Five Ways to Introduce Natural Products into your Home

Five Ways to Introduce Natural Products into your Home

Five Ways to Introduce Natural Products into your Home

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I’ve mentioned many times in my previous posts that I’m on a journey to replace all of my most used household items with natural products. Right now, I have successfully switched my home essentials to total plant-based cleaning products! I wanted to share some of my success with you guys and, hopefully, inspire you to swap natural and organic products for your current home routine!

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Finally Charcoal Toothpaste from a Well-known Brand

Colgate Essentials with Charcoal

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It feels like Colgate has been around forever. I remember using the fruity sparkle toothpaste as a child and even my children now use the same flavored toothpaste from Colgate. I have recently seen an increase in the trend of using activated charcoal to not only clean skin but also for brushing one’s teeth. I have also noticed all of the emerging brands of said charcoal toothpaste and have been hesitant about picking the best one to go with. Now, I don’t have to. Tried and true, Colgate has released their Colgate Essentials with CHARCOAL.

You know what makes this release even better? The fact that the Colgate Toothbrush included with your Colgate Essentials with Charcoal toothpaste also has charcoal in its bristles to make sure you are getting the best clean possible. There’s also no mess with using the Colgate Essentials with Charcoal. The charcoal is already in the toothpaste as well as cleverly mixed with the bristles so now puffs of black powder all over you and your clean bathroom! That’s a huge win in my book.

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Gift Giving For The Person That’s Difficult To Shop For

Gift Giving For The Person That's Difficult To Shop For

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The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means gift giving! For me, I enjoy finding gifts my family and friends will love. I think it’s really  fun to see the smiles on their faces…. [read more]

Take Time For Wellness

Take Time For Wellness with four unique products

Take Time For Wellness

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I used to walk every morning during the week after putting my son on the bus. However, with the Camp Fire burning for weeks now in Northern California, our skies have been smokey, grey, and orange! It’s too unhealthy to be outside right now, so I’ve been trying to stay indoors as much as possible.

Instead, I’ve been using my oil diffuser, essential oils, and a salt lamp to help clean and purify the air. I also have several houseplants around the home, so they are helping to purify our air. Lastly, I just bought another air purifier to really keep our air clean and fresh.

It’s important to take time for wellness for your own wellbeing.

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Gift Whimsy and Goodness for Children this Year

HandCrafted Music Boxes that are Perfect for the Holidays

music box

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My daughter is really hard to buy for. Whether it’s Christmas, her birthday, or the Easter Bunny is planning a surprise; I have the hardest time trying to find her a gift that has quality and meaning. She’s an only child and my parent’s first grandchild to say she is spoiled is quite the understatement. Her playroom is PACKED to the brim with baby dolls, plushies, and Barbies. I’m getting the search started for Christmas presents from Santa and this year I wanted something meaningful that would last for several years and she would not grow out of.

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Help Santa remember Treats your Furry Friends this Year

Help Santa remember Treats your Furry Friends this Year!

dog treats

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Our pets are treated as children and a huge part of our family. Currently, we have a Jack Russel named Sophie and a kitten named Trisha. I am unashamed to say that they both get wrapped presents from Santa and they both have a stocking on our fireplace. Sometimes, though, I have a hard time finding treats with natural ingredients to benefit their health. Personally, I have taken to using Hemp Oil and CBD Oil as natural alternatives to prescription medication and chemical packed salves. I wanted to incorporate this into my dog’s health as she has terrible allergies and itchy skin.

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Slim Down On Your Time

Ready to Slim Down On Your Time? Check out our favorite tips!

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I am working to slim down. I know I’ve slacked the last few weeks and haven’t been able to go for my morning walk! There are also times when I don’t have the energy or time to work out. With that, I am still trying to be healthy and eat well! I aim to drink plenty of water too!

Are you looking to slim down on your time? We have four easy tips to get started!

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Celebrate the Season with these Special Holiday Wines

Celebrate the Season with these Special Holiday Wines

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The holiday season is officially here. It’s time to get ready to shop, cook, bake, wrap presents, decorate, entertain, and party hop. And let’s not forget the traffic and crowds, delayed flights, crazy weather, and even crazier family. Is your head spinning yet? Never fear because we’re making celebrating the season easier with our top picks for special holiday wines.

Special Holiday Wines – FitVine

There’s a lot of eating going on during the holidays. It’s a real calorie fest, especially when you include those holiday beverages. Enter FitVine and their selection of guilt-free wines.  With their proprietary extended fermentation process, FitVine creates flavor rich wines low in calories, sulfites, sugar, and carbs. Hence their slogan, “We crush grapes, you crush life.”

The brand was kind enough to send me two of their seasonal offerings; Limited Edition Holiday Red Blend and Prosecco. These special holiday wines are ideal for lovers of red and white, sweet and dry.

Special Holiday Wines_FitVine Holiday Red

The Limited Edition Holiday Red features a blend of decadent black fruits, dark raspberry, and a touch of chocolate. It has a nice full body that isn’t too heavy or overpowering. It also only contains .01 grams of sugar, 120 calories, and 3.5 grams of carbs (based on 5 oz glass).

