DIY Fall Wreath | Tutorial for Large Autumn Wreath with Leaves

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DIY fall wreath tutorial for large Autumn wreath

DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial for Large Autumn Wreath with Bows and Leaves

DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial

I cannot believe that September is approaching already. It feels way to early to decorate for fall, but I am excited to break out my fall signs and neutral colored decorative pumpkins. I’m not usually one for Halloween decorations or bright orange pumpkins, but this year I wanted to embrace fall with a colorful wreath.

This diy fall wreath tutorial takes a little bit of time, but the end product is well worth it. I purchased all of the decorative elements from the dollar store, but you might want to browse the craft store or Amazon for some fall decor deals. The dollar store is great, but sometimes the packaging sizes are very small. If you end up buying four or five of something, you’re better off finding a larger package at the craft store.




Vegan Enchiladas with Roasted Poblano Verde Sauce

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Vegan Enchiladas with Roasted Poblano Verde Sauce

Vegan Enchiladas with Roasted Poblano Verde Sauce

Vegan Enchiladas with Roasted Poblano Verde Sauce

When I first eliminated meat and dairy from my diet, one of the easiest transitions for me was cooking Mexican food. I know that sounds backwards, as we often think of Mexican food as cheese drenched entrees and meat fillings, but I found that it was so easy to make vegetable alternatives.

After some experimenting with different types of beans, lentils and vegetables, I found a mix that really works. Its flavorful, full of texture and despite the lack of meat, you still can have a hearty dinner.

For this recipe, I have provided detailed instructions for making restaurant quality vegan enchiladas. Yes, there are a hundred ways to make a enchilada, but I have a few tips for making quicker sauce, crispy tortillas and making hearty fillings.

To print instructions, skip to the recipe at the bottom of the post, or click the “send me the pdf” link at the top or bottom of the post.





DIY Liquid Bronzer | No Cocoa Powder or Cornstarch

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DIY Bronzing Lotion No Cocoa Powder or Cornstarch

DIY Bronzing Lotion for Face and Body No Cornstarch or Cocoa Powder

DIY Liquid Bronzer for Face and Body

Growing up, I was a tanning bed queen. Like any teenager growing up in the early 2000’s (ok, maybe not any… :-)), tanning beds were an easy fix for pale skin. Living in Florida definitely didn’t help. As strange as it sounds, when you are able to get sun all year around, you are expected to be tan all year around. Who has time for that?!

As I got older and more aware of the skin damaging effects of UV rays, I stopped using tanning beds and started using sunless tanners instead. This is not an easy substitution, as no tanning lotions are made alike. I have found that it is best to start with a bronzing lotion that will wash off, especially if you have an important event.




How to Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for Balancing Hormones

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How to Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to Naturally Balance Hormones

Ylang ylang essential oil is powerful oil that is often touted as a miracle solution for natural hormone regulation. A quick Google search will bring up a lot of websites that link ylang ylang oil to hormones. If you scan through many of them, you will find that there is nothing to substantiate this claim. Why or how does this essential oil influence your hormones?

Like anything else that is natural or plant-based, it is important to research how a substance actually affects the human body before you start using it medicinally.

I have nothing against holistic or natural care, however, too often I see people throwing around health claims for products that are untested. While I understand the appeal of using naturally derived ingredients, it is important to understand what research says about those ingredients.




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How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

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How to Thread Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

How to Thread an Old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

When I first started sewing, my mother gave me her old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine. I didn’t know much about it, but a quick Google search gave me a few ideas about the origin. This 3K-8834 model originally comes in a cabinet with a knee pedal. Evidently, Brother manufactured this model but the early Citations were produced in Japan in the 1960’s.

The first few times I used it, I had a hard time figuring out how to thread the needle. The tension is a little different than new models and I couldn’t find much online about older Wizard models. I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to do this for anyone who might pick one up.

20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Summer Party | Mocktails, Fauxitos and More

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20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

20 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Summer Party

This summer, take a break from your go-to sugary cocktail and embrace the mocktail!  Whether you are pregnant, planning a family friendly get together, or simply looking for something alcohol free, this round-up for 20 summer mocktails is for you! The combinations of fresh fruit, fizzy soda and drink umbrellas will make you forget that you are not drinking alcohol. Remember, you can always cut back on the sugar without sacrificing the taste. Try club soda instead of sprite and low-calorie versions of your favorite fruit juices.

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Free Printable Place Cards and Menu Template | 4th of July BBQ

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Free Printable Place Cards and Menu Template 4th of July BBQ Party

Free Printable Place Cards and Menu Template 4th of July

My favorite part about any holiday is always the party planning. I love creating menus and themed tablescapes and a holiday party is always the perfect excuse to get planning. For the 4th of July, I’ve created blue and gold star-studded free printable place cards and an easy to customize menu template. Whatever your theme– BBQ, dinner party, or just cocktails, these free templates are easy to modify.

Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

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Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

Raw Vegan Pasta with Creamy Cashew Curry Sauce

This cold raw vegan “pasta” dish is made from sweet potato spirals and bell peppers and topped with a creamy cashew curry sauce. It contains 400% of your daily Vitamin C intake and nearly 14 grams of protein.

Because eating plant-based isn’t hard enough to get used to, I decided I would take a few days this week and try to follow a raw food diet. My goal was to detox after I ate too much dairy for the first time in three months. While this is not something I will do every day, I did learn that there are some differences between a raw food diet and raw veganism.

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The Best DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne that You’ve Never Heard Of

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DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne

DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne

The Best DIY Mask for Hormonal Acne

That You’ve Never Heard Of

For me, there is nothing better than stumbling across a secret ingredient that very few people seem to be talking about. It seems like once the word about a new product gets out, it spreads so quickly. Whether it is something you consume, like charcoal drinks, or a natural skin care ingredient, like licorice root, it is usually just a matter of time before EVERYONE and their mother is talking about it.

A while back, I found a string of threads in an old beauty site forum. (If I could remember the site, I would share it. :-)) A few people had started a discussion about hormonal breakouts and cysts, and someone mentioned PRID. I did a quick search on PRID, and found that it is a drawing salve used for splinters, blisters and ingrown hairs.

I was instantly intrigued. If this drawing salve is safe for skin and draws out impurities, wouldn’t it be perfect for cystic breakouts? And, aside from just a spot treatment for acne, could this be incorporated in a face mask? And finally, why is no one talking about using drawing salve in a face mask?!

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Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Essential Oil

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Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Oil

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Oil

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Essential Oil

AHA and BHA peels can be a great way to slough off dead skin for a brighter, younger looking complexion. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels use glycolic, lactic, or mandelic acid to target dark spots and fine lines. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels, like salicylic acid, are oil-soluble and are best for chemically exfoliating oily skin and removing blackheads. If you have ever had one of these superficial chemical peels (or even a bad sunburn), then you know just how miserable your face can feel. The redness, the peeling– it makes you not even want to wash your face.

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