• Skinny Summer Sangria for Those Hot Patio Nights!
  • Raspberry Vanilla Lip Balm
  • Your New A.M. Habit-Lemon Water
  • The EASIEST Lotion Recipe Anyone Can Make!!
  • My Sunshine Kale Smoothie!
  • Why You Need to Add Kale to Your Diet…
  • Allergy Relief-Part 2
Sangria-Low Sugar

Skinny Summer Sangria for Those Hot Patio Nights!

Summertime is upon us and I’m ready for some warm nights on the patio!  Normally I am not a sangria fan.  I just don’t love tons of sugar in my cocktails.  After I brought home a bottle of white Zinfandel and realized it was too sweet for me, instead of throwing it out, I decided… 

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Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somer’s Inspiring Advice on Dr. Oz

I just happened to catch Dr. Oz the other day and I’m so glad I did.  Many of you have watched Suzanne Somer’s on DWTS lately as have I.  I must say, I’ve just fallen in love with her!  Now that I have caught this episode of Dr. Oz, it’s official, I’m obsessed. For playing… 

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DIY Lip Balm Lip Gloss

Raspberry Vanilla Lip Balm

I’ve really been enjoying experimenting with some “out of the ordinary” DIYs!!  I’ve done a couple of tinted lip balms using either lip stick or mica powder but neither coloring ingredient I enjoy using.  Cosmetic grade mica is hard to find and lipstick, if it’s natural, is just to expensive to break off and throw… 

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Morning Lemon Water

Your New A.M. Habit-Lemon Water

Guys…. I’ve so missed posting the last 2 weeks.   It’s been a rough couple of weeks.   I’ll spare you the details but we’re closer to normal now and I’m excited to be writing again.  This blog is such a happy place for me.  I feel so fulfilled using my energy to hopefully inspire you on… 

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Etsy Sale-J.Raincloud Organics

Today Only!!!-Flash Sale on All J.Raincloud Organic Skin Care!

Hi Everyone!  Today is the day to switch up your skin care routine!  I have had my Etsy shop for over a year and a little known fact is I actually started my blog to support my skin care line!  Turns out, blogging was so much more of a fit then I thought and so… 

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Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally!

I’m so excited for this post!!!  My daughters and I have been experimenting in the kitchen this week.  First, it was the beeswax lotion, and now it’s naturally dyed Easter eggs!!  There is loads of info. on making your own egg dye all over the internet so I figured, this is the perfect project to… 

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DIY Lotion with Beeswax

The EASIEST Lotion Recipe Anyone Can Make!!

Many of you have asked me if you can ditch the emulsifying wax in my other DIY cream recipes and use beeswax instead.  With quite the know-it-all stance, I quickly assured you that beeswax would not properly bind oil and water.  I had tried this method in my early days of experimenting with DIYs and… 

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Kale & Orange Smoothie

My Sunshine Kale Smoothie!

Ok, I’m not trying to be cocky here but I have invented the BEST smoothie EVER!  I’m not kidding.  Yesterday I talked about the amazing benefits of kale.  Today, I’m so excited to share with you probably the best smoothie I’ve ever made! Last weekend was spring break and my girls and my mom and… 

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The Benefits of Adding Kale to Your Smoothie

Why You Need to Add Kale to Your Diet…

I started adding kale into my diet about 6 mos. ago.  I’m always looking for new veggies that I can stomach.  Especially leafy greens.  The benefits in leafy green vegetables are huge.  I was just going to make this a smoothie recipe post, but I decided to divide it up into 2 posts because kale… 

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Allergy Relief with L.L.P.

Allergy Relief-Part 2

Well, here we are talking about allergies again!  When I left you with my Part 1, I had decided to take 9 drops of L.L.P. essential oil blend (lavender, lemon and peppermint) in a gel cap 3 times a day.  I also committed to rubbing the blend on the bottoms of my feet at least… 

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White Tea Skin Benefits

The Benefits of White Tea w/ Neal’s Yard Remedies

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the London based skin care company, Neal’s Yard Remedies.   I became a consultant to the company in order to get quite a few products for an extremely discounted price plus, I wanted to offer a source for you all to buy the products I was… 

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Spark Naturals L.L.P Blend

Allergy Relief PLEASE!!! Part 1

Hi!  Ok, let me paint you a picture.  I’m sitting here eyeball deep in brain fog.  I’ve been struggling with allergies for over 2 weeks now.   I literally go catatonic every few minutes, then snap out of it and wonder what I was doing before the latest episode.  The trees are all budding, have I… 

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Workout Must-Haves

Workout Must-Haves for Spring!

Spring is right around the corner and that means tank tops, shorts and the dreaded…..SWIMSUITS!!  I’m so not ready and totally need to hit the gym hard!  Sometimes I find it so hard to get motivated to exercise but I’ll tell you-cute workout clothes and accessories can really do the trick!  A good soundtrack doesn’t… 

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Probiotics

The Importance Of Probiotics…

I’ve been complaining a lot about my stomach lately.  I’ve complained to you all about looking 3 mos. pregnant.  I complain all day to my mom and husband of stomach pains and just a general plethora of annoyances that go along with IBS.  I’ve always had stomach issues.  I’ve mentioned I was on antibiotics in… 

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Eyelash Mites

The Scary Fact About Your Lashes…

Ok, get ready for an alarming, eye opening post that’s going to make you want to jump up and take action IMMEDIATELY!   I was scrolling through my Pinterest feed and found THIS article on adding 1 drop of lavender essential oil to your mascara each time you buy a new tube.  Why you may ask?? … 

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Eminence Age Corrective Moisturizer

My Winter Skin Care Routine…

As we age, keeping skin balanced and happy can be quite a tricky endeavor.  Typically, the older we get, the drier we get.  That is certainly true in my case but like a lot of you, I still experience blackheads and blemishes.  For the most part, treating dry skin is exactly opposite of treating acneic… 

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