Quick Homemade Pickles Recipe

Nicole/ December 4, 2018

Sometimes you just want a pickle, without the canning hassle… or perhaps you’re like me and would love and eat pickles more if you had access to some that weren’t quite so… pickle-y. Lets face it… I could easily eat my weight in cucumbers (#noshame), especially when its warm outside. And there

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Chapped, dry skin? Try this!

Nicole/ November 30, 2018

Dry skin is no joke… especially in the winter time when there is less moisture in the air. Don’t you hate when your feet feel like sandpaper?? Feeling the need to keep socks on at night just so you don’t scratch your legs in your sleep… that never-ending itching… nothing seems to

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Holiday Recipes

Nicole/ November 12, 2018

It is the holiday season… my FAVORITE for cooking and baking. Cooler weather outside provides the perfect excuse for keeping the oven on a bit more, and puts you in the mood for fall comfort foods like pumpkin anything and culinary creations involving cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. We have a few fun

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DIY Fall Diffuser Essential Oil Blends

Nicole/ November 9, 2018

While it isn’t yet commonly known, it is no secret that candles can cause some serious health issues because of the toxic chemicals used to create them. If you haven’t looked through how candles can be toxic to your and your family’s health, please head over to my Before You Buy Another

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Gift Guide

Nicole/ November 6, 2018

It’s that time of year again… that time of year to be on the hunt for the next best gift to give a loved one. But what do you buy someone who already seems to have everything? Chances are if you’re on our site, you’re looking for something to appeal to someone

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Too Much Halloween Candy??

Nicole/ November 2, 2018

It’s that time of year again. The season of mass Halloween candy rush has ended (until next time). The parties have stopped. And the pile of sugar earned from a hard night’s work of Trick or Treating never seems to end. What is one to do with all that left over candy???

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iTovi Review

Nicole/ October 15, 2018

If you’ve been around the essential oil community long enough, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Zyto or iTovi scans that scan for bioimpedances to help you know which oils your body could use the most based on your individual markers. It seems like these scans have almost a cult-like following. Could

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Personal Development and Essential Oils

Nicole/ October 4, 2018

  I have to laugh at the thought that we really do have an oil for everything. Essential oils and emotions go together like smoothies and dark chocolate. They complement each other nicely, as essential oils are able to influence and balance emotions. Personal development also plays an important part of keeping

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

Nicole/ October 3, 2018

If there was one phrase that I most often heard during my twenties, it would be: “… but you don’t look sick.” To anyone with unexplained, undiagnosed, autoimmune or “hidden” health problems, this phrase is in and of itself cringe-worthy. No, I didn’t look sick. Not until my face went pale while

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Moving day? Stressed out? This will help!

Nicole/ September 29, 2018

Moving. You would think someone who has spent most her life moving would have a system to help keep things organized and keep the stress minimal. While enlisted in the Navy, I picked up even more efficient systems for moving. Then… I married a military man and our moves became much more

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Is Wellness a Luxury?

Nicole/ September 28, 2018

Have you seen the headlines? “Wellness is the new luxury.” What do you think? Is it true? Or did you just have a massive eye-roll? My experience losing my health and income Looking back at my 20s… I was fit. I was healthy. I was physically unstoppable. Then my health fell out…

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Why I Use Essential Oils

Nicole/ September 27, 2018

Other than smelling amazing, essential oils have many properties that help you feel better without any nasty or toxic chemical additives that potentially could produce annoying or dangerous side effects. Why I use essential oils: I’ve used essential oils for most of my life to help me overcome everything from nausea to

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10 Phrases That Keep You From Being Happy

Nicole/ September 26, 2018

There is a lot of talk and activism throughout the internet about bullying. Bullying can be devastating! But what do you do if you’re the one bullying yourself? How you talk to yourself matters! In fact, it matters more than how other people talk to you. Yes… How you talk to yourself

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

Nicole/ September 24, 2018

Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Nicole/ September 23, 2018

Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that

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