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Pretty in Pink – A Summer Wedding

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by admin

Ashley and Mark


GLUE STICK GIRLS – Creating a Visual Journal by Nikki Hardin

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by admin


If you travel this summer, smart phones make it easy to document every cathedral, museum, scenic outlook, beach, roller coaster and meal along the way. I have so many photos from various trips I’ve taken over the years that I recently went through my computer and deleted the bad, the mediocre and the duplicates. After all, how many shots of a plane wing do I really need?



Au Naturale

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by admin

Going all natural is one of the best things you can do for your body this summer! You watch what you eat, work out, and are sure not to forget to wear sunscreen but products you apply directly to your skin go straight into your blood stream. Many companies claim to be organic and all natural but you can’t believe everything you read.

We decided to make it really simple by carrying only lines that are actually organic and made from pure, natural ingredients. Another way to keep it simple is by using products with simple ingredients that are 100% non-toxic. We’ve put together a list of the five ingredients that will dramatically change your skin for better, the natural way.


Hello World: Writing a Personal Manifesto by Nikki Hardin

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by admin

I fell in love with personal and creative manifestos several years ago when I discovered “A Manifesto for Incomplete Growth” by Bruce Mau. Although it was intended for designers, it’s such a strong statement about living and working creatively that I return to it again and again for inspiration. Here are a few of his precepts:


A personal manifesto is to an individual as a mission statement is to a company. I read a definition recently that put these two documents in perspective: a mission statement is usually about the way you do business, while a personal manifesto is a way of life.


Does Your Beauty Regimen Pass the Test?

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by admin

I recently discovered this app “Think Dirty” and am completely blown away by the allergens, toxins, carcinogens, and chemicals banned in Canada and the EU that are perfectly legal here in the United States. The app provides an unbiased look into every beauty product on the market, revealing what “organic” and “all natural” really mean when dealing with beauty products.

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Hunter Brooks Charcoal Scrub: A Word with the Creator

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by admin

Right now I am staring down less than 100 days until I turn forty. I know everyone says what great skin I have and yes, some of it is in the genes, but a lot of it is the work I’ve put into it.
I am not a good person. I rarely pass a bottle of wine without testing it out, you know for the sake of others just incase it’s gone bad. I am quitting smoking, please don’t judge too harshly. And I was a swimmer all of my life and still don’t wear sunscreen all that much. I even sleep in my makeup more often than I care to admit. See, not a good person.
About fifteen years ago my girlfriend who is an amazing friend but also a bad person, we were sitting in her art gallery guzzling wine when we realized we either become better people for the sake of our aging or figure out how to cheat. We started asking some of the women that were coming in what their secrets were and a few ingredients kept popping up again and again. Persian ladies and ladies of Asain descent all said that they made their own sugar scrub and used it daily. Olive oil and coconut oil were also biggies. We went to work. The scrub that you see now was perfected over fifteen years and too many girlfriend happy hours that I care to admit.


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