Raindrops on Roses & Whiskers on Kittens

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… The following carefully curated collections are all tried and true through my own (considerable) trial and error. I think you will be very pleased with anything you buy through this page. Some of the below links are affiliate links. By clicking on them, you’re helping to support my site. Thank you!

Becoming a Fabric Snob

Imagine a wardrobe filled with beautiful, high-quality, classic clothing that not only makes you look and feel your best, but also simplifies your life… and possibly even contributes to your overall health? (what?)

“Balanced Bliss” Adaptogen Hot Cocoa Mix

Commercial hot cocoa mixes, while convenient, typically contain high levels of refined sugar (and/or artificial sweeteners), corn syrup solids, GMOs, hydrogenated oils artificial flavors and other highly processed ingredients. We can do better than that! It’s super-easy and cost-effective to make your own healthier hot cocoa blends using high quality ingredients. This recipe combines cocoa powder and maple sugar (aka dehydrated maple syrup) with a selection of adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms, which create a lovely, complex flavor in addition to giving the hot cocoa an added health boost.

Nourishing Herbal Infusions

A nourishing herbal infusion is a special type of herbal preparation that involves steeping nutritive herbs for an extended period of time in order to extract their vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They’re a great way to support overall health and well-being. Some use NHIs as a whole-food multi-vitamin substitute. Depending on the herbs you choose, they can help to boost the immune system, increase energy levels and promote good digestion.

Smoke & Mirrors

A Smoke & Mirrors is a spicy, savory cocktail that Bloody Mary fans are sure to appreciate. At Mr. RH’s urging I tried to reverse engineer the recipe and, based off of the menu’s description, I think I came up with a passable copycat. It’s been a big hit at dinner parties! ♥

Taming Holiday Anxiety + Spiced Bourbon & Maple Glazed Cashews

I adore the holidays. The decorations, the gatherings, the music, the movies… so many warm fuzzies! But if you’re not careful, the holidays can also be exhausting. Those idyllic Hallmark Christmas movie expectations can be tough to live up to — and trying to can lead to all kinds of holiday-induced stress and anxiety.

Oil Cleansing + a Simple Creamy Vanilla Bean Shower Oil Blend

I don’t know why it took me so long to think of trying this, but OMG y’all, I think I’m in love. My “skin twin” sebum mimicking oil trio makes a killer shower oil with a lovely “creamy” texture. The tallow thickens and gives a bit of body to the lighter jojoba and squalane oils and the result is a lovely creamy oil blend that resembles a cross between a lotion and an oil and is thick enough to dispense nicely from a pump bottle.

Tincturing Beyond the Folk Method

Herbalists who practice the folk method rely on their senses and experience instead of precise measurements and formulas. It’s simple, intuitive and flexible and, because it doesn’t require a lot of measuring and math, it’s appealing to those of us who prefer a more natural and less technical approach to herbalism. The folk method produces a perfectly good tincture for personal home use, but there are times when the folk method just isn’t sufficient.

Fermented Hot Honey

Hot honey is one of those culinary wonders that is just as home in the medicine cabinet as it is in the kitchen. Melding the sweetness of honey with the spicy heat of peppers, fermented hot honey creates a unique and complex, yet well-balanced flavor profile. The result is a glorious spicy ambrosia that has countless culinary and medicinal uses!

Easy GAPS-Friendly Cranberry Sauce for the Instant Pot

Ready or not, the holiday season kicks off in 3… 2…. 1… Here’s another simple and clean recipe for your holiday spread: honey-sweetened cranberry sauce for the Instant Pot. This one also happens to be GAPS friendly for stage-6 introduction and beyond. (Woot!)

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