I began leisure reading in my late 20's. Growing up, and having to read in school, it seemed more like a chore. Then when one of my previous jobs had me taking the train to work every day, I saw all these people reading books and thought that might be a good idea to pass the time. I started with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I wanted to see what all the hype was about, and wow, after that book, I never looked back and became an avid reader.
As the temperatures get cold here in Chicago, I start to look for warm comforting foods for dinner. Of course, I want to keep them light, healthy and not too heavy, while satisfying at the same time. This recipe for Chicken Pot Pie is perfect! There's no guilt and will definitely keep you warm inside.
It's important to remember that anything we put on our skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream. This includes soaps and hand sanitizers which is what I want to discuss here. Of course, we need to wash and clean our hands regularly to keep the germs away, but do you consider any of the ingredients found in many of the soaps and sanitizers out there? So many of them are filled with chemicals, that we really aren't cleansing ourselves as much as we think.
I love sitting outside on my patio on a perfect summer night. Then, the sun goes down and the mosquitoes come out, thus cutting my night in the outdoors short. No more! This recipe for homemade bug spray has certainly kept the bugs away, and its much better on your skin than toxic chemical based bug sprays on the market today. Bugs repel the scents of lavender and lemongrass, among a few others, so feel free to buy the plants and scatter them around the outside of your home. Otherwise, spritz t...
I've been searching for a gluten-free cookies that tastes good. I'll be honest, many that I've tried just lacked the sweetness and texture of a real cookie. Just because something is healthy, doesn't mean it should lack flavor. I think this one is great! It's gluten-free and dairy-free, as well kid approved! (my kids loved them).
1 cup almond butter (I use crunchy, but creamy is good too, for those with peanut allergies)
I recently held a wellness party at my house, and I wanted my guests to have a soothing scrub to wash their hands with. It was a great success! Sugar can not absorb into your skin so not only is it good for hands, but also can be used in the shower for body exfoliation.