6 “Diet” Foods You’ll Want to Eat

six diet foods you'll want to eat

I hate the word diet and just don’t believe in dieting. Could be why I have a few extra lbs to lose, but I believe we’ve gotten a little too obsessed about what we should or shouldn’t eat, and that we spend too much time thinking about it. You know, the gluten-free, dairy free, sugar is like cocaine, that’s a wheat belly you’ve got there…message we hear everywhere. It gets confusing to know what to eat anymore.

So, I have been working on eating better, eating mostly whole foods and not overdoing it. You know, the moderation thing. {read more}

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Why I Take Magnesium Daily

magnesium supplement

Why Do We Need Magnesium?

I started taking a daily magnesium supplement and let me tell you, you need this in your life.

High amounts of magnesium are naturally found in dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, beans, avocado (is there anything an avocado can’t do?), bananas, dark chocolate (YAAAAS) and yogurt.

Magnesium is beneficial to our diet because it helps with immune function, fights inflammation, depression and heart disease, and can even help reduce the risk of diabetes. Basically it’s important to nearly every function in our bodies, and most of us don’t get nearly enough. {read more}

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A New Way to Use Essential Oils

a new way to diffuse essential oils stones

One of my most popular posts is 20 Ways to Use Essentials Oils in Your Home, and I’m so excited to share another new way that I just learned about!

20 ways to use essential oils in your home

Caveat –  I know there is a TON of info out there about essential oils and I want to reassure you that I am not affiliated with and do not represent any particular brand of essential oils. I just love using them in my home for a variety of reasons, and I use a number of different brands depending on what I’m using them for.  {read more}

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DIY Soft Scrub Recipe

diy soft scrub recipe

I love to make my own cleaning products, and this DIY Soft Scrub is one of my absolute favorites. It’s quick and easy to mix up, and it works better than those made with harsh chemicals. The best part is that it’s made of all natural ingredients, so it’s easy on your allergies and skin, but tough when it comes to cleaning.

DIY Soft Scrub

2 parts baking soda
1 part liquid castile soap

That’s it! You simply take your baking soda and liquid castile soap, and mix together with a little water until you have a nice paste. Store in an airtight container; I like to reuse old ketchup or dishwashing liquid bottles to fill with the soft scrub mixture for storage with my cleaning supplies. The bottles pictured is an old shampoo bottle from the Honest Company. {read more}

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DIY Seasoning Mixes + Free Printable

I have started using these homemade seasoning mixes in my kitchen and I was thinking about how they would make such a gift this holiday season! Seasoning packets that you buy in the store are loaded with chemicals and MSG, but these are natural and they taste superb!

I’ve put together my two favorite DIY seasoning mixes:

All Natural Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix and
All Natural Taco Seasoning Mix

seasoning mixes diy

I’ve included a free printable gift tag for you, to make packaging them up for friends, neighbors or teachers super simple. (see below)

 Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

  • 2/3 cup dry buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 4 tsp dried dill weed
  • 4 tsp dried chives
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pepper

For mix:
Combine ingredients and pulse in a blender until fine. {read more}

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