How to make DIY Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Be good to the Earth and good to your wallet by making these DIY Wool Dryer Balls! Easy to make, scented with Young Living Essential Oils, and inexpensive!

I feel as though I do a zillion loads of laundry a week.  Between my athlete husband’s dirty clothes, my dirty dog, and my own sweaty clothes after a workout or dance class, I find myself washing clothes almost every day. I will ONLY use all natural laundry detergents and dryer sheets because wanting to be earth-friendly and being selective about what goes on my family’s skin, is very important to me.  Let me tell you though, the cost of all natural products can add up REALLY fast! Well- I was at it again…being dexterous!   I made these DIY Wool Dryer Balls!  These dryer balls are made of merino wool, scented with 100% pure Young Living Essential Oils, and eliminate static. They contain no harmful synthetic chemicals and smell DIVINE!  Because they are reusable, they do not create trash.  It is a win-win situation for all!  If you have a few minutes, you can make these in no time at all… (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #69

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello all!  I hope you had a great weekend! enjoying the best part of Monday!  TheMeet Up Monday #69 is now live! I hope you enjoyed the previous week! We did a bunch of housework, so I am really excited to sit back, relax, and enjoy all of your wonderful posts!!!! Link up or just stop in to mingles!

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! Will you help me make this party grow even bigger? 🙂

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

Baba Ganoush : Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

 

Ever since I returned home from Turkey, I have been making Baba Ganoush. I love the smoky, nutty, rich flavor that encompasses the eggplant dip. DELICIOUS!Baba Ganoush : Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

Baba Ganoush is one of my favorite dishes to eat. Smoky, creamy, healthy, and easy to make!  When I was in Turkey a few  years ago, I ordered it every chance I got.  I was SO fortunate that I was able to learn from a woman a befriended there how to make it.  I have been enjoying it ever since. I am in love with the nutty, rich flavor this dip boasts. It uses only a few simple ingredients and is really healthy.  I like to eat it with pita chips or slices! Crunchy veggies such as cucumbers and carrots are great to dip too.  Ahhhhhhh…. brings me back to Anatolia…… (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #68

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello all!  I hope you had a great weekend! I enjoyed some great time with friends and family, and spent a ton of time warming up in front of my woodstove! it is C.O.L.D. here in New York!  In fact, right now I am curled up toasting near the fire with my dog Dexter, enjoying the best part of Monday!  The Meet Up Monday Link Party #68 has some great talent this week! Which post is your favorite?  Be sure to leave a comment below!

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! Will you help me make this party grow even bigger? 🙂

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

DIY Lemongrass Rosemary Salt Scrub

Pamper yourself with this DIY Lemongrass and Rosemary Salt Scrub! It takes minutes to make and will make you feel as though you just left the spa.If you could, would you go to the spa every single day?  Right!?!?!   There’s nothing like the relaxation that comes from a massage or a pampering treatment. The reality is though, going to a spa everyday is not really realistic…. {frowny-face}    What if I told you that it is incredibly easy to create a spa of your own in your home?!?!  Well that’s just what I’m going to do…. Pamper yourself with this DIY Lemongrass Rosemary Salt Scrub!  It takes minutes to make.  It will make you feel as though you just got a really expensive scrub-down at the spa.  It will leave your skin soft and moisturized. Your skin will be radiant and glowing.  The scent is divine.  All for a TINY fraction of the cost of what you would spend at a fancy spa.  Are you ready to be pampered?… (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #67

 

1-meet-up-mondayHAPPY NEW YEAR!   Welcome to the first Meet Up Monday Link Party of 2017!!!!  How did you bring in the new year?

This year is going to be the best year ever! I see some great ideas, recipes, and projects coming to Meet Up Monday.  What have you got to share? Please link up! Invite some friends! Share all your wonderful things here… Can’t wait to check it all out!

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! Will you help me make this party grow even bigger? 🙂

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

New Paltz: The Best Places to Eat, Play, and Stay

New Paltz, NY. The best places to Eat, Play, & Stay while visiting this wonderful town. There's something for everyone! Beauty and adventure awaits you!I’ve been a resident of New Paltz for 20 years now. There’s a reason for it. I LOVE IT!  It is a one-of-a-kind place!  It’s a town that truly has so much to offer in every which way.  Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a foodie, an artist,or just someone who needs some R&R, New Paltz has something for everyone to love. It’s a place I call home, but I can find something new to do each day; It’s like I am on a permanent vacation in my town! 🙂  Here are the best places to Eat, Play, and Stay in New Paltz, NY!  I promise…. You will find something to love here too!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #66- Happy Holidays!!!!

 

1-meet-up-mondayHappy Holidays all!  Whatever you celebrate, hope you are enjoying your friends and family this season!  Today was unseasonably warm, so I enjoyed a hike with the hubby and the dog!  Go 40º temps!!!!  I am looking forward to checking out all your new ideas and be sure to visit again next week to see if you have been featured!

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. I will be sharing ALL posts this week!  SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

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

Meet Up Monday Link Party #65

 

1-meet-up-mondayWelcome to the best part of Monday!!!!!  The Meet Up Monday Link Party open and ready for linking.  It is getting harder and harder each week to choose 3 features because there are so many great projects and recipes to choose from.  Continue to link up your great ideas and be sure to visit again next week to see if you have been featured

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…)

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…)