4 Foods That are Good for Your Skin

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This post about 4 Foods that are Good for your Skin has been sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own. How important is healthy skin to you? My skin isn't something that I've always worried about - I've never really been prone to breakouts and my skin has generally taken care of itself, but as I get older, it's definitely on my mind more than it used to be. As I start to think more about my skin, and how I treat it, I've been looking for ways to keep my skin hydrated and refreshed. Of course I use products that are good for my skin, but I've also been looking into different foods that are good for your skin and I was a bit surprised by a few that I discovered! Sunflower Seeds: Who knew, right?! Sunflower seeds are full of Vitamin E which helps restore moisture to your skin and helps your skin retain it's natural … [Read more...]

Get Fit and Ready for Summer with Aurorae Yoga

Aurorae Yoga Towel

If there's one type of exercise that I like doing, it's definitely... lounging on a beach towel. Oh gosh no, that was totally the wrong ending to that sentence. The answer was supposed to be yoga, but luckily, this company have me and you covered with both of those answers! I've reviewed a few different products from Aurorae Yoga over the years and I'm super excited about the one that is in the mail headed my way right now [and of course, a review it will be coming soon]. One of their newest products, an extra large microfiber beach towel fits perfectly in the ever expanding line from Aurorae Yoga. The towels are made of microfiber, for fast drying and quick absorbing, an extra-large size of 32"x68" and come 8 beautiful, sea-inspired colors. Whether you're using the towel for a lounge by the pool OR a peaceful yoga session or … [Read more...]

Drink Eden – Fresh, Cold-Pressed Juices from Imperfectly Shaped Fruits & Veggies

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I've teamed up with DrinkEden.com to share their Kickstarter and naturally different products in today's post. Meet Eden. They’re a new environmentally friendly company that makes fresh, cold-pressed juices from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables. Why imperfect fruits and vegetables? Because despite how they look, they provide the same exact health benefits as perfectly shaped fruit. Eden’s core belief is that diversity and imperfections are not flaws to be corrected but traits to be celebrated. And they use their line of juices to fight aspects of our culture that threaten diversity, conservation, and overall health: Superficial Mindset Photoshop gives us flawless skin, perfect tans, and the ideal physique, but it also erases everything that makes us unique. Now more and more people think these digitally altered images … [Read more...]

The Newest Protein Smoothies on the Block: Stonyfield Organic OP

Stonyfield Organic Protein

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.   What do you think of when I say Protein Smoothies?  I think of a fitness buff looking for a quick way to get some much needed protein in their diet.  But did you know that protein shakes aren't just for fitness buffs? I've been incorporating more protein in my diet, particularly at breakfast time, for a couple of reasons.  The boost of extra protein in the mornings gets my metabolism going and in turn, my energy levels too.  My girls are early risers so it's not uncommon that they wake up before me so to get going on their energy level, I need a quick boost.  Sure, my cup of coffee helps, but not only do I need a quick boost, I need a boost that's going to take me through the morning. I've also been incorporating more protein in the … [Read more...]

WeeRide USA Kangaroo Deluxe Child Bicycle Carrier

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This post about the Kangaroo Deluxe Child Bicycle Carrier has been inspired by a collaboration with WeeRide USA.  All opinions are my own. Before our girls came along my husband and I loved to spend time outside.  We would work in the garden and around the house.  We would go on short hikes on mountain trails.  And we loved riding bicycles.  We've traveled to Damascus, Virginia a few times to ride The Creeper Trail. But after having the girls, riding bikes was something that definitely had to take a back seat - unless we had a babysitter for the day.  If only we had known about WeeRide USA when the girls were younger... we wouldn't have had to give up riding! Now when I was a toddler, I rode in a seat on the back of my Dad's bike.  I don't actually remember riding in that type of seat, but there are plenty of pictures to make me … [Read more...]

Treat Yourself to Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls

Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. I had my first in-person glimpse and taste of Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls almost a year ago.  I was so excited to have received a little frozen package of these pearls from Heaven on my doorstep.  When Stonyfield told me I would have another chance at trying them, I literally jumped up and down. My friends, if you can find the Frozen Yogurt Pearls in a frozen section in your local Whole Foods [and you just might if you live in the New England area] - run to get your hands on a box... you'll thank me, I promise!  Plus, you can save with this exclusive coupon to get 2 boxes of Frozen Yogurt Pearls for $6. I could rave and go on and on about these delicious little pieces of frozen goodness, but let me share exactly what they are so you can … [Read more...]

