I have lived, breathed, and loved natural food and beauty products since I can remember, and especially since I started this blog in 2008.  I was born at home to a mother who avoided all of the harmful food and beauty ingredients since day one of my life. I was that kid bringing corn muffins with peanut butter frosting (aka plain peanut butter) to school because in the late 80’s there weren’t all the of the healthy yet tasty dessert options of today.  Living with my mom was a daily education in and of itself, but the older I got the more I researched and learned about holistic health and beauty on my own as well.  More formally in 2011, I became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, accredited by the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am also the founder and creator of Branch + Vine, a holistic health and beauty line.

My intention for this blog is to help my readers incorporate healthier, more natural choices into their daily routines to improve their health, both inside and out, and to create greater balance in their lives overall.

All of the information, reviews, and tips I will be providing here will be based on sound research, experience and personal opinion. For this site, the word natural will refer to things that are free of artificial or genetically-altered ingredients. Whether I’m talking about a beauty, food, or health product, I will make it a point not to include anything that has artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, EDTA, BHT, parabens, or any other ingredient that has been associated with negative health effects. The less processed and the closer to nature the better!

For questions and comments please email me: allnaturalannie@gmail.com 

In good health,



23 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. All Natural Annie,
    I’m kind of new to going natural and a few friends told me I had to check out your website.
    I recently purchased fresh chocolate peanut butter from Whole Foods. I am used to everything being processed and being able to leave peanut butter on the shelf. I’m not sure if I can do the same with fresh peanut butter. I tried refrigerating it and it got really hard. Can I keep it unrefriged? If so, what is the shelf-life? Thanks!!

  2. Hi Annie!
    Love your blog. Just wanted to say Hi and introduce you to our product. We are the first 100% Natural Skin Care Line for Girls age 9-15. We are two moms on a mission to keep girls away from toxic chemicals. We know you are passionate about the subject. Keep up the great work.
    Founder/Good For You Girls

  3. Hi Annie,

    Great website…I’m looking forward to reviewing the info. I’m always reading labels on everything and learning as much as possible about nutrition & natural everything. I hope America becomes less ‘processed’ and more natural… I think people are catching on slowly. :)

  4. Wow!!! Love your website Thanks for doing all the previews on all these great organic products. I can’t wait to purchase some of your reccomendations!!!!
    Lavender Junkie

  5. Hi Annie,
    Wow, you have been working, you did a great job. I always learn something and see a recipe that we must try. Keep up the good work.

  6. Annie, the website looks great! I love the logo and you’re right, it does feel more you. I would say it feels like a summer Sunday morning in the mountains. Great job and congratulations!

  7. Annie!

    I love your webiste! I’ve recently been trying to be healthy myself … not as all natural as you though! Keep the recipes coming!


    P.S. Your blog is the only blog I subscribe to!

  8. Great website. Keep up the great work. I look forward to visiting this site often. Have a great holiday season and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  9. Hi Annie – Let me know if you need any info, recipes or photos on good, healthy for you, SEAFOOD ! Still looking for those weeding photos.

  10. Hi Annie! Steve and I met both you and Dylan (sp?) last week at Draught in Beacon. It was SUCH a pleasure meeting and talking with you! You two made our night :) So good to meet open, kind, like minded individuals! Looking forward to checking out your blog and commenting soon too… Be well! Enjoy this gorgeous day.

    Best wishes, Desarée

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