Made with Love Labels for Handmade Gifts

Adorning handmade gifts with pretty labels is the perfect way to finish them with style. I tend to handwrite labels most of the time, but they don't always look the best. So it's always nice to find some printable-labels for handmade gifts that are beautiful, but still generic enough to be used for various types of DIY projects and presents. These Made with Love labels fit the bill and work well for just about any type of homemade gift. I'm not overly talented when it comes to designing labels, so I asked my friend Tabitha Emma to design some for us. I love...
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Healthy Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Every time Black Friday/Cyber Monday rolls around, I love to dig in and see what natural and healthy deals can be found.  Below I've listed the best offers I've discovered and will continue to add to them over the weekend. There are so many wonderful deals to help you life a healthy lifestyle!  Even though many overlap, I've tried categorize them to make it easier to find what you need. SELf CARE + Lifestyle   Inside this bundle, you’ll learn how to: Create a self-care plan you’ll actually stick with Improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and energy Heal acne once...
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How to Choose the Best Probiotic Supplement

If you've ever wondered how to choose the best probiotic, we've got some suggestions for you! The world has gone a little crazy for probiotics. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but with so many claiming to provide probiotics in a myriad of ways (foods, beverages, cleaners, skincare, mattresses, pillows! – Yes, probiotic pillows are a thing!) it can get really complicated and confusing.  In this article we examine what probiotics actually are and discuss how to ensure you're getting quality probiotics when purchasing them. First things first, what are probiotics? The official definition, coined by a 2001 UN/WHO...
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How to Make Infused Honey

Infused honey is a delightful gift for the holiday season. There are many possible variations, all of which are fairly easy to prepare. Use it in tea, on toast or muffins, and even as a sore-throat soother (and is some cases, a facial wash—no I'm not kidding about that!).    Below you'll find four infused honey recipes. Each one is lovely on its own, but together they make a fun gift set.    I used a different variety of honey for each recipe, attempting to pair the flavor of the honey with honeys, each with complimentary herbs and spices. Each...
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Buckaroo Organics Skincare Review

I've already shared my love of Buckaroo's laundry soap and essential oils, but did you know there's a whole line of Buckaroo Organics Skincare items too? Buckaroo sent me a few skincare items to try, and I am excited to share them with you. Especially the body butter! It is amazing! Why I love Buckaroo Organics Skincare  I love this family-owned company because of their dedication to creating safe and natural products that make a difference. They work hard to make products that 100% organic and everything they make is extremely useful in daily life.  It's important we vote with...
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What is Manuka Honey? UMF, MGO, and More

With the popularity of Manuka honey on the rise, you may be wondering what all the hype is about it. Some common questions about manuka honey include: What is Manuka honey? What is UMF and non-UMF? How is Manuka different than regular honey?  In this article we take a deep dive into the facts and find the answers to these questions and more.   What is Manuka Honey? Manuka honey is produced by bees who pollinate the Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium). This tree is native to Australia and New Zealand. It’s distinct flavor makes this honey a delicious addition to many...
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DIY Honey Mud Face Wash and Mask Recipe

Honey is one of the best kept skincare secrets. It helps support skin softness and produces a radiant glow. Learn to use it as the base for this quick and easy, homemade mud mask recipe.  It is one of the easiest ways to DIY facial care as it can be used alone or mixed with one or two simple ingredients to create a high-performing mask, wash, or facial scrub.  Honey truly is one of my favorite skincare ingredients.  Recently, there has been a surge in popularity of “honey mud” products. Most of these are facial cleansers and masks and are...
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Hydrosols: How to Use in Natural Skincare

Hydrosols, also known as flower water, have many uses in home remedies and natural skincare. In this article we discuss what they are, how they are made, the best hydrosols for home remedies and natural skincare, and how to use them.  What are Hydrosols? Before we discuss the uses for hydrosols, let's briefly dig in the the definition. The word, Hydrosol, is a chemistry term which means, “water solution.” (Source: Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy by Suzanne Catty) It is derived from the Latin “Hydro,” which means “water,” and “Sol” which means “solution.” Hydrosols are also referred to as floral water,...
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Digital Wellbeing for Families

family using computer together
With digital detoxes, “social media breaks”, and inbox overwhelm, it's clear that the digital aspects of our lives have a big impact. The impact is not just personal, it's affecting our families as well. But with small steps, we can find balance.  This post was sponsored by Google in partnership with the Forward Influence Network. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I've often found myself wondering how to effectively teach my children to manage technology. It's a whole new world to navigate… I recently learned about Google's digital wellbeing initiative and discovered their Family Guide. These guides have been...
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