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Things I love:⁣ @blkandgrn + this non-toxic remover by @rootedwoman. ⁣ ⁣ @blkandgrn is an online marketplace for black + mostly female owned companies that make clean products. ⁣ ⁣ @drkristianh is the founder of this marketplace as well as the blog + podcast. {Please see previous post}. ⁣ ⁣ This polish remover by @rootedwoman Is INCREDIBLE. It will last you forever, it doesn’t smell gross like acetone remover + it takes seconds to work. ⁣ ⁣ @rootedwoman Makes 9-free, vegan polish + this killer polish remover {pun not intended😂}. ⁣ ⁣ The 9-Free Polish Breakdown-⁣ ⁣ In order for a nail product to be considered 9-FREE, it must not contain any of the below ingredients:⁣ ⁣ Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)⁣ Formaldehyde, Toluene⁣ Formaldehyde Resin⁣ Camphor⁣ Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)⁣ Xylene⁣ Paraben⁣ Phthalate⁣ Animal Ingredients⁣ ⁣ #themoreyouknow

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🌿URGENT NEWS + SUPPORT NEEDED🙏🏽⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Dr. Kristian Henderson is a woman I’ve long admired from afar. A professor at George Washington University, + the founder of @blkandgrn, a market place for black-owned natural products, blog, + podcast. She is simply amazing. Imagine my joy when a mutual friend introduced us. I emailed her this week to see if we could finally put a date to hanging out, which we’ve been trying to schedule for months now...but she is a busy woman. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This morning, I see the message below on my feed + I’m sick. So please pray, please support, please help. Life is so fragile, it shocks me every time. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This woman has done so much for our community. I’m praying for you Kristian + Baby August. God’s got you. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ______________________________________⁣⁣ URGENT HEALTH NEWS 🌿⁣⁣ ⁣ This past Monday, @drkristianh along with her husband Jason, and 3-month old son August were in a critical car accident where Kristian and August both sustained critical injuries.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ While August will soon be discharged, Kristian is currently in a coma and in critical condition, so the Henderson & Edwards family along with the entire BLK + GRN team, are soliciting all of your prayers, healing energy, and love as she fights for her life and the families prepare for the long road to recovery.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ Anyone who has been privileged enough to meet or know Dr. Kristian are instantly blown away by her passion and commitment to the people and causes she fights for, so we have no doubt that that same fighting spirit we know and love, will apply to her current fight and future recovery journey.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ Family and friends from all over the country have pulled together to ensure that BLK + GRN stays fully operational, so any purchases you make on the site will allow us to continue the work that Dr.Kristian started —-elevating the platform of Black women artisans worldwide and funding their dreams.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ You can also support by donating directly to the family or by simply leaving encouraging words through Dr. Kristian’s site which is linked in our Insta-Story today and will be under the ‘Founder’ highlight after today.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ ***Continued in the comments below***👇🏽

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You’ve heard of a reef-friendly sunscreen, right?⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ How about toddler-friendly sunscreen? Because apparently your child likes to bathe in it when you turn around for one second. ⁣🙄❤️😂⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ @beautycounter is both. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Countersun sunscreen- link in bio⁣⁣

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🌿Promo code alert!!!⁣🌿 ⁣ I'll admit it, I love a cause. I'm always intrigued by a company who cares about people + planet as much as profit. ⁣ ⁣ I also have an addiction to this whipped shea butter. It smells amazing + feels divine. Anything that has 75 uses is up my alley. ⁣ ⁣ Cracked heels? Shea butter⁣ Frizzy hair? Shea Butter⁣ Edges need some help? Shea butter⁣ Excema, acne, baby care? Shea butter⁣ It's seriously that good!⁣ ⁣ 💡New Company Spotlight:⁣ ⁣ I found North Shea through my brother-in-law. He kept telling about this amazing company with an amazing story. He. Was. Right.⁣ ⁣ The founders are Ghanaian natives and social entrepreneurs who sought earnestly for a way to liberate hardworking women in Northern Ghana from poverty. ⁣ ⁣ 🌱Every Northshea product is individually handcrafted by women in Ghana, whose tireless effort + hard work create a shea butter of unmatched quality.⁣ ⁣ 🌱Northshea, named after the region, is committed to the double bottom line of enriching both skin + life. ⁣ ⁣ 🌱This venture addresses female joblessness and alleviates poverty in rural Ghana by employing local Ghanaian women + paying them to double their average income, which is money they can use to feed their families and re-invest back into their communities.⁣ ⁣ 🎁 Northshea has generously given me a promo code to share with all of you! Head to @northshea + use code greenandwell for 15% off. ⁣ ⁣ #dogoodandfeelgood⁣ #beautywithapurpose⁣ ⁣#sponsored

