21 Day Fix so far

      Well, I am on Day 16:) I could not be more please with how this is working out.  I took my measurements, but I didn't take pictures :/  So far I have lost 10 lbs and 9 1/2"  :)  Ok, I will say I was not in the worst shape of my life, but I was definitely not in the best.  I love the eating plan because it doesn't feel like a diet.  It is more about making conscious food choices and portion control.  I have an app on my phone to help me keep track, but it's Read more [...]

7 little habits that steal your happiness

I love their site. Today I caught this post in my emails and thought I would share. http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/06/28/7-little-habits-that-stole-your-happiness-yesterday 1.  Letting every little problem get the best of you. Inner peace begins the moment you take a deep breath and choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. In other words, the greater part of your happiness or misery in the long run depends on your attitude, not your circumstances.  If you’re Read more [...]

Vita Sciences Maxasorb B-12 and Vitamin D Review

I was given the opportunity to work with Vita Sciences on their B-12 and Vitamin D creams. I like the packaging on each item, the bottle has the exact same information.  What I would have liked to see was a little more explanation of the potential health benefits for those who don't know.   Each bottle contains a 30 day supply and gets applied topically. I was hesitant at first because I wasn't sure how it was going to smell or feel once it went on to my skin.  Luckily, Read more [...]

Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil Review

So I'm obviously a big fan of coconut oil.  I've covered using it to wash your face, antiperspirant and 21 uses for coconut oil.             I was thrilled to find a product that has most of the same health benefits without all the oily feeling.  I have used it every day and my skin is noticeably softer.  I love that I can use it on my face and so far, it hasn't caused any breakouts.  It is a great carrier oil for Read more [...]

Getting back to basics with a 21 day YOGA challenge!

After realizing that there are so many others out there who can relate to my story of losing myself and working to find myself again, I went on a hunt. A hunt for what you say? To find the perfect "challenge" to get us all back on track to our original selves. What I found was the 21 Day Challenge from Yoga Journal.   Who's interested in joining me??   http://www3.yogajournal.com/21daychallenge/21dayvideos Beginner  WEEK 1 Day 1: 15-Minute Morning Sequence Read more [...]

Life, yoga and getting by

Life and the Universe have a funny way of getting your attention and getting you back on track. Sometimes you just need a kick in the rear to get moving. Sometimes that kick is “slightly” more than you expected. Well, that has been my life lately. I feel like I am on a roller coaster that I have no control over. So I look inwards and control what I can. photo credit: 20100106-IMG_2284 via photopin (license) I turn back to daily mediation, creative visualization and yoga. What this Read more [...]

Financing Homeschooling

When people talk about teaching their children from home in the absence of any definite or structured curriculum, it is perhaps natural to think that homeschooling is cheap. But this is far from the truth. Although homeschooling does not stick to any... Read more [...]

10 Misconceptions about Composting

Yard waste composting bin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Ten (10) Misconceptions About Composting           Composting can be an involved process, especially for beginners.   There are a lot of stories and television programs... Read more [...]

Don’t make excuses…make it happen!

As a mom I know that it's not always easy or convenient to get to the gym, but it's still possible to get in a good workout at home.   I personally love going to the gym, it's my little happy place. But I'll be honest there are times when it's just... Read more [...]

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

Here's a great blog post that Eric Barker pulled together over at  Barking Up The Wrong Tree  while he was researching that guru of The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris. I like it because he hits on a few habits that  productive people  have... Read more [...]