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Natural cold remedies

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.

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What dogs can teach us

Life lessons from your dog: Photo Friday

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”

What to do in the fall

Photo Friday: fall bucket list

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”

Slow cooker ribs

How to make perfect fall off the bone ribs

I’ve shared many healthy and lightened up recipes with you on the blog, but if you want to make perfect fall off the bone ribs every single time, unfortunately they don’t fall into the “healthy” category because of what I cook them in. However, I have made some healthy adjustments to ensure that indulging in savory and delicious ribs won’t derail your diet. Continue reading “How to make perfect fall off the bone ribs”

The best craft books

Photo Friday: books that have made me a better writer

Today I’m sharing books that have made me a better writer as I work towards publishing my first novel, Twist of Fate. The best authors are readers themselves and not only consume the books in their genre, but also books that improve their own narratives. I’ve been writing in the corporate world for nearly a decade (still not sure how that happened – time flies!) and even though I consider myself an experienced writer, I’m constantly learning and humbled by those who are ahead of me on their journeys. Continue reading “Photo Friday: books that have made me a better writer”

Author interviews

Giveaway and Author Interview: Raincheck by Marlo Lanz

The author community on Instagram is full of amazing, supportive women and I am so grateful that it connected me with the incredibly talented Marlo Lanz, author of Raincheck. Her debut novel is getting kick ass reviews all over the map and I’m so excited to feature Raincheck as my first giveaway on the blog! Read below for my interview with Marlo and to enter the giveaway. But before you do, learn more about Raincheck: Continue reading “Giveaway and Author Interview: Raincheck by Marlo Lanz”