Archive for the 'Healthy Living' Category

You shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3)

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Lindsay from Passionate Homemaking has a GREAT 2 part blog post on the dangers of making an idol out of healthy eating and natural living.  She tells of her own emotional journey to realizing the consequences of this sin and the changes she has made to allow for more joy and freedom in her life.

Read Part One here.

Read Part Two here.

Seventh Generation Savings!

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Toys R Us has Seventh Generation products on clearance and are also offering buy one get one 50% off on the Seventh Generation items.  SO I printed off some coupons (worth $8.00) and headed to two different Toys R Us stores.

Here are the juicy details:

I got 18 items which normally retail for $86.82.  After the clearance sale and the BOGO 50% off and the $8 in coupons, my out of pocket cost was $20.07.  I have a mail in rebate worth $5 which brings my total cost to a mere $15.07.  That is a total of $71.75 in savings! YAHOO!!!

Peter couldn’t believe it!  He was so proud of me!  I must say, it was quite the thrill seeing the savings!

If you are interested in getting the same deal, the Toys R Us sale is still going on.  You can print off coupons from here and you can get the $5 mail in rebate from here.

I got all my tips and secrets from this blog!

Whole Food Supplements vs Vitamins

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

A great book on this topic is Why Do I Need Whole Food Supplements? by Lorrie Medford.

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Makeup Makeover, Part 2

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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As promised, I have done more reading and research for the safest makeup.

At first I found Organic Wear, which has claims of being 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives and parabens, but when I did a search on the EWG Skin Deep database, some items proved to have higher toxicity scores than I was expecting. Which is very disappointing because the products are easy to find and affordable, not to mention the packaging is super cute!(Articles reviewing this brand: one, two)

However, the cosmetic line that has the lowest score, Coastal Classic Creations, is only available online and doesn’t offer the amount of coverage I want.

Other brands that I have checked out are:

MiEssence (has a low toxicity rating but is expensive.)

Bare Minerals (not listed on the EWG Skin Deep dateabase)

Lavera (not listed on the EWG Skin Deep database)

Articles that I read:

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Makeup Makeover

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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I am running out of my Mary Kay makeup and I am looking for a replacement.  In the past I have used Cover Girl, Clinique, and Estee Lauder.  Cover girl was ok but I couldn’t get the right color match.  Clinique didn’t give me the coverage I wanted and didn’t last all day.  Estee Lauder was great but very expensive!  When I started selling Mary Kay I got my makeup for half price (what a deal!), but now that I am not longer selling Mary Kay, I have to pay full price and I don’t really wanna do that.

So I did a google search for makeup… and opened a whole new can of worms!

I ran in to websites like this one and this one, which both provide safety information on makeup and personal care products.  I have always heard that there are toxins in makeup but never paid any mind to it.  After reading some of the information on these sites I wanted to find a safe solution to my makeup  dilemma.  Then I came across this site! It is a cosmetic safety database that gives a hazardous score for every brand of makeup imaginable.  I searched the items that I wear and was shocked at how toxic my daily routine is!  Check it out, you will be surprised, and maybe a little scared!

Needless to say, my research has just begun!  I will be doing much more reading on this topic and hopefully will find a cheaper and safer solution for my makeup makeover.