DIY After Shave- All Natural and Easy to Make


Who wants a face that feels like a piece of sandpaper after a shave???  I am pretty sure EVERYONE would answer “NO” to that question!  I decided to make a chemical-free, soothing, DIY After Shave for my husband’s shaved face.  He would often say that he wanted something natural to soothe his skin after using a razor.  This after shave works to soften and soothe his skin! The blend of 6 simple ingredients acts as an antiseptic and helps to revitalize skin to a healthy state. Check out how easy it is to make….. (more…)

Avocado Cheddar Sandwich

avocado cheddar

What’s better than eating cheddar cheese, ripe avocado slices, greens, and crusty bread all  individually?  Eating them all together in one of the greatest  Avocado Cheddar Sandwiches EVER!  There’s a café close to the place I work that introduced me to this sandwich. However, it is rare that I have the time to leave my building to get such a treat.  I decided to make my own sandwich so that I could have it any time I wanted!  What’s even better, I can save about $6.00 by making it on my own!  It is simple, quick, and easy  to make. It is healthy as well! (more…)

Low Maintenance Ground Cover Plants



I have been doing a ton of beautification work in my yard lately since the warmer weather has arrived here in NY!  I have a huge front and back yard that requires quite a bit of time to care for.  Therefore, I am always looking for new (and low maintenance) perennials to plant in order to save some time.  There are a few places that I want covered with greenery, but that I don’t want to do anything else to.  I have found some ground cover plants that do just that!  “Plant and forget”!  These plants are super tolerant, which means Dexter (my “furbaby”) won’t get in trouble when walking on them because they are trample resistant! See the plants…. (more…)

Mango Chili Smoothie

mango chili Smoothie

Seems like an unlikely pair, but let me tell you how super this Mango Chili Smoothie is! The ancho chili powder supplies the heat and the mango supplies the sweet in this unique smoothie!

The idea comes from the many Mexican students I have, bringing in snacks of mango slices dusted with chili powder. For years I have seen this snack in my classroom, and refused many offers to try it.  Just the other day though, I tried a slice.  IT WAS SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe that I have not been tasting this goodness for so much time!  I had a mango that I needed to use up, and I was craving the snack, so I decided to make a Mango Chili Smoothie! You have to try it!  (more…)

Mexican Style Sole with Citrus Lime

Mexican Sole

Today I decided to make Mexican Style Sole with Citrus Lime.  It was DELICIOUS!  Super fresh, crisp, and healthy too!  Great for an outdoor meal on the deck, with a nice glass of white wine. Another great thing about it was that it was so easy to make! The sole is seasoned with garlic, lime zest, and poached in freshly squeezed orange juice. Ahh….so light! (more…)

Re-purpose Long Sleeve Shirts into Short Sleeve Shirts

Re-purpose Long Sleeve Shirts into Short Sleeve Shirts! Don't get rid of shirts that can easily be transformed to wear again! Follow this easy tutorial.

Have you ever had a shirt you loved, but the sleeves were too short or just fit awkwardly?  Do you have a long sleeved shirt that you wished was short sleeved?  Don’t neglect those shirts any longer.  Re-purpose long sleeves shirts into short sleeve shirts, just in time for the spring and summer!  Transforming your shirts is easy to do.  If you are “sewing challenged”, you can still shorten your sleeves with fusible tape!  Follow this easy tutorial, and let your elbows hang out! (more…)

Contest….Guess what this is!!!!!

imageMy sister, Pam Grafstein, is an incredibly talented photographer.  She takes amazing photos with a macro lens (a lens used to take pictures to show extreme detail at close range).  She took this picture, and it is one of my favorites.  Here’s the contest… Can you guess what it is? Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  The first person who guesses correctly will win a virtual high five! 🙂

Please be sure to check out her site after guessing….

DIY BEARD BALM- Little Miss Dexterous

Tell whiskers who's boss with this DIY BEARD BALM. Soften, moisturize, and tame unruly scrubble! Easy to make with only 4 ingredients. 16w

Is your chin curtain hurtin’? Does your beard look weird?? Is your stubble causing trouble?

Gentlemen, help to soften, condition, and tame your scruff with this DIY BEARD BALM!  Regain control of those unruly whiskers, and show them who is boss! This DIY Beard Balm will help to bring the natural look and feel back to the hair on your face.  It will help to moisturize and soften your skin as well. For this batch of balm, I chose to use Blue Spruce Young Living Essential Oil.  You could of course choose any scent you want.

So guys, get mixing, get to fixing, and make your face happy!  (more…)

Shrimp and Lime Avocado Tacos

shrimp tacos

Last night I was in the mood for something “springy”.  I was craving something light and fresh.  I decided to make Shrimp and Lime Avocado Tacos. They were delicious, and extremely easy to make.  My taste buds were happy because of  the crispness of the perfect lime “bite” coupled with the creamy avocado texture! The whole meal took about 15 minutes to cook (plus the marinading).  It is amazing that something this good is so super healthy!  (more…)

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