Looking for beauty? Go to your kitchen.

You’ll find beauty in a pitch!

After you make that cup of Joe take some of the coffee grinds and put them in a bowl …allow them to cool. Mix with a dash of coconut oil and you an awesome and cheap coffee scrub for your body. They say it is great for cellulite too.

Rinse well after a nice scrubbing and be careful tub may be slippery. But so worth it!!!

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Kool-Aid makes a pretty and yummy LIPS STAIN in a pinch. Celebrities love to use this hack. Simply open a pack of this powdered drink and mix with a dash of water. Apply with a lip brush or Q-tip. You’ll have a pretty tint to your lips and it will taste good too.

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Got an avocado browning that isn’t pretty looking or quite edible? Cut it open and mash and you have a creamy hydrating face mask. Apply to a clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Softer skin in a few minutes.

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Mint all kinds (peppermint,spearmint and more) they make an aromatic facial steam. Boil water,let it cool and flat a few torn leaves into a bowl with the water. Allowing only the steam to rise up to your face. Feels so good, gentle lifts any left over makeup or soap on your skin.

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Lastly another fave of mine is to use cornmeal to exfoliate my skin and polish it too.

I am working on the cooking stage today sharing my fav’ beauty in a pinch that you can find in your kitchen. These are easy to use and on the cheap. Enjoy!

Come back for more!

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Southerners Rock in JAX!

If you live in the south you are so lucky because it is home to a few fabulous shows across the map. The Southern Women’s Show is almost here and the women (and some husbands) in the city of Jacksonville are counting down. It only comes here once a year!

October 18th,19th,20th and 21st 2018

4 days of bliss

For tickets and more information visit:

http://www.southernshows.com

If you attend the show in Jacksonville Florida here are a few recommendations I have for you!

If you’re in the mood for food and cooking lessons I am whipping up some beauty on the Cooking Stage on Thursday October 18th at 2:30 and Friday October 19th at 11:30.

I will be doing a Meet and Greet.Taking pictures,signing auto-graphs and there will be FREE SAMPLES from NeoCell and more! Each day I will host different cooking stage sessions and happy to answer any of your beauty and skin care questions. If you’re a foodie who loves food and beauty like I am. Come join me!

By the way don’t miss “mini me” YOUNG aspiring Chef Caleb on the cooking stage at 4:30 on Friday. He will charm your flip flops off!

Love to entertain in your home? I do too!

It is all about the ambiance and mood and Ao Fragrances is a candle line that is  absolutely amazzzzing addition to your home. From  your living room, She Shed or Man Cave,office or enjoy when you take a bubble bath. They have a luxurious candle for you! Locally made,small batches and superior quality and long clean burn collection.

Choose from a variety of unique scents. My fave’s are every one of them. No kidding.

Simply scentsational. Booth #111

 Treat Yo’self Gorgeous!

http://www.aofragrances.com

Love to cook and eat and looking for something NEW for your kitchen?

Check out: Grapes and Olives On Tap 

Enjoy Sips and tips of  Naturally Infused, Spanish, Olive Oils and Italian, Oak-aged Balsamic Vinegars, or to visit the website at: www.go-ontap.com.

They also have a cookbook in PDF format full of recipes available for $10 at the show (or online on their website). Booth #526

Here is a delish recipe and a peek inside the cookbook using the Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive oil and the Strawberry Balsamic from our cookbook; “A Collection of Recipes by Grapes & Olives On Tap:

Diane’s Lemon-Raspberry-Strawberry Crostini

1 Baguette, sliced into 1⁄4-inch thick rounds (approx. 32 slices)

Grapes & Olives On Tap Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

12 oz. Whipped Cream Cheese

Zest of 3 large or 5 small lemons

Juice of 1 small lemon

1 small pinch of Lemon Flake Sea Salt crushed

Fresh Raspberries

Grapes & Olives On Tap Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

†Brush baguette slices with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil; place on baking sheets and bake at 350°F until crisp and lightly golden, about 20-25 minutes. †

Mix cream cheese with lemon zest, juice of lemon and flake salt until smooth. †Spread on toasted baguette slices, top each baguette with a fresh raspberry, drizzle with Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar and Serve.

Copyright©2015 Grapes & Olives On Tap, LLC

Selena’s Accessories will continue their fashionable tradition with a huge presence of the LATEST and greatest fashion accessories and fabulous gifts for the Kitchen Goddess in you or on your holiday gift list. From handbags to bling to tea towels and adorable oven mitts. PRICES to put a smile on your face.

I can’t wait to shop their booth!

This is their 20th year exhibiting at the show. Stop by: Booths #1306-1308

Across from The Cooking Stage is the Southern Peanut Growers. They will have some awesome recipes for you to try at home and while supplies last …a bag of delicious and good for your health delicious PEANUTS!

If you don’t live here or can’t attend the show this year …Here is a recipe for PUDDING you too enjoy making in your own kitchen!

 

PB & J Chia Pudding

2 servings

3 tablespoons Chia seeds
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons peanut powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Combine Chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, peanut powder and coconut milk in a jar or container with a lid. Shake or stir until fully mixed. Refrigerate overnight. Top with raspberries.

(I usually serve with a drizzle of honey and fresh raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. It’s delicious – and has 175 calories, 12g fiber and 9g protein per serving!)

