Organic Gardening For Beginners (And How to Involve the Kids!)

You guys know how I always need a project to focus my attention on? First it was the kids‘ room renovations, our bedroom and dining room, then our “zen” patio … All of these projects keep me centered and busy, and I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I trust a vision and complete […]

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Homemade “Lära Bars”

  This recipe is phenomenal, guys. You know those Lära bars that cost you almost $2 a piece at Whole Foods? Well, say goodbye to them. I mean it. You’re about to find out that making your own energy bars is ridiculously easy and can be done in 20 minutes or less. Not only that, […]

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Juicing and Why It Should Be a Part of Your Busy Life

Our lives have been hectic lately between summer engagements, planning for the fall semester (4 syllabi and everything that goes along with that) and dealing with a toddler who recently found his voice and thinks it is socially acceptable to scream in public places, I’ve had a lot on my plate. It doesn’t help that […]

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Summer Recipes: Easy, Organic Ice Pops

Hi Everyone… and Happy 4th of July Weekend! Don’t worry – I won’t take up too much of your precious sunbathing/barbecue time 🙂 This is a quick and easy recipe that your tots will love on this warm, summer day! I used these silicone popsicle molds by Chichic ($13.99 on Amazon!) but if you don’t have […]

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4 Skincare / Beauty Lines to Fall For This Summer

During my first pregnancy, I  cleaned out my makeup drawer and decided to purchase simple, healthier beauty products to use from that point forward. I bought popular organic brands like Dr. Hauschka, but also some less popular ones like Watts Beauty, Earth Science, and Ecco Bella. Why? Take a look at some of these frightening stats […]

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Mandala Organic: Self Care Products You Can Trust

Melisa, the owner/founder of Mandala Organic Goods, is such a kind soul. Just read her Etsy shop bio and you’ll see for yourself. As Melisa puts it herself: (Doesn’t she just exude warmth and generosity?) When I first reached out to Melisa a few months ago about a potential collaboration, she welcomed the idea with an open heart… and such […]

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