Self-Care Is Totally Worth Your Time

Self-Care Is Totally Worth Your Time--Shir Organics-NaturaBrasil-Nature Lab Tokyo

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Personal care is important, not because it’s trendy but because we all are worth caring for, all of the time. In the hustle and bustle of daily life with all the exterior demands on our time and attention that being a woman entails it can be very easy to forget that. We often put everything and everyone else above ourselves in terms of importance, don’t we? Especially women, who care for everyone else — their parents, spouses, children, and friends — before giving their own needs more than a passing thought.

I’m certainly guilty of this passive and unthinking form of self-neglect at times. I mean, I apply sunscreen if I’m going to be out in the sun for long enough that I might get a sunburn. I apply lotion to my hands and arms pretty regularly. Though that’s mostly because my hands can get pretty rough from constantly washing them as I go through the average day during cleaning, meal prep, and caring for our various animals. I can’t even remember the last time I treated myself to something as simple as a hair cut, it’s probably been a year or more I’m sure.

There are a lot of different kinds of personal care products on the market to choose from. Products that address areas from skin care to hair care, internal health to physical fitness. Some are clearly better than others, but a large majority of what’s available is all very good and it can be a difficult task to weed through all of the advertising and information to make a choice about which brands to use.

The easiest area of personal care to address, I think, is taking care of one’s exterior, what others see when they look at us. That being our skin and hair. I mean, we all bathe and at least occasionally use nourishing bath products and perhaps apply body lotion afterward. These areas are where I’ve tried quite a few different products to support skin and hair care.

So, today I will be sharing the three most recent brands that I’ve been using and my thoughts on them. Since there are so many brands to choose from, it’s sometimes fun to share those that you might not find on the shelves of every pharmacy or mass merchandise retailer. Don’t you think?

And since I especially like trying new natural/organic products for personal care those will be what I share with you today. Brands you may not have heard of before like NaturaBrasil, Shira Esthetics, and NatureLab Tokyo. I hope you enjoy your introduction to these brands of skin and hair care and that you put yourself first and decide to try one (or more) of them for yourself. You deserve it! [read more]

Favorite Summertime Grilling Products

Favorite Summertime Grilling Products-Cameron's BBQ Grilling Pans-Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke Barbeque Rubs

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So, summertime in the South is in full force. The kids are out of school, my son (a recent high school graduate) is looking for his first job and getting ready to attend community college, and  my husband is puttering around the yard placing bird feeders and deer licks and grilling like a fool! Plenty of family events (and family drama), too, recently. LOL

It’s soooo hot and it’s been pretty stormy so far this year, but it would take a lot more than that to stop us from grilling out and enjoying our yard and covered deck. Cameron’s Products offer some really great grilling products that our family are enjoying this season.

Cameron's BBQ Grilling Pans and Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke Barbeque Rubs

My husband is the resident griller. I limit myself to using the George Foreman indoor countertop grill because I’m not going to be the one to mess up the outdoor grill. No Thank You!!! He really likes the Cameron’s Barbeque Grilling Pans because sometimes he likes to sauté peppers and onions alongside the beef or chicken, other times corn on the cob or potatoes. [read more]

Strengthen Your Hair In 3 Easy Steps

Strengthen Your Hair In 3 Easy Steps

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I noticed that when I don’t eat as healthy as I should, my hair tends to suffer. I experience hair loss and breakage. I am pretty rough with my hair when it comes to combing through it after showering. It mostly has to do with my diet.

That’s why I am so excited to share how to strengthen your hair in 3 easy steps!

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Baby Products to Fit Every Need

Baby Products To Fit Every Need

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As the mom of four little ones age six and under, I’m always looking for baby products that will fit the needs of all my children.  I look for items that will be gentle on their skin but also keep them feeling safe and comfy.  With that being said, I always have a hard time finding products that work for my six-year-old because she has such severe eczema and anything with a lot of chemicals and additives really irritates her skin. We finally have a product that is gentle in all ways and keeps her protected.

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Summer Truffle Flavors Are Scrumptious

What Is A Truffle

Is a truffle a MUSHROOM or CHOCOLATE?  Good question and the answer is both!  Now yes the truffle is well known in the culinary world has a mushroom, but we are not going to be talking about that kind of truffle today. Ever wondered where do truffles get their name from? Well, the word “truffle” comes from a Latin word meaning “Lump.” Truffles are lumps of goodness that is for sure! Truffles are made from a dough- not just chocolate which I didn’t know.

I’ve only eaten chocolate truffles in the past but Fanca Rebecci truffles opened my eyes to all kinds of flavors, amazing summer treats.

Summer Truffle Flavors Are Scrumptious

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Have We Found The Perfect Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin?

DemaE Sunscreen for sensitive skin
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As someone who has extremely sensitive skin, finding makeup and skincare products is sometimes a frustrating nightmare. Finding sunscreen for sensitive skin is even worse! I’m either allergic to the ingredients or my skin is just too sensitive to use it. One product I’ve been on the hunt for is an SPF that’s actually going to work for me. And I think I’ve found what I’ve been looking for in Derma-E.

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My Journey To Wellness

My Journey to Wellness -- Plexus Wheel - Gurunanda Essential Oils

 

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I’m going to be honest with you. Swimsuit season completely snuck up on me this year. After I’d bought our family’s membership to the local water park, I realized in horror that my body was totally unprepared.

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Walking Essentials For Any Lifestyle

Walking Essentials For Any Lifestyle

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For the last few months, I’ve been making the effort to go for a morning walk right after I put my son on the bus. I am enjoying the beautiful weather, fresh air, and the great feeling after walking. I like to walk for the low impact health and fitness benefits.

Are you ready for our guide to walking essentials for any lifestyle?

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Refresh Your Beauty With A Clean Routine

Refresh Your Beauty With A Clean Routine

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I am always on the hunt for beauty products that I can feel confident using. I am very aware of what I put on my skin and always look at the ingredients. These days, I can be picky with what brands and products to try! I prefer natural, organic, cruelty-free, and even vegan if possible.

Are you looking to refresh your beauty with a clean routine? We have a few products to share with you!

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Style Yourself Chic For Summer

Style Yourself Chic For Summer

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This is my first summer back in California in a very long time. This is also my son’s very first summer living in California! With that, I find myself always wearing sunglasses when the sun is out! I want to get a pair of sunglasses for my son as well. He knows to put them on when we’re in the car.

Are you ready to style yourself chic for summer? We are so excited to share our favorite finds!

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