What’s the Best Non-Toxic Mascara? If I Had a Nickel!

What is the best natural, non-toxic mascara? This question I get asked soooooo often as a Makeup Artist. I’ve also worked in a few retail settings, and I can safely say that I have tried a million types (yes, a MILLION) of conventional mascaras over the years. As a Makeup Artist and an everyday woman who wants to look fresh …

5 Coffee Free Ways To Boost Energy

    I don’t know about you, but I LOVE COFFEE! Too much sometimes. Coffee for many people (including myself) is the only reason to get up in the morning. It’s something to look forward to when the alarm goes off, the taste and soothing aroma of your freshly ground, locally roasted, organic, fair trade beans. How lovely is the …

Oh Hey There! It’s been a while…

I’ve been away for a while. I’m not sure why…. well one real reason was that I was planning my wedding in Manzanita, Oregon for October!! Although it was a small gathering, it did take up a lot of time and energy. I was also working my butt off through the summer to save, save, save for our wedding. I’m …

This Is Better Than a New Years Resolution…

I think we all make resolutions for a new year. More exercise, eat better, quit (something) This year, I’m taking a different approach. My hope is this will resonate with you in some way too. I do my best to ask myself this every day…. How do I want to feel on a daily basis? Asking myself this question makes …

3 Simple Immunity Boosters For You!

So, I think we all know about getting enough rest, eating well, drinking water and getting regular exercise. So, we will leave that one for now since you are already practicing those on the daily 😉  I’m going to give you another set of tips to consider, you may have heard of a few of these little tidbits, maybe not. …

Makeup With Heart

This is a long overdue post. I’ve been so busy with every day life and working, this blog has been neglected. So today, I’ll keep it simple. I’ve been working with this fabulous makeup line for about a year ( I’m a Makeup Artist too!) I have also had the pleasure working with the Co-founders Melanie and Brandi. Both amazing …

5 Practices For A Better Quality Sleep

Better sleep, yes it’s true… While you may not be able to get more hours of sleep. I’m sure these tips will reward you with a better quality sleep. Sleep is your restorative time, time to regenerate and heal. I have struggled with poor sleep for a very long time. I silently curse the clients I meet with who say, …

A Healthy, Filling, Low Sugar Cereal

I grew up eating instant oats and boxed cereals. These types of cereals are packed with sugar, empty carbs and preservatives. These ’empty’ ingredients can cause peaks and crashes in blood sugar levels making it difficult to avoid the hunger pangs very shortly after eating. A drop in blood sugar could then lead to reaching for quick, less healthy snacks …

Confused About Eggs?

I eat eggs – they work for me and I do know how horrible the mass producing egg industry is. I do my best to choose better options. If your ready to learn more about eggs, chickens and how they are raised and treated I found this great article. I believe it is important to know how our food is being …