All posts tagged: natural products

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

Shampoo Bar and Organic Soap Review

A few weeks back I was shopping around for some new bath products. Specifically, I wanted to try a shampoo bar. So I started scouring the internet for information and products. As usual, I ended up on Etsy and after a little while of clicking and reading I stumbled across the shop called Glorious Life (I did an interview with the owner Andrea a little over a week ago that you can find here). It can be tricky trying new products and it’s disappointing when they don’t work out. When you invest your money in a product you’re investing your resources into something that you want to add value to your life and when that doesn’t happen it’s discouraging. Shop Setup There are a lot of products to choose from but I found the shop easy to navigate and quickly found what I was looking for.  The product ingredients are clearly listed as well as tips for use and care which I really liked how this information is readily available. The first product in my basket …

Green is Inn: Picking an Eco-Friendly Wedding Venue

In the summer of 2013, my husband and I were in full wedding-planning mode. The main item that we wanted to knock off our wedding to-do list was the “venue.” We were doing Google searches for local ceremony venues and found pages and pages of halls and churches but nothing was standing out. We decided to forgo the traditional route and instead started searching for non-traditional ceremony venues and found a list of parks, community halls, and museums—perfect! Our first choice was a botanical garden but unfortunately, the location was on the outskirts of town. Seeing as we were holding our ceremony and reception at different locations, we wanted to limit the amount of extra drive time required of our guests. Instead, we decided to be married in a local school museum. The building was originally a school that opened in 1905 and has rich local history. We liked this location for several reasons: It is local so this shortened travel time. Very few of our guests had even heard of it (this is great …