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How to Make a Homemade Walnut Cake Recipe
There is something about cake and a hot cup of coffee. My grandmother used to have a cookie or cake in the evening with black coffee. Black coffee that had sat in her Bunn coffee pot all day and had the consistency of tar. She would warm it up in the microwave and enjoy her nightly snack. I lived with...
I love the sunshine. Growing up, we never wore sunscreen. Now that I am 40, I can see the damage the sun has done to my skin. I have small age spots or “liver spots” on my skin in various sizes. I have them on my hands, arms, shoulders, and face. These spots are common and usually appear on...
Peppermint Lip Scrub Recipe
Back in October, I shared the beginning of my Invisalign® journey with you. I am currently on set number 11 and have 14 sets. There is the possibility I will need more than 14 sets for further adjustment. I am hoping this is not the case. I have seen a great deal of progress so far. The last four months...
Easy to Make Smoothie Bowls
One of my favorite things to make the kiddos and myself for breakfast is a smoothie. Lately I have been into making smoothie bowls. They are easy to make, taste great and their prettier. Smoothie bowls take a little more time but on the weekend, it is a special treat. Here is one of my favorite combos. Enjoy! (Printable...
Recipe for Dark Choc. Coconut Balls
Making dozens of different holiday cookies and decorating them is something I have great memories of as a child. Licking the spatula, being full of flour, giggling, licking my fingers when I was told not to (come on you have to take a lick) and all of us trying to outdo the other in the decorating department. All of...
Invisalign Tips for Newbies
I have just finished my first week with Invisalign® clear aligners. If you are not familiar with Invisalign® let me quickly fill you in. They are clear aligners that are custom made from a 3D scan to fit snugly over your teeth to align them over time. You wear the clear aligners for 22 hours and you change aligners...
Choosing an SLS-Free Toothpaste
A few months ago, I went to my dermatologist because my chin was breaking out as if I was a teenager. It was driving me nuts! My dermatologist said the culprit is toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in it. Apparently, I am allergic to the stuff and having a reaction that’s causing the nasty breakouts. If you...
Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal Recipe
I’m not a morning person. Which means back to school can be brutal for me. This is why I try to do as much beforehand as possible. One thing that I do regularly is make steel-cut oatmeal in my slow cooker. I make several on-the-go cups in advance; place them in the fridge with coconut and granola toppings. My...
The many uses and benefits of sunflower seeds!
Sunflower seeds are small but mighty.  They’re high in protein, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Vitamin E and Iron. Four key benefits of adding sunflower seeds to your diet include: Promote healthy cholesterol levels because they’re high in phytosterol Promotes a healthy cardiovascular, nervous and immune system because of the high levels of Magnesium Sunflower seeds are said to be an anti-inflammatory because they contain Selenium. The tiny seed is...
Epsom salt is a miracle substance in my home! I often take hot baths with Epsom salt to help soothe my achy muscles after working out. It’s inexpensive and available at most big box stores and pharmacies. I prefer to use It also helps to moisturise and exfoliate my skin, perfect for when I have to shave! I also...
Both of my kids went away to overnight camp a few weeks ago. This meant, “Me” time and I needed it. One of the first things I wanted to do was get a massage and acupuncture. Unfortunately, there were no acupuncture appointments available but I could get a full body 90 minute massage. Sign me up! It was a great...
Baking and Cooking with Quinoa: 15 Quinoa Recipes
Quinoa is a delicious source of protein and fiber. Quinoa is a whole grain seed that is prepared similar to rice or barley. It takes less time to cook than most other whole grains, which is a plus. Quinoa is also gluten-free and cholesterol free. A very healthy whole grain that is an ancient grain, a grain that has...
DIY Essential Oil Oatmeal Shower Bags
I’m a Girl Scout Leader and each month I have to come up with activities and crafts. This last meeting we focused on friendship, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We had stations and the girls rotated. My station was focused on writing a poem to mom and making mom/grandmother/aunt/sitter/friend an organic oatmeal shower bag, using Now Food Essential Oils....
Mother's Day Gift Ideas to Promote Self-Care for Mom
Mother’s day is right around the corner. As a mom myself, I feel like the day should be about self-care. Doing what makes mom feel good so that she can be feel rejuvenated. One day to wind down and relax because the next morning, it’s go time again. Here are some ideas and some are gifts but others are just...
Itchy Ear Relief
I have a confession to make. I have an annoying habit and it plaques me each spring. I itch my ears. No seriously. It’s gross and I feel like my dog but I can’t take it. Can. Not. Take. It. I know I’m not supposed to stick anything smaller than my elbow into my ear but really, who listens to that advice? What about...
The dreaded under eye bags and wrinkles.
Why do we get wrinkles? Have you ever wondered this? As I looked in the mirror today, I asked myself this very question. Which led me to do some research and here is what I learned. Honey, you are going to age and get wrinkles. End. Of. Story. HOWEVER, you can minimize wrinkles with prevention. You can also smooth out the...