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Breasts, boobies, ta-tas... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 👀Do I have your attention? There is no way to stress enough that breast health is so important. On the 1st of every month, I will remind you that it’s time to think about your monthly breast exam. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌼🌼If you’d like some helpful tips on giving yourself a self-exam, read on. Otherwise, consider this your loving reminder. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #loveyousis ⁣⁣ #sisterscareforsisters⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1.  Pick the same time of the month – ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Because of the normal hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s body that affect breast tissue, it is important to select the same time every month so you will be able to distinguish between a normal change and something that feels different.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🍈🍈Premenopausal women: ⁣⁣⁣ Do your exam toward the end of your menstrual period. The end of the menstrual cycle is the time when hormonal changes have the least influence on breast tissue, and the breasts are the least tender.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🍳🍳Postmenopausal women: ⁣⁣⁣ Choose a day of the month (e.g., the 1st or 15th of the month) and consistently perform your breast self-exam on that same day every month.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 2.  Examine your breasts in the shower – ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Use circular motions to identify the geography of your breasts. The first few times you do this may feel strange. But you will get to know the feeling of each breast so well, that if a change does occur you’ll notice it immediately.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Perform the exam again that same day but lying down – This way you will develop a feeling for your breasts in a different position, allowing for greater knowledge of the way your breasts feel.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛰⛰Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ {Research According to Johns Hopkins}

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Cause it’s Monday and the matcha is callin’ #matchamonday

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Weekend morning family runs have become a sacred tradition for us. Dave + I used to run all of the time, pre-kids. Let's just say that has changed a bit since these two arrived.⁣ ⁣ While our hobby now looks a bit different, it has become something special for all new reasons.⁣ ⁣ Typically, I run ahead of the stroller to set the pace. It's funny. At just the right moments, my kids will shout something out that totally catches me by surprise. On this particular run, the kids would say, "Go, mommy! You're so strong. You've got strong legs, mom! You can do it and I love you, mama!"⁣ ⁣ They. Blew. Me. Away. How did they know that at those moments during the run, I was mentally struggling? I was feeling shame for not being as fast as I once was. Why hadn’t I got my body back yet? Why can't I be the runner I was before kids? At a critical moment, the children who had disrupted my life, my hobby, my body, my sleep, my pocketbook...were telling me that I was capable, as I am, right now. Not how I used to be. They told me that I was strong and loved. Are you kidding me with that depth of insight into my heart + mind? ⁣ ⁣ Obviously, they were just saying loving things to cheer me on with no concept of my internal dialogue. ⁣ ⁣ They taught me something this weekend. I did, in fact, give up a lot when I became their mother but that version of me was for a season and the woman I have become is a fuller, more alive version of myself. Why would I ever want to go back? ⁣ ⁣ I am so grateful for their love. I can do it. I am strong. These legs are strong.⁣ ⁣ You can do it, too!⁣ ⁣ #soulsunday⁣

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🌿Clean Swap⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ "Now I have to worry about my hand soap?", you may be asking. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Well, I prefer to focus on learning what I can + making the swaps that I can without worry. I like to bring you the facts + some great brands I believe in {like Dr. Bonner's}.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ 🌿There are no federal regulations stipulating criteria for personal care products labeled as “natural”. That means that it is very easy to get away with 'green-washing" {making misleading health or environmental claims about a product}.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌿So even hand soaps that seem to be "clean" with their flowers & fruits often still contain chemicals associated with health risks like:⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ -Hormone Disruption⁣⁣⁣ -Organ, Developmental + Neurotoxicity⁣⁣⁣ -Allergies & Asthma⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌿 @drbronner is a really great clean alternative to the traditional bar soaps we have all used for years. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌿Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Bar Soaps are biodegradable-vegan, gentle and versatile. There are no synthetic preservatives, no detergents, or foaming agents. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌿Dr. Bronner's is Leaping Bunny Certified {truly vegan}, Non-GMO, + contains fair-trade ingredients. You can find it in a lot of places, but I have made it easy for you by adding it to the "bathroom cabinet" section of my Amazon store. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Link in bio.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ❤️Have you found a clean soap that you love? Please share below!⁣⁣👇🏽⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #growinghealthyincommunity

