Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Peppermint Patties - The Real Deal {Tropical Traditions Giveaway}


Seriously, guys- these are. to. dye. for. 

I whipped these together by recommended ingredients from a friend. It's just coconut oil, honey, and peppermint essential oil. Seriously- how much easier (and, delicious!) can it get?!

No measurements, sorry! I just can't seem to make anything good theses day if I measure!!! 

So, just eye ball it and make sure you put more coconut oil than anything, use your taste buds and you'll be fine. :P 

Now.....

How would you like a chance to win a free quality ingredient (coconut oil!!!) to make your own batch of these delectable babies? :) 

Tropical Traditions is sponsoring some healthy fun! Below is what they requested I copy/paste, and share with you & then you can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post. :)

Winner will be selected Wednesday. February 26!!! 

Good luck!


Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.

Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?



Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I {Heart} Running!


I'm sssoooooo excited!!! Seriously, did I *just* run 8 miles?!

Not me....

Yes, me!!!

I'm incredibly surprised at how amazing and GOOD that felt!!!

Thanks for the support peoples, I'm never run this far (or long) in my entire life so it was definitely a mile stone/marker. My brain is now opening up to the possibility, and realization that a 1/2 marathon *can* be in my near future. :)

On the training plan for next Saturday is a 10-miler.... comment and let me know your helps! :)

Enjoy your wk/end, and let me know if you're getting in your runs!!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Blog Change.... Yet Again!


Yay! I'm sure your digging it right about now.... another blog change!!! lol!

Hmm- I might have a thing going for change. :P  (check out this post from August 2013) what do you think? 

Have fun, and let me know your thoughts!


Ok, so I like this layout a lot better because it's cleaner, a lot simpler, and I'm a total less-mess wannabe. Ya know?!

I agree... the polka dots are probably *way* cuter, but black & white were just calling my name!


Old "About Blog" page....


To this!

New Year 2014 has me all ready to throw out the junk, and start afresh! My personal closet is soon to feel the effects of this mindset. :/

See ya later, gator!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Green Smoothie Strong :)


So, this morning- when my alarm went off.... my body screamed that "5 more minutes" kind of feeling. Thankfully, my mind made the right decision. :p

I need to stop pretending I'm on vacation, and go to bed at a reasonable hour! lol! Does anyone else have issues getting back into their normal / work routine? 

Yesterday, I started 2014 off with a workout and some good ole fashioned stretching. Stretching is definitely on my list for this new year! I can't run as much (or get injured more easily) when I'm not in a regular routine. Plus, I just loooove how I feel all loose and limber with consistency- don't you? :)

Click here to see some of my favorite routines!

I'm not hosting the annual green smoothie challenge (at the moment) simply b/c I've got a lot of school, and work to tick off my list..... but, enjoy THIS post (one of my favs!) and look forward to future days! We can always fly solo, or grab a friend/partner to do it with us until the next Wild 'n Green e-World Party!

Happy almost end-of-the-week, peoples!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Day!


Happy Thanksgiving!


The plate. No.... I didn't eat all of this- had to save room for dessert. ;p 


My beautiful sister (Mary) made this "not from this planet" CHOCOLATE pecan pie!


It's not secret- I love my family.


I'm sure I'm biased --- but I'm pretty convinced my grandmothers make the best food in the world! This is my grandma Mimi's famous homemade apple cake.


Ok, so I thought it would be fun to list a few things I'm specifically grateful for this year! Join me in the comment section!

#1 - my relationship with Jesus. He is my everything, without I am nothing.

#2 - a warm, comfy bed. yes- I seriously *heart* my bed.

#3 - school, and credits.

#4 - possessing a curious nature. some times.... it does get me into trouble!

#5 - real friends who call me out on things and love me through the good and the bad

#6 - Proverbs 18:21 - this verse has changed my life. I believe in the power of the spoken blessing, and that complaining only makes things worse. If I want to change something, I have to speak life, show up and do the work.

#7 - vision. and thinking about my 5 yr plan!

#8 - helping people get well. i believe God created me to help people heal.

#9 - music. it makes my heart soar!

#10 - my camera :)

and, of course--- MY FAMILY!!!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Healthy Tips for Your Thanksgiving Meal!



Hi, everyone! Wishing you a wonderful and bless-ed Thanksgiving tomorrow. :)

Comment and tell me something you ARE thankful for this Turkey Day! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Natural Market Fair + Downtown B-Day Party


I made it to the Natural Market Fair this afternoon!


They had all sorts of amazing vendors and guests which were really cool. This was a 


There was hula hooping, too. An Apple Crate friend rockin' it. :) 


Green smoothies galore- yay! you guys know- my fav, fav. Erin these were sssooooo yummy!!!!! You should totally go in the biz. =) 

Speaking of which- there will be another Green Smoothie Challenge to kick off 2014 so mark you calendars! Official announcement to come. 


Yours truly stepping out on the town last night..... 


... for a birthday party!!! Happy birthday, Cooper-- welcome to the 21 club!!! Oh, wait.... I'm 22 now. :p


So, everything was fun and good -- minus the food........

I went for the "vegetarian plate" and it turned out awful. They certainly have that sandwich labeled wrong! I feel bad for whoever orders it, trying not to eat meat because they'll get an inaccurate picture of what eating delicious veggies really is like. It was basically this disgusting white bread with a tomato slapped on it--- not what I was excepting! hehe! 

I'd eating really clean the past week so I afforded myself plenty of French fries and 1/2 the bottle of Ketchup to make up the difference. Ok, maybe not quite 1/2 the bottle, but it was a lot. :p I'm secretly an undercover Ketchup lover, in case you were wondering...........



We went for a downtown walk afterwards which just happened to be a Zombie Fest, hence the photo bomb from the behind zombie........ he was one of the "cleaner" ones. :p Not my thing to say the least..... actually I came home and played NERF (in the dark) with my little bros (just for fun) which freaked my adrenal glands out! I'm opting for something calmer tonight- lol!

Do you like zombies OR not so much? Do tell!

What's the worst restaurant food experience you've ever had? I had a recent one where I found hair (yes, HAIR!) on a chicken salad.... eek! Funny how that curbs your appetite.....