Celebrate Summer Giveaway

PMD Summer Lemon giveaway

Summer is almost here and I could not be more excited for long days of sunshine, sandals and eating al fresco.  I’m so appreciative for all the positive feedback about this new endeavor and I just want to say thank you. Thank you for the comments, tweets and Facebook love. It means so much. I wish you all the happiest of summers. Leave a comment sharing one of your summer plans and you’ll be entered to win a couple goodies from 100 Percent Pure. I love anything citrus related and their Meyer Lemon Body Scrub and Read More →

Good Energy Changes Everything

PMD Friday Gems

By Estelle Hayes “Beauty is an energy.” -Indie Lee This quote on Twitter got my attention last night as I edited photos from a recent trip to wine country. Those words feel so true, so comforting and perfect for nearly everything that came from that trip. The crazy pretty light that fills every corner of that part of California is magical and the quiet energy is contagious. Which brings me back to Indie Lee, a young woman who had a potentially fatal brain tumor removed several years ago and went on to launch a company Read More →

Peachy Beachy Clean Make Up

PMD make up

By Estelle Hayes I’m finally taking the clean make up plunge. I’m going all in and throwing out all my toxic make up. Full disclosure: I’ve been using the same eye shadow, eye liner, bronzer and tinted moisturizer for nearly two decades and I do mean (in some cases) the same original compact of MAC eye shadow. Gross, I know. Obviously, I’m not a daily wearer and I realize this leaves me in the minority. Still, I’m finally committing to tossing all of it and replacing each item with a clean version. So, in addition Read More →

One Clean Tip ~ Safe Sunscreen

PMD Saturday Gems

By Estelle Hayes With the weather warming up, we’ll all be spending more time outside – tending to gardens, taking extra long bike rides and picnics at the beach. At least, those activities are high on my list for this weekend. Before you head out, be sure to pick up some clean sunscreen for your family – free from nasty chemicals. The Environmental Working Group has done your homework for you. Check out their sunscreen recommendations before you head out to the store. Photo credit: Estelle Hayes

Friday gems ~ think sustainable flowers and more


Wishing you all a happy Friday and a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. Whether you’re a mother or simply honoring one, I hope it’s joyous occasion. I’ve rounded up a few links from the week that you don’t want to miss out on. Have you heard of the 50-mile bouquet movement? If you live in the Bay Area, check out Flora Grubb on Sunday for an inspired talk about locally sourced flowers. But first, check out Flora’s blog for great tips on how to think sustainably when it comes to your own floral arrangements. Do you Read More →

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