DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

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Fall is officially here and you can’t go anywhere without seeing pumpkin flavored everything. I’m guessing there’s a strong chance you’ve got some leftover pumpkin puree or you’ve stocked up on canned pumpkin from making goodies like paleo pumpkin spiced muffins, healthy pumpkin spiced lattes or pumpkin spiced smoothies. That with some other kitchen staples is all you need for this easy brightening DIY Pumpkin Face Mask… Continue reading “DIY Pumpkin Face Mask”

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Quinoa

Quinoa is a tiny, often overlooked, seed grain that I’ve been cooking more with lately. The reason I love cooking with quinoa is it pairs really nicely with just about any dish and takes on its flavor versus overpowering it. Read on to learn more about the Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Quinoa. Continue reading “Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Quinoa”

How to Use Activated Charcoal

Have you ever heard of activated charcoal? Chances are you have. This Black Magic, as it is nicknamed, dates back to 1500 BC and came to fame for treating poisonings. This is only one reason it’s the ideal addition to your natural medicine cabinet. I’m excited to teach you How to Use Activated Charcoal… Continue reading “How to Use Activated Charcoal”

How to Save Money on Healthy Foods: Price Comparison

Most of us have a budget, particularly for groceries. I find in order to stay anywhere close to budget, I have to shop around. There may be a small percentage of you that enjoys that, but if you’re anything like me, you just don’t have that kind of time. When my baby was born last year I knew I had to trim some expenses and research How to Save Money on Healthy Foods.  I did a shop comparison, and I figured I would share my findings with YOU since you need to know where to find the deals too!  Continue reading “How to Save Money on Healthy Foods: Price Comparison”

How to Supplement for Nursing: What I Am Taking

Nursing is a nutrient intensive job and one most of us don’t take lightly. How to supplement for nursing can be confusing at best! Since my baby was born it’s one of the most frequent questions I am asked, so I wanted to share whats working for me.  Continue reading “How to Supplement for Nursing: What I Am Taking”

My Natural Skin Care Routine

Last year I had my first baby which led to a  real come-to-Jesus moment about my skin. Clean eating, sunscreen, loads of water and avoiding chemical laden products on my sensitive skin had kept most people guessing I was in my later 20’s, instead of the awful truth that I am now deep, deep in my 30’s. And I need natural skin care products that actually work. Read on to find out what’s in my natural skin care routine. Continue reading “My Natural Skin Care Routine”

Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns Recipe

I love my readers. This week one of my favorite readers said she was looking for new spaghetti squash recipes. Let’s admit it, they can get a little boring! Read on for my family’s favorite variation~ Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns. Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns Recipe”

5 Secrets I Learned as a Dental Hygienist

In honor of National Dental Health Month, I’m going to let you in on some things you probably don’t know about me. I was a dental hygienist in my former life…ok, well maybe in this life, but it feels like ages ago.

Confession time: I still keep my licenses and the geek in me thoroughly enjoys a day in the clinic from time-to-time. That said, I’ve got some sneaky secrets to share.  Continue reading “5 Secrets I Learned as a Dental Hygienist”

How I Got Pregnant the First Time I Tried (at age 36!)

Chances are you’re reading this, rolling your eyes and maybe even thinking, “Great! Someone else is pregnant!” My goal in writing this piece is not about bragging or making anyone feel bad about their personal journey to motherhood, but to share the things that worked for me and helped me get pregnant right away. It’s my hope that it will help you too. That said I hope you’ll keep reading and learn how I got pregnant the first time I tried. Continue reading “How I Got Pregnant the First Time I Tried (at age 36!)”

Healthy Thanksgiving Makeover

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I’m excited to be writing from beautiful New York City this week. I am not cooking or doing the traditional holiday gathering this year, but I know so many of you are, which is why I had to bring you my favorite Thanksgiving recipe upgrades.  Continue reading “Healthy Thanksgiving Makeover”