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I'm giving you 5️⃣ quick facts to ponder about chemicals of concern and product safety.⁣⁣⁣🔍 ⁣⁣⁣⁣ “Beauty product use is a critical but underappreciated source of reproductive harm and environmental injustice,” ⁣⁣⁣ Ami R. Zota Associate Professor at GWU⁣⁣👏🏽⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 1. Black women buy and use more personal care products than other demographic groups, according to market data.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 2. Preservatives like parabens have been linked to diminished fertility, lowered thyroid levels and other reproductive problems.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 3. In 2011, the U.S. government designated formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen. Also, an important ingredient in chemical relaxers. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 4. Some of the adverse reactions associated with exposure to toxic formaldehyde-releasing preservatives include hair loss, a blistered scalp, neck and face rashes, nosebleeds and other long-term health problems.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 5. Federal standards governing the safety of personal care products have not been updated since the 1930s. Sens. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are responsible for introducing the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would significantly strengthen the FDA’s authority to address health risks of cosmetics.⁣.. ⁣ ⁣ 🎤I was a part of 1 of over 200 meetings with congressional staff, held around the nation. Progress is happening because WE THE PEOPLE, are demanding better. ⁣ ⁣⁣ 💪🏾We have the power, armed with knowledge, to make the best decisions for ourselves + our loved ones.❤️

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Have you seen my bff and my IG Live hilarity yet? If not, you should totally swing by tomorrow.⁣ ⁣ This time, my bestie (of 21 years)Teresa @teresaswanstromanderson and I are going to banter about:⁣ ⁣ We start on her IG at 1:45 EST:⁣ ☀️ Being a summertime mom + the reality of what that looks like 😂😂⁣ .⁣ ☀️ The top 2-3 products that are changing our lives.⁣ ⁣ THEN...around 2:00 we’re going to switch over to my IG Live and chat about:⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ☀️ The exhausting, hard, and HILARIOUS seasons of motherhood (and how change is hard!!).⁣ .⁣ ☀️ How Retinol might smooth out wrinkles but not be great for our health...what we can use instead (that we’re pretty much freaking out about because @womensweardaily used it and told @lamer to watch out...a new girl’s in town 😉💕)⁣ .⁣ Hope you can join us!!⁣ WARNING: we do a lot of laughing 😂

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It's hot + no one wants to spend time in the kitchen; I get it. Here is a little summer snack inspo that won't disappoint.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ How do you snack + keep your diet on track in the summer? #eatseasonal

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🚨➡️ Slide twice for video + recipe.⁣ ⁣ My matcha latte recipe is simple.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Honestly, I don't always measure and once you get the hang of it, you won't need to either.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Ingredients-⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1/2 tsp Ceremonial Matcha {Ujido is my fave}⁣⁣ 5 tbsp Hot Water⁣⁣ 1/2 cup Non-Dairy Mylk⁣⁣ Bowl⁣⁣ Matcha Whisk⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ DIrections-⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Add {or sift} matcha into a bowl⁣⁣ Wet with a little water {not boiling} about 1 tbsp⁣⁣ Whisk into a smooth paste⁣⁣ Add the remaining water, roughly 3-4 tbsp⁣⁣ If you want to sweeten to taste, do so at this point ⁣⁣ Pour steamed/frothed non-dairy milk to create a yummy  latte⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I love oat milk + almond milk. I also think they froth really well.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I use my Nespresso frother but you can do it on a good old fashioned stove.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #matchaandchill⁣

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Sunday’s are for brunching. Up your brunching game with something that takes less than ten minutes of hands on time {+ can be prepped the night before}. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Ingredients⁣ ⁣ For the Chia Layer:⁣⁣⁣ 1 C Nut Milk⁣⁣⁣ 2 tsp Pure Maple Syrup⁣⁣⁣ 1 1/2 tsp @ujidomatchatea Matcha ⁣⁣⁣ 1/4 C Chia Seeds ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Toppings:⁣⁣⁣ Non-Dairy Yogurt of Your Choice⁣⁣⁣ Fresh or Frozen Berries⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✔️ Add nut milk and chia seeds to a jar.⁣⁣ ✔️Stir in the maple syrup. ⁣⁣ ✔️Let jar sit on the counter for ten minutes, then move to the refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight, then stir again before serving.⁣⁣ ✔️Place pudding into a glass tumbler and place banana on the side, for decoration. ⁣⁣ ✔️Add yogurt and fruit layer. ⁣⁣ ⁣ That’s it!💪🏾⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Use code Greenandwell for 20% off pure matcha from @ujidomatchatea

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It’s wild outside. Why not use something with clean ingredients that also works to fight the war on mosquito bites? 😂⁣⁣🦟🙅🏽‍♀️ ⁣⁣ No, but seriously, did you know that some people are genetically predisposed to attracting mosquitos? I know, cause I am ONE OF THEM {said in my most Adam Sandler like voice}. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We have been putting this spray to the test + so far, we are impressed. We are going to use @hellobello ’s Organic Bug Spray this summer because it holds up. We love saying #goodbyebadstuff and hello to safer skincare. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I am a huge fan of ingredient transparency {what are they trying to hide, anyway?}. I love that their Organic Bug Spray is DEET free + lists ALL of their ingredients. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I also love that @hellobello comes with a nice price tag. Head to @hellobello to learn more.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ **If you are new to the brand, you will surely recognize their founders, {aka "Mom + Dad"} Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #sponsored

