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Allergen-Free Baby Smash Cake

Allergen-Free Baby Smash Cake

It’s hard to believe, but my little angel turned one this past week! What an incredible, challenging and exhausting year it has been! We had his party this weekend and I was faced with the decision of what to do in terms of a birthday cake. I don’t want to be that parent who doesn’t [...]

September 14, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Notes Recipe Yields: ~12 muffins (depending on the size) Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: ~17 minutes Ingredients Wet 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1 Tbsp coconut nectar (or honey, or Grade B maple syrup) 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 ripe banana, mashed [...]

September 14, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Peace & Calming Essential Oil

Peace & Calming Essential Oil

Ahhh, just the name itself calms my nerves. So what is Peace & Calming you ask? About six months ago, I was asking that very same question. In short, Peace & Calming is a Godsend for those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and/or tension that want natural ways to relieve these symptoms. Anxiety disorders are the [...]

March 30, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Postpartum 0

Natural Remedies – Strep Throat, Cold + Flu

Natural Remedies – Strep Throat, Cold + Flu

You know the feeling. The mildly sore throat that quickly takes a turn for the worst and leaves you feeling like your swallowing knives? Or the sinus headache or flu bug that so kindly paid you a visit? Here are some natural remedies to help get you back on your feet! Bacteria-Killing Garlic ACV Tea [...]

March 4, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Health, Recipes 0

Farewell Toxicity, Hello Essential Oils

Farewell Toxicity, Hello Essential Oils

Rewind to about 8 years ago, and I’m not sure I would have known what you were talking about if you mentioned essential oils to me. At that time I was lathering my skin in scented lotions and my hair in scented products, burning candles throughout the house, you name it. I started to become [...]

February 20, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Lifestyle 0

What Are Essential Oils?

What Are Essential Oils?

If you are into this “crunchy” stuff, you’ve probably heard essential oils come up in conversation. If you’re not sure what they are, get ready because your mind is about to be blown! The healing power and versatility of EOs is absolutely astounding. I only wish I had known about them sooner! Essential oils are [...]

February 3, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Essential Oils, Lifestyle 0

The Truth About Baby Weight

The Truth About Baby Weight

The main reason I started this blog is to help educate people who want to live happier and healthier lives. There is so much information floating around these days, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not. I will be the first to admit that I had some unrealistic expectations of myself postpartum. [...]

January 23, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Parenthood, Postpartum 0

Homeopathic Remedies for Teething Babies

Homeopathic Remedies for Teething Babies

Oh my goodness…guess who’s teething?! Yes, our little bundle of joy has just about every tooth possible coming in at once. Between the teething and the virus he picked up, he’s been a mess and consequently, so is Mom. But that’s another story. As far as the teething goes, I have been lucky to talk [...]

January 2, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Children 0

Banana Oatmeal Almond Bread

Banana Oatmeal Almond Bread

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Get ready for THE most amazing banana bread you’ve ever eaten. Yes, ever. Not only is this bread delicious, but it’s PACKED with protein and fiber! Notes Recipe Yields: ~8 servings Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: ~50 minutes Ingredients Wet 1/4 cup melted coconut oil [...]

January 1, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

Here we go again…it’s new year’s resolution time! Whether you love making resolutions or hate it, I encourage you to set some new goals for yourself this year. Personally, I love any excuse to set a goal for myself and see it through. I hope that you will embrace this time of year and use [...]

December 28, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 0