Vanessa’s “Forever” album is an interpretative experimental album. It is a live recording based on instinctive response. This album is a perfect companion to use with massage therapy, yoga and meditation. Close your eyes, let go and breath deeply while listening. Vanessa is in the process of creating an entire series of interpretive music, look for her next album called “Dreams”. Vanessa is excited to team up with many experts in the field of wellness including Chef Brad, Herbal Master Spencer, LMT Bradley, and Essential Oil Specialist Brenda. Check the wellness section often for additional information on living a balanced joyful life. Life is a song- sing it!

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Wednesday Wellness - Ylang-Ylang

In the spirit of the month of Valentine's Day I thought I'd talk about one of my faves. This essential oil Ylang-ylang is excellent for heart conditions, blood pressure, depression, fear, anger and anxiety. Put a few drops on your heart, or…

Musicians and Performers

Musicians and Performers by Bradley Clarke One question I get a lot from those who do not understand “sports” massage or “functional” massage is: “Can I benefit from your services?” The simple answer is YES! The more complex…

Chef Brad

Meet Chef Brad - he is America's Leading Authority on cooking and the use of grains. It is no accident he is know as America's Grain Guy. He has a BYUtv show called Fusion Grain Cooking. His wonder mix is a miracle. For those of you who are…

Cleansing

Now that the year 2015 is over and we are starting a New Year 2016, Let's start IT off with doing some Cleansing… Here IS a great and simple way to do an Easy Cleanse… 🙂 Here is the secret to healing.  Here is some info on…

Essential Oils - Brenda Ethington

  I've used essential oils for about 10 years mainly in my bathwater but it wasn't until about 6 years ago while I was performing for a business convention in Park City, Utah that I happened upon a girl who gave me…

Friday Food and Fun

A lot of people wonder how I have so much energy all the time. I'm not really sure why, possibly because I'm so focused on what I love to do? Singing is my passion and as I work on it - it's almost not even work - it's what gets me up in the…

Sports Massage Therapy - Bradley Clarke

I met Bradley Clarke about 3 years ago while I was performing for BYU Education week. He approached me after one of my performances and asked me if he could do a special kind of a massage for me to help me perform better. He said musicians/speakers…

NuLife Herbs - Spencer Masterson

Welcome to Wednesday wellness! It should be everyday wellness, but I wanted to talk about … My new "Forever" album My Forever, music is relaxing and can aid in your overall wellness. It's so important for us to take time out of our busy…

What are your New Years Dreams for 2016?

Now that the new year has begun I thought I'd share what I love doing at the beginning of the year. I love to take out my calendar and go over all the dates I want to block off for me. Does this sound strange? Well let me explain. If your plans…

How to Find Joy and Achieve Your Goals

Wanna know a little primping secret? How do you reach goals? How does everything you touch turn to gold? How do you get everything you ever wanted? I believe one way is by practicing thankfulness. Yes, you will see results by being grateful.…

Luxury Bath

This is probably the most expensive bath you will ever take - but it is very luxurious and you will feel incredible! Talk about primping yourself! This is it! I used to only use showers. (Still do) I'm a quick get-it-done no nonsense person…

Water Cleanse

I just finished a 3 day water cleanse. It's another way to "Primp". I'm still not finished with this deep cleanse, I'm now adding juices. I want you to know my experience about the water cleanse. I have been fasting once a month since I was…

Dreams - Want to eat the pie in the sky?

Why write my dreams down on paper? Can't I just use my phone to make a list? Why do I live in the dark ages?  Okay, yes, I use my phone for lists. Especially if I'm already looking for things on the internet and need the link or address/phone…

Accomplish your dreams - "TO DO" LISTS

Let's talk about lists. TO DO lists! There are so many organizational items, books, gadgets and gizmos galore out there to help you be more efficient and I tell you what, it can get expensive. I love being organized and I love having my mind…

Simple Sunday

I love Sunday. It is my restart button day. I love that it is a simple day and a day to recharge my batteries. I say simple because I don't do my normal routine. I do not make trips to the grocery store, in fact I do not leave my house unless…

