About Jordan

New to blogging, I am a mommy of a four year old girl (in preschool). I have two fur babies; Sophie the Jack Russell and Trisha the Kitten. I'm from North Carolina and I've lived here my whole life. I spend my time practicing photography, taking trips, and doing crafts. I love fashion, natural products, food, and coffee. At any given time you can find me in the mountains of Gatlinburg Tenneessee or the beaches of Topsail Island in North Carolina.

Gluten-Free Cookies that Your Family will Gobble Up

The perfect cookie that is also an excellent source of protein with no guilt!

I have a HUGE sweet-tooth! Bring me all the cookies – I don’t discriminate on flavor. The problem is that my waist-line does not love cookies nor does my skin as I tend to have negative reactions to high gluten intake; I try to live Gluten-Free.

I tend to stay away from gluten-free desert options as they tend to be bland and have a weird texture. However, now that my daughter is showing signs of inheriting my Keratosis Pilaris, I have tried to incorporate more gluten-free options for snacks.

My daughter also loves sweets. She really enjoys any time that we get to spend together in the kitchen and I love that it pulls her away from electronics, even if just for a moment.

Meli’s Cookies pack tons of flavor into Gluten-Free and High Protein cookie mixes!

Can I tell you how much we LOVE their Original Monster Mix?! Can I had the actual number of cookies that I ate off the cookie sheet before they even had a chance to cool? It was an embarrassingly large number.

Meli’s Cookies are super easy to make, are pre-packaged for ease, and require very few ingredients. All dry mixes feature high quality ingredients and include gluten-free rolled oats.

gluten-free cookie mix

You will need: a box of Meli’s Cookie dry mix, 1/2 cup of your favorite nut butter, 1 egg, and 4 tablespoons of softened butter.

All ingredients will be added to a large mixing bowl and stirred until combined. Scoop onto a 2 inch ball and add to a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.

Then try not to burn yourself as you pry them from the pan before they are cool enough to eat.

gluten-free monster cookies

Meli’s Cookies also feature Choco-Lot and Cashewlicious flavors which are both equally delicious. I can attest as these cookies did not last past the first day in my house.

For a healthier option, swap your usual peanut butter choice for PBFit!

Get all the benefits of taste with 83% less fat, 1/3 of the calories, and 8 grams of protein. With three simple ingredients, PBFit is a great option to add to smoothies, pancakes, or waffles to boost protein intake. This powder is all-natural and Gluten-Free.

Check out our other favorite products that fit within a Gluten-Free diet!

Repair and Protect Hair and Skin from the Harsh Summer Weather

One of my lease favorite seasons is summer. I live in the South and it’s always 100+ degrees, even late into October. The heat damages my skin and leaves me a sweaty mess. This does not bode well for my naturally oily skin.

The application and re-application of sunscreen and make up leaves my skin clogged and looking rough. The scorching sun usually leaves me with redness and burns. Because of this, I am super careful with the products that I apply to my skin.

Detox and Correct Skin after Harmful UV Rays and Chemicals

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Clear Your Skin – Tox-Block & Cleanse Supplement detoxes the liver which, in turn, detoxes chemicals from the skin and blood stream. Supplements are easy to swallow and do not have a weird taste. When taken twice per day, skin improves by reducing redness and inflammation.

-Milk thistle – supports the liver in its hard work of processing chemicals and toxins
-Curcumin – a bioactive component of turmeric, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to offset stress, soothe and calm
-N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) – counters toxins and inflammation
-Alpha-Lipoic Acid – helps prevent cell damage and restore levels of vitamins E and C

Clear Your Skin – Decongest Fruit Enzyme Creme Mask After a long day of sweat and make-up running down my face, I like to give my pores a nice deep clean without striping my face and causing damages. The cream is nice and provides cooling relief in the dead of summer.

-Organic Aloe Leaf Juice – soothes irritation and inflammation, taking on the two main causes of skin redness
-Organic Pineapple Enzymes – gently sweep away dead skin cells to smooth texture, clear pores, and add glowOrganic
-Papaya Enzymes – reduce redness and spotchiness, exfoliate, tone, and help cool blemishes

Clear Your Skin – Resurfacing 1% Retinol Serum I use this at night to repair my cells after hours of sun exposure. It leaves no greasy feel and is perfect for recharging skin at the end of a long day.

-Retinol – supports skin elasticity and renewal, helps address the look of scars, fine lines and wrinkles
-Calendula – speed healing of minor blemishes, bring calm and balance bacteria
-Organic Aloe Leaf Juice – soothes irritation and inflammation, taking on the two main causes of skin redness

Keep the Little Ones Protected Too!

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Bye Bye Tangles contains shampoo, conditioner, and a tangle free hair brush. My daughter has course, curly hair and it is a nightmare trying to brush out the knots. Little Green is safe and has pure ingredients that relive tangles with ease. The scent is lovely and my daughter loves that she has her own designated shampoo and conditioner.

kid safe sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sunscreen for babies and kids is REEF SAFE and contains no added chemicals making it safe for delicate skin AND our delicate planet! The sunscreen goes on smooth and absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Easy to apply and features characters your children will love.

Find other great items to protect and repair your skin. We LOVE reef-safe sunscreens as well as options for sensitive skin!

Getting Summer Ready with the Best Affordable Prescription Sunglasses

Sunglasses that have a high quality feel with affordable, low prices!

