Cozy Night Routine: A Step by Step Guide To Winter Self Care + Relaxation

My Cozy Night Routine

I love going to bed. Truly. Not just the actual act of going to sleep, but the relaxing and self-pampering process of getting ready for bed. It’s like a sacred ritual to me. The freshly cleaned sheets that I crawl under after taking a hot shower. Lighting a candle and getting lost in a good book while I sip a warm cup of tea. When the sun goes down I...

Blueberry Lemon Donuts: Must Try Baked Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Donuts

  This past weekend has started to feel as though Spring is in the air and I could not be more excited. The sunshine and warm breezes made me crave tangy citrus and fresh fruit, thus leaving us with these blueberry lemon donuts. I got up early Saturday morning, opened all the windows and baked in the peace and quiet, so I like to believe these were made with a...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Milkshake: The Healthy Dessert

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

  Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk 1 frozen banana 2 scoops orgain chocolate fudge protein powder 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter creamy 1 tbsp. chocolate pb2 1 tbsp. wheat germ 3-6 ice cubes (depending how thick you want it) banana to garnish *Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend! I tend to add a bit more ice cubes because I love the texture to be thick, almost...

3 Years Of Laughter: An Open Letter On Our Anniversary

Anniversary Letter

We spend a lot of time laughing. Honestly, maybe I’ve laughed too much at times. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve laughed during sex, during funerals, during silent yoga classes…and none of this is because I do not respect important moments…but more so that I am a person that takes life so seriously at times, that I have learned the value in one’s ability to laugh. I...

Healthy Mocktail Recipes: Two Simple + Sweet Drinks

Cocktails

I love a good cocktail or a glass of pinot grigio as much as the next person, especially to relax after a long day. However, there are times when maybe you just don’t want to drink or feel as though a break would be good for you, that’s where the healthy mocktail comes into play. I love details that make simple things seem so much more special than they really are...

Christmas Date Night Box: How To

Christmas Date Box: How To

This Christmas date box is a fun way to make a date night at home have a more special feel. Making this was super easy and was such a fun night of holiday festivities. Supplies Needed: Box/basket Fuzzy blanket Cookies Candy Candy canes Christmas candle Gingerbread house kit Holiday movie (not pictured) Hot chocolate Mugs Gingerbread man mug toppers *Can be customized however you like* We began to set up the...

Rustic Wood Christmas Ornament – DIY

DIY Rustic Wood Ornament

These rustic ornaments are a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree, or would even make as a sweet and thoughtful gift for the holidays. Supplies: Wood slices (can also be found in a craft store, usually there is a wood crafting isle) Thumbtacks Eye Hooks (I also found them near the framing section of a craft store) Ink Jet Printer *(important)* Paint Brush Cup of Water Sharpie Twine (or ribbon) Spray Matte...

Christmas Gift Wrapping DIY Ideas

DIY Christmas gift wrapping

To start off, I recommend setting up a gift-wrapping station. This way you can see all of the supplies that you have at once, and won’t forget about anything! Before I began gift wrapping I compiled all of my supplies. This is a really fun way to be creative and mix and match materials and patterns. I found a lot of random nick-nacks at the dollar store (yes to gift...

Candy Cane Champagne

Candy cane cocktail

QUICK LOOK Cuisine: Drink Course: Cocktail Level Of Cooking: Easy Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 2 Minutes Servings: 1 Are you in need of a simple yet exciting cocktail to entertain your guests this Christmas weekend? Well, look no further! This minty fresh drink will have everyone feeling the warm spirit of the holiday. INGREDIENTS 2.5 oz Champagne 2.5 oz Cranberry Juice (can also use pomegranate juice) 1 Tbsp. Pomegranate seeds 1 Candy cane Start by...

New Years Resolutions 2017

Reflecting

2016 was such a wonderful year filled with the waves of high and lows as most years are. I am blessed to be where I am and to continue to grow and learn. Here are some of the things I wanted to highlight and document that happened throughout this year, and my goals that I’d like to go into the new year with. My Reflection of 2016 Personal: Celebrated two-year...