My Frugal Beauty Routine

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A stylin’ self-portrait of me in my bathroom seemed right for a post that takes you through a day-in-the-life of my frugal beauty routine. Beauty and skin care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive (or toxic, for that matter). I’m choosy about the few things I use and I like to keep things simple when it comes to the time I spend in front of the mirror. Ever wondered what products grace my bathroom counter? Wonder no more. 7:07 am – I take a […]

Staying Motivated to Exercise

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Written by Stacey K, Contributing Writer Once the initial excitement of New Year’s goals has passed, the reality of sticking with an exercise plan can become difficult. As keepers of the home, we have much to do every day. It is easy to knock exercise off the list in order to get something else accomplished. This might be necessary occasionally, but in the long run, it will hamper our ability to reap the wonderful benefits regular exercise has to offer. Benefits that will help the […]

What It Means to Be Well

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer All year long we are inundated with advertisements, marketing campaigns, and articles that try to teach us how to be healthier. At the New Year this wellness parade reaches a fevered pitch with resolutions being made and everyone trying to undo the overindulgence of the past month. And then there is that word “wellness” used by all sorts of alternative and mainstream medicine camps. Some of these camps define wellness as the absence of disease. Others claim it is some […]

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Wholesome Family Skin Care Gift Basket Giveaway ($140 Value)

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I’ve talked many times about the importance of using natural skin care products, because the toxic chemicals used in conventional products absorb through the skin and into the blood stream. Many of you have already made the switch over to name brand companies making more natural/organic products, which is fantastic. Did you know, though, that there are many smaller companies making equally amazing (and sometimes even better!) products that are completely pure, wholesome and even luxurious? Graham Gardens is one of these diamonds in the […]