Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4

1. Queen Helene Availability…Albertson’s Focus…famous for their Mint Julep Masque Founded…in 1930 Ingredients… ingredients like cocoa butter which is rich with vitamins and natural emollient properties, pomegranate oil for its antioxidant protection against the skin-aging effects of environment, and essential oils to help relax tired muscles and ease tension Mission…to provide a full line ofContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2

    1. Desert Essence Availability…Whole Foods, Amazon, iHerb Focus… Founded…35 years ago Ingredients Mission…to bring you the results and peace of mind you deserve Price Range…$9 2. Ellovi Availability…Sephora, Nordstrom. Focus…healthy-looking, hydrated skin Ingredients…macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea…no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients. Mission…to make the bestContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#1

Not only are there more and more cruelty-free natural and organic cosmetic companies being started these days…but also a slew of cruelty-free natural and organic body and skin care companies popping up. These products-which are good replacements for brands that test on animals…including Aveeno, Garnier, Olay, Neutrogena, and St. Ives…can more easily be found andContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#1”

If All Else Fails

So what to do if your attempts at container gardening are an epic fail…or while you wait to see if the plants that you do plant actually turn out successful…or if you simply don’t want to go to the trouble of planting your own….or if you don’t have the space to even attempt to growContinue reading “If All Else Fails”

Making a List…Checking It Twice

  I hate shopping….and I hate spending alot of money not sure that it will be worth it or not. And at this point in my gardening dreams, I want to be able to get as many creative ideas and as much inspiration as possible without spending a single penny that I don’t have to.Continue reading “Making a List…Checking It Twice”

Finding the Perfect Pot to Pea In

One of my goals for this spring and summer are to grow my own veggies, flowers, and herbs…hopefully without killing them. So obviously if I am going to do that, I will first have to find the perfect pot to pea in, right?! When shopping for containers to grow your plants in, there are severalContinue reading “Finding the Perfect Pot to Pea In”

Container Gardening…The What

Container gardening is gardening in containers…go figure, right?! And this year after moving into a new house where there aren’t so many trees and I have enough light to actually…hopefully…grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs, I need to come up with a game plan. There are no set rules as far as container gardening goes, fromContinue reading “Container Gardening…The What”

Growing Pains

I definitely wasn’t born with a green thumb, but I have taken it on myself to learn how to grow some of your family’s favorites—such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, peas, cucumbers, pumpkins or watermelon. Kinda ambitious considering that every houseplant that I’ve ever bought has died within a month, right?! These are my three goals…Continue reading “Growing Pains”

Cream of the Crop…Veggies

Now that we’ve taken a look at which fruits you should be buying in organic form, let’s consider veggies. The following veggies are ones that you really should be buying in organic form…   ******* Celery More than 95% percent of the celery sampled by the EWG contained up to 13 chemicals….so this is anotherContinue reading “Cream of the Crop…Veggies”

Cream of the Crop…Fruit

Buying organic foods can be awfully expensive…;and most of us don’t want to blow out paychecks at the grocery store…so which foods are best to buy organic form…and which can you skimp and buy the “normal stuff.” Let’s take a look…starting with fruit. ************ Cherries Even though organic cherries can be quite expensive, it’s importantContinue reading “Cream of the Crop…Fruit”