August 2014

20 posts

Today I thought it would be fun to post Five of my Favorite things!  This, of course, is in addition to the obvious things like my family and friends.  So here you go! Both Ends Burning -A spectacular organization that advocates for the rights of orphaned children Sweden -Yep, I really did list this!  When …
Now that school is back in session and in full swing there are a lot of lunches to pack! Here are some quick lunch ideas.  Sorry, you won’t find cute bento box recipes here! A reusable sack and a stainless steel thermos is all that is needed.                 …
I recently picked up a bottle of raw, organic honey.  I was skeptical of the honey bear that I usually buy.  Is there really honey in there or is it watered down with high fructose corn syrup and laced with heavy metals and pesticides? I am so pleased with this honey.  It tastes completely different …
I have an easy job for you to do the next time you plan on giving your nails some color…turn the little bottle around and check out the ingredients.  You might be shocked with what you find is lurking in that pretty shade.  Are these scary ingredients listed: Formaldehyde: a known human carcinogen Toluene: has …
If you live in the Indianapolis area you should definitely check out PMK Wellness located in Plainfield, Indiana. PMK Wellness offers personal training, nutritional counseling, fitness classes, yoga & pilates, athletic performance training, and wellness coaching. They offer several different packages for personal training and/or nutritional counseling. Marla and I had the opportunity to sit …
You will need: 1/2 cup raw honey 1/2 cup organic butter 1/3 cup organic cane sugar 1/3 cup organic peanut butter 4 cups oats 2 cups brown rice cereal 1 T. vanilla extract Chocolate chips Put rice cereal and oats in a large bowl.  On the stove combine the honey, butter, cane sugar, peanut butter, …
I am currently reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.  It is such a great book that I feel will change how I approach life from here forward; from how I handle my personal goals to how I raise my children.  It’s one of those books where if you had your highlighter out …
Well, I waited patiently for 11 days and my Kombucha was ready! I was so scared when I took the cloth off of the jar.  I didn’t know what to expect!  A second SCOBY had formed at the top.  You guys, it was GROSS!  But, that’s where all the beneficial bacteria and yeast live, so …
Marla and I recently made a trip to Earth Fare in Greenwood.  We were very excited to check out another healthy grocery store in the area.  There was a nice sized produce section with many organic options. There were also many candies, flours, nuts, beans, and other dried good sold in bulk. My favorite section …
I entered the Gaia Herbs Pin It to Win Holy Basil Giveaway and won! I received Adrenal Health – 120 Count Phytocaps, Holy Basic Leaf – 120 Count Phytocaps, and Herbal Energy Plus Stress Response Shots – 12 Count. I am so excited! I LOVE Gaia Herbs!  I have used their Adrenal Health before with …
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