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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better~Maya Angelou


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My Travel Must Haves- What’s in Your Carry On?

One of the things that makes efficient travel really possible is high quality, multi use items. Classic dark wash jeans, white shirts (though now most traveling is done with a toddler, so not so much...). My skincare is no exception.

Beautycounter Holiday Gives Me All the Feels

Holiday Shopping. Every year I have grand plans of getting ahead of things, then fall short and buy crap gifts the night before. Not this year! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pre-sale of the Beautycounter... Continue Reading →

Three Irresistible Steps to Perfect Fall Skin

Ahhh fall. My favorite season is finally here. After a rocky start in the low 90s in the days following the equinox, we've busted out the fleece and cranked up the woodstove. Bliss. One thing that's not as great is the impending change to my skin... with all that dry heat, I inevitably face drier, duller winter skin.

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Never Underestimate the Power of Small

Let me tell you something- this motherhood journey teaches me something new every day. After a long day back at my seasonal job, I picked up my daughter, we headed to Aldi (if you're not shopping there you're missing out!),... Continue Reading →

Family Traditions

Then I realized traditions are routines. This trip is just as important as potty training. Her spending time with her grandparents in the same way her dad was raised- experiencing the same places, tastes and sounds is important. We might lose a little potty progress, but we're gaining a foundation on which we can build a strong sense of family. Of tradition.

Awesome Collaboration!

I'm always on the lookout for people with compelling stories, and I've recently discovered a blog called Her Unusual Journey - she writes openly and honestly about her struggles with serious autoimmune disease- be sure to check out her blog, and more importantly, check out her Beautycounter Social - we've teamed up to share the message of safer beauty with her blog followers- keep reading to find out why.

You Are What You Do 

I only recently began to think of myself as a runner again. I'm trying to get out at least three times a week. On Mondays I can run by myself. There's something magical about pushing yourself, getting past the point of quitting and literally going the extra mile. Feeling your body accept the task and re-energize. Thing is, you don't have to run hundreds of miles a week to be a runner. You just have to run.


heap shampoos and conditioners are full of harsh chemicals that often leave your hair worse off than when you started (click here for a quick list of what to avoid). Have you ever had a shampoo stop working, and when you switched brands immediately saw improvement? That's because the potentially harmful ingredients build up, leaving your strands dull, lifeless and your scalp itchy and clogged. The new shampoo cleans out the residue left by the old shampoo and starts replacing it with its own. Gross. The first thing I did almost a year ago was switch to the Beautycounter Daily Shampoo and my hair had never been healthier. Until now.

Pregnancy and Skincare

Look- you eat organic food, exercise regularly and slather potentially harmful products over your largest organ? That just doesn't calculate.

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