Lifestyle

7 Shaving Tips to Say Goodbye Razor Burn

I was born with the joy of fair, delicate skin. When I go to the beach, I burn and freckle. In the winter, I become a moisturizing zealot and in summer hoarding exuberant amounts of sunscreen is a way of life. And when I shave, rash and razor burn follow me like the plague (which is unfortunate, because I work in gyms where it’s shorts/tank top season year round). Continue reading “7 Shaving Tips to Say Goodbye Razor Burn”

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I Tried: A Vegan Diet for a Month

People are curious about veganism. It’s little surprise, given the increasing number of studies and documentaries on plant-based diets. In 2016 alone, Google experienced a whopping 90 percent increase in vegan-related internet searches (a monumental rise from the previous year’s 32 percent increase). With the influx of new information, people are discovering veganism and vegetarianism aren’t solely about the political beliefs behind meat consumption; there are practical, measurable health benefits behind the nutrition.

But is veganism practical for the Average Joe? Continue reading “I Tried: A Vegan Diet for a Month”

Recipes

Southernly Savory Roasted Onions

If you are a lover of all things deeply savory and delicious (or dare I say it, savorlicious), look no further than here, my friend. Continue reading “Southernly Savory Roasted Onions”

Recipes

Homemade Almond Milk


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They say everything is better when you make it yourself. Whoever they are, they knew what they were talking about when it comes to almond milk. It’s smooth, fresh, creamy and incredibly easy to whip up. Continue reading “Homemade Almond Milk”

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Protein-Packed Kodiak Blueberry Muffins

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You’ve heard of the Cookie Monster? My husband is the Protein Monster. He loves coaching Crossfit, lifting heavy and protein. Lots of protein. Continue reading “Protein-Packed Kodiak Blueberry Muffins”

Recipes

Southwest Black Bean Burger


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Veggie burgers. When I finally made one for myself, I stepped into a new world of deliciousness. We’re talking levels of texture and flavor that just made my taste buds want to jump up and do a happy dance. Continue reading “Southwest Black Bean Burger”

Recipes

Cauliflower Steaks


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Cauliflower is one of those veggies that doesn’t really have much in terms of flavor. The upside is that it’s like a blank canvas for seasoning -you can take it so many different directions from sweet, savory to spicy or tangy. Today we’re going to try our hand at some savory cauliflower steaks!  Continue reading “Cauliflower Steaks”

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DIY Birch Tree Painting Tutorial

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There’s something incredibly therapeutic about rolling up your sleeves and putting brush to blank canvas. It relieves stress and eases anxiety. Whether you’re an artist or a stick figure scribbler, it’s just fun -no qualifications necessary.

Moreover, there’s a deep sense of satisfaction in creating something that you’re proud enough of to display in your own home. For me,  it’s a part of the enchantment of trying new things; discovering a propensity for something you’d never have imagined yourself capable; gaining a greater sense of confidence by deciding “maybe I can” instead of “I could never”.

This simple DIY painting project is one of those things you just ought to try. It’s quick, easy and leaves you feeling like the owner of your own Mona Lisa. Continue reading “DIY Birch Tree Painting Tutorial”

Recipes

Savory Squash Soup



Fall is undeniably my favorite change in all the seasons. It’s the beginning of the holiday season and cherished time with loved ones -full of bright leaves, chilly days, warm sweaters… And soup. Hot, rich, delicious soup. Continue reading “Savory Squash Soup”

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11 ways to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet

Fruits and vegetables. We know they’re good for us. We know we should be eating more of them. But for some reason, getting all of those daily servings of greens is harder than it sounds. Continue reading “11 ways to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet”