Ways to Keep Skin Hydrated and Healthy {during cold winter weather}

Your face is always being battered by the environment. Here are tips to revive, moisturize, and protect your face to allow it to show its healthy glow!

Ways to Keep Skin Hydrated and Healthy {during cold winter weather}

Protecting your skin from the elements can be quite tricky. Whether it’s the heat and sun of summer, or the cold and wind of winter, your face is always being battered by the environment. Often times the skin on your face can look dry, dull, and even gray. Here are some tips to revive, moisturize, and protect the skin on your face to allow it to show its healthy glow.   (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #64

 

1-meet-up-mondayI am so happy to welcome you all to the best party of Monday….  Thanks for stopping by the Meet Up Link Party #64.  I can’t believe it is already mid- December! I can’t believe that winter recess is just around the corner as well! Time has gone by so fast.   Well, let’s slow down time a bit and relax.  Grab a cup of cocoa, or better yet, a glass of wine and enjoy perusing some great new ideas and projects from some talented people.

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

DIY Natural and Soothing Dog Shampoo

Does your dog need to get bathed frequently? Do they have dry, itchy, or flaky skin? Make this DIY Natural and Soothing Dog Shampoo to promote healthy skin!If you own a dog, you know how stinky they can get. They can also have other issues like dry, itchy, or flaky skin.  Washing them too often with commercially made shampoos that contain unpronounceable synthetic chemicals can often irritate their skin and cause them further discomfort. Combat many of these issues with this super simple DIY Natural Soothing Dog Shampoo.

I’ve had my fair share of days where Dexter will come home from a hike with mud up to his elbows and/or his face and nose covered in dirt. Since my husband and I are “suckers” and Dexter is allowed on all of our furniture and on our bed, there is no way he’s coming in the house dirty and smelly… (more…)

Meet up Monday Link Party #63

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello all!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  I spent my Saturday and Sunday working on an extension of our woodshed roof that will house our new maple syrup evaporator.  I am SO excited!  Stay tuned for updates as the set up and process continues!   Meet Up Monday Link Party #63 is now LIVE!  Come link up and check out a bunch of new and exciting ideas, projects, and recipes to start your week off right!  ****Sorry this was posted so late!  Technical difficulties…. 🙂

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

“Micro-Packing” for Traveling: 10 Best Ways to Travel Light

Do you LOVE to travel? Here is a list of the 10 Best Lightweight Travel Accessory "must haves" that allow me to travel efficiently, lightly, and easily.

Traveling is my “thing”.    When I am out exploring, I want to make EVERY second count! I don’t want to be held back by anything, and includes carrying HUGE heavy bags, filled with things I probably won’t even need. The more I travel, the more efficient I try to be with my packing and items I bring that are necessary. I finally got the “micro-packing” method down, and it makes traveling SO easy.  Gone are the days where I had to sit on my bag to compress it as I pull the zipper closed with all of my might ( all the while crossing my fingers together hoping the zipper doesn’t break).  Gone are the days when my bag was so heavy that I could barely lift it! Here’s how its done: “Micro-Packing” for Traveling: 10 Best Ways to Travel Light.  My latest trip was to Denmark, solo.  9 days, one medium-sized backpack, 23lbs…  I  had everything I needed and everything I wanted- without any added nonsense! IT CAN BE DONE!

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Meet Up Monday Link Party #62

 

1-meet-up-mondayWelcome to the best part of Monday!   Meet Up Monday Link Party #62 is now LIVE!  Come link up and check out a bunch of new and exciting ideas, projects, and recipes to start your week off right!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

How to Make a DIY Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener

Here's How to Make a DIY Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener. Necessary in any home with a beer drinker! Great for gifts and decor!

The party doesn’t  start until you pop open a cold one!  So what are you waiting for?

How to Make a DIY Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener

I had to make gifts for 2 friends, so I decided to make them both a beer bottle opener.  I tailored each one to their style and their decor.  One friend is a beer LOVER- so naturally, I used a can of his favorite beer as the cap catcher.  The other one was for a friend who is more artistic, so I created the second one with blackboard paint and can be redecorated often.  Regardless, they were so easy to make and I think they turned out as great gifts!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Up Party #61

 

1-meet-up-mondayThe best part of Monday is here! Meet Up Monday Link Party #61 !  Welcome! How many of you got some snow today?  Here in NY, some of us got lots of inches.  ❄️  I don’t mind the snow.  Snowy days make me want to curl up on the couch with some cocoa or wine, and enjoy some relaxing!  I am so excited to use this time to link up, connect, and check out some of your most creative projects and ideas.  Snowy Monday + Meet Up Monday Link Party = GOOD TIMES !  So if you haven’t joined in yet, come on in! Can’t wait to see you there!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Essential Oil Gift Certificates for Health and Wellness {Printable}

 Beat the crowds this season,and give a gift of health & wellness! Share some love by sharing your very favorite Young Living products with family & friends.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone (or yourself) that will leave a lasting impact for a lifetime?

Beat all the crowds this season, and give a gift of health and wellness! Share some love by sharing your very favorite Young Living products with family and friends.  Do this all from the comfort of your own home!   All you have to do is print out this gift certificate, provide them with a gift card, and watch them jump with joy when they receive it! They can buy their very own Premium Starter Kit.

This is the absolute perfect gift for someone that “already has everything”, someone who would like to embrace a healthy, natural lifestyle, or someone who wants to try the oils- but but has never had an easy, economical way to do it!   Now is your chance to give the best gift of the season! 🙂  (more…)

The Best DIY Shaving Cream for Men

This is the Best DIY Shaving Cream for Men! Soothing, moisturizing, and man-scented, this cream will leave your skin as smooth as glass.

Men, do your whiskers have you whining? Does the stubble on your chin erase your grin? Frown no more. This recipe for The Best Shaving Cream for Men will have your face feeling great in no time. Moisturizing, smoothing, and soothing, this shaving cream will nourish skin, allow a smooth, close shave, and make that stubble no longer trouble. What’s also great about this shaving cream is that it is all natural and extremely simple to make. The special blend of ingredients with the purest essential oils will allow you to never buy a can in store again. (more…)