Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! And happy sum-sum-summertime to youuuu! Why are you inside looking at the Interwebs instead of picnicking, sailing, or napping in a hammock? Oh, right. You’re probably at work, procrastinating. Well, procrastinate away today. I’ve got some fab-o links for you to peruse, read, and get inspired by. Check ’em out! Then get outside for some fresh air and sunshine! Promise?? 1. Cheap chic … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #26: Take Epsom Salt Baths

If you’ve been following along so far, you’re already familiar with the benefits of magnesium for relaxation. This crucial element helps to regulate many body functions, including muscle control and the release of toxins. You might already be following my Tip #11: Use Magnesium for Relaxation by eating lots of spinach or taking supplements. But another great—and deeply relaxing—way to get magnesium is by taking Epsom … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #26: Take Epsom Salt Baths

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #25: Use Apple Cider Vinegar as a Skin Toner

If you find yourself suffering from unbalanced, oily, blemished skin, it can be frustrating to find natural or homemade cures. Tea tree oil is one excellent solution for clearing up pimples. However, another solution that you might already have in your kitchen is apple cider vinegar. As I’ve talked about before, using a toner after cleansing your face can help to control excess oil and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #25: Use Apple Cider Vinegar as a Skin Toner

Chocolate-Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added, Raw)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! This week marks the six-week countdown to my first marathon, the San Francisco Marathon, which I’ll be running with my sister at the end of July. I’m nervous but I know we can do it well! Training for a marathon involves, as you might have guessed, lots of running. Sometimes these are … Continue reading Chocolate-Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added, Raw)

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #24: Use Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup

Coconut oil is the oil of the moment! Of course, some of us (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) have known about the wonders of this natural oil for years. Far too many years than we feel like divulging at the moment, but suffice it to say, we’ve been using it since high school. Around here, we cook with it, bake with it, use it as lotion … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #24: Use Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup

Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! Been up to anything fun this week? I’ve been enjoying the gorgeous San Francisco weather while getting ready for Saturday’s Mermaid Triathlon; feeling crafty; and taking a few steps away from the computer to focus on old-school, analog media like books and such. That said, I’ve found some super-cool links to share with you today. Sit back and enjoy the ride 🙂 1. … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #23: Homemade Protein Hair Mask

If you followed Tip #22 and made your own DIY skin-tightening face mask with egg whites and lemon, you might be wondering… what do you do with the leftover egg yolks? One option, of course, is to eat them. Scramble them up or toss ’em into a protein shake. But if you’re already taking care of your skin, why not take care of your hair, … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #23: Homemade Protein Hair Mask