Stretching: Pre-Workout

Stretching is the most important part of any workout. There are many types of stretches designed for various activities. For instance, before a ballet class, I would suggest stretches that work on loosening your hips. I used to play collegiate volleyball and Paul ran collegiate track so our stretching and warm up routines varied. I focused … Continue Reading

How I Make My Own Face Serum – Cocktail Style

I love making my own non-toxic lifestyle products to clean with at home, but I’ve never tried making my own skincare products. That’s above my pay-grade. #notachemist Anyway, I ran into this company at the Indie Beauty Expo held in Dallas last month and they created a facial cocktail for me. I’d never seen or … Continue Reading

Things To Do In South Lake Tahoe

Coming back from vacation was difficult because South Lake Tahoe was an absolute dreeeeeam. My sister-in-law and I were both annoying our husbands about moving there. Every single day. I was slightly serious though…..   Here’s some of the highlights for those of you that DM’d me on Instagram: 1). open air train to carson city nevada. … Continue Reading

Natural Products From Whole Foods That I Love

I’ve tried many natural products from Whole Foods, and these are my current favorites.   I thought I’d let you know my top four that I have stored for the summer, because I have too many to name in one post! Plus, switching to toxic-free products can be daunting if you don’t know where to begin! Whole … Continue Reading

Guest Blog: My Personal Walk With God

It all started when I was 5, I was told to ask for Jesus to come live in my heart at a local daycare. I vividly remember being moved by something in that moment. It was warm and nice, but following that short encounter, I spent 15 years seeking the world. In return, it would … Continue Reading

Why Switch To Natural Products?

Why switch to natural products? I can’t speak for anyone else, but the catalyst to my personal lifestyle switch is mentioned in the beginning of an older post I wrote here. The quick answer is this: Life is precious. Health matters. Toxins are real and avoidable.  Many people in my family have passed away due … Continue Reading

Farmer’s Market Date

photography: Bryan Grayson Farmer’s markets are one of my favorite ways to begin the summer months. There’s nothing better than local, organic, ready-to-eat fruit  and fresh air to kick off my weekend. We usually stick to the farmer’s market in downtown Dallas, but we like to try little markets from time to time to see … Continue Reading

Wedding Day Memories + Vendors

The officiant began our wedding ceremony with these words of wisdom, “Marriage is a holy estate given by God to fulfill us as individuals and as a couple and to conform us as maturing believers into the image of Christ.” I see that so vividly now. I’m living the bible verses that I’ve grown up reading. … Continue Reading

#liveveiledfree

photography: Bryan Grayson My company hashtag (#liveveiledfree) is based on 2 Corinthians 3:17-18. Read here to find out exactly what it means. Warning: it’s lengthy so make sure you have time and don’t feel rushed at all while reading. It took me five hours to simplify this verse and make it relevant to you guys. … Continue Reading

Natural Shampoo & Conditioner for Damaged Hair

Some women can go A WEEK without washing their hair and I applaud them. That’s great for hair growth and natural shine! I’m not one of those women, though. I wash my hair once every two or three days, because I work out a lot and my hair feels disgusting from the sweat. On day two … Continue Reading