This recipe was created for us by Kristina LaRue, RDN, CSSD with www.LoveandZest.com  

I hope to see you at the show!

Oh and almost forgot to tell you…there is a scantily clad fashion event on LADIES NIGHT!

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And for to WATCH a video on the above segment from TV today…on River City Live go to http://www.news4jax.com click on videos

 

See you there Jacksonville?

SWS Color 2017

 

The day is almost here…actually 4 glorious days October 19,20,21,22 for the ladies of Jacksonville to enjoy the one and only Southern Women’s Show. I’ll be there whipping up some beauty on the Cooking Stage.

Thursday October 19th at 1:30

I will be featuring skin care and beauty ideas for HEALTHIER looking skin!

Friday October 20th at 1:30

How to Make a few seasonal D.I.Y.’s in your kitchen. Ideas for hostess gifts and gifts on the cheap… But oh so tres chic!

Because it is the shows 30th year. I am donating some awesome giveaways along with Whole Foods Market Jacksonville Florida!

Laurie Hernandez Olympic Gymnast will be making a guest appearance too!

If you live in Jacksonville Florida…come see me!

The SWS  show is always filled with food,fashion and fun!

 

The Southern Women’s Show…you gotta go~

Southern Women's Show Logo

If you’re looking for girl fun or mom and daughter time and want to explore NEW things…this show is for you!

If you want to learn some awesome recipes and get in on some tasting too. This show is for you.

If BLING is your thing…they’ve got it!

If you LOVE to celebrate the beauty of cooler fall…and some pretty things to your home decor too. This is a must fun event for the ladies.But some guys come too.

If you want to get healthier they have some educational and fun booths for you.

If you want to get a makeover they have makeup artist from department stores waiting for you.

Want a new perfume? They’ve got that too!

If you want to see THE HOTTEST,LATEST kitchen GADGET or yummy find that’s sweeping the country get your ticket now.

If you just want to browse or shop your flip-flops or sneakers off…please do!

I have guest spoke for this show for years in Jacksonville and across the country and the wise and chic woman who started it knew exactly what we wanted! Thanks Joan!!!

Now, to the best part I am guest speaking at the show again this year and hope if you live in or near sunny Jacksonville Florida I will see you there.

The show is a month away…time to get your tickets and come out and play!

If you live in Jacksonville Florida and plan on attending…reply and like this blog and tell me why you love this show!

I am giving away a few sets of tickets FOR YOU and a BFF to the Jacksonville show…FREE!

Stay tuned to my next SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW blog!

YOU could be a winner.

Want to meet a Real Housewife of the OC?

Vicki1Bring your BFF,mom sister or daughter.Come enjoy another year and another fun show!
Jacksonville it is almost time!
Show time at the Southern Women’s Show. Food,fashion,beauty and above all lots of fun!

I will be there and guest speaking and COOKING UP SOME FUN on the cooking stage.
Thursday October 16th at 1:30PM and Saturday October 18th,2014 AT 11:30AM

Guess Who else will be there?

Rock your hair with Michael O’Rourke famous educator and HAIRSTYLIST.

Also if you are addicted to Real Housewives of any county like I am…You will LOVE what the SWS has in store for you.
Vicki Gunvalson from the Real Housewives of Orange County will be there with her motivational show Tomorrow Belongs To You!
She will also answer any burning questions you may have!

Stay tuned for more Southern Women Show scoop and fun things you need to know before you go!

Live in Jacksonville and want to win a set of two tickets?
Respond to this blog and tell me why you love and want to go to the show!
Follow my blog…XOXO

Recipes for Fall …from the cooking stage!

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What a great guest speaking engagement… days of pure GIRL Power and all things pretty and FUN bliss!

I loved guest speaking on the Celebrity Cooking Stage at the Southern Women’s Show. WOW ….it feels so good to be loved,liked,watched and hugged from the audience.

Here are some recipes that I featured on the cooking stage I know you too will love to do.

D.I.Y. Cheap & Chic Entertaining Ideas for the next few Holidays!

Potpourri from your Stove Top

To make your home smell AMAZING! I love the way my guests comment on how yummy my house smells. The aroma is so festive for all winter holidays.

Cinnamon sticks 4 sticks
Allspice a tablesppon
Whole cloves 4 pcs
Star Anise 1 piece
Lemon peel (optional)
Orange peel (optional)

I like to add a dash of few pieces of all the above Place in water in sauce pan and cook on low.
Your guests will love the fragrant aroma your kitchen will be infused with. Cheap, chic and easy entertaining.

Yummy Thanksgiving or Christmas Punch

This punch LOOKS gorgeous and tastes delicious~

1 8 oz. container of Tang Breakfast drink
2 bottles of gingerale1 1/4 cup of pineapple juice…add ice cubes.
Mix all of these into a pretty punch bowl or large clear pitcher.
Garnish with yummy mint leaves or orange slices.

Add ice… My ice cubes are special. They are in the shape of adorable mini LIPS!Don’t you LOVE it?I love to cook and do makeup!

Special Thanks to photographer Michael Straley of Straley Photography for a FUN photo of me in action. http://www.straleyphotography.com

NOTE: MY cooking apron reads the GHOSTESS with the Mostest. I made a HALLOWEEN punch stay tuned for that delighful and cool recipe your TRICK Or Treat party must have!