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Kissing Shampoo Goodbye

(please excuse the nose shot, and iPhone pics) 

Okay, I am finally saying goodbye to shampoo. Or as the insiders say it, I am a No-Poo-er. I tried to do this in the winter, but I was 7 months pregnant, 30 lbs heavier than normal, pale and having greasy hair was the last thing I needed for my self esteem. So now that it's summer this is the time to transition into having wonderful healthy hair. I've always loved the idea of not washing it (I know to some this may sound distgusting...) but it leaves the natural oils in your hair helping it grow, and letting it look so healthy, voluminous, and textured. 

I have been a long time lover of dry shampoo, which is great to make your hair last longer from wash to wash. My favourites are Kevin Murphy's Fresh Hair, or from the drug store, Suave.  

On my first No-Shampoo wash I just completely skipped shampoo, and just scrubbed my roots with water and then conditioned my ends. Added Dry Shampoo once it was dry. Went over great. 

My plan is to do the Baking Soda trick, 6 parts water to 1 part baking soda, this replaces you shampoo.

I'm excited to see the difference, and hopefully the growth soon! I will keep you updated on how this goes.

Here are my favourite posts from other No-Poo-ers.





Good Morning

Mornings with Poppy are my favourite. She sleeps in bed with me for the last few hours so I get to wake up to her little voice chatting away beside me. I undo her swaddle and all her soft little limbs burst out and she is all smiles! I cannot think of any better way to start the day! 


happiest of weekends to you

Today started with sleeping through our alarm, waking up to rain, the starbucks drive through, and sweats. Sounds like a Friday to me. Now I'm going to go whip together some of Oh Joy!'s delcious sounding mango chia seed pudding for tomorrow morning. 


Etsy Love

Before Poppy was born I recieved some handmade goodies for her from a few Etsy shops. I really am in love with all of these products, they are well made and adorable. I wanted to find some cute handmade items to replace the classic plastic baby looking necessities.

Baby Turban - Mama Owl Shop -------- David wouldn't let her leave the house without this for the first few months, He wanted to be sure people knew she was a girl ;) Check her out on Facebook & Instagram

Moccasins - Minimoc ----------- These ones actually aren't from etsy, but they sent them over the first week Poppy was born and she has worn them pretty much everyday since. They are my absolute favourite shoes, they never fall off! Check them out on Facebook & Instagram.

Neon Heart Blanket - Yarning Made --------- This is such a cute and cozy hand knit blanket. It was perfect for bundling her up in her carseat since she was a winter baby. Every where we went people would ask who made it for her and usually start to tell a story about a baby blanket they had at one point. I love how a baby brings up conversations with strangers everywhere you go. Check out Yarning Made's Blog, also on Facebook & Instagram.

Wooden Teething Rattle - NiHaMa --------- Lately this is Poppy's favourite toy. It's easy for her to grab and soothes her gums. I love its girly neutral colours, and the lack of plastic! Check her out on Facebook & Instagram.

Anchor Soother Clip - Downhomeamy --------- I have an obsession with anchors so when I saw this soother clip in her Etsy shop I fell in love! Once again, I love the wood rather than plastic, and it's great to not be constantly picking up her soother off the floor. Check out Downhomeamy's shop, also on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram.


Happy International Donut Day! 

Have always wanted to be that mom/grandma that bakes the best donuts! And I have also always wanted to own a bakery... so with both those dreams I figured that I should probably start working on my vegan donut making skills. These are last weeks winners... Strawberry Rhubarb (fresh from our garden!), and Ginger glazed. Not going to lie, these were insanely delicious.