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New Essential-oil Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden

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New Essential-oil Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden

Phthalates and petrochemicals. How do those 2 words sound? They sound like chemicals and really don’t sound like something you’d want in products you use don’t they? These 2 are found in many fragrances you may have in your home right now. In fact, the rules regarding fragrance labeling are set up to protect the secret recipes of the companies that create them. So when you see the word ‘perfume’ or ‘fragrance’ on the label you have no idea what is really in them. Even more eye opening is that it won’t just be one harsh chemical or another, it can easily be a mix of several. It is time to spring clean those fragrances!

lavender sky perfume

Do your research. If the brand or label is hiding the ingredients then find brands that are willing to be transparent. There are 3,100 synthetic scent chemicals known that can easily be within your perfume bottle you spray on your body’s largest organ, your skin! Brands like Goddess Garden want to step up and be transparent so you know exactly what is in each bottle. Why?

Perfume ingredients

New Essential-oil Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden has nothing to hide because they are made with essential oils and other natural ingredients. The founder of Goddess Garden’s daughter had serious reactions to the synthetic chemicals in conventional body care products. Because label reading was such a necessity for them, transparency has been Goddess Garden’s standard practice.

There are 5 Essential-Oil Roll-on Perfume scent blends: Wildflower, Citrus Sunrise, Rainforest, Amber Fire and Lavender Sky. See then PLUS their ingredient list at Goddess Garden/Perfumes. And keep in mind that scents are not only in perfumes, they are in cleaning products and other body products so look for the ingredients and if they aren’t there, it’s time to change those too!

Beauty, Clothing, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

World Fashion Designers Products Available at Vida

Parenting Healthy has partnered with Vida for this fashion feature

World Fashion Designers Products Available at Vida

Who is Vida?

Notice I said ‘Who’ and not ‘What’ is Vida? Vida is a website featuring many manufacturers and fashion designers, creatives from all over the world. You get to shop unique fabrics, designs and gifts unlike any you will find in a mass retailer. I have shawls and pull overs, but none that are anything like my Magosja-Turkawski Sheer Wrap. I have many purses and none are like my 12th Man Seattle Building Clutch. Browsing the site is so much fun and there are so many great gift ideas for the fashion designers, art lovers and even just a woman who needs something extra special.

Seattle Pouch

This is the 12th Man Seattle Building Statement Clutch. Featuring a familiar skyline shot here in Seattle and for all of the Seattle Seahawks fans who are the 12th man I will be wearing this when we travel so I carry the spirit of my home city with me.

Vida Pouch 

Not just simply is it an image of the Seahawks, but the beauty of the skyline spread across the fabric. This piece is from Laurie Littlefieldwells’ collection. She is a photographer in Seattle and the print is on canvas and includes genuine leather. There is a small pocket inside for a storage compartment View her entire collection here!

Seattle Fashion

How beautiful is the fabric and colors below of my sheer wrap? This is from the Magosja Turkawski collection. Magosja is illustrator and designer from Amsterdam. All of her scarfs, tees and wraps have these gorgeous reds and blues.

Vida Sheer Fabric

This wrap is labeled as the Red Rocks Sheer Wrap. I love that it is so light and airy. It looks great even over a pair of comfy jeans. Instantly you are wearing elegance once you slip your arms through. Like wearing a piece of watercolor art stitched together by fashion designers.

Vida Top

Find a local artist or one for your favorite part of the world and you can wear and tote around pieces of inspiration and creativity from artists, fashion designers and illustrators, even photographers. Visit Vida and sign up as a member so you get sent the latest products and deals.

Beauty, Clothing, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

4 Holiday Gifts For Mom

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4 Gift Ideas for Mom

Holiday Gifts for Mom

Some of the best gifts I get are those simple everyday products that I need to reach for but can feel guilty spending the budget on. Whether it is a comfy pair of lounge pants to end my day or a wine set to relax with, it is the simple gifts that get the best use. Consider these 4 holiday gifts ideas from American Made, Philosophy, Joico and Thoughtfully.

American Made gifts

Are you wondering why you would wrap Mom a pair of jogger pants? I’ll tell you why. Once Christmas is over and we have begun to put gifts away from the kids and family and have clean up to do, we look at our gifts and see those brand new, comfy pants. We grab those up, rip off the tags and put on those brand new joggers and we always feel great and relaxed in them. I can’t speak for every Mom, but I love looking in my room after a holiday and seeing brand new beauty products and comfy clothes sitting there waiting to be used. These are the French Terry Jogger Pants from American Made.

Joico Gifts

What is the first thing you do with a new shampoo or conditioner bottle in your hand? Do you open it to smell also? That is what I always do. Not that shampoo should be judged by its aroma, but a clean smelling shampoo is so refreshing at those 10 (I mean 2 or 3) minutes of shower time the kids give us. I love Joico and now there are gift sets available that gets Mom the Shampoo, Conditioner and other Joico products all in one gift box. JC Penney and Amazon have some available.