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Moms, here is your summer #PSA. Feel the freedom to keep it simple this summer. ⁣ ⁣ Simple foods, simple snacks, less of the hustle, + more of what brings everyone joy; fresh air, powering down, popsicles + play, music + laughter. It costs very little. ⁣

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Beginnings + endings. Both are hard, but I kinda like them. Last day of school, posing on the school graveyard. That’s not weird, at all. #soooeastcoast⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So grateful for teachers who love deeply + teach so well. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Grateful for the challenges we have faced + overcome this year. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Thankful to live in a country where girls are educated without persecution or fear. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Just thankful. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We say prayers of hope at the start of the year and prayers of gratitude at the end of the year⁣⁣. ⁣⁣ We also blast #casperbabypants + eat ice cream on the last day of school. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What are some of your traditions? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Also, to my teachers out there. You are the real MVP’s. You do the hardest work for pennies. So grateful for your commitment to educating ALL students and seeing them as unique individuals who are worth fighting for. I see you. 💪🏾

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Blue Majik anyone? ⁣⁣🌊⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ If you have ever heard of Spirulina, a green algae used as a protein rich health supplement, then it won’t come as a surprise that Blue Majik is an extract of spirulina's pigment, phycocyanin. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I love using this antioxidant rich algae to add a color pop to smoothies and bowls. It doesn’t taste like anything, so don’t worry. Clinical research even suggests that it may...⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✔️Support a healthy inflammation responses after exercise. ⁣⁣⁣ ✔️Support healthy joints + flexibility. ⁣⁣⁣ ✔️Support antioxidant + cellular protection. ⁣⁣⁣ ✔️Increase energy, vitality and endurance. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Blue Majik Chia Pudding⁣⁣🥣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 1/2 cup cashew milk or but milk of your choice⁣⁣⁣ 2 tbsp chia seeds⁣⁣⁣ 1/2 tsp Blue Majik⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Optional⁣⁣⁣ 1 tsp maple syrup⁣⁣⁣ 1/2 tsp vanilla extract⁣⁣⁣ fresh or frozen fruit, nuts and seeds⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Directions🥄⁣ Add the chia seeds + milk to a bowl or jar and stir together. Let sit for 10 minutes, then stir again once the seeds have started to gel. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Cover the bowl or jar and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Chia seeds can also be made overnight + be ready by morning.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Stir the pudding once more and add your favorite toppings.

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Things I can’t stand...⁣ ⁣ 1. Single use plastic ⁣ 2. Ugly mom shoes⁣ ⁣ I’m constantly on the search for shoes that are cute and comfortable + I think I’ve found a solution!⁣ ⁣ Rothy’s has repurposed over 20 million plastic bottles into comfortable + stylish flats with virtually no waste throughout the entire process.⁣ ⁣ 1) Rothy’s uses recycled plastic water bottles to create their shoes. ⁣ 2) Their production process yields barely any waste. ⁣ 3) They carry very little inventory to avoid overproduction. ⁣ 4) Their shoes are both durable + washable, which means that you are able to wear them longer.⁣ ⁣ I love when companies are conscientious about their footprint + still make a beautiful product. ⁣ ⁣ Bonus: I have a $20 off code for you in my bio link! Just in time for summer! ⁣ Sizing note-⁣ I would size up a half size. They run a little small but have excellent customer service.

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An all-purpose sponge that can be used for any scrubbing job, is plastic-free, made from a plant, and grown sustainably....what are you waiting for?! ⁣ ⁣ Perfect for cleaning bathrooms, scrubbing dishes, and gently exfoliating your skin, they are the perfect alternative to plastic dish sponges and bath loofahs! ⁣ ⁣ You can find this from my friends over at the @zerowastestore. ⁣ ⁣ Follow them for inspiration + #zerowaste tips

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Granola toast anyone?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s carby, I know but I’m not mad at it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Really good bread⁣⁣ Nut butter {cashew is my favorite}⁣⁣ Banana⁣⁣ Granola {Ina Garten has THE BEST recipe}⁣⁣ Cinnamon ⁣ Dolcedi low gi Sweetner

