How to Hydrate Winter Skin At Home with a Facial Mask

Burrrrrrrr!  It’s a snow day here! During the winter, one thing we tend to forget about is our skin. Maybe it is because we are busy or we just forget. However, Hydration is the Key to reduce the appearance of wrinkles!

Now, it has never been easier to take care of your skin even when you are busy.

Who doesn’t want to do a spa treatment while you are watching your favorite shows on Netflix.

 Watch this video to learn how you can hydrate and lift your skin at home today:

 

P.S. If you are ready to wipe away wrinkles and let your natural beauty shine, I’m running WIPE-OUT prices today on one of my favorite products that smooths out my skin and makes me look younger too. Click to start building your at home spa kit and save today  read more

DIY Holiday Coffee Sugar Scrub

The holidays are here! Which means a great opportunity for some homemade gift ideas to share or just to treat yourself!

This season also means drier air which means we can’t ignore our skin –

I love making these homemade sugar scrubs because they are so fun and easy too – Plus, this is the perfect way for me to keep my skin healthy all through the winter.

Watch How to Make DIY Holiday Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1 cup of ground coffee

3 tablespoons of sugar

10 drops of Defend

Directions

Mix all ingredients in glass bowl and store in container with lid. read more

The Holiday No Gain Guide

The holiday season is here!

It starts in October and goes through New Years… but all this celebrating may lead to the dreaded holiday weight gain O.o

On average, Americans gain 10 pounds from Halloween to New Years, but this doesn’t have to happen to you!

Three Ways to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain without Giving Up your Favorite Foods

What if you had a plan? A daily action plan to keep you on track all season long so you could just avoid the holiday weight gain altogether? Wouldn’t that be awesome!

You are going to walk into your New Year’s Party in your favorite little back dress… and not have to worry about setting a New Year’s Resolution weight loss goal. You’ll be ahead of everyone else and feeling great too! read more

Six “No Egg” Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

Eggs are a really popular way to start your day if you are trying to eat low carb… but eating eggs every morning can get old, amiright?

We had a reader reach out who is REALLLLLY trying to transition to a low carb lifestyle and she doesn’t like eating eggs, so finding breakfast ideas she can get excited about has been difficult for her. I wanted to make this easier, because I believe that how you start your morning is important!

 

Six “No Egg” Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

Faux-Oatmeal

I know that some comfort foods are hard to let go… waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal was always one of my favorite winter memories from my childhood. But oatmeal is loaded with carbs and those handy packets are full of sugar. read more

Mom’s Famous Immune Boosting Wassail

It is no secret that we are getting closer to “Cold and Flu Season”…

There are many reasons why we may get sick more often in the winter (and some may surprise you!)

  • Less sunlight or time spent outdoors (means less Vitamin D for us)
  • We eat more sugar which naturally suppresses our immune system
  • Breathing in less fresh air (possibly spreading more germs in closed buildings)

Whatever the reasons are… I’ll just be over here sipping on some immune boosting wassail in my Christmas cup : )

When I posted on Facebook about my mom’s wassail, I got so many questions about what wassail is – which was surprising since I grew up drinking it during the fall and winter months. read more

6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil on your Skin

Coconut oil has been praised recently as something that every household should have… but what should we actually do with it?

What we LOVE about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a pretty special ingredient because it is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Coconut oil is AMAZING for your skin because it is an excellent moisturizer. It can penetrate hair better than other oils (and I use it for chapped lips too!.)

We have been cooking with coconut oil for years and love that it is a great stable oil at high temperatures and is dairy free. It’s nice to be able to use it in the kitchen and the bathroom! read more

17 Reasons to Live in the Mountains

You may not know that Adam and I have just moved into our Dream House – we traveled for almost 3 months through different cities across  the mid-south looking for the next place we would call home. We work from home, so we could live anywhere!

We did have some interesting criteria… I wanted to live in the mountains.

I may need to define my “definition” of what a mountain is… I’ll just start with I grew up in Louisiana. You will see the most amazing sunsets ever in south Louisiana because you can see for miles and miles. But this means that it is flat as a pancake.  read more

Your Skin will be Begging for this…

Welcome to Spring!!!

Maybe you are like me and your face is showing some wear and tear from the winter air we have had the past few months. We even had more flurries this past weekend!!

I wanted to share with you my new secret to silky smooth skin. I love this new Three Step Process for keeping my skin healthy and young looking too!

Start your new journey to a fresh new look here: 

Step One: Cleanse with our Cleanser 

Wash the day away with the beautifying botanicals of this soap-free, clean-rinsing gel. Cleanser gently removes all oil, dirt, and makeup (even waterproof mascara!) without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. The clean-rinsing lather leaves your skin squeaky clean and silky smooth. It’s even ideal for shaving! read more

Homemade Bird Feeder

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Easy Homemade Bird Feeder

Making bird feeders is a great winter activity for your kids. It is win-win for everyone. Your kids get to have fun making a craft, and the birds get to have some food when the pickin’s are thin in the wintertime. This is an easy homemade bird feeder to make with toddlers and preschoolers using only two items.

This activity was first shown to us when we visited our local Botanical Gardens for their light display around Christmas. They made ornaments to hang on a tree in their children’s garden using pipe cleaners and Cheerios. Aidalyn loved making the homemade bird feeder so much, I knew we would need to make them for our house. read more

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs and Spinach

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs and Spinach

This crockpot meatball dinner is sure to be a hit at your dinner table. It is hearty and full flavored for filling your appetite. My husband said it was the perfect dinner for a winter night.

The inspiration came from the grocery store. I was shopping this past weekend and I saw these chicken and mozzarella Italian meatballs that were all natural at Krogers. They were Aidelle’s brand. I was really impressed with the ingredients and they were perfectly low carb for a satisfying dinner.

Creamy Spinach and Meatballs

I really wanted to pair these with a creamy sauce. I wasn’t sure starting off what vegetables I wanted to match with the Italian and cheese flavors. Then it finally came to me: Spinach! read more