Author: lauralaire

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Blueberry Final

There is nothing more soothing than the smell of fresh baked bread.  Growing up, I remember that warm, made with love smell, coming out of the oven.  When you would take a deep breath and say “I love when mom makes muffins!”

I am always trying to find a healthy way to make comfort foods that create a quick warm breakfast or a little homemade goodness to add to school lunches for the kids.  Plus, fresh made whole grains are an excellent source of fiber and

Life “To Do” List


It’s still January and if you’re like me, you’re still thinking of new positive changes you want to make, new goals, new ideas to transform your life and reach a new paradigm.  We can get really busy, I mean REALLY BUSY with the usual, with the every day.  How often do you take the time to design your life? Have you created a Life “To Do” List?  If you do you’ll be surprised how life gets busy with exactly what you intend.  Don’t you find that when you write it down, it somehow makes it’s way into your experience?

How dark should your bedroom be?


I’ve always been one of those people that are light and sound sensitive.  I am easily stimulated by noise and light and can lie awake if there is a beam of light piercing through a blind or curtain.  But is it just me?  I keep an eye mask by my bed for early morning and have put black out curtains not only in my room but my children’s as well.  Many discussions about sound machines with my husband, should you use them in your child’s bedroom or should they be able to sleep anytime and anywhere? Actually from studies, I have found that it’s not just me! See what research says about light.

Superfood Power Green Salad

SuperFood Power Green Salad


Okay, my birthday week is right after the holidays which means I am squeezing into my favorite jeans, haha!  Nothing like needing the gym and no time to get there, right?  When I’m feeling a little “fluffy,” I always look at balancing my diet with fiber-filled super green foods.  Raw of course.  I cooked broccoli this week, which meant that I had a few stalks left. I have made a great salad in the past using chopped broccoli stalk, kale and a homemade dressing but I decided to mix it up a bit this time.

Makeup is my job, Beauty is my Passion

makeup artistry

I remember my mom saying “Take a shower and put some makeup on, you’ll feel better,” on those days when I wanted to stay home from school.  Funny thing, then you feel as though you want to go somewhere. Some people think of makeup as a chore and they loath the thought of putting it on their face on a Saturday at home.

Makeup doesn’t have to be work,