May 21, 2017

Amber Necklace Review and Giveaway

Recently I got an offer to do a review and giveaway from a small company called Spark of Amber.  I was excited–I love supporting small businesses—and the Amber necklace they sent me is beautiful!   Amber is a fossilized tree resin that has been prized since prehistoric times for its depth and beauty. It is used in jewelry and decorative items and … Continue reading

Mar 25, 2017

Natural Anti-Aging

Today’s post is going to take us away from food—but keep us in natural living.  Because, though healthy eating is an important defense against premature aging, it isn’t always enough.  Yes, I am starting to feel I need some bigger guns. But first, some backstory…   Recently I noticed the lines between my eyebrows getting worse.  I went for a … Continue reading

Shower Bombs

Jan 2, 2017

Shower Bomb Giveaway (Start the New Year… Cozy)

It’s a cold winter’s night.  I am sipping the hottest of cocoas and snuggled under down as I type.  Just past the deep dark of the winter solstice, wouldn’t it be warming to relax in a deep fragrant bath?  Alas, I have to accept myself as a shower kinda’ gal.  The relaxation part sure sounds nice, but my to-do list … Continue reading

Finding Your FIt

Dec 11, 2016

Giveaway, Healthy Holiday Reality Check and Links

Tick, tick, tick.  We interrupt your regularly scheduled holiday revelry for an important reality check.  When it’s all over you may have a regret or two.  Or not.  Especially with a little help.  Like from a book like Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit by Kathleen Trotter.  Compassionate Trainer???  I like the sound … Continue reading

Believe Organics Skincare Step 1

Oct 27, 2016

believe organics Skincare Giveaway

Sometimes you need to shake things up.  ‘Cause winter is coming.  Or you just got a year older (aarrghh).  So I was excited to try some new believe organics skincare products and offer a giveaway! You see, this year (this month even) I decided I was going to stop getting older and start repeating years instead.  And so that no … Continue reading

Strawberry Natural Lip Scrub

Jul 6, 2016

Natural Lip Scrub Giveaway

I am a huge fan of exfoliation.  As often as every other day in the shower I take a scrub of salt and essential oils to my skin.  Since starting this, the dry skin on my legs has rejuvenated (even in winter) and my dermatologist said I look like a daily sun screen user (I don’t, shh).  But I never… … Continue reading

Jun 29, 2016

Magic Mushroom Drinks: Cocoa, Coffee, Elixir

I have a new love. it’s homemade flavored beverages—from teas to fruit syrups with fizzy water.  And I have just added some new mushroom supplement beverages, sent to me from Four Sigmatic.   I am calling them Magic Mushroom Drinks!  Four Sigmatic “was founded with the goal of cutting through all of the hype and helping people eat more of the … Continue reading

May 9, 2016

A Final Exam Healthier Care Package (and Vegas Pictures)

Did you have a good Mother’s Day?  I had fourteen people over for brunch–great conversation and too much delicious food.  Yes, there will be recipes posted soon!     The only (very understandable) disappointment was missing one of my daughters.  She stayed at school getting ready for finals—smart girl!  But I am happy to be sending her a Final Exam Healthier … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2016

10 Ways to Raise Kids Who Care About the Planet

Q: How are renewable power plants… like people who enjoy going to the beach? A:  They all like sun, wind and water       (From Energy Kids)  Earth Day is here again and today I decided to reflect on how to raise kids who care about the planet.  Since kids are our future this is important.  But while you’re at it, there’s … Continue reading

Spice Rack Filled

Apr 17, 2016

Spice Racks, Revisited (& Schwarma-Spiced Pita Sandwich)

Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get things right.  So when the spice rack company AllSpice offered to send me a lovely wooden spice rack for review, I jumped at the chance (then celebrated with a spice-rich schwarma sandwich).  Yes, this time I’ve got it!  I have always been a big spice user.  In my very first apartment, I … Continue reading

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