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i got it from my mama


Raise your hand if you wanna age gracefully…

Is your hand raised!?

Mine too.

My mom taught me the importance of proper skin care from a young age and she looks pretty awesome for a 55 yr old!……(Hi, mom! Don’t be mad at me for telling the world your age 😉 )

A consistent skin care routine is key to keeping your skin young and vibrant. Over the last few years I have been trying to make an effort to add less toxic products to my routine. After all the whole point of cleaning your face/ body is to remove dirt and grime…not add to it!

If you look at the ingredients in most grocery store brands you will find chemicals you can’t pronounce and parabens that can actually damage skin.

Your skin is your biggest organ, anything you put ON your body goes INTO your body….take a second to really think about that…kinda scary, huh?!

the cottage greenhouse skincare natural healthy


Mom has introduced me to hundreds of products throughout the years. The Cottage Greenhouse being the most recent….

She gifted me the ginger and agave set for Christmas and I am really liking it (…almost time to restock).



My sister and I have eczema so we have to be careful what we use. This brand is gentle enough for both of us and is inspired by fresh and wholesome ingredients….based out of Denver, CO it is paraben free, never animal tested, & formulated with up to 98% natural ingredients….(not 100% natural but definitely a step in the right direction).



Side Note: My biggest tip to you (that I learned from my mom) is to never pull on your skin… if you have eye makeup that won’t come off, NEVER scrub with a wash cloth……use a cleaner, lotion, or oil to help remove the leftover mascara. I feel like this is common sense but scrubbing/pulling stretches your skin and can cause premature wrinkling. (…and fuck wrinkles, am I right!?)



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ginger almond tea

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This last Saturday some ladies and I got together and hosted a baby shower for one of my dear friends. She is expecting a little boy next month and we can’t wait to meet him. At the party we served cake, mints, nuts and I made ginger almond tea. I got the recipe from Susie, a Boise City local, and it was a complete hit. Next time I serve this I might add champagne or wine to the mixture! (Thanks for the idea, Kassidi)


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 5 tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 liter ginger ale – chilled


  • In a large bowl pour boiling water over tea bags.
  • Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags, stir in sugar, water, lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Chill in refrigerator.
  • Add ginger ale right before serving. Makes 3 quarts



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