Choose Sustainable Organic Cotton

Choose Sustainable Organic Cotton with prAna

Choose Sustainable Organic Cotton

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I love wearing cute and stylish clothing. As a single mom, I like to treat myself to new clothes every so often! I especially enjoy selecting sustainable organic cotton fashion if at all possible. I already try to buy organic foods as much as possible, so it only makes sense to choose organic cotton!

When you shop with prAna, they make it easy to choose sustainable organic cotton pieces!

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Four Healthy Snacks to Add to Your Back to School Stash

Four Healthy Snacks to Add to Your Back to School Stash

Four Healthy Snacks to Add to Your Back to School Stash

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It’s that time again!

Back to school

We have counted down the days all summer long for this. Some for the sanity of a silent home and others because their children genuinely love school. Either way, I have compiled a list of 4 healthy snacks to add to your grab and go stash for back to school.

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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]

Spring Into Healthier Hair And Skin

Spring Into Healthier Hair And Skin - Love This Hair Toxin-Free Hair Care & Dermal Restoration Daily Restorative Cream

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The calendar insists that Spring is right around the corner. I’m not sure I believe it because the weather has been so crazy lately. Seriously, we’ve gone from heavy rain to 60 degrees with clear and sunny skies to several inches of snowfall — all in the span of about a week. Typical Kentucky weather — Mother Nature does love to keep us on our toes!

Caring for the health of our skin and hair (especially during these coldest, bleakest months of the year) can be a challenge. It’s not only just the actual physical act of using products that help keep our hair and skin looking its best, it’s also the mental motivation to do so that can seem in short supply. As we look forward to the transition of the seasons to warmer, milder weather I’m using Love This­® Hair Toxin-Free Hair Care and Dermal Restoration products to prepare for when I must shed my hooded jackets and don shorter sleeved, more open-necked shirts. [read more]

The Journey To Reclaim My Health

 

The Journey To Reclaim My Health - Cuffits - Your Super Foods - Ology Essentials - PRO EM-1 Probiotics - Tu'el Balancing Act Essential Oil

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2017 was a big year of transition for our family! I finished school and started work in the field of my certification. This meant leaving work in the legal field and transitioning into public education. It’s been a change that I was nervous about at first, but I’m so happy I did it. I love being a teacher and working for our local school district. It’s been a real adventure to work with such incredible kids! Nothing is more difficult, but so rewarding!… [read more]

Creating And Canning Seasonal Flavors

Creating And Canning Seasonal Flavors-Ball Collection Elite Sharing Mason Jars-Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee

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Canning jars can be used for many purposes: to can and store foods, to combine ingredients to create meals, salad dressings, or marinades; as serving containers; and to store and organize any number of small household goods such as buttons, pens and pencils, spices and oils. The uses are just about endless and are only limited within the bounds of your imagination.

I enjoy making jams and jellies as well as canning pickles, so these are the ways I most often use canning jars. But, I also have one that I keep spools of thread and sewing needles in for quick access to materials to mend garments and stuffed animals that develop holes with repeated use.

Ball Collection Elite Design Series Sharing Mason Jars

Canning jars make great gift receptacles for many types of small gifts. Not only do you minimize waste since wrapping paper or gift bags aren’t required, but you can use other small and simple things to dress it up such as ribbon, twine, and/or a gift tag. This minimalist approach allows you to let the gift itself (rather than the wrapping) take center stage. In addition, gift recipients can keep the jar to re-use in their own home in any way that is useful to them.

I’m going to show you two ways that I like to use canning jars utilizing the new Ball® Collection Elite Design Series Sharing Jars. First, I’m going to use one to combine the ingredients to make a delicious fall drink using Mocha Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee. Then, I will illustrate how I use them to make gift-worthy food items, like the Spiced Pear Butter I recently made, that are great gifted on their own or as an item in a larger gift basket to friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances alike…. [read more]

Natural Products For a Better Quality of Life

Natural Products For a Better Quality of Life-Healtop Clear Face Care-Good Earth Organic Tea

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I believe that when we take care of our bodies, we are repaid with a better quality of life. That’s why it is crucial to use and consume products that are natural, organic, and wholesome…. [read more]

Personal Wellness With A Side Of Cool, Please

Personal Wellness With A Side Of Cool, Please - MONQ Therapeutic Air Personal Aromatherapy Diffuser-SPA50CA 10,000 LUX* Full Spectrum Portable Energy Light by PureGuardian

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Personal wellness is increasingly becoming a hotter topic for many people. Clean eating, essential oils, products made with natural ingredients, decreasing your carbon footprint, eco-friendly manufacturing, solar power, green energy … it can get dizzying trying to keep up with all the newest topics for living healthier.

I like simple, easy. Some may call that lazy, but I think that if something that’s supposed to be healthy stresses me out that’s not worth the trade-off to me. Two simple products that are making a positive impact for me (without adding dreaded stress) are MONQ® Therapeutic Air® Personal Aromatherapy Diffusers and the Guardian Technologies Energy Light…. [read more]

3 Ways To Daily Detox On A Budget

Daily Detox

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I have found that occasionally we need a little detoxing. Our bodies and minds are stressed and overworked. The average American eats a lot of garbage we probably shouldn’t. We also tend not to be as mobile as we should be.

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Everything Apple Extends To Your Beauty Routine

Everything Apple Extends To Your Beauty Routine - Apple Infused Beauty-G. M. Collins-The Mane Choice-Jane Iredale-Hydropeptide Cleansing Gel-Juice Beauty

Beauty Brite DisclosureI have a fondness for apples. They’re one of my favorite snack foods. I use them in jams and jellies and as fun, unexpected ingredients in recipes. And candles? Don’t even get me started on that subject. I’m a bona fide candle freak! I love tropical, forest and fruit scents alike — and apple scented candles are right up there near the top of my wish list all the time.

I have apple-scented lotions that I love to use to help with my dry skin, apple-scented body washes, and have purchased shampoo and conditioners that feature this sweet fruit scent, as well. But, these beauty staples aren’t the only ones that make excellent use of apple extracts. Read on to learn about a few new apple-scented beauty finds I’ve discovered!… [read more]