You get a PSL and you get a PSL!

I don’t think there’s anyone that loves a Pumpkin Spice Latte more than my mom. So for her 50+ birthday today, I’m whipping up this recipe from one of my Young Living leaders! Also, I think it’s pretty fitting that Starbucks brings back the PSL on the exact day of my mom’s birth, hah!

Speaking of which, I can’t remember the last time I physically walked into a Starbucks … it’s definitely been years. When I was in college, I went to Starbucks more than I went to the library! (and that’s saying something because I’m a nerd 🤘🏼). Nowadays, I love making coffee at home, so when I saw this PSL recipe, I knew I had to give it a go!

This tastes SO similar to a legit Pumpkin Spice Latte and I AM IN PUMPKIN HEAVEN! Give me all the chunky sweaters, cold weather + fall diffuser blends!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

ingredients —

+ 1 cup milk or non-dairy alternative
+ 1.5 tbsp pumpkin puree
+ 1 shot of espresso or 4-oz of very strong coffee
+ 1 tsp honey or agave
+ 1 drop of Thieves vitality essential oil*
+ optional: whipped cream, creamer, sugar (if you like your PSLs sweet) + pumpkin pie spice to sprinkle on top

instructions —

+ Combine milk, pumpkin and espresso in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
+ Stir often, til it starts to simmer.
+ Remove from heat, add the honey/agave and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
+ Add 1 drop of Thieves vitality essential oil and stir thoroughly. If you want it more on the sweeter side, add some sugar.
+ Pour into a cup and enjoy! Top with whipped cream, frothed creamer + pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top for Instagram 💁🏻‍♀️

*If you don’t have Thieves vitality essential oil, DM me! hah (but seriously). Or use pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract to get the right pumpkin-y flavor!

Happy almost fall + a very happy birthday to my best friend, my mama. xoxo.

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summer fruit crostata

Are you ready for the easiest, yummiest, most delish + refreshing pastry dessert thing there ever was?! Because here we goooooo — ope, wait. Quick disclaimer: I’m really bad at measuring and kind of just go with the flow when it comes to recipes (If I want more sugar, I add more sugar. If I want more cinnamon flavor, I add more cinnamon. Ya feel me?) So these are rough estimates, but I promise this recipe is hard to mess up!

INGREDIENTS

dough —

1.5 cups flour
6 tablespoons cold butter
3 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tsp vanilla
little cinnamon

filling —

fruit (I used frozen peaches, pomegranates, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and eyeballed the amount I needed. Maybe 2 cups total?)
5-8 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil*
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon flour

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix together dough ingredients in a bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
2. While you wait for the dough to chill, mix together the filling ingredients in a separate bowl and let sit to soak in the lemon flavoring
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees once dough is 10 minutes from ready
4. Remove dough from fridge and spread evenly on a baking pan
5. Top the center of the flattened dough with the fruit mixture and spread evenly
6. Fold over the edges of the dough onto the fruit mixture, leaving the middle open for the fruit to look pretty + all 💁🏻‍♀️
7. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the crostata turns golden brown

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Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! (Literally). This crostata is so refreshing and perfect for summer!

*Lemon Vitality isn’t required, but it truly made this crostata shine! I only recommend ingesting Young Living’s Lemon Vitality Essential Oil that’s specifically created for ingestion. You can try substituting fresh lemon juice in place of this, too! I personally haven’t tried it that way, but I’m sure it’d be delicious. Also, sorry for this meme but I had to 😆Again, totally cool if you don’t have Lemon Vitality!

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