Author: Jill Homiak, editor

American Made Designer Purses and Handbags: The Ultimate Source List

American made designer purses and handbags are hard to find, so we've put together an ultimate source list for you. While some of these designer purses and handbags are a small investment, all of these brands offer quality products, and many of these brands offer lifetime warranties. Let us know which bag is your favorite in the comments section! American Made Designer Purses and Handbags Customized Leather and Canvas Bag Options from Jenny N. Attention is in the details with bags from Jenny N.  Jenny Nemlekar designs and sews each one of her bags. She uses premium full-grain leather, metal...

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Yoga Tips for Beginners

I love doing yoga. I wish I did it more often, but I'd admit I don't have a buddy to go with, so I don't make it as often as I want. I typically take advantage of the free yoga options in my area. I'm outside of Washington, DC, so there are multiple locations, both indoors and outside, that offer free classes. Be sure to check for options like this in your community. If you're looking to get into yoga, here are a few tips yoga tips for beginners to get you started. Don’t miss our source list of yoga...

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10 Non-Toxic Sunscreens We Love. Don’t Slather Yourself With Chemicals This Summer!

Don't slather yourself with potentially cancer-causing chemicals that are supposed to protect you from the sun. Just because your sunscreen is a brand you might know doesn't mean it's good for you. I always buy mineral based sunscreens that are made with either non-nano zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Here's a list of non-toxic sunscreens we love, safe for the entire family, to use all year around. In case you missed my total beauty overhaul, where I trashed all my dirty beauty and personal care products, you can read more here. NON TOXIC SUNSCREENS AND SUN CARE PRODUCTS Botanic Organic Raspberry & Green...

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American Made Gifts For the Foodie

If you love to eat, and you love to eat well, you know that great meals start with the best ingredients and involve the right equipment. It takes time to acquire all the essentials for a complete gourmet kitchen, especially if you are trying to find the best Made in USA options out there. From the amazing Blendtec blender, to the best coffeemaker and gourmet foods, we found outstanding American made gifts for the foodie you're sure to love.    If you haven’t heard about Sweet Jules Caramels, you’re absolutely missing out. This Minnesota-based company, run by two sisters, was born from a...

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Whole30 Challenge Tips & Made in USA Foods For Your Whole30 Grocery List

What is the Whole30 challenge? It's the popular challenge where you only eat the most nutrient dense foods for 30 days. The idea is that you'll reconnect with what you're eating. It's not a diet, and it's not about losing weight. I did lose inches though, and also noticed that my skin glowed. Those are great results, right? I've just started my fourth round of the Whole30 challenge. While I see many people have lost weight on the challenge, I'm not doing the challenge for that reason, but rather to detox from all the binge eating I've been doing recently,...

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