Got a cold? Sinus issues? Run down?

My husband and our family have had it on and off since December. It’s tough!

Here is a remedy that really helped us!!!

Eucalyptus Rescue

This recipe is simple. You only need two ingredients and a small glass spray bottle. I found some gorgeous green colored ones.

1 bottle of distilled water (my preference)

1 bottle of Eucalyptus oil

Mix a few drops 💦 of the oil into the bottle you filled with water. A little goes a long way and depends on the size of the bottle.

Next BEFORE you go into the shower spray one of the shower walls with it. You’ll notice immediately that soothing scent. It will start to open up your sinuses and make you feel better! Take your shower as usual.

Another thing you can do is hang a bunch of eucalyptus upside down in the shower with twine. But I love ❤️ the oil method in the spray bottle. I like to make small batches but if you’d like to make a larger bottle use a 16 0z. Spray bottle and fill with water. Add about 4 drops of the oil.

Shake and spray! You’re good to go.

Next I placed some Vicks Vapo rub on the soles of my husbands feet after the shower. I followed up with a clean pair of cotton socks.

* If you’d like to you can add a slice of fresh ginger into the mug too.

Then I gave him a cup of tea. But not with a tea bag I made an elixir with a lemon 🍋 and honey 🍯 cough drop.

FYI I allow the cough drop to melt inside the cup.

I warmed up some hot water and dropped the throat lozenge in the mug or tea cup. His mug reads “Hello Handsome” He gets a kick out if it every time I serve him something in that particular mug. He drinks every last drop.

Add a slice of fresh ginger and lemon slices if you’d like too!

The eucalyptus scented shower, the cozy socks with the rub and the cough drop tea I made combined made him feel so much better. That and lots of bed rest and no screen time!

I repeated the next few days as needed.

Soothing in so many ways!

Added bonus… his feet felt so soft and a warm sensation filled his body. He’s much better now!

Obviously if you are allergic to ANY of the above. You may need to alter this recipe to your needs.

Feel better soon.

Eat Your ❤️ Out!

Eat cleaner, feel better and have fun!

I discovered a fabulous new cookbook!

I so adore.

Natural foods chef, Daphne Oz mom of 4, Emmy Award-winning TV host from The Good Dish and best selling author has a new cookbook “Eat Your Heart Out” filled with 150 fabulous recipes free from gluten and refined sugar.

All FUN, NO-FUSS food to celebrate clean eating for one,two or that the whole family will enjoy. Daphne Oz daughter of heart surgeon Dr.Oz believes in wellness and pleasure in every bite!

Pick it up at our local book store or order and have it shipped to their door. Cookbooks make a delicious and fun gift. www.daphneoz.com

Treat Yourself!

Beyond yummy recipes.

Summertime Refresher!

I love fruits and veggies! Over the years I not only served up some delicious treats for my family. I started to serve my clients fresh juice potions for their skin and health. So today I am sharing one of those recipes with you!

My Cantaloupe 🍈 Crush!

All you need for this drink recipe is:

4 cups of chilled fresh cantaloupe

1 cup of cool 🍋 Lemon juice

1 tbsp. Local 🍯 honey

1 tiny piece of peeled ginger or grated ginger

I serve the juice in pretty glasses or in mini shot glasses.

😎If you want to make it a little tropical 🌴 or you’re entertaining at home. Add 1/4 cup of good rum.

Place cubes and cantaloupe, lemon juice,honey and ginger in a blender.

Blend until frothy and fabulous!

I recommend serving not saving!

Enjoy!!! 😎

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat smell my feet give me something good to eat.

WOW! What a year and Halloween day and night it will be this year.

I love Halloween. It is the one day we can REALLY get creative,express ourselves, be someone else for a day. I love this day from the decor to the candy and the Trick Or Treaters I adore! I also love spooky movies! How about you?

