Cosmetics

I don’t talk about makeup very often and I wear it even less. The last few years I’ve been (trying) to be conscientious about which brands I buy. I’d like it to be cruelty-free and generally a good company. Other bonuses (here come the buzzwords) include made in the USA, vegan (or at least vegetarian), and eco-friendly. Here are some cosmetic companies I like. Mommy Makeup –¬†https://www.mommymakeup.com Makeup for busy moms. All my makeup brushes (aka the 2 I have) are from this company. They aren’t very long — just long enough to fit in my tiny makeup bag. Physicians Formula –¬†https://www.physiciansformula.com AKA the one I randomly found at CVS.… Read More

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Vegetable Broth

If you plan to make a lot of soup, this is one of the key recipes you should have. It’s also so easy that I’m surprised more people don’t just make their own vegetable broth/vegetable stock. Especially, with a crockpot or Instant Pot, you don’t even need to be around waiting it! Just the same, this recipe is tailored to making it on the stove. Use a very large pot, preferably a stockpot. Put in just about any vegetables at all. You don’t need to chop them unless they won’t fit in the pot. In most cases, you don’t even have to peel them, because the skins are loaded with… Read More

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