Hi. My name is Davi. And I was raised by 2 hippies. Well, my dad insists that they were called freaks but whatevs. They were cute.
So anyway, yes. I am part hippie/crunchy.
Sometimes I don't even know where I fit in.
I certainly don't fit it with the true crunchy granola crowd.
After all, I had 4 c-sections, never used cloth diapers nor did I make my own baby food. And I don't even know how to babywear.
I was just trying to survive.
On the other hand, I have gone through spells of obsession with healthy foods, homeopathy, natural remedies and products...like super pumped up and jazzed about it...only to get humbled off my horse with some random sickness or stress factor. It's like God is trying to tell me, "Stop trying to control every little thing--I am in charge!".
I have come to a conclusion over the years:
You can try to do everything right and things can still go wrong. We are ultimately not in control. But at the same time, I do feel like we have a responsibility to do the best we can with our time and money to take care of ourselves.
And I'm really trying to have the right perspective here. This is hard for me---it's so easy for me to go to extremes. But I feel most joyful when I just let go of the reigns and loosen up a bit.
That being said...if I am given the choice, I still love all things as natural as can be...it just feels good and I believe it's better for me in the long run. If time and money allows. Well, except for getting my hair done. Bring on the highlights;)
I remember a time when I would be shopping for toothpaste at target, and would call my sister and have her look up the hazard ratings on a website called skin deep. That was before smart phones.
And I would have killed to have some affordable chemical free products, like those made by Homemade Sunshine.
I am SO PROUD of my friends who started this sweet business. I LOVE their products. They are affordable and completely natural and safe for your whole family. Especially great for anyone with allergies/sicknesses and young children--they have such sensitive skin!
Here is one of my new staples: Beeswax lip balm(with coconut oil and shea butter). Only $1.50 per tube! What a deal!
I am the type of person who has to have something on her lips at all times. When I'm not wearing my favorite red lip gloss, I am wearing my beeswax lip balm. I keep it in my purse at all times and wear it whenever I am running errands to Target and such.
Sometimes it's fun to wear makeup. But other times I like the natural look...less makeup. On a completely separate note, did you hear that Tayor Swift traded in her signature dark eyeliner for the more natural look? And I was completely fascinated watching Les Miserables--the girls wore very limited eye makeup.
But my favorite product sold by Handmade Sunshine has to be their lotion bar. Seriously obsessed. I had no idea how much I'd love it. Made of coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. Ingenious.
Before, I used to trek into the kitchen at night to raid my coconut oil with a spoon and then slap some on my face or hands before bed. And some coconut oil landed on my favorite pink sneakers and I was ticked.
This lotion bar is SO MUCH more tidy. It comes with a trivet and you can put it by your bed.
I wear it every night before bed and my hands feel so silky smooth when I wake up. Try it!!!
And finally, I am totally charmed by their beeswax candles. I love the all natural golden mustard color. It's like the perfect hue for my house.
It comes in an adorable mason jar and fits perfectly with the minimalist look that I adore.
Here is an awesome giveaway for ya'll. Would make a fantastic mother's day present!!! This gift package retails around $23 not including tax or shipping.
To enter, just leave a comment below. Winner will be selected at random and announced next monday, April 22nd.
This giveaway is now closed and winner has been announced! Thanks all for playing along!
For extra entries (leave as separate comment),
1. Go visit the website Handmade Sunshine.
2. Tell me your favorite crunchy product(can be from anywhere...your local store....the internet or hand made by yourself). I really want to know!