DIY Holiday Gift: Whipped Body Butter

This DIY whipped body butter recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift. It’s customizable, easy with skin loving ingredients you probably already have at home.

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Molten Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies (Pss, they’re gluten free + vegan!)

Truth be told, these brownies are more like a lava cake and work better with a spoon than fork. But if you don’t mind a messy dessert, you may find yourself making this Thanksgiving themed dessert year round. It’s gluten-free and vegan, but don’t let that put you off. It’s seriously good. Ingredients Brownies 1…

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Editor Notes: July Favorites

uly was a whirlwind of work and desserts. True to my word on Instagram (follow me on @theupstateedit), I started an #icecreamseries. This has basically involved me driving around Hudson Valley in search of local creameries. The funny thing is that when you’ve made it your job to eat dessert, you become quickly sick of…

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Editor Notes: August

This month I tried to do as many “summery” things that I could. I ran outside, attended some events but try as I did, August whooshed by before I completed everything on my to-do list. It’s hard #adulting some days, isn’t it? Trying to work and enjoy the summer is something I still don’t have…

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Kale + Apple Smoothie: The Way to Detox After a Long Weekend

Almost every Monday I reassess my diet, not only because I often food shop Sundays but because I want to set myself up for a strong productive week. I’ve found that making healthy food choices is one of the easier ways to do this. When I eat well, I feel better and therefore meet the…

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The Vegan Upstate + New Paltz

Once upon a time, a long time ago (2009-2010 to be exact) your girl was vegan. After almost 10 years of having some serious health problems, it felt like the best solution for solving digestive issues, lethargy and weight fluctuation. At the time upstate wasn’t really known for it’s versatile cuisine. If you enjoyed meat…

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Clean + Green: Homemade Cleaning Products (DIY)

These DIY eco-friendly cleaning products are easy to make and make cleaning less of a chore.

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June Favorites

This year, I couldn’t wait for the 21st to start celebrating summer. June came and I officially hit the Hudson Valley ground, running to various events because-duh, summer. In the beginning of the month I visited the 6th annual festival, Newburgh Illuminated, as well as Gardiner’s Craft Walk where I scored some lovely items, two…

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Treat Yourself: Favorite June Items

As we approach the end of June, I’m thinking of some of my favorite finds from this month. Along with Newburgh Illuminated, I hiked out to Gardiner, NY for the Craft Market Walk which was held on the same day. If you’re looking for unique, quality goods, consider checking out these types of events.  It’s…

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Gardiner Craft Walk

What type of things can you see at Gardiner’s Craft Walk? Check it out.

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