Lemonade for a cause

While living in San Diego, I quickly became friends with a gal in my church connect group.  We had a similar love for home decor and an unhealthy passion for Pinterest (hehehe).  We both had growing families, and a shared yearning for the best education possible for our littles.  We’d get together to let the…

Bye bye dairy and gluten

I’ve been dealing with some health issues and after numerous doctor visits with zero solutions, I finally turned to a more holistic route. I visited an acupuncturist and finally feel like I have more answers and a plan of action. One thing we discovered through Iridology was that I have wheat and dairy issues. Womp…

Dry Shampoo

I’ve been on the hunt for quite awhile (almost an entire year) testing different brands of dry shampoo. Sadly, nothing was making the cut.  Either the dry shampoo had massive build-up, smelled odd or just left my hair feeling gross and unmanageable! Ugh!!! Thankfully, Influenster put me on their complimentary trial list for… Wait for…

Oily Mama

Say what?!?!?  Yes, my semi-crunchy self has delved into the world of essential oils.  Why?  I’ve dealt with an array of issues for far too many years, and finally said, “there’s got to be another way.”  Tired of the side-effects and debilitating attributes of many things I was taking, that only worked a handful of the…

Container Tomatoes

Spring is in full bloom, and with that, Spring and Summer gardening.  I love to grow my own fresh, organic tomatoes and basil for caprese salad and my homemade pasta dishes.  I also like to grow them without any pests.  I have a lovely creature who likes to dig up my in-ground plants. Be it a…

Homemade Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin

Laundry detergent for sensitive skin can be pricey.  And, most of the time it doesn’t quite do it’s job of getting clothing thoroughly clean in my opinion.  I’ve experimented with a few different combos of DIY laundry detergent and have finally come up with a great combo that actually works and does’t irritate those of…

Road Trippin’

Summer is just around the corner, and I know many people are preparing to journey out onto the open road.  Recently, we embarked on our third 7 hour (each way) road trip.  Being that this was our third in the last nine months, I think that now qualifies me as a road trip aficionado of…

Oh-Snap!

I wrote earlier this month about the Thirty-One brand, featuring a great utility tote I’ve used daily.  They have many fun and functional bags, totes and bins.  The “Oh-Snap Bin” is a very versatile style they carry in their product line.  It’s perfect for crafting, organizing, extra storage and great for kids rooms.  It can…

Thirty-One

My friend, Devon introduced me to this wonderful company called Thirty-One Thirty-One is a home based direct selling company.  Through its Independent Consultants, Thirty-One offers offers a variety of organizational products for you, your family and your home.  Not only that, Thirty-One believes in celebrating, encouraging and rewarding others for who they are, and they…

Co-washing

What is co-washing? Co-washing is all the rage in hair care right now, but what does it even mean?  “Co-washing” is the abbreviated term for “conditioner washing,” which is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a method of cleansing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Originally, it was intended for use by those with naturally…