3 Superfood Smoothie Recipes for a Healthier Gut

3 Superfood Smoothie Recipes for a Healthier Gut

These superfood smoothies are filled with nutritious ingredients that are helpful with promoting a healthy gut and an effective digestive system. Green-Ginger Smoothie This smoothie is packed with digestion-enhancing and immune-boosting foods such as anti-inflammatory...

Ojai Travel Guide

Ojai Travel Guide

Below is a travel guide for the small city of Ojai, California. Ojai is known for its variety of outdoor activities like hiking and biking, local wine tasting, and health-conscious eateries. Using my suggestions, you can enjoy the best restaurants, relax, and explore...

Dry Brushing: Everything You Need to Know

Dry Brushing: Everything You Need to Know

What is Dry-Brushing? It is exactly what it sounds like - you use a firm, naturally- bristled brush against your skin in a circular motion before showering / bathing. The Proper Way to Dry Brush Neither the brush nor your skin should be wet in any way! The dampness...

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

These sweet and spicy margaritas are naturally sweetened with watermelon and mixed with jalapeño-infused tequila for a spicy kick. This combination with the tart lime juice and dash of honey make refreshing and flavorful drinks.My spicy watermelon margaritas are easy...

DIY Herb Garden Guide

DIY Herb Garden Guide

A DIY potted herb garden is cost-efficient, environmentally-friendly, and educational. And, having fresh, garden herbs on hand should be considered an essential for any household: they can be used to add extra zest to your meals, flavor beverages, or to provide a...

10 Must-Have, Carry-On Travel Essentials

10 Must-Have, Carry-On Travel Essentials

The ideal carry-on is filled with products that will keep you comfortable, clean, and cute throughout any journey. Below, I have provided a list of must-have, carry-on essentials as well as personal recommendations from my travel experiences. Easy to Eat Snacks It is...

Homemade and Healthy Granola Recipe

Homemade and Healthy Granola Recipe

This DIY granola recipe is easy to make and guaranteed to be more nutritious than any store bought product! My homemade and healthy granola is naturally sweetened with a little bit of honey and full of other beneficial ingredients like whole grains, unrefined coconut...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

DIY Hair Lightening Spray for Natural Highlights

DIY Hair Lightening Spray for Natural Highlights

This is a simple, non-toxic hair lightening spray that will bring out natural highlights in the sun. The homemade recipe is mixed with essential oils, in order to enhance hair growth, reduce frizz, and boost brightness. Combined with argan oil, which acts as a 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...