Snowed In: A Day of Pampering

Like so many other Americans, I was sent home early from my 9-5 around noon yesterday when the snowfall began to accumulate.  I originally wanted to run in the snow, but after realizing how cold I would be with the windchill, I opted for a day indoors.  I ended up doing 90 minutes of yoga, which was interrupted a few times by my puppy Petey attacking my ponytail.  Nonetheless I felt like a happy noodle afterwards.

I continued on with the spa theme and did some all natural facials with my non romantic lady friend.  All you need is three ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

Hot Toddy


  • Half a Lemon
  • 1/4-1/2 a Tablespoon of Organic RawHoney
  • Coconut Oil

The raw organic honey is preferred because it is gritty and acts as an exfoliator.  All you have to do is put a dab of honey on your lemon half and rub  it all over your face, avoiding your eyes of course.  I stood over the sink and rinsed once or twice in between.  After a couple of minutes rinse completely and apply a little of your daily moisturizer to your face.  Now for the coconut oil. In the winter I get dry spots so first i apply a small amount to my dry spots and rub it in.  Next I apply to my eye lids, under eyes and lips.  A little coconut oil goes a long way.

TIP: Make sure you remove your make up cleanse your face before the facial.

Now it is FREEZING here, so I have been drinking tons of tea.  But it just so happened I had all the ingredients to make a Hot Toddy last night. My grandmother introduced me to this cocktail in november when I spent a cold weekend on her horse farm. I think I had 4 in one sitting. Whoops!

Continuing with the theme, all you need is:

  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon (or more) of Organic Raw Honey
  • 8 oz of Hot Water
  • a shot of Crown Royal

Last night I did not have Crown, so I used Jack Daniel’s American Honey Whiskey.  It was still delicious and smooth, but i prefer Crown.

If you are not relaxed after all of that, have another Hot Toddy.