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Summertime Blues: How To Cope

We live in an odd climate here in Phoenix. It’s hot, really hot, for a very long time! How does that affect you? Your body? Your mood? Your thoughts? I think most people think “Summer!!” and imagine lounging around a pool, slower schedules, sleeping in, vacations, BBQ’s, and fun. But for many, the summer also […]

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Spring Cleaning For Your Well Being

A few times a year I get the urge to  “clean up” of my everyday routines. Maybe it’s because I get bored, or feel like my skin/body/hair routine needs a little oomph. Maybe it’s just because it’s spring time and the weather is getting nice and I become very aware that I’m spending lots of time […]

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STYLE: Lovely lashes

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge makeup person…Now, let me clarify. I don’t have a ton of makeup. I don’t wear a ton of makeup. But, I do have several FAVORITE items that I love and wear almost every day! I shared before about my favorite lip gloss in this post.  I think […]

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DIY: Homemade Candles

Every year we try and think of a thoughtful, yet inexpensive gift to get all the people in our lives like teachers, dance instructors, neighbors, and friends. The list is usually long, so we’ve learned that if we make a large “batch” of something it is much, much simpler than buying for every person individually. […]

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STYLE: Fall Lip Color

I’m honestly not a huge makeup person, but recently I have become a fan of adding and changing my lipstick or gloss. A pop of color on the lips can really change your look, and it’s about the most glam I go for majority of the time. It has felt like a simple way to […]

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Foodie Friday: Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

Can you believe that fall is here?! I mean, let’s be honest, I’m writing this with rain falling down and a current temperature of 72. That’s some serious “fall” for Phoenix given the last 4 months! I cannot wait. I love fall…the colors, the gatherings, the decor, the cooler nights, and the food!! I’m a […]

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Homemade Deodorant: A Natural Way to Stay Fresh!

I began my transition to “homemade life” several years back, but it’s taken me quite awhile to attempt the deodorant. I switched to all natural deodorant years ago, but was never satisfied. I tried lots of brands (Toms, Jasons, Alba, etc) in lots of varieties and scents, but bottom line was that at the end […]

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Moms’ Night Out – Bubbles & Sweets

Need an evening away? If you’re like me, you sure do. It’s a busy season of life with little ones needing you day and night. Not to mention end of school year activities, concerts, programs. Come out with us to this Moms’ Night Out and enjoy a refreshing evening just for you! “BUBBLES & SWEETS: […]

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Fall Series

Soup Night Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and whether or not you are hosting for the big meal tomorrow, chances are you don’t feel like cooking (and cleaning up) an entire meal for dinner. We have a fun and festive solution… Many years back in Seattle, we had friends that started the tradition of hosting the […]

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Loving the Skin You’re In {Part 2}

 Last month we started this series on caring for ourselves as moms; body and soul. You can read the first post here in case you missed it. Today we will be talking about our actual skin. Do you ever look at your babies and young children’s faces and envy their smooth, beautiful skin? I love […]

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Loving the Skin You’re In {Part 1}

Starting this month we’ll begin a series titled “Loving the Skin You’re In.” We will be talking all things related to self-care; emotionally, physically, and mentally. As moms, there is very little “me time” in our lives, but believe it or not, it’s a must! You cannot care for others if you are not cared […]

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