Textiles // some new favorites

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I’m so excited to introduce to you some of our newest additions to Love Threads! As many of you know, we have started expanding into home goods, herbal remedies, and much more.

Not only can you find the perfect item for your Fall wardrobe, you can also pick up a little special something for that hard-to-buy friend.

Stay tuned, for more fun items, coming soon!

Below are some of our newest arrivals…

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Herbal Remedies+Fashion

I wanted to introduce to you our newest addition to Love Threads, our apothecary section. I strongly believe in everything fashionable, and that even includes how we take care of ourselves.  I’ve used all of our products that we are carrying, for a long while before adding them to our shop.  So I stand strongly behind them.

Our health is what will keep us going for a long, long time. There is nothing more beautiful than a healthy, glowing, strong woman. Instead of taking multiple supplements everyday, all you have to do is have a cup of one of our Moon Juice dusts, a spritz of our gypsy rose mist, and tend to your dosha, with a spritz of one of our Ayurveda mists.

Having a clean, fashionable lifestyle, has given me more gratitude for life. I have a clearer head, more energy (hello, to anyone with kiddos or works obscene hours), and my overall body, just feels good!

Below, I have shared some our newest products.  If you get a chance, pop over to our site to see, and read more in depth about them.

Peace~~~

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Kimono love

Love Threads received a new shipment of kimonos this past week. We have to admit, this group could possibly be our favorite ones yet! The kimono is such an easy add, to make any outfit look that much better. Throw one on with cut-offs, white skinnies, denim skinnies, etc…the possibilities are endless.

Treat yourself to a little, mid summer essential, and I’m pretty sure you won’t have any regrets.

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Hello Fresh

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We are huge fans of cooking at home! Dave and I both love to cook.  We also love to cook together, although, lets be honest, he usually ends up doing the cooking and I’ll do the clean up. Regardless, we do eat at home a lot.  We like to go out occasionally, but, we would much prefer to stay home.  The one thing we do struggle with sometimes (I’m using struggle very loosely), is what to make. We tend to go on repeat with the same things.

So, when we were asked to partner up with Hello Fresh, we were beyond thrilled! Hello Fresh, does the meal planning and shopping for you, and ships all of it right to your front door. Their ingredients are beyond fresh, and did we mention, they plan all of your meals. Hello Fresh, is also a good service to enroll in if it is just you, cooking for yourself.  No hassle, and a lot of times you’ll have food left over for your next day lunch.

Our first meal that we wanted to share, was the Juicy Lucy Burger.  They were amazing! We also seared some romaine lettuce that was in the box, and made a yummy, balsamic mayo vinaigrette. Again, we love how fresh everything is. We also love that everything is bought from Hello Fresh’s local farmers. Supporting your local farmers is definitely something we stand behind, with any company.

If you get a chance check them out! Right now if you sign up for their newsletter, you can get $15 off your first delivery. Win win!!

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The best soap ever!

chivas collageWe would like to announce that Love Threads will start carrying bath and body. We are thrilled to share our first line, Chivas skin care. Soaps made from goats milk, and completely safe for your skin. We are in love!

Hop on over and check out the goodness.

 

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sadness

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I know the title of this post probably isn’t one that you want to jump on reading, but sometimes in the blogging world I feel like its good to read an honest, raw post.  The other day my parents called me to ask about a girl from my hometown.  She had died, she was 34, and the mother of 3 children.  She had committed suicide.  Supposedly there were no signs of her sadness, but to be honest I have no idea, nor is it any of my business. It just happened to make me stop and really think how precious this life is that we are living in.  It also made me so sad that she was so sad, and felt that lonely.

That’s our society though, and that infuriates me more than anything.  Push it under the rug, and ignore it. We live by, “there is always something or someone far worse”.  But, is there really? If you’ve never dealt with anxiety or depression, count your lucky stars.  The shit is no joke! And something that shouldn’t be hidden, but very often is. Families are ashamed or embarrassed, or sometimes even call it a selfish act(suicide).  But, in reality it needs to be spoken about to raise awareness.

