31 Articles by Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes

Here's The Perfect Houseplant For You, Based On Your Home's Size & Light

Plus, a guide to choosing the right plant based on your space and lifestyle.

Summer Rayne Oakes
July 9 2019

6 Habits Of A Plant-Care Expert

From someone who has over 600 houseplants in her apartment.

Summer Rayne Oakes
February 11 2018

Do This Tonight, Eat Healthier Tomorrow

Train your brain to default to healthy choices with these tricks.

Summer Rayne Oakes
February 2 2017

Why I Filled My NYC Apartment With 500 Houseplants

"Surrounding myself with green is simply how I love to live."

Summer Rayne Oakes
January 17 2017

Why You Need To Say Goodbye To Soda For Good (If You Haven't Already)

“Pop,” “soda,” “Coke,” or the “fizzy stuff.” Whatever you call it, soda has been under fire as of late for its link to obesity and metabolic diseases,...

Summer Rayne Oakes
December 29 2015

How To Save $2,000 A Year By Cooking

What would you do right now if you had extra $2000 in your pocket?

Summer Rayne Oakes
November 13 2015

9 Recipe Ideas For End-Of-Season Tomatoes

At farmers markets in the Northeast, all the heirloom tomatoes are on final display for the year. Bursting with color, their names include Eva...

Summer Rayne Oakes
October 19 2015

6 Health Trends That You Need To Know About

I actually LOVE going for my annual physical.

Summer Rayne Oakes
October 8 2015

6 Rules I Live By (That I Learned From Modeling)

I’ve been modeling for more than a third of my life. Sitting here — typing that — makes it feel like a very long time. I've given myself enough time...

Summer Rayne Oakes
October 2 2015

How Sugar Tricks Us + 5 Things We Can Do About It

There’s a reason why so many of us turn to a pint full of Chunky Monkey when we’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed. Sugar makes us feel good —...

Summer Rayne Oakes
April 15 2015

5 Clever Ways To Turn Old Containers Into An Indoor Garden

You don't have to look past your kitchen to find clever ways to create whimsical indoor gardens.

Summer Rayne Oakes
March 18 2015

Why It Might Be Time To Give Up Juices & Smoothies

Over the past 25 years we have seen a massive upswing in the marketing and growth behind juices and smoothies. As of 2012, Barron's reported that...

Summer Rayne Oakes
February 17 2015

6 Steps To Help Your Loved Ones Eat Healthier

When embarking on a sugar detox, you can't help but have at least a few conversations with people about healthy eating. A few weeks ago one of my very...

Summer Rayne Oakes
February 16 2015

Top 4 Unexpected Benefits Of Going On A Sugar Detox

When considering a sugar detox, the first benefits that may naturally spring to mind are the health improvements you'll achieve, some of which I wrote...

Summer Rayne Oakes
January 21 2015

4 Guaranteed Benefits Of Going On A Sugar Detox

The start of a New Year is a perfect opportunity to start afresh, which is as good a reason as any to do another round of a Sugar Detox. After...

Summer Rayne Oakes
January 7 2015

How To Make Cooking Easier When You're Detoxing From Sugar

Once you make the decision to do a sugar detox, it’s advisable that you come up with a recipe game plan to help ensure your success. Here are a few...

Summer Rayne Oakes
July 24 2014

10 Steps To Help You Kick Your Sugar Habit For Good

Since I was young, I’ve had a nagging sweet tooth — craving America’s (and the world’s) most popular recreational drug: sugar.

Summer Rayne Oakes
July 7 2014

7 Great Reasons To Buy Local Food

Access to fresh, clean, local food has always been an interest of mine. Having grown up with a small orchard and an always prolific garden in...

Summer Rayne Oakes
November 6 2013