Month: November 2012

so much to be thankful for and a veggie Thanksgiving

The list of ALL the things I have to be thankful for is simply too long to write.  So, let me just tell you where I was at in life one year ago today. I was in the midst of a high risk pregnancy and wondering every day if it would really work out. I was taking my mom to chemo and watching her suffer. I was trying to cover the work of about three people at my job while worrying about the above two things. Life will always have challenges.  It is easy to forget what to be thankful for and instead, focus on new stresses or troubles. This year, things are very different. I was given the honor of being the mother of a little boy that is so incredible that it sometimes seams surreal that he is mine. My mother is now strong and healthy.  She was also recently introduced to a doctor that, in one day, gave her hope and a plan. My work situation has dramatically changed for the positive …

beauty product makeover: cruelty-free body lotion

It is election day.  Things are intense.  CNN has been on since we returned from voting.  I am a responsible citizen and I care about our future. But…I’m so tired of this election.  I am worn out by the negative commercials.  I am irritated by the amount of junk mail I’ve received.  I can’t stand the political stalking of my house phone number.  Apparently, before I returned from work, someone came to my door JUST to makes sure I planned to vote for Elizabeth Warren today.  I am weary of all of the angry candidate bashing on Facebook.  Enough is enough. So, I’m busting out a girly post here to lighten things up.  Who doesn’t love talking about beauty products?  Even better, who doesn’t love using a health and beauty product that is free of any cruelty to animals? In fact, I think I’ll turn this into a series on assessing what I have and how it rates in terms of cruelty-free-ness (or lack thereof). We’ve been a cruelty-free household for many years.  There have been …