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BOOK GIVEAWAY📚! ⁣ ⁣ Happy 1st book birthday to my best friend @teresa.swanstrom.anderson ’s book, #beautifullyinterrupted! I am just so proud of her for saying "YES" to this journey + owning her story.⁣ ⁣ This book is for you if...⁣ ✔️You feel like you’ve planned + planned your life, accidentally planning God right out of it (or forgot to consult Him in those big dreams...and just stepped out anyway!)⁣ ✔️ You’re in a waiting period + want to know how to wait WELL⁣ ✔️ You struggle with fear + inadequacy🙋🏼‍♀️⁣ ✔️ You want to live a big, bold life, but don’t know where to start⁣ . . . . . .⁣ ⁣ GIVEAWAY DETAILS:⁣ (1 winner will be selected!)⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣Simply follow me + @teresa.swanstrom.anderson ⁣ ⁣ 2️⃣ Like this photo⁣ ⁣ 3️⃣ Tag as many friends as you’d like {one tag per comment}. You must tag to be eligible. ⁣ That’s IT! 🙌🏽💕⁣ ⁣ Giveaway ends Sunday, May 19 at midnight Pacific Time + announced on Monday, May 20! Good luck! Giveaway closed: WINNER: @kelciegrace Please DM with your full name and address. Congratulations!!!

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Guess what just opened up on the Dairy Block in Denver, Colorado? 🥛⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Only my favorite store, ever! You’ll love it. Tell them I sent you!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Heard of the Maven Hotel? I have some special invitations for Denver friends to attend a cocktail party celebrating this opening on Sunday the 19th. Want to grab a girlfriend and be treated to cocktails and conversation?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ DM me for info⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #rockymountainhigh 🏔#betterbeauty 💋

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I LOVE this cleaner + guess what? I made it. This is a degreasing wonder. ⁣ ⁣ Norwex cloth + walnut sponge { @grovecollaborative} ⁣ ⁣ Materials:⁣⁣ ✔️Citrus Peels ⁣⁣ ✔️Distilled White Vinegar⁣⁣ ✔️Water (optional), should you want to dilute⁣⁣ ✔️Airtight Glass Container⁣⁣ ✔️Spray Bottle⁣⁣ ✔️Measuring Cup⁣⁣ ✔️Strainer⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. Add peels to an airtight container.⁣⁣ 2. Add vinegar to cover ⁣⁣ 3. Let sit for 2 weeks⁣⁣ 4. Strain the peels {water will have a yellow tint}⁣⁣ 5. Add water to dilute, 1:1 ratio {if desired}⁣⁣ 6. Pour into a glass spray bottle

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My best friend @teresa.swanstrom.anderson loves to post these pictures from time to time. I’m pretty sure she’s just trying to drive me crazy. I used to tell her that I hate these pictures because I look so terrible in them. Then, I saw them again today and I realized that those may the best pictures that the two of us have ever taken together in our over 20 years of friendship.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You know what I think the secret to a happy life is? Really sweet friendships that have roots so deep they sort of take over all of your spaces {in a good way}. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This woman has been my ride or die since I was 19 years old. Today we are going to hop onto her Instagram stories and talk about all things adoption and keeping our faces looking “right” as we get closer to 40. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Follow my girl @TeresaSwanstromAnderson. She’s an author, speaker, the head of @theandsociety, a place for working moms to find community + support. ⁣ ⁣ We start at 1:45 EST

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Lipgloss on, worries gone. ⁣ ⁣ Rolling into Monday with bright colors and glossy lips. ⁣ ⁣ I may not be able to walk straight after a morning spin class but my lips are looking 👌🏽💋💪🏽 ⁣ ⁣ Last day to get 15% off on all your lip + skin goals. Link in bio or dm me with ?

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I have been wanting to move to bulk spices for a long time. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ☝🏽 They are cheaper. ⁣⁣⁣ ✌🏽 They create less waste. ⁣⁣⁣ 🤟🏽 They look lovely + now I clearly know what I am out of. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ What are some of the ways you create less waste in your kitchen?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ P.S. The @containerstore has these darling glass bottles for cheap. Join their free rewards program to save 15% off your first purchase. Just hooking you up!

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😴Two tired parents at @thecontainerstore for our weekend “fun outing”. The kids are in the car screaming, so naturally we needed to commemorate with a picture. ⁣ ⁣ “The days are long but the years are short”, they say. 😭⁣ ⁣ Well, I believe them and as worn thin as I feel lately, I do want to remember these days. 👶🏽👶🏿⁣ ⁣ Saturday nights have changed. Oh, how they have changed. 👨🏼‍🎤➡️💆🏽‍♂️

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💐Spring weekends are for farmer's market-ing, which calls for that “glowy-natural spring faced look". ⁣ ⁣ 🦔Don’t worry though, three more months before you actually have to start shaving your legs again. ⁣ ⁣ Friends + Family sale ends Monday—shop now for 15% off sitewide for a very limited time!⁣ ⁣ *Head to my stories for my top recommendations. ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @simplywell.lydiajean

