Monday, October 27, 2014

Always with My Nose in a Book

Reading was my go to when I was little. Bored? Read. Going for a car ride? Read. Wanna have fun? Read. It's sunny out? Read. It is rainy? Read.
You get it. And it is a voracious habit that has followed me in to my adulthood. I can't help but read anything I get my hands on-I crave learning via books. My eldest niece is at the age I was when I first started getting in to reading so I have decided to gift her with my favorite books every birthday. Her birthday was recently so I gave her the first book of The Babysitters Club books and Harriet the Spy-Just looking at the covers of the books brought back so many good memories. It encouraged me to write a list of my favorite books as a kid-I would LOVE to hear what your favorites were.

1. Matilda
2. All of Shel Silverstein's poetry books
3. Little House on the Prairie
4. Catherine Called Birdy
5. Babysitters Club
6. Harriet the Spy
7. The Egypt Game
8. The BFG
9. Boy

I just know there are more but these are all I can think of at the moment....please share your faves to spark my memory.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

....and So I Just Kept Running

I have been really hitting my stride when it comes to running lately. I love the private time, to think, listen to my favorite morning show or a new cd, watch the sun peak in to the sky and paint San Francisco in beautiful colors and run by houses and see others starting their day.

It's all good-and it even helps me forget about how exhausted I might be. And the best thing about running in the morning is that I can get on with my day-boom-workout done! No matter how busy my day is I rest easy knowing my workout is done.

So let's talk about music again-music is so motivating to me when I turn the corner and see one of San Francisco's famous hills waiting to greet me and burn my lungs. So now I ask of you...what is on your work out list?

Here are some of mine:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Things

The following are some of my favorite products-and nope, nobody is asking me to write this-I just wanted to :)
The most important things to me when I shop are:
1. As close to natural as possible
2. American Made
3. Earth Friendly Ingredients

...and when I can have more than one of those things in one product?! One happy Sass!!!

Here are some of my favorite products as of late:

A. Mrs. Meyers
This company is really one of my favorites, for so many reasons. They make dish soap and hand soap, scrubs to clean your sink or tub, candles-and the list goes on!!
Here is an excerpt from their website that pretty much sums up why I love them:

"We make intelligent, responsible raw material choices, and whenever possible, obtain materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, palm, corn, soy or olive. At times we choose not to use a plant-derived material for reasons of efficacy, consistency and safety.
Our products do not contain ammonia, chlorine, glycol solvents, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, artificial colorants, phosphates or petroleum distillates.
We do not test our products on animals, nor are our products made with animal-derived ingredients.
Our packaging is recyclable and we use 25% post-consumer plastic in our bottles."

See what I mean? Awesome!

B. J.R. Watkins
This company is in some ways similar to  Mrs. Meyers-they have home and body products but JR Watkins takes it one step further as they have pain preventing products as well as cooking ingredients. I am in love with their version of icy hot and their body oil for a post bath moisturizing. AND? They vow to not use unnatural ingredients!
"We believe avoiding potentially harmful ingredients is as equally important as including safe, all-natural ingredients in our product lines. That’s why in 2008 we pledged our commitment to the J.R. Watkins Freedom Code. We constantly evaluate our formulas and products to make sure they are at the very highest standard, and are as natural as they can be. Take a look at the ingredients that you’ll never find in J.R. Watkins products and why. We’re sure you can find the petrochemicals, bleaches, synthetic dyes and colors elsewhere if you really want them. With our products, though, you’re free to enjoy things the natural way"

C. Pure Living Oils
I'll admit, I am new to these oils-but even in the small time I have been using them I am really pumped on them. Having an anxious moment? There's an oil for that Can't sleep? There's an oil for that Allergies? There's an oil for that too!!!
If you have any great combos of oils I would love to hear them!

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