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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How to Make a Coffee Protein Shake

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written was actually a recipe for a coffee protein shake. I came up with the idea years ago, back when I was in college and was trying to have more nutritional meals but still leaned towards foods that were easily digestible and easy to travel with. Coffee…

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How to Make Natural Deodarant

We all can get behind the importance of deodorant. It’s not the most fun or glamorous beauty/skincare product but next to toothpaste and soap, it may be the most necessary. Natural deodorant especially gets a bad wrap, as many don’t hold up against commercial counterparts. I admit, I wasn’t a fan of the stuff either…

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DIY Turmeric Mask

Facial masks may be one of my favorite methods of self care.  Unlike manicures or exercise, they give themselves to multitasking very well. It’s easy to have one on and answer emails or other tasks while still doing something that’s really good for you. Face masks are like deep conditioners for your face. Depending on…

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DIY Spot Treatment

Let’s talk acne. It’s frustrating at any age but especially when you’re an adult because, hello…you’re an adult. Aren’t zits meant for teenagers? Not really. Acne can happen regardless of how old you are and can appear for a number of reasons including hormone changes, diet, and clogged pores. While there are lots of over…

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Main Street Cooking Studio, Wappingers Falls

One of the most exciting things about living in the Hudson Valley right now is seeing the new and innovative businesses emerging.  Even a few years ago, I felt sort of hard press to find ways to entertain my friends who came up to visit. It wasn’t exactly like I could offer them rooftop brunches…

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Master of Suds: High Street Soap

If you’ve come across a raven haired beauty in the isles of CVS sniffing various products, you may have spotted Ardis Thompson, the Maker and Founder behind High Street Soap. Handcrafted and made in small batches, her soaps feature essential oils and locally sourced ingredients like honey and goats milk. Gentle on skin and delectably…

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Bottega Organica, Hudson

Natural skincare doesn’t have to be all DIY yogurt masks and coconut oil.  Sometimes it can be luxurious and even more effective than its chemical laden counterparts. Take the products from Bottega Organica, the organic skincare brand that blends the power of mother nature with science. With ingredients harvested and naturally processed at farms in…

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Blessed Brewery, Beacon

Before you reach for that cola, consider trying something naturally energizing. The kombucha from Blessed Brewery is what we jones for, even when we’re not fighting the dreaded afternoon slump. Ever since we started following the brand on Instagram we’ve been dying to get our hands on the stuff and when we did, we weren’t…

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