Cravings

Cravings… we all have them. Sweets or carbs are the most common that I hear but the possibilities are endless and most are unhealthy. Yet there is a quick and easy tool you can have in your arsenal to help soothe cravings. It is tiny, inexpensive, not awkward to use and super easy to make. Any…

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Dentist Visits Don’t Have to be Scary!

Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be the stuff nightmares are made of. I was lucky when I was little because my first dentist was amazing. He was like a soothing compassionate grandpa wrapped up in scrubs. He’d always talk to you, make you laugh and make you feel like you were the only thing…

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Diffuser Blends Inspired By Nature

Summer in Southeast Alaska is welcome after all of the long winter rains. I like nothing more than to be outside enjoying the great outdoors and nature. When I’m trapped inside I like to diffuse scents that make me feel like I’m not missing out. Here are some of my favorites: Ocean’s Caress Diffuser Blend…

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DIY Bridal Perfume Recipes

Making perfume is actually very easy!  For a wedding you want everything perfect. A reflection of the bride and groom. Brides always want their wedding to be special and different. That includes the perfume. Wearing a scent that no one else has is a nice touch. Whether you are the bride or you want a…

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DIY Lip Gloss

I’ve been a lip gloss junkie since I got my hands on my first Bubblegum Bonnie Bell Lipsmacker. There is something magical about a soft pink shiny lip gloss that warms my inner little girl heart. Alas, while I used to happily buy it and skip through life, lips a shiny, a couple of years…

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DIY Recipes for Gardener’s Hands

If you are like me, I look forward to digging in the dirt and playing in my garden when it starts to warm up! While gardening is fun, it has its own set of issues… like destroying my manicure and leaving me with dirty, stained, and dry hands. I always am so amazing at how…

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DIY: Bath Bombs

Making homemade gifts adds such a personal touch to holiday gift giving. There is something about giving something that you’ve put a little bit of love into that makes people feel special. I like to try and find things I can make that aren’t hugely labor intensive or there is a high risk of failure.…

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DIY: Wool Felt Scentables

I’ll bet most of you didn’t know that before I became a health coach, I had a craft and quilting store for many years, so I do love to be crafty. This year I became quite enamoured with some little colorful wool felt balls and decided they had to turn into something perfect to put…

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Dust Mites

Who hasn’t heard about Dust Mites? Close ups of them rival horror film monsters (shudder). Those little nasty guys hide in fibers and eat flakes of skin (double shudder). It is their droppings that over 20 million Americans are sensitive too. I haven’t paid much attention to this issue because I don’t struggle with issues…

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Essential Baked Cinnamon Apples

Does anyone remember the old Brady Bunch episode where Peter Brady says “pork chops and applesauce”? I always think about it when I’m cooking pork chops and when I do, baked apples are always on the menu. I know apple sauce is the tradition but this way I can combine dinner and dessert, and who…

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