eco-living: common good

Since buying our first home last winter, I’ve gotten into trying out different household supplies brands. One of my most recent favorites is common good.

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common good is a family-owned household supply company that focuses on being green, and making products that are not only safe for everyone, but stylish to leave out around their home. Below are some of my favorite products (and OH, they have really wonderful scents to choose from!):

lavender laundry detergent 

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Lavender is an amazing fragrance that can be used year-round. I absolutely love the scent on my clothes and linens. This detergent is so lovely and the scent is long-lasting. You’ll actually be excited for laundry day!

bergamot dish soap 

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Another amazing scent (bergamot) and great product! Fresh-smelling and a nice texture for hand soap.

bergamot floor cleaner

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I love that this cleaner can be used on hardwood, bamboo, tile and more. It’s so nice that it’s completely safe since I have a dog who plays on our floors.

Be sure to check them out on social media for more info and other lovely content:

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treatsie box review

i have seen so many different kinds of subscription boxes! my favorites have always been beauty boxes but recently, i came across treatsie, a monthly box of artisan sweets & confections. i just knew i had to try it out! i absolutely love this idea of a culinary subscription box and i’m excited to say i’m obsessed with my first one.

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they have super cute packaging. i couldn’t wait to open it up! i chose ‘the sweets box’ ($15/month + S&H) but you can also subscribe to ‘the chocolate bar box’ ($39/month + S&H) treatsie would also make the perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth!

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the presentation is great and i like that the box is stuffed with goodies!

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i received three packages of cc made gourmet organic popcorn: classic caramel, pistachio caramel, and rosemary cashew. the flavors are so unique!

the willamette valley confectionery jellies are amazing. my treatsie came with strawberry rhubarb, raspberry and marionberry. i had never even heard of marionberries before but they’re so delicious! these jelly treats taste great after popping them in the fridge for a bit first.

i also got a package of serendipity confections salted caramels. these are slow-cooked and mouth-watering. definitely a must-try.

i think treatsie is such a fun subscription box and worth trying out. it is a way to test out various candies and confections…and who doesn’t like something sweet in their mailbox!

new favorite: midi skirt

one of my favorite looks for spring is the midi skirt! i never used to be a fan but it’s popping up so much lately that i’ve grown to love it!

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i love the pleated look because it’s so light and delicate. a pointy heel seems to really complement a midi skirt and tie everything together. the pointy heel also seems to elongate your legs and add a sexy edge to the overall look.

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using a bright color with a simple, very fitted top looks fab as well. it really shows off your figure well! 

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monochrome is a fun way to wear a midi skirt. i absolutely love love love the crop top with the skirt. i am not usually a huge fan of crop tops but somehow when paired with a midi skirt, i can’t help but find it to be classy. 

would you rock a midi skirt? do you think pairing it with a crop top is too much?

the scoop – tory burch beauty

tory burch is by far one of the most highly regarded fashion designers in our time. so many of her pieces are lovely – i’m especially a fan of her clutches and reva flats. it is so exciting she has now launched an extensive beauty line: tory burch beauty. the line includes a beautiful fragrance, cosmetics, brushes and even bath/body products. here are some of my top beauty picks in the luxurious line:

tory burch perfume – $110 

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a light, feminine scent perfect for spring and summer. if you don’t want to splurge for $110, you can always buy the $25 rollerball.

tory burch lip color – $32 – shade: just like heaven 

TB lipstick just like fuschia

i love this sheer fuchsia shade for a pop of color in the springtime. there are plenty of colors to choose from and it applies on very smoothly.

tory burch face brush – $48 

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such a super soft and pretty face brush! having great makeup brushes is very important. i can’t speak to its longevity, but it feels great on your skin.

are you excited about the tory burch beauty line? let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried out any items in her beauty line.

hello april! here are my favorites…

it was a toasty 55 degrees today!!!! i took a long walk in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunshine – i did not have to wear my snow boots for the first time in months. i even got a manicure with a bright shade from essie to celebrate the breakthrough in the new england weather… 

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ole caliente – essie 

i love this orange-red color. it reminds me of papayas, strawberry daiquiris and inspires me to go on a picnic. it exudes an excitement for springtime.

each season, i like to make a wish list of my favorite fashion & beauty looks (usually from scrolling through pinterest or tumblr). here are some of the things i’m currently obsessing over –

bumble bee bobby pins

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an embellished look

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pleats, crop tops & pointy heels

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arm jewelry (and cute hats of course)

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flowers in your hair

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bold colors 

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braids, braids, braids (try it at home!)

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staying dry in style 

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what do you find to be glamorous for this spring?

baublebar x nordstrom collab hits stores!

are you guys familiar with baublebar? it is by far one of my favorite places to order gorgeous, unique, trendy jewelry. they seriously have some of the most adorable pieces you can find anywhere. the prices range, but you can find some great stuff at a moderate cost. you also collect “vault points” which add up and are applied to your next orders to get $ off, which is awesome if you are a frequent shopper.

i definitely recommend following baublebar on social media because they are always hosting amazing giveaways – instagram, twitter, facebook, and they even have a fun blog called “the post”.

baublebar already has a fabulous collab with anthropologie (my obsession with anthro is almost unhealthy…) and you can check it out here! however, i am beyond excited for their latest partnership with nordstrom!!! here are a few of my favorite pieces in this beautiful line:

crystal drop earrings – $34 

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stone stud earrings – $24 (multiple colors available)

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link bracelet – $28 

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layered stone bib necklace – $46

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what do you think of baublebar’s most recent collab? share your favorites below!