Check them out & message me if you have joyFULL things to add to the list🎉🎉

These aren’t things that bring DEEP, Christ filled joy; this is balloon & confetti level joy🎉❤️💕

Holiday Gift Guide

It’s my favorite time of year!!! Check out this gorgeous gift guide … scroll to next entry in my fav things for 30% off link to all items in the guide🎄🎄🎁

Holiday Gift Guide

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These products are simply stunning…small batch, hand poured…clean enough to eat! Gift yourself, gift anyone you love ~ they will love you back!

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Quiz: Discover your next fav nude lipstick & your next daily, facial cleanser!

I have 2 obsessions in the beauty world: nude lipstick and cleansers! Sure there’s a story here, but that’s for another time!

Take this fun quiz to discover a new lip and cleanser for your daily enjoyment 💄💄😋🧼

Nude Lip & Fab Cleanser Quiz

Fav Serum for FACE w/ Pumpkin Seed Oil

Proven to balance skin tone, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, soften & smooth skin and take you to another place with it's heavenly essences. SMELLS DIVINE

Click for serum deliciousness 💗🎉 Use this link for $10 off AND get 20% off + the $10 when you choose the 100% super easy to manage subscribe & save!!! That’s HUGE savings my clean beauty friends!!!

Best Makeup Brushes

Invest in quality brushes to ensure your makeup application a BREEZE with professional results! I’m loving every brush I have purchased from Beauty Pie 🎉🎉👩‍🎨👩‍🎨

Professional Brushes/ $10 OFF

Favorite JOYful finds on Amazon! ( including BOOKS I HAVE LOVED)

These are items I use and enjoy ...have fun perusing and hopefully you will find something new that will bring some JOY!

Amazon FAVS

Autumn Playlist on Spotify

I would like to say Autumn is my fav season, but truly I crave change and LOVE all 4 seasons! We are actually planning to move to a region that has all 4 seasons my whole fam loves weather so much!

Enjoy this Autumn playlist curated by Cottage in the Oaks…

Autumn Playlist

Waterless hand/cuticle SERUM!! My MUST HAVE TRAVEL BEAUTY PRODUCT : my overachiever equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife😂

This one product does it all!

•Hair oil to fight frizz
•Overnight Lip Treatment
•Makeup removing oil for double cleanse
•Hand oil for pesky age/sun spots
•Instant relief for wind/sunburn
And smells DIVINE

Grab here + $10 OFF: Cuticle Oil Serum

Healthy Gut + Detox

It’s not enough to poop, but we all want to do it more, so let’s be real for a moment. There is nothing like the feeling of true elimination and the lightness of a clean colon. However, there is a right way to detox and a less effective way, and at the foundation of total health and healing is a good poop. More than that, a total body detox. So we’ve created the complete package of herbal science to collaborate with your body’s healing and elimination process. Because there’s no better way to find pure happiness than in the gut. With liver and kidney support, blood and colon cleansing, as well as a premium gut health boost, you will feel lighter, your body will feel alive. Say hello to your best self.

Total Body Daily Detox Supplement: $10 off link

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

This is so easy to make and truly tastes as if it has been cooking ALL DAY on your Grammy’s stove! Perfect to drop off at a friend’s house who is suffering from the stuffies💗

Yummmmmy chicken noodle soup

Dry Brushing is GOLD

If you're not sure what dry brushing your skin is, it's a daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush that's said to help flaky winter skin, increase circulation, detoxify, help digestion – and even improve the appearance of cellulite

Beautiful solid wood Dry Brush 🎉 $10 off LINK

Delicious Butter Bar / Charcoal + Honey

Yes, I said DELICIOUS🧁🍭 but only if the aroma of fresh wildflowers and herbs that transport you to a field in France with a thick carpet of cool grass is your idea of delicious.... your daily bathing ritual will be forever changed 🎂

TIP: slice your bar into 4 smaller bars so you can keep one in shower and at every sink in your home! The smell is INTOXICATING as the 6 week curing process really drenches the herbs into the honey!

Use this link for $10 off AND get 20% off + the $10 when you choose the 100% super easy to manage subscribe & save!!! That’s HUGE savings my clean beauty friends!!!

The waterless Everything Oil from Carter & Jane

The Everything Oil™ Neroli № 18 Body is a revolutionary skin care product that replaces the need to use body moisturizers, serums, cellulite creams and even fragrance. You can also use it as a hair oil to add a glossy shine! Our body oil uses all of the same ingredients as the original TEO, but adds in Baobab and Moringa seed oil, known for their amazing healing properties, as well as a beautiful mix of organic essentials oil. This body oil replaces body moisturizers, serums, cellulite creams and even fragrance. And the smell…something dreams are made of…


Do Brain Supplements Really Work?

