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Best of Island Life – St. Croix 3 Years Later

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Hi there, it’s been awhile!  Today’s video explains why that is. We’ve now been on our little rock for over 3 years.  After 3 moves and 2 category 5 hurricanes, we are still here and celebrating LIFE!  This weekend, we celebrated with a variety of live music, Mardi Croix, our new local brewery, and a..read more

Best of 2018 + Lessons I’ve Learned

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2018 was a yet another whirlwind of a year.  I became a first time auntie, spent my 33rd birthday atop a holy mountain, released my new ebook, Beginner Vegan, returned to our island home after being separated from it and my husband after hurricane Maria, spent my free time working a fruit farm, moved closer..read more

5 Fun & Festive Christmas Treats

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This fresh Korean cream cake is my absolute favorite cake of all time.  If you’ve never had an Asian bakery style cake, you’re really missing out.  The fluffy chiffon cake layers are the only base worthy enough to slather liberally with the light and airy frosting it’s traditionally paired with.  The taste is subtly sweet..read more

7 Ways I’m Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

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It’s often hard on a little tropical rock like ours to get into the holiday spirit, especially when it’s pretty much 85 degrees all year round but, I’m hardly complaining.  I’m grateful we’re not bombarded with ads and billboards.  Back in the states, I’d grab holiday-themed lattes with friends bundled up in my scarf and..read more

Tinted Lip Balm – Easy, Organic 3 Ingredient Lip Stain

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3 organic ingredients for a natural lip stain that’s naturally beautifying with protective oils, vitamins, and antioxidants. This easy DIY is quick and simple, perfect to gift this holiday season. All the moisture, shine and blush minus the toxic chemicals, artifical colors and scents. My lip balm videos are some of my most popular ones…read more

St. Croix Jump Up

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A long weekend is always welcome but this one was particularly delicious as it capped off a whirlwind of a month with a nice and relaxing end.  We enjoyed a laid back Thanksgiving  meal with island fam then attended the largest Jump Up of the year in Christiansted.  ‘Jump up’ means ‘to dance’ and simply..read more

Why You Shouldn’t Move To St. Croix

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You shouldn’t move to St. Croix {or the Caribbean} if… If you need all the modern conveniences that stateside living has to offer There are no ubers, postmates, amazon prime and the like.  Chain restaurants (we have maybe 3 or 4) are rare and free shipping doesn’t seem to apply.  The one “mall” we had..read more

We Moved + St. Croix Island Life Update

You know how it says when it rains it pours?  In this case, it’s been very literal.  The past two weeks have seen torrential rainstorms and we experienced blackouts and loss in phone and internet service (which the latter for me lasted for more than a week).  This time was also during J’s sailing trip..read more

Baobab – How to Make Baobab Powder At Home

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Baobab, the super fruit from the tree of life (or upside down tree) that has reigned as a life giver possessing life giving and medicinal qualities with some that are 2500 years old.  Unfortunately, in large parts of Africa the baobab tree is struggling with worrying rates of decline linked to climate change.  This decline..read more

Self Care Habits That Changed My Life

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Truth be told, I wasn’t too concerned about self care in my early 20’s.  Thankfully at the very least, I always washed my face and moisturized but that was pretty much the extent of my self care rituals back then.  I’ve come to realize that true self care isn’t just about pretty pink bubble baths..read more

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