Eco Tip – Get rid of junk mail

I get too much junk mail! It’s a waste of time to handle it – and a buzz kill for anyone wanting to save the environment. Those lime green sandals don’t look so cute printed on hacked down tree parts. Some sources site a year of junk mail in America is equivalent to 100 million…

How to prevent obesity and lose weight

Stop eating Sugar. She’s a nasty little demon, a sister of alcohol. Sugar charms her way into almost everything processed. She comes in a gazillion forms and hides behind weird names, but you can stop buying that sneaky Sugar. Take a long hard look at your connection to Sugar and seriously think of ending your…

Cherry tomatoes 

   I got a little excited at Descanso Gardens Tomatomania last weekend and bought three cherry tomato plants plus a shishito pepper. They had so many varieties and colors, it really was fun to browse and make my selections. I picked white, gold, and blue/black cherry tomatoes. The three plants looked so tiny and cute,…

Water saving ideas

Since we are in the throes of drought in California, I wanted to share some of the things I do to conserve water. A few I was taught the first time my family experienced drought here in the early 90’s when brown-outs were ordered, meaning no more water for your lawn. It became pretty obvious…

Crest Flouride – The Big Toss

 Edit    I dropped these off at the front desk of my dentists office today, explaining I use a different toothpaste (xyliwhite) and mouthwash (hydrogen peroxide). They were samples from my last three visits. I didn’t want them anymore and also didn’t want them to go to waste if one of their patients will use these…

Colgate – The Big Toss

I don’t think I have to explain too much on this selection for purging, but I have been avoiding fluoride and this is one source of it. I’ve also become blind to this tube, that has sat unused in my cabinet for almost two years and taken up shelf space. In addition to the fluoride,…

Vitamin C Serum!

Vitamin C is one of those vitamins you’ll see added to many beauty products across the board. There are many studies that cite Vitamin C as necessary to skin health and is depleted when the skin is exposed to health. By adding it to our bodies externally and internally we can combat sun damage, and…

Turmeric Toddy

Sans alcohol… As we enter fall and winter, one of my favorite things is to snuggle up and sip delicious hot beverages. Hot chocolate has been a longtime favorite of mine but I recently discovered Turmeric Milk, Golden Milk, or Turmeric Hot Toddy’s – as I’ve seem them called online. The benefits of consuming turmeric are numerous…

Tech Gadget for Natural Birth Control

I just came across an awesome new device to help us ladies figure out when we’re fertile. Natural birth control might be a risqué method to promote, but I believe it is effective provided: 1 – you are not a teenager or young woman going through major hormonal fluctuations, 2 – you have a regular…

July 2014 Birchbox

Did I mention I got married? Been unblogging since wedding planning overtook everything. I ordered and tried so many products over the past months in preparation of the wedding, but didn’t have time to review any of it. I hope to do that over the next months. However, it has been a treat every single…