Keeping Our Hands Clean: Is Your Soap Safe?

Teenie tiny has a lot of energy, and I do mean a lot. In order to keep my sanity (and hers), I try to have a lot of active time planned for us during the week. Most of the time, that means a lot of running and playing in our garden/backyard (which she has lovingly …

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Galveston’s Seaweed: The Problem is The Solution

First impressions are often misleading. Such was the case when our family took a short vacation to Galveston island off the Texas gulf coast. When we walked out to the beach from the resort where we were staying, we felt that the sand, though a very light beige with fine texture, was somewhat... dirty. In …

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Homemade Makeup: D.I.Y. Cacao Powder Foundation

Ever since I was a kid, I've been mesmerized by the idea of creating my own cosmetics and fragrances. I used to collect random flowers and smash them carefully (and sometimes not so carefully), so I could mix and match the scents I created. As I got older, a full schedule and varying responsibilities kept …

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