Vanilla Latte At-home (How-To)

1024 576 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

 I'm whipping up my daily dairy-free latte to show you how easy it is. You know, for when you don't want to put on pants to go to the coffee shop. You can snag my essentials via the links below - I absolutely recommend the milk frother! ▷ MILK FROTHER*:▷ SIMPLY ORGANIC VANILLA*:▷ RIPPLE HALF & HALF:*Affiliate links) (*Affiliate links)  I love my morning latte, but sometimes it's way easier to make at home than deal with the hassle of putting on pants. I add a little vanilla and a cinnamon sugar sprinkle to my latte, which gives it just the perfect flavor without overpowering sweetness. The plant-based half & half I use is naturally a tiny bit sweet, which I find to be just perfect and not in need of sugar or syrup. If you light yours lighter or sweeter, feel free to adjust to taste. You can also control how strong the latte is based on how you brew your french press coffee. I usually make a pretty stout pot, which works well in my recipe. You can also use your espresso machiene if you've got one, but I wouldn't recommend a Keurig for this…

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Keep the Love Coming // Sweet Rose Sugar & Salt Scrub DIY

1024 625 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Keep the love coming after Valentine's Day with a little DIY spa. If you tuned into my 4 steps to self-love post, you know that while good self care isn't all there is to self-love, it can still play a really huge part . This Sweet Rose Sugar & Salt scrub is the perfect way to do that. Plus, it's a great way to repurpose and use up some of your roses from Vday before they shrivel up.  What You'll Need  Rose Scrub DIY Supplies Save Print 1 Cup Sugar (I used white this time, but prefer coconut sugar) 1/2 Cup Coarse Pink Himalayan Salt 1/4 Cup Almond Oil 12 Fresh Rose petals (about 1 rose) 5-10 drops rose essential oil Small Jar with lid Food Processor   TIME: 5 min STEP 01. Measure out sugar, salt, and almond oil into the food processor. I used regular white sugar and coarse pink sea salt - the kind that comes in a jar that you would put into a salt grinder. This gives the scrub a really good texture since when you run it through the food processor, the coarse grains grind up a little but are still big enough to exfoliate really well.…

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The Power of Female Friendship

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

 Why are female friendships so hard? Supporting other women can be difficult. It's not our fault, from an early age we are trained to think being strong means going at it alone and our culture teaches us to be a little competitive towards other women. Whether it's the fact that Wonder Woman is a party of one, that every "girl squad" in any story throughout our childhood had one queen bee and a handful of obedient minions, or that internal motivation we seem to have to be the best, the prettiest, or the happiest girl in the room.  “Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be bitchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses — pretty but designed to slow women down.” ― Roxane Gay What's behind this? From a psychological perspective, an attractive, strong, and independent woman seems like she doesn't need the support of other women. Because of this, she is also likely not to invest in other "less strong" women. This means when a woman tries to promote herself or distinguish herself from others, she often seems like a "threat" and receives hostility from other women. She's not considered confident, strong, or willing…

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Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

1024 701 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Sending Flowers & Love Did you know? The language of flowers is called "Floriography" and that's where what locked in the rose as the flower of romance and love (more here). "Red roses have stood the test of time across cultures, representing ideals of beauty, love, romance, and even politics." Each rose traditionally had a different meaning: red for love, pink for appreciation and grace, yellow for friendship and white for innocence. Whether you're sending love to your hubs, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom or even yourself, roses are a timeless and obvious choice. Here's a little how to for making some adorable mini bouquets: What you'll need DIY Mini Bouquets Supplies Save Print Flowers & greens Scissors Tape Printed templates String (optional)   Psst.. Grab the heart template for in the DIY Guides & Templates Library. To get access, you can become a member for FREE here. Get the template: THE HOW TO: 1. Print the template + Make a cone I hand drew these templates just for you so your mini's could have a polished but authentic look. The black and white is our fave, but if you want to get crazy you could print them on light pink or even color…

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