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    DIY Lash Booster

    Maybe you’re like me and your eyelashes and eyebrows are a little sparse?? All of those years in the 90s of thin brows being “in” has sure done a number on us, hasn’t it. Did I just age myself? That’s cool…40 is the new 30, right? Castor oil has long been something that has supported healthy hair growth but I wanted to take things up a notch so I also added lavender and cedarwood essential oils, which also help with healthy hair growth. The recipe is super easy to do. Add to an empty mascara tube: Organic Castor Oil2 drops Lavender essential oil2 drops Cedarwood essential oil Apply every evening…

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    how’s homeschool going?

    “How’s homeschool going?” In short, great! Whenever someone asks I frequently say, “better than expected” because it’s true. I will admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this first year. I thought there would be many tears as we adjust to this new life but that simply hasn’t been the case for us and for that I am so grateful. We frequently ask the kids how school is going (maybe too often) because I want to keep a good gauge of what might need changed. When people ask, the kids both say it’s going well. Ellie admits that she doesn’t care for Latin and Cartography but loves doing school in…

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    mineral makeup tips

    I LOVE, like LOVE LOVE LOVE, Savvy Minerals Makeup. When it came out last summer I was quick to ditch my old makeup (one of the last things I was waiting to change over to a healthier option) and purchase my favorite colors of Savvy to use every time I wear makeup. I love that it’s free from all of the junk and that it actually helps diminish the appearance of imperfections and blemishes. I have a few tips & hacks for you today regarding mineral makeup. Color Matching  – It can be hard to buy makeup online because you can’t color match your foundation when looking at a computer screen. Here we…

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    why we chose to homeschool

    So why homeschool? This is a question we’ve been asked so many times and I feel like the best answer I can give is because God asked us to. I don’t know if this is forever, but I do know that He’s asked us to do something I never thought we’d do in obedience to Him. There are what seems like a million little reasons why this decision was made easier. First, we love to travel and adventure together and homeschool seemed like a logical way to do this easily as a family. Also, both of our kids have done well in school and have been bored at times so…

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    some exciting news!

    Yes I know it’s cheesy but I’m just so excited. When I announced that I was closing my business, one of my customers and new friends Chanda Mackey reached out to me in obedience to the whisper that God put on her heart. After much prayer, discussion and meeting with she and her husband last week I have decided to pass the torch to her! I will be training her on how to make the teeny stamped bands as well as other items that I currently sell. She will be making some of your favorites so that you can still get your items to celebrate life’s events. I know many of…