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APRIL 18, 2019

Green is One of Our Favorite Colors at Kari Gran

April 18, 2019

Green is One of Our Favorite Colors at Kari Gran

It’s Earth Day. The perfect time to show our beautiful, irreplaceable planet some love! We all know our planet urgently needs our TLC.  As Jane Goodall reminds us: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”   Here at Kari Gran, we pretty much consider every day Earth Day. We’re big on doing our part to keep our environment a green and happy one. Lisa’s our Ambassador for Planet Earth. From the beginning, she’s...

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APRIL 09, 2019

Jump Start Your Spring Cleaning

April 09, 2019

Jump Start Your Spring Cleaning

If you’re looking for some inspiration to dig in to Spring Cleaning, check out her Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”  No doubt you’ve already heard of Marie Kondo, an expert in Kon Mari, the Japanese philosophy of organization.  She’s on a mission to “spark joy” in the world by showing us how to create a home that feels personal, inviting and tranquil.  Room by room, and task by task, she happily guides different families into tackling projects that seem overwhelming. Granted, her method is more about organizing techniques rather than cleaning, but before you can clean, you must...

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APRIL 04, 2019

Think Green When You Spring Clean!

April 04, 2019

Think Green When You Spring Clean!
We just spring cleaned the KG Headquarters. It took a couple days but, in the end, a clean space is the best feeling.  But what doesn’t feel good is looking at a pile of paper towels soaked in harsh chemicals. Definitely makes you second guess that good feeling.  Learn more about green and homemade alternatives that can effectively clean without harming our earth. 
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MARCH 09, 2019

Feminists: What were they thinking?

March 09, 2019

Feminists: What were they thinking?

With International Women’s Day fresh in my mind, it got me to thinking about how women got to where we are today. Netflix now has a documentary called “Feminists: What were they thinking?” which takes a look at the 60’s/70’s women’s movement. The 60’s & 70’s were a pivotal time when so much was changing. It was inspiring to hear the personal stories of many of these women and how the consciousness-raising feminist movement of the 70’s shaped and changed their lives, as well as the lives of women all across the country. This documentary is framed around a 1977...

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MARCH 06, 2019

LET’S CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

March 06, 2019

LET’S CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

Have you been feeling an extra shimmer of positive energy recently?  Maybe it’s because today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate women and their achievements politically, economically, and culturally, all around the globe. As a woman-owned business and enthusiastic supporters of other women, it seems like a good time to reflect on how we “walk the talk”.  We know how powerful women can be when we’re passionate about something. We believe in our bones that one of the greatest strengths women have is the gift of empathy. When we combine empathy with action, we can see so...

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FEBRUARY 24, 2019

CORA GOLD, OUR NEWEST LIP WHIP IS HERE, JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING!

February 24, 2019

CORA GOLD, OUR NEWEST LIP WHIP IS HERE, JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING!

Here’s kind of a crazy story. Last year, my brain was bubbling with the idea of creating a softer, friendlier red shade of Lip Whip. Something in the coral family was calling my name. So, I rolled up my sleeves, put on my hairnet, and got into my happy place:  the lab. I mixed up a new Lip Whip with the right hue of warm coral. I was happy. Great, right? But at the same time (in 2018), we launched our new packaging with rose gold lids, so I veered slightly and tweaked it to Rosie Gold Lip Whip (which...

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FEBRUARY 07, 2019

Celery: Is It Really All That?

February 07, 2019

Celery: Is It Really All That?

If you follow food trends, you probably already know that celery is clearly having a breakout moment — food professionals, wellness bloggers, and chefs alike are crushing hard on it. Why, exactly, has celery suddenly exploded? One of the buzziest reasons: celery juice. Devotees are posting thousands of instagrams, rhapsodizing about its sweeping health benefits, while most doctors remain skeptical of the miracle of celery juice claims.  I’m not a believer that any single vegetable is a magical superfood, curing all ills. However, here’s what I do believe experts agree on. Celery is a great source of vitamin K, potassium...

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FEBRUARY 06, 2019

Love Your Gut

February 06, 2019

Love Your Gut

Did you know your stomach is a smarty-pants? Our digestive system is the second largest part of our neurological system - that’s why it’s called our second brain. Would you be surprised to know that 70–80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract? We’re used to thinking of bacteria as nasty germs; however, there’s plenty of healthy intestinal bacteria inside us as well. (Also called microflora, which is such a prettier word, isn’t it?) The trick is to keep all these microorganisms in a healthy balance. Digestive experts agree that the balance of gut flora...

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JANUARY 31, 2019

Recap | The Edit: A Lifestyle Workshop

January 31, 2019

Recap | The Edit: A Lifestyle Workshop

WE’RE EMBRACING OUR INNER MINIMALIST. FIND OUT HOW HERE. Streamlining, simplifying, making smarter choices – these are our dreams for 2019. So how, exactly, do we make that happen?  This inspired us to host a fun workshop (with a little party mixed in) with a few of our favorite, super-smart friends last Saturday who shared their best tips for doing just that. Many long-time Kari Gran customers, newbies, and a few social influencers came to the workshop. We noshed on nutritious, delicious bites, learned about the essential vitamins every woman needs and had a wardrobe makeover maven help guide us...

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JANUARY 23, 2019

SLOWING DOWN

January 23, 2019

SLOWING DOWN

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin “Slow living isn’t about doing everything in life as slowly as possible. It’s about doing everything at the right speed. It’s about saying “no” to the things that don’t add value to your life so you can fully say “yes” to the things that do. Slow living is about well-being and doing everything as well as possible instead of as fast as possible.” — Kyle Kowalski Quick, let’s talk about the Slow Living Movement! I was delighted to find a website that I really clicked with called Sloww.Co. It’s written by...

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