Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — Some Tex-Mex Flair

Tex-Mex brings a unique mix of American and Mexican food that sends our tastebuds for a stroll through southern Texas. The mix of spice, color, and aroma in this cuisine will be an experience for more than your tongue! Continue reading “Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — Some Tex-Mex Flair”

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What Essential Oils Help With Anxiety

While essential oils cannot cure anxiety or depression, they’ve been shown to help lower the symptoms and stress levels and offer relief. If so, you might be wondering what essential oils help with anxiety.

I don’t know about you, but if there’s a healthy way without side affects that I can lower my stress levels and relieve some anxiety I might be having in moments I have to be productive or present, I’m all in! Continue reading “What Essential Oils Help With Anxiety”

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Creative Problem-Solving: SCAMPER

SCAMPER is used by many professionals to expand and improve upon their ideas. It uses different angles to test and ask questions about the situation at hand. Here’s a test run. Continue reading “Creative Problem-Solving: SCAMPER”


Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — Autumn Comforts

Autumn is a time of change, beauty, the end of summer, the beginning of school years, and a chill in the air. Sometimes all we need is the warm comfort of savory spiced dishes. Read on for a Veggie Pot Pie, Stuffed Acorn Squash, and Carrot Spice Muffins!  Continue reading “Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — Autumn Comforts”

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Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy benefits might be new to you. With so many benefits, opportunities for healing and oils to choose from it might seem a bit overwhelming at first. The best way to go about it is to just start learning from the top. Buckle up, because we are jumping into some of the most widely used aromatherapy benefits of essential oils! Continue reading “Aromatherapy Benefits”

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5-Minute Creative Exercise: Write a Haiku

Learn how to write a Haiku! Remember way back to high school english class when you learned about poems and alliteration, personification and haikus? You never thought you’d reallyy ever use it..did you? Well, turns out, these are great tools to get your out-of-the-box creative juices flowing! Continue reading “5-Minute Creative Exercise: Write a Haiku”


Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — That Fall Feeling

It’s starting to feel like fall! Ingredients like pumpkin, apples, squash, and cinnamon bring a certain excitement for the season. The colors on our plates start to resemble the changing of leaves- burnt orange, a soft brown, olive green, and cardinal red. The cooler nights inspire warming spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cumin. Ready for some spicy and savory Fall food? Continue reading “Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — That Fall Feeling”

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Essential Oils for Allergies

Suffering from allergies and just want some relief? Here’s a list of essential oils for allergies to get the natural relief you may be– achoo! –desperate for. Continue reading “Essential Oils for Allergies”


Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — Juicy Summer Sammies

No summer is complete without a go-to sandwich for the beach, a picnic, or road-trip to grandma’s. Spice up your sammie game with some of these Vegetarian/Vegan spins on juicy sandwich classics like a Vegan Tempeh Rueben sandwich, South African Grilled Cheese, and even Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas to crunch on. Continue reading “Fresh, Fueling, Finger-licking — Juicy Summer Sammies”


Natural Bug Spray

I don’t know about you..but here in Wisconsin the bugs are ravenous! We had three weeks of flash-flood thunderstorms and all that water brought the mosquitoes swarming. Most of us haven’t seen anything like it!

As we are all fighting the swarms to get to our cars and let the dog out the back door, bug spray seems SO enticing! But did you know what’s in conventional bug spray? It’s not good..to be honest, after reading what was in my sunscreen and deodorant I wasn’t surprised. There are natural alternatives that work well, too, but if you’re not yet convinced here are some scary facts I recently came across! Continue reading “Natural Bug Spray”

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5-Minute Creative Exercise: Faux Calligraphy!

Want to work your creative muscles in a way that can be put to use? Take a quick 5 minutes for this tutorial on writing calligraphy style (using just a plain old pen) and you’ll step your sticky notes, birthday cards, and grocery lists up to a whole new level! Continue reading “5-Minute Creative Exercise: Faux Calligraphy!”


How to Detox and Recover From Antibiotics

I recently was prescribed a week’s worth of antibiotics. And while I couldn’t avoid taking them, I was in the middle of writing my post on living toxin-free and was wondering how these antibiotics were possibly affecting me. Here’s what I found.. Continue reading “How to Detox and Recover From Antibiotics”