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updates to my natural beauty routine

February 25, 2015

Last year I wrote a long post about all the natural personal care products that I use. Recently I’ve made a few changes and wanted to share those with you. I still stand by all the products in my original post, and if a change is not mentioned, I still use them. Face The only change I’ve made to my facial care is that I’m now using handmade body butter as a moisturizer at night, and in the morning too if I feel extra dry (which is often, during the winter). I also started using a tinted moisturizer during the day, but I consider it more of a makeup item. Makeup My skin has been too dry recently to use powder…
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thirty-three

February 5, 2015

Today is my birthday! I am 33. I love the number 3 so I just know this is going to be a good year. And Meredith is excited because she thinks I’m the same age as her. ;) I wanted to do a fun post to commemorate the day. There isn’t anything special going on because I have to work and am going to Bible study tonight; and in fact, it was a terrible morning, the worst in recent memory and I already cried once (ah parenthood!), but I am trying to move past that. Last weekend we went out to eat at Cheesecake Factory with my family, my work had a birthday lunch for me yesterday with cake, and…
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i love : art prints from minted

December 13, 2014

A little while back I heard artist Emily Jeffords interviewed on the Elise Gets Crafty podcast, and later when I looked her up I immediately fell in love with her abstract landscape art. I truly appreciate original art, but I don’t have any of it in my home because right now my money is being spent on things like daycare. But anyway, as much as I would love to own one of Emily’s original pieces, I at least added a print of hers to my Christmas wish list. “Grace in the Winds” by Emily Jeffords Emily is one of many independent artists that partners with Minted to offer their prints. As I was browsing their website to choose which one of Emily’s…
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favorite things giveaway blog hop! (closed)

December 3, 2014

As a thank you to our readers and in celebration of the season for giving, I’m happy to be joining with a bunch of other bloggers to give away a bundle of my favorite things. Each of us put together our own gifts, so once you’re done here be sure to visit their blogs and enter for a chance to win there too. Here is what I’m giving away: One of my favorite books, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout A reusable coffee cup And a reusable handmade coffee sleeve for when you forget the cup at home Amazing handmade bar soap from a local company, in my favorite vanilla orange scent Two sets of alphabet stamps (upper and lower case) The…
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recent podcast favorites

October 16, 2014

Over a year ago I wrote about some of my favorite podcasts. Since then I’ve added a bunch more to my listening queue and wanted to share some new favorites. From the original list, I still listen to (and love): >Joy the Baker >Book Riot >The Art of Simple (formerly Simple Mom) Now some recent favorites: >Elise Gets Crafty: One of my favorite bloggers started a weekly podcast about blogging, small business, inspiration, motivation, and creativity. Even if you don’t have a blog or small business, it’s pretty interesting to hear how all that works. >Books on the Nightstand: This is the personal project of two employees of Random House so they have plenty of insider knowledge. They usually talk…
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