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#selfcare #overnightoatmeal

The Self Care Journey Begins!

Started the morning with an amazing overnight oatmeal that came out yummy:-)

Here is the recipe I used…


  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup diced ripe banana, or enough to fill jar (approx. half of a small banana)


In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, cocoa powder and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

Nutritional Info: 245 calories, 5g fat, 56g carbs, 10g fiber, 13g protein

Wait until you see what I made for lunch!!


One of the most frequently asked questions I get at this time of the year is how do I protect myself from those pesky mosquitoes, flies or ticks while trying to enjoy a nice evening with friends outside or lounging by the fire?

Is there anything out there that can protect me as well at those awful bug sprays with DEET?

There is!

Now you can customize your bug spray and keep those pests away!

Ants: Peppermint

Aphids: Peppermint, Sandalwood, White Fir

Beetles: Peppermint, Thyme

Caterpillars: Peppermint

Chiggers: Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Cutworm: Thyme

Fleas: Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint

Flies: Basil, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary

Gnats: Patchouli

Mosquitoes: Lavender, Lemongrass

Moths: Lavender, Peppermint Plant

Lice: Peppermint

Roaches: Eucalyptus

Slugs: White Fir

Snails: Patchouli, White Fir

Spiders: Peppermint

Ticks: Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Weevils: Patchouli, Sandalwood


Naturally Whiter Teeth

What is better in the summer than a strawberry shortcake?  I mean the delicious sweetness  and juiciness from the strawberries combines with the oven baked goodness of a lemon shortbread!






Who would have thought that three ingredients that you may use in your strawberry shortcake recipe when mixed together can naturally whiten teeth?

baking soda







If you are looking to whiten your teeth naturally, then here is a awesome recipe to try!

This recipe will work for 1-2 applications.  I recommend making one application at a time.

Use am and pm for about 7 days and you should see the difference!


1 tsp baking soda

1 mashed strawberry

2-3 drops lemon essential oil


Mix baking soda and strawberry together to form a paste in a little dish (if using in pm one also with a lid).

Add 2-3 drops lemon oil

Put half of paste on toothbrush and brush teeth for about 2 min.

Put remaining paste in fridge (good for approximately 1-2 days)

Rinse and then brush teeth with your regular toothpaste

Save other half for your evening ritual.

Repeat and enjoy whiter teeth naturally!