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Jennifer Beatty
how to make cookies with essential oils

The Perfect Lemon Shortbread Cookie

I have a not-so-secret addiction to the Lemon Shortbread Cookies at my local natural grocery store. They are beyond fantastic. So fantastic, in fact, that sometimes the bakery often sells out at the exact moments that I am craving one of these delightful treats. So I decided to come up with a copy cat recipe...
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Instant Pot Butter Chicken [whole 30 + paleo]

My house smelled sooo good when this was cooking in my instant pot. We love Indian food, but unfortunately most Indian restaurants don’t have many dairy free options. Enter this instant pot recipe! I did not have any Garam Masala on hand, so I used this recipe from AllRecipes.com. I also didn’t have any cloves,...
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Herbed bacon pan fried potatoes

Pan Fried Herbed Bacon Potatoes [whole 30]

MMM… These potatoes are really good. Bacon and fresh herbs seem like a match made in heaven for these fluffy yet browned little bites of yum. HERBED BACON PAN FRIED POTATOES INGREDIENTSTo make these potatoes, you will need the following ingredients. Fingerling Potatoes: about 1.5 lbs. Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes will work well also.No...
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Practicing “Still By Choice”

After talking about all of the meditative things I had been enjoying discovering over the past year, my therapist helped me pinpoint the feeling I had been searching to achieve. She called it being “Still by Choice.” “Still by Choice” is not a reward. It is as essential as brushing your teeth or charging your...
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How to work from home

Working from Home: The Do’s and Don’ts

As a work and stay at home mom, I’ve had to juggle lots of different tasks. The laundry. The dinner. The screaming children. The screaming children jumping in the laundry at dinner. Seriously, I’ve seen it all and juggled it all. But for some reason doing a sit-down, have to go to virtual meetings, need...
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How to Stop Shopping

I do have to admit that the model in this photo looks super glamourous. …Big Celine tortoise sunglasses, a trendy velvet dress, layered necklaces, shopping bags, and an ear-to-ear grin. At first thought, I would say, “Ooh I should go get some new sunglasses” or “Ooh, I wish I had necklaces like that!” or “I...
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Favorite Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

All-Time Favorite Saje Diffuser Blends

I have a confession to make. I am officially obsessed with Saje Wellness. I had heard about their products after my massage therapist used a blend during one of our sessions, but I had never looked into the brand until stumbling upon their new shop in Bellevue Square. Their prices are a little higher than...
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Lemon Garlic Alfredo Sauce [vegan + Whole 30]

Alfredo Sauce is a kid-friendly family favorite. When I started Whole 30, though, I struggled finding something that was creamy enough, cheesy enough, and didn’t taste like I was trying really hard to cover up the fact that it was dairy-free. The perfect thing about this sauce is that it makes a great base for...
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The Epidemic of Comparison

I’ve literally been staring at the screen wishing that I was one of those fancy creative writers whose random verbal utterings sound like the perfectly poised prose of a modern William Shakespeare—sitting on a hillside by a rustic castle in Edinburgh, sipping tea and enjoying the sunrise on a quiet and crisp Thursday morning.  But...
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