SIMPLE, UNIQUE VALENTINE’S GIFT IDEAS

You can only send roses or candy hearts to your partner and friends so many times before you start looking for new Valentine’s ideas that come from the heart. Here are some thoughtful and unique gift ideas to try this year: Streaming Service Subscription: Online streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Continue reading

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

INGREDIENTS: 1 pint Strawberries 2 c. Semisweet Chocolate Chips 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil DIRECTIONS: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Rinse strawberries and pat dry with paper towels. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely Continue reading

KEEP YOUR HAIR HAPPY & HEALTHY

It’s typical for hair texture to change over our lifetimes. Here are some simple tips you can follow to keep your hair happy and healthy after 50 years old: Nourish Your Hair – Aging can cause your hair to be dry, easy to split and can start to thin over Continue reading

SPLIT PEA SOUP

INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces dried split peas 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 carrots peeled and diced 1/2 cup onion chopped 2 stalks celery diced 1 leftover ham bone 4 sprigs thyme leaves tied with kitchen string 1 bay leaf 6 cups cool water ¬ or more if soup gets too thick Continue reading

RECYCLE YOUR OLD AMAZON BOXES & GIVE BACK

In November of last year, online shopping was projected to grow 14.8%* in the 2018 holiday season, to reach upwards of a $124-billion-dollar industry overall. This clearly surpasses the projected 2.7% growth rate for brick-and-mortar stores, showing that the overwhelming shift towards low-effort online shopping is inevitable. But what if Continue reading

Classic Minestrone Soup

INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 medium ribs celery, chopped ¼ cup tomato paste 2 cups chopped seasonal vegetables (potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, green beans or peas all work) 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced Continue reading