how to make chocolate covered strawberries

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I’m so happy I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries. They are a premium-priced indulgence; around Valentine’s Day, the average chocolate shop in Los Angeles charges $20 for only a half-dozen. I definitely don’t mind splurging once in awhile, but I can polish off a whole dozen of chocolate covered strawberries in one sitting. […]

diy blackhead remover

DIY Green Tea, Honey & Rosewater Blackhead Remover

My latest obsession is researching ways to incorporate green tea leaves into my DIY beauty routine. Green tea leaves are excellent at exfoliating and dislodging pollutants from the skin. Combined with the moisturizing, anti-inflammatory benefits of honey and the antibacterial, calming benefits of rose water, green tea leaves are an easy, affordable, and effective DIY […]

8 Easy Crockpot Recipes to Try this Winter

During the winter, I find myself reaching for my slow cooker more often. It’s one of my favorite kitchen appliances – it literally cooks meals on its own without much intervention on my part. I get to save time and effort while pulling together a satisfying, home-cooked meal. Try these easy crockpot recipes for mains, […]

creole seasoning recipe

Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe

Emeril Lagasse’s creole seasoning recipe is a staple in my kitchen. It’s versatile enough to use it on everything – it made a tasty rub for the cornish hen and black eyed peas we had for Sunday dinner. It’s yummy on homemade french fries too. This is a tried and true classic that deserves a spot in every […]

diy face mask

Easy DIY Face Masks for Your New Year Glow Up

One of my style resolutions for the new year is to continue building my natural skin care routine. I’m in my mid-30s now, so I have to think about anti-aging in addition to the breakouts I still sometimes experience. I’ve seen pretty positive results using diy face masks in 2016; the dark spots on my […]