Homemade Sugar Scrub Flavors Inspired by Healthyish Cakes

Exfoliation is a necessary step to keep skin glowing, and making a homemade sugar scrub, it turns out, is easy- just mix the ingredients in a bowl, transfer to a jar, and … that’s it! Plus, homemade scrubs give you the power to customize the scents to your fancy and to make sure every ingredient is top quality.

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Strawberry Detox Water To Waste Less and Drink More

Hulling strawberries is a must, but don’t be so quick to toss those strawberry tops. They still hold a lot of flavor. Unlike other water infusion recipes, this Strawberry Detox Water enables you to use the whole fruit. You’re not just sacrificing fruit to become all soggy and flavorless. Bonus points if you compost the tops after drinking the water too.

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Cheers to the Weekend: White Wine Sangria and Cakes

This weekend, I’ll be sipping with a view and with my best girl beside me (we love a dog-friendly rental!). We’ll be posted by the lake in Deep Creek, Maryland, but here’s a little wine inspiration for your weekend. This is also a nudge to soak up the warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn, with a glass in hand.

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Ligonier, Pennyslvania for a Laborless Labor Day

When a very sunny and hot Labor Day rolled around, I found myself itching to socialize and soak up the sun. I hadn’t been sure what my schedule would be, so I had failed to plan anything, and by that point, it felt too late. I was alone, and don’t tell my mom, but I dare say I was bored. Luckily, a friend came to my rescue, and a last minute getaway ensued.

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Whole Grain Teff Blondies (Gluten-Free)

These days, I tend to err on the side of gluten-free baking when it comes to baking for larger gatherings. The chances that someone has a gluten allergy or sensitivity seem to be high these days. Plus, as a grain nerd, these recipes are a chance to explore a wider variety of flavors, textures and health benefits, so let me introduce you to Teff via chocolate and pecan blondies.  

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