Beauty & Wellness

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    Coconut Oil Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask

    Even before I started to focus on natural beauty I was using coconut oil in DIY hair conditioner recipes and masks. I wasn’t sure of all of its benefits but I knew through good old-fashioned “trial and error” that it conditioned my hair and made it soft and moisturized.  Nothing gets my hair softer and […] Read more…

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    DIY Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts

    After a long day of work, what’s more relaxing than a nice bath?  Runs some warm water, add some bath salts and soak until the water goes cold.  When it’s time to relax it seems that you never have all the needed supplies (at least that’s how I feel).  Fortunately, I can prepare for bath […] Read more…


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    Homemade Salsa Recipe

    This homemade salsa recipe is part of my celebration for getting my braces off!  Last week I ate a whole container of salsa that I bought from the store along with sprouted blue corn tortilla chips.  In no way did I feel bad about scarfing down all of those chips and salsa….Pleeaasssee!  After having braces I […] Read more…

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    Banana Cacao Milkshake

    I started out thinking that I was going to make a smoothie and I guess technically I did. However, in my opinion this concoction reminds me more of a chocolate banana milkshake instead of a healthy smoothie.  The thing is though that this milkshake is make with awesome ingredients that are indeed healthy for you. […] Read more…

Tea Time

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    Lovin’ Oolong Tea – You Should Too

    Last year, I did a series of “Teas of the Month” which was great.  I was trying so many teas that I was eager to share them with all of you. I will continue to share my love for tea but lately I’ve been getting stuck on one type, lovely oolong. I can’t remember why I stopped […] Read more…

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    My Favorite Teas of 2014!

    Hello friends, if you notice I did not share a December 2014 Tea of the Month.  That was not an oversight.  I continued to drink the same teas I loved the months before.  So, not much stood out for me in December.  However, I didn’t want to slip too far into January 2015 without sharing my […] Read more…


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    Healthier Options for Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Spring has sprung which means that many people are making long cleaning lists.  Beyond household chores many of you are also thinking of ways to clean up your diets, beauty routines and other elements of your lifestyle. If you are like me the intent to make dietary changes is there but with a busy life it’s […] Read more…

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    Giveaway: The Southern Women’s Show Raleigh

    In my last blog I gave you all a glimpse of what you can expect from The Southern Women’s Show Raleigh this year.  If you missed it click the image to the left.  I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to one of my readers.  So, one of you […] Read more…


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    Book Review: The Racketeer by John Grisham

    Author: John Grisham Publisher:  Random House (Bantam Dell)  Summary:  The Racketeer by John Grisham is a story in which we meet Malcolm Bannister, former attorney and current inmate, at a federal prison camp near Frostburg, Maryland.  Malcolm knows why federal judge, Raymond Fawcett, was murdered and who carried out the deed.  This information is his “golden […] Read more…

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    Author Interview: Bill Larkin, Author of Shadow Truth (a Novella)

      Hi All!  Do you like crime fiction?  Of course, I can’t hear your answers but whether you said ‘yes’ or ‘no’, I think you will want to hear what Bill Larkin has to say. Bill is a crime fiction writer that brings real life experience and crafty writing skills to his work and we […] Read more…