Staying Fit & Healthy | Life Update

I feel like it’s super efficient to give you updates via a countdown, so here are my latest tips and tricks to staying healthy & happy. Just know, being healthy isn’t all about food & exercise – though these two things play a huge part. This list is always changing & turning into something else…

West Iceland | Weekend Retreat

REASON Wow, that’s a tough one…hmm…why would I want to go to Iceland? Let’s see, VOLCANOES + WATERFALLS + BLACK SAND BEACHES (& so much more). Man, I hope these questions don’t get more difficult. AIRPORT RKV – Reykjavík Airport TRANSPORTATION Rental Car – Though I wish we’d have gotten one of those crazy 4×4…

Prebiotics & Probiotics | Pantry Pick

What the heck are those? So I planted some perennials in some pots outside last year. They died. Apparently when you pot a perennial, most of which have complex root systems, you have to replenish what it’s taken from the soil. You have to fertilize it or the dirt will be void of anything good…

Ghee | Pantry Pick

What the heck is that? Ghee, which by the way is pronounced like “gee” & not the letter “G” – is clarified butter. Don’t ask me how long it took me to figure out how to say it…. Anyways, you simmer butter, the water boils out & then you strain it through a cheese cloth. You keep…

Konjac Sponge | Beauty Buy

What the heck is that? If you’re thinking, “Konjac is kind of a funny word” – I’m with ya! My first thought was this is definitely not a word derived from the English language. Low & behold, Konjac Sponges are made from the Konjac Plant, a perennial found in Japan. A Konjac Sponge is an…

Sleep Better | 7 Hacks For Getting To Bed

1 Trade that “Sleepy Time” tea for some banana drank! I struggle with calling it banana tea because, well it’s not really tea, it’s more of a tonic. I’ve found numerous articles linking magnesium & calcium deficiencies to insomnia. Bananas actually help your body to absorb calcium, their peel is rich in magnesium & other…

Clean Coffee | My Pantry Picks

My Top 5 Pantry Items for Cleaner, Tastier CoffeeCoffee is one of those items that gets over analyzed in the media. Today coffee will save your life, tomorrow it will kill you. Seriously, Google it. Welcome to the wonderful world of trying to figure out what you should & shouldn’t eat/drink when you’re attempting to…

Chicken Tikka Masala | Whole30 & Paleo

Cayenne, turmeric & curry can often be found in Indian dishes & are incredibly beneficial for a typical American diet. One of the most ordered Indian dishes in the United States is Chicken Tikka Masala. I found a place in Ohio that served what I thought was the best. Then I moved to Oklahoma & couldn’t…