While most pharmaceutical companies disagree, many naturopathic and functional medicine doctors agree that a brain activation supplement, also called a nootropic, has many benefits. Those benefits include improved mood, elevated mental clarity, boosted daily productivity, advanced learning ( especially in children ), enhanced libido, and increased focus! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I think this deserves a hot minute of our attention so let’s dig in!

Do Brain Supplements Really Work?


Lip alert.
A game-changing clean lipstick made with active botanical oils and butters to hydrate and nourish. Comfiest feel, lasts all day. GORGEOUS

If you need a great nude, look at the inside of your bottom lip...THAT’S the color to match!
Rosewater is a stunning nude!

Weightless Lipstick, enjoy $10 off with this LINK!


I have tried NUMEROUS collagens and this one PERFORMS!!! I am experiencing longer lashes, glowing skin, harder nails, healthier hair AND less post workout aches & pains! I’m actually using less skincare lotions & potions toooooo, saving me time AND $$$❤️

Use this link for $10 off AND get 20% off + the $10 when you choose the 100% super easy to manage subscribe & save!!! That’s HUGE savings my clean beauty friends!!!

Deep Sea Mud Mask + Spot Treatment

The benefits of Dead Sea mud are noticeable after just ONE APPLICATION naturally accelerating the skin's exfoliation process, minimizing pores, wrinkles, and lines! Due to its incredibly rich mineral content Dead Sea mud balances the pH of your skin, improves circulation and helps bring vital nutrients and oxygen to your cells to detox waste — all essential to healthy and normal cellular function.

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Charles Martin is one of my favorite authors! This is his newest and it is GOOD!

The Water Keeper


This is that great summer read you are craving...light, funny, just enough to make you think ~ but not think too much😂 It’s summer after all❤️❤️


Waterless Body Butter Bar/Natural Deo/ Wildcrafted Beauty

Why waterless? Well, you kinda gotta feel it to understand, but let me see if I can help: water is free so why is it listed first on ingredient lists which means it is the most abundant ingredient which you are PAYING for!? AND if water is in a product, you will also need preservatives to give the product a shelf life...You don’t need that either!! Don’t you just want pure wild crafted herbs, essential oils and honey? Thought so😬

Use this link for $10 off AND get 20% off + the $10 when you choose the 100% super easy to manage subscribe & save!!! That’s HUGE savings my clean beauty friends!!!

MORE great books for TEENS

I ADORE Sarah McKenzie and Read Aloud Revival! Follow her on IG if you two haven’t met📚Her book recommendations are fab.u.lous

Here are some great ones for tweens/teens

Teen Booklist

Wicked SOBAH

Sober is not an adjective I would have ever used to describe myself! But God….

My Sober Story


Every man should experience our Man Method. It is rugged, sophisticated, and covers the gamut. Includes:

Man Soap

Man Face

Muscle Balm

Best Father’s Day Gift! Man Method

ARISE: Clean Energy + Hunger Control

Cravings Crusher + Healthy Metabolism Support

Antioxidant & Intracellular Energy

Pre Workout + Muscle Preservation

Supports Your Body’s Fat Burning Abilities

Prebiotics - Feed Healthy Gut Flora

Tastes So Good

You want energy without the toxic intake? How about muscle protection, and steady insulin levels…

Introducing ARISE. The world's first, truly clean energy + hunger control beverage crafted with authentic earth based ingredients that supports your body’s natural process. Think of it like you’re drinking real food!

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I’m ready to Arise!

100% Natural Remedy Balms/ Headache

Give yourself the gift of instant relief from headaches, muscle pain, stuffy noses, and restless sleep of all kinds with Master Herbalist Jaime Cross’ “magic” Balms! Formulated specifically to help you feel better fast. Remedy Balms are easy to carry, easy to use, and best of all work! For example : Close your eyes as you gently massage our soothing Headache Balm onto your temples, take a deep breath and inhale the aromatic essential oils, and slip into a deep sense of wellness and calm.

Remedy Balms

Kari Gran Waterless Bath & Body Oil

Kari Gran Organic Body and Bath Oil is a luxurious blend of 8 organic oils, including Pumpkin Seed, Amla, Sesame, and Babassu to restore and maintain the skin’s optimal hydration level. Apply directly to the skin or add to your bath for a supple, soft touch that lasts.

Waterless Bath & Body

My Fav Clean Mascara

Turn heads with stellar lashes.
Glossy, fluttery, jet black.
Conditions and softens with Acacia flower + Jojoba for lashes that are never crunchy.
No flaking, no clumps and never irritating.

Lash-conditioning Acacia Flower
Moisturizing, protective Jojoba oil
Nourishing, soothing Amino Acids

Wink Worthy Mascara

Another FAV MASCARA ( close 1st runner up)

What it is: ILIA's Limitless Lash Mascara is an award-winning clean mascara that goes above and beyond the expectations of any natural mascara. Buildable and flake-free, this 99% natural mascara lifts, curls, lengthens and adds just the right amount of volume

JOYFULL TIP: A great mascara doesn’t need to break the bank, but it does need to be fresh! If your mascara doesn’t POP when you pull the wand out of the tube~ REPLACE!