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Peanut butter and jelly for breakfast? I’m grown, I’ll do what I want. Don’t judge me.😂 ⁣ ⁣ A scoop of your favorite vegan vanilla protein ⁣ 1/2 cup blueberries⁣ 1/2 frozen banana⁣ 1-1 1/2 cup nut mylk ⁣ 2 tbsp pb2 plus a little extra mixed for drizzle; you could also use actual creamy nut butter⁣ 1 tsp Chaga Mushroom or adaptogen of choice

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Sometimes I laugh so hard that tears run down my legs... ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ Mamas around the world unite. 👊🏽

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Wanna try matcha but not sure where to get the good stuff? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @ujidomatchatea is my absolute favorite!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Use code greenandwell for 20% off your purchase of @ujidomatchatea. You can use the link in my bio. Search ujido matcha. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Who else loves matcha?🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️⁣⁣ ⁣ P.S. Preschooler currently eating a matcha flavored chia pudding parfait. ⁣

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It’s a family + friends sale on my website!!!! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Get 15% off skincare, make-up, + body care. You will NOT regret it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 💰For even deeper savings, join the band of beauty membership or message me for details.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 👉🏽⁣beautycounter.com/kieshayokers {or head to link in bio}⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ❤️Beautycounter was one of the first communities I joined in my pursuit of a low-tox life. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 👇🏽Read more below if you are interested in learning about the known higher toxic load for women of color.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ - - - - - - - - - - - - ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ There are so many reasons I decided to switch to safer skincare, cosmetics. I had changed how I ate and how I cleaned house, why would this area be different? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Many of you may already know that lipstick can contain what the FDA claims are safe levels of lead and coal tar in mascara. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Did you know that several studies have shown that women of color are exposed to a variety of indoor pollutants, including lead, allergens, + pesticides at levels greater than in Caucasian populations? This is not to say that our fair skinned sisters aren't dealing with this as well. Research out of GWU, Harvard + Cal Berkley, to name a few, are shedding light on this issue.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ In addition, some of the cosmetic products marketed to women of color, such as skin lighteners, dyes, hair relaxers, and nail polish, contain some of the most concerning chemicals used in cosmetics, including known hormone disruptors and carcinogens. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ When I started to really do some heavy research, I had to make some life decisions. For me, that included letting my hair go natural {not relaxing}. This was one of the best + emotional things I’ve ever done. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Everyone has to choose for themselves but my move to a low-tox life is one that DOES NOT fill me with fear but empowerment. I only share products that I use personally and know what is in them. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @Beautycounter has banned nearly 1,600 chemicals of concern from their products in what’s called, The Never List ™. #jointhemovement!

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Stay tuned tomorrow for a special surprise. It may have something to do with saving you $$$. ⁣ It’s like Christmas in April, which is totally a thing.💥 . . . . #friendsandfamily #beautycounter #smilethefutureisclean

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Have you tried using wax wraps⁣⁣⁣ yet? 💛⁣⁣⁣ Basically, wax wraps are fabric coated in wax.⁣⁣⁣ 💛⁣⁣⁣ I know you may be thinking, "There is no way those actually work". I am here to tell you that they do. They are so thick and pliable. I was really surprised by how good they are.⁣⁣⁣ 💛⁣⁣⁣ To use it, wrap your item in the wax and use your hand to really mold it. ⁣⁣⁣ 💛⁣⁣⁣ Clean it with soap and cold water. ⁣⁣⁣ 💛⁣⁣⁣ If your wrap starts getting cracks in the wax, simply pop it in a 175-200f degree oven for 3 minutes and the wax will re-settle. Or stick it outside in the sun for a little bit.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ When your wrap has reached the end of its life it can be composted. There are also vegan wax wraps available.⁣⁣⁣ 💛⁣⁣⁣ What are some ways you avoid using single use plastic? ⁣ 💛⁣⁣⁣ Thank you to my husband for making me this cute berry basket with my wax wrap. I got these at @TraderJoes’s!