I remember having a miscarriage (another push under the rug thing), I was so sad and didn’t know what or who to turn to, and thank god, found someone who I didn’t even know, via the internet.  She helped me immensely.  I’ve had a small case of anxiety my whole life, nothing tragic, but could have easily gotten there. I’ve always tried to self soothe, which is what I think we all do to some degree. ie. drinking, drugging, shopping, eating, exercising, etc…

After having my daughter, I felt really good. Then around 6 months, I would fall in and out of anxiety. feelings I couldn’t help. (postpartum, another very serious issue) I have a great life, a great husband, I live where most people would dream to live, everything is great! But, these were feelings I couldn’t explain.  Even today I still fight with those demons. My head can be a dangerous place. But, today I have people I can reach out to. I have friends who I trust and tell everything to, even when I am feeling sad or full of anxiety.  I’m not embarrassed to talk about it, or ashamed, or too good, or even too proud. Today, even on my saddest days (which are definitely more rare), I know everything will be ok.

I could go on and on about this topic. How social media affects people, holding grudges against people for years, especially when you have no idea what they are going through, judging and not knowing, family pressures, being better than, etc…

Whatever happened to being just a decent human being and loving someone for exactly who and how they are. We ALL have character defects, but essentially we are all one.  Maybe reach your arm out to that one person you normally wouldn’t. Because you never know who may need you when you least expect it, and you may never know when there won’t be a tomorrow for them. Life is so precious.

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a visit to the farm

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Happy Monday! I know it’s Monday, but I’ve realized if I keep putting a negative connotation on Monday’s, they will never be good. So, here is to loving Monday’s, because for us this means our weekend with daddy is right around the corner.  Dave’s weekends are Tuesday and Wednesday!

That being said, here is a fun, little joint we love going to as a family. Fresh veggies, fruits, and farm animals.  Win, win!! The Farm Stead, is a local, organic farm, that you can pick your own berries, and other produce. The have completely revamped the farm, formally known as Classic Organic. They still work on a honor system, which is so old school, I love it! The whole experience makes you feel like the world is still such an honest, pure, blissful place.  If you are local, or somewhat local, check the farm out! I think you will love it as much as we do.

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beauty // laurel

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Happy Monday!

Next up, on our beauty series is, Laurel whole plant organics.  They are a flower and herb based skincare line.  Using the highest standards for organic ingredients that they can.  One of our favorite things about the company, is that they source straight from the farmers. Seed to seal, is what we live for.

These last few years I have really worked on what we (as a family) put in to our bodies. After having Eleanor, I realized, more than ever, that I want to be very health conscious of anything we ingest.  Yes, that means beauty products.  Our skin is our #1 shield to protect us, but we have to protect that shield as well.

I had the pleasure of trying a few of Laurel’s products, and enjoyed them all.  The anti-inflammatory serum, was wonderful.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m a sucker for a good serum. I put one on my face religiously, everyday.

If you don’t know where to start with a new company, I always think a serum or an elixir (toner), is a good place to start.  You can almost never go wrong.

I understand that cleaning out your toxic beauty closet isn’t going to happen overnight, but it’s worth doing the research to see what products are and are not good for your skin.  We have this app, which has really helped us discard what is pretty much “poison” for our bodies.

Happy beauty journey!

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beauty // pursoma

pursoma3 newpursoma4 newHappy Friday! Next up, for our all natural beauty series is, Pursoma. Everything about this company says perfect! Their beauty products detoxify, rejuvenate, and soothe the body, from the inside out. We were lucky to try the ocean potion bath, which is made to detoxify the body with the sea’s restorative minerals, stimulate circulation with sea salt, and eliminate toxins on a cellular level. WOW! is all we can say. It was absolutely amazing! Leaving our skin feeling wonderful. The other product we were lucky to try was the earth bound body mask

We had the chance to have a Q&A with CEO and owner, Shannon Vaughn, what a beauty…

1) What led you to start your business?

