Au Naturel

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Let me start off by saying that I let waaaaaay too much time pass between my last post and now. I have been so busy but I know that is not an excuse. I am trying to get this balancing act down, but I am human and sometimes I get off track. I will promise to be better moving forward! πŸ™‚

I know for some it probably sounds crazy but when I first heard about spring water I was surprisingly on board with it right away. Some of the changes that I have made in my life in terms of being healthy have been difficult and I am still transitioning, but with spring water it just clicked and I knew I needed to make the decision and make this change for my health. I remember I was listening to one of Shawn Stevenson’s podcasts on the way home and he had Daniel Vitalis on his show. Let me just say that Shawn and Daniel have been instrumental in my life style change and if you haven’t heard about them or listened to any of their videos/podcasts, I highly suggest you do so. During this podcast Daniel, went into great detail on why water from a natural spring versus water from a bottle or tap is so much better for your body. Yes I know most people are not immediately able to understand the concept of driving to go get water when you have it right in your home. I get it, but just hear me out.Β Most of the time when I tell people that I go to get spring water every two weeks (now we actually go once a month) I get really weird looks. A concept that was once common and part of everyday life is now so obscure that I had to remember an elevator speech to explain myself each time I tell someone why I choose to go get water from some far away land :P. Continue reading

It all started with COCONUTS!

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It is Tuesday evening and I am relaxing with my furry children enjoying the cool breeze outside. It is a great day to be alive. I think we forget to be thankful and appreciative for just being able to wake up and smell the air, see the sky, to just be alive. We take a lot for granted so I really try to make every effort to be thankful and be in the moment. Ok I am already off on a tangent!

Lets get to the real topic, “Coconuts” which I think is probably one of my favorite fruits or drupes in the entire world. Just in case you were wondering a drupe is a fruit with a hard stony covering enclosing the seed (like a peach or olive) and comes from the wordΒ drupaΒ meaning overripe olive. Ok enough with the scientific jargon. Whatever a coconut is, it is AMAZING and I am so happy that this amazing creation has so many uses. Continue reading

The GOOD Stuff!!

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Last night I was home and it occurred to me that I haven’t baked in a very long time. So I figured I would put my apron on and surprise my husband. I was debating between brownies and blueberry banana bread. Of course I could not decide so I went with both! πŸ™‚

As much as these may look unhealthy they are 100% healthy and guilt free. YAY!! After filling my house with the amazing smell of baked blueberry banana bread and brownies and having them approved by my mom and husband, I knew I had to share. I hope you enjoy these yummy treats!!

All the ingredients I used were organic. Remember always have fun especially when baking yummy goodness and feel free to make any substitutions you would like!! Continue reading

Who Cares?!?!

I have actually been contemplating starting a blog for that last year. I know procrastination at its finest. Honestly when it comes to the things I write, I am a very private person and I do not want to be judged. I mean, that is a normal human reaction, right? I finally got the (for lack of a better word) BALLS to start today. Here is why…

I have been on my own personal journey to living a holistic lifestyle for the past two and half years. I would love to say it has been the easiest thing ever but that would be me giving you all a bunch of bull s#$@. To be frank, it has been one of the hardest things for me. Well let me restate that, there are some things that I was able to transition into very quickly and others that I am still working on. I will get into more of my journey and share my successes and my failures as I continue to post. I don’t want to scare anyone away and give you my whole life story all at once. Continue reading