Desserts / June 22, 2017

Raw Dark Chocolate Macaroons

I don’t know about you guys but with the holidays being over I feel like I need to get my butt in gear! Every time I think about hitting the gym or starting on a no yummy foods diet I want to cry. So I am taking a different approach to healthy lifestyle this new year… eating what I want, when I want but trying to eat as much raw food as possible. Come to think of it, I should start juicing again…!I can’t say I have much of a sweet tooth but every now and then…

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Scrubs / June 22, 2017

Coffee Body Scrub

Happy New Year everyone!This holiday season was awesome except for one thing… I got MAJORLY sick. The only thing that has been helping me with my nasal congestion and headaches was my herbal hot pack which helped relieve some of the tension in my sinuses.Whenever I’m sick, I start feeling sorry for myself because lets face it, if I don’t feel sorry for me then who will… am I right? Someone please tell me I’m not alone in this!So it’s for sad times like these that I make sure to have some DIY…

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DIY Crafts / June 22, 2017

Hot/Cold Herbal Eye Pillow

Good morning!It’s a cold and snowy Saturday morning which actually makes this post very appropriate :)As I’m sitting here writing this week’s blog post, a friend of mine recommended that I watch the latest carpool karaoke … OMG this just made my life.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFxCO_DyzYMYou guys must watch it and if anyone knows how the heck Bruno Mars gets his face to look so smooth, please tell me! LOLAnyways back to work…If you’re anything like me and cold ALL THE TIME, then this DIY hot/cold herbal eye…

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Face Masks / June 22, 2017

Charcoal Clay Mask

It’s Sunday again :(Is it just me or do the weekends tend to pass faster and faster these days? And not to mention that the holidays are right around the corner and before we know it it’s NEW YEARS!!! How insane!?Anyways, I find that the best way to end a much too short weekend is with a bit of pampering and what better way to pamper yourself and get ready for the upcoming week than with a face mask!I discovered betonite clay recently and fell in love!! I feel that it makes SUCH A HUGE difference…

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Bath Bombs / June 22, 2017

Moisturizing Bath Bombs

If you’re anything like me then winter is a TOUGH time of year when every part of your body feels itchy and dry, so these ultra moisturizing bath bombs are a god send!I am currently sitting at JFK airport waiting for my connecting flight home. Goodbye Puerto Rico, goodbye warm weather, goodbye beaches, delicious food, palm trees and happiness!We have a couple of family reunions each year and this one was in San Juan. I had no idea I could fall in love with a place so quickly!!! I mean those beaches!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!Unfortunately…

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DIY Crafts / June 22, 2017

DIY Chalkboard

I realized that I have so many things that I want to do and the bigger my ideas get, the more intimated I become by them.One day it hit me…. that’s the whole point of this new age way that companies have their workers work! That’s what scrum and kaizen and all those ways of doing business are all about! Short term, achievable goals!So I needed to have my giant life goals split up into itty bitty bite sized pieces that I can cross off and see myself making progress. You cannot possibly tell me that…

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Desserts / June 22, 2017

Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

I am a HUGE cinnamon lover. The more the merrier I say!That being said, this apple cinnamon cake with crumb topping is TO FREAKING DIE if your a cinnamon lover like me.I love making a little something fun like this at the end of the weekend to take me into the beginning of the upcoming work week.I mean what can possibly be better than taking a (MUCH DESERVED) coffee break on a Monday afternoon than taking it with a piece of this delicious apple cake??I say nothing can be!So let’s jump right in :)This…

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Breakfast / June 22, 2017

Breakfast Scones

I woke up today MUCH earlier than one would like to on a Saturday morning but it was for a good cause! I got my nails done! YAY!! After walking around with 2 broken nails (I know ….sigh) for a week I am finally back to normal.The weather outside is so so sad so I figured what can make me feel all warm and festive…? And then it hit me… SCONES! The apartment smells so AMAZING and warm right now that I feel about 70% better about the rain and gloom.I think the other 30% will come in…

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Preserves / June 22, 2017

Preserved Lemons

Ever since I got my Moroccan tagine, I have been on a serious Moroccan food and spice kick. I am a HUGE lover of all things spicy and flavourful, warm and inviting and what can be more inviting that having a jar of these beautifully vibrant lemons ready to pop open and serve?!And here’s the best part! Not only are they a cinch to make but they’re also ready over night! Good luck not finishing them all off before you place them in your jars!The smell alone will have you salivating!If ever you happen to…

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Meat / June 22, 2017

Chicken Tagine with Fruit

Happy hump day everyone! Only 2 more days until the weekend!!!I was so full of energy when I got home today that I decided to embark on a brand new journey. This journey involves my brand new tagine!It’s actually a funny story how I discovered this incredible Moroccan cookware. I was watching the Netflix show Grace and Frankie and Frankie (being all hippy dippy Frankie who doesn’t eat meat) was over at her boyfriend’s house who made vegetarian tagine. I kid you not, I was salivating just looking at those vegetables!!!It was at that…

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Preserves / June 22, 2017

Oregano Herb Preserve

Awesome way to preserve fresh herb for the winter…

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Bath Salts / June 22, 2017

Relaxing Bath Salts

So it’s officially here… winter… ugh!! Not only is it super cold outside but I also don’t yet have my winter tires so driving to and from work was a nightmare. I also almost drove into my garage door as I couldn’t brake… FML. I swear it’s the first day and I’ve already had it up to here!Anyways now that my rant is out of the way, I can tell you guys what I did to make myself feel SO MUCH BETTER!! I took a luxurious bath!So simple to make but really does…

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