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So much love happens in the spring. #brotherlylove #sisterlylove

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I don’t love breakfast on the weekdays but if I don’t eat, I snack all day. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I love oat groats. Something about the warm and hardy texture is super satisfying. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Groats can refer to any whole kernel of grain that has been minimally processed so as to remove its outer husk or hull, sometimes called chaff. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Try them with these nutrient dense add-ins. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Cinnamon ⁣⁣ Frozen-Low Sugar Fruit:⁣⁣ Dark cherries⁣⁣ Blackberries⁣⁣ Blueberries⁣⁣ Strawberries ⁣⁣ Hemp hearts for protein ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 😘

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🌿Clean Swap...⁣ Did you know that dryer sheets and fabric softener are among the most toxic daily items you can use?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ A simple and effective swap would be to pick up a bag of dryer balls from @traderjoes for around $5. ⁣ ⁣ ✔️Your clothes will dry quicker because the balls separate items and allow hot air to flow through them more readily. ⁣ ✔️Less waste + they last for at least 1,000 washes⁣ ✔️Softens fabrics ⁣ ✔️Eco-friendly and biodegradable ⁣ ✔️No nasty fragrances or irritants used⁣ ⁣ 🌿Use your favorite brand of essential oils to add a lovely scent and remember that clean smells like nothing. We have been fooled into thinking that cleans smells like the woods, or a meadow at dawn with unicorns prancing about. ⁣ ⁣ 🚫Unfortunately, there are many harmful chemicals in fabric softeners, including BPA, which may affect your body in a variety of ways. Other chemicals include A-Terpineol, which is linked with central nervous system and respiratory disorders. Worth it? I think not. ⁣ ⁣ #cleanswap #saferswitch #themoreyouknow

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The flu. Again. We do elderberry syrup, probiotics, lots of green foods, + tons of water in our daily diets. I give my kids immune boosting foods every day but sometimes you just get sick. ⁣ ⁣ I’m a believer in the Hippocrates quote, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food", but let’s not fall into the trap that we have ultimate power over all of life’s circumstances or that Western Medicine is bad. That’s why people still think crash dieting and detox teas are the answer to their health issues. ⁣ ⁣ It’s what you do consistently and over time that builds a strong immune system. A couple of matcha lattes from Starbucks in the week will not cut it {also, gross}. ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes we get sick. It happens. Do the best you can with what you have and give your body rest.

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Want to live a low-tox life but don't know where to begin? Here are a few tips to get you started. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 1. Take your shoes off at the door!⁣⁣⁣⁣ This keeps harmful chemicals on the outside from getting indoors.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 2. Use baking soda and vinegar for cleaning.⁣⁣⁣⁣ It’s cheaper than store-bought cleaners which are hard on our coastal environments and waterways. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a great scent! Check out my citrus and vinegar cleaner a few posts back. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 3. Don’t microwave plastic. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 4. Skip the canned beans, which often contain bisphenol A.⁣⁣⁣⁣ Opt instead for cheaper dried beans. Soak them overnight. They will taste a million times better!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 5. Air fresheners are so 1980's. Instead, open up the window or diffuse your favorite essential oils.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 6. Wash your hands with soap and water over using hand sanitizer.⁣⁣⁣⁣ It’s the most effective way to remove germs and doesn’t risk exposing your family to harmful chemicals.⁣ ⁣ What do you do to lower the toxins from your daily life? Share below👇🏽

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It’s time to level up. Are you ready?⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Who are the people who build you?⁣⁣⁣⁣ Do you have a community of people who know you, speak truth to you, + love you for who you are?⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Hang onto those people. Tell them who they are in your life. ⁣⁣⁣Tag your people below. 👇🏽❤️⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Share the love.

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⬅️ SWIPE FOR VIDEO⁣ ⁣ How about a Mediterranean brunch board to brighten up your Saturday vibes?⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Try this fantastic turmeric Hummus from @minimalistbaker ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Load up on all of your favorites! ⁣⁣ Here is what I used. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Ingredients-⁣⁣⁣ Almonds ⁣⁣⁣ Grapes⁣⁣ Apricots⁣⁣ Mandarins⁣⁣ Dates ⁣⁣⁣ Dried apricots ⁣⁣⁣ Heirloom carrots ⁣⁣⁣ Heirloom tomatoes ⁣⁣⁣ Grilled artichoke ⁣⁣⁣ Roasted bell peppers ⁣⁣⁣ Grain free cauliflower tabouli⁣⁣⁣ Pita bread⁣⁣⁣ Celery ⁣⁣⁣ Dolmas⁣⁣⁣ Falafel⁣⁣ Olives⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Most of all, I have to give a shout out to my talented friend Pamela from @cheatsandmeeses whose quick guide to everything #grazeboards, has taught me so much about the ease and fun of putting these together. She’s a queen. Go follow her immediately❤️.

