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Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

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THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF APRIL 2019 --- When was the last time you walked down the cleaning aisle in your local grocery store? You typically come across an overwhelming wall of choices for each area of your home. There are surface cleaners for the kitchen, bathroom, or living room, all in different bottles. It's pretty much all the same harsh ingredients, marketed to you in different packaging, making you think you need different products for different rooms. After the birth of my son, I re-evaluated our habits and started researching more natural ways to keep our home...

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BayBee Boutique is now...

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Well, the time has come. I've been teasing this on social media for a few weeks now, but truth be told, I've been wanting this change to happen for nearly two years. BayBee Boutique will be no more within a matter of months. In its place, I am introducing a new brand; one more reflective of our goal to support mothers and their littles.  Introducing Careha + Co., a new lifestyle brand for mothers. I will focus on the ups and downs of motherhood through social media, blog posts, and natural postpartum and baby products. Continue to read if you're interested in...

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"Hello, Lovely" Box by Urban Oreganics

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"Hello, Lovely" Box by Urban Oreganics

Anyone who knows me, or at least follows my brand, knows that I have a HUGE crush on Urban Oreganics. This mama-run, botanical apothecary has provided all of my skin care products for the last two years. My obsession is worthy as my skin is absolutely flawless since I discovered this brand. The owner, Emily, is a mother of two boys and lives up in Oregon with her hubby. The family wholly practices a minimalist, vegan lifestyle from their food choices to the way they are remodeling their stunning new home. I'm always on the hunt, a little stalker-ish I...

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Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day!

When it came to writing a post about Earth Day, I found myself quickly overwhelmed with the data about climate change, species extinction, landfills, toxic waste... the list goes on! I'm no scientist so I'll leave the data and explanations to them, but I do want to tell you how we ("we" as in my household) try to conserve energy, minimize waste, and live a little more eco-friendly. Energy- we love the new energy-saving light bulbs and appliances on the market and even have the low-E efficient windows installed in our home (TIP: have your local HVAC company come out and install...

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Genuine Baltic Amber FAQ's

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Genuine Baltic Amber FAQ's

Updated as of October 2018: So what's the deal with these cute amber necklaces you see the cool kids wearing around town? Well although these necklaces (and bracelets) are quite beautiful, they actually have a significant purpose for the child. Genuine Baltic Amber necklaces are most known as "teething necklaces" because of their popularity with diminishing the symptoms of teething in a child. The fact is, they are useful for that and so much more! After making and selling these in our shop for nearly four years, here's a collection of frequently asked questions I get from customers: Is it safe?...

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