Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Oh my goodness. The is possibly the most awesome giant thing ever. Get it at Blockbuster!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Homemade French Dip

Here's another easy recipe that's incredibly yummy!

What you'll need:

  • 1 lb. thinly sliced roast beef
  • 1/2 lb. thinly sliced Swiss or provolone cheese
  • 6 Hoagie rolls
  • 1 packet Au Jus sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prepare Au Jus sauce as directed on packet and set aside
  3. Slice open Hoagie rolls and place on baking sheet
  4. Put roast beef on bottom Hoagie bun being careful that all meat is on the bun and use all the meat.
  5. Put cheese on top of roast beef on bottom Hoagie bun. I normally use 2 slices for each sandwich.
  6. Put the top bun on the bottom bun.
  7. Put the sandwiches in the oven until buns are crispy and cheese is melty; about 5-8 minutes.
  8. Remove sandwiches from oven and enjoy while hot! Dip sandwiches in Au Jus sause for super yummy homemade French dip :)

DIY Detox Bath Salt

I found this originally on Pinterest, and I'm HOOKED!!! I've tried lots of different herbs, salts, oils, ect. and have yet to find anything that I don't like! Now, if you have an allergy or super sensitive skin, you'll have to tweak these to meet your needs. But I'm telling you, your body and skin will so thank you for this!! I normally make these up ahead of time and keep them in jars so I can buy the bigger bags of Epsom salt and baking soda (find the big bag of baking soda over by the pool stuff in Walmart), but you can do it however you want.

Basic Detox Bath

What you'll need:

  • 2 Cups of Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate)
  • 2 Cups of Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonates)
  • 1 Tbs. - 1/3 Cup of Crushed Ginger or Fresh Ginger Tea
Warning: Ginger is a warming agent and the amount you use should be based on your sensitivity and tub size. Be careful using ginger and SLOWLY work your way up!


  1. Set aside at least 40 minutes for your bath. The first 20 minutes to remove toxins, the second 20 minutes to absorb the minerals from the water.
  2. Fill bathtub up with comfortably hot water.
  3. Add ingredients listed above and swish water around until their mixed in.
  4. Get in the tub!! You should start sweating within the first few minutes. Like I said, you should aim for 40 minutes, but do AT LEAST 20 minutes.
  5. Be very careful getting out of the tub. It takes a lot of energy from your body to detox and you may feel dizzy when getting out.
  6. DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!! Your body just did a super detox and needs to be replenished with lots of water! If not, you may get sick after, which kinda kills the mood! :)

Tips and Warnings:

  • Dry brush skin before bath for better results
  • Do not eat immediately before or after bath
  • Drink water before, during, and after bath
  • Before bed is the best time for a detox bath so your body can relax and restore itself
  • You can rinse off after if you want, but it's not necessary

Ok, so now that we have the basics out of the way, we can get to the fun stuff!! There are lots of different baths you can take for different issues; stress, sleep, cellulite, ect. I love trying new mixes and ordering some pre-made organic mixes from Nature's Alchemy. I almost always add some bubble bath and lavendar essential oil. I'm almost out of everything right now, so next time I make a new batch, I'll put the mixes on here! :)

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Easiest cookies ever.

1 roll of peanut butter cookie dough
1/2 cup sugar
1 bag of Hershey kisses

1. Heat oven to 375
2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside
3. Roll the cookie dough into 1" size balls
4. Roll the balls in sugar until well coated
5. Place on parchment paper about an inch apart
6. Bake for 9-13 minutes (until almost done)
7. Remove cookies from oven and immediately press on Hershey kiss in the center of each cookie
8. Put back in the oven for 1-2 minutes
9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes
10. Get fat and happy :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fix Hormones, Feel Better

This is a great site with ways to fix your hormone levels naturally to help with sleeping problems, skin problems, PMSing, and lots of other things!!

Wellness Mama

Sunday, August 5, 2012

How to lace your running shoe?

I love learning new things. Today, I learned that there are different ways to lace running shoes to sole different problems! Apparently, this is old news to a lot of people, but I'm mind blown. I have a SERIOUS arch, so my shoes always feel way tight across the top of my foot. Solution?? Re-lace those suckers! Tried it out a few minutes ago, and I can already tell a difference just from putting them on! Can't wait to go run and try it out! Check out these lacing techniques and some more running shoe tips at http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/running-shoe-guide/