What I love in April


April was a total blur.

And to be perfectly honest –  I was not entirely confident that this post was actually going to happen before the month was over. The weeks are just flying by, are they not?

May is right around the corner and with it the beginning of summer. Sure, it might still be snowing in Germany but in Arizona, the preparations for the dog days are well underway. School is out in just a few short weeks (say it ain’t so!) and since it is forecasted to hit 100 degrees here in a couple of days, I thought it was appropriate to share what I’ve been loving going into the hot season…

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Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant


Finally, a natural deodorant that really works (really!).

Ever since I have been en route to green living, I have tried to drag my family along. My kids have been easy so far because obviously, they do not have a choice (sorrynotsorry). However, my husband has been a bit of a different story especially when it comes to cleaning up his bathroom cabinet. It’s not that he doesn’t care about his health or the health of our planet – not at all! It’s more like that when it comes to personal care items, he is a typical guy who wants to conveniently grab whatever stuff he needs on his way home from work and that is on sale for five bucks tops at the drugstore. Can you blame him? I think not!

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What I love in January


Welcome to my new series!

“What I love” is an eclectic collection of what I’m into and up to each month. I thought this would be a fun way to share some new products, projects or general life hacks that I do not get around to writing a full post on. Here is the January edition…

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Product Review and Discount Code: Green People


The UK’s most loved organic skin care brand is now available in the US.

Although I am from Germany and spend quite a bit of time in Europe, I had never heard of Green People before. Needless to say, I was very intrigued when they contacted me and send some products my way to try and review. I was even more intrigued when I read about how their company got started nearly 20 years ago, way before green beauty was ever a “thing.”

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Honest Beauty

Green beauty goes mainstream.

Very few (if any) new product launches have recently caused as much controversy in the green beauty community as the launch of Honest Beauty. It seems to me as if people either love or hate it altogether. It’s black or white with not a whole lot of gray area going on.

If you are not familiar with Honest Beauty, let me introduce you to the newest branch of Jessica Alba’s billion dollar empire of non-toxic products! Just as their Honest bundles of eco-friendly personal care, baby and household items, their beauty bundle pretty much follows the same concept. You order three items for $50.00 a month plus up to additional five items for 25% off including free shipping. As with any of Honest’s products, they guarantee satisfaction by accepting returned products within 365 days of receiving and free return shipping. In addition, you can cancel your subscription any time via phone. Sounds pretty good, right?

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