A Simple Way to De-Clutter Your Kitchen

posted on: Wednesday, December 5

Friends, today I'm talking about a great kitchen accessory that has changed our counter space for the good! If you have an ounce of neat-freak in you, like myself, you'll love this roll up dish drying rack from Benchmark Designware. It fits directly over the sink, rolls out and has a non-slip edge. It is made from stainless steel, is dishwasher safe and can also be used as a cooling rack or trivet. I love items that are multi-functional but the best part is that when it isn't in use you simply roll it up and store it away. It also has a great price point and I've found that I don't have as many wet dish towels lying around from all the countertop drying. You can find it on amazon, here. I would highly recommend!

Thank you Benchmark Designware for partnering with me on today's post.

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Gift Guide for Every Budget & Something for Everyone on Your List

posted on: Thursday, November 29

All I ever want out of a gift guide are reasonable suggestions that could appeal to more than one person on my list — and for it to not feel so overwhelming. So, I've tallied up a few of my favorite items all with realistic price ranges so we can all can start checking items off our lists!

Under $100

Barefoot Dreams Blanket (1)

Under $80

23 and Me DNA Kit (12)

Under $60

Instax Camera (2)

The Softest PJ's (3)

A Doodling Class (14)

Under $40

Adidas Originals for Him or Her (8)

Rustic Series Board Games (11)

Joanna Gains Home Body Book (10)

A Soft & Cozy Zip Up Sherpa (6)

A Ukelele for Little & Big Kids (9)

Under $20

The Softest Unisex PJ's for the Kiddos (4)

Amazon echo dot (5)

Exploding Kittens Card Game (13)

The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game for Kids (7)

The Best Way to Save Money While Shopping Online

posted on: Tuesday, November 20

Black Friday deals are already in full swing and there is a lot to keep track of BUT I have the best tool to help find all those coupon codes and it is called Honey!

Honey is a free browser extension that automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout. It also instantly finds better prices on Amazon (woot woot) and you can earn what they call Honey Gold while shopping, which you can then redeem for gift cards to sites like Amazon, Sephora or Target. It also connects to drop list so you can see the history of an item’s pricing history and get notified if it drops in price. I’ve been using it for a while and I highly recommend it! 

Click here to sign up now - it is totally FREE - and start saving today!

Anthropologie Diffuser Blend

posted on: Thursday, October 25

I love sharing essential oil blends and roller recipes — and I get lots of questions about them so these  little recipe blends will become a regular series here! This one is SO good. Now your home can smell like anthropologie with the added benefits of health and wellness because, oils! That's a win in my book. Now if only there were an oil for making your home LOOK like anthropologie. ;)

Essential Oil Whipped Sugar Lip Scrub DIY

posted on: Tuesday, October 16

One of my favorite parts of using essential oils is the ability to DIY SO many things. Today I'm bringing you a sugar lip scrub that I re-created from my absolute favorite lip scrub ever, but now a safe, all-natural version. I'll be gifting these to friends and loved ones. Hello stocking stuffers! 

What you'll need:

1T Kukui Nut Oil (if you have nut allergies leave this out)
1T Jojoba Oil (use 2T if you leave out the Kukui Oil)
2t Vanilla Extract
3-4T Sugar depending on consistency desired
1t honey (also optional)
8-12 drops of Essential Oils (mixed to your preference)

For oils, I opted for Orange, Grapefruit and Bergamot in my recipe. You can also try adding peppermint to soothe sore lips. I used oils from Young Living's Vitality line which are safe to ingest! In this recipe the shea butter leaves your lips moisturized while the kukui oil soothes and replenishes dry skin. 

Mix all ingredients together. It will feel light and fluffy when done. I added mine to these cute 1oz glass jars. These would work great as well!