When I made the cold-turkey switch to natural skincare and makeup, I felt overwhelmed and also a but jipped. I spent my entire adult life trying to hone-in on the exact right products for my unique and pretty unfortunate mixture of super dry + super sensitive skin. I felt like a thirteen year old starting from ground zero again and let me tell you–that’s not a good feeling. Over the years I have spent far too much time and resources to try out just about everything on the market and I have never loved my skincare routine more. Here are the six products that will win you over.
Our sunshine girl turned four over the weekend. Let me give you a piece of advice: do not, I repeat, do NOT listen to ‘Stop this Train’ while setting up your baby girl’s birthday party. I can’t believe we’re already here! Keogena requested a Mermaid birthday party (a ‘purple and green’ mermaid party, to be exact) and I had so much fun setting up a simple party at home with family. This girl is so easy to celebrate. Here are some photos of the party, a few tips for how to have a celebration in COVID-19 times and a little roundup of the essentials that made this party come to life.
Having a restrictive diet often requires a bit more strategy when it comes to grocery shopping. Eating organic and avoiding common ingredients can make finding a variety of foods within the ‘safe zone’ and also keeping the grocery bill at in check very difficult. Here is the mindset I keep when it comes to food shopping as well as ways I look to save on healthy food.
Last week, I hit three years of blogging here at Gold & Graphite–11 years blogging total which is absolutely wild
. I’ve had so many fantastic moments in this space so far and I’m looking forward to watching it continue to grow. I am certainly not an expert but I am often asked the tools I find essential to blogging so today, I’m sharing every single one.
For the eleven years I’ve been with O, we’ve gone to our lake house in Ontario for a portion of the summer. We’ve only missed one year and vowed never to do it again…until COVID.
When Seventh Generation reached out to talk about their diaper campaign I was thrilled. It couldn’t have been a more natural partnership since I have used their diapers since Zeameh was two weeks old and recommend them to everyone I know! If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know I try to keep things as natural as possible in our home. This is a no-brainer when it comes to baby products, but friends, that can be just plain hard sometimes. Committing to saying no to unnecessary toxins in my children’s playroom and wardrobe isn’t always easy, but thankfully Seventh Generation has made choosing a safe diaper delightful.