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

The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products & Treatments

Apr 3, 2016

Homemade Beauty Products Book Review & Giveaway

Winter skin. Sigh… Now I wouldn’t exactly say I repress skin issues in winter, but honestly, I have barely looked at my legs in months.  Gotta love pants and dark stockings.  Of course, when the first warm days arrive (now!), it’s another story.   So I was delighted to receive a copy of The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products … Continue reading

Serenity Acres Artisan Soaps

Dec 2, 2015

Serenity Acres Farmstead Soap Giveaway

Today many people are looking for a connection to the farm–perhaps by joining a CSA or visiting a farmer’s market.  Isn’t it heartwarming to think about the natural origins of… your lettuce, for example–and the care people took producing it?  In cheese-making, you can even buy farmstead cheese. Here a cheese-maker produces their own milk, then turns it into cheese … Continue reading

Remedy Fine Line Eraser

Sep 3, 2015

Natural Bodycare Giveaway: Shampoo, Scrub, Fine Line Eraser

It’s time for your quarterly bodycare lecture!  Most of us (hooray) are doing a pretty good job with the food we put in our bodies. Pat yourself on the back! But what about the products you put on you body–things like soaps, lotions, cosmetics?  “What goes on you, goes in you,” they say.  Today, I am hosting a Natural Bodycare … Continue reading

Good Earth Beauty Giveaway

Jun 16, 2015

Summer Natural Beauty & Giveaway

It’s that time of year again. Time for the early summer consciousness raising about, well… all that stuff that goes onto your skin—sunscreen, lotion, soap and so on. Did you know that the average the average adult uses nine personal care products daily & teenage girls use even more?  I know summer is an especially big time for me!  If … Continue reading