Using the Phases of the Moon for Intention Setting and Manifesting

Posted October 25, 2017 in moon cycles, moon rituals, intention setting and 2 more


This post is may seem like a huge detour from my usual healthy recipes and wellness tips, but tracking the phases of the moon has become an integral part of my self-care routine so I thought I would share.

I first became interested in the cycle of the moon when I started following Kate Northrup. She has an amazing online membership called Origin where she helps entrepreneurial women achieve more by doing less. I joined Origin a few months ago, and I've learned so much...including how to use the moon phases to help me be more efficient and strategic in my business. 

I also started following Jennifer Racioppi and Mystic Mamma to get astrological updates. 

For me, using the phases of the moon helps me to feel the way I want to feel, get clear on my intentions and take time to think about what I want my life to look like. 

Here are a few ways that I use the moon for intention setting and manifesting... 

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Posted October 20, 2017

This delicious pumpkin spice ice cream is free of dairy and full of nutritious ingredients. 


These warm fall days inspired me to make an autumn-inspired ice cream. 

This recipe is so simple to make. You just throw everything in a blender or food processor, and it's done!

Pumpkin spice ice cream is perfect for this time of year when all the trees are changing and it definitely feels like fall, but the afternoons are still warming up. But, let's be real, ice cream can be eaten any time of year regardless of the weather. 

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Vala's Pumpkin Patch Recap

Posted October 16, 2017 in Vala's Pumpkin Patch, conscious indulgence, pumpkin patch and 3 more


My family and I went on our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. We usually take an afternoon and go to a pumpkin patch that's close to home, but we decided to check out Vala's Pumpkin Patch near Omaha.

I've always heard that Vala's was fun, but I really had no idea what to expect. 

Ummm, Vala's is like a mini pumpkin Disneyland. There had to be around 20,000 people there. There were 25 food stands, over 50 attractions, multiple gift shops, live shows and more. It was a little overwhelming, but impressive. 

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Posted October 13, 2017 in Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, smoothie recipe and 3 more


It's pumpkin spice season! 

I don't make smoothies as often during the cooler seasons, but I do love the occasional fall-flavored smoothie. Some of my favorites...

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

Butternut Squash Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is super simple and filled with good-for-you ingredients like real pumpkin, plant protein, and pure maple syrup.

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DIY Post-Workout Balm

Posted October 11, 2017 in essential oils, post-workout balm, PanAway and 4 more

Soothe your muscles after workouts with this simple homemade essential oils balm. 


* provided me with glass containers to create homemade lotions, scrubs and balms using my essential oils. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

One of my favorite things about using essential oils is being able to make my own beauty and wellness products. 

I've made my own lip balm, toothpaste, under eye serum, yoga massage balm, body scrub, post-workout balm and more. 

All of these homemade products are super easy to make. I've even had my niece help me make some of them, and she absolutely loves helping. 

I got the idea for this post-workout balm from my friend, Sarah. She suggested using two essential oils - PanAway and Copaiba -  that are great to apply topically to muscles and flex points after workouts. 

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Collagen Coconut Oil Coffee with Cinnamon

Posted October 10, 2017 in coffee, coconut oil, collagen powder and 3 more

This delicious coffee mixed with collagen, coconut oil and coffee is packed with health and beauty benefits!


I've been drinking this delicious coffee mixed with marine collagen powder, organic coconut oil and cinnamon for the past few weeks, and I'm obsessed.

Since I've been working from home for over six weeks now, I've been drinking more coffee. It just feels cozy to be sipping on hot coffee while I work from the couch or my home office in my sweatpants. 

I typically drink black coffee, but one morning I was craving a little flavor in my coffee. I mixed up this coffee combination, and it became a daily drink. 

I love it because it's giving me some much-needed nutrients in the morning, and I feel like the added fat helps keep my blood sugar more stable. Plus there are tons of health and beauty benefits in the ingredients in this coffee.

Here's the benefits of each of my coffee add ins:

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