• Cooking with Kids & CleverFoodies Scramble Mix-ins

    As a mom of 3 I am always looking for better, more clever, ways to implement healthier and tastier meal options. Over two months ago I sat down with my children and we watched a documentary on sugar…that grainy white stuff that most people go googly-eyed over. They asked so many questions and got so many answers that they actually understood. From that point forward, literally – my oldest tossed the remaining half of a chocolate cake we had after the documentary ended – we’ve been juicing, grilling veggies and grocery shopping with our health in mind ever since.

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  • Natural Skin Care with Zakia’s Morocco Ghassoul Clay

    Disclosure: Product provided for review and compensation on behalf of Zakia’s Morocco. All opinions and photos are my own.

    I love a good clay powder. In my opinion they are one of the most versatile skin care products you can own. Think of it as the foundation or base product for creating custom products to suit your “at the moment” skin care needs. This is my first time using Moroccan Ghassoul Clay – hard to believe considering how much I love trying new things – but it most certainly isn’t going to be my last. First I want to share a little more about what it actually is and what it can be used for. 

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    What is Ghassoul clay?

    Ghassoul – pronounced Rhassoul – is a mineral rich clay found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. When sun-dried and untreated it makes for the most useful of a multitude of skin and body care applications by just adding water and mixing. It also contains a higher content of calcium, magnesium, silica and potassium. It’s 100% natural and that is something I can beauty co-sign on.

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  • DIY Indoor Herb Garden

    So I love having fresh herbs to add daily to our meals at home but I am so chicken when it comes to dealing with spiders and snakes – we have plenty of those here! We buy a lot of our herbs already dried and packaged but there are just some that are best fresh. A DIY indoor herb garden is my solution to all of that problem.

    This entire project cost less than $40 – including the herbs. I thought about planting seeds but I’m usually pretty honest with myself and I love instant gratification when I can get it.

    Herb Garden Metal Tin

    The metal container cost me around $13 from Marshalls. They had so many to choose from so I let my husband pick from about 4 that I really liked. At that point he really couldn’t go wrong and I actually love what he chose. This one had more character with all of the rope detail.

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  • Top Six Spring Beauty Products

     

    It happens every Spring – the air gets a little warmer and my skin gets a little happier and my products get just a bit more fun. I switch up creams for moisturizing sprays and play with mascaras that give my lashes a little more dramatic flare but overall I just like to try something new once in a while to keep things fresh!  So here’s what I’ve got going on so far…

    Swimsuit ready…no appointments necessary

    Schick Hyro Silk Trimstyle

    Fell in love with the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle and don’t care who knows it! This is probably my most favorite new little beauty gadget and can’t believe I almost passed it up in Target a couple of months ago. And it was a pretty good deal going along with using Cartwheel so I ended up saving a few dollars.

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  • Winter Skin Care Routine| Paula’s Choice

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    Winter skin care routine can be a disaster, especially if you don’t follow them, or worse the products that are supposed to be helping are horrific and wreak havoc on your skin. My weakness used to be ultra pretty packaging and chic labels because how could those due you any harm right?!

    I had my first consultation with Monique – a super knowledgeable rep at Paula’s Choice – on a Wednesday, less than a week later I had an arsenal of carefully selected products delivered to my doorstep.

    Skin care routines can be a disaster, especially if you don’t follow them…

    Naturally I used the products the same day I received them and truth be told my skin was due for something new and improved. I received 7 products total and at this point in the beauty game I can’t see myself living without any of them. Or at least maintaining a healthy skin appearance in their absence.

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  • Zen Life | Staying Focused + Relaxed On the Go

    My life is always on the go, I mean always. Both my husband and I work full-time schedules while balancing caring for our 3 young children. We like to make time for everything without overdoing it. And I since I am a bit of a perfectionist at times I can forget that less is more + some days it’s just better to take it nice + slow. Sometimes I need to just focus on a more Zen Life. And these days I benefit from a mental workout more than anything else. So I carry a bit of sanity with me daily using a few good apps that remind me to always stop + smell the roses, even if I’ve only got a few minutes to spare.

     

    Wake Up & Live

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