Summer Crafts

I’ve always loved doing arts and crafts, but lately I’ve been doing a lot more crafty activities than usual! Embroidery, macrame, watercolor painting, and hand lettering have been my favorite creative hobbies lately. They’re also quite easy and very fun to do. It’s great to have something to do while sitting outside or watching a movie or just when you’re bored or have spare time. Pinterest is overflowing with great ideas for these crafts and how to do them. I get almost all of my embroidery patterns by just looking up a drawing or picture on Pinterest and printing it out! So below I have some of my favorite embroidery “patterns” from Pinterest and some of the things I’ve crafted lately.

The BEST Grain-free granola

This granola is sooo yummy and sticks together sooo well. You won’t even notice that there’s no grain or processed sugar in it! It is inspired by Megan Gilmore’s The Everyday Detox book which has so many healthy recipes. One thing that I love about baking is that almost all recipes are so versatile and customizable to whatever you like- and this granola is one of those recipes for sure! You can make it as simple or creative as you like and it is packed with good -for -you ingredients. Also… continue reading

Smoothie Bowl Collage + recipes๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅ‘

Smoothie bowls have become my new favorite thing to make ( and eat) this year ever since I started my New Year’s resolutions. They are so delicious and bursting with color and nourishing ingredients! What I love about smoothie bowls is that they are so versatile – meaning you don’t have to exactly follow the measurements or ingredients. They really are just suggestions depending on the thickness, texture, and flavor you like. So whip out your blender or food processor, buy coconut shreds and chia seeds in bulk, and get creative! I hope you enjoy my favorite bowls so far!

About 2 cups of Dragon fruit, coconut, mango, pineapple, and peach blend ( you can get it at Costco or just use each individual fruit), banana, 3/4-1cup coconut or almond milk, and top with chia seeds, coconut shreds, and banana. Full of antioxidants, fiber, and protein!
Green mango “ice cream”
About 2 cups frozen mangoes, 1/2 avocado, handful of fresh spinach, one banana, 1/2 cup-ish coconut milk or organic raw milk, and a couple scoops of Young Living’s Balance Complete Powder. Blend until thick and top with your favorite toppings and YL’s AMAZING super-good-for-you granola. This one is my all time favorite.
Tropical Paradise
About 2 cups of Dragon fruit, coconut, mango, pineapple, and peach( we got an organic blend of that at Costco), 3/4- 1 cup of coconut milk, banana, and blend. Top with mango, blueberries, kiwi, and coconut!

I chopped my locks!

I loved my 34 inches of long hair but after years of having it and taking care of it I thought that it would be good to have a change. So after lots of researching, reading, and going back and forth, I finally decided to cut it. I was really loving how softly layered and wavy lobs (long bobs) looked and I found a cute professional beauty bar to get it done. I cut off about two feet-ish so that it brushes my shoulders. I had slight layers done in the back with some really subtle face framing. It was a slight shock at first but I absolutely love it! It feels so much lighter and has much more volume and waves now. I was afraid that it might turn out really bad but I’m so glad I did it because it is so fun and easier to style especially for the warmer weather! So if you’re thinking about chopping your locks for a change then go for it! ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

carrot cake breakfast cookies๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿช

I’ve been juicing more often lately and I felt bad to throw away the pulp that was left over from it. Then I decided to experiment with making cookies from them. I call these “carrot cake” because the pulp I used was carrot, apple and ginger and that with YL’s orange oil and cinnamon reminded me so much of actual carrot cake but in a smaller version and a little bit more healthier. These cookies are warm, full of flavor, and packed full of protein and… continue reading.

How to love drinking water!๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‹

I think that we all struggle with drinking enough water. We are supposed to drink half of our body weight in ounces every day. I made it part of my New Year’s resolutions to drink more water. When I make resolutions, it isn’t something I just write down and think “Oh, that would be nice”, I make it a goal and priority. But, I admit, I do still struggle with drinking the right amount of water for my body every day. It’s hard when you are busy and distracted, but water is crucial for our health. It makes your entire body function the way it should. Water even helps to flush out toxins, lose weight, and clear up skin. We should make it a big priority!

Here are some tips that can help you drink more water:

  • Get a water bottle that you really love. This helps you drink way more, because you actually are attracted to your water!
  • Add natural flavors- YL essential oils, fruit, and minerals.
  • And most of all, stay consistent! Good habits stay for life!

Below are some awesome YL EO blends to make your water taste way better than even soda or sweet tea.