I find it to be very light and smooth, which is due to its ultra-refined tannins. FitVine’s Holiday Red is one of those unique reds you can drink by itself or pair with a variety of foods. It would make for a nice hostess gift, or as an offering at your holiday party, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas table.

Special Holiday Wines_FitVine Prosecco

If you’re looking for something a little sweeter or with some bubbly, you’ll love FitVine’s Prosecco. With its notes of apple, pear, citrus, and tropical flowers, this Prosecco has a light, clean, and refreshing flavor. It also is comes in at 92 calories, .7 grams of sugar and 3.0 grams of carbs (based on 5 oz glass).

As you can see by my picture, I added some strawberries to my flute glass for added flavor and color. You could also add your own berry of choice or perhaps a few slices of pear or apple to make it feel even more festive. Prosecco is a great option to champagne. It works well as a dessert wine, one its own, or as a nice complement to your holiday brunch offerings. Can someone say, Holiday Bellini or Mimosa?

Give Back with Cashmere Black

Next up we have a wine whose name and label caught my eye. Am I the only one who picks wines simply based on the label design, description or even the wine name? In the case of Cline Cellars Cashmere Black, it was hard to resist all of the above. Not to mention, I’m a huge fan of blends.

Special Holiday Wines_Cashmere Black

What truly garnered my attention the most, besides the blend of varietals, was the fact that Cline Cellars is a supporter of important causes. To date, they have donated over $330k to charitable organizations. I was also pleased to learn that this winery has been sustainably farmed and family owned since 1982. It’s nice knowing the bottle I’m enjoying was made without causing damage to the environment where the grapes are grown.

You can truly taste their efforts in Cashmere Black. As far as holiday wines go, Cashmere Black is the ideal. Its full-bodied flavor comes from a blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Carignane, and Alicante Bouschet. It’s like drinking a rich mashup of blueberry, plum, violet, cherry, vanilla, and coffee, with an oaky finish. Basically, Cashmere Black is heaven in a glass. It’s the perfect end to a long day of holiday shopping, or the quintessential beverage to enjoy alongside your holiday turkey with all the trimmings.

So when it comes time to choose your special holiday wines, consider FitVine’s Holiday Red Blend and Prosecco, as well as  Cashmere Black from Cline Cellars. They’ll make you want to clink your glasses in celebration of their rich flavor, low calories, and sustainable creation.

What is your favorite holiday drink? Which special holiday wines would you want to try?

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Fashion Staples For Cool Weather

Fashion Staples For Cool Weather

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Crisp morning air blowing through my hair as I walk outside. This is my favorite time of year. The chill in the air, the leaves falling around me. I think it is the most magical time of year, all the colors of the earth surrounding me. approaches  

Fashion staples for cool weather!

 

Elle Bomber Jacket

Bomber Jacket

For me one of the most important fashion staples is an amazing looking coat. Bomber Jackets are a staple of any era, bringing classic and classy together all in one. The Elle Classic Bomber is perfect for all needs. With deep double pockets, you don’t have to worry about not having anywhere to put all your most needed items. I have this problem with a lot of jackets is never having enough pocket room. Why do ladies clothes have so many issues putting enough pockets on their items, but with this you don’t have to worry. With a sleek black finish, this jacket goes with any outfit. For me, I’m not the skinniest person and the way this jacket is cut it helps hide those unwanted flaws.  An Elle Classic Bomber jacket is the perfect cool weather item, make sure to get one of your own.

Azura Gold

Santa Raindeer Ring

What is the next of the fashion staples you need to accent your cool weather look? For me it is about the little things, it is the jewelry that sets that look off. My favorite type of jewelry is gold, there is just something about it that is delicate and simple. Now Azura Jewelry has the perfect Santa Claus Reindeer Ring to spice up your cool weather look. I have tiny hands and one problem that I often have is rings tend to be to big for my fingers and look bulky but the design of this ring is sleek and dainty. This beautiful 18K yellow gold ring ( with a silver base ) is the perfect little glint of gold to bring your look all together. Did you know Reindeer symbolizes a companion for the journey of a lifetime and encourages you to unfold your inner strength.This ring would be perfect for a special thinking of you gift or a Christmas present.  Azura Jewelry is created for confident and fearless woman with a growth mindset, empowering them to create positive changes in their lives and for those around them, if you’re interested in finding out more about the company click here. If you want to add one of these beautiful rings to your collection be sure to visit here or check them out on Facebook.

What are some of your favorite fashion staples for cool weather?

Don’t Forget Santa’s Milk and Cookies This Christmas

Don't Forget Santa's Milk and Cookies This Christmas

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For as long as I can remember, leaving out milk and cookies for Santa has been the tradition my family has followed. Of course, we leave our Rudolph and his pals carrots as well because who would deliver Santa’s gifts from the North Pole without them?

I have to admit that baking homemade cookies just isn’t my thing. I have tried time and time again to bake them but they NEVER come out like the magazines. Burnt, too hard, undercooked, the wrong shape and about every other worst case scenario is the luck I have when it comes to baking cookies. Now they don’t have to. With Giorgio Cookie Company, I can order my picture perfect cookies ahead of time and avoid the hassle entirely. Santa doesn’t want burnt cookies after all.

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