A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #9: Use Lemon to Fade Skin Discolorations

It’s no secret that I love to make my own face scrubs. They’re easy to make! They don’t contain any ingredients you don’t want (chemicals, preservatives). And they can be tossed together with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen ~ but whose skin-beautifying benefits you might not know. Today’s tip is a great example: lemon juice can actually fade skin discolorations! Lemon is a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #9: Use Lemon to Fade Skin Discolorations

Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! Phew, short weeks always seem longer than regular weeks, yes? Or am I being too dramatic? Nevertheless, it’s Thursday, which means link-time goodies for your eyeballs and brain. Enjoy! 1. Check out this pink-orange color palette from Matchbook Mag! Fabulous!! 2. From Gaiam: Ten ways to green your pet. NO, not by spray painting them! Haha. Great tips here for the eco-conscious human companion. 3. The web’s … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

Merge, a very short story ~ Flash Fiction Challenge

The most recent flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig of Terribleminds: making a sandwich.  While I’ve written a fair amount of flash fiction (stories under 1000 words), I haven’t ever tried one of Chuck’s prompts. For some reason, I couldn’t resist this one. Maybe I was just hungry. Chuck says: You have up to 1000 words to write a story — not a scene, but … Continue reading Merge, a very short story ~ Flash Fiction Challenge

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #8: Rinse Your Hair with Beer for Volume and Shine

It sounds like a frat party practical joke, doesn’t it? This post is in honor of today’s Mardi Gras celebrations! Come tomorrow, many of you will be putting down the bottle for the next 40 days and might find it grueling to stare at that beer in the fridge, just teasing and taunting you. I know, many more of you won’t give it up, but … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #8: Rinse Your Hair with Beer for Volume and Shine

Carrot Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! I’d been reading some articles about coconut sugar ~ also known as palm sugar ~ and got curious! From what I’ve read, coconut sugar: Is a low-glycemic food (35), which provides sweetness without the crash and burn of refined white or brown sugar. Carmelizes when baking, unlike stevia or agave, making it … Continue reading Carrot Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Things I Love Thursday

If you’re in the US, you might be gearing up for a long weekend ~ if so, I hope you’ll be doing something fun. Around here, we’re just hoping the weather stays beautiful so we can get outside for some biking or hiking. Nothing too crazy, just some peaceful good times. Happy Thursday! Enjoy this week’s picks from around the web! 1. From GalleyCat, 10 … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday