Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Pamper Yourself. A Simple DIY Spa Day + Tips


Pamper Yourself
 A Simple DIY Spa Day + Tips





Some items to include in your spa day

-A face mask
-Foot mask
-Nail file
-Nail polish
-Body spray
-Body oil
- Aromatherapy room spray
-A candle
-Essential oils
-Music
-Fresh fruit

 We can all use a day, or even just an hour out of our busy schedules to pamper ourselves.
With busy schedules, working out and keeping up with daily tasks, it is important to take some time and do something you enjoy. It doesn't take much and after you will feel rejuvenated.

Spa Tips

Start with running a hot bath, or shower. During your shower you can place a few drops of your favorite essential oil. The steam, and the light fragrance of the oil will help with relaxing.

After your shower, apply some moisturizing body oil. This will help soften your skin. If you have a hand held body massager, this is the time that you want to use this on any sore muscles. 

Using an aromatherapy spray, spray the room where you will be relaxing in.
Light a candle, pile up some comfy pillows, and turn on some music.

Gather all your spa day favorites and enjoy this time. 
Apply your face and foot mask
File and paint your nails
Apply your favorite body spray
And of course indulge in some fresh fruit.
At this point a nap may sound like a great idea.

***And also for any of you men out there, you can enjoy your very own spa day as well. This is not just for us ladies.  Also if you have a special someone in your life, you can set up this mini spa day for them as well. ***

I hope you have enjoyed this simple DIY spa day.
Leave some below, and don't forget to share.



Stephanie

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Simple Herbal Spice Tea Recipe









Ingredients 

- 1 sliced orange 
*Wash before slicing* I used an organic fruit and vegetable wash. If you don't have this, you can simply make your own.
-1 tablespoon of mulling spice
I used Spice Islands mulling kit
- 1 Infuser Ball
-1 tea bag 
For this recipe I used one BIGELOW Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea bag
-1 teaspoon of honey
you can use more, or less depending on the sweetness you want your tea to have

Preparing your tea

Start off with a cup of hot water. Add your infuser ball with your mulling spice. Let this sit for about 3 minutes. Next, add in your tea bag. 

Allow your tea bag to steep for about 4 minutes. This will allow flavors to come together. Remove both tea bag, and infuser ball, and add in your honey. Give it a quick stir. 

Once you have sliced your oranges, squeeze in a little orange, and place two slices into your cup. 

The flavor of this tea is amazing! Relax, and enjoy your tea.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have enjoyed this recipe, please make sure you hit that share button! 

Stephanie

Thursday, January 2, 2020

10 Simple ways to create a peaceful, and relaxing space.


10 Simple ways to create a peaceful, and relaxing space


1.  Cozy Blankets and Pillows. 
Add some soft blankets and pillows. This will make getting cozy in this space enjoyable

2. Add a relaxing scent.
A favorite candle or an oil diffuser. Add a scent that is not too strong, but a scent that relaxes you.

3. Add a few plants. 
Plants help to purify the air. And it really helps bring the space to life.

4. Fill a basket with your favorite books.
Add a simple basket with favorite books, or magazines. 

5. Have this space be an electronic free zone.
Set aside phones, computers, etc. It helps taking a break from Social media

6. Bring in a simple healthy snack.
Fresh berries, nuts, or, a mixed granola snack. While you relax you can snack on healthy treats.

7. Natural lighting
Have a space that is filled with natural lighting. There's something about the sunlight that makes everything better.

8. Fill a basket with simple a simple craft, puzzle, or some other type of activity you enjoy doing that still allow you to feel at peace while relaxing.

9. Add a small water fountain for some soothing background noise

10.  Create an inspirational collage. - Include positive words, pictures, and a picture of what makes you happy. -Family, friends, pets, etc. 

I hope that you have enjoyed this list. 
If you were creating a space that was to be peaceful, and relaxing , what would you add to your space? Share your comment below. ↓↓

Thank you for visiting, and Happy New Year to all!

♡ Stephanie

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A Simple Winter Oatmeal Recipe.


