Food & Wellness

Healthy Eats In Our Fridge

Hey there dear blog readers. Apologies for the silence over here the last couple of weeks, I feel like there’s so much to catch you up on I don’t even know where to begin. Biggest news though is that we ARE HOME!!! We moved back home almost 2 weeks ago, and so the last several […]

Developing a Healthier Relationship With Coffee

Last year, after dealing with some persistent and nagging health issues, I elected to do a 21 day cleanse. For three weeks I eliminated a laundry list of items from my (almost) daily routine; from gluten and dairy, to alcohol and caffeine, I was able to feel a lot better than I had felt in […]

31 Healthy School Lunches in the Planetbox

I’ve been meaning to put this post together for some time now, and quite frankly my original goal was to get it up as a “back to school” post, but better late than never is my motto. We’ve now been living with my in-laws for close to 5 months, and packing these daily lunches for […]

Top 5 Favorite Beautycounter Items & Labor Day Promo

I joined Beautycounter as a consultant because I loved the premise of the company; beautiful products that performed, and were made safe. I started actively selling Beautycounter though, through “socials” and one-on-one appointments, because I was blown away by how well the products actually worked. But while I’ve been impressed with just about the whole […]

Thriving With Hashimoto’s – Self-Care & Supplements

It’s been almost 6 months since I last wrote about the treatment of my Hashimoto’s, and almost a year since my initial diagnosis. Because I’ve been asked lots of questions, and because I’m just pretty darn excited, I wanted to give you all an update on my health and what I’m currently doing to manage […]

Supporting Mom-to-Be with healthy mama®

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and healthy mama® , but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #gethealthymama disclosure Two of the most exciting experiences of my life was when we bought our home, and of course, being pregnant and giving birth to my three […]

Is the Planetbox Lunchbox Really Worth the Investment?

I can’t believe we’re already half way through 2015 and saying goodbye to another school year. Taylor will be entering 5th grade in the fall, Syd will be a 3rd grader, and Hayden will start preschool 2 mornings a week, meaning I’ll have a 3rd lunch to pack each morning. While the year had its […]

Thrive Market, CSA’s & Grocery Budgets

The amount of spending we do during the month of April, between taxes and birthdays and anniversaries, I always feel the need to tighten the belt and reign in the budget. First place I felt we could save some money this year, was with our groceries. I don’t feel like I’m typically frivolous with my […]

Slow-Braised Carnitas Tacos

I grew up in Whittier, a little town about 15 miles outside of Downtown LA with a varied demographic. It’s only about 20 minutes away from where I live now, and being that my parents still live there I “go home” quite often, but each time I do I still get nostalgic as if I’m […]

Fresh Pressed Rainbow Juice

I recently read an article in the NY Times about the importance of cardiovascular health for women, and that the hearts of young women are especially at risk. And while many women fear cancer, more women in the United States die from heart attacks or strokes, than all cancers combined. I couldn’t help but think […]