Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Welcoming Year 2018

☆Indie☆Nature Blog☆

Hello Friends!
I am hoping everyone had a great Christmas and a Wonderful beginning to a New Year!

I didn't do much drinking on NYE. I know, I am surprised as well. Only thing I did was sit in bed with my best friend and daughter and we ate junk food and watched TMNT. Normally her daughter would be by are side as well but, she didn't make it past 9.

I really didn't make  any New Years Resolutions but, after thinking about I decided I NEEDED to set some goals for this year! I never really set goals or stick to them. So this year my number one goal is TO STICK to MY GOALS.



So with that being said here are some more REALISTIC goals I WILL do this year.

1. Drink More Water

2. Get "FITISH" (a good balance)

3. Run 2-3 times a week

4. Get creative in the kitchen

5. DECLUTTER!

6. Paint My Room and Living Room

7. Grow more veggies and herbs.

8. Find better ways to REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

9. Listen MORE

10. Enjoy the small moments more.

11. Spend more time with family and friends

12. Do more projects with my Kids

I am sure, there is more I will add to this, but for now this is all I feel the need to really work on. I hope that next year I will be able to look back on this post and say I achieved all of these goals!

I hope everyone achieves all the goals they set out for themselves this year!
Don't Give Up! Always look forward and Never look Back!



xox,
Amy 


Monday, December 4, 2017

MakeUp Monday!

Happy Monday Ladies!

I think I am getting back into this groove again with blogging. 
I have been trying to come up with some different content to write about and discuss. 
So I figured why not do a makeup/beauty Monday?
 I could discuss all my different makeup finds, beauty ideas, beauty DIY's...the list 
goes on..

So, I thought why not start this Monday, no sense in putting it off till next week!
If I can stop playin that damn Candy Crush long enough to make this post..




So Today I am going to share with you some amazing products I have been using for my face. 
I have been washing my face every morning and night. It has I'm proved so much for my face, my pores are smaller, my face is getting clear and I don't have as much texture on my face as I use too...now if only I can find something for these wrinkles.


First Things First.

Washing your face!
I have been using Black African Soap for my face. find here
African Black Soap Raw Organic Natural Pure 1lb 16oz

"African black soap is made using a centuries-old recipe from Africa and has been used since ancient times to cleanse skin as well as treat skin infections naturally!"

 No, this soap is NOT suppose to be black, it is suppose to look like the picture above. 
You guys this stuff is AH-MAZING! There is so many uses for this soap..
I'll list a few.

-Reduces Oil Skin
- Soothes and Heals Eczema
- Reduces Blemishes & Dark Spots
Calms Psoriasis
Evens Out Dark Spots
Unclogs Blocked Pores
Helps Fade Acne Scars
Cleanses Skin while fighting acne on BODY AND FACE!


I suggest you get you some!



Also, for a toner I either use ACV (apple cider vinegar) or Witch Hazel.




Next is facial masks and scrubs!


Lately, I have been using my holy grail of ACV (apple cider vinegar) and Indian Healing Clay Mask found here
Here are 22 amazing benefits of the Aztec Indian Healing Clay - Both face and hair
(click here for all the amazing benefits this powerful mask can do)
I use this normally 1 or 2 a weeks DEPENDING on how broken out my face happens to be, 
normally I just use it once every 2 weeks.
DONT USE ANYTHING METAL! NO METAL SPOON OR BOWL! NOTHING.
When my best friend introduced to me to this stuff I was HOOKED! You can literally feel this stuff pulsate your face while detoxing it. I will suck all that nasty shit out. You also could add a few drops of tea tree oil as well. 
Also, your face will be RED as Rudolph's nose, so DONT do this if your going out anywhere. Unless you like that red face look. 




Also, another brand of face masks, washs and moisturizers I LOVE is FORMULA 10.0.06

 I have a few of the masks, a few scrubs and the face wash. I love them.
I love they have all natural ingredients  
These products always leave my face feeling fresh, clean and smooth!


Ok on to moisturizers.


I have been using these two moisturizers lately.
Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream, one of the best drugstore moisturizers for dry skin! "A product that instantly locks in 24-hour moisture and soothes dry skin? Count us in. Just as the name suggests, this product is a moisture rescue for dehydrated skin that’s gone dry due to external aggressors—we’re looking at you stress and pollution! The oil-free formula will leave your skin feeling fresher and looking smoother."
You can FIND this moisturizer at your local DrugSTORE. i.e. CVS, WALGREENS, ETC.
I have normal to dry skin and I love using this in the winter, it keeps my face hydrated and feels fresh and smooth.

We seriously cant forget to moisturize! it is a MUST!


Best Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin | e.l.f. Cosmetics ($8) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring beauty products, skincare, face care, dry face skin care and dry skin care
This brand is ONLY $8. I use a lot of E.L.F in my makeup.. They are great prices and work great for the price! I am more of a beauty on a budget type of girl ;)

I use this both at night after face wash and morning after face wash, depending on how much my face is dry or feeling, but both work GREAT for me.




EYE CREAM
Image result for by nature eye cream
The eye cream I use and love is 
BY NATURE

This is some serious stuff, I have notice a HUGE difference in my eyes since using this stuff 2 months ago! I hate that I have to order all the way from New Zealand, I got lucky and found a couple at TJ Maxx.

I love that there is Rose HIP oil, which is a natural anti-aging oil
here is a some benefits from Rose HIP
Wonderful Rose Hip Oil! *FREE SAMPLE OF ROSE HIP OIL WITH EVERY PURCHASE FROM BEAUTY BANK! #katburki #rawbeauty






So there you have it! My top Skin Care must haves! I have a few more I enjoy but these make the top of the list! Hope you enjoyed this little segment. I you have any ideas of what you would like to see on my blog leave a comment or send me a email! 

