My Favorite DIY Fall Decor

Fall Decor

My Favorite DIY Fall Decor

My favorite season is whichever one we happen to be in at the moment!  I’m always excited for a new season to arrive, and really sad to see it go (except maybe Winter…).  This means that while I’m really sad that summer is coming to an end, I am also looking forward to Fall.  Fall decor is definitely my favorite.  I love the bright, earthy colors, and the rich, warm tones.  I love leaves and pumpkins and scarves.   Continue reading →

The Best Ever Homemade Fresh Salsa

A Taste of Summer

Fresh Homemade Salsa

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Summer isn’t complete without fresh homemade salsa… in fact, I could literally live on homemade salsa. My hubby thinks I’m crazy because I will make a giant batch of salsa and eat The. Entire. Thing. All by myself. No sharing.

The Best Ever Homemade Fresh Salsa

He’s ok with the no sharing part because he doesn’t like fresh salsa, mine or anyone else’s. However, he does think I’m nuts because I will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For days.

So, just know that if I am sharing my salsa with you, it’s because I REALLY like you!   Continue reading →

Getting Organized for Fall + Funtastic Friday 140

Fall Organization Tips

Getting Organized for Fall

Fall is almost here and with it a new season a new need for getting organized.  Every time the season changes, I find myself looking for ways to make my life more organized, productive, and less stressful.  Here are six ways to organize your life as fall approaches.  Do you have some other ideas?  Scroll down and add your link to this week’s Funtastic Friday Link Up! Continue reading →

The Importance of Great Sleep Habits for Health and Wellbeing

The Importance of Great Sleep Habits for Health and Wellbeing

I’d like to introduce you all to Elly McGuinness.  Elly has written extensively in the health and wellness field and she is passionate about sharing her love for building healthy habits every day!  I’m excited that she agreed to pop over here to the Reflecting Beautiful Blog and give us some great insight on how to build and maintain healthy sleep habits.  Thanks for sharing, Elly!

The Importance of Great Sleep Habits for Health and Well-being

Sleep is an area that is often overlooked when it comes to improving health and well-being. Many people focus solely on nutrition and exercise, without fully appreciating the benefits of regular, good quality sleep. Pressures and habits of modern society often result in people choosing to fit more into their day. This can mean less sleep time, which can have a whole host of consequences. Continue reading →

Funtastic Friday 137

Funtastic Friday 137

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week’s Funtastic Friday link up!  We’d love to have you share your blogs with us!  This summer has been busy with work, but I’m excited for an upcoming change in my job position that will hopefully free me up to focus on the blog a little more!  The next few weeks will be packed with family and friends visiting, and a wedding to attend.  And then summer is ending…!

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Welcome to Funtastic Friday 137!  We’re still looking for bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, please contact any of our hosts. Continue reading →

How to Rock Your Own Cold-Brew Coffee

For the Love of Coffee

It’s no secret.  I’m a coffeeholic.  I love my morning cup of joe with a passion amounting to ridiculousness.  My husband knows that the surest way to get me out of bed is to tell me that there is a fresh cup of coffee on the counter or a fresh pot brewing.  Some mornings, he’s nice enough to bring it to me while I’m still in bed, just to get me to wake up. Continue reading →

10+ Can’t-Miss Fourth of July Celebration Ideas

It’s almost the Fourth of July!  Can you believe it?  This year is half-way over already…wow!   Has 2017 just flown by so far or what?  Or maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, every Holiday comes with so many fun ideas.  Here are some of my favorites for the Fourth of July!  Check them out and let me know which ones are your favorites!

Can't-Miss Fourth of July Celebration Ideas

I love the Fourth of July.  It’s an all-American Holiday, but my favorite part of it is that it’s in the summer!  BBQ-ing and fireworks, fruit salad, potato salad, family time, swimming and splashing in the pool or river, parades…such an amazing way to spend a day! Continue reading →

Funtastic Friday 132


Funtastic Friday 132 Link Party

Welcome to Funtastic Friday!  I’m loving the Red, White, and Blue posts being shared.  Next week, I’m planning a fun Fourth of July feature post, so be sure to share your patriotic favorites so I can choose my favorites from among them!

This summer, I’ve been upping my probiotic intake by making kefir and kombucha.  Do you make your own fermented foods?  I’d love to see more posts about the benefits of fermentation.   Continue reading →