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My vision is not great and I find that it is getting progressively worse every year. I struggle to find eyeglasses and low cost frames that I can afford. Even more difficult, is finding prescription sunglasses that do not cost a fortune.

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DIY Beauty Products with Household Food Items

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I enjoy a good spa day and treating myself with DIY beauty products. I am known for frequenting the nail salon and taking long, hot bubble baths. What I don’t love are high prices and harmful chemicals.

Carrington Farms has products that are safe for consumption and DIY Beauty Products! From Chia seeds to Coconut Oil and everything in-between, they have exactly what you need for an at home spa day.

I went to their website and used their recommended recipes for a face mask and bath bomb. Both were perfect and easy to follow. I highly recommend you give it a try!

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Traveling with Little Ones; How we Survive the Trip

Tips to Make your Vacation Travels Easier and Stress Free

Our house is truly blessed by family who have vacation homes for us to use each year. My cousin has a beach house and offers us a discounted rate for our summer vacations.

Planning the trip is always easy. Getting there, however, is always a pain in the butt. I usually have a toddler and small dog in tow and it is difficult traveling without pulling out my hair.

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Must Have Beach Bag to Keep Items Sand Free

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My family makes a beach trip every year. For the past three years, we have stayed at my cousin’s beach house in Topsail NC. She has the cutest little house that is right across the street from public beach access.

Usually, I load up a beach bag or two with essentials like towels and sunscreen. See my favorite beach post on how to pack the perfect beach bag!

I’ve always had a little one in tow. Whether it’s my daughter or my niece, there is a sand loving kiddo hot on my heels. With kids comes HUNDREDS of beach toys that they insist have to make it with every trip.

With hundreds of beach toys comes pounds of sand.

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Shed Pounds in Weeks with a Natural Ingredient Based Pill

Effective Weight-Loss with Safer Diet Pills

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I am constantly struggling with my post baby body. I gave birth five years go. But because of my lack of motivation, that stubborn belly weight has constantly stuck around. I find myself feeling down and not wanting to wear certain clothing. There’s definitely a desire for safe and effective weight-loss.

I tried traditional dieting and eating healthier. There are a long list of failed attempts at a gym membership and multiple instances of back-sliding. I wanted a way to shave off the pounds and stubborn belly fat without jeopardizing my health.

Gone Are the Days of Dangerous Diet Pills

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In previous years, Diet Pills were regarded as dangerous and full of harsh chemicals. At any given time, you could be up for days and then crash drastically. Diet pills have been proven to be the drug of choice in the 90s as they mimicked the effects of narcotics.

NO MORE! Healthy and SAFE, Hydroxycut offers lasting benefits.

Hydroxycut Ultra Lean beats stubborn fat by featuring an effective ingredient blend called CurcumaSlim™, the combination of two ingredients: pure turmeric/curcumin that provides 95% curcuminoids and alpha lipoic acid (ALA), a compound that helps turn glucose into energy.

Formulated with the antioxidant vitamin C and B vitamins, this supplement design helps to metabolize carbs, proteins and fats.

Recommended by a Doctor from My Own Hometown!

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Dr. Jenette T. Swisher is practicing internal medicine in North Carolina. She runs her own thriving practice in Hickory, where she provides primary care for adults, including a weight loss program.

So, I absolutely trust a diet pill that is recommended by a Doctor who is just a mere twenty minutes from my house!

After taking Hydroxycut Ultra Lean for approximately three weeks, I find that I have leaps and bounds more energy. I have seen a loss of about 5 pounds with a promise that more will fall off. Therefore, my jeans fit better and I, overall, feel better about myself.

You can find Hydroxycut Ultra Lean at Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

If you are someone who prefers to diet – check out our favorite Keto Recipes to help you in your weight-loss journey! Reach out to Beauty Brite Bloggers for awesome product recommendations!

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

berry cobbler

Strawberry season is picking up in our area of North Carolina. My daughter’s favorite snack is sliced fresh strawberries and popcorn. She’s the kind of gal that likes a little salty with her sweet.

I keep several pints of strawberries in my fridge. We even have a field-trip with her preschool class coming up. We get to tour a local Strawberry Farm and pick our own berries to bring home.

The problem with these sweet berries is that when they’re in season, the go bad quickly. When I overshoot my grocery list and bring too many strawberries home, I have to act fast and find other ways to incorporate them.

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Favorite Must-Have Everyday Accessories

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I hardly ever wear jewelry nor do I have many everyday accessories. I have a terrible time with earrings as my ears are sensitive to most metals. Necklaces are fine but I find myself fidgeting with them.

My daughter, on the other hand, is the Accessory queen. She has an entire jewelry box with everything you could imagine. She’s constantly playing dress up and bringing me items to try on.

What she and I can both agree on are that there are a few staple, Everyday Accessories you must have. Her’s would be a bow or statement headband. My must haves are a good, statement bracelet and a Bluetooth earpiece.

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Beat Post-Workout Sweat with a Detox Skincare Line

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I don’t work out as much as I would like to. I also don’t take care of my skin like I should. When I do either one, I try to use the best products for oily and acne prone skin.

My face is so shiny and so finicky that only certain products can be used. I try to avoid products with excessive amounts of added oils and chemicals. At the same time, I also try to avoid face wash with over-drying properties.

What do you do when you want to scrub off oil, sweat, and dirt without turning into a scaly creature?

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