Meet Chef Brad

I've been working with Chef Brad in his classes at BYU Education Week for 3 years now and every time it gets funnier. I love food and I love music what a combo! Hopefully one day you will get to see us all perform together. I met Chef Brad in…

Garden Tomatoes

These are fresh tomatoes I just picked from my garden. Right now I have fresh basil growing like a weed and tomatoes on the vine too! Oh yum are they so good! Yes I love tomatoes... You can make so many things with this amazing fruit. One of…

Shooby Dooby I found Ruby's

Ok this place hits the spot after a nice long beautiful day at the beach. You've got to try a Ruby's the next time you are near one. My favorite of all time no matter where I go is a chocolate malt. Something about that simple dessert makes…

Friday Food

Okay so I know this blog is NOT about food ... it's usually about music most of the time! I just wanted to share a picture of my grocery cart and let people know why I have the energy and enthusiasm I have all the time. People ask me regularly,…

Canning Peaches

I love watching nature and seeing flowers and food grow in my garden. It is amazing to see a flower sprout and turn into a beautiful piece of fruit right before my eyes. Growth is what this world is all about. If you are not growing and constantly…

Hair and Makeup

Guess what I'm doing in this picture ...Okay besides getting some attention. I'm at a photo shoot for a new album. FUN! Are you excited?  

Water

Why do we need water? Everyone knows our bodies are made up of mostly water. Children and babies have more water in their bodies than adults do. How important is water to primping yourself? Well...it's something we all need to survive so it's…

Healthy Raw Chips and Guacamole

It's Friday Food day and I've created another awesome recipe that I have to share with you today.  This is SO good! The chips remind me of blue corn chips you can buy in the store, they are very easy to make and the Guacamole has a ranch…

Breakfast in Phoenix

Are you looking for a great place to eat this weekend? Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day.  Most often I drink a green smoothie fresh from my garden for breakfast, but sometimes I like to treat myself too. (with a healthy…

Pomegranate Juice

I sang in Israel in many areas and also did a concert in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. You can view a video here of me singing in Israel in "St. Anne's Church" and you are able to view pictures of the trip on my Facebook. I…

Lemon Scrub

You could eat this but it's not meant to be eaten. Lemon Scrub is a recipe for your skin. I have been using this inexpensive easy recipe as an exfoliant before shaving for about a year now and it looks and feels marvelous so I wanted to share…

Pier in Dunkirk, NY

I love NY! And I LOVE water. It calms me to see it and be near it. It relaxes me and gives me peace instantly. It is one of my favorite things in life. WATER! Is there anything you enjoy in nature that helps you to relax quickly?

Minnesota Lakes

Do you like to hide? This is one of my favorite places in the world to escape. I LOVE it here. I enjoy listening to the peaceful sounds of God's creations. It's so secluded in these woods, its like I'm the only person on earth. I love to visit…

Feeling Peachy?

What a fun weekend. I spent a great part of my Saturday picking peaches and shaking trees. YUM! They are so delicious and smell super good in my house right now. They are juicy and perfect for canning. When I'm not singing I love eating. The…

Lemons and Oranges

One of the best things about living in this hot desert is being able to fry eggs outiside on the rocks! Just kidding. I've actually tried it though and it didn't really work too well. My brain must have been a little overheated that day. Ok…

Peanut Butter Pie

Does anyone else like pie for breakfast? I do. Especially after I've been cooking non stop for 2 days straight. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! This pie was so easy to make, and SO rich and delicious to eat. Recipe here. …

Apple Festival

Who doesn't like an apple festival? Date Creek Ranch has beautiful apple trees! I enjoyed getting a great amount  this past weekend and also picked up some apple butter, and honey at the farm. Fresh from the tree is always best.…

Lemon Ice

Who doesn't like lemonade in the summer? It's time to cool off! Beat the summer heat with this special drink. There's not much hot weather left this season, so hurry! Drinking water really quenches my thirst, but this is a close second. My lemon…

Why did I do this?

