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’tĀ 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: […]

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Photos ~ Pacific Orchid Expo ’12

Spent hours awestruck at the amazing variety of orchids yesterday at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Photos barely do them justice! View the slideshow below (~100 pics total). Enjoy! šŸ™‚

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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.Ā Check out thisĀ pink-orange color paletteĀ from Matchbook Mag! Fabulous!! 2. From Gaiam:Ā Ten ways to green your pet. NO, not by spray painting them! Haha. Great […]

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Merge, a very short story ~ Flash Fiction Challenge

The most recent flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig of Terribleminds: making a sandwich.Ā  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 […]

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Carrot Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click onĀ RecipesĀ or just clickĀ 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 […]

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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 […]

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