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Six Reasons I Don’t Buy Hand Sanitizer

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So, a new report out this week demonizes hand santizer. And, I can’t say I’m surprised. I’ve avoided buying Purell and Germ-X for my family, and hopefully the rest of the world will come around to my point of view. Here’s why I just don’t like the goo my kids refer to as “germ gel”: [...]

Jane Iredale: My *Favorite* Natural Make-Up


My mom is full of good advice, but perhaps the best advice she ever shared is something I rely on everyday: never leave the house without mascara on! I strive to live a simple and natural life, but I think I look about a million times better with at least a quick swipe of mascara, [...]

Homemade Make Up Brush Cleaner


I have a confession to make: I do not clean my make-up brushes as often as I should.  Beauty magazines encourage us to wash them like once a week. Huh?! That just doesn’t happen in my life.  Cleaning make-up brushes tends to fall to the bottom of the priority list, along with cleaning out the [...]

Simple Date Night Hairdo


I’m really having fun with Pinterest.  I check it once a day (usually on my phone while I’m nursing Vivian), and its always a fun pick-me-up.  Like most people, I’ve pinned far more than I can possibly accomplish, so when I actually attempt a pin I’m particularly proud of myself. Chris and I took a [...]

Organic Big Girl Bed! + GIVEAWAY


Shortly before my daughter turned 3, we moved her out of her crib and into a big girl bed.  I must admit that I was a bit anxious about the transition – would she sneak out of bed? would she fall out of bed? would she miss her crib?? To ease her into the idea, [...]

Safe Nail Polish for Fancy Little Girls


For the most part, I’m a fairly no-frills kind of girl.  Yes, I wear make-up every day and I like nice clothes, but my hair is always up in a ponytail and I don’t take the time to accessorize. I’m certainly not as glamorous as my sister Colleen – her outfits are always so chic [...]

Homemade Mother Loves Motherlove

I was recently asked to test out a few products from a company called Motherlove. Making healthy and beauty products from organic and easy to pronounce ingredients, this company aligns with my beliefs on health and wellness, so I enthusiastically agreed to check it out. After testing the products on myself and my babies, I [...]

My Favorite Skin Care Ingredient

In the past few weeks, several people have asked me about what lotion I use. My answer to them is quite simple: none. I used to slather on creams after getting out of the shower, but I found that my skin was always dry. This didn’t seem right to me, so several years ago I [...]

For the Hostess with the Mostess!

Earlier this month, two little parties were thrown in honor of the son I had a week ago (he’s finally here and he’s too lovely for words!). My friends Laura and Michele hosted a “stock the freezer” shower and asked our friends to bring frozen dinners so I don’t have to worry about putting together [...]

A Facial Every Day!

For the past decade or so, my skin has been very tempermental. While I noticed significant improvement when I cut processed foods out of my diet, it wasn’t until I started giving myself a mini facial every morning and night that I started to feel better. I’ve put together a unique routine that seems to [...]

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