My favorite cup of coffee does not require much! I do not add any artificial sweeteners to it, not even sugar. All I do is brew my local organic dark roasted coffee in my all natural bleach free filter, add some organic whipping cream to my cup and then add in some organic vanilla for that "extra" flavor. Its delicious!! So happy I got a little extra freaky with my coffee this morning. Its my new favorite way to drink my morning cup of joe :)
PS...you can add a little honey to sweeten it if you wish, just NO white sugar.
If you follow me on Vine (supermodel momma) I have posted a vine of the exact products I use :) and its below too if you do not use vine.
So many of us are preparing easter baskets for our kids family or friends this Easter season. When I stopped to think about what I was going to put into my daughters easter basket this year it hit me that I refuse to put nasty GMO Cadbury eggs and giant fake sugar loaded chocolate bunnies in her basket. I wanted to put all natural, organic DYE FREE and ARTIFICIAL COLOR FREE treats in it. Your probably thinking well...she's a kid and it comes once a year, why not let her eat crap for 1 day?
Living healthy and eating right is a WAY OF LIFE not just a random decision. I want my daughter to be able to make the right choices when she is old enough and on her own. When is there a better time than now to instill these priceless values within her?
Being a parent is about giving your kids the right tools to succeed in life and the tools they need to live a healthy happy life. It starts and ends with us, the parents.
This easter my daughter is getting an all natural easter basket with organic goodies.
Here are some alternatives to the traditional easter basket treats that are going in Laylas basket:
I am going to be adding a few more things to her basket but this is all the "candy" she is getting and im sure it will last a pretty long time.
Sugar beets are one of the #1 items that are GMO this is why I chose organic candies because I do not want her eating things that throw off her genetic expression. This is important to pay attention to in young children as they are still growing and their genes are continuously expression themselves and changing.
The most expensive item was the chocolate eggs, but I have a special plan for those so I paid extra for them.
To each their own. I do not judge others who do not choose to do the "healthy lifestyle" living but this is the best way to live I feel and I want to share my journey with you all!
Sick of spending money at the salon on fancy facial treatments? Well ME TOO!!
Here is a fun and easy way to make your own at home fancy facial peel :)This is super easy and takes just seconds to make and apply.
Here is what you need:
This is going to make a creamy consistency and this is what you can apply to your face AND your stretch marks! Ive got a few of those thanks to my beautiful daughter ;-)
Apply to your face and any other area you want "tightened" and let dry until it literally hurts to laugh! The thicker you can apply it the better as this helps the removal process go a bit easier.
To remove you can either peel off (which I did in the video) or shower off. I do both because if you pull this stuff out of your eyebrows or hair it hurts to pull off.
This is something I do about 1 time a week and shower after doing to remove all the pieces I left behind.
So go ahead try it out!! Let me know what you think. Comment, Tweet, Pin away!
Here is my homemade fancy facial in action!
And lastly the other two products featured in this video :)
HAPPY ST.PATTYS DAY EVERYONE <3
When I was a young mother I trusted EVERYTHING my doctor told me...even when they told me to smear my precious newborn baby with toxic chemicals. No wonder her skin was always so sensitive.
Our skin is the largest organ our body has!
While I was at Meijer (a local grocery store) the other day I was on a mission. Not a mission of grocery shopping in-between 130000000 people but on a mission to find things I use to buy and use to turn those products around and to TRULY read the labels. What I found was shocking.
Most hospitals here in MI anyways all have the Johnson and Johnson "sensitive" newborn lotion that is #1 choice of hospitals readily available for all new parents to smother their newborns with :(
I too was one of those vulnerable parents that fell into the trap.
We all want what is best for our children especially our precious newborns....So we buy the best of the best. Of course your going to buy the first thing the hopsital gives you to use once you leave and go home because its #1 choice of hospitals and used by most people. what most people including myself failed to realize is what toxins I was putting all over my baby.
I still cannot believe I used this stuff on my newborn and baby!
Let me break it down for you of what some of these chemicals...I mean ingredients really are:
Pretty scary stuff huh? Im not trying to scare you but I got your attention didn't I? Fear sure as hell works to grab peoples attention.
So now your probably thinking, "well what the hell? I have like 10 bottles of that in my nursery from all the baby showers I had!" Its ok, your not the first person to have a stock pile of this stuff laying around.
Here is a all natural healthy and non-toxic alternative...are you ready?
yes Coconut oil will work wonders on your brand new (and grown up) baby's skin.
Of course there are some rare occasions where your child might be allergic to coconuts but
at least you will know what they are allergic to instead of trying to decipher through a "honey-dew" long list of possible culprits.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER...pass it on :)
Do you know what GMO foods actually are? Here, ill break it down for you.
GMO foods have only been available since 1994. This is likely to be the worst thing to happen to food in all of humanity!!
In 2005 about 71% of all GM crops were genetically engineered to be resistant to pesticides and herbicides. What this means is that when the MONSANTO workers spray the crops that we are consuming, all the weeds will die off but the GE crops will remain strong seeing how they were bread to withstand high doses of TOXIC pesticides and herbicides.
Studies have shown that there has been a huge decline in wildlife around farms that use or grow GMO crops. This is so sad because it only adds to the decrease in bees, birds and plants which are already being depleted. GMO crops are only expediting this process.
These chemicals and toxins go directly into our bodies when consumed. Studies show that these GMO foods cause organ failure and a multitude of other health problems in lab rats.
GMO foods are believed to be the culprit to immune disorders, reproductive problems in both men and woman, psychological and genetic health.
MONSANTO is the worlds LARGEST producer of GMO products, yet they have banned GMO food from their own workers cafeteria....? What does this tell us? It says to me they know the serious harm in the products they are GE because what company would not use their own products? This makes no sense.
MONSANTO workers when spraying crops have to wear full body suits, gloves, protective eye wear and breather masks...THIS STUFF IS SO TOXIC AND DEADLY!!
If you oppose this GE of crops and the killing of irreplaceable bees birds and plants here is what you can do to help:
WE ARE THE FUTURE AND WE HAVE SAY IN WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS! Pass on the knowledge and truth and STOP unknowingly supporting people who are destroying our one and only planet.
Below is a photo of what they have are required by law to wear when doing their jobs. I do not own these photos. I got them off of google.com.
There are many other factors that play into losing weight the healthy way, I just thought it would be beneficial to highlight some ways to making your weight loss journey a tad bit easier!
Hey all! Im Amanda! A believer, wife, mother and a Love Yourself Lifestyle coach. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!