Friday Finds and Favorites #65

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Hello Friends!

Today, I’ll be sharing with you all some of my favorite shower/bath time products. I’ve recently become more minimalist and natural with my routine. I also wanted to mention that my appointment on Wednesday went well. (I’ll have a full update on that on next Wednesday. Stay tuned!)

Renpure Rosemary Mint cleansing conditioner is what I use on my hair. I no longer use regular shampoo and conditioner. I was so annoyed by my hair that I decided to take a risk and I’m so glad I did. So how does this work? You wet your hair in shower like normal and then you add 10-12 squirts of the conditioner. You can add a tiny bit of water to help it cover all of your hair. You then let it sit for 5 minutes and finally rinse. One more thing to note is that you should use this product 6 times and then shampoo regularly once. (This works for me because I have plenty of shampoo that I need to use up! ;)) And then start the cycle over again! I would recommend finding a good natural shampoo from a health store to keep things as natural as possible. I currently have one I need to use up as well as some commercial bottles. Once those are gone, I’ll replace them with natural shampoo.

Once upon a time I was obsessed with shower gels and then my dreams were crushed when I discovered that loofahs are crawling with bacteria and it could become crazy having to replace them so often. So I switched to bar soap and didn’t like it at all. You can imagine I was super happy when I found out that Dove had developed a foaming body wash. If I’m remembering correctly there is an original, aloe and cucumber, and sensitive skin. Due to my chronic pain, I chose sensitive skin to be on the safe side and I absolutely love it! It’s not quite a gel and not a bar soap…It’s the perfect compromise!

I use Dr. Bronner’s Lavender soap for my face. I love the scent and the fact that it keeps my face silky smooth. I bought some rose hip oil to use as moisturizer, but it’s hard to remember to use it because it must be refridgerated. I want to give it a go though because I’ve heard good things about it. My face gets scaly and dry and a good moisturizer would work wonders.

Podcast Play List

  1. The Healthy Moms Podcast, Minimalism with a Family to Decrease Stress and Clutter

This episode was so great! We are downsizing right now for this very reason and so this was like a much needed gift. It’s a wonderful discussion on how to get started and specifically includes one of the big hurdles…children! 😉

2. Code Switch, Talking Black-ish

On this episode of Code Switch, Gene and Shereen talk with the creator of Blackish, Kenya Barris and star, Yara Shahidi. It’s a sort of behind the scenes look of how they work through the creative process and happenings on the show. I was particularly interested in this episode because I had just recently started watching it. John and I are usually drawn to more dramatic shows, so we are trying to add more laughter to our lives. This show contains that, but also I heard that the episode on police brutality is very eye opening. (We haven’t reached that point yet.)

Friendly Fill-ins

1. A prop from a tv show or film I would like to own is Wow! Another tough, but good question. I’m a huge Audrey Hepburn fan so something from her would be amazing! I also love Julia Child, so something from her kitchen. If I were to go more modern, I would say something from the Grimm set or Pretty Little Liars. (They have amazing clothes! ;))

2.  My oldest friendship is Amanda B. we’ve been friends since elementary school. We don’t talk as often now, but still keep up with each other.

3. Whenever I have a bad flare, I grab my body pillow, heating pad, Deep Blue, plenty of water and get my tv on in my room to chill out. I also take my Smurf pills (blue pills;)) If I’m well enough, I’ll do a Pilates DVD specifically geared towards people with chronic pelvic pain.

4. The best thing anyone can learn is to love themselves. You may be the most compassionate person ever, but that can multiply once you accept yourself. <3

 

It’s now time to share your finds and favorites! Grab a button(optional) and be sure to link up your favorite posts from this week below! Also don’t forget that we are still looking for one more co-host to join our team. If you are interested, please email me!

 



Wishing you all a safe and wonderful weekend!

<3 Anna

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6 Responses to Friday Finds and Favorites #65

  1. Camille says:

    I use Renpure shampoo and conditioner but I haven’t tried the cleansing conditioner yet. Sounds great for me, I have pretty dry hair.

    And I will definitely have to give that minimalism podcast a listen!!
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  2. Ellen Pilch says:

    Thank you for these great answers to the fill-ins and the list of recommended products. When I was looking up props yesterday for my answer, there were a lot of Grimm props for sale on ebay and I was very tempted because I loved that show. I always watch Blackish so I think I would enjoy that podcast .Have a great weekend.
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  3. I can almost smell the lavender of that soap – once of my favorite scents. Yes, learning to love oneself is so important, I could not agree with you more. Once I have a few minutes of downtime (if that ever happens, lol), I will check out these podcasts, sounds interesting.

    Blessings!

    Claudia
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  4. Good answers. Finding good skin products that agree with you is important. As you age, they change, too. Thanks for joining us. Take care! Hugs.

  5. Oh yeah! It would be great to have some of the props from the cooking shows. They have lots of cool equipment. 🙂 Of all the cooking shows that you’ve seen, who has your favorite kitchen?

    Have a blessed weekend!
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  6. Julia Child was a classic. Remember to “save the liver”. I watched her as a child. Have a great week.

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