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Easiest Homemade Soap Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here.The following is a guest post from Marsha at Small Joys.

Learn how to make your own DIY homemade soap…it’s simple!

DIY Homemade Soap

My name is Marsha and I am a wife, stepmom, and mom to five kids. I’m here today to share the easiest recipe for homemade soap.

I love DIY skincare, essential oils, organizing, writing, and putting my earbuds in and listening to books/music when my kids get crazy.  Like Lindsay, I am also slightly addicted to Bravo and it’s housewives shows.

I love the way that the housewives are able to bring the drama and help me turn my brain off after a long day with the kiddos…and also satisfy my need for drama without bringing it into my real life.

One thing I’ve been focusing on in life is my health and learning how I can restore it.  I have been through a lot of health struggles, and since I clearly have no sense of boundaries at all, I’ve written about all of them on my blog!  You can read my health journey at www.smalljoys7.com.

Another passion of mine is skin care. Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Natural/Holistic Parenting

Getting Kids Excited About Yoga

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Want to know how to get your kids excited about doing yoga? Here’s how the yoga craze started in my house!

Getting Kids Excited About Yoga

“But it’s NOT FAIR!” my four-year-old whined as we climbed the stairs to her bedroom one evening.

“Well, you know, life isn’t fair,” I responded. “But tell me. What isn’t fair this time?”

She looked as despondent as if I had just informed her that I had accidentally deleted all her Sofia the First and The Winx Club episodes from the DVR. Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Natural/Holistic

Week 2 Update: Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day

drinking a gallon of water a day

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So now it has been TWO full weeks of drinking a gallon of water a day. 

Constantly drinking water has become part of my natural routine now. I always have my 24 oz. Tervis Tumbler with me during the day. (Exception: I don’t take it out on errands, because I don’t want to have to pee in a public restroom if I don’t have to.)

Filling it up is the first thing I do in the morning (after peeing). I try to get the first 24 oz. down before I “allow” myself to have a coffee or tea. Read More »

Fashion Healthy-ish Natural/Holistic Pregnancy

Fall Skin Care Tips

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. I am not a medical professional. Advice given about skin care is merely from my own personal knowledge and experience in my 33 years of caring for my own skin.

It’s officially fall! (Even though I’ve been kind of pretending it’s fall since September 1st.)

The weather has shifted, the scent of apple pie and pumpkin lattes is in the air and women are timidly stepping out in their Uggs. Or are Uggs not popular anymore? I’ll have to seek out an answer to that from a more fashionable person than myself.

Make sure your skin care routine is adjusted for this new weather. Check out my Fall Skin Care Tips!

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Tea Time: Official GUILT Teas Review

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Disclosure: Official GUILT provided me with samples to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own.

Would you care for a spot of tea?

I love drinking tea. It makes me feel so elegant and zen. (Even though I’m neither of those things.)

But I drink it and pretend I’m Lisa Vanderpump with a British accent. Or sometimes I’m Dina Manzo, harnessing my positive energy and being all “Namaste, bitches!” Read More »