Sharing My Easter Traditions With My Kids

Sharing My Easter Traditions with My Kids

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Growing up Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. Not for all the treats but for the time we got to always spend with family. For us, Easter was always about making the most of the time we had with family and celebrating the real reason for Easter. These are my reasons for sharing my Easter traditions with my kids.

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Go Wild for Sustainably Caught Fish

 

Go Wild for Sustainably Caught Fish

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Growing up in Florida you become a bit of a seafood snob. When you’re able to catch it yourself, you know how good fresh fish tastes.  Of course, this isn’t an option for everyone, which is why most fish is bought in-store. In recent years, however, many types of seafood have been overfished or produced in farms. This can compromise both flavor, quality, and the underwater ecosystem. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to when you choose to purchase wild, sustainably caught fish.

One brand on such a mission is Wild Planet.  All of their products are sustainably caught. This means they don’t overfish the oceans, damage the habitat, or catch juvenile or non-targeted species. It’s a philosophy I fully support.

It aligns with the habits I was taught as a kid. Every time we went out on the boat, my parents always made sure we respected the water and the beings living below the surface.  We never caught more than we could eat. If the seafood was too small or not in season, we always returned it to the ocean. Though we had to leave a few anchors in the sea when they got stuck, we never considered the water our garbage can.

Sustainably Caught Fish – Skipjack Tuna

Sustainably caught fish - Skip Jack tuna

Wild Planet was kind enough to send me several of their products to try, including their Skipjack Tuna in a pouch. Though I’ve had their canned tuna before, this was the first time I tried the Skipjack pouch. I really enjoy both varieties. You can taste the difference in this sustainably caught fish. It’s like throwing out a line and catching it fresh yourself.

All of Wild Planet’s tuna is 100% pole and line caught in Central or North Pacific Ocean. Allowing the fish to remain in its natural habitat ensures you are getting the freshest fish every time. The skipjack tuna contains no salt and is packed raw without oil, water or fillers. It is then cooked once to help it maintain its rich abundance of DHA and EPA Omega 3’s. Consuming Omega 3’s is good for your mind, body, and soul.

There are lots of ways to enjoy tuna, but one of my favorites is the tuna melt. I like to add a bit of mayo, white pepper, and garlic salt to my tuna. This is followed by chopped celery and carrots. I then place the mixture on my favorite sprouted bread and top it off with cheddar cheese. In this case, I used vegan cheddar cheese.

Wild Sardines and Mackerel

Sustainably caught fish - wild sardines and mackerel

Wild Planet was also kind enough to send me their sustainably caught Wild Mackerel and Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Just like the tuna, both of these skinless and boneless fillets are delicious. This variety features very simple ingredients, hand-fillet fresh fish, organic olive oil and sea salt.

These Atlantic Ocean sardines and mackerels are fished using purse seine methods. This sustainable method targets only the desired species. It also helps to eliminate catching fish you don’t want and doesn’t damage the ecosystem.

Wild Planet’s sardines and mackerels are rich in protein and EPA/DHA Omega 3s. I like to add them to salads for that extra punch of protein and salty, smokiness. I find them especially tasty in Caesar salad. They complement the creamy dressing perfectly. Mackerel also works well as a tuna substitute, while sardines are a great addition to your favorite bruschetta recipe.

So next time you’re craving some seafood, consider picking up the sustainably caught fish varieties from Wild Planet. You’ll not only taste the difference, but you’ll also be supporting a more eco-conscious brand.

What’s your favorite way to eat tuna? Have you tried canned sardines or mackerel?

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A Cruelty-Free Brand People Should Know About

The Organic Skin Co. Products Opened
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One of my big beauty and skin care goals for 2019 is to use more cruelty-free brands. My long-term goals are to go organic and vegan. I recently had the opportunity to kick my 2019 goal into gear by testing out some beauty products from The Organic Skin Co.

About The Organic Skin Co.

“Ethics are important to us. We want you to be clear about what ingredients we put in our products, and we want you to know that we’re doing the right thing by you and by our planet. Here’s a look at all the little things we do to give you peace of mind.”

The Organic Skin Co. is certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan.

Face Products

Set to Impress Pressed Powder in Moonlit ($56) – This is a great setting powder that has a slight tint to it. When swatching I thought it was going to go on the skin darker, but it doesn’t. For me, that’s a great thing. While translucent powders are great, I do like a little color to them. I don’t typically have a ton of shine during the winter months, but this works great at controlling the shine, even when I’m not wearing any foundation.

