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Wednesday
Jun182014

{Review} U-Bee-Well™

 

You know we love mom entrepreneurs here at Salt & Nectar. We love to see moms going out on their own with a business they're passionate about and dream to inspire. The only thing we love more is the products these passionate moms produce.

So, when I found out my dear friend Barbara Gettes recently launched a new lip balm line called U-Bee-Well™, I was totally excited for her and couldn't wait to try out the lip balm. THEN, I heard Anthropolgie was carrying her lip balm and she was making 10,000 to fill Birchboxes in the fall and I was like I WANT TO TRY THAT BALM!

I'm not a huge fan of lip balm. I always feel like my lips are little worse off after I've used. Then, I need more lip balm and that is what we call a vicious cycle. 

Not U-Bee-Well™ - made with five simple ingredients beeswax, olive oil, lavendar, tee tree oil, a little bit of honey - this lip balm is unlike any I've ever tried. Smooth. Nourishing. And SERIOUSLY long-lasting.

Even better? We've all heard of the problems with colony collapse disorder in bees nationwide and U-Bee-Well™ has partnered with the Philly Bee Guild so that every balm purchased saves a bee!

I'll let Barb tell you the rest!

~ Sarah Stewart Holland

Friday
Jun132014

The Everyday

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Monday
Jun092014

Summer List: Paducah Edition

I love summer lists. First of all, you all know I'm a completist so I love to check things off. It goes beyond that though. I love the intention of mapping out what fun you want to have before summer slips away.

Today I'm on herKentucky with the Paducah edition of a summer list. So go check out the essential activities to a fun summer in Paducah!

Friday
Jun062014

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Wednesday
Jun042014

My Desert Detox

It’s 104 degrees outside and it’s barely 10 am. Even by Palm Spring’s standards, this is a heat wave for late spring.

I like this deep, dry heat. You’d think it would singe my nostrils when I breathe in, but it feels intensely purifying. Like it burns away all the excess stress and distractions weighing my mind down, leaving me to see and think clearly. I feel unexpectedly free, present, and grounded (something that is rare these days when I combine two kids, sleepless nights, and ever-present technology).

I needed this desert detox to counter the persistent feeling of overstimulation, or what I imagine little kids feel when they are overwhelmed with color, noise, and fatigue. It’s like an inner vibration that I can’t turn off, which has made it difficult to communicate/compute anything of importance lately. And it’s forcing me to examine my role documenting our lives versus living it without some sort of permanent online record. Consequently, I have a major case of writer’s block, er, paralysis.

Somehow the heat exposed this gnawing inner voice, allowing me to really pay attention and hear it. Right now, I need to teach swim lessons, not photograph them. I need to hold hands under the covers instead of thinking about an inbox that is always full. I need to make inspired dinners instead of pinning them. I need to read real books. Call old friends. Write with pen and paper. And I need to entertain these inner desires when they surface, not just on the weekends.

I am going to work really hard to keep this promise to myself. Any tips?

~ The Other Sarah

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