Prepping for Halloween

Prepping for Halloween

The Fall season is upon us! Hot drinks, warm food and cozy sweaters, my favorite things!

The crowning glory of the season is Halloween. The key to having a great fall and an even better Halloween is preparation. Get the word out early to friends, neighbors, and family that the party is at your house this year! Here are some great ways to prepare your home and family for a fun and safe Halloween.

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A Brief History of Sea Salt Uses Through the Ages

A Brief History of Sea Salt Uses Through the Ages

Salt is the most valuable and controversial mineral in the history of mankind. (I know, it’s hard to believe it’s not gold!) It’s odd to think that salt has such a rich history, since it so readily sits in a grinder or shaker on our tables. Salt created, destroyed and preserved civilizations, formed friendships, healed wounds and wove its way into numerous religions. Here are a bunch of fun facts to beef up your trivia knowledge.

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I Drank 3 Liters of Water a Day for a Week and This Is What Happened

I Drank 3 Liters of Water a Day for a Week and This Is What Happened

We all know the benefits of drinking water; any health website or magazine has experts extolling the virtues of good ol’ H2O.
Personally, I don’t much like water. I drink sparkling water, but the bubbles fill me up, so when I calculated how much I drank per day, it was less than a liter. Compare that to health experts’ recommendations, and I’m down one to two liters per day from what I should be drinking.

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Roasted Roots and Chickpeas

Roasted Roots and Chickpeas

Roasted vegetables are an easy way to get your veggies in. You get big results with very little hands on effort. You can also mix and match whatever you have on hand and generally always get great results. 
For this recipe, I had some fingerling potatoes, as well as some beautiful purple carrots I picked up at my local market. I love fingerlings; they roast up nice and crisp and don’t require a lot of peeling or chopping to get them in the oven. 

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Nature’s Best Beauty Secrets for Glowing Skin

Nature’s Best Beauty Secrets for Glowing Skin

Skin care is a bit of an obsession for me: not only do I want to look my best, but I love the relaxation and pampering that comes with my skin care routine.

But great skin doesn’t have to be elaborate, or expensive. In fact, many of my skin care musts are easy, all-natural, and won’t cost your whole paycheck. Here are my top four tips—taken straight from Mother Nature—for glowing skin.

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