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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