Beauty, Lifestyle
With all the summer days ahead full of activities and time spent in the sunshine and outdoors, a homemade bath soak is just what we need to rejuvenate and soothe our skin. Making your own bath soaks at home is simple, inexpensive and so much fun! Not to mention they are pure and natural with no dyes or extra chemicals, and you know all the ingredients you’re adding in.

These 4 DIY Summer Bath Soaks will help you relax, de-stress, ease tension and sore muscles, soothe sunburns or bug bites, and moisturize summer skin. Fresh citrus peels, dried lavender and strawberry powder are some of the unique ingredients making these perfect for summer. Not to mention a milk bath using goat milk. This will leave your skin extra soft and make you feel like a queen, side note: it’s been said that Cleopatra used to bathe in goat milk! You can also make these for birthday gifts or a sweet “just because it’s summer” gift for your best friends. 

Four DIY Summer Bath Soaks photo

Milk + Honey

  • 1.5 cups whole powdered goat milk
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 10+ drops almond oil
  • 5 tbsp raw honey

Directions:

  1. Blend rolled oats in blender, turning them into fine oat flour.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the powdered goat milk and oat flour and mix.
  3. Stir in the almond oil and honey, and mix really well.
Milk and Honey Bath Soak Goat Milk Bath Soak

Invigorating Citrus Soak

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp grated lime peel
  • 1 tbsp grated orange peel

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together Epsom salt and baking soda.
  2. Stir in drops of oils.
  3. Using a cheese grater, grate the peels of a lemon, lime and orange.
  4. Stir in citrus peels.
   Summer citrus bath soak Lemon, orange and lime bath soak photo

Bedtime Lavender Soak

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup fine pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • ¼ cup dried lavender buds

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together Epsom salt, baking soda and pink sea salt.
  2. Stir in drops of oil.
  3. Stir in dried lavender and mix well.
   
Lavender Bath Soak photo Lavender detail photo

 

Soothing Strawberry Soak

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 bag unsweetened & unsulfured freeze-dried strawberries

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together Epsom salt and baking soda.
  2. Blend freeze-dried strawberries until it becomes a powder.
  3. Stir in ½ cup of the strawberry powder and mix well.
Soothing Strawberry Bath Soak Strawberry Bath Soak photo Strawberry Bath Soak 


Happy soaking! xoxo signature-silver
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Inspiration, Lifestyle
I’m all about to-do lists, checklists and getting organized. It helps me stay on track and focus on my daily and long-term goals. There’s nothing like a blank notebook ready to gather all your new, fun ideas or nothing like a brand new planner! I know I’m not the only one who gets excited about those things, right?! Organization is key! During my first session with my clients we go over the importance of goal setting, organizing and planning, plus the importance of writing down your goals and action steps to reach those goals. 

 Erin Condren Design compliment cards
I’m so excited to share with you How to Stay Happy and Motivated to Reach Your Goals using some super cute organizational + inspirational items I now use daily! They are so fun and uplifting! They are from Erin Condren Design, which I was first introduced to at Create & Cultivate, an awesome conference for female entrepreneurs in the digital space. The pretty notebooks they gave each of us were from Erin Condren, and I fell in love! I looked into the other products they offer (and they offer a lot!!) and wanted to share my top favs today. Think pineapple inspired day planners with stickers, wellness journals, coloring books, meal planner inserts and gratitude cards! What I also love are the encouraging quotes on everything, the bright colors, the fun layouts…it just makes you happy and inspires you to celebrate every day! I took lots of photos so you could see all of the fun products! If you see anything you like, just click HERE to create your account and receive $10 off your first order!

Erin Condren Design compliment cards and coloring book

First up…my personalized pineapple LifePlanner!

  You can get your name or initials on the front, which is always a plus. Love the simple layout too!

pineapple LifePlanner Erin Condren Design Pineapple Life planner with Pineapple Erin Condren Design Pineapple Life planner open

How perfect are these wellness journals to keep you motivated to reach your health goals?!

  You can track your daily water intake, food log, and fitness activity. Seriously, it’s awesome! I’m so excited to now be giving these to my clients in their welcome goodie box!

Erin Condren Design wellness journal Erin Condren Design wellness journal open

This is the meal planner dashboard that you just snap in to your planner.

  Dinners are usually the hardest for people as far as choosing healthy choices and for planning, so I’ve found this to be a great help! Makes it simple and easy to see what’s for dinner each day of the week.

Erin Condren Design Meal Planner Dashboard

So, an adult coloring book is the hot new thing!

  Yay for feeling like a kid again! But honestly, it really is great to reduce stress, disconnect, have fun and boost your mood. What I love about this coloring book are the uplifting, happy and encouraging quotes.

Erin Condren Design without change there would be no butterflies

Erin Condren Design Adult Coloring Book Erin Condren Design bloom where you are planted Erin Condren Design coloring pencils and case

Lastly, there’s no way I could pass up getting the compliment cards!

  You just drop these little cards to people throughout the day to surprise them with a sweet note or give them an unexpected compliment. Such a perfect way to encourage and love on others!

