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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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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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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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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Gardiner Craft Walk

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

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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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