1. Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

    A New Year’s Resolution of mine was the simple yet daunting task of cleaning my makeup brushes. I purchased the Sephora Purifying Brush Shampoo (it’s only $7!) months ago, and for some reason I found endless excuses to put off using it time and time again. After finally deciding I would tackle this task I realized this was probably the easiest resolution I could check off my New Year’s List; it literally took two minutes (and an hour of drying time). So if you too have been dreading the idea of cleaning your tools, put your procrastination aside, grab this brush shampoo, and…

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  2. Luxurious Lavender

    Lately I have been on a complete Lavender kick. It started when my husband got me the Vanilla Lavender Exfoliating Shower Whip from WILDBATH (#4). Every time I used it, I felt like I was treating myself to a spa, from the delightful exfoliation to the intoxicating scent (not to mention I slept like a baby afterwards).  I wanted all of my showers to be that luxurious but exfoliating too often especially when your skin is already so dry in the winter, is a ‘No No’, so I found the Lavender Bath & Shower Gel by Avalon Organics (#1) at Whole Foods that I could use daily. It made my nightly showers…

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  3. Organize your Delicates

    Come winter time I find my delicates/socks/underwear/bra/tights drawer to be utter chaos. The morning hustle and bustle leave tights tied in knots, socks mis-matched… finding a pair of brown thin socks to match my day’s outfit can be as difficult as finding a diamond in the ruff. I recognize that creating a New Year’s resolution to fold everything perfectly post-use is about as realistic a task as teaching a dog to do a back flip, so instead I decided that creating organized sections, ie. drawer dividers (or in my case, various sized shoe boxes), I could separate each item into…

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  4. Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

    The perfect dish to accompany a whole wheat pizza or pasta dinner, these turkey meatballs are a delicious and healthy protein to add to your meal! Ingredients: Meatballs 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey 1 egg 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Sauce 2 cups tomato sauce or your favorite pasta sauce (marinara works well) 4-5 large basil leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Optional: 2 cups sliced mushrooms…

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