The BEST Mascara!!!

100% CLEAN Cleansing Oil

Using oil to cleanse the skin is one of the gentlest and most effective methods to draw out impurities and balance the skin's natural oil production. Our cleansing oil is ideal for all skin types; even oily skin.

Check it out HERE!!!

Delicious overnight Lip Mask

A leave on jelly treatment of squalane ( richly moisturizes and locks in that moisture) + Japanese Peach Extract ( repairs damaged skin & calms irritation ) AND the spatula: GASP!!!

Lip Mask

Fav Lip Gloss

Cushiony, soft tinted gloss PACKED with conditioning oils!

Lip Gloss in Admire

FAV Mineral Foundation

Lightweight and luxe, our mineral powder foundation uses luminous mineral pigments to build flawless, light-reflecting coverage that lasts. Suitable for all skin types and coverage is buildable from sheer to full coverage.

JOYFULL TIP: the brush you use will deliver the coverage you desire! A fluffy powder brush = sheer coverage while a dense Kabuki brush will deliver fuller coverage!

Seriously LOVE THIS💗


Apply this nighttime serum to the mid shaft of your hair and you will wake up looking like a hair fairy washed and styled your hair while you snoozed! And it smells DIVINE! Great for prolonging blow outs!


Great books for Tweens & Teens

This curated list of books is one you don’t need to worry about your tweens or teens reading! Reading is a life long gift and one to be savored; feel safe recommending and gifting any of these to impressionable minds!

Browse this fabulous book list!!!

Love this Non Fiction

This book is a MUST READ! Goodness it is DEFINITELY DELICIOUS....full of wisdom and epiphanies!!! This is the type of book I love in the chapter at a time savored with a cup of coffee!

Known: Deep Friendship in a Shallow World

What happened to get me where i am TODAY!?

I left my dream job...

It shouldn’t have been a tough decision…..

It’s been 14 years since the day I made a decision that tore me up inside. I was a sad, sobbing mess. It was the day I was turning in my resignation letter to my dream job. I was doing what? Leaving my dream job?

Growing up, I fell in love with all things related to the world of fashion. Who knew that all my childhood days playing with Barbie and Ken would be the groundwork that led me to become a true full-fledged Cosmetina?!

At 15 I started my first job in the clothing department of a local store. After a few years, I switched to the cosmetic counter, and immediately it was “game on!” I had found my passion!! With college behind me, I began a career in cosmetics that took me all the way to becoming the National Director of Education and Training for the biggest cosmetic conglomerate in the world.

And I loved it! I loved contributing to the growth of not one, but two of their brands. I felt purpose and passion, and what girl doesn’t want to feel that!?

But on this day I found myself faced with a conflict. You see, I also wanted a family and we now had two littles under 18 months at home. With all of my traveling, I wasn’t home where they needed me.

Why couldn’t I have it all? Why couldn’t I have a career with purpose and passion and at the same time be home and nurture my two new bundles of pure joy(and poop, but I choose to overlook that part)? I didn’t know the answer, but I did know that I had to be home and be present when my curious kiddos needed a million questions answered (okay maybe a bazillion questions, but who can really count that high?)

So I wrote the resignation email…… and I pressed “send.”

Fast forward 14 years. I had no Idea that on the other side of that tough decision I would be living a life that actually did have it all! By being open and curious, and by doing my homework and not listening to everyone’s opinion, I was able to be come home, and at the same time run a couple different businesses, with customers from all over the U.S.

The first business grew to several million dollars in annual sales. We sold it earlier this year, and have just started a new business a few months ago. This time I am teaching and training women the exact steps to see success with their own business.

And you know what? With a great deal of guidance and grace from Papa God, I now see that difficult decision I had to deal with 14 years ago has turned out to be the best thing for helping me find even better purpose and passion. Also I have built a flexible business so I can be home and not miss what is truly all of life’s important stuff.

If you are finding yourself grappling with a similarly tough decision, I am cheering you on to find the decision that is perfect for you! If you are looking for a way to have a business with flexibility to fit around your life, start by finding a mentor to guide you through the process.

If you want someone to chat with about it, I’m pretty obsessed with biz! I would absolutely love to meet you! Send me a DM!

Check out the previous page for some of my current OBSESSIONS....🎉🎉❤️❤️

Thanks for popping in!! —

My sincere hope is that you live a joyFULL life... one day at a time💗

This is for the women who aren’t done! The women who stopped asking for permission & started charting their own course. The ones who are simplifying their lives to focus on what really matters💗

This is for the women who care about what goes on and in their bodies. The women who have earned their laugh lines, their paychecks & their point of view! The ones who know where true joy, peace and grace come from....and know confetti & sprinkles go great with all of it🎉🎉