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Monday, October 24, 2016

Why I Kicked Salon Shampoo to the Curb...and you should too!

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Before I get into the dangerous chemicals that could be lurking in your shampoos, I have to say this is not a blast on one specific shampoo company.  This is my personal experience with one brand and why it lead me to search out more natural solutions for keeping my hair healthy!

My Story


Last year I started using this shampoo brand that has been around forever and is used in just about every salon I've ever visited.  It's a well-known brand that up until a few months ago, I had very positive results.

Many of you know, I have switched to a more natural lifestyle.  But I must admit, when it comes to my hair, I am extremely picky and was extremely resistent to switching to a "natural" shampoo.  They don't lather and my hair is thick...that combo just doesn't go well together.

Then this happened...

Monday, October 17, 2016

100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous Cookbook Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

*Weeknight Dish makes sure to review products fairly and transparently.  The author gave us the product for testing and review, however the opinions are our own.


Before I review the new cookbook, I must admit, I am a HUGE fan of Lisa Leake's first cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food.  I try to follow her "real food" philosophy and was not only super excited for her new cookbook, but that I was chosen to write a review!  

Let's dive in!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mantel Decor Ideas for FALL!!

Collage of mantel decor ideas

Well, the weather has finally turned chilly and the leaves are starting to turn different colors.  I decided it was finally time to get out some of my (limited) fall decor items and get my house ready for the new season!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

*This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my disclaimer statement.
This post has been edited to express some ingredient variations.  If you choose to use different ingredients from the original recipes, please read my updated thoughts.

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Well, it's that time of year again.  No, I'm not talking about Fall or a new school year.

I mean, Pumpkin Spice season.  It's everywhere!  It's in my coffee, sprinkled in hummus (really), and even found it's way into M & M's.


Close up of Muffin

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

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Today, I woke up thinking, "It's a good day for soup".

Overcast. Chilly.  Even a few leaves starting to fall on the back porch.