Saturday, August 21, 2010

What to Wear

He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head...

Isaiah 59:17

Friday, August 20, 2010

natural deodorant

I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but as I have been searching for the past few years, I'm thrilled to find a link to making homemade, natural, and supposedly quite effective, deodorant. Anyone ever give anything like this a try? Here's the link I've found so far, but I would love to hear other recipes, tips or links from you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I guess this is my month to talk about hair. God talks about it too, so why not?
What's the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don't be intimidated by all this bully talk. You're worth more than a million canaries.
- Luke 12:6-8 (The Message)

It's day 8 of my No-Shampoo Challenge and I'm looking forward to sharing the journey with you through my video diary in another week or so.

For those who aren't interested in going shampoo-free, a friend just passed along news that Sally Beauty is currently offer Hair One at a great discount if you will take the time to stack a couple of promotional codes:

Normally Hair One runs $10.79 at Sally's.
Place this item in your cart then enter code 555114 to receive free shipping off a $10 order.
Then add code 555905 for 20% off, dropping your order to only $8.79 including shipping/tax!
If you start your whole shopping trip by registering for a free account at eBates then entering Sally Beauty through your personal eBates link, you receive 6% cash back on your order too!

I do not know an expiration date on these coupon codes, so if this is a deal you plan to take advantage of, I would encourage you to place your order quickly so you don't miss out.  Hair One is not a product I have personally tried, but I've heard some pretty good reports about it and would love to hear your viewpoint if you have given it a personal try.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gift Certificate Give-away

My friend Annie over at A Bowl of Cheeries is hosting a wonderful give away for our mutual friend Carissa, offer a $20 gift Certificate for Stone Street Soaps. I've mentioned Carissa's wonderful soap company a few times on this blog and am currently loving my Green Clay and Tea Tree soap she made to my custom specifications! (If you aren't used to the smell of Tea Tree oil, it might be a little off-putting at first, but what it does to heal my skin sure makes it worthwhile.) Don't miss out on Annie's give-away. Head on over to A Bowl of Cheeries and leave a comment to enter today. :)

How's everyone doing on their No-Shampoo Challenge? (If you aren't sure you want to actually join the challenge but still want to make healthier selections in hair care, be sure to check out Carissa's great natural shampoo collection over at Stone Street!)  I'm on day six with mixed results, but am enjoying the journey (and my son's recording my progress for you via video to be posted at the end of the process) and am learning as I go. Are you finding any tips (to do or even to avoid) to share along the way?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shampoo Free

You may remember about a year ago I tried to go all-natural with my hair care. I posted To Poo or Not to Poo and gave it a good go, but since I was living with a PICC (deep vein semi-permanent IV) line in my arm for several months at that time, it just became more than I could manage. I caved and went back to those nasty old, chemically laden shampoos.

After having had a chunk of skin cut off my scalp last week (am currently waiting for biopsy results to see if it is cancer or not), I'm ready to pursue another No-Poo Challenge. Coming across just such a challenge on the Feelin' Feminine blog last night, then following links to learn more from Kate and finding additional Poo-Free recipes, I'm ready to give it all another try. Today I think I'll start by trying Jocelyn's egg wash.

I plan to give this method a try for at least two weeks then will updated about my progress. (I may be in a swimming pool this weekend and wonder if there are any special tips for chlorine but guess I will have to figure that out as I go.)  I truly would love to find a natural hair-care method that works for me.

Have you experimented with natural hair care? What have been your results? Any suggestions or tips you would like to share?  Anyone want to join me on a hair-care makeover?

Monday, August 9, 2010


My sweet friend Carissa just made me a batch of custom order Tea Tree Oil soaps. I'm loving them! She was so sweet to work around family allergy concerns and create a product that exactly fits my needs. If you are looking for quality, handcrafted soaps, please take a moment and check out Carissa's site at BWS tips button