beauty, health, information, natural remedies, self care, tips

Healthy Hair, Naturally

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While trends are constantly changing, healthy hair is always in style. I’ve been growing my hair long and then cutting off anywhere from 10-15 inches at a time to donate since the age of 9. As of October 2017, I made my 6th donation. It’s safe to say that I have quite a bit of experience in growing hair! Below are my tips on growing healthy hair as naturally as possible. Continue reading “Healthy Hair, Naturally”

health, information, self care, stress, tips

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief

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Our bodies are amazingly adaptable. When it gets dark, our pupils dilate to let in more light. When it’s too hot, our body sweats to lower our core temperature. When we cut our finger, the blood vessels in that area automatically narrow and the blood starts to clot. Our bodies are constantly protecting us with a series of biological changes in response to different environmental triggers. And this bio-feedback is no different when it comes to stress. Continue reading “Deep Breathing for Stress Relief”

breakfasts, recipes, tips, under 30 minutes

Morning Muesli

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Recently the “On this Day” reminder popped up on my personal Facebook page with a recipe that I used to make weekly for Husband. He was, and still is, a HUGE cereal fan and I was doing my best to wean him off of heavily processed cereals. I used to be a huge cereal-eater myself, but we don’t really need to rehash my Cocoa Puffs addiction, do we? Continue reading “Morning Muesli”

information

The Liebster Award

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I’ve been a part of the blogging community for almost one year now and feel like there is still so much that I have to learn. Part of the learning process is seeing what other bloggers are doing in creating enjoyable content for their readers. So today, dear readers, I have something a little different to share with you. Continue reading “The Liebster Award”

baked goods, breakfasts, dessert, recipes, snack, under 30 minutes

Healthy Carrot Cake Bites

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Most days I go into the kitchen armed with my ingredients and plan of attack, and everything turns out beautifully. Then there are other times that the ideas in my head don’t seem to work out and I am forced to make things up as I go. Throwing food away is terrible for my budget, so it is a last resort. Thankfully we have a dog who is always willing to clean up my mistakes. Continue reading “Healthy Carrot Cake Bites”

breakfasts, dinner, potatoes, recipes

Granola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Growing up we always had big holiday dinners. All of the extended family on my dad’s side would gather at my grandparents house for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve for a very traditional meal. Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing (well, “dressing” since it was never inside the turkey), creamed corn, candied yams, pumpkin pie, and hot apple cider were always on the table, accompanied by the traditional sweet pickle and olive plate. Even as an omnivorous child, however, I never quiet enjoyed the meat dishes, unless they were drowned in gravy (or my case, ranch dressing). I was all about the carbs. Continue reading “Granola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”