A Few Thoughts for Thursday

(Fast) food for busy people on barebeauty.com
Photo: Bette Walker

Well, it’s almost October, and I’ve almost got my act together.  You?  I’m working on a few blog posts for next week, but in the meantime, I’ve got a few little snippets for you before you unplug for the day.  (I hope some people actually practice unplugging; I need to improve in that area.)

HOUZZ tour: Jessica Morse of Bare Beauty
Photo: Margaret Wright

HOUZZ recently contacted me to do a little photo tour of our home, and I was very flattered.  I definitely feel like our house is a work in progress, but I have put a lot of effort into pulling it together over the years, and always with an eco-friendly approach, which can be tough.  It is always nice to be recognized!  You can read the full story here.

The view from the Maya Chia studio

A new eye serum on bare beauty.com

I hopped over to Maya Chia‘s studio (did you know they are located in Charleston?) the other day.  The space is such a breath of fresh air, and their founder, Susanne, is such a smart, capable woman, and she’s very open and honest, which I so appreciate.  I always love catching up with her.  She gave me a sneak peak of the their new eye serum, Eye Achiever.  If you’ve been reading Bare Beauty for a while, you know I love a good eye serum.  I’m currently testing it, so stay tuned!

clean food, fast on barebeauty.com

Another thing I love?  Daily Harvest.  Their smoothies and soups are lifesavers when you need clean food, fast.  They just added a few new soup flavors: Cauliflower + Leek Stew, Lentil + Mesquite Chili, and Turmeric + Lemongrass Detox Broth.  So, if you’re busy (who isn’t), have the week from hell approaching, you’re nursing 24/7, or want to make an upcoming cleanse a little easier on yourself  this would be a great subscription.  And, you might think the price is going to be steep, but when you break it down, Daily Harvest is even cost efficient (approximately $7 per soup or smoothie).  You can sign up for just one delivery, or get them weekly, monthly, whatever.  It would also make a great present for a friend who just had a baby, and it’s definitely a good care package for a college student.

Last thing.  I couldn’t stop thinking about Latham Thomas’ Instragram post (@glowmaven) the other day, so I decided I had to repost it.  If you can dig a little deeper into your pockets to help the people of Puerto Rico, please do.  These people are our people, they had nowhere to evacuate to, and they have lost everything.  Every penny counts. Here are some ways you can help. Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most.  Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

United for Puerto Rico (spearheaded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico)
Center for Popular Democracy
Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” page
All Hands Volunteers
Catholic Relief Services
Direct Relief
Save the Children, which focuses specifically on the needs of families and their children.
Global Giving has a $2 million goal for victims of Hurricane Maria

That’s all for today!  Sending good vibes your way.