My Simple, Satisfying Breakfast Combination – Cheerios + Florida Orange Juice

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Current trends and studies show that fewer and fewer Americans are eating a regular breakfast.  We all know that research shows [and our own bodies tell us] that eating a nutritious breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day... so why do so many of us skip it? There's a couple main reasons why I often forego this important meal... time and well, time!  Not only do I sometimes feel like it takes too much time to sit down and eat, I don't feel like I have the time [or energy!] to actually prepare breakfast for myself.  I'm too busy getting hubby out the door to work and Sophia ready for Preschool.  The thing that worries me most is that it's only going to keep getting harder as this Fall I'll have a Preschooler and a Kindergartner! It is totally in my head that I don't have time because preparing a fulfilling breakfast … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to the Week of Wellness

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Are you ready for a week dedicated to living well?  Well, it's here - Week of Wellness is coming to Facebook next week and I'm so excited to be one of the featured bloggers to bring you this amazing experience! This event is hosted by Sampler so if you've participated in some of our Ultimate Online Baby Shower Events, you'll feel right at home.  Haven't participated in an UOBS before?  No worries - I'll explain it all here - keep reading! There are 3 Main Components to the Week of Wellness:  RSVP Gift Basket, Flash Giveaways, and Sampling Events.  Let’s examine them all so you’ll be ready to for everything the Week of Wellness has to offer! First - you WANT to RSVP, believe me.  Not only will you be entered to win that AMAZING gift basket above, you'll also get access to the Week of Wellness calendar.  On the calendar, you'll see … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Say No to New Years Resolutions

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. I know, I know - I'm normally a lot more positive in my writing than including a negative word in my title, but it's true.  I do NOT make New Year's Resolutions.  I never have and I would almost venture to say I never will, except I always say never say never.  So I won't say it, but I don't think I will... ever.   I remember when I was about 17, I was at a friend's house for New Years Eve and we were all having fun, laughing, eating snacks... and for some reason someone started throwing out the craziest New Year's Resolutions and ideas.  Then one of my close friends said "I'm going to make a resolution to not eat chocolate for a whole year."  WHY?!  WHY would anyone say that?  I can't imagine that I will ever get to that point in my life, especially as a … [Read more...]

Chicken Avocado and Potato Soup

Chicken Avocado Potato Soup

This post and Chicken Avocado Potato Soup recipe was inspired my partnership with Mom It Forward and HASS Avocados. All opinions are my own. One of my absolute favorite foods in the entire world is... avocados!  I actually found the love for this delicious green fruit way late in life - like only 4 years ago.  Well, that's partly true - I always loved a delicious guacamole, but I had never eaten an avocado alone until I cut one up for Sophia when she had just started eating real food as a baby.  We eat avocados a lot and in quite a few different ways.  Actually I prefer to pull out the pit, sprinkle a little salt and pepper, and scoop them straight out of the skin with a spoon!  If you haven't tried it, you're definitely missing out on one of the finest and creamiest foods you've ever tasted!  Avocados are a nutrient-dense, … [Read more...]

Tomato, Spinach, and Pancetta Frittata [+ a review of the Philips Airfryer]

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Do you love making delicious meals that are easy?!  Yeah, you know I do and today's recipe for a Tomato Spinach and Pancetta Frittata is just that.  I know, it doesn't look like it would be something that you could literally throw together and it cook itself, but it really is - see the recipe below! A few weeks ago I received an email asking if I would like to learn more about a newer kitchen appliance from Philips [to review at no cost to me].  When I read the specs on the Philips Airfryer, I have to admit, I was totally intrigued and totally a skeptic.  I was so intrigued [and still skeptical] that I sent the link to my husband and my best friend saying "I'm going to eat fried chicken every day if this thing really works!" You see, here in the South, we like our fried foods.  Just ask my blogging friends that joined me in east … [Read more...]

4 Easy Changes to Make for a Healthier You, including a Natural Probiotic Routine

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. This post is not a healthcare professional's opinion. All opinions are my own.  #NaturalProbiotic #CollectiveBias Spring is the time for new beginnings, right?  The flowers are blooming, the days are brighter, and it's a time of the year when everyone wants to start off fresh.  It's a bit of a makeover time and the best way to give yourself a makeover is from the inside out!  So today, I'm sharing with you 4 super easy changes to make for a healthier you - including adding in a daily natural probiotic routine! Of course there are plenty of ways that you can get a healthier, new you this Spring, but I am choosing to focus on the four recent changes that … [Read more...]