What Mom Wants: A Gift Guide

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Hubby's and kids think us Moms are hard to buy for- but the truth is, we're REALLY NOT! Other than a moment to ourselves, an endless hot cup of coffee, or maybe an on call maid, I've come up with a few great gift ideas for those who are still having a hard time buying for us.   First of all- things we'll actually use! I love jewelry … [Read more...]

Flawless in 5 for the Holidays

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Let's face it- it's the most wonderful time of the year! But that also translates to the busiest time of year. And on top of all of the cookie baking, present wrapping, and decorating, there's hardly time to get ourselves ready. Most days you'll find me rocking a mom bun and yoga pants. On the days I actually do get to leave the house and run … [Read more...]

November Favorites

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  My last post was a little heavy- so to be a little more lighthearted, today I'm sharing with you my favorite beauty products for the month of November. This batch of products has something for everyone- and as always, they're sensitive skin friendly. Especially with the dryer weather we need to be babying our skin a little … [Read more...]

Made Well

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Do you want to me made well? Jesus asks an ailing man this exact question before enacting his healing upon him in the 5th chapter of John. Jenny Simmons, in her new book Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments, reminds us that it's not always the physical healing of being made well that Jesus is asking this man about, that … [Read more...]

Plant Makeup

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  If you're on the lookout for the most natural makeup you can find- look no further than Plant Makeup! Made with organic, local ingredients, small batch and eco-friendly, this is truly the most pure makeup you can find. I had the opportunity to try out a few of their products and they were beyond gentle on my super sensitive skin. They … [Read more...]

Favorite Fiction 2016

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Today I want to share with you my favorite fiction books that I've read this year. Can you believe the year is almost over? To say it flew by is an understatement! I've compiled my 7 favorite stories- they didn't all come out this year, but I read them all over the past 10 months. I finished one of them only yesterday! And guess what? It was my … [Read more...]

Everything is Possible

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I had the opportunity last month to read Jen Bricker's book, Everything is Possible, detailing her life's story and the struggles she has overcome. Jen is no ordinary lady- born without legs and abandoned at birth, she has lead an amazing life that sometimes seems surreal. Her beautiful outlook on everything that has happened to her and her … [Read more...]

A Less Toxic Manicure

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    I hardly ever get manicures anymore. Besides the expense, my uber sensitive skin can't handle the cocktail of chemicals hiding in the soaps, lotions, and polishes. By the time my nails are painted, my skin is red and irritated and my hands are peeling. My nails might look amazing, but in the end it's just not worth the pain (and … [Read more...]

Fall Beauty Faves

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A new season is upon us- finally! Fall is here, and with the pumpkin flavored everything, the cooler weather, and the adorning of boots and scarves, also comes in a whole new crop of beauty favorites. Today I want to share with you some products I've been loving. They aren't necessarily Fall specific- but just a collection of my current … [Read more...]

Green Haircare Routine

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  I want to start out by saying this post is in no way sponsored by any of these companies. These products were all purchased with my own money, and each of them are a part of my hair care routine, depending on how I am fixing my hair that particular day. I've had a few people ask what my favorite hair products are- and that's hard for … [Read more...]