Field Trip: The Boutique Bringing Indie Brands to Newburgh, NY

113 Liberty Street | Newburgh, NY Hours: Wed-Sat 10-6pm | Sun 10-4pm   In the last ten years we’ve seen many Hudson Valley areas (Kingston, Beacon, Poughkeepsie) find new life as more  entrepreneurs begin opening eateries and stores. Newburgh is no exception. In the last few years we’ve seen some amazing small businesses emerge, such…

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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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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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Multipurpose Matcha Scrub: A Natural Cellulite Treatment

Fact: Anyone can get cellulite.

The benign skin condition pushes fat through the layer of connective tissue of the skin, causing a lumpy exterior. You can have it regardless of your age, gender or weight. Strength training is a natural way to reduce its appearance but if you’re looking for other means to lose the thigh dimples (cuter term than cottage cheese thighs, right?), keep reading.

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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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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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