Pursoma was created because I faced a health crisis which I was confident was a result of environmental toxicity. Extremely stressful situations in my life; poor nutrition in my daily diet; and toxic hormonal disruptors in my beauty and skin care regime left me unwell. Unhappy with the prospects offered by traditional medicine, I engaged in holistic therapies guided by a nutritionist and homeopathic doctor that emphasized detox and rejuvenation.  Following my recovery, I worked closely with a nutritionist and biochemist to formulate potent, effective detox treatments that left me feeling vibrant and alive and gave me a sense of internal peace.  It was this process of “soma”, or transition, to wellness, along with the understanding I gained about what it meant to be truly healthy, that inspired me to want to spread this message to others and share the tools to achieve similar results.  Thus, Pursoma was born.

2) How do you incorporate a holistic lifestyle into your daily life?

I try to be conscious daily of what I consume, especially if I am on the go because then I have to be more focused about it. When I am at home I have developed a very healthy routine and I stick to that. Obviously there are times when things need to be adjusted, for instance I am pregnant now and felt the need to eat animal products because my body wanted them. But usually I make it very simple for myself and I look at a meal or menu or food item and say, can I see the origin of the food? Is it a whole food? And I try to eat as simply as possible.

3) Favorite items you can’t live without?

There is nothing I can’t live without. I have lived in so many different countries and environments around the world at various stages of my life, that I have learned that I can always adapt. But if I had to list a few essentials that feel really important to me

1. Lemon water in the morning followed by a super high quality green tea.

2. Pursoma Floral Defense which is a homeopathic remedy for living well in today’s modern world (not released yet, coming soon!!!!)

3. A really good body oil. I love body oil and apply it after shower and before bed to keep my skin hydrated, usually it’s unscented.

4) What does your daily routine look like?

In the morning, I have the juice of one lemon in 12-16 ounces warm water, then I have green tea or very little decaf coffee with coconut milk.  Next, before or after exercise, I have a fresh green juice that I make at home or that I get from a local juice store (fresh, rather than cold pressed. I like cold pressed juices for a cleanse but prefer to have the fiber from a fresh juice on a daily basis.) I also alternate at home between juice and a blended green drink. I exercise (either cycle indoors at home or go outdoors on my bike, depending on the weather). I work a lot so I make sure to drink at least 3 liters of water per day and I eat quite regularly even between meals, but always super healthy. I hate to wait till 8:00 pm for dinner, I find I feel much better if I eat earlier and don’t eat much at night.

5)We love the idea of the digital detox! What is your idea of the perfect digital detox?

I unplug daily, but when I do it for longer time periods, I get all my work done so that I feel relaxed when I totally disconnect.  I usually do this when I spend time at my farm because there is a terrible internet connection there (a good thing) and once I am outdoors it feels intuitive to me to not be connected to an electronic gadget; out there, technology just instinctively feels out of place, like being totally overdressed for a casual party.

6) Where do you see you and your company in 5 years?

I would like to see it reaching a much more mass market and communicating a clear message that we live in a fast paced world and we need to take time to detox and reboot. I want women and young girls to know how to protect themselves against urban toxicity, and offering tools to do that. I want to create a medication platform that can be accessible and attainable to all without it feeling like you need a particular company to teach you how to do it. By offering consumers products that combat environmental stressors and by providing helpful educational information about diet and wellness, we can encourage them to stay balanced and well in their lives. I want my customers to understand and FEEL that there is a new norm for what it really means to be healthy, both physically and mentally.

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beauty // klurskin

klurskin newDuring our beauty series, we have had the privilege to test out many different beauty products. We have loved pretty much all of them. But, we did have some that we favored over others, and Klurskin is one of them.  Klurskin, is a botanical based beauty company, who believes beautiful skin can be achieved without compromise.  They are 100% non toxic. We LOVE that! Your skin is the most important part of YOU. We also love that their products are made close to us, in Los Angeles.

We tried Klurskins Rose Hips + Calendula Nourishment Serum, Organic Fusion Radiance Oil, and Jojoba & Coconut Gentle Hydrating Cleanser.  WOW! They were all amazing! We mixed the radiance oil and the serum together, for a wonderful morning hydration, before we put on our face cream. The combination was light and felt wonderful on our skin, first thing in the morning. We used the hydrating cleanser at night, and it left our skin feeling clean and free of all of the particles the day leaves.

This is a wonderful company, and we loved their products!  Who doesn’t love a good serum?!

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