Why Beautycounter: Glowing Moments 2016


I will be the first to admit that this “wholeistic” lifestyle/mommy blog of mine has been overrun with posts about Beautycounter in the last couple of months. It’s for good reason though as this brand of safe beauty products has been life changing for me. Not only have they improved my skin while being made of completely safe ingredients, Beautycounter has  offered me an opportunity to share my passion for safer products! This is an easy mission to share when these  products work so, so well.  It has also been a chance to earn an income as well, however I want that to look like! Not only does Beautycounter produce amazing products, their mission is to improve the industry as a whole and get safer products into the hands of everyone!

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The whole experience has been so much fun and 2017 is going to be a great year! If you want more info on how to sign-up, check out this link:


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Check out this video below for more information on what Beautycounter has accomplished this year! 

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My picks for a vegetarian Christmas

Ah Christmas, the time of year where we gather and eat, and eat, and eat, and eat. It’s glorious! But, I am not nor have I ever been a turkey fan, and pork is out of the question. As a family we don’t eat meat with the exception of some fish and we have also recently decided to go dairy free (with the exception of a cheesy treat here and there – still looking for a great nut cheese). I know, what a great time of year to have a relatively limiting diet but, I have learned a few awesome recipes that work well for the vegetarians this time of year!

My extended family is all meat eaters so, I typically bring a vegetarian main dish for my family. This year I am going to bring Eating Bird Food’s Lentil Loaf – I will cook them in muffin tins and add a mushroom gravy to suit our tastes! This meal will be paired with whatever salads and vegetables appear at Christmas dinner! Typically I would do a roast vegetable.


Also, as an appie, I will be making this sweet pea hemp dip by Joyous Health!

For brunch on Christmas morning – we will be doing these  pancakes by Minimalist Baker, much to the dismay of my younger brother. They are so delicious he won’t be able to refuse with some fruit and maybe peanut butter and maple syrup – seriously so delicious! Of course, we can’t forget the mimosas!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with a Healthy Twist





This recipe is from Averie Cooks


1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, added to taste
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins or nuts, optional and to taste1/2 cup of organic hemp hearts
1/4 cup of ground chia seeds


  1. Mix together egg, butter, sugars, vanilla.
  2. Add oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, optional salt.
  3. Add the chocolate chips, optional raisins or nuts, and seeds.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with baking paper. Roll into balls and space about nine cookies per sheet.


Gift safer beauty this holiday season


Looking for amazing products that are high quality, beautiful and functional? All that while being safe for your skin! Beautycounter products contain no harsh chemical ingredients and all products contain ingredients that you can be sure are safe for human health. These products are great for anyone on your list! Here are my top 3:

  1. Lip Sheers: These gorgeous lipsticks are sure to please. They are buttery soft to apply, and add a nice pop of colour and moisture to any lip and skin tone.
  2. Naughty to Nice Gift Set: This duo is amazing for acne prone skin! Our charcoal bar is a hit and the charcoal mask is super purifying! It’s like a 10 min facial in a box!
  3. Cleansing Balm: This gift is a sure bet for anyone on your list! It is long lasting and so multi-purpose. Can be used as a cleanser, makeup remover, mask, and moisturizer!