Feature Friday | Ivy Carnegie

This week, we are excited to feature health blogger + model, Ivy Carnegie.

(Plus, she is rocking vintage UNIONBAY overalls like it’s nobody’s business).

Ivy Carnegie

Who is Ivy Carnegie? Can you share a quick bio with us – where you’re from, what you do, and how you got where you are.

I am from a tiny farm town in Illinois, I have 5 siblings and I met my husband when I was 11 years old. I have also been modeling for 11 years. My husband and I started a juice company, Drinkbar Juicery, in 2012. I got where I am through pure perseverance and trusting the ‘man upstairs.’ I realized a long, long time ago that even people that work really hard do not always end up with what they want. I knew I had to give it all I had, regardless of what came at me.

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How did you start your health blogging career?
It is weird to hear someone call it a ‘health blogging career’ as I was just putting out things I absolutely loved. To make a long story short, I was really sick about 12 years ago and discovered how important nutrition and healing my body through food was. I discovered I could not trust doctors or pharmaceutical companies to know what was best for my body. I had to really lead with my intuition and study everything there was to know that Mother Nature provided for us. It was such a humbling experience. It was a long, quiet road that really gave me a deep empathy and understanding for those who have a diagnosis that makes them feel like their body is not on their side. It gave me a new perspective on what it feels like to be healthy and vibrant and gave me a crazy fire to want to help others get there too.

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Where do you get inspiration?
Oh, that is easy– Watching people find new hope after deeply nourishing their body. That moment between the person seeking help and I find a deep connection & understanding. It ignites me every single time. I want to do cartwheels with them and then eat bananas.

Describe your personal style in three words.

Easy, gray, and denim.

I will never leave my house without. 

A liter of water and an apple.

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What’s your mantra?

“Disease is not the presence of something evil, but rather the lack of the presence of something essential.” – Dr. Bernard Jensen

Thank you, Ivy! Make sure you follow her on Instagram for more health inspiration.

Images by: Nicole Balsamo

Music Monday | Winter Acoustics Mix

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Winter Acoustics Mix

Winter Solstice is upon us. Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter! It is that time of the year when the breeze gets colder and the nights get longer. Whenever you need a little  pick-me-up, throw on this soft acoustic playlist to warm the soul on the coldest days of the year.

Playlist via… Spotify

5 DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

DIY Gift Ideas

5 DIY Gift Ideas

Who doesn’t love the holidays? This time of year is known for its endless amounts of food, extra family time (may be good or bad for some) and last but certainly not least, the gift giving. However, if you have more gifts to give than your budget allows, then you might need to get crafty. Here are some of our favorite DIY projects that will allow you to personalize to each person’s personality, making each gift unique and memorable!

DIY Gift IDeas

1. DIY PAINTED ROPE BASKET

by Honestly WTF

This DIY project couples as an art project that you may never want to end. Pick out some bright acrylic paint colors and go to town with geometric shapes. Find full DIY tutorial here.

DIY Gift IDeas

2. DIY TERRARIUMS

by Clean Slate

  Looking for an easy DIY project? This one is foolproof (as long as you can keep the succulents alive, which may be challenging for some). Find full DIY tutorial here.

DIY gift Ideas

3. DIY MEMORY BOOKS

by Design Love Fest

Have you shared a fun trip with your close friends recently? If yes, then this might be the perfect DIY for you. Plus, all you need to do is import images and Artifact Uprising does all of the heavy lifting. Find full DIY tutorial here.

DIY Gift Ideas

4. DIY COPPER WALL HANGING

by Sarah Sherman Samuel

 Have a friend who just moved and has an abundance of white walls? Bingo! Not only is this DIY on-trend when it comes to home décor, it is also super easy. Find full DIY tutorial here.

DIY gift ideas

5. DIY GOLD GILDED GEODE RING

By SwellMayde

Your friends will surely be impressed when they find out that you MADE them this statement ring! You may even want to make a few to keep yourself… Find full DIY tutorial here.

Music Monday | Rockin’ Road Trip Mix

Rockin' Road Trip Mix

Rockin’ Road Trip Mix

Want to get out of town, but don’t have the extra cash lying around for a plane ticket? Two words: Road Trip. Not only do you save money on expensive plane tickets but you also get to enjoy the gorgeous countryside and spend lots (and lots) of time with your best friends. Start off your travels on a high note playing this Road Trip mix. Sit back, relax, and drive on.

Road Trip Mix via… Spotify