Oh my gosh, why did I do this? While visiting Crete, I was so curious about fish pedicures and many people have talked about it being so good for your skin. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. I thought I was doing my feet a favor but It was torcher!…

Garden of Joy

I've moved around the country a LOT! And I've tried growing several gardens in many different climates. When I was a young child in Minnesota my parents owned an extra lot of land next to our house and we grew a garden in the back yard.…

No-bake Brownie Bites

I can eat these all day guilt free! There isn't a single ingredient in this raw brownie that is bad for me. I tested some out on my sisters and they all wanted seconds. They taste amazing and so close to the real thing too! The best part about…

Watermelon Refresher

I had my first sip of Watermelon Water when I was living in San Antonio, Texas about 10 years ago. It was the middle of the summer and I was extremely thirsty.  I found it for sale by a vendor near the river walk during a festival.…

I ain't afraid of no frog!

No! I didn't kiss a frog. I've had plenty of them kiss me though. HA! Yes I wanted you to know this Diva knows how to catch one and has done it many many times. I did see multiple toads and didn't bother with those, I do have standards. I'm…

Watermelon Pizza

This is sooooo good! Is your mouth watering like mine is from looking at the picture? I tried it for the first time last summer and I couldn't get enough of it. I ate the whole thing and wanted more. I was anxiously waiting for the first watermelon…

Turkish Delight

Ok so this was my favorite stop we made in Turkey. I grew up reading the Chronicles of Narnia: and in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", I learned about "Turkish delight".  In the book, the character named Edmund scarf's it down by…

Sicily

I was looking forward to visiting "God's Kitchen" on my trip. I had one of the best prepared fish I have ever tasted in my life. I tried swordfish, which was something our tour guide recommended and it was so delicious,  my mouth is watering…

Creamy Green Smoothie

I looked down at my green smoothie today and it was smiling back at me. So cute! Just in case you want the recipe for today's smoothie, here it is. Let me know if it smiles back at you! Oh and if you want to see me make one in person (I know...…

Zucchini blossom breakfast

This is my own creation I made it this morning for breakfast inspired by something I ate while in Italy. While it wasn't identical to what I ate on my trip, surprisingly it turned out good and was pretty easy to make.  You need: 2 bunches…

Landstuhl Lunch

I got to see downtown Landstuhl today. I ate a beautiful lunch! The quiche was cooked perfectly and the mouth watering salad was delicious.

Singin the Pink Lemon song

One of my favorite things about living in Arizona is being able to grow citrus trees. I picked my last pink lemon this morning. The skin is so cute, yellow with green stripes on the outside, and the inside has a pinkish hue. Lemons are a great…

Everybody wanna Chocolate

Who doesn't want Chocolate? I tried some chocolate from Julia Baker Confections for the first time this week. The first piece I tried was her french caramel truffle. It comes all wrapped up with a beautiful satin ribbon. I'm glad I took a picture…

Dinner Theatre

It was so fun to see a show at the dinner theatre this weekend. If you have one nearby I encourage you to attend a show. In some cases dinner is optional, but why not eat and enjoy great entertainment at the same time? It's like having cake…

Beat this - Beet Salad!

This Beet Salad is hard to beat! It has a lot of rhythm to it too! (Just teasing, I had to say that part about rhythm because this blog is mainly about music.)  I was sugar deprived (thankfully now) when I was a kid and I used…

Pizzeria and Accordion

I had a great time being entertained by an Italian accordion player on Friday night at a New York Delicatessen in Draper, Utah. He let me take a picture with him too. This sweet man plays beautiful music at this location every other Friday.…

Truly Soothing

I'm down to one of my very last cups of Postum... a sad day. I know I need to move on. This glass jar has been expired for a while now, but it still tastes great! I was so sad when I read in the newspaper that Kraft was going to discontinue…

Happy Thanksgiving

Cherry Pie made by my very own two hands with flaky butter crust is my favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving day...  of course it needs to be toped with real homemade WHOOPIN' CREAM! YUM! Everything from scratch is better. Happy Thanksgiving! Recipe 9…