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10 Everyday Products I Swear By

I’m in a list-making mood! So, I put together this list of my top 10 must-have, everyday items: beauty items, household items, random gadgets, just a little bit of everything!

p.s. I’m not getting paid for any of these; Just wanted to share some of my favorite products with you! (:

1. Bio Oil

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I started using this when I was pregnant to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. I still use it every time I get out of the shower because I love the way it makes my skin feel! It keeps my skin so smooth and hydrated, without leaving it feeling too oily. And it smells nice too!

2. Activated Charcoal

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I’ve been using this on my teeth for several months now. It takes a little getting used to, but I love the results I’ve seen from it! I only use it once a day because it’s a little more abrasive than regular toothpaste, but it’d definitely my go-to teeth whitener now. And it’s way less harsh than the more chemical-based teeth whitening alternatives.

3. Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Spray

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I love Mrs. Meyers products! This cleaning spray is my go-to for sticky countertops, drink rings on the coffee table, yucky bathroom sinks, you name it! It is made from naturally-derived ingredients that are gentle on you and your home. So, unlike other harsher chemical cleaners, I never worry about my daughter being exposed to it. And it smells amazing! Continue reading “10 Everyday Products I Swear By”

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

I’ve been so surprised by the following this little blog has accumulated. I’m having so much fun writing and getting feedback from you guys! You’ve shown me so much love and support with every post I’ve made. So, I thought I’d take some time today to share with you a little about me (:

I’m different, a little quirky, and I love to make lists. So, here’s a list of ten things you may not know about The Curve and The Calling’s author, Sara Grace:

1. I often forget how young I am.

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I’ve always been a bit of an old soul, but only in the sense that I have a taste for things that were “before my time” (ie. music, movies, fashion), and not in a hipster I-liked-it-before-it-was-cool kind of way. I’ve just always been like that. I preferred old scratchy records and Hepburn movies over Barbie dolls and cartoons even as a child. I’ve always related well to generations older than mine. A lot of this has to do with my upbringing; my parents were (are) pretty cool cats 😉

2. I once worked retail, and I HATED it.

I like to think I’m a good worker, a go-getter. You give me a job, and I’ll get it done. But when I worked in retail, I HATED it. I’m a people person, and I love shopping, but I was so miserable in my retail job. I only worked there for one year during college and I’m honestly surprised I lasted that long. I’m not even sure why, but it’s just not for me.

3. I’m currently working on…

Being more present.

Getting involved in my community.

Being more intentional in my marriage.

4. I don’t have cable or satellite TV, and I don’t need it.

Not a big TV gal. We have Hulu and Netflix and that works just fine for me.

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Rainy Day Reads

What is it about the rain that makes us want to curl up with a good book? That’s the effect it has on me anyway.

I woke up to the soft tapping of rain on our bedroom window this morning. The urge to burrow deep into the covers and pillows was a strong one, but I knew I had to get up. One. More. Work day.

As I stretched and rubbed the sleep from my eyes, I racked my brain for every possible reason to stay at home, in bed, with book or two all day. Oh how I took advantage of those lazy college days where I could do just that!

Throughout the morning, I’ve been compiling a list of books in my head that are perfect for a rainy day. I call it my, “Ultimate, Rainy, Lazy, Cozy-Up-With-A-Good Book List”. So, that’s what I’m going to share with you today. Hopefully I have some fellow bibliophiles out there (:

 

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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

This is my all-time favorite book. Shel Silverstein was the voice of my childhood. I had the audio recording of Shel reciting, singing and shouting the poems and stories in this book. I loved reading along to his silly sing-song prose on rainy days when I was growing up. Actually, I still do (:51yVNePLRBL._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

The Feather Room by Anis Mojgani

I remember stumbling across Mojgani’s work in college. I was immediately hooked to his one-of-a-kind style. His work is so raw and beautiful. His poems just fill me with all sorts of emotions. My personal favorite is “Shake the Dust”. It gives me chills. 

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