Erin Condren Design compliment cards

Here’s to staying inspired and happy while working towards your goals!
xoxo signature-silver
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Lifestyle, Recipes
May is my favorite month! It always has been. Probably because it’s my birthday month…well, honestly, it is because it’s my birthday month;) but I also love the spring weather, flowers, and how the warmer temps and sunshine bring excitement and happy moods.

Hi May spelled out with fruit

I’ve been wanting to share a fun, simple picnic on the blog, plus I’ve been wanting a new picnic basket and blanket, so I stopped by Target and purchased my new picnic essentials as a birthday gift to myself {yes, I did!}. Obsessed with my new little basket and blanket.  I linked all of my picnic items plus some additional cute options at the end of this post for you! 

Picnic basket with sunflowers Pug and Picnic basket with sundlowers
What could be better than a Picnic with Mini Donuts & Strawberry Mimosas? I think not a whole lot! And what makes it even better is that there should be no guilt whatsoever when enjoying these! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, flourless, and made with my favorite natural baking sugar, coconut sugar. Also, you could call them superfood donuts because they are made with cacao powder, an antioxidant packed superfood. I threw this birthday picnic to enjoy with my hubs and little pug, Scarlett, and also to share with you for an easy spring entertaining idea! You could throw a donuts and champagne picnic for some girlfriends, enjoy with your love and dog like I did, or you could grab a good book and have some great alone time sippin’ on mimosas and eating healthy donuts!

Mini Donuts with sprinkles photo Mini Donuts with sprinkles on cake stand

Mini Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts

Makes 30 mini donuts

Donut Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 1 organic, free-range egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup coconut milk {organic, unsweetened full-fat version in can, usually in baking aisle or Asian food aisle}
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mini vegan chocolate chips {I like the Enjoy Life brand}
  • Coconut oil for greasing mini donut pan

Chocolate Icing Ingredients:


Mini Donuts with sprinkles on cooling rack

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, flaxseed, cinnamon and sea salt in mixing bowl and mix together.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine coconut milk, egg and vanilla and whisk together.
  4. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Grease your mini donut pan with plenty of coconut oil.
  7. Spoon dough into each donut mold.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  9. While donuts are cooling, make your chocolate icing.
  10. Melt chocolate chips using a double boiler.
  11. Drizzle melted chocolate over donuts.
  12. Top with sprinkles, pop the champs and enjoy!
Note: Keep donuts refrigerated in an airtight container.

Strawberry mimosas and Mini Donuts with sprinkles Detail photo of Mini Donuts with sprinkles

Strawberry Mimosas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cartons of organic strawberries
  • Your favorite champagne

Strawberry Mimosas with champagne bottle

Directions:

  1. Juice strawberries in your juicer.
  2. Pour ½ strawberry juice and ½ champagne {or whatever your preference!}.
  3. That’s it! Cheers!
 Candid photo of picnic basket, donuts and champagne

Here’s to mini chocolate donuts, pastel sprinkles + strawberry mimosas!
xoxo signature-silver

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Lifestyle
Lately, I’ve been in major organizing and rearranging mode at home. Probably because Spring is here, and this is the perfect time for a new, fresh update on home décor. I’ve been trying to style my dresser in a chic, fun way so I reached out to my sweet friend Katey McFarlan, fashion + lifestyle blogger of Chronicles of Frivolity, for some much-appreciated advice on 4 ways to style your dresser.  

I thought it would be fun to share something a little different on the blog!  So, I visited Katey in her beautiful home for some decoration inspo and snapped these photos of her styling suggestions to share with y’all! Whether you want a dresser that’s practical, stylish or magazine worthy, we’ve got you covered with these four suggestions to help you find your unique dresser style. 

Stylish Dresser Must-Haves

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Art prints
  • Jewelry bowls
  • Tray
  • Lamp
  • Mirror
  • Fresh flowers
  • Vases
  • Candles
  • Makeup & makeup container
  • Perfume
  • Something special and unique to you {family heirloom, grandma’s jewelry box, favorite heels}

1. Chic Catchall

Perfect set up if you need a place to throw your keys and take off your jewelry at the end of the day. Practical and organized!

Chic Catchall Dresser photo Girl putting away her jewelry Pretty necklace in bowl detail photo

2. Voguish Vanity

This is such a fun way to showcase your pretty shades of lipstick and makeup favorites along with your cute perfume bottles. It’s also a great option if you have nice lighting in your bedroom so you can just grab a mirror and pull up a comfy stool and do your makeup.

Makeup vanity photo Photo of Perfume and flowers on dresser Detail photo of makeup

3. Easy Entertaining

Make your dresser into the life of the party! So simple, just add a few bottles of champagne or wine and a classic record player. A cheeky art print will also lead to some great conversations.

Entertaining dresser photo I Love Your Hair Will You Marry Me photo Vintage record player photo

4. Stylish Storage

Unique, stylish and functional! This is a great option for two reasons: one, if you love shoes and want to use them as pretty décor, and two, if you don’t have a lot of closet space. Just stack shoeboxes on top of magazines and coffee table books, and set out your two favorite pairs of shoes.

Stylish Storage Dresser photo Girl holding Chanel shoes Girl holding Jimmy Choo shoes What is your favorite dresser style?  I’d love to hear!
xoxo signature-silver
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