Sunday Thoughts on Magic v. Fear

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By Katie Mattern “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are almost always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  –Roald Dahl Early Friday morning so many lives were inexplicably taken in Colorado and my heart breaks for all of those who experienced the terrifying event and those who lost loved ones.I am trying to remind myself that there is much more beauty in this world than ugliness. More kindness than hate. And much more magic than fear. Read More →

Grounded in Henry Miller

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By Estelle Hayes This quote, spotted at the Henry Miller library in Big Sur last weekend, grounds me every single time I read it. I’ll be printing my own copy to tape up in my office for daily encouragement and inspiration. Do you have a favorite quote that helps you through the day? I’d love to start a collection. “Forget yourself.” That is just so good. Photo credit: Estelle Hayes

My Journey to Clean Living

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By Estelle Hayes While pregnant, I became hyper aware, as many women do, of everything I was putting into my body. Whether it was choosing organic apples I craved so intensely or creams free from parabens, I was starting a journey that would impact my lifestyle and my role as a consumer forever. I didn’t realize that those small steps to protect myself and my growing baby would ignite a passion so strong I would launch a blog devoted to finding clean alternatives to virtually every conventional product I use daily. But here I am. Read More →

One Clean ~ It’s the Pits

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By Melissa McArdle  We all have them. Armpits. The annoying source of funk that seems to require major ‘pampering’ in order to be socially accepted and friend worthy. It’s no longer a secret that the anti-stink roll-ons which blanket the beauty and body care aisles are not exactly what you want to be placing upon your body. Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your ‘spring shower’ scented stick? Good luck with the pronunciations, and I hope your eyebrows furrowed a bit at the sight of aluminum as an active ingredient.  But Read More →

Backyard Picnic Quinoa Salad

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By Estelle Hayes The warm weather has our family spending loads of time outside. I love to take my coffee on the backyard stoop in the mornings, even if it’s just for five minutes. It feels so good to get outside and check on the tomatoes and herbs. Emerson has been loving backyard picnics these days. We spread out a blanket and take snacks outside in the shade. I highly recommend this quick, easy and healthy salad for your very own backyard picnic. Especially, if you’re new to quinoa – it’s a great gateway recipe. Read More →

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