A Guide to Curing Your Hangover

A Guide to Curing Your 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 we would have found a cure for the dreaded hangover! So what can we do? Luckily for you I have done the...

6 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Santa Barbara

6 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Whether you are a local or a first-time visitor, Santa Barbara is full of new experiences and places to explore! Some of the best times I've spent on a vacation are ones that didn't put a hole in my wallet. Lucky for all of you (and me), Santa Barbara offers plenty of...

Rosemary French 75

Rosemary French 75

This recipe is my modernized take on a classic French 75. By infusing the ingredients with a homemade rosemary simple syrup, the cocktail is given a more earthy, herbaceous flavor. I even substituted the sugar for honey so the syrup can bring a healthier aspect to the...

4 Natural Remedies to Boost Your Immune System

4 Natural Remedies to Boost Your Immune System

I consider myself a fall fanatic but the one downside to the onset of the cooler seasons is all the sicknesses that come with the chilly weather and lack of sunlight! Fortunately, there are plenty of things that we can do to reduce the burden on our bodies, improve...

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Fall! A beautiful time of year. The picturesque foliage, the perfect weather, and best of all, THE FOOD. This season brings all the homey, warm recipes out of the book and onto the plate. One of the reasons why I love the fall season so much is the fact that pumpkin...

Essential Oils Roller Ball Recipe and Blends

Essential Oils Roller Ball Recipe and Blends

Making your own roller balls can be extremely beneficial! I absolutely love having one or two of them tucked away in my purse or travel bag. Roller bottle blends are really helpful because the oils are pre-diluted and ready to go. Essential oils have the natural...

6 Essential Tools Every Wine Lover Needs

6 Essential Tools Every Wine Lover Needs

Whether you are a newbie, a seasoned sommelier, or just a lover of drinking wine, there are certain tools needed to enhance your sipping experience. I have compiled a list of six essential wine tools that are among my personal favorites. These are key to enjoying any...

The Best Breweries and Beer Bars in Santa Barbara

The Best Breweries and Beer Bars in Santa Barbara

Like me, you might not choose beer as your libation of choice. But there are certain occasions where a cold brew is called into action. Sports games, spicy Mexican food, a hot day on the beach... or a late afternoon in sunny Santa Barbara. You may think that this town...

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Berry Compote

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day because it kick-starts your metabolism, gives you energy, and helps maintain your concentration. My recipe for banana oatmeal pancakes are perfect for giving that push we all need at the beginning of each day....

DIY, Herbal Body Oil

DIY, Herbal Body Oil

One of my favorite aspects about making some of my own self care products is being able to create something that will solve any issues that I am having with my body. For example, I recently moved to the West Coast, where the climate is a lot drier than my skin is used...

Healthy, No-Bake Granola Bars

Healthy, No-Bake Granola Bars

These gluten-free, no-bake granola bars are so simple to make yet so delicious! They contain that made-in-heaven combination of salty and sweet. Easily customizable, you can mix in as many add-ons as you want and create the flavor profile of your choice. My favorite...

All-Natural, Homemade Air Freshener

All-Natural, Homemade Air Freshener

As a result of everyday activities; your home, car, or office can begin to smell less than fresh sometimes. One of the best ways to eliminate any odors is the quick use of a spray. Artificially scented air fresheners are not the most ideal solution for this because of...

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

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

Traveling Through Italy: Must Know Tips for First-Timers

Traveling Through Italy: Must Know Tips for First-Timers

Visiting Italy for the first time can be such an exciting venture- but it can also be a bit overwhelming. There is so much planning that goes into a trip like this and the little things are easily forgotten! Another aspect of traveling to Europe is that tourists are...

Homemade Cherry Mojito

Homemade Cherry Mojito

Are you looking for something to serve at your summer parties? My homemade cherry mojito is perfect any daytime gatherings. The key to this adult beverage is the use of seasonal cherries. It makes this drink just the right amount of sweet while the club soda perfectly...

10 Ways to Treat Yourself

10 Ways to Treat Yourself

Self-care is important because it helps maintain your positivity and overall well-being. One of the best ways to show self-love is finding the little things that make you happy. In other words, TREAT YOURSELF. This doesn't need to be expensive or extravagant. A few...

Santa Barbara Happy Hours: Five Places Loved by Locals

Santa Barbara Happy Hours: Five Places Loved by Locals

Enterprise Fish Co. This was one of the first places I visited when I moved to Santa Barbara because of its proximity near Stearn's Wharf. Inside, I found it to be an eclectic mix of visitors, locals, and seafarers enjoying the "Best Happy Hour in Town". This is...

Spicy Mezcal Mule

Spicy Mezcal Mule

The delicious combination of spicy and smoky is found in my Spicy Mezcal Mule recipe. This cocktail packs a punch but also features a vibrant flavor of fresh mint, which pairs perfectly with the bubbly, spiciness of the drink. In my opinion, this spicy mezcal mule can...

10 Cruelty-Free Skincare Essentials

10 Cruelty-Free Skincare Essentials

About a year ago, I decided to make the transition to only buying cruelty-free. One of the first places I started was with my skincare products. It definitely takes a little more research but here’s the deal: It’s 2019, and finding non-cruel alternatives is now easier...

One Pot Italian Pasta

One Pot Italian Pasta

This recipe for one pot Italian pasta will transport you straight to the Tuscan countryside. The genius behind this dish is putting everything into one pot: the noodles are able to soak up all of the goodness in each ingredient while forming an almost creamy texture....

DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

What if I told you that you could start cleaning your entire home with just a few simple ingredients? This means no more toxic and expensive products filling your shelves! My easy recipe for a DIY natural all-purpose cleaner is a great alternative to anything you...