Dani's Stories / June 25, 2017

Growing Up- A Perspective of a 20 Something Female

I’ve been battling with insomnia for some time now but in the past week or so it has gotten worse than ever. So I figured, since I’m not sleeping anyways… why not journal about it? And that’s exactly what this section of my blog is going to be dedicated to :)“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundation of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” – Rupi KaurGrowing up. That means so many…

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Breakfast / July 5, 2017

Chocolate Chia Seed and Berry Parfait

You have got to try this easy, vegan and completely guilt free chocolate chia seed berry parfait heaven! It tastes like a chocolate and berry dessert but it’s good for you!I know it’s hard to believe and it took me some time as well to get on the chia soaking bandwagon but ever since I hopped on, I have simply refused to get off! For anyone that knows me, you are fully aware that breakfast is simply a hot bowl (yes, bowl…) of coffee and that’s it. I am not a breakfast person. It is simply…

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Soups / July 5, 2017

Creamy Vegan Chestnut Soup

Celebrate the start of spring with this creamy vegan chestnut soup!!!I am a huge lover of chestnuts but I have never before tried chestnut soup before :O . I find them to be so comforting and warm. They bring forth very fond memories of chestnuts roasting in the open fire around the holidays. So when I was at the grocery store last time and saw that they were selling chestnuts I figured that it was time to try my hand at a chestnut soup.After scrolling through tons of different recipes on pinterest, I realized that all the soups out…

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Desserts / August 26, 2017

Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse

Hello there DIYers!You have not lived until you have tried this decadent dairy free chocolate mousse!I know it’s been quite the minute since my last post. Life keeps getting in the way as I’m sure you know it has a tendency to. But I’m back with a vengeance with this INCREDIBLE dairy free chocolate mousse :DDid I ever mention that I ADORE avocados??? Like I mean I can eat a whole avocado with just a hint of salt in one sitting! So when I saw that people have been making dairy free chocolate mousse…

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Preserves / July 5, 2017

DIY Fermentation

Hey guys! I am so excited to tell you about this class I took this weekend on lacto-fermentation!Being of Russian-Jewish descent, I grew up on all sorts of fermented goodies including sauerkraut, fermented cucumbers and even fermented tomatoes!I decided to call my grandpa and ask him what his secret family recipe is so that I can continue the tradition myself. His recipe was a little bit of salt some cabbage and a couple of carrots… yes my facial expression was the same as yours right now!I realized that if I were to continue our family…

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Body / July 5, 2017

Whipped Body Lotion

A couple of days ago I posted a video on instagram where I showed how I was whipping up some body butter lotion and I had some people ask me for the ingredients so I thought why not make a post?!So here it is :)This recipe is so luxurious that every time I come out of the shower and apply this lotion, I feel like I’m at a spa. We all know that the winter months dry out or skin and I have tried almost every lotion available on the market but NOTHING HELPS…. Until now!This lotion…

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Breakfast / September 14, 2017

GF Fruit and Nut Granola

Hey guys!I know it’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to post anything but that’s only because 2017 has been BUSY!!!! So many changes and many many lemons haha. And you know what they say… when life gives you lemons you sure as hell better make lemonade!That’s exactly what I’ve been doing! I launched my etsy store this week so please check it out!https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DanisDIYsShop?ref=hdr_shop_menuIf there’s ever something you would love to have but are having trouble finding, I would…

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Desserts / July 5, 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 / July 5, 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 / July 5, 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 / July 5, 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!♥PIN THIS FOR LATER♥I discovered betonite clay recently and fell in love!! I feel that it makes…

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Bath Bombs / June 24, 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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