IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation: Swatches Of All 12 Shades

we heart this - press sample affiliate link What’s your shade? IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation swatches If IT Cosmetics had a cheerleading squad, I could be team captain. I get bubbly with happiness when I hear about a new release, and love pretty much everything the brand does. Even though I already own a bounty of IT’s face products, I’m giving a big “YAY team!” to its brand new Bye Bye Foundation release, which expands the color range to 12 versatile shades. IT … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Successfully Sow Seeds Indoors

Green Talk® - .  Are you frustrated sowing seeds indoors? Maybe your seeds didn’t germinate. Or perhaps your new seedlings died before or after you planted in the garden? Here 12 way to successfully sow seeds indoors. Let’s turn that upside down frown into a smile. Why Sow Seeds Indoors? Before we start, you may ask, why sow seeds indoors? I live in zone 6 (New Jersey) and don’t have a long spring or summer.  So in order to harvest my plants timely, I need get a jump start by sowing … [Read more...]

Grow Seeds Indoors : April Update. You Can Do This.

Green Talk® - Ever wonder what it is like to grow over 200 seedlings a year?  I am small potatoes compared to other herb/vegetable farmers.  So, I thought I would give you an inside glimpse of my seedlings growing inside. You can grow seeds indoors too! Watch the video below: Indoor Seed Update! 200+ Seedlings! Update on the seeds.. See how they are doing inside. It's not too late to sign up for the How to Grow Your Seeds Indoors. 200+ plants and growing more. Saving tons of $$$ and … [Read more...]

Winter Seed Sowing Vegetables Pro and Cons

Green Talk® - What happens if you want to grow your seeds indoors but just don’t have the space?   Consider winter seed sowing.  I am a huge advocate of growing seeds indoors but realized that not everyone has the room or the budget to buy grow lights.  So, this year I took a crack at winter seed sowing, which is basically growing seeds in opaque jugs outside in the cold. It was an extreme leap of faith in Mother Nature that these seeds would germinate in the bitter cold.  I pretty much … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Multi-Use Yard Living. Eat and Enjoy.

Green Talk® - How can you create a yard that incorporates drought-tolerant plants, your veggie garden and a space for you and your guests, too? I think you can have your cake and eat it too. Creating eco-friendly landscape and interior designs has taught me that you can have a beautiful, functional space that both looks great, gets use, and fits your eco-friendly standards. In this case, you can create a yard that you want to sit outside in, grow a garden in, and looks great too. Let’s … [Read more...]

Sleep On Latex: A Healthier Mattress to Sleep Better

Green Talk® - Could your mattress be the culprit to your sleep deprivation? Do you toss and turn and wake up with a sore back? This was me. As a gardener, I abuse my body with my constant twisting and bending. But not any mattress will do. I only wanted a nontoxic healthier mattress since my mattress should meet the same requirements as my organic garden–pure, healthy, and made with care. Sleep On Latex mattress fit the bill. I was given a mattress to review and I only review … [Read more...]

Gone Vegan: And Loving My New Life

Green Talk® - In the summer, I decided to become a vegan. You may recall when I became a vegetarian several years ago. I stayed a vegetarian for three years but decided to return to eating meat for health reasons. This time I jumped in veganism head first and have never felt better. Weird, huh despite all my difficulties being a vegetarian. I know it seems confusing as to why I left being a vegetarian in the first place. When I went vegetarian, my gut health wasn’t good and I was … [Read more...]

Proper Lighting to Grow Seeds Indoors.

Green Talk® - If Tina Turner was a gardener, she would sing, “what’s light got to do with it?” Everything, my sunflowers. If you want to grow successful indoor vegetable and flower seedling, proper lighting is the key. Since this is the time to sow seeds indoors, let’s shed some illumination on proper lighting to grow seeds indoors. Lighting to grow seeds indoors. Before I begin, let’s dispel the window scenario right now. Use the window and your seedling will … [Read more...]

How to Grow Grains in a Small Garden

Green Talk® - Ever thought of growing your grains in your garden? Worried you don’t have enough room? I grow small amounts of grain in my raised beds or plots dedicated to herbs. So, if you ever had the itch to grow your grains, I will show you how. In the past, I have grown amaranth, buckwheat, sorghum, quinoa, and oats. Since my family is gluten free, I have never attempted to grow wheat. In this article, I will focus on some of the easier grains such as buckwheat, sorghum and … [Read more...]

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream Review

we heart this - affiliate link Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream Review: Is it a savior for our peeper puff? My undereye battles have been well-documented during my decade as a WHT reviewer. To recap: everything makes my eyes puff up, and very little helps de-puff them. This ongoing issue is the reason I got so excited when I heard about an eye cream that immediately diminishes puffiness and dark circles. In this we heart this Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream review, we wonder could … [Read more...]

Fresh Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm Review

we heart this - There’s a bakery in my neighborhood that makes the most delicious, tiny vanilla cupcakes with lemon zest frosting. Before I devour one of these little bites of joy, I always sniff it like a maniac. True story: more than once, I’ve gotten frosting on my nose inhaling the smell. If only someone could bottle it, I’ve often thought, I’d wear it from head to toe. So when I cracked open my jar of Fresh Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm ($18), I swooned with … [Read more...]

