Monday, May 26, 2014

Choosing love instead of anger

I'm just going to take my friend's post title and use it!  Here, my friend wrote a beautiful post about choosing love instead of anger.  This post was just what I need as a gentle reminder that I, too wish to choose love instead of anger.  To choose her way instead of mine sometimes.  Or at least recognize what might be going through her mind.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Comfort food

There are several foods that are deemed "comfort foods" - mac n' cheese, chicken soup, etc.

For me, I just realized what my comfort food is.  It's oxtail soup aka cabbage soup, but made with oxtail.  In my case, I've been making it with buffalo tail since that's what the local meat guy at my farmer's market has.  I love it.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Summer is a'comin!  But, we stock and generously use sunscreen EVERY DAY.  I don't use a tinted moisturizer with SPF.  I literally slather my face with sunBLOCK every day and I don't let D leave the house without putting sunblock on her face.  She pretty much always has "white face".  I am obsessed!

I just bought a new sunblock to test.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fairy gifts

D's latest gift from the fairies! A butterfly in its cocoon!  Inspired by MuddyFeet on Etsy.  Hers looks 100 times better but my kid doesn't judge!  I was just saying to G tonight that I really hope that when D grows up she remembers these many gifts from the fairies...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Image from Nudestix website

Oooh!  I'm going to put away my #safecosmetics hat for a minute.  I just watched Mixed Makeup's YouTube review on Nudestix.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What th- WHAAAT?!

THIS blows me away.

Yes, going back to my obsession with cosmetics..which has now dwindled a bit as I search for mostly #safecosmetics.  Everything else just won't work for me.

I can't, in my good conscience, spend money on cosmetics that is not safe for me or the environment.

But THIS...a 3-D printer that prints makeup.  That would be AH-MAZING!!  I would like to outreach this girl and see if the raw materials would be safe, non-toxic.  I would hope so considering she is targeting girls between the ages of 13-21, or something like that.

This woman is awesome.  Jus' sayin'.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Lately, I have been trying VERY HARD not to use the "if...then" proposition.  If you don't do X, then you will not get Y.  That sort of thing.

I've heard it being repeated back to me by my sweet darling.  "Well, if you want me to do X, then you will have to give me Y..."