If you have any other great Skin care products you love please comment below!

Also, make sure you follow me on Instagram


XOXO,
Amy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Product Review: Maple Holistics

Hi Ladies!! It has been awhile. I know i haven't written on my little space 
on this crazy internet web train,.
I got a email a few weeks ago asking to review a product and I thought why not?
Why not get back into blogging? 

So here I am blogging.


I recently got asked to Review Maple Holistic Tea Tree Shampoo
On the website it told me it would help with me having a health scalp and hair growth.
While also, being cruelty-free, parabens-free, GMO-free, and gluten free.
SOLD! I
 already use oils and all that all natural stuff out there, so it was a win for me.

I used the shampoo every time I wash my hair, I normally only wash my hair 
2-3x a week. First thing I loved was how it smelled in the shower, It says to massages into scalp for 2-3 mins to get the shampoo all over and into the scalp,
It felt nice and tingly. 

Here is a pic of my lovely hair after a 2 week use. 


I  really enojyed this product and the way it made my itchy scalp go away. I always get dry scalp into the winter and this will help. If it will ever get cold here in Texas.

I HIGHLY recommend you get this product if your in the market for a cruelty-free, parabens-free, GMO-free, and gluten free.



Check them out here at MAPLE Holistics

also click here to receive your free sample

Monday, January 9, 2017

Easy Peasy Cinnamon Rolls.


Since 2017 has arrived I have been in the mood to bake stuff. I recently made homemade waffles to store in the freezer for my kids.(and saving money as well)
So I there for I wanted to try my hand at Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.
I got a lot of people on facebook asking for this recipe I used so, I figured I would share it with everyone. This recipe is seriously so easy, your kids could do it for you!



Dough

2 1/2- 3 Cups Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Package of Yeast
1/2 Water
1/4 Milk
3 Tbsp softened (real) butter
1 LG Egg


Filling

3 Tbsp Softened Butter
4-5 TBSP Cinnamon (to your taste can do less if you want, I added 4)
1/4-1/2 Brown Sugar. (I went ahead and did 1/2)
I also added granulated sugar.. 2-3 tbsp.

Icing

1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2-3 Tbsp Milk (adjusted for desired thickness)



1. Mix 2 1/2 Flour (you will use the other 1/2 cup later. so save it.) Sugar, Salt, and Yeast until well combined. Set aside.


2.Heat Water, Milk and Butter to about 115 Degrees. (I didn't have a thermometer so I just waited until the butter melted.)

3. Add water, butter, milk mixture to dry ingredients, stir a little so the heat from liquid mixture wont scramble egg, then add egg.

4. If you have a stand mixer use your dough hook and mix on low setting
slowly add remaining flour.

**If you don't have stand mixer just knead the dough, and slowly add the rest of flour.
MIX or Knead for 5-6 mins.


5. Allow Dough to rest for 3-5 min, after it has rest. Use a rolling pin and roll dough into rectangle. Once it is rolled out, spread butter and sprinkle cinnamon mixture onto butter evenly.

6. Beginning with the long side of the rectangle tighly roll the dough, so cinnamon and sugar are on the inside.

7. Cut rolled dough into 10-12 even pieces.

8. No it is time to rise your rolls. Place rolls in a warm, draft free place and allow to rise until doubled in size.

 9.Once they have rised, Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Place rolls in oven and bake until 20-25 mins unti golden brown or to your likeness.

10. Remove from over and let cool before icing

Icing
Whisk Together vanilla, confectioners sugar and milk
slowly add the milk so it will be to your desired thickness.

Lastly, pour icing over those beautiful rolls and Enjoy! :)

(store in refrigerator 3-4 days or freezer)



this is a photo of the rolls after they did they lovely magic. I forgot to take a picture after I iced a few...
Image may contain: dessert and food

Hope you enjoyed you freshly baked cinnamons rolls. Stay tuned for more recipes coming soon.


xoxo,
Amy





Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It's been a while....


Morning, It has been awhile.
But I am coming back. Full Force..
So stay tuned. Hope you didn't forget about me.


xox,
Amy





Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hair Tip Tuesday.

Hello Ladies!
The season has changed and winter will be here soon. So with that being said I figured I would
write about a few hair tips I do during the cold months. As you know as it gets cold our hair
changes as all the seasons change.
 
Usually my hair gets very dry during the Winter.. so here are a few things I do during the Winter to keep my hair healthy.
 
- When washing my hair in the winter I always Rinse with cold water. It helps lock in the moisture and also leaves your hair shiny.
 
 
- Deep Condition you hair every week.
 
- You can always wear a silk or satin scarf while you sleep (never tired this but, I hear it helps a lot!)
 
 
- LESS HEAT! Try not to use as much heat as possibly. I always let my hair air dry.

- Get a Humidifier!! it helps so much for your skin and hair.


Get you some Castor Oil. It is great for hair growth and moisturizer for your hair.  you can also massage it into your scalp for a over night hair mask.



Do you have any winter care tips for your hair?
If so leave them in a comment below!



xox,
Amy
 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Blues..

Today, seven years ago I got the news no one ever wants to hear. My grandpa passed away. You see this man was my father figure in my life. He was always there for me when I needed anything. We fished together, went hunting together it was by far a very bitter sweet day when he passed.

It is still hard to believe it has been seven years.

My pawpaw had such great soul. He was calm and never had a mean bone in his body.

On this day October 3rd. I always remember the wonderful memories we made during his time here on earth. I think of how proud he would be of me and my family.

One day we will meet again. Until then please keep watching over my babies.


xox,
Amy