Swap Your Soap: method

For weeks now, my daughter’s first grade class has been practicing songs for an Earth Day concert. She’s been learning the lyrics about ozone depletion and why styrofoam products are bad.  As a parent, the exciting part of the whole experience has been her genuine interest in what we can do as a family to reduce our environmental footprint.

There’s sure been a whole lot of finger wagging, too. Especially when the water faucet runs long or if the recyclables aren’t in their proper bin. She gave some serious side eyes when I used an aerosol hairspray the other morning, saying, “Mom! CFCs come from cans like that!”

I’ve got a serious environmentalist on my hands. We’ll be driving an electric car before long.

We're moving toward swapping out conventional products to environmentally friendly products. We love method. Read why their laundry soap is the best.

Eliminating household products in favor of more environmentally friendly ones seems like a huge undertaking. I think, mostly because, we have our favorites or we doubt the effectiveness of a natural product. Or, we pick up what’s on sale or what our budget allows.

My friend Miya gave me some great advice a while back. She said to start by replacing one product at a time and start with the one you use the most often. For us, that was laundry detergent. How a family of three generates so much dirty laundry is beyond me! Since taking Miya’s advice, we’ve been able to swap out laundry, dish and hand soap.

So what are we using?

My skin is extremely sensitive to perfumes. For this reason, we choose method 4x concentrated laundry detergent in the free + clear fragrance — which really isn’t a fragrance at all but it keeps my skin from breaking out in hives.

We're moving toward swapping out conventional products to environmentally friendly products. We love method. Read why their laundry soap is the best.

If the free + clear bores you, method offers a wide range of fragrances including beach sage, fresh clover, ginger mango and spring garden. I’m secretly coveting fresh clover.

What else I love about method is that their formulas are biodegradable, hypoallergenic and their bottles are 100% recyclable.  The 4x concentrated bottle is clear so you can actually see your product and it doesn’t have a handle which makes it easier to recycle. I love that there is that much thought and consideration made in its design!

I’m sure my daughter will make sure the empty bottle makes it way to the correct bin.

We're moving toward swapping out conventional products to environmentally friendly products. We love method. Read why their laundry soap is the best.

Consider swapping out your current laundry detergent for method. Use the coupon code THREEFORME for $3 off your online purchase on the method website. Also check out the exclusive collaboration between method and ASOS. They’ve curated a collection of fashion forward, effortless style perfect for the summer season.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

April PopSugar Unboxing on Long Story Short

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Megan and I unboxed the April PopSugar Must Have Box earlier this week over on our YouTube channel. Though, it wasn’t until today when our friend Jenny commented that there were so many “That’s What She Said” moments throughout the video that it could be a drinking game. We couldn’t agree more. Check out our latest video below. We’d love for you to become a subscriber! We have new videos up every Monday and Friday and always working on things {Read More}

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Remembering on Giving Day

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It will be 25 years this November since I lost a childhood friend to cancer. We were in 10th grade and she was days from turning 16 years old when she passed. Mindy was beautiful. She was a ballet dancer and an honors student. She was so incredibly kind. Her family welcomed me in their home for consecutive weekend sleepovers where we would listen to Depeche Mode in heavy rotation on her CD player. We played with black eyeliner and {Read More}

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What It Feels Like To Receive: Giving Day in OC!

April 21-22, 2015 is Giving Day! Support OC's 350 nonprofits with a donation through #iheartoc and Orange County Community Foundation.

It feels good to give. But, it also feels really good to receive. I present you with the top seven classic reactions to when a person finds out they are the recipient of something awesome. 1. Head Lock Hug. Sure it starts out as a regular old celebratory hug but it quickly turns dangerous when you find yourself in the middle of someone’s forearm and bicep. 2. I’m So Happy I Could Cry. You’re so overwhelmed with emotion that your brain {Read More}

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I Won’t Try That Again

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Last fall I was in my doctor’s office with a list of problems only a hypochondriac could appreciate. Topping that list was my chronic fatigue, brain fog and my inability to lose any weight. My most bothersome symptoms raised enough red flags for her to explore more. She ordered a battery of blood tests, including thyroid, A1C, B-12, and vitamin D. The results from the blood tests were fairly unremarkable. My thyroid was normal, my A1c was sort of within {Read More}

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How To Apply Lip Balm

We all need help with the simplest things, right? A new series of super simple tutorials starts today over on Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy. We’re tackling how to apply lip balm. We would love for you to become a subscriber! As a sub you’ll be notified when a new video drops. Plus, it makes us crazy happy whenever we get a new subscriber! We’re also on Twitter at @meganandwendy and Instagram at @meganandwendylss. Come follow! Be sure {Read More}

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Are You BRCA Aware?

Are you considering the BRCA genetic test? Read my experience and get more info about BRCA and why it is important to be aware.

I received $150 from AstraZeneca, and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/AstraZeneca. These days I can hardly remember what we did over the weekend or that I need to grab milk from the store. But, for some reason I can remember a day years ago when a college classmate spoke about the discovery of the BRCA genes. It was the first time I had learned that there {Read More}

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White Wardrobe Capsule

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There are so many rules about when it’s ok to wear white. I’ve been called many things; a rule breaker isn’t one of them. But, I like wearing white when we record videos. I recently read an article that said white can be too stark and reflect too much light on camera. But another article said that black makes you look old and emphasizes dark circles and fine lines. Eek. I certainly don’t want emphasize any of those things. It was the Ipsy Unboxing {Read More}

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Ever After High: Spring Unsprung Party

Tons of really great ideas for an Ever After High party. Food, crafts and decorations for an Ever After High: Spring Unsprung party.

I am so stoked to be part of the Netflix #StreamTeam! I was hand selected to be part of their exclusive blogger network to help share the awesomeness that is Netflix streaming. Disclosure: Netflix provided me with a device and a year long subscription to stream content. All opinions are 100% my own.   Last month, Netflix premiered the brand new animated feature based on the popular Ever After High doll franchise. To celebrate, we whipped up an Ever After {Read More}

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All Good Things Come To An End: Parenthood

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin We know well that all good things must eventually come to an end. Parenthood was brilliant. Honest and heartwarming, tragic and heartbreaking. I expected to cry my eyes out throughout the finale but surprisingly held back the tears until the very end. With 12 minutes left of the episode, I texted a friend and said “I’m not crying yet” but montages set in the future kill me. Every time. Early last year, I was lucky enough to {Read More}

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