Articles Posted in the home spa Category

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    engagement and bridal shower gifts

    Talking about this subject is very special to me these days since my oldest son, Nathan, is (finally!) engaged to his Lovely Lindsey and we have a wedding to look forward to this coming June. So you can imagine how happy I am to share all of these ideas with you! As I have mentioned [...]

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    basil for everything!

    Basil for Everything!   When you hear the word basil, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, I think of a caprese salad of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves or a simple bowl of angel hair pasta with a pesto sauce. But would this herb be effective in the world of skincare, too? [...]

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    sunburns: get the ‘ouch’ out!

    Before talking about sunburns, I would like to address the sunscreen issue. We, in Arizona, are very aware of how important it is to use plenty of sunscreen. Second to Australia, we have a very high occurrence of skin cancer and so it’s very important that we stay vigilant about using sunscreen. Our children especially [...]

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    daddy’s day homemade gifts

    Father’s Day. BBQ, baseball on tv (or, better yet; go to a game!), swimming, boating. All of this sounds like a typical Dad’s day to me. But the one thing that’s a big stressor for me? What in the heck do you give a GUY??? After all the ties, golf shirts, Hawaiian shirts, etc are [...]

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    puppy love

    Would you believe that you can use essential oils to help your animal’s health and well-being? Yes, you can! Just like people, animals can benefit from essential oils for mood and health. Today, I will concentrate on Man’s Best Friend: Our puppy dogs! There are blends of essential oils that will not only alter your [...]

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    valentines day-for everyone!

    I know that Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day for lovers to honor one another. But I like to think of it as a Day of Love for Everybody! What a great way to show all the people in your life how much you care about them! We have to first honor those who ARE [...]

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    gift giving guidelines

    Have you ever found yourself racking your brain over what gift to give your friends?  I used to spend so much time running around the mall, going in and out of different stores and praying for inspiration. I have finally come up with a little guideline to help me give them something that says they [...]

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    instant energy boosters

    I have mentioned before all the ways I try to be more relaxed, more centered, more Not In A Snit. That is all well and good but there are those times where relaxing is not on the agenda and I need energy! Now! Especially with the Holiday Vortex that is about to hit. I was [...]

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    olive oil: good for the body inside and out

    Olive Oil. Who knew how versatile this simple ingredient is? It is something good for our bodies, both inside and out. As part of our diet, I don’t think there is anything better than olive oil. It is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Antioxidants are nutritional powerhouses that protect against age-accelerating free radicals.  And [...]

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    the spa pantry you already have

    I know that I go on and on (and on!) about how easy it is to make all your own lotions and potions at home. And I also know that some of you don’t believe it! I decided I needed to review with those Doubting Thomas’ (Thomasinas?) just how easy it is and that the [...]