Beat the Frost: Home Remedies for the Sick and Frozen

The winter’s no fun when you’re sick at home, all stuffy and gross. Whether you try toughing it out or mom brings you homemade soup, it’s time you learned some TLC tricks of your own. Here are some classic remedies that I’ve learned over the years that have worked for Andrew and I. Honey Andrew and his family are beekeepers- which means I am too! So of course, we LOVE honey and for many reasons. Honey is nonperishable and it is also a good natural antibacterial! Have some honey in your tea, mix it in with some apple cider vinegar, or add it as food flavoring and it will have you feeling better in no time! Raw garlic- The bacteria-killing machine Raw garlic doesn’t sound appealing, but it’s o

How to Make a Vision Board on Pinterest

We all have a vision. It could be our favorite home decor, our dream closet, or for the ambitious bunch, maybe it’s where we see ourselves in five to ten years. How ever you see yourself in the future, it all starts with a vision! That’s why I started putting more time into my Pinterest board . I’ve been filling mine with pictures of all my memories, ideas and interests. This way, I feel more inspired to reach my goals. What are yours? Let’s begin by making a vision board on Pinterest. If you don’t already have a Pinterest account, make one! Then, log in to your account and create a new board. I named mine Shawn Johnson East (because my board is all about little me). Start searching for imag

5 Dream Vacation Ideas on a Budget

We all want a pricey vacation that’s also penny-tight. Now, I know that may seem impossible, but it’s not! The good news is that you CAN have your dream vacation-- you just have to plan outside the box. To help inspire you, here are 5 dream vacation ideas on a budget. 1. Caribbean community chill You can still travel to the Caribbean without breaking the bank. Instead of going for fancy hotels or vacation packages, rent a small villa or cottage. From Punta Cana to Jamaica, you can enjoy the beauty of the islands by staying within a safe local community. While there, you can have meals prepared by local cooks or fishermen who create amazing dishes with fresh ingredients from the land. And don

Fun and Healthy Recipes for the New Year

Healthy and tasty don’t always go hand-in-hand. Fortunately, I’ve developed a little collection of nutritious recipes I love that are super fun and delicious. Who says we can’t have our cake and be healthy too? Let’s take a look! Avocado brownies Avocados are the hot thing in cuisine right now. Filled with healthy fats vitamins, it works deliciously in baked sweets, like brownies, my favorite! Win-win guys. You can also check out my ultimate brownie challenge video for more recipes ideas! Ready in 45 min 1 avocado, peeled and pitted 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar 1 1/2 cups almond milk 1 cup cacao powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt A

6 Things to Leave Behind for 2018

I don’t have anything against 2017, but the new year is all about moving forward. Over the past year, we definitely had some interesting trends-- silver hair and Calvin Klein undies to name a few-- and now it’s time to decide what stays and what goes. Here are 6 things to leave behind for 2018. 1- Kissy face selfies As adorable as they look, I think we can all agree the kissy face selfie has had its run. Instead of puckering at the air, let’s try to be more natural this year! Take selfies that capture the real you, all happy and beautiful. 2- Sticky bras Mushing your cleavage together can be fun. That’s why sticky bras had their fame this past year. The only problem is that these bras tend t

Hottest Workouts of 2018

It’s no secret that working-out can get boring (sad face). Sometimes it can feel like a chore, especially if you’d rather binge watch Netflix. But nobody can deny how great it feels when you get up and do it! Well, now we can make working-out a lot more interesting. For 2018, there’s lots of popular workout trends to try— some we already know, while others that are totally new! Here are the hottest workout trends of 2018! Animal flow Unleash your inner lion! With this workout style, you’re combining yoga and breakdancing to create animal-inspired movements on the ground that flow into each position. These exercises force you to coordinate your core muscles like never before! My favourite pos

Try These New Year’s Resolutions to be Amazing in 2018

How many of us have been guilty of making New Year's Resolutions we don’t keep? I'm definitely guilty. But this year, I’m going to break the cycle and structure my time and schedule to help me reach the goals I set. Join me by designing some meaningful resolutions to grow in 2018. Let’s make it a point, together, to not only create ambitious goals, but also to reach them! Health and fitness goals When it comes to the gym, everybody’s always saying, “I’ll start tomorrow” or “next week”. Then, at our weaker moments, cheat meals become our regular meals-- ah, I totally get it! For 2018, let’s take our health and fitness goals more seriously. You don’t need a personal trainer or even a gym memb

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