Give Gifts That Give!

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This time of year, I tend to get a bit  conflicted. I love to give Christmas gifts! And let's face it, I love to get them too. And shop for them... and wrap them. But the older I get, the more aware I become of the lack in the world we live in.  What if, this year, we could give two-fold? A super sweet gift for someone you love that is also directly supporting another life and culture?  It's the best of both worlds. I've found 3 organizations that make fantastic apparel! They are Continue Reading

Major Tips for Holiday Lips


Thanksgiving gatherings. Christmas parties (all of them). New Years Eve. What do these days all have in common? Eating and drinking! How's a girl supposed to keep her lips on whilst enjoying the holiday fare, without having to touch up every 6 bites? (Could we be so vain?) I'm sure most of us have tried a variety of different "Long Lasting" or "12 Hr. Wear" lipsticks. But do you know what I have found? The color may last but the wear does not. After an hour or two, my lips begin to Continue Reading

How TOXIC Is Your Skincare Routine? (And what to do about it)

Personal Care

"The Situation": 101 The European Union, over the last 2 decades, has banned over 1,300 chemical ingredients in their personal care products. {These chemicals have been linked to learning & developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, hormonal alterations, cancer and even prenatal side effects, and these are just the beginning.} The U.S of A, however, has banned 11. 11?! To boot, our country hasn't passed a federal law to regulate ingredients used in personal care products since Continue Reading

My 3 Fav Healthy Preggo Habits!


I decided before I was even close to being preggo that once I was there, it would be the healthiest I'd be in my life, for me and for my bebe! I didn't want to fall victim to the lie that as women we have to gain 80lbs and consume double because we are "eating for two". The truth is that we ARE eating for two, but one of you is very, very small. The average woman only needs about 300-500 more calories per day throughout pregnancy to keep up with the demands of her and baby's growing Continue Reading