Butternut squash Kale mac and cheese

Butternut Squash and Kale Mac and “Cheese”

This time of year makes you want to get super hygee. If you’re unfamiliar with this word, think of warm wool socks by a wood fire, curled up with a cup of hot tea. It’s a Danish word that is sweeping its way across the United States. There are foods that have this same cozy…

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Goji Berry, Cashew Butter, Oat Energy Balls

Goji berries are such a fun treat to add into your diet. Goji berries contain one of the highest antioxidant levels of any food on the planet! They create a sense of grounding energy and mental well being. You can eat them by themselves but they’re really delicious in energy balls. You can use any…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

We had Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house and my parents live legit two blocks away from them. I had to zip out of the Thanksgiving feast a couple times to change my laundry over at my house and my 11-year-old cousin asked to join. He just had to get out of the house and away…

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Peppermint essential oil is one of my absolute favorites. You can put it on the back of your neck if you’re feeling a little hot. It’s great for digestion and freshening your breath. These energy bites are begging to be eaten as they sit in my refrigerator. Add more or less salt depending on your…

Superfood oatmeal

Superfood Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my favorite things for breakfast. It is super easy to make and very warming during the winter months. It’s pretty boring by itself so an easy way to power it up is just to add superfoods. You can put whatever you want on and in the bowl of oats. Serves: 1…

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Petrified Wood

This stone came from a real extreme hippie shop in San Francisco near Haight and Ashbury. I honestly thought my mom would be so overwhelmed when she walked in but surprisingly she thought the stones were pretty interesting. She actually got one petrified wood stone for my two sisters, herself, and me. I love this…

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst is the purple quartz stone you probably have seen before. It can actually range in color from reddish brown to yellow and even colorless depending on the temperature. It is found mostly in southern Brazil, Uruguay, and Madagascar, parts of Germany and Russia. This stone is good for fear and guilt, which makes it…

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Rose Quartz

This was the first stone I really got into. I remember being at a Kaskade show at Navy Pier when this awesome chick, Tara handed me over a pink rose quartz. She just told me to hold it for a minute and shortly after I felt a sense of serenity rush over my body. I…

Black Tourmaline

This one is a new one in my collection of crystals but it’s pretty groovy. It comes in pretty much every color but the most common is black. It is found in the United States, Brazil, Africa, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. It’s a nice protective shield against negative energies and fearful thoughts, acts as a…

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Sage Smudging

My mom always grew herbs and beautiful flowers in our backyard so I guess I was pretty in tune with nature at a young age. My sisters and I would prance through the garden, take showers under the sprinklers, and even build little houses with sticks, rocks, and whatever else we could find for our…