4 Essential Cocktail Syrups to Make at Home

4 Essential Cocktail Syrups to Make at Home

Making your own cocktail syrups is an easy way to infuse more flavor into your drinks. It is also an inexpensive option instead of purchasing different liqueurs for your home bar! The syrups listed below can be made quickly and are a must have ingredient for any home...

Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Incorporating essential oils into your daily routine is a great way to naturally alleviate any tension and to promote inner calm. Below, I have provided a list of my current favorite essential oils for stress relief and how you can use them. When purchasing essential...

4 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

4 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

Below is a guide on how to strengthen your immune system, reduce the burden on your body, and improve nutrition. The four simple remedies that I have listed will naturally boost your immune system, which means any ingredients or recipes that I use are all-natural,...

DIY Pillow Spray with Essential Oils

DIY Pillow Spray with Essential Oils

This homemade pillow spray is a great way to keep your sheets smelling fresh and will help ease any tensions before a long nights sleep. The recipe is easy to follow and even gives the option to create your own signature scents! My DIY natural pillow spray only uses...

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

This homemade recipe for healthy breakfast cookies is great for those who are health-conscious and want an energy-boosting morning snack! The nutritious ingredients in these oat cookies include clean alternatives for the sugar, white flour, and uses nut butter for...

6 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly During the Holidays

6 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly During the Holidays

A guide on how to be more sustainable during the holiday season! The best way to have eco-friendly holidays is to simplify: which will lessen your costs, stress, and waste. Below, you will find a list of useful tips that will help you reduce waste and decrease your...

Spiced-Cranberry Old Fashioned

Spiced-Cranberry Old Fashioned

This recipe for a spiced old fashioned has a unique twist on the classic cocktail recipe. My cranberry old fashioned is made with seasonal ingredients, including a homemade cranberry and honey syrup! Combined with the bourbon and flavorful bitters, this cocktail is...

Spicy Squash Soup Recipe

Spicy Squash Soup Recipe

My homemade recipe for a spicy squash soup is considered as vegetarian and full of seasonal fall flavors! It is fiber-rich, helps support the immune system, and is high in nutritional value. This warm and spicy squash soup is made from roasted vegetables and other...

Best Places to Visit in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

Best Places to Visit in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

The Funk Zone in Santa Barbara is one of the city's most eclectic and lively neighborhoods. Bordered by lower State Street and the waterfront of East Beach, the Funk Zone consists of several walkable blocks and hosts a variety of restaurants, wine tasting rooms,...

DIY Natural, All-Purpose Cleaner

DIY Natural, All-Purpose Cleaner

This eco-friendly recipe for a DIY all-purpose cleaner is a great alternative to anything you could buy in the store! It is made with natural, non-toxic ingredients which means it is much safer for your skin and helps establish a healthier home environment while also...

Whiskey Lemonade with Rosemary-Honey Syrup

Whiskey Lemonade with Rosemary-Honey Syrup

This whiskey lemonade has a seasonal spin that results in a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail! By infusing the ingredients with a homemade rosemary-honey syrup, the cocktail is given a more earthy, natural flavor. I even substituted the sugar for honey so the syrup...

Healthy Butternut Squash Bread

Healthy Butternut Squash Bread

My recipe for butternut squash bread is great for those who are health-conscious and wanting to embrace the fall spirit with baking! The nutritious ingredients include clean alternatives for the sugar, flour, and vegetable oil. My healthy, butternut squash bread is...

10 Foods to Eat for Healthy, Glowing Skin

10 Foods to Eat for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Despite having a consistent skin care routine, maintaining healthy and glowing skin actually begins from within. There are specific, antioxidant-rich foods that are especially good for skin health and provide your skin with protection as well as the nutrients...

The Best Wine Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara

The Best Wine Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara

Wine tasting is considered one of the most popular pastimes in Santa Barbara. With dozens of tasting rooms situated throughout the county (all with outdoor seating!): the urban wine scene is considered to be diverse and offers something for everyone. Below, I...

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

Plastic materials have become the most common pollutants of the Earth and its oceans. Although recycling helps reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and waterways, a surprising amount of materials are not considered recyclable. This plastic garbage is...

Healthy Baked Chicken Wings

Healthy Baked Chicken Wings

These baked chicken wings are full of flavor and healthier to eat than fried buffalo wings! The chicken is tossed in a blackening spice rub and then roasted for the crispy texture. I have also included a homemade recipe for bleu cheese dipping sauce that compliments...

A Guide to the Top Hikes in Santa Barbara, CA

A Guide to the Top Hikes in Santa Barbara, CA

Situated in between the mountains and the ocean, Santa Barbara offers some of the most scenic day hikes in California! Whether visiting the city or lucky enough to be a local, hiking enthusiasts alike have the opportunity to explore shady canyons, enjoy swimming holes...

8 Best Things to Do in Florence, Italy

8 Best Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Florence is by far one of my favorite cities in Europe. The feeling of romance you have walking through the streets is hard to describe but for those who have been there, easy to understand. Not to mention the delicious food, beautiful architecture, and endless number...

6 Healthy Ways to Cure a Hangover

6 Healthy Ways to Cure a Hangover

We've all been there: waking up with a heavy head, and feeling nauseous with no energy. Or at least most of us have been there... You would think that by now there would be a quick cure for the dreaded hangover! So what can we do? Luckily for you I have done the...

The Best Breweries and Beer Bars in Santa Barbara

The Best Breweries and Beer Bars in Santa Barbara

The brewing scene in Santa Barbara is constantly growing - starting at around 26 breweries and beer bars in the county! With places spreading from Goleta to Carpinteria, there are plenty of options to choose from. Below, I have provided a guide to the best beer bars...

DIY Body Oil for Dry Skin

DIY Body Oil for Dry Skin

When I moved to the West Coast, I realized that the climate here is a lot drier than my skin is used to. As a result, I am constantly dry brushing or re-applying lotion to maintain moisturized skin. Who even has the time for that?! So, instead of choosing between ashy...

A Guide to Atlanta’s BeltLine

A Guide to Atlanta’s BeltLine

An ongoing project and the pride of the Atlanta community, the Atlanta BeltLine is a mutli-use trail that is slowly transforming the city by encouraging independent transportation, adding a little more green space, and providing businesses a chance to truly flourish....

The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts from Amazon

The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts from Amazon

By now, shopping sustainably should be at the top of your to-do list during the holiday season. The good news is, when it comes to finding the perfect item for a family member, friend, or significant other, eco-friendly gifts are readily available...