Set to Impress Pressed Powder Top of Packaging

Set to Impress Pressed Powder Opened

Set to Impress Pressed Powder

Set to Impress Pressed Powder Swatched

Lip Products

All About the Gloss in Mist ($30) – This by far one of my favorite lip glosses that I’ve worn in a long time. It’s perfect for every day, it’s comfortable to wear, doesn’t have a strong odor, and it’s just an all-around great product. I still recommend wearing a lip balm under if you have dry lips, but it’s still an excellent gloss.

All About the Gloss opened

All About the Gloss applicator up close

Lip Service in Ruby Red ($34.50) – This is a neutral red lipstick that works as an everyday color. Even if you’re like me and don’t typically wear red lipsticks, this is a natural red to wear! It’s moisturizing, goes on smoothly, and does last a good couple of hours before having to re-apply.

Lip Service lipstick side view

Lip Service lipstick front view

About the Gloss and Lip Service Packaging

About the Gloss and Lip Service Swatched

Eyes

Black Lash in Black ($40) – This isn’t going to give you the look of false lashes. It’s necessary to point this out right away. However, this is still an excellent mascara for work or school.

Black Lash Mascara opened

Black Lash Mascara wand up close

The Eyes Have It in Day Dreamer and Misty ($36) – I’ve been on a natural eye makeup look, and even started using cream eye shadows. So of course, I had to test out two of the brands cream shadows: Day Dreamer and Misty. Misty is a muted taupe and Day Dreamer is a medium brown. Both are great to throw on, apply some eyeliner, mascara, and you’re good to go!

The Eyes Have It Packaging

The Eyes Have It Opened Aerial View

Overall Thoughts

If you want a cruelty-free and vegan brand, I can’t say enough about The Organic Skin Co. Everything I’ve tried is great! I already have a cart full of products that I can’t wait to order and try out!

Unexpected Natural Beauty To Try

I didn’t start looking into natural beauty products until after I had my son. I was a stay at home mom for the first time. I had a lot of time to discover and read more on beauty products. I found a new home business that sold mineral makeup! After that, I knew I had to try more natural products! I am so excited to introduce you to a few unexpected natural beauty to try!

Unexpected Natural Beauty To Try

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Make Your New House Feel Like Home

Make your house feel like home by adding warmth and comfort with e-cloth, Goose Creek Candles, and White Terry. When we moved into our home, we only had clothes and stuff packed in plastic bins. We didn’t have a whole lot. Making a place feel like home is pretty fun and rewarding because it’s yours!

Make Your New House Feel Like Home

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Cooking Made Easy With Non-Stick Cookware

Cooking Made Easy With Non-Stick Cookware from Copper Chef

Cooking Made Easy With Non-Stick Cookware

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I’ve been a long time admirer of the Copper Chef brand. I used to watch QVC and loved watching the Copper Chef presentations throughout the day! Each time, I wanted to buy the products because I was learning so much about what I could make with the cookware!

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6 Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air

As a single mom, I find myself feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders. I do my best to keep a positive outlook. Houseplants can help de-stress and bring joy to your home too! Let’s take a closer look!

6 Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air

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For some reason, plants always catch my eye whether in public or in someone’s home. Since we moved into our own home, I love rearranging my plants, rotating them towards the sun, and even moving my plants to different rooms. I also enjoy keeping their foliage clean and dust free. I don’t use any products to keep their leaves shiny. If my houseplants are dusty or dirty, I just splash some water on them for a little shower.

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Choose The Right Oil Diffuser For You

Searching for a natural way to keep your household healthy or boost your mood? Try adding an oil diffuser!

Choose The Right Oil Diffuser For You

My first experience using an oil diffuser was an eye-opener! I loved using it. I kept it near me wherever I was in the house! At night, I would keep it on my nightstand and turn it on when I went to bed. It was so much fun trying the different essential oils!

We are so excited to share our tips on how to choose the right oil diffuser for you!

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Affordable Mattress In A Box With tulo Mattress

A new beginning with a new home with tulo Mattress

Affordable Mattress In A Box With tulo Mattress

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This month, my son and I started our new chapter in a new home. Knowing we had to move, I wanted new mattresses and found tulo. I knew I wanted a memory foam mattress that was affordable, easy to set up, CertiPur-US certified, Made in the USA, and breathable! I’ve tried other brands of memory foam mattresses and the last one I had, it was so hot!

Are you looking for an affordable mattress? See what we think of the tulo mattress!

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Last Minute Gift For The Dapper Dude

 

Last Minute Gift For The Dapper Dude

 

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When it comes to the holidays, my husband finds great value in trying to look his best. There are company Christmas parties, dinners with family, Christmas shopping date nights, and Holiday church services…. [read more]