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.

My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

I had the great pleasure of being raised by my grandmother. This woman is incredible – she was raised on a tobacco farm in the 1940s-1950s. She drove a school bus for her high school at the age of 16 and came home every day to tend to the tobacco and the animals (specifically chickens and pigs). She helped my great-grandmother CHURN THEIR OWN BUTTER and can make the best cornbread. She married my grandfather and the two remained happily in love until he passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 1997.

Being raised by a strong-willed, Southern grandmother means we were in the kitchen together everyday cooking all of our meals. We made everything from Breakfast Casserole (Southern women love casseroles) to Gingerbread Cookies. I can remember being four years old, standing on a step stool and helping her cut out the little gingerbread men. My current boyfriend is just astounded by the number of meals I can create from memory. What really drives him crazy is that neither myself or my grandmother MEASURE ANYTHING. Our conversations often go like this:

Him: ‘Well how much are you adding?’

Me: ‘I dunno, a little bit’

Him: ‘How do you know that’s enough?’

Me: ‘I just add until it looks right’

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Five Ways to Introduce Natural Products into your Home

Five Ways to Introduce Natural Products into your Home

Five Ways to Introduce Natural Products into your Home

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I’ve mentioned many times in my previous posts that I’m on a journey to replace all of my most used household items with natural products. Right now, I have successfully switched my home essentials to total plant-based cleaning products! I wanted to share some of my success with you guys and, hopefully, inspire you to swap natural and organic products for your current home routine!

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Gift Whimsy and Goodness for Children this Year

HandCrafted Music Boxes that are Perfect for the Holidays

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My daughter is really hard to buy for. Whether it’s Christmas, her birthday, or the Easter Bunny is planning a surprise; I have the hardest time trying to find her a gift that has quality and meaning. She’s an only child and my parent’s first grandchild to say she is spoiled is quite the understatement. Her playroom is PACKED to the brim with baby dolls, plushies, and Barbies. I’m getting the search started for Christmas presents from Santa and this year I wanted something meaningful that would last for several years and she would not grow out of.

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Help Santa remember Treats your Furry Friends this Year

Help Santa remember Treats your Furry Friends this Year!

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Our pets are treated as children and a huge part of our family. Currently, we have a Jack Russel named Sophie and a kitten named Trisha. I am unashamed to say that they both get wrapped presents from Santa and they both have a stocking on our fireplace. Sometimes, though, I have a hard time finding treats with natural ingredients to benefit their health. Personally, I have taken to using Hemp Oil and CBD Oil as natural alternatives to prescription medication and chemical packed salves. I wanted to incorporate this into my dog’s health as she has terrible allergies and itchy skin.

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Detoxify Pores with a Pain-Free Charcoal Mask

Detoxify Pores with a Pain-Free Charcoal Mask

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Lately, there has been an abundance of videos of people applying charcoal masks and then peeling them off; usually screaming from pain. I will admit that it is hilarious to watch and, to be honest, I purchased some of those Facebook Ad famous charcoal masks. Those masks will pull all the junk out of your pores but MAN do they hurt! I wanted an option to detoxify my pores but also not rip off multiple layers of peach fuzz hair and skin.

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Have a Sweet Day with Assorted Swedish Gummies

Have a Sweet Day with Assorted Swedish Gummies

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Snacks disappear quickly in my house. For some reason, it always seems that the gummies are the first to go and more often than not, it’s my big kid (the 30 year old spouse) that snatches them all up. I try to peak my toddler’s interest with name brand gummy snacks but she seems to want fruit roll ups instead. Obviously I want them to eat healthier but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I try to swap their favorites for natural alternatives that have no hard to pronounce chemicals.

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Include Yoga in Your Fitness Goals for the New Year

Include Yoga in Your Fitness Goals for the New Year

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November is here and soon we’ll be treating ourselves to food and snacks for Thanksgiving. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself enjoying Christmas Dinner and all of those lovely homemade candies and snacks. At the end of the year, we find ourselves bloated and maybe even a few pounds heavier. We all make goals for the New Year and then never follow through (or maybe that’s just me?). This year, I have been proactive and started my New Year’s Fitness Resolutions early with an easy to master work out: Yoga!

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Fight Cold Sores this Cold and Flu Season

Fight Cold Sores this Cold and Flu Season

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It’s finally Fall here in the South (North Carolina) and the temperatures are dropping. Once the temps fall below 70 degrees, you can almost guarantee that someone in my house will come down with some kind of illness. This time around, I was the lucky person. In one week, I had tested positive for strep and had a viral cold. I could handle the sore throat, loss of voice, and coughing but what I cannot handle are painful cold sores.

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Smoother Lips with CBD Oil Gloss

Smoother Lips with CBD Oil Gloss

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Recently, I have been researching ways to implement natural and plant based products into my house and my beauty routine. I have mentioned in several posts about my love for plant based cleansers and skincare as well as the bountiful benefits of Hemp Oil and CBD oil products. The area where I have fell short is finding ways to replace my make up with natural and plant based options that were affordable.

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Achieve Static Free Hair in Minutes

Achieve Static Free Hair in Minutes

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I will be the first to admit that I neglect hair care. I spend all my time focused on my skin, that my hair gets forgotten. I am the worst about a quick blow dry, brush, and out the door without any kind of heat protection. Most days, I am rushing out the door after I gave myself a brisk 30 minutes to get ready due to hitting that snooze button about 10 times. My hair is full of static and honestly, just flat.

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