photography: Bryan Grayson   One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “What products do you use to clean your home that are safe around children?” Well, I can OFFICIALLY publish this blog post and I’m so excited because five of you sweet readers will walk away with free, non-toxic floor cleaning kits … Continue Reading

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My name is Elsa Christie Marley. Yes, Elsa, like in Frozen. Yes, Christie, as in follower of Christ. Marley, as in Bob Marley, but there is no relation. I know I already sound like a fictional character, but no, this is me and I want to share how God redeemed me. Unlike many in Cameroon, … Continue Reading

Perfectionism sounds glamorous, but it’s really just an illusion. It doesn’t exist.   What exists is real life.   The day to day. The meals, the memories, the songs that make you sing in the shower, the people you share it with. Real life should not be consumed with expectations of what should be or will … Continue Reading

Keeping my feet pampered is just another way to love on myself and treat my body with respect. My routine includes a foot rub, a foot soak, and my favorite foot cream. I only do this once or twice a month so that it truly feels like a day at the spa, and it’s something … Continue Reading

photography: Bryan Grayson   I switched from Dove deodorant to this natural alternative (honestly a little skeptical that it wouldn’t work as well)  but I was pleasantly surprised! This deodorant even lasts through an intense workout – which is a must.  I’m now happy to say…’s my favorite deodorant on the market. It’s called Deozein and … Continue Reading

Sigma makes one of my favorite makeup brushes called the 3DHD Kabuki. It truly works well for cream, liquid, and powder foundation. You can purchase it here for $25. It’s one of the only foundation brushes I use that isn’t a part of the green beauty community. I normally use Luxie Beauty or Ecotools. I … Continue Reading

The Shopbop sale started today and ends the 29th. With this sale you receive between 20-25% off your order on trendy and classic pieces (even already existing sale items). Orders under $500 receive 20% off with code EOTS17 at checkout Orders over $500 receive 25% off with code EOTS17 at checkout. Below are my favorites from the Shopbop sale … Continue Reading

Weight loss can be tricky (especially if you don’t know the human body)! Most people think diet and exercise will cause them to burn fat and lose weight…..but that’s not true for everyone. Diet and exercise stimulate a hormonal gland in your body to produce one of six fat burning hormones. These fat burning hormones … Continue Reading

Comparing… What do you think of when you see that word? Do you cringe and immediately feel inferior? Do you imagine someone who “isn’t as good as you” and smile because you feel superior? Maybe you think of scrolling social media and feeling the weight of not measuring up? Whatever you’re imagining….the word “comparing” probably has … Continue Reading

Dear lipstick, you make it seem like I tried harder than I actually did today. 🙂 I’m picky about lipstick because it completes a look. If it cracks easily or comes off after one sip of coffee, I just feel like I wasted time applying it. When it comes to lipstick colors, I stick to … Continue Reading