It’s no secret that a new year often brings new goals and adventures, and the same is true for me. Over the Christmas holiday, in between wrapping, cooking, eating, and spending time with loved ones, I’ve been putting the finishing touches on my brand new website (with some help from the hubby of course)! We’ve successfully moved the blog over and I’m in the process of fixing all of the links so they connect to the new website rather than direct you back here. Make sure to subscribe while you’re over there so you can get updates when I post something new!
Now, if you haven’t checked out the website before reading on, I have some even more exciting news for you! You might be wondering: Why the new site? Well, I’m happy to announce that I am starting my own private practice! In addition to all of the information and ideas I share on my blog and YouTube channel, you now also have the opportunity to meet with me one-on-one for personalized recommendations and guidance. I’d love to help you reach your health goals, so click on over and check out my services. Be sure to like and share my Facebook page as well!
I appreciate the love and support I’ve received from all of you through this blog and your continued support as I start out on this new adventure. Thank you!
Kale can be a scary vegetable for a lot of people. It’s quite tough and bitter, which aren’t exactly crowd-pleasing traits. However, as massaged kale salads have become trendy in the past couple years, many have realized that this little step of rubbing the kale down can make a big difference in both the texture and flavor departments. Now, kale is never going to be like a spring green, because it isn’t! Rather, it’s hearty and much more substantial, which is exactly what we need this time of year. As a bonus, this salad holds up well in the fridge, unlike more delicate greens. At our house, we’ve been doing a lot of kale salads, so I thought I would share a recent creation with you. Strangely enough, Lisa Leake over at 100 Days of Real Food recently put up a similar recipe , so, if you want a slight variation on the same idea, be sure to check out her recipe for Kale and Apple Salad as well.
This peppermint bark is something that my family looks forward to every year. The best part is, along with how good it tastes, it also happens to be pretty easy to make. Most recipes for layered bark call for semi-sweet chocolate, but I prefer unsweetened chocolate instead. Since white chocolate is basically pure sugar, and there is even more sugar added with the candy canes on top, I find it provides a nice contrast between the super sweet white chocolate/candy-cane layer and the bitter dark chocolate underneath. Whether you make this for yourself, or as a gift for others, it will definitely be a big hit!
I’m excited to say that I qualified for a recent Influenster Vox Box! If you’re not familiar with Influenster, they are a company that sends free products to members for testing purposes. Influenster selects members for boxes depending on their demographic info and interests.
Other companies can send their products to Influenster to get targeted feedback via surveys. I received everything in this box totally free from Influenster. Here’s an overview of everything that was included in the box.
Candy canes are a staple for many this time of year. They make festive coffee and hot chocolate stirrers and are a favorite addition to holiday treats. However, it can be challenging to find candy canes that aren’t full of corn syrup, artificial dyes, artificial flavors, and other nasty chemicals. While I prefer a natural candy cane because of the iconic shape and colors, you can make a substitute yourself if you can’t get your hands on a high quality candy cane.
Hi guys! With a new year quickly approaching, I wanted to get some feedback from y’all as far as what you like to see on my blog. You can pick up to three choices on the poll below. Also, feel free to leave comments if there is something you love/would like to see that isn’t in the poll or if you have a specific request for a future post! Thanks!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had breakfast at our house with Jasen’s parents and sister and then spent the afternoon with my fam. My cousin Allison made cute place cards this year. We were the Native Americans…
I don’t know about you guys, but it is seriously dry in our house. We got a humidifier a little over a week ago, and that has certainly helped, but there is only so much you can do to combat this cold weather menace. About a year ago, I was having some intense dry skin issues on my face. I was using natural moisturizers like olive and coconut oil, but it seemed my face was too dry and the oil too heavy for it to really make a lasting effect. Kinda like hard, heavy rain on super dry ground. It just didn’t soak in.
Just in time, I came across an amazing brand. Michael Todd True Organics is a natural skin care company that has a wide range of products for all skin types. I can’t say enough good things about their stuff! Continue reading →