DIY | Rose Salt Scrub

I don't know about you guys, but a good body scrub is my best friend. I started using the one by Fresh when I was pregnant and I was hooked. Since then, I've tried a few others, but none really compare. Since the Fresh scrub is so pricey and because I'm a notorious over user when it comes to products, I tried to find one at a better price point but have yet to love one like I do theirs. 

Here is what I don't love about some scrubs: They don't smell good enough. Or, they have way too much oil, not enough scrub (if you know what I mean). OR... they just have way too many crappy ingredients - no thanks!

So when I say that I just made an amazing homemade body scrub, I come from a very critical background. 

And honestly, this is one heck of a body scrub that was so easy to make. You can head to a local natural food store for these ingredients or if you live in Portland, I bought these at Fettle (formerly The Herb Shoppe).

1 jar
1 cup hawaiian course sea salt 
1/4 cup melted organic coconut oil
1 tbs apricot oil
2 tbs finely chopped dried rose pedals
6 drops of rose essential oil

*optional: add a few drops of lemon (energizing) or bergamot (uplifting) essential oil in the blend

Mix ingredients with a fork or spoon and store in an airtight container for up to two months. 

Christmas Tree Cutting, Oregon Style

One of the best things about living in a place like Oregon, is that you get to go directly to the tree farm to cut down your Christmas tree. There are so many great places around where we live in Portland, but I specifically love Quail Creek Ranch. They've just done a great job organizing everything and they have everything you need there to make it an experience too.

Lately: My Podcast Obsession

I have been on a big podcast kick lately and I can't even begin to tell you how great these are in traffic. Why it took me so long to actually start listening to these is beyond me because I'm obsessed! So, today I want to share with you guys what my favorite episodes have been lately.

I'm a total nerd when it comes to this stuff. I love inspiring business, well being, motivational, science or life coaching type talks. So, if you are like me, I hope you enjoy these as much as I have!

TED Radio Hour: Slowing Down
TED Radio Hour: Headspace
Tony Robbins: Are You a Wantrapreneur?
Mad Scientist: Budgets are Sexy
Being Boss: Personal Branding
Being Boss: Redefining the Dream Job
Chopra Radio: Ask Dr. Weil
Wellness Mama: How to Create a Natural Home
Liberated Body Podcast: Inflammation and Connective Tissue

I'm on the hunt for some new ones, so let me know if you have any recommendations!

Happy Friday everyone!


My Holiday Home with Target

I love decorating for Christmas. I honestly have to restrain myself over and over again from decorating before Thanksgiving. I just love it too much! But the wait is always worth it.

This year I stocked up on some really great pieces from Target. When it comes to home decor pieces, Target and Homegoods are my go-to's, especially for seasonal pieces.

I don't love the traditional color red at Christmas time, believe it or not. I love to go with a lot of greenery and whites then some gold and/or silver. Maybe just a pop of red here and there. And of course, anything that screams cozy. Plaid, fur, etc.