I love finding artists, crafters and specialty product makers on social media, Instagram being my favorite right now. Rette @thebeekeepersbaby is one of those finds that make me happy, because I love handmade natural vegan products and well she makes vegan soaps that I can’t get enough of. I love making my own products, but soaps have never been a product I found easy or felt like I could properly source the quality of ingredients I would need, so thank you Rette. I also love finding women who are in business for themselves, whether they have a physical place of business, their own website or like Rette, an Etsy account. She is rocking as a mother and wife, while creating self care products for us! I recently interviewed her asking questions about why she makes her products vegan, how her passions have benefited her spending time with the family and what other creative or healthy passions she loves. Check it out. Read more
This year has continued to be such a transition from living in Colorado to coming back to California and spending quality time with family. Being home with the family allowed me to really have fun with homemade gift ideas and enjoy using my creativity to make gifts for friends and family that are made with love, healthy and delicious. I used many items I already had to make some beautiful gift wrap as well. So for those who are reading this and getting gifts…SPOILER. Read more
The holidays are filled with busy schedules more so than usual, so please don’t forget with all the sharing, celebrating and gift giving how important it is to spend time with yourself. Give yourself permission to create your own bath time sanctuary away from the world. You need it, you deserve it and really everyone else will feel the effects of your self care rituals.
Start by cleaning your bathroom with non-toxic ingredients. Include some essential oils and some grounding incense such as palo santo, vetiver or cedar wood. Gather your favorite music playlist or create a new station to enhance your relaxation, meditation or creativity. Pick some soothing organic products to pamper yourself from head to toe. Hang your favorite robe, pjs and fluffy organic cotton towel nearby so you may finish your bath feeling warm and snuggle up. Make some organic soothing peppermint or calming chamomile tea. Create whatever your space needs to allow you to relax, feel at peace and be all about you. Yes you!
Thanksgiving for me has been about tradition, but there are ways to update the old traditions with healthier beautiful essentials for the holiday. This year I have really focused the month of November towards gratitude, keeping choices healthy and sharing this lifestyle with loves ones. Below are some of my Thanksgiving holiday essentials.
Christmas is very special to me in so many ways. It is a time to celebrate. Sending a card to friends and family to take part in the celebration is a small thing we all can do. I love getting cards, especially handmade cards. Handmade cards are the ones we display with pride and don’t want to ever throw out.