During the cold winter months we enjoy preparing oatmeal.
Often times I will create a new recipe just using some simple toppings. 

A Simple Winter Oatmeal Recipe






Ingredients 

- 1 cup of almond milk.Or any milk of your choice. You can also use 1/2 cup if you want your oats to be thicker.
-1/2 cup of quick oats
- a small amount of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of wild blueberries. The brand I used was the Mariani Premium Wild Blueberries.
- 1 tablespoon of Granola. I used a granola mix that also had white chocolate Macadamia nut. (Clif brand)
- 1 tablespoon of Dried cereal mix. I used Kashi Cinnamon Crisp. 

You can use any brand of your choice.

Between the granola, and the dried cereal mix, it gives the oatmeal a nice crunch. So you get a nice balanced crunch from both, and a simple sweetness from the blueberries.





**Optional**
-honey
-brown sugar sprinkled
-agave syrup
Any sweetener of your choice will work if you want this added for a sweeter taste.

Preparing Your Oatmeal

Place your oats in a safe microwave bowl.
Add milk, and heat your oats for 2 minutes. 
You'll want to make sure to take them out and give them a quick stir. 
Be sure to let your oats cool for a few. 
Once you have taken your bowl out of the microwave, add all your dry ingredients on top of your oats.  You can now add a drop of vanilla extract, sprinkled sugar, honey, or any sweetener of your choice.

Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this recipe be sure to share, or comment below. I love hearing from all of you. Thanks for stopping by.


Stephanie

Saturday, December 14, 2019

10 New Year Quotes To Inspire You.



I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for a new year! This year was a great year, but I think next year will be even better. My family and I have had a fun adventure this year, and I think next year we will build on making even more great memories. So cheers to the upcoming new year. I hope that each and every one of you is showered with love, blessings, and beautiful moments. 
I've put together some quotes that I'd like to think may inspire some, bring a smile to some, or maybe even put a little spark in your step. Enjoy!

New Year Quotes To Inspire You

1. “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley

2. “For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
(Little Gidding)”
― T.S. Eliot

3. “May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― D. Simone

4. “In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

5. “May the blessings of God be upon us from the beginning of the year to its end.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

6. “I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.”
― Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower

7. “There is nothing magical about the flip of the calendar, but it represents a clean break, a new hope, and a blank canvas.”
― Jason Soroski

8. “There are greater things to be achieved in every new year, and each and everyone must prepare themselves to be great, not by words of the mouth, but by alot of sacrifices.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

9. “We are the authors of our destinies. No one can see the vision any clearer, believe in and work any harder to make it a reality more than the visionary.”
― Nike Campbell-Fatoki

10. “Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do you have a favorite quote, or a positive message you'd love to share? If so, leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Simple Morning Smoothie.









Simple Morning Smoothie

Ingredients 

- 1 cup of Almond milk. (You can use any milk  that you prefer)
- 1 cup of Frozen Bananas
- 1 cup of mixed frozen strawberries and pineapples
- 1/2 cup of dried oats

Blend all the ingredients together, and serve right away.

You can definitely play around with the ingredients and add a splash of vanilla, or even cinnamon for an extra energy boost. 

You might also like a few other breakfast recipes while you are. Check them out below!







I love hearing from all of you. Let me know if you try this smoothie out! I think you'll love it, and also it was munchkin approved! Until next time, much love!

Stephanie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

10 Reasons To Be Thankful Now


“Express gratitude for the greatness of small things.”
― Richie Norton

10 Reasons To Be Thankful Now

1. A new day, and the sun is shining


2. There are people who love you


3. You are able to to give love


4.  Your health


5. The freedoms that we are able to enjoy


6. Opportunity to learn new things


7. Being able to cherish your past joys

8. Technology that has made our lives easier

9. The kindness of a stranger

10. Forgiveness

Take this time and think of the many reasons why you are thankful. Maybe even create daily entries in a journal. Thinking of these reasons, and having these positive thoughts will help you start your day on a positive path.

I'd love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below and tell me a reason why you are thankful

**Need more inspiration, or motivation? If so check out a few of my other posts below**






♡ Stephanie

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