Spring Allergies: 10 Ways To Help You Deal

Life The Green Way - Yay, spring is finally here! I'm excited about the longer days, warmer weather, and finally being able to wear sandals again!  I am NOT, however, looking forward to another allergy season.  It's nice to know that I'm not alone though: an estimated 54% of the American population has a reaction to at least one allergen (a substance, often a protein, that causes an allergy, such as pollen or dust).  Although indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, pet dander and … [Read more...]

12 Popular Green Myths Debunked

Life The Green Way - Most people think that going green is either much too expensive or way too much trouble for them to be bothered with because they're unsure of what exactly is green and what's not. Here I've debunked 12 popular green myths.Green Myth 1: When Appliances Are Off, They Don't Use PowerLife The Green Way ©Fact: Appliances and other electronic devices continue to use power even after they've been turned off. Vampire power, also called "standby power," is the energy a piece of … [Read more...]

Frosty Fresh: 15 Frozen Fruits and Vegetable for Your Winter Grocery Shopping List

Life The Green Way - Well, it's that time of year again...winter is coming!Most of us want to be more fit, boost our antioxidant intake, AND save money. I'm going to show you how you can do all three at the same time! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I've put together a list of 15 frozen fruits and vegetables - yes, frozen - that will help you do just that! By Peggy Greb, U.S. Department of Agriculture [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsEspecially during the winter months, … [Read more...]

8 Top Foods to Boost Your Immune System With Vitamin C

Life The Green Way - Cold and Flu season are rapidly approaching and most of us are either trying to avoid getting sick or trying to kick seasonal allergies. Since Vitamin C helps the body maintain healthy tissues and a strong immune system, it's a great ally in boosting your immunity. Vitamin C also assists in the body's absorption of iron. According to the USDA's Dietary Guidelines, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C for adult men is 90 mg, and for adult women it is 75 mg. … [Read more...]

4 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Holidays Healthy

Life The Green Way - The holiday season is upon us! That means that you're probably spending a lot more time in the kitchen - whether you're hosting a party or simply cooking a traditional meal for your family. No matter what the reason, you're going to shop for many ingredients, cook, clean, and enjoy lots of yummy food (let's hear it for the leftovers)!If you're like me (and I'll bet you are, since you're here), you want to buy quality food that is also healthy for your family, while keeping … [Read more...]

Yummy and Healthy Avocado Dip

Life The Green Way - Avocados are a creative way to increase your fruit intake during the fall and winter months. You can add them to almost any dish. Avocados contain about 8% of your recommended daily value of fiberPhoto Credit: Elena White @lifethegreenwayper serving. Dietary fiber from fruits, as a part of an overall healthy diet, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and also may lower risk of heart disease.Here is a family favorite that is healthy and yummy (and a great football gameday … [Read more...]

What to Consider Before Installing Solar Energy in Your Home

Blog of Bridesire - At one time you can decide to use solar energy in your home in order to avoid being dependent on utility companies.With this decision,it’s important to understand the technicalities and the uses you can expect.This article can help you with the information you need before you install solar energy in your home. Use of the solar panel battery The solar panel battery is used once you set up a solar energy system in your home.You might need to use solar energy alone in your home … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips for Your Wedding in 2017

Blog of Bridesire - Whether you’re seeking beautiful but inexpensive wedding dresses or eco friendly bridesmaid dresses, there are numerous ways to save on your wedding dress and the entire wedding itself. You don’t need an expensive wedding to proclaim your committment to your partner. Here are some money saving tips that will keep the wedding within your budget and still be classy. Put a Limit on Guest List You can save money on your wedding by limiting the number of guests who come to your … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mousse That Is Healthy And Delicious!

Life The Green Way - Vegan Chocolate Mousse1 Ripe avocado1/4 cup cocoa powder1/4 cup raw agave nectar1/4 cup almond milk2 tsp. vanilla extractDirections:Combine all of the ingredients. Puree until smooth. Serve chilled.Elena White is the founder and editor of Life The Green Way, clean water advocate, and a "rurban" wife and mother. Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway. (c) Life The Green Way - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Earthbound’s Earthfest Benefits Black Warrior Riverkeeper on April 18th

Life The Green Way - A beloved event is returning for all who enjoy live music, clean water, and local food, beer, and art. Saturday, April 18 from 2pm to sundown, Earthbound will play their annual outdoor rock concert, Earthbound’s Earthfest, at Avondale Brewery (201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222).The event’s purpose is to celebrate Earth Day and promote Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization. The Black Warrior River basin includes parts of 17 … [Read more...]

Who Wants Cake? (Answer: We ALL Want Cake!)

we heart this - press sample affiliate link Pixi Beauty Review: Pixiglow Cake I’ve never said “no” to cake IN MY LIFE. So, it’s only fitting that I am saying a loud “YES!” to the new Pixi Beauty Pixiglow Cake. This enormous pan of light-diffusing blush is bringing me some serious joy, y’all. It’s one part blush, one part highlighter, one part contour color, and all parts gorgeous. If you suffer from dull skin or prefer a beauty look that makes … [Read more...]

Splurge vs. Steal: Spring Fashion Trends

we heart this - sponsored post Spring is here! And as you enter your closet to pack away your sweaters, tights and scarves; take a look at what remains. You may be ready for spring, but is your closet? (Gulp.) If the answer is no, have no fear. We’ve got three spring fashion trends that will fill the gaps tout de suite! And because we got your back; we’re giving you splurge vs. steal options for all. The bonus good news? It’s time for another Shopbop sale! So, if you act fast, … [Read more...]