Vegan Breakfast Cookies

 

Check out my latest blog post up at Indi Moonrose sharing these super yummy, heathy and filling Vegan Breakfast cookies… The perfect breakfast to have stashed away for a time of need… You can find my post here! Happy Baking!

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Homemade Vegan Egg Nog

 

I have a new post up at Indi MoonRose sharing the best vegan egg nog recipe! Be sure to check it out! It has become a holiday favorite for us and is a much healthier option since it’s dairy, egg, sugar and preparative free!  Plus, it pairs well with rum or bourbon!

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You can find my post here!

Wishing you all a happy, warm and cheerful holiday! xoxo

DIY Herbal Incense Bundles

 

I have a new post up at Indi Moonrose showing you how to make the cute, easy and awesome tiny gifts!
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“I was in my backyard looking at my garden a few weeks back wondering how I could utilize my herbs for gifting. I decided to make my own herbal incense bundles and was so pleased with them I made another batch almost immediately.

Many people call these Smudge sticks but I prefer to call them herbal incense. The ritual of Smudging is a sacred ceremony to the Native Americans that should be respected while the burning of herbs for purifaction, emotional or spiritual health has been used by many people and healers for decades.”

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Read more and find out how to make them here!

Under a Super Moon

 

I took full advantage of the Super Moon this week and started two fresh batches of Lunar infused oils. I can’t wait to see how these turn out. Lunar infused Rose Oil and Lunar infused Chamomile oil for calming and settling the soul while of course treating and nourishing the skin. I have been putting them in the moon light every night since and am so eager to try them!
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Shop Updates

 

Hi Friends! I’ve been busting my hump to make some changes in the shop and I am happy to finally have some listed!

First I have our Repairing Nighttime Facial Serum.

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This is a great addition to your night time regiment. Made to help restore the balance in damaged skin while moisturizing, treating fine lines, age spots and renewing damaged cells.

AND I posted my favorite Rose Toner.

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Our gentle Rose Facial Toner is perfect for all skin types. Made to tighten pores, eliminate oil and balance skin. Perfect for everyday use after cleansing your skin.

Of course all products are handmade in small batches, Organic, Natural, Toxin Free & Cruelty Free.

Take a look in the shop, and stay posted as I will be continuing to work on the line and make shop updates! Exciting things!

xoxo

Homemade Coconut + Almond milk Recipe

 

I’ve been making almond milk for a long time, and use it daily. We tend to stay away from dairy over here and almond milk is a great substitute. Unfortunately, organic almonds can get pretty expensive. Lately I’ve been doing a coconut and almond blend and really couldn’t be happier with it.  It is much less money to make since you need less almonds, and the flavor is amazing.  I’m a huge coconut fan and so are my kids so we love it.  Coconut milk also has tons of health benefits. It’s rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6 and iron, selenium, sodium, calcium & magnesium (unlike cows milk!)

So I wanted to share the little recipe I’ve been using to make this yumminess.

What you need-

1/2 cup organic raw almonds soaked over night (or at least 4 hours)
1 cup organic unsweetened coconut shreds
5 1/2 cups filtered water
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Start by soaking your almonds over night. Once they have soaked rinse them and throw them in a blender (vitamix works best.) Add 1 cup coconut shreds, your filtered water and maple syrup. Put the top on your blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes. Mixture will turn creamy and white. Once fully blended strain your milk through a nut bag or cheese cloth being sure to wring out as much moisture as possible. Store milk in an air tight container or large mason jar and keep refrigerated. Milk will last up to 5 days, though it’s always gone long before that in our house.

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I think this is my favorite milk to make. It’s creamy and so tasty while still being packed with nutrients. It’s great for baking, smoothies, lattes, you name it. The subtle hint of coconut adds such a nice flavor.

If you like a sweeter milk add more maple syrup, or honey works well too. If you are in a rush and have no time to soak almonds, leave the almonds and a 1/2 cup of water out and you have a super yummy and very quick coconut milk.

I hope you try this one, it’s a family favorite for sure with no added sugar or preservatives.

Calming Lavender Lemonade

 

I have a new post up at Indi MoonRose, take a minute to check it out. I’m sharing the best sugar free Lavender Lemonade recipe. Calming and very medicinal, it’s perfect for this summer heat! You can find it here!

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DIY Wrinkle & spider vein reducer

 

I was pretty fortunate not get many stretch marks with my pregnancies.  I compulsively used Shea, Cocoa butter and Vitamin E  oil to prevent them. I didn’t get any with Mila, and with Uzi I only got a few on my stomach. I  heard people talk about stretch marks with pregnancy a lot, the two go hand in hand and I was determined to keep them at bay as much as possible.

One thing I didn’t hear about until after I had my kids was spider veins.  They also often come with pregnancy, and I had no idea. I wish I did, as both pregnancies left me with a few on my thighs.  I’ve been trying different things for spider veins and I finally think I’ve found the perfect, most simple little concoction that I wanted to share.

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All you need for this is a dark bottle to store it in, Argan oil and witch hazel.
Mix one part of each in a bottle and shake well before every use.  I did 2 tablespoons of argan oil and two tablespoons of witch hazel.

If you’d like to doctor it up with some essential oils you totally can, but it works great as is. And it’s not only for spider veins, it’s great for wrinkles, age spots, sun spots and it adds a glow to your skin. I’ve been using it for about a week and have already noticed a difference. You can apply it like a serum, which is what I do, or use a cotton ball to apply to a clean face and legs. I’ve been trying to use it twice a day on my thighs and as a facial serum at night after I clean my face.

Argan oil helps to keep your skin hydrated and promotes elasticity while witch hazel is a powerful antioxidant and prevents your skin from breaking down.  Two things that I always have in my home, blended together to make  simple and effective natural skin care… I get excited about this stuff. Try this one, you will be pleased.

DIY sidewalk chalk paint

 

Mila and I made sidewalk chalk paint the other day. It was so easy I had to share.  Totally all natural, easy to clean up and super inexpensive. All you need is corn starch, water and food coloring if you want different colors.

Heres what we did-  mix 1/3 cup corn starch and 1/3 cup water.
The easy version is one part water & one part corn starch, depending on how much you want to make. Add food coloring for desired color (India Tree makes awesome all natural food coloring.)
Mix well and you’re ready to go, all you need are a few paint brushes.

Super simple, but hours of fun. A no brainer for summer entertainment.

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