We all deserve some pampering.

We all deserve some pampering.

The last few weeks have been blessedly busy. And my heart and my brain are so full that I need to start sharing before I explode!

On Sunday, I had the privilege of attending the 2nd Annual BeHealthful Retreat hosted by BalancedBabe.com (and presented by Jewel Osco). It’s taken me a couple days to process all the wonderful-ness that happened, and now I’m ready to give you the highlights from this fantastic experience.

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Let's have REAL-LIFE conversation about beauty products...

Let's have REAL-LIFE conversation about beauty products...

Sometime this last Spring I received an invitation (through EWG) to a party hosted by Beautycounter. Just a few clicks later I knew that Beautycounter was a brand I needed to know more about. Founded out of frustration with the cosmetics industry and the desire to do better, these products are LEGIT. And the company actually puts the health of their customers and the planet first. So I said “why not?” I need to surround myself with more people doing amazing things anyway. So I registered for the free event.

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Morning Routine Makeover Part 4: Oral Care

Morning Routine Makeover Part 4: Oral Care

I have TERRIBLE teeth (payback for all that ‘good skin stuff’, I guess.). Always have. I had at least 6 fillings before I was even out of 6th grade, and one of those took up half the tooth because, well, it fell apart in my mouth. As an adult, I’ve had two root canals, two crowns, another cavity or two, and all of my wisdom teeth removed at once because they were in pretty bad shape. Kris, on the other hand, has perfect teeth. Yay for him.

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Morning Routine Makeover Part 3: Skin Care

Morning Routine Makeover Part 3: Skin Care

This is the part where you get upset with me because I’m one of “those girls.” I was blessed with pretty good skin. I used to NEVER wash my face. And rarely got zits. In fact, the rare occasion of washing my face usually caused the zits. I’m aware of how lucky I am, and give thanks for this almost daily.

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Morning Routine Makeover Part 2: Hair

Morning Routine Makeover Part 2: Hair

Confession time: I’m in my 30s and I still have not cracked the code on my fairly dry, sometimes flat/sometimes frizzy, rapidly-thinning hair. I barely understand what actually works for it and what doesn't. And I seem to lose GOBS of it everytime I wash it (which is a huge part of why I wait as long as possible to do so.) 

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Morning Routine Makeover Part 1: Body Products

Morning Routine Makeover Part 1: Body Products

Welcome to the first installment of the Morning Routine Makeover series! In the first part of this series I’m sharing some of the things I’ve learned about the products we douse our bodies with daily. Then we’ll look at some options for cleaner, friendlier products and DIYs for body wash/soap, lotion, deodorant, and fragrance/perfume.

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Why we should all think twice about our personal care products.

Why we should all think twice about our personal care products.

For the last couple of months, Kris and I have been slowly taking a closer look at our personal care products (let’s call them PCPs). Actually, I have. He’s been mostly doing what I tell him to do, and winning the "Husband of the Year" award by hardly complaining at all.

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Comparison Test: All-Purpose Spray - The Leader of the Cleaners

Comparison Test: All-Purpose Spray - The Leader of the Cleaners

All-purpose disinfecting spray is, hands down, the most used cleaner in our home, and probably yours too. So I want to start filling out my ‘A-Team’ of household cleaning products by finding its leader. So I picked five different recipes (in addition to the basic one) from various sources and went to work.

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