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A true love of all things natural and beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit. Intrigued with knowledge regarding herbs and foods for better health.  The focus here is improve the way we eat, think, and feel.  I love juicing, raw foods, growing my own food, and re-purposing, recycling and re-designing old garden, farm, home, and yard items for all kinds of uses and decor in and around the home and garden…in other words – I have a blast and love what I do.

We have a little studio/shop where we will soon begin to turn trash into treasures… planters, lights, birdhouses, planting boxes, infinite possibilities.  I am so excited about this I can barely sleep.  We will also build some benches and tables and restore some wonderful old things.  Everything from our heart and into the house, porch or yard.  Yay!!!

The Greenhouse is in the planning stage and hopefully here by Spring, which is only a few weeks away!!  There will be herbs and veggies and plants.  The Greenhouse will be about 8′ x 20′ so we will see just how much I can cram in it but it should be awesome.  And then there is composting…not something I am familiar with at all but I am ready to tackle it for the sake of the soil that will produce the edible garden and the beauty of the plants.

We also have a beautiful guest lodging… Dragonfly Mountain Lodge
It is my opinion the brain functions better with a healthier body.  I could be wrong …. probably not. :)

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2014 Natural Health Beauty Awards Winners

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We swiped, buffed, dusted, spritzed, lathered, rinsed and repeated—all in an effort to find the best new good-for-you makeup, skin care, and hair aids. The competition was tough! Close to 2,000 nasty-free buys were in it to win it, but only 45 picks withstood rigorous testing by our squad of editors and experts. We make shopping a breeze with this easy-to-print list of the 2014 Natural Health Beauty Awards winners:

Print the list here!

FACE

  • Cleanser: Coast to Coast Coastal Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($20,ulta.com)
  • Exfoliator: Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($15, boscia.com)
  • Mask: Éminence Organic Skin Care Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque ($54, eminenceorganics.com)
  • Oil: Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil ($50,origins.com)
  • Moisturizer: Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream ($46, jurlique.com)
  • Night Cream: Naturopathica Argan & Retinol Wrinkle Repair Night Cream ($104, naturopathica.com)
  • Eye Cream: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream ($14, drugstores)
  • Anti-Aging Treatment: L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher ($25, drugstores)
  • Dark Spot Remedy: BareMinerals Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment ($55,bareminerals.com)
  • Acne Solution: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare One Step Acne Eliminating Pads ($38 for 45 pads, dgskincare.com)
  • Serum: Cecilia Wong Skincare Rose Serum Spray ($40,ceciliawongskincare.com)
  • Towelettes: Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes ($7 for 25 wipes, drugstores)
  • Sunscreen: HydroPeptide Solar Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($44,dermstore.com)

BODY

  • Wash: Yes to Coconut Oil Body Wash ($9, yestocarrots.com)
  • Exfoliator: The Body Shop Honeymania Body Scrub ($20, thebodyshop.com)
  • Moisturizer: Ahava Mineral Botanic Body Butter ($28, ahavaus.com)
  • Hand Cream: Herbacin Wellness Hand Cream in Lavender ($4, drugstores)
  • Deodorant: Sumbody Be Fresh Body Deodorant Pads ($17, s umbody.com)
  • Fragrance: Leila Lou by Rosie Jane ($39 for 0.5 milliliters, byrosiejane.com)

HAIR

  • Shampoo: Aubrey Biotin Repair Shampoo ($11, aubrey-organics.com)
  • Conditioner: Suave Natural Infusion Anti-Breakage Conditioner with Awapuhi Ginger ($3, drugstores)
  • Cleansing Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Damage Repair Cleansing Conditioner ($5, drugstores)
  • Hair Mask: Klorane Mask with Desert Date ($24, klorane.com)
  • Leave-in Conditioner: Avon Advance Techniques Strong Strands Strand Mender Leave-In Treatment ($8, avon.com)
  • Shine Booster: Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil ($27, aveda.com)
  • Split-End Helper: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage ($6, drugstores)
  • Body Builder: Yves Rocher Volumizing Styling Spray ($9,yvesrocherusa.com)
  • Curl Enhancer: Nuance Salma Hayek Blue Agave Wave Enhancing Styling Swirl ($10, cvs.com)
  • Frizz Smoother: Carol’s Daughter Cupuaçu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Blow Dry Cream ($19, carolsdaughter.com)
  • Hairspray: OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Elevated Finish Spray ($10, drugstores)
  • Dry Shampoo: Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo ($5, drugstores)

MAKEUP

  • Eyeshadow: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow ($18, josiemarancosmetics.com)
  • Eyeliner: Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner ($28, janeiredale.com)
  • Mascara: Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Curl + Care Mascara ($10, drugstores)
  • Foundation: Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup ($16, drugstores)
  • Powder: L’Oréal Paris True Match Mineral Instant Shine Eraser ($13, drugstores)
  • Under-eye Concealer: Clarins Instant Concealer ($30, clarins.com)
  • CC Cream: Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation ($18,target.com)
  • Blush: Perricone MD No Blush Blush ($35, perricone.com)
  • Bronzer: Tarte The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer ($24, tartecosmetics.com)
  • Lip Gloss: Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss ($15, juicebeauty.com)
  • Lipstick: Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon ($24, sephora.com)
  • Lip Balm: Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear ($3, drugstores)
  • Makeup Remover: Klorane Floral Gel Eye Make-Up Remover with Soothing Cornflower ($16, klorane.com)
  • Nail Polish: JinSoon Color Field Nail Lacquer Collection ($18 each, jinsoon.com)

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