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...

Homemade and Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Homemade and Healthy Road Trip Snacks

For long trips on the road, wholesome eats that will keep you fueled and focused are a must. So why not do a little prep work and start your journey off on the right foot? Lucky for you, I did all the research and came up with a list of easy recipes for healthy snacks...

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...

Summer Citrus Vodka Cocktail

Summer Citrus Vodka Cocktail

This citrus-based cocktail is light, refreshing, and contains natural, healthy ingredients. My recipe for a citrus and vodka cooler is the perfect summer cocktail. Made up of fresh citrus juice, garden thyme, and Ketel One Botanical's Grapefruit & Rose vodka —...

Easy, Homemade Pickles Recipe

Easy, Homemade Pickles Recipe

This homemade pickles recipe is very easy to follow and will produce crisp pickles that are sweet and a little spicy! You can use them on sandwiches, burgers, charcuterie plates or by themselves for an afternoon snack. They also make great gifts for family and...