March 31, 2016

A Rainbow of Colored Pixie Cuts for Spring

Who doesn't love a pixie haircut? Throw in a pop of color and you've got a youthful look for spring that is fun, easy to care for, and will give you a new outlook as you transition to summer!

March 29, 2016

Super Cute & Easy Garden DIY Project: Paver Flowers

How adorable are these flower stepping stones made from pavers? I love them! And they are super simple to make. All it takes is a quick trip to your garden supply store for pavers and edgers.

March 24, 2016

SPRING Detox Orange Ginger Smoothie Recipe

We dodged a huge snowstorm yesterday (thank god) and today is a beautiful day. Spring truly has spring and I'm THRILLED! I have been working on some spring cleaning - internally and externally - and came across a wonderful recipe from PopSugar for this Detoxifying Ginger Smoothie and I just had to share it!

March 23, 2016

Konenkii Discovery Box Review

I had the pleasure of receiving a Konenkii gift box in the mail last week, and it wasn't even my birthday! What's Konenkii? Konenkii is a quarterly gift subscription box for the modern woman—north of 40—who wants to age fearlessly and have some fun along the way.

March 18, 2016

Most Decadent Easter Breakfast // Cookie Butter & Bacon Stuffed French Toast RECIPE

This recipe makes me say, "Oh my LORD!"

Cookie butter is one of the most amazing new things in the world, and this Cookie Butter and Bacon French Toast is made with CROISSANTS on top of it! Definitely worthy of a special occasion.

March 17, 2016

Super Simple Homemade Natural Body Wash Formula

I'm so tired of paying a fortune for body wash that I don't even really like that I finally decided to try making my own. It took a few attempts for me to come up with the right combination, but BY GEORGE I THINK I'VE GOT IT!

I finally came up with the right combination of ingredients to make a really nice, moisturizing body wash that is super gentle and lathers up nicely. Best of all, you can customize your creation by adding "mix-ins" that will address any skin conditions you might have! 

March 16, 2016

Your Spring Closet Reset // Keep or Purge?

It's time to start packing away those super thick sweaters, turtlenecks, and wooly socks, and time to start bringing out the culottes, white jeans, and boyfriend cardigans. When you are unpacking your spring clothes, it's the perfect time to make some decisions.

KEEP an item to wear for another season 

March 15, 2016

8 Ways to Add Cinnamon to Your Beauty Routine

Almost everyone can walk into their kitchen right now, open their spice cabinet, and pull out a bottle of cinnamon. We have all heard about the health benefits of cinnamon, but did you ever think to use it in your beauty routine? Those same great anti-bacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and analgesic properties that are good for your insides are good for your skin too. This means topical application is just as good as ingesting cinnamon. Here are some super easy ways to add cinnamon to your beauty routine!

March 14, 2016

Top 7 Ways to Support Your Body & Reduce Spring Allergies

Spring weather has begun here in Minneapolis, and the maple trees are already budding! It didn't take long at all before my sinus congestion and pain kicked in. I've been trying to come up with ways to fight my chronic sinus issues without a constant supply of Sudafed and Advil and all of my research shows that there are some things you can do!

March 11, 2016

Super Foods Every Day by Sue Quinn // Recipe and Review

There is a recipe book that was released late last year that I have found to be super important - and I didn't want to let it go unnoticed here on the blog. It's called "Super Foods Every Day" by Sue Quinn and it features 65 recipes that incorporate super foods.

March 10, 2016

Natural Branch Decor DIY for Easter

Making this amazing hanging decoration for Easter is as easy as finding a nice, full branch in the backyard or park, finding a few berry branches, (at the craft shop, probably) and finding some fun, bright ornaments from your collection! Here more ideas on bringing a little nature indoors to create your own, special DIY Branch Decor for Easter.

March 8, 2016

Add Some Color and Create A Cheery Kitchen

I have been known to go overboard with beige... My sister calls it my "beige phase" but I've been pretty well planted there for over 10 years, so I think it's beyond a phase at this point. Yes, my entire home is decorated in several shades of beige. 

BUT I love being able to add bright colors all over the place without having to worry about whether they will "go" and spring is the perfect time to brighten up my off-white kitchen with some COLOR! I've found some awesome inspiration online.

March 5, 2016

Great Mantras for A Beautiful Life // Self-Care Saturday

Every day creates a new opportunity to create a beautiful, little life. I love to use a MANTRA to help me keep that beautiful life focused in my mind. A "mantra" is a sacred utterance, sound, a word, or group of words believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual power.

Mantras are tiny important reminders. If you repeat them daily, they become internalized and can have a positive impact on your overall mindset. Listed below, you'll find a few of my favorite mantras. They're short, simple, sweet and straight to the point!

March 4, 2016

A Beautiful (and healthy!) Dessert for Spring WITH RECIPES from Not Quite Nigella

photos by Not Quite Nigella
This beautiful croquembouche tower of deliciousness is full of healthy ingredients that will make you feel so good about eating dessert, you'll want to make it for every occasion! It's so pretty you won't want to eat it... but you will anyhow! Keep reading for complete recipes for all 3 energy balls.

March 3, 2016

Spring Style Trend // Tassel Jewelry

image: BaubleBar
One of the hottest trends for spring is TASSELS! No longer only found on drapery tie-backs and graduation caps, they are EVERYWHERE for spring... especially on jewelry.