Autumn: Patio Days & Mulled Cider

Temperatures in Pittsburgh have been on the fritz.  We’ve had one of the warmest Fall’s that I can remember. Sadly, the weather seems to be making up for lost time and a chill is moving in quickly. Assuming it may be one of my last, I spent a long afternoon out back– reading my hard…

Autumn DIY: Ultra Healing Whipped Body Butter

As much of a treat as fall can be, it’s also a major period of transition for your skin. The best way to hang onto that glow, is to lock it in now.  Apply a layer of body butter after each and every shower and let it work it’s magic. Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil restore the…

DIY Decor: Fairy GardenTerrarium

Here’s What You’ll Need: Glass Vessel Vinegar for Cleaning Decorations Cacti or Succulents Mini LED Light Strand (here) Polished Stones or Sea Glass Choose a handful of succulents and decorations.  Gemstones, feathers, skulls, preserved wings, figurines are great options. Lay them out together so you can see what fits/compliments the plants best. Wash your polished…

After-Sun Aloe Face & Body Mist

What you’ll need: 2 cups distilled water 1oz vodka (unflavored!) 3 tbsp. aloe vera 1/2  cup of chamomile flowers 3/4 cup fresh rose petals glass spray bottle   What to do: Place the washed rose petals and dried chamomile flowers in a large pot and add your distilled water and vodka.   Cover with a lid…

Peppermint + Pine Soy Candles

Here’s What You’ll Need: 4 lbs pure soy wax 2 oz peppermint pure essential oil 2 oz balsam fir pure essential oil 9 mason jars (16 oz.) 10 natural soy wicks (6 inch) 10 popsicle sticks 1 stick of hot glue a metal or glass container with a lip a double boiler or hot plate…

Summertime DIY: Twig & Floral Woven Wreath

On a particularly cloudy and cool June afternoon, I made my way to a wooded trail, lined with magical Pennsylvania wildflowers. A perfect day– Just me, my mum, our big puffy poodle pup and the wild-side of our town.  We walked & talked for miles getting lost in the enchanted green landscape, picking bunches of…

May Renewal: Miracle-Moisturizing Sugar Scrub.

This sugar scrub is a decadent way to treat your body ||  Be  s w e e t  to your skin.   The combination of my favorite oils and the eternal symbol of love —rose petals, make this body-buffer my seasonal go-to.  I use this scrub after a long soak in a bubbly tub, or before…

Mother’s Day Homemade: Portable Herb Garden

A mother is the soul of a family, and my mother is a vibrant & lively soul– who beams an encouraging energy to anyone she encounters. Gardening has always been our time to bond. A day together is never spent without these sacred moments in nature.  We wake early on our off-days and share our…

May Renewal: Argan Oil Conditioning Hair Mask

What you will need: 3 tablespoons Olive oil 4 tablespoons Coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon Argan Beauty Oil  1 teaspoon Raw Honey Measure out your coconut oil, olive oil, and argan oil and combine in a small pot over a low heat. After about 1 minute remove from heat. Whisk in honey and set mixture aside…

May Renewal: A week of Recipes & Clarity

May is the Month of Rebirth. Just as the earth embraces the renewing touch of spring, we must nourish our spirits and tend to our bodies. After a dormant season of chills and woolen layers, it’s time free our hair, skin, and soul & soak in the sun.   I have indulged in 4 marvelous…

DIY Springtime: Marbled Easter Eggs

The traditional dip-dying method has stood the test of time. It’s a foolproof way to get pastel hues & basic two-tone Easter eggs. This year, it’s time to amp up the atheistic, and I have a must-try tutorial that does just that! Each egg is uniquely lacquered in a psychedelic pattern of your creation. (caution,…

Springtime Detox: Green French Clay Mask

Welcome Spring! A magical time is upon us, a season of sweet sunshine & growth! St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Another year, one more for the books: I have endured junk food, irish drinks & zero h20. A drastic detox is in order & I am itching to embrace it.  The earth is…