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Gardening SUSTAIN

How To Make Your Own Herbal Teas

May 22, 2019

Brewed from ingredients like mint, raspberry leaves, sage, lemon balm and chamomile, herbal teas are a refreshing caffeine-free drink. Thanks to my partnership with Ray Padula I’m sharing some of my best tips for making your own herbal teas for summer! Why do people love herbal teas? Along with exceptional flavor they also have natural […]

EXPLORE Travel Tips

Ready for a Vacation at Sea?

May 21, 2019

Even if you don’t have vacation plans — except maybe the required appearance at an upcoming family reunion — it’s fun to think about a vacation at sea. It turns out that the vast majority of people recently surveyed about vacations who have never been on a cruise — 94 percent — said they’d like […]

Gardening NEW SUSTAIN

Healing Benefits of Aloe Vera

May 15, 2019

One of my favorite container garden plants, aloe vera plant has been utilized for medicinal and beauty purposes for centuries in both juice and gel form.  Earliest evidence of its existence dates back to 2100 BC. The aloe vera plant was used by most of the earliest cultures such as the Greeks for blisters, Romans, […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

Succession Planting and Other Clever Ways to Grow More Vegetables in Less Space

May 13, 2019

If you lack the space for a full-scale garden, you can still grow your own fresh fruits, vegetables and culinary herbs. The only requirement is that you have access to an outdoor space, such as around your home’s foundation, deck, patio, or on a balcony.  Proven techniques like succession planting and container gardening can help […]

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Trade Your Spring Mud and Stink for a Blissful Breeze

May 9, 2019

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gain at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. April brings showers. Showers bring mud. And mud is something our outdoor enthusiast and adventure travel family attracts in bountiful amounts. Along with mud comes sweat, and combined, this equals quite a stink! It […]

GIFT GUIDES

Charm Your Mom this Mother’s Day with DBW Jewelry

May 8, 2019

Buying mom a gift for Mother’s Day can seem like an impossible task. Sometimes it is easiest to start brainstorming ideas with a broad idea of what the mom likes. Once you identify interests, it’s a lot easier to theme a gift around them. Thanks to our partnership with DBW Jewelry, we found a perfect […]

NOURISH Recipes

Gluten Free Breakfast Bread Pudding

May 6, 2019

There’s no dessert quite as comforting as bread pudding.  Rich, hearty and full of decadent goodness – it’s truly a treat!  Thanks to my partnership with Little Northern Bakehouse, I’m inspired to turn my favorite dessert passion into a gluten free brunch-worthy dish. Bread Pudding for breakfast?  Yes! Gluten free and plant-based?  Yes!  Even better! […]

CREATE

How do you decide which Mother’s Day bouquet to gift? 

May 5, 2019

One of the best things about Spring are the flowers the warm winds and rain usher in.  It’s such a joy to step outside and see the world alive with vibrant colors.  It’s truly a joy to bring those Spring beauties inside, too, which is why bouquets are one of my favorite gifts to give […]