Beauty & Wellness

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    Bentonite Clay and Tumeric Face Mask

    Sigh…it feels good to be writing a blog post.  It has been over two months since I posted anything here.  I’ve started ideas, written ideas down…  In the end my work life has devastated my blog life but it’s only temporary (Thank God!).  I keep thinking that I’m always breaking the first rule of blogging…Be […] Read more…

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    Top Natural Deodorants!

    Summer is quickly approaching. With the heat comes a lot of great things but being hot, sweaty and smelly are not on that list. Sweating is natural but who wants to be smelly and uncomfortable?  So, in comes deodorant as a necessary element for staying so fresh and so clean (corny…lol). Unfortunately, finding a reliable […] Read more…


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    Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

    Ok, so chia seeds….  I feel like I’ve been seeing these little seeds all over the place.  When I had braces I couldn’t try them but those days are over.  Lately, I’ve been adding chia seeds into everything to boost my intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.  They also serve as a source of […] Read more…

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    Homemade Salsa Recipe

    This homemade salsa recipe is part of my celebration for getting my braces off!  Last week I ate a whole container of salsa that I bought from the store along with sprouted blue corn tortilla chips.  In no way did I feel bad about scarfing down all of those chips and salsa….Pleeaasssee!  After having braces I […] Read more…

Tea Time

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    Lovin’ Oolong Tea – You Should Too

    Last year, I did a series of “Teas of the Month” which was great.  I was trying so many teas that I was eager to share them with all of you. I will continue to share my love for tea but lately I’ve been getting stuck on one type, lovely oolong. I can’t remember why I stopped […] Read more…

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    My Favorite Teas of 2014!

    Hello friends, if you notice I did not share a December 2014 Tea of the Month.  That was not an oversight.  I continued to drink the same teas I loved the months before.  So, not much stood out for me in December.  However, I didn’t want to slip too far into January 2015 without sharing my […] Read more…


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    Ethical Gift Guide – Orange Harp App

    Hello, friends, we are in the midst of the largest shopping weekend of the year. So, I thought this would be a great time to share with you some of the picks on my holiday wish list this year.  I know that I did a green beauty stocking suffer guide last year but this guide […] Read more…

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    Make Every Day Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day! I’ve been thinking a lot about Earth Day and what I wanted to write. Initially I started a post with Earth Day sales. It wasn’t a bad idea but it just didn’t feel right.  I guess this is because lately I’ve been doing a self-evaluation of my purchasing habits and processing my […] Read more…


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    Inspirational Bookshelf Picks

    I missed my post last week because I just wasn’t up to it.  If you follow me on Instagram you know that we had to put our sweet cocker spaniel, Harley, to sleep over a week ago.  I never knew how hard it was to make such a decision but it was HARD!  I got […] Read more…

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    Book Review: The Racketeer by John Grisham

    Author: John Grisham Publisher:  Random House (Bantam Dell)  Summary:  The Racketeer by John Grisham is a story in which we meet Malcolm Bannister, former attorney and current inmate, at a federal prison camp near Frostburg, Maryland.  Malcolm knows why federal judge, Raymond Fawcett, was murdered and who carried out the deed.  This information is his “golden […] Read more…