Thoughtfully Gifts

Thoughtfully. What a better name to give to these gift sets that are stories in a box. From gifts for men, women, wine lovers, readers and more these sets are beautifully packaged. Take this Cheers to Art set for wine lovers, it comes with wine glasses, canvas, paints, candies and more. Excellent holiday gifts under $50 packed with love and fine things for Mom. If you have to mail your gift this is a great way to shop. They will send it packaged beautifully for her.


If you love getting bath and body holiday gifts but the aisles and aisles of brands and product overwhelm you, I can help. Philosophy can be found in many retailers and online and is a great brand! You really can’t go wrong with their products. Trust me! Mom will have a moment to herself and look over on her bathroom counter to lotions, bath wash and wipes calling her name for a moment of pampering. She will open them and use them. A shower gel and bubble bath called Pajamas? How can you go wrong?

Philosophy Gifts

Purity Wipes

Beauty, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Mirenesse Shona Art Tri-Contour V Face Sculpting Stick

I have partnered with Mirenesse for feature. Product was sent

Whether it’s a run to the store or to a family get together I just never seem to leave myself enough time for a full hair and makeup routine. After having long debates with my 9 year old about shorts versus pants on a 30 degree day and the dog just ran through mud and now needs rinsing off and I put on my 8th top before settling on the right one, when would I have time for makeup?

But then a little magic stick appeared in my mail and it was the Mirenesse Shona Art Tri-Contour V Face Sculpting Stick. In 3-4 swipes on my face and/or chest I get a concealer, highlighter and bronzer all in one. A little blending with my sponge leaves my face ready for some blush and eye makeup in at least half the time. Time saved is golden when trying to get out the door.

In looking at the pictures above. The top picture shows how I like to swipe on my Tri-Contour stick on one side then I repeat on the other side and around it is my face with no makeup. I have a few blemishes and uneven skin tone. Once I blend it all in I get a much more even tone and the blemishes are covered. I especially love how well it does around my eyes.

The first thing I noticed, besides the excellent eye coverage, was how light it is to wear. I truly do not feel like I have product on my face. By the time I dab concealer and sponge on bronzer and add some highlighter from my separate bottles I used to use I felt like I as wearing 3 products. Not with this stick!

This brilliant stick is also fragrance free and contain no parabens, gluten, lanolin or petrolatum. Just ingredients such as beeswax and hyaluronate and other organic ingredients.Fin out more by visiting the Mirenesse website.

Beauty, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

CoFi Genuine Leather Penny Phone Bag

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CoFi Genuine Leather Penny Phone Bag

I am excited to share CoFi Leather bags and totes with you. For the beauty lover these are truly designed with quality and style in mind. CoFi manufactures their own printed leathers using Italian papers and foils via a transfer process. These prints are so pretty. I have the Penny Phone Bag and I love taking these on trips when I don’t want to cary a large purse around all day as we travel.

cofi leather penny bag

I recently took my Penny Phone bag to Las Vega on a weekend getaway. It allows me to travel lighter when I will be doing a lot of walking all day.

cofi travel

Whether you shop online or spot the CoFi Leather products in boutiques near you, they really make great gifts. I love the phone bag size because when all I need to carry is a phone and some keys and cards it is the perfect size. It also has the long strap so I can safely wear over my shoulder or cross body style.

CoFi is owned by Steffi McTigue, who’s father was in the leather business for many decades. Keeping these bags and clutches clean is as easy as blotting off debris with a clean cloth. You can also use a light leather protectant spray on it to best protect the leather. I know that good leather will last a long time if you care for it well. So I wanted to note this for you.

The CoFi shop is full of great gift ideas for the season. Take a look!


Beauty, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Jord Elegant Wooden Watches Promo Code and Giveaway

Sample was sent for feature in partnership with US Family Guide for Jord Watches

Jord Elegant Wooden Watches Giveaway

Hand-crafted wood timepieces. Raw material, refined design JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders. Jord spends their days creating, considering, arguing, and hopefully agreeing. Then they scrap it all for the joy of starting new. It is obvious they are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. They also value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living.The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count.

I love my Sandalwood watch from the Fieldcrest series. I ordered it large because I know my son will love having this wood watch. Away at college and always on the go it is modern and a perfect gift for the holidays. It comes with extra pieces to add some length if needed and feels light. I love the quality and even the packaging is elegant. It makes such a great gift and it also comes with cleaning pens, cloths and even a bag for safe keeping.

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The Jord Giveaway

Enter to win a $100 Jord Gift Code to use on the watch of your choice! This giveaway is hosted by Jord and the entry form is for my readers. Ends 12/15/2017. Open Internationally!


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