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An opportunity. This leadership conference has been an opportunity. {Keep reading and bear with me here, I’m gonna get real honest.}⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To learn about leadership. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To grow my business. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To make new friends. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Sure. Yeah. All of those things. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Shall I go deeper?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To create a space for myself. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To listen to my own voice. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To ask myself who I really am. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To admit how afraid I am. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ To tell the truth about my desire to change the world. Like really change it AND be successful at it. ⁣ To admit that I feel really big feelings and not be ashamed of it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I’m about to do battle with fear and finally win...you with me?⁣⁣🥊⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ What if people don’t want to listen, stop following, stop caring? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🗝It’s fine...let them go in peace. ⁣💥⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ What if I can’t do it?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🗝It’s okay, do the things you can and do them really well. Let the rest go in peace.⁣⁣💥⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ What if I don’t have what it takes?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🗝It’s okay, look how far you’ve come. You’re still standing. You’ve been through hell and you’re still standing. ⁣⁣You’ve more than got what it takes. 💥⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Okay, final push. I’m taking on my nagging thoughts. 💣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ “But I’m not as good as her...⁣⁣”⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 💥Let’s finish that sentence.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣You’re not as good as her, at being HER. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣You’re really great at being you so do that really well and LOVE YOURSELF for it. 💥⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Phew- - - ⁣ ⁣ Anyone need to take their fears to task today? Let’s do this.

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Most of my lunches look somewhat like this, “kitchen sink salad”. I love making salads in a jar and having them prepped for the week because if I don’t I’ll end up skipping yet another meal and going to town on a bag of Trader Joe’s version of Fritos {lying to myself about them being “healthy”}. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Did you know that cruciferous vegetables contain critical disease preventing nutrients? I try to eat some at every meal and I love the cruciferous veggie bag in the green veggie section of Trader Joe’s. Use this as a base and add...⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Roasted corn⁣⁣ Bell peppers ⁣⁣ Sauteeed mushrooms⁣⁣ Pineapple {fresh cuts}⁣⁣ Matchsticks Carrots⁣⁣ Black beans {soaked overnight are my fave}⁣⁣ A small handful of tortilla chips crushed for texture or Pepitas. ⁣⁣ TJ’s avocado dressing {in the greens section} ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You have a super satisfying bowl that’s mostly raw, whole food goodness. We all need a bit more color in our lives!😉🌈⁣⁣

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Before we had them, it was just me and you. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Happy 10th anniversary to the GOAT!⁣⁣🐐 Here's to the next ten.⁣⁣⁣🙎🏽‍♂️❤️🙋🏽‍♀️ ⁣⁣⁣ We've seen a lot in the last ten years of our lives together {many, many cross-country moves, being stationed overseas, an earthquake/nuclear disaster/tsunami, lots of travel, so many beautiful friendships, loss of relationships, infertility, miscarriage, rainbow baby, life-threatening illness, learning to live a life that looks very different, adoption, starting a business, making life-altering decisions...I could go on and on. Life has brought us so many things both good and bad but there is no one I would rather share it with than you.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ America's longest married couple of 84 years, the Betar's, were asked about their success. Here are a few of the sweet things they had to say.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ❤️“Live day-to-day within your means. Be content with what you have. Don’t spend more than you have. Respect each other.” - John⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ❤️“We never hold grudges. Most arguments are about food … Forgive each other.” - John⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ❤️"We always hold hands." - John ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ❤️"If there’s something that bothers you, don’t try to change it.” - Ann

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Let the beet drop. ⁣ ⁣ Who else grew up thinking that beets were the worst? Well, when I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Beets are the best. Beet chips, roasted beets, beet smoothie bowls {also beets, bears, Battlestar Galactica for my Office homies out there}. I’ll take all of it. ⁣ ⁣ I’m developing the perfect beet smoothie bowl recipe. This one was pretty darn good but it needs a few tweaks. I’ll post the recipe as soon as I’ve got it down. ⁣ ⁣ Also, this weekend, I experienced some growing pains. I learned something new about reconciliation. Sometimes you misunderstand someone and you let time go by thinking it will heal all wounds. But if you’re not careful, time can make you bitter. I’m grateful that the call I received, revealed some things about me and started the process of healing what could have been made whole a long time ago. It was hard but ultimately I feel a sense of freedom in my soul. ⁣ ⁣ I wish that for you today if you are burdened by a relationship that unexepedly changed for reasons you can’t even recall. ⁣ ⁣ Who doesn’t need more peace in their lives? #smoothiebowlsandwisdom

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It’s been one week exactly, since the queen took time out of her day to acknowledge me and help me usher you into a place to talk about life, beauty, + wellness. I’m so grateful. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The part that gets me most is how @michelleobama continues to put military families at the forefront of the conversation. She brings light to the challenges that military families face that don’t always garner attention, such as how difficult it is for military spouses to maintain employment through multiple moves. ⁣ ⁣ I hope that all of you who are touched by military life felt a moment in the sun. I respect you, my brothers and sisters, for your service + I am pretty grateful to be in such great company!