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Home Essentials: Green Cleaning with Lemon Essential Oil

Green Cleaning with Lemon Essentail Oil

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I wrote a post about essential oils, so I wanted to pop in and tell you about one I use every single day: lemon essential oil.  The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of lemon oil truly make it “essential” in our home!   As I’ve told you before, one of […] Read more…

Your Happy Place: Tips to Make a Healthy Happy Home

Your Happy Place: How to create a healthy, happy home

Frank Lloyd Wright taught us that the way to a healthy, happy home was to bring the outdoors in.  The sky, trees, water, sunlight–all the natural beauty that surrounds us–can give us inspiration for designing homes that meet our physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. I love bringing the outdoors in, using nature to make our home feel more comfortable and nurturing.  […] Read more…

Blueberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

Blueberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

When we were in Charleston we discovered a magical place called the Tropical Smoothie Café.  It’s a chain, and if you’re lucky you have one nearby.  Every day we stopped by to sample their delicious smoothies–specifically, their mocha madness smoothie.  This nectar of the gods is part of their “indulgence” menu.  And, at 588 calories, it was definitely […] Read more…

Happiness Essential Oil Blend

"Happiness"--my favorite essential oil blend

You all know I love combining different essential oils to create my own special blends–I’ve got my sleep-enhancing blend, my skin blend, my stress-relief blends, and of course all of my favorite diffuser blends. Sometimes my creations are a hit~and sometimes they’re a miss.  I know they’re really a miss when the smell is so strong Dave can’t stand to […] Read more…

Nature’s Stress Relievers: Essential Oils

Essential oils for anxiety and worry

I have a secret to share with you–I have a fear of driving on busy highways! Thankfully, I live in a small town, which means I rarely have to brave rush-hour traffic.  So when a friend recently asked me to drive cross-country with her to help her transport her dogs from their winter home to their […] Read more…

5 Great Reasons to Start Your Day with Lemon Water

Lemon Essential Oil

Did you know that starting every day with a glass of warm lemon water is a great habit to get into? In fact, it’s one of the best and easiest things I’ve found to help kick-start my system for the day. If you, like me, love reaching for a cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning, try drinking a glass of warm lemon water before […] Read more…

How to Make Ghee (super easy recipe)

How to make ghee - it's so easy!

In my last post on the Amazing Health and Anti-aging Benefits of Ghee, I promised to tell you how to make ghee at home. Well, here’s the recipe, and, as you’ll see, it’s an incredibly easy process! All it takes are a pound of butter and some time (about 30 minutes) to hang out in the kitchen […] Read more…

The Amazing Health and Anti-aging Benefits of Ghee

The Amazing Health and Anti-aging Benefits of Ghee

First off, what on earth is ghee?  It’s pure butter fat; the result of clarifying butter to remove the milk solids and liquids.  For centuries it’s been used in Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Nepali cooking.  In the traditional Indian medical system of Ayurveda, ghee is revered due to its ability to nourish and heal the body. While ghee and clarified […] Read more…

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe – So Easy and So Good!

I don’t often get excited about a vegetable, but this wonderful roasted cauliflower recipe is worth raving about! Part of its appeal is in its beautiful simplicity.  By adding only a few fresh ingredients, the earthy, caramelized flavor of the cauliflower is allowed to shine. And shine it does–gone are the days when we drowned cauliflower in gooey orange “cheese” sauce until it was […] Read more…

Favorite Find: Acure Organics

Acure Organics: My New Favorite Products

The photo below might give you a little clue as to my latest obsession:  Acure Organics! The first Acure Organics product I tried was the Firming Body Lotion, which I begain using last summer, hoping it would firm up the jiggly bits on my legs and upper arms.  Not only did I love the lemongrass scent and non-sticky texture of the […] Read more…

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