DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

Slather on this Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter to soothe, moisturize, and nourish your skin! It is light, creamy, and SO amazing!

DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

If you know me, you know that I make virtually all of my own skincare and body care products. I’m a little obsessed :).  Well, I am at it again after getting my hands on some of this FABULOUS Mango Butter.   I usually use a high quality Shea butter as an ingredient in many of my DIY products.  After getting my hands of some of this LUXURIOUS mango butter, I had to give it a try in place of the Shea butter.  The result-  still AMAZING!   The major difference I found was that the Mango Butter was a bit lighter in weight than the Shea Butter, so if offered a slightly lighter feel while slathering it on.  Choices….  I love the choices I now have! 🙂  This recipe is a must try for some seriously smooth and moisturized skin!
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DIY Natural Toilet Cleaning Fizzies

Cleaning a toilet is hard work! Drop in one or two of these DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies and walk away! Let the fizzies do the work! Easy peasy!

Cleaning a toilet is a hard job!   Harder and more gross, are the chemicals needed to do the job! That scares me! I made these DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies to help do the dirty work! With 5 natural ingredients and about 15 minutes, you can have the cleanest toilets in town!  (more…)

Strawberry Maple Smoothie- Perfectly Sweet and Simple

 Welcome in springtime with this Strawberry Maple Smoothie! Made with strawberries,maple syrup,water, and ice,it is the perfect mix of simplicity and flavor.
Fall is coming soon to NY,  and that means the season of maple syrup is coming near!  I am so excited! I’m getting ready…. I had a ton of strawberries from early summer in the freezer that needed to be used up. Into the blender they went, along with some homemade maple syrup, and a few other ingredients and I had myself a delicious treat! This Strawberry Maple Smoothie has simply the perfect amount of sweetness and simplicity.   You must try it…

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8 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

These 8 Healthy Smoothies are SO easy to make, you probably have all the ingredients at home in your pantry already! Sweet, Savory, and full of goodness!

Spring is in the air!  Today I’m sharing 8 Healthy Smoothie recipes  to start off the new season right. Coming out of the winter months is always exciting and I love to keep it bright with the amazing colors of all these fruits and veggies. The best part about the smoothies are that they’re very easy to make, you probably have all the ingredients already, and they are HEALTHY!!!! (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #98

 

1-meet-up-mondayHey all!  Hope your week went well and was full of creative and fun things!  Well, we are almost on the road to head out west to see the eclipse…  We got a bit delayed with a construction project going on at my house!   ****rats!   Never the less, we are SO excited and SO determined to see the solar Eclipse 2017!   Be sure to join me on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to follow the sun! 🙂  I have all the filters I think I should have to HOPEFULLY get some really cool photos!  Fingers crossed….  Note*** I may OR may not post a link party next week, depending where I am and if I will be anywhere near civilizations!  I’ll do my best!:)

What projects have you been up to this week? ! Link up your recipes, ideas, and creations so we can all check them out!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  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!

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Back to School NATURALLY with Essential Oils

Make this school year the best school year ever ! Go Back to School NATURALLY by using these DIY products to stay healthy and be chemical free! :)

As you know, I am a teacher by day, blogger by night.  That means that in late summer, my mind starts working to prepare for the upcoming Back-to-School season and how to breeze through it NATURALLY for teachers, students, and parents alike! If you fit into this category, and you too want to have a healthy season without the use of synthetic-chemicals, you have come to the right place!  I worked hard to arm myself with several different DIY Back-to-School products using essential oils that help my classroom stay clean, fresh, and safe!  This season can be an expensive time of year when it comes to buying new supplies and equipment for school.  All of these healthy DIY Back-to-School products will save you tons of cash and take only a few minutes to make! So get smart on your health, and get moving on making this the HEALTHIEST school year ever!  Here’s how to get Back to School NATURALLY… Using Essential Oils to Stay Healthy… (more…)

Some Pretty Cool Things Happen on the Hudson River in New York- Barge Travels from Albany to NYC

Some Pretty Cool Things Happen on the Hudson River in NY! See the 4000-ton,130-foot steam generator pass under the 135-foot Mid Hudson Bridge enroute to NYC

The Hudson River holds a very special place in my heart.  I live 15 minutes from the Hudson, and during the school year, I get to cross it at least 2 times a day.  Each morning, I get to the see the sleepy river wake as the sun rises over the picturesque Mid Hudson Bridge that connects Highland and Poughkeepsie, and I get to feel the cool breeze whisk by me as I drive home.  I have sailed, kayaked, and swam in the Hudson, brought my students to the river to study the ecosystems, and enjoyed the hikes and views along 315 miles of the estuary.  Seeing boats sail along the river is not something uncommon.  Tonight on the other hand, I got to witness something really amazing. A 130-foot steam generator, the largest object to ever travel down the Hudson River, floated right past me coming just a few calculated feet from the bottom of the Mid Hudson Bridge on its way to NYC. Some Pretty Cool Things Happen on The Hudson River in New York……
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Meet Up Monday Link Party # 97

 

1-meet-up-mondayHappy Monday all!  Hope you had a great week!   August came quick, eh?  Is anyone going anywhere to see the eclipse?  I am SO excited to see this thing!  I really hope that it’s not cloudy.  We are heading from NY to Wyoming (like half of the rest of the world! LOL! ) I hope to get some awesome pictures to share, so stay tuned.  Be join me on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to follow the sun! 🙂

What projects have you been up to this week? ! Link up your recipes, ideas, and creations so we can all check them out!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  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 Yoga Mat Cleaner- Healthy and Easy to Make

In minutes, you can make DIY Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner by mixing 3 ingredients that will sanitize and rejuvenate your mat. 100% synthetic-chemical free!Hot yoga, warm yoga, yin yoga… No matter what kind of yoga you do, no matter what your level, every yoga mat needs to be cleaned often! Think about it…  Yoga is done on the floor of a studio, in your home, or sometimes outdoors, AND you often drip sweat on your mat throughout practice.  The collection of germs and dirt on your mat can get really gross, REALLY fast.  Here’s the solution to keeping your mat clean and safe.   In just about 3 minutes, you can make this DIY Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner by mixing 3 ingredients together that will both sanitize and rejuvenate your mat.  What’s even better is that you can do this 100% synthetic-chemical free and make your own scent for the spray that suits your mood! So- get mixing and then get on your mat!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #96

 

1-meet-up-mondayHELLO!  Can you believe it is already the last week of July?  Where the heck did the month go?!?  I guess time does fly when you are having fun!   Sorry I missed last week’s party…. My pup had a little emergency and things got really busy!  All is good now, and I can’t wait to party with all of you!  I have been working hard to get my post together about my recent trip to Iceland.  With thousands of photos, and a brain full of awe and wonder, it was really hard to make things concise!  I am still left processing the amazing things I saw.  Take a look… join me on my journey HERE!  Also, follow along on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to see some more of my adventures in Iceland, and stateside!

What projects have you been up to this week? ! Link up your recipes, ideas, and creations so we can all check them out!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  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…)

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