It was no easy task, but on Wednesday I was a shade 3 brunette and today I’m a shade 7/8 blonde! If you missed my earlier posts, you will know that I actually don’t want to be blonde.
I love using an essential oil diffuser to help me relax. It’s effective, but sometimes I feel like it could be doing more. So, I started Googling new ways to use essential oils, and that’s when I found the idea of a DIY essential oil pillow spray! This is truly such an amazing idea, you guys. Basically, all you have to do is fill a small spray bottle with water and a few drops of relaxing essential oils and then spray it on your pillow! This spray covers your pillow with an aroma that induces relaxation and supports a healthy sleep pattern.
One of my biggest pet peeves is the feeling of chapped lips, so that’s why I pretty much always have lip balm on me. It’s definitely a must have because the feeling of dry lips can strike anytime. Especially now that it’s getting chillier out. Trust me, nothing is worse than putting lipstick on less than moisturized and conditioned lips. Luckily, I also have a secret weapon, this three ingredient lip scrub which is a total life saver. Whenever I start to feel that my lips aren’t in tip top shape, I whip up this scrub.
Dinner is definitely one of my favorite meals of the day, but it’s also typically the heaviest. I hate that bloated feeling I sometimes get after eating dinner, so lately I’ve been trying to eat lighter for dinner so I don’t spend the rest of the night feeling sluggish or bloated. This soup is perfect for days when I want to stay feeling light! It’s so yummy and nourishing, plus I can eat an entire bowl and still feel both skinny and full afterwards. I love it!
These breakfast wraps are the best! I love them because they trick my mind into thinking I’m eating bread based wrap when in reality, the wrap is made entirely out of egg! These wraps are also super versatile. I always stuff them with my faves: tomatoes, avocado and spinach. However, you can totally be more adventurous and add ingredients such as sauted veggies, protein, cheese or anything else you want in there because pretty much EVERYTHING tastes good with eggs.
I love a good manicure, the only downside is routine manicures can typically dehydrate and thin
your nails over time. That’s why I always soak my nails between manicures in this super
moisturizing DIY nail soak. This is such an easy and quick beauty DIY, and everything you need
to make the soak is a typical household item. This soak is super moisturizing and strengthening
because each ingredient (only 4 total!) has major benefits.
I love fruit dipped in greek yogurt! In case you missed my last fruit + greek yogurt post, I recently
dipped kiwi slices in greek yogurt and froze them. I was pretty much in heaven! It’s crazy how it
tastes like SUCH a treat, when in reality it’s simply fruit and greek yogurt! Two totally healthy
and good-for- you ingredients. I’m so obsessed.
I'm sure this is is no surprise, but I love having super soft hair. It drives me crazy when my hair starts to feel dry or break off when I brush it. The minute I see any breakage, I know it's time to pull out my fool proof DIY hair mask. I am so obsessed with this hair mask because it's made with totally natural ingredients. Obviously a store bought hair mask may seem like the easier option, but those masks are filled with chemicals to preserve the ingredients inside. So even if you find an avocado based hair mask at the store, only a small percentage of what your putting on your hair is truly avocado! It's way better to skip the middle man and just make the mask yourself. This way your locks only get the best of the best. Plus, it's so easy you guys!
Okay guys, here’s a secret, I love a good chocolate chip cookie! I like them soft and gooey and
filled with lots and lots of chocolate chips. However, I’m trying so hard to be good and eat only
wholesome ingredients. Well, guess what? These cookies are made with only the more
wholesome and natural ingredients. They may not be exactly low calorie or low sugar, but I feel
good about each ingredient that I have put into them. Not to mention, these cookies are so
If you guys have been following my blog lately, you probably saw my last DIY yarn wall art. Well,
I loved it so much that I wanted to make another! Of course, I didn’t want it to be exactly the
same and to tell you the truth, I wanted this next one to be a little easier to make, and it totally
is. I really do love this one, maybe even more than my last one... I love how neutral and soft it is
with the grey yarn, and I love how multi-dimensional it is with the two dowels working together.
You guys! I woke up one morning craving waffles because I had a dream I was eating waffles the night before. I recently just bought this cute little mini waffle maker too so I was SO excited to get in the kitchen and get these babies going. And then, whomp whomp.... I realized I had NOTHING to make a traditional waffle. So I had to get extremely crafty.
Side note: these can easily be made Vegan by using coconut oil in place of Ghee. You can also sub out honey for date sugar.
For those of you that are new to the concept of roasting grapes, I'm with you! I recently read up on different roasted grape recipes and I was totally intrigued. I love grapes, but I usually eat them chilled... So the idea of tossing my grapes in olive oil, roasting them and eating them in a savory dish seemed out of the ordinary. However, the pictures on Pinterest made it look delicious so I had to try it for myself. Well, I am here to tell you that they are amazing!
This sugar scrub is seriously the best! I already love sugar scrubs because they are a gentle way to exfoliate your skin but this one is especially amazing. It’s all natural and made with beneficial ingredients! It consists of only three ingredients that you most likely already have sitting in your kitchen right now. It’s made with sugar, coconut oil and orange zest. Coconut oil is the ultimate natural moisturizer, plus it smells amazing. The orange zest adds natural fragrance, plus it’s a great source of vitamin C!
With Summer still in full force here in Phoenix, I am looking for any and all ways to escape the heat. Weekend getaways, spending most my time indoors, and limiting my use of hot kitchen appliances! In fact, the freezer is my new favorite kitchen appliance this summer. No heat and it can make so many healthy snacks, like this one! These yogurt dipped kiwi slices are really good AND healthy. I love that they are frozen, they are totally the perfect summer snack when you need to forget that is 115 degrees outside.
I'm obsessed with having fresh flowers in the house! It makes a space feel so much happier and lived in. I grabbed some flowers from Trader Joe's the other day when I realized my only vase already had flowers in them, and I was definitely not ready to throw out my cute peonies!! They were still so fresh! LOL. Anyways, I've had a bunch of milk bottles lying around the house from a bridal shower I helped put together a couple years back. I think they are so cute but I never knew what to do with them. Until yesterday anyway when I was feeling desperate and I realized that I can totally use them as vases!!
I am obsessed with overnight oats right now! They are so easy to prep the night before (literally
dump your ingredients into a Mason jar and stir LOL), and in the morning you can just grab and
go. Plus, overnight oats are so nutritious! There's so many option of what to put in your oats, but
my fave combination is chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and nut butter.
Have you ever seen a DIY party chandelier like this before?? Probably not, since this is sort of a hybrid DIY that I created based off of other ideas on Pinterest, ha! I was scrambling to throw a birthday party together last minute the other day when I started browsing Pinterest for party decor inspiration. I found cute pins for DIY wreaths and DIY chandeliers and both were so cute that I really couldn’t decide between the two! So I combined them!