Fun Fact:

I have had the pleasure of making up the one and only actress Linda Blair from the Exorcist! No, she wasn’t spinning her head and spitting up green and it wasn’t for the movie. It was for an event she was attending. She has an awesome heart ❤️ and Is a lovely woman. I will never forget meeting her!

Unfortunately, it isn’t going to be quite the same this year. I am so missing my clients presence and our party atmosphere at my beauty studio.

I will miss serving them Pretty Witches Brew Punch and bewitching and spooky edible delights.

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Here is an easy recipes for a snack that my clients have enjoyed at my studio and you can enjoy with family,friends and clients too.

What you will need for this recipe:

Rice Chex cereal

Banana chips

Dried chopped pineapples

Dried cherries

Semisweet chocolate chips

All you need to do is place the above in a large serving bowl and stir together.

I usually eyeball measurements if you want more or less of one item versus another.

What you get is a healthy fruity combination,a dose of chocolate with the right amount of crunch!

And if you don’t feel like making this recipe above you can simply enjoy some store bought candy.

I hope whatever you do today you have some FUN!

Life is really yummy and so beautiful!

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Drink Up!

assorted juice on glass bottles

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We’re headed into another long weekend! 🌴🌞So looking forward to chilling away. If your business is open maybe you can serve something refreshing. Or simply enjoy this recipe at home with your family. I so love to entertain CLIENTS.family and friends. I even wrote a book on it Entertaining in your Salon or SPA.

Strawberry Mango Lemonade

Blend and give it a whirl with 1 cup of  frozen strawberries, 2 cups of frozen mango chunks and 2 cups of lemonade that you made.Or cheat and use store bought already made.

This recipe makes 4 glasses of refreshing and delicious lemonade. More if you use smaller glasses.

Garnish with a pineapple chunk for a tropical twist. Since we can’t quite getaway at least we can pretend we are with a few of life’s simple treasures.

Stay hydrated!

When did you get your last one?

woman seated on textile applying suncsreen
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It is skin cancer awareness month and it is time to remind ourselves to pick up a new tube of your fave sunscreen.

No, last years Sunscreen 🧴 tube won’t work. Old, once opened or if stored in a bright, warm or hot place it has lost its potency to protect. The formulas not the same. You need to start fresh!

People in Florida have begun to go to the beach 🏖 again and signs They have been there are are showing. I see red lobster 🦞 faces, peeling faces, dry inflamed skin. It isn’t very pretty as they race to chase the sun and a bit of color. I realize people are restless. A pandemic isn’t much fun is it?

But SKIN CANCER is probably worse. Especially if it is Melanoma. Skin cancer can be fatal. Protect that baby and your children and your own skin! DAILY not just during skin cancer awareness month. While you are at it call your dermatologist and book your annual exam. Mine is booked later this month.

If you own a spa, salon or beauty business and you’re back open again or have an online shop. Consider retailing sun 🌞 protection. Sunscreen & Bronzer are a winning combination!

I often hear women ask… What is your beauty secret for looking younger? Or I want to look younger fast! What can I do?

I think you know the answer. Skin cancer is a sneaky disease. Arm yourself! Please wear SUNSCREEN and throw on some shade too! 😎

You CAN enjoy the sunshine. You just need to do it wisely.

#skincancersurvivor

Brunch Boards Are Basically Breakfast Charcuterie & My Mouth Is Watering — StyleCaster

Caring IS sharing…and I simply had to share this post since I LOVE to entertain my clients as well as my family and friends.This bloggers post is giving me all the yummy feels. I have done Bloody Mary Shots & Quiche,Cocktails,Cosmetics and Cupcakes events I am inspired to host my next event with foodie inspiration with one of these boards with an a la Noreen twist. Enjoy the view!

Hi, I didn’t have brunch today and I desperately wanted to, so after spending half my morning scrolling through brunch-related hashtags on Instagram, I’m here to bring some brunch board ideas to your attention. What’s a brunch board, you ask? It’s more or less a platter of heaven—aka, a charcuterie-board-like spread of breakfast foods. Seriously, what…

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