A Visit to SallyeAnder | Beacon, NY

Once upon a time, we thought seeing the word “natural” on a bar of soap meant that it was just that. Now we know better. Even when we flip over a product and its ingredients pass muster it doesn’t mean we won’t have a negative reaction to what’s inside. After all, just because something is…

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Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

Ever since I taught myself how to macrame last year I haven’t been able to get enough of fiber art, especially if I’m the one making it. What I love most about this specific wall hanging is that one) It only requires you to know one knot- the larks head and two) it incorporates eucalyptus. …

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DIY: Reindeer Holiday Ornaments

From Thanksgiving to about February, I tend to become very introspective about my life and the direction it’s headed. Recently, I’ve been reaccessing what I have in my home and have began to declutter what’s inside. One of the first things to be placed into storage was my holiday ornaments and decorations, since I only…

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10 Hudson Valley Holiday Markets to Visit

Hate shopping the mall? Check out ten Hudson Valley based holiday markets to visit instead.

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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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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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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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