born. [click to continue…]

Scrubba Wash Bag

Scrubba Wash bag

Laundry is the bane to our existence. Having clean clothes can be a challenge when you have a busy life, are on the go or find yourself like our family, enjoying the great outdoors. Washing machines are not in the highest demand at the gym or the woods if you find yourself camping, however, situations present themselves where you need access to clean clothes and you don’t have access to a washer. The Scrubba Wash Bag is the most convenient and green solution for clean clothes on the go! [click to continue…]

Estimating Remodeling Costs

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Unless you know a good bit about remodeling, you want to get an estimate from a contractor to see where you stand with the price of the supplies that you need and the time that it will take to complete the job. It’s best to find a few different companies so that you can find estimates from local contractors today before the best contractors get their schedules filled. [click to continue…]

Save More with Groupon Coupons

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed are my own.
When my twins were born eight years ago our financial world was turned on its axis. Adding two additional people to our family increased our monthly outgo significantly so The Chad and I sought new and inventive ways to make every penny count and stretch our spending dollars. We knew that Groupon offered tremendous savings with merchants for various services, but what we did not know about is Groupon Coupons and savings for everyday items. [click to continue…]

52 Weeks to Toxin Free DIY Homemade Lotion Bars

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For the past eight years I have been making homemade soap for our family that is free of conventional chemicals, dyes and perfumes. I had not yet learned to make DIY homemade lotion so I opted to start learning to make soap first. Living in the arid Arizona climate can be brutal to your skin; hard water, 350 some odd days of sunshine creating the beautiful dry climate can also make your skin dry. Showering should not make the situation any worse, yet I have found that commercial soaps and lotions often leave my skin feeling less than hydrated. So this year while tackling fears, I decided to find a way to make DIY homemade lotion for my family and the recipe I found required some adjustments for our sensitive and dry skin. [click to continue…]

Thread Lab Mens Subscription for Fashion


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ThreadLab is creating the most convenient and customer-friendly clothing service available to man. Clothing should fit the first time you try it on. Finding new clothing that makes you look and feel great should be easy. They are using technology to solve these problems and make your life easier. [click to continue…]