Be Kind To Earth: Starting A Garden

April 22, 2011 in Gardening - 11 Comments
This year, we are planting a small raised bed and container garden in our backyard. Having a garden a couple of steps outside of our kitchen, we'll be able to enjoy and appreciate fresh, pesticide-free produce. Admittedly, I don't know what I'm totally doing. I'm still doing some research. I've grown tomatoes, bell peppers, romaine… Read More »

Essie Nail Colors Hit Walmart Shelves

January 22, 2011 in Primp - 1 Comment
This year, I am rebuilding my nail polish collection, making sure that I only buy colors that are 3-free (free of formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene). I've been ordering a lot of my colors online because it's easier to do that than blindly shopping in the cosmetics section without being completely sure of what's in my… Read More »

Art Every Day: Repurposed Crayons

November 27, 2010 in Kids - 10 Comments
While doing my Thanksgiving cooking last Sunday, I decided to get a little crafty. We had done some serious house tidying since we were toddler-free. I had been picking up broken crayons from every nook of the house. Frustrated, I began tossing them in the trash. Quite often, I tend to start tossing things that… Read More »

Sell. Thrift. Repurpose. Repeat.

September 9, 2010 in Uncategorized - 9 Comments
I am already in week three of my sustainability challenge. Time sure does fly. In my last post, I touched on a few of our sustainable actions at home and some that we need to work on. Well, using the cloth paper towels surely have been a challenge, especially since there are still paper towels… Read More »

Our Sustainable Actions & Room For Improvement

September 2, 2010 in Homemaking - 5 Comments
So, here I am in week two of my sustainability challenge. In my last post, I shared what living a sustainable lifestyle meant to me. It's all about doing what works for my family and our needs. We come first, and then we gradually work on the environmental aspects, second. There are many things we… Read More »

Sustainable Living & What It Means To Me

August 26, 2010 in Homemaking - 2 Comments
Sustainable Living. It's a topic that often erupts a stream of overwhelming emotions. Where do I start? I was first influenced to start "going green" about a year before I became pregnant with Jayden. I started using CFL bulbs and I attempted using reusable shopping bags. I thought doing these things were so cool. I… Read More »

Reminiscing: Organic Boba Carrier (1G) ♥

July 26, 2010 in Kids - 5 Comments
A few months ago, I received a baby carrier to review; one that I have fallen in love with. But before I post the review, I must first share my love for the Boba Organic Carrier (1G). It would only be fair as it won me over first. I first reviewed the Boba on that… Read More »

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange Update

May 28, 2010 in Primp - 2 Comments
Last month, I sent off 8 bottles of my old nail polish to the Zoya Nail Polish Exchange. Within 7 days of shipping my old polish, Zoya sent me 8 new bottles of polish of my choice at 50% off! I've used three of the colors so far; Creamy, Tosca, and Robyn. The Creamy color… Read More »

Greening My Nail Polish Collection

April 29, 2010 in Primp - 6 Comments
A few months ago, I went through my nail polish collection and tossed the bottles I've had for years and years. This is before I knew how to properly dispose of them. I still have 35 bottles that I know I will be disposing of for sure and 7 in question. For now, I am… Read More »


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