Happy Friday everyone! I had such a great week, here are a few highlights:
Helping a sweet bride who has never really worn makeup decide on her wedding day look: Making a green smoothie for a group of middle school students and talking to them about the importance of proper nutrition… oh and getting to do an interview with a finger puppet for their online newsletter! Congratulating and sending off one of my best friends as she moves from Nashville to Boise, Idaho to move up in her career. So proud of you Katy, but I’m going to miss you terribly!!!! Celebrating the marriage of one of my best friend’s sisters (Congrats to Kristen and Trav!) in the Smokey Mountains and exploring the area:
Never gonna grow up!
Hope y’all have some fun relaxing weekend plans – I’ll be at the Southern Grounds Music Festival dancing to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Zac Brown Band, Jason Mraz, Willie Nelson, and more! Whooo! Look for a wrap up of this in the coming weeks PLUS lots of Miss Tennessee USA coverage (I have only one week left with the kingdom! ), an inspiring story of a breast cancer survivor in her 20s, how to accessorize with statement jewelry (with a giveaway from Mad Jewels!), etc.!
Don’t forget to enter this week’s Garden of Life Raw Fit Giveaway!
I had heard about the wonders of Aquaphor Healing Ointment, but it wasn’t until my aesthetician, Niki Johnson from Retief Skin Center (she’s the best facialist/microdermer/dermaplaner/face detoxer in all of Nashville – promise!) gave me some for this friend I have who picked at a zit too much… that I… I mean my friend, realized how amazing this stuff is. It healed up the problem in no time flat. It works wonders on cuts or infections and you can also use it as an eye cream and lip balm. I’m officially obsessed. AND it’s a drugstore product aka it’s cheap.
It was initially intended for dry cracked skin as shown on bottle, but you can use this for pretty much any skin problem you might have!
What are some of your favorite drugstore products?
With the change of the seasons upon us, I am lusting over leather items even more than usual. Colored leather, embellished leather, prim and proper leather, you get the idea! Here are a few of my current obsessions:
From one giveaway to another… this week’s giveaway is something I’m on my 3rd day (of 12) of – the Garden of Life Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox which consists of 4 supplements designed to gently detox the liver, colon, kidneys, and lymphatic system. This has been the #1 detox in Canada for 25 years and it is now being offered in the United States. It is also vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, and soy free. I’ve read before that it’s good to detox every spring and fall and this is the first one I’ve ever done using supplements. (I’ll let you know how it goes!)
Thus far I’m feeling good! Occasionally I have a mild headache, which is normal in the first few days of cleansing. Along with taking the supplements, in order for this cleanse to be totally effective, you have to follow a pretty strict diet. No dairy, no flour, no alcohol, very limited sugar aka almost no fruit… it’s about 80% vegetables with 20% grains (and/or meat if you go that route) thrown in. To me, it seems like good motivation to get back into good eating habits and cleanse myself of an overindulgent summer. I’ve done cleanses in the past with raw juice and by following a strict diet, and if this one has similar effects, I’ll be looking forward to the drastic increase in energy!
Tracy Stanz! Congratulations Tracy! Email me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it shipped out to you! Thanks again to Garden of Life for making this awesome giveaway happen. If you didn’t win this one, come back tomorrow – a new giveaway is about to get started!