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Santa Cruz Bee Goods Review

Beauty

A while ago I was contacted by a young Santa Cruz local who is dedicated to making cleaner, simpler skincare products with all-natural, high-quality organic ingredients. They offered to send me some products from their Santa Cruz Bee Goods line…

Lake Tahoe Interlude Part II

Travel Photos

One of my favorite days up in Lake Tahoe was when we rented bikes. There’s a great bikeway that winds for miles around the South Lake area and even East into Nevada. There was a well-used bike map in our cabin…

The Whole 30 Wrap-Up Week I

Food, Personal

Week 1 of the Whole 30 has passed, and I’m feeling…tired and a little blah. Tired energy-wise, and a bit tired of eggs. This is a normal feeling, so I’m gritting my teeth and waiting it out. I remember feeling…

Beautycounter – My Why

Beauty, Personal

In early 2015 I decided to become more deliberate with how I spent my cash. I’m financially free enough to occasionally spend my disposable income on makeup and organic foods and shoes and essential oils and other fun but frivolous things. Somehow…

Lake Tahoe Interlude Part I

Travel Photos

Less than five hours away, tucked into the border of California and Nevada, lies Lake Tahoe, the United State’s second deepest lake and the largest, after the Great Lakes. In late September I had to pleasure of staying in a…

Preparing for the #Whole30

Food, Personal

Starting on Thursday September 29, 2016 I’m going for round two of the Whole 30 challenge, or plan, or “diet.” The first time I tried it was also about a year ago. While I experienced amazing health results such as…

Alternatives for Cult Beauty Products: Budget Edition

Beauty

In my first post on this subject, I researched the safety of several popular luxury beauty products and recommended safer, toxin-free alternatives from the Beautycounter line. This time, I’m recommending even more affordable alternatives, most of which can be found at…

BareMinerals Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion

Beauty

I apologize for the longest product name ever, but I thought it was finally time to write up a review of the face moisturizer I have been using the longest – several years, which for me really says something. I almost…

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