USA Made Products and The Murph Challenge


Happy Memorial Day everyone! How blessed are we to have the amazing men and women protecting our freedom??!! Chelsea and I celebrate and appreciate our servicemen every day, but we love the American holidays that bring the country together and give us the opportunity to share our love and support. In fact, as I’m writing this, I am listening to my American AF playlist I made for the 4th of July on Spotify. I’ve made it public for today so please enjoy with us!

In honor of this American holiday, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite Made in USA products:

Acure Organics is all natural and uses only organic, natural fair trade products. I love how they don’t just focus on the outermost surface of the skin, but works to protect your immune system by protecting our skin against environmental stresses. I am totally hooked on their ultra-hydrating body lotion. I like how it’s unscented and they use cocoa butter and CoQ10 and tons of beneficial, natural ingredients. I also love their ultra-hydrating body wash and argan stem cell + chlorella growth factor brightening facial scrub (that’s a mouthful, huh?…that’s when you know it’s good!).

R+Co is a really fun and fab line I use for my boring, drab hair. All of their products are formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil or petrolatum. They are all vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free and color-safe (another it’s GOOD!). Their Death Valley Dry Shampoo is great for dealing with that second day, oily bed head as well as styling fresh hair so it’s not too poofy and obnoxiously bland. If you’re looking to blow dry some body your hair into Dallas Thickening Spray is the best!! The names of the products and their super fun packaging makes getting ready that much more exciting…oh…and they have a nice, non-offensive scent that doesn’t burn my nose hairs.

Lastly…I cannot live without my Peanut Butter Perfect Bar (they have a number of other flavors for those of you who don’t like or are allergic to peanut butter). I seriously look forward to waking up just so I can sip my black coffee and enjoy my delicious breakfast bar. They are certified organic, gluten and soy free, non-GMO, offers 17 grams of protein and packed full of 20+ organic superfoods (final delicious mouthful of the day!). They are made in sunny San Diego, and are making a big difference in the health and fitness world. They also have the cutest packaging and website called The Hive where they share their current must haves and “Enter to Win” giveaways.


Last recommendation for today, please consider participating in the The Murph Challenge! It’s the official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. Over the last two years, Forged has raised nearly $400,000 for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign.

Once you register, you will not only be pledging to participate in the Crossfit Hero WOD ‘MURPH’, you will also be joining a unique group of Americans who pay tribute to LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), and contributing to a prestigious organization founded by the Murphy family.

The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had.


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