All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less Than $1!

I hadn’t ever used skin exfoliant until I was in beauty school. I struggled with clogged pores all through high school and when I found out that all I had to do to make my skin look about 1,000 times better was by exfoliating, I was thrilled! The problem was that the skincare line that was used at my beauty school was quite expensive and I hated spending that much money for an exfoliant. After I started working in a day spa, I learned a trick to creating the perfect skin exfoliant for less than $1!

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The thing I love the most about creating my own exfoliant is that I have complete control over how intense the exfoliator is. Sometimes my skin needs to be exfoliated more than other times and I have total control over that when I make my own!  [Read more…]

Spooky Black Light Lemonade Recipe

It is Throwback Thursday again! Today I am bringing you one of my all time favorite posts from the past. The Black Light Lemonade Recipe! The great part is that it only takes two ingredients and it is a huge hit at parties!

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Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Delicious Monster Rice Krispie Treats that will be perfect for your Halloween parties!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Shake Recipe

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I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it feels like there is some sort of internal switch that turns on inside me that makes me want to shovel food into my mouth all of the time. The holiday treats are here and they are tempting us all of the time! I like to come up with a few healthy alternatives to some of my favorite holiday treats. It helps keep me on track a little bit better throughout the holiday season. One of my favorite ways to do this, is by making protein shakes. I am a huge fan of protein shakes! I am also a fan of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, so I decided to marry the two together to make a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie protein shake recipe!

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Candy Corn Chocolate Popcorn & Frankenstein Goodie Bags

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love that Halloween kind of kicks off the beginning of the time of year where people enjoy hosting events at their houses. In fact, 34 percent of people attend or throw Halloween parties. Halloween parties are just the best because you can dress up and eat delicious treats. Hershey’s candy is basically a Halloween staple at our house! Hershey’s helps families harness the magic of Halloween by sharing new and classic treats that help transform any Halloween party from normal to paranormal! Hershey has seasonal flavors that include chocolate assortment variety bags with a little something for everyone, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins, Kit Kat® bars, and Cadbury Screme Eggs! Yes, you heard that right. Cadbury Creme Eggs aren’t just an Easter staple anymore! My candy dreams completely came true when I discovered that Hershey’s Candy Corn bars existed. It is basically the Hershey’s Cookies n Cream bars, but instead of the cookie bits, they are candy corn bits. They are dreamy! I just knew that I needed to incorporate them into a recipe somehow, so I made a delicious chocolate candy corn recipe and some adorable Frankenstein monster goodie bags to stuff the popcorn (or more candy) in!

First up, the recipe for this delicious Halloween popcorn! If your pants don’t fit after making this, I take no responsibility. This popcorn is just that good!

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Fruit Salad Honey Lime Sugar Syrup

My little brother got married in June. At his wedding luncheon, we were served a fruit salad with our meal. The fruit was literally the most delicious fruit I had ever tasted. It was so sweet and so good! While I was eating it, I noticed that there was a little syrup of some sort on it. I knew that that was what was making the fruit taste so good! After the luncheon, we were cleaning up and one of the caterers was cleaning up too. We complimented her on how delicious it all was, but we couldn’t stop talking about the fruit! She mentioned that they used a honey lime sugar syrup over all of it that made it taste even more delicious than the fruit already is naturally.

I needed that recipe! I came home and searched high and low online, but had no luck at finding a recipe. So, I made my own! It isn’t exactly the same as theirs, but it is pretty darn good.

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Berry Orange Creamsicle Frozen Pops

We made these berry orange creamsicle frozen pops and had fun in the sun with Banana Boat as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver

The official beginning of summer has just started and the heat has been nearly unbearable! We don’t have air conditioning, so we find ourselves sitting in front of fans while we suck on cold popsicles. I have really gotten into making different varieties of frozen pops and I think I may have found my new favorite recipe! Berry Orange Creamsicle Frozen Pops are a family favorite around our house.

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Favorite Healthy Recipes

Now that January is starting to come to an end, the healthy recipes are starting to run low. You have tried all of the recipes you had looked forward to making when you made your healthy new year’s resolutions, but now you struggle to come up with new food ideas. I was kind of getting to that point and I remembered all of these great recipes that I loved. I hope that they can help you get out of your healthy recipe rut too!

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Chewy Thin Mint Chocolate Cookies

Don’t let Santa or your friends go hungry with sugar cravings this holiday season! I am a lover of mint chocolate, but my problem is that I don’t like chocolate chips. I have to find other ways to enjoy mint chocolate goodness besides that traditional mint chocolate chip ice cream or something. One thing I absolutely love are thin mint cookies. They just speak to my very mint chocolate loving soul. Sometimes I want a soft cookie though, and those thin mints just don’t have anything soft about them!

I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own version of thin mint chocolate cookies that are CHEWY!

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Since we are all friends around here, I am going to confess something to you… I ate 6 of these in one day! Yep, SIX! It was basically all I ate that day, with the exception of a couple of clementine oranges. It’s all about moderation, right?

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Hot Chocolate *Giveaway*

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The high for the next few days is supposed to be 28 degrees. 28 DEGREES people! When I wake up, there is nothing better than to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate to warm up my body from the inside out. I thought that this was the perfect way, until I realized how much better it really could get. Why not turn my hot chocolate into something that is filling and even more delicious?! [Read more…]