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Daughters of the Revolution Giveaway

June 9, 2012
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Local designer and mother, Emily Cadenhead, creates beautiful, flowy, feminine dresses for her sustainable clothing line Daughters of the Revolution. The family run team works on a micro-level to carefully select ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments which are a combination of organic fabrics, natural fibers and silks that are dipped in chemical-free vegetable dyes. Most of their sequins and beadwork are also made of recycled materials. Emily created this clothing line to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that…

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Ferro Eco-Couture Mineral Cosmetics Review

June 5, 2012
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I have been disappointed by mineral cosmetics in the past. The products have either irritated or dried out my sensitive skin, contained hidden chemicals or toxins, or looked caked-on and unnatural. I’m glad I discovered Ferro Cosmetics because all mineral make up is not created equal! Founded by mother, cosmetologist, and celebrity make-up artist, Krissy Ferro uses only 100% natural ingredients to beautify, soothe, and nourish the skin. It’s refreshing to come by an honest company with high quality products, high standards…

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By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin Review & Giveaway

May 22, 2012
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I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade natural body care products and was equally intrigued by her story. Born by candlelight on the Canary Island of La Palma to vagabond parents, Nieves doesn’t remember hitchhiking across Europe as a baby – but her nomadic youth is unforgettable. For the better part of her childhood, Nieves traveled the West Coast of California with pack donkeys alongside her father, a folk musician and renegade intellectual. Because of her upbringing in the counterculture, she…

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Wellness

Detoxifying Your Home & Life

May 15, 2012
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I became aware of toxic chemicals when I was trying to conceive. I was shocked to learn that the average home contains 500-1000 toxic chemicals, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Although it can seem like a daunting task, detoxifying your home is simpler than you might think. The below information is intended to help you make choices that will get you and your family on your way to a healthier home and life. Air…

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DIY Terrariums

March 18, 2012
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Terrariums are wonderful, magical environments. They are fun to make and are a great opportunity for children to learn how ecosystems work. Terrariums are essentially miniature ecosystems that can sustain themselves for long periods of time, very similar to that in the real world. The glass lid creates a continuous rain cycle: Moisture evaporates from the soil and plant leaves, water gathers on the top and sides of the jars, and then it returns to the moisture-loving plants. This was a fun and educational…

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The Family Dinner

March 10, 2012

There is great meaning in the simple daily ritual of gathering together for an evening meal. The days are sometimes hectic, so we make a point to slow down and enjoy one another in the evening. We have come to know a rhythm of preparing the meal, setting the table, reflecting upon our blessings, connecting, eating and cleaning up together. Almost every Sunday we walk to the local farmer’s market and gather fresh seasonal and organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that will…

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