Vitamin D is important to overall health and immunity, including brain function, and many of us are not getting enough. If you live in a climate with dark winters and you don’t take a supplement, chances are you’re deficient in this critical mineral. Most people practice safe sun nowadays, which of course is important to preventing skin cancer, but it also doesn’t help us get vitamin D naturally. Continue reading “Get your vitamin D: Photo Friday”
My Instagram followers have been asking for more clean, green and organic beauty recipes and I’m sharing my anti-aging exfoliating face wash with you today. Are you following me on the ‘gram, by the way? It’s my most active social platform, so c’mon! Meet me over there. Continue reading “Anti-aging exfoliating face wash”
I’m a contemporary romance author, but many of the suggestions I provide below about how to research your book apply to multiple genres. Whether you are writing your debut novel (mine is called Twist of Fate, which I’ll be querying live to literary agents this weekend) or working on your twelfth, I hope my list contains a tip or two that you can use. Continue reading “How to research your book”
Do you know all the creative ways to use coconut oil? It’s very trendy and I promise that I used it religiously before it was cool. If you haven’t already gone crazy for coconuts, you should reconsider! However, not all things are created equal, so ensure that you get a high quality coconut oil that you can consume (in limited quantities) and slather on your skin worry free.
Flu season is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to reveal my natural cold remedies. Natural health and wellness are very important to me, from eating all organic to making my own personal care products (check out my toothpaste and anti-aging eye cream recipes). Since I avoid over the counter and prescription drugs whenever possible, I have honed natural cold remedies that work – and I’m sharing my secrets.
I’m so excited to share my homemade anti-aging eye cream recipe with you today! My regular readers know I’m very mindful about what I eat and the personal care and cleaning products I use. The skin absorbs 60% of what we apply to it, so it’s critical to check ingredient labels to ensure you aren’t willingly putting toxins on your skin in the name of beauty. Continue reading “Homemade anti-aging eye cream”
Dogs are great teachers and you can learn life lessons from your dog if you’re paying attention. Buster the boxer is my brand mascot (here is a gratuitous puppy picture…okay, there’s also this one and this one). We’ve spent years diligently training him, which is why he can be pictured on Instagram with food he doesn’t eat to promote my recipes (the pictures of him with my protein cookies are adorable). Buster is also my personal mascot and below I share life lessons you can learn from your dog! Continue reading “Life lessons from your dog: Photo Friday”
I am giving away TEN free e-books! Frozen Memories by Cassie Faber releases on Friday, September 7 and to celebrate, Cassie and I partnered to host an awesome giveaway exclusive for our followers! The giveaway details are below, but if you can’t wait, you can pre-order Frozen Memories right now!
Most black bean burgers are infused with Mexican flavours. While I love Mexican food, I wanted to try a different flavour combination for my first attempt at easy, moist, grillable black bean burgers and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Continue reading “Easy, moist, grillable black bean burgers”
Summer is coming to a close and I’m already starting to think about my fall bucket list. As always, summer at the cottage passed by in a blink. The older I get, the faster time seems to fly and that’s why it’s so important to be present, be grateful and make the most of it.
We’re embarking on a massive renovation at our primary home. When I say massive I mean it: we’re ripping the roof off and building an 800 square foot addition complete with a balcony. In times of chaos, goal setting is even more important so I can ground myself and remember to have fun along the way! Continue reading “Photo Friday: fall bucket list”