Cool Stuff
“What You Should Plant in Your Window Boxes This Spring”

Spring will be here before we know it. Thank goodness. We’ve already noticed buttercups and daffodils popping up in some neighborhoods. It has us in the gardening spirit and we are very ready for a little curb appeal to inspire us for spring. First things first we cannot wait to tackle our window boxes. We experimented for a few years and have been doing some research and these are the […]

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“How to Wrap Meat for the Freezer”

The key to storing and freezing meat effectively is in how you wrap meat for the freezer. Freezer burn, the most common cause of wasted meat in the freezer, is the process of dehydration that happens when meat isn’t wrapped properly. Most people don’t realize it, but even ice evaporates in the freezer over time (ever notice how ice cubes get smaller as they sit there?). Here is how to […]

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“DIY Natural Dry Shampoo”

The art of turning typical kitchen items into healthy body products is something we do regularly, especially given how many chemicals are now in the store-bought stuff, not to mention how expensive they are! We love the idea of getting resourceful and knowing exactly what is in our products, and keeping it as natural as possible. G, herself, is constantly on the road traveling so one of the top beauty products she […]

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“Great Women in History: Madam C.J. Walker”

It’s the second edition of our latest series, “Great Women of History.” This month, we introduce you to Madam C.J. Walker, a true pioneer on many levels. Great Women in History: Madam C.J. Walker PHOTO: Pinterest Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, a #selfsufficient pioneer, she went about inventing a line of […]

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“6 Inspirational Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now”

Lately I have been trying to be more intentional with the time I spend on my cell phone. I’ve gone so far as to tell my closest people that I’m getting a landline so that if they need to reach me urgently they can call me there, rather than text me and expect an immediate response. And I’ve been putting away social media apps in favor of knitting and reading. […]

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“How to Make Charcoal Soap”

When you think of charcoal you probably think of grilling, right? Well, if you are into beauty, health and wellness at all you’ve probably noticed this odd ingredient popping up everywhere, from charcoal soap to activated charcoal protein bars. What exactly is this all about? Charcoal is an organic residue that is derived from various sources like wood, coal, coconut shells, or even bamboo (okay, still seems weird to be putting it on your […]

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“At Home Remedy: DIY Vapor Rub”

If you have been lucky enough to avoid the flu this season, you are a unicorn. This flu season is an epic one, some doctors are saying it may continue well into March. We are always looking for ways to boost our immune system and cure our bodies in the most natural and resourceful way possible. We took a look at the back of our common vapor rub ingredients, and […]

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“9 Ways to Pamper Yourself Today”

Happy Valentine’s Day! We want to shake things up and make Valentine’s Day all about checking in with yourself and taking time for some self-care. These are some of our favorite ways to pamper ourselves, perfect for days like today. Have some favorites that we haven’t thought of? Leave them for us in the comments! 9 Ways to Pamper Yourself Today: A Little At-Home Spa Day: When was the last […]

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“Spring Break Destinations You Have Not Thought of Yet”

It may seem like Winter is never-ending, but Spring is right around the corner and if there is one way to beat the winter blues, it is thinking about the next adventure.  We came up with the perfect spring break destinations you may not have thought of yet. We’ve done our research and considered factors such as crowd control (nobody really wants to be swamped with drunken college goers), budget, and activities […]

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“7 Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk”

We know many of you, like us, have made health and wellness one of your major goals this year. We have made use of our food + fitness agendas (you can get one for yourself HERE!), and have made a point to try and pre-schedule our workouts into our time blocks for the day, but sometimes we find it really difficult to get it all in. Many of our days, like many […]

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