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Jeff Smith and Twin Oaks Farms By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Photos  Tia Crabtree Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh is one way to go. But another way to dash through the snow, is to slide down the ...

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Beauty for the Busy Mom

One company catering to the everyday woman and her skincare needs By Brittney Byrne  Photos Kimberlee Miller Have you ever grabbed that face cream off the clearance shelf at the grocery store, or rationed your sample tube until there were only drops remaining of the high­end product? The prices for quality skincare can put a major dent in a budget and on the flip side the bargain products can leave much to be desired for your skin. That’s where Olivia Kelly of Jasmine and Juice saw a need and decided to fill it. Olivia was born and raised in Idaho and, after getting her esthetician’s license in 2013, she noticed a lack of affordable, easy skincare for the busy everyday woman. She started searching for something to fill this void in the marketplace. Once she became pregnant with her daughter, the need increased due to her struggle with a common symptom of hormones, cystic acne. Olivia said, “did you know most acne skincare says it’s not safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?” And from her need, arose her company Jasmine and Juice. The company is named for a childhood memory of her mother. Growing up, Olivia said her mother would get up every morning and put on her jasmine lotion. To this day, jasmine still brings back those memories and sparked the idea of the name of her company. She went on the hunt for skincare products that fit the Jasmine and Juice mission statement. She started by blogging and finding products that worked for her.  As it grew, it evolved into an ecommerce business and jasmineandjuice.com was born. Since launching in August, Jasmine and Juice has found more and more products to fit the need. Their number one seller currently is the Blue Nirvana Facial Oil. The oil is formulated with Ylang Ylang and is excellent for all skin types. It contains anti­microbial and anti­ inflammatory properties and is loved by oily, acne­prone and even rosacea­prone skin. It gives a glow to the skin and leave it looking healthy. It is 100% cruelty­free, organic, and vegan. Retailing for only $59, this is exactly what Jasmine and Juice is all about. Healthy, affordable, and easy. The oil is by a Korean skincare line KBeauty, but they also carry quite a few products made by small US based companies. What does the future hold for Jasmine and Juice? The sky is the limit for this up and coming company. In the next year, Olivia hopes to work with a manufacturer to formulate and produce her own line of skincare products. She wants to help every busy woman out there to take care of her skin. She hopes to also perfect a line of skincare for the pregnant and nursing mothers who are dealing with skin issues from hormonal acne to dryness. She wants to make something that is safe to use when in that delicate stage of life. The local company can be found online on their beautiful and clean­cut website and hopes to have a retail location in the future.

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Bonding Over Burgers: Celebrating 25 years

The delicious Doug’s Burger Den By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Photos Kimberlee Miller Doug’s Burger Den is celebrating 25 years in business. With the help of his parents, Doug Corta opened the restaurant on January 4, 1993. It was a big ...

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Idaho Scrapbook Show

Coming this February 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Get ready for the Treasure Valley’s first national paper crafting event! The Idaho Scrapbook Show will have something for everyone. Are you a scrapbooker? You will be able to shop for the latest ...

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All Hands on Deck!

Everything in life remains the same By Julie Cantlon This is no ordinary house of cards. Rather, the 55-year-old ladies’ Eagle Pinochle Club has become an institution. The club was founded in 1962 when their volunteer fireman husbands were spending ...

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Katie Ware Tennis

Story by Brad Carlson | Photos by Jean Wolford   Tennis got into Katie Ware’s blood almost as fast as a passing shot down the line. Before she became Eagle High School’s tennis coach and the owner-operator of a business ...

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INsideOUT Salon

Story by Brad Carlson | Photos by Jim Peterson Growing revenue and a broadening clientele aren’t all that Dawn Maglish, founder of the nonprofit INsideOUT Salon, appreciates as the salon approaches its six-year anniversary in November. Its ability to raise ...

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Responsible Pet Owners Don’t Litter

Story by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson “My passion is saving animals from neglect and suffering,” shared Diane Ayres, executive director and president of the board for Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc. ( d.b.a. SNIP) in Boise. She founded the nonprofit in 2008 with ...

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Local Choir Eagle Song Soaring at Carnegie Hall

Story by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson Nampa-based community choir Eagle Song will soon be soaring at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday, November 19, 2017, thanks to an invitation from conductor and composer Mark Hayes, who asked them to ...

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Parkour is Alive and Well in Boise

Story by Brandi Roberts, Photos by Jim Peterson The MYTH Parkour Gym is opening as the first dedicated Parkour training space in Idaho. Owners Nicholas Domeny and Justin Daniel are creating a community where people of all ages and abilities ...

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