Profile: Andalou Naturals

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Profile: Andalou Naturals

0 Comments 04 September 2012

When Alex from Andalou Naturals emailed me a few months ago, I’d heard of Andalou Naturals, but had never really taken a second glance at them before. I spent some time poking around their website and became really intrigued with their Fruit Stem Cell Science. Finding out about their organic and fair-trade ingredients only sealed […]

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No ‘Poo Haircare Challenge Results

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No ‘Poo Haircare Challenge Results

7 Comments 16 June 2012

I can’t believe it’s already been 9 months since I started my “no ‘poo” challenge! I’ve made some tweaks along the way (I only “cheated” once–on vacation–believe me, it wasn’t worth it!), and I’m here to share my current routine. I use baking soda (BS) 2-3 times per week (using BS every day was causing […]

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Wool Dryer Balls

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Wool Dryer Balls

2 Comments 22 January 2012

That great “clean” smell on fresh laundry can come with an unwanted cost, as most commercial fabric softeners contain many toxins. Care2.com has a list of 8 toxins that could be lurking in your fabric softener. (By the way, a great natural fabric softener is simply 1/2 cup of baking soda added to the water […]

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Salad In A Jar

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Salad In A Jar

0 Comments 07 December 2011

It’s not too early to start on those New Year’s resolutions for eating better! If you’re like me, the #1 reason to not eat healthier is that it takes “too long” to get a healthy meal ready (especially lunches during the workweek). Good news: a week’s worth of salad jar lunches can be made in […]

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My First 5K!

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My First 5K!

1 Comment 01 November 2011

I ran the 5K as part of the 7 Bridges Marathon on October 16! My official time was 41:21; while not my all-time best, a great time considering I’d never run the route before, and there was a LOT of uphill terrain! (My new Reebok Realflex running shoes made a difference in my form and […]

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Training For My First 5K

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Training For My First 5K

1 Comment 29 September 2011

So, I’ve taken my Couch To 5K program to the next level: I signed up for a 5K! I will be running the 5K as part of the 7 Bridges Marathon on October 16–only a few weeks away! In an effort to help me improve my running time, I bought a new pair of running […]

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Common Budgeting Mistakes

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Common Budgeting Mistakes

0 Comments 26 September 2011

It’s been awhile since we set up our spending plan (aka “budget”). How has it been working for you? Mine has been been messed up lately due to some unexpected expenses and purchases. The good news about a spending plan, is that it’s all about SPENDING, so it’s okay if we need to spend a […]

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Natural Beauty Tips

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Natural Beauty Tips

3 Comments 05 September 2011

Cleanser Eliminate the chemicals & sulfates in your store-bought cleansers and switch to the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). OCM is a great way to dip your toes into organic skincare and also treat your skin while dissolving makeup, oil, and dirt. For an even easier, one-ingredient cleanser, try the honey challenge and cleanse with raw […]

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Mascara Tricks

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Mascara Tricks

0 Comments 31 August 2011

Give your eyes instant lift by curling your lashes before applying mascara. Gunky mascara? Dip the bottom 1/2 of the tube into a cup of hot water to soften mascara so there will be no clumps when you apply. Create thickness by first applying mascara to the top side of lashes by looking downward and […]

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Spa Water: Fruit-Infused Water

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Spa Water: Fruit-Infused Water

3 Comments 22 August 2011

Want to refresh and hydrate in one sip? Pamper your palate with fruit-infused “spa” water! These inspiring drinks are quick-and-easy to make and look sophisticated at any gathering or event. I usually have a hard time getting my 64-ounces per day of water, but now that I’ve started making fruit-infused water with their crisp, subtle […]

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