Book Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Book Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Even though she’s always appeared to be in killer shape, I never really thought of Cameron Diaz as the health-conscious type.  Maybe it’s because of her fun, care-free image or the fact that her character claimed to love eating meats on sticks in There’s Something About Mary, but whatever the case, I always assumed that she ate lots of junk food, was naturally thin, and only worked out when she had a movie role that called for her to be in shape. After seeing Cameron on a few television interviews promoting The Body Book:...

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50 (more) uses for coconut oil

50 (more) uses for coconut oil

You may have noticed that when I like something, I get really enthusiastic about it and rave on and on…and on about it.  I’ve always been the sort of person who gets ridiculously excited when they open presents, and I’d probably make one heck of a QVC hostess. Most of the time, I continue to like and enjoy the items that I share here, but I do often move on and try new things. However, there are a few things/topics/people that I’ve written about to death on this blog throughout the past 3 (plus) years, such as salmon,...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (3/7)

Things I didn’t share Friday (3/7)

  1.  Has anyone seen the new reality show called Southern Charm?  I am usually not a reality television kind of girl, but I’m already hooked on this one.  Admittedly, a large part of the obsession is due to the fact that I am crazy about all of the clothes- especially the ones that Cameran Eubanks wears.  I want to raid her closet so badly! 2.  I just needed to share this picture of my nieces Ava and Brianna.  Seriously, how cute are these girls?  I constantly want to kiss their sweet, happy, little faces! 3.  Last...

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5 beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (and my blonde hair!)

5 beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (and my blonde hair!)

Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) has been a staple in my daily routine for several months now, and let me tell you, it’s good stuff. So, why am I such a big fan? For one thing, ACV can have a major impact on our internal health.  In fact, drinking 1 tablespoon mixed in a glass of water before each meal can aid digestion, control blood sugar, clear stuffy noses, promote the growth of good bacteria in our system, support weight loss, and fight yeast infections- among numerous other benefits. It can also have a positive influence on our...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Pulling

Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Pulling

Happy Thursday! Since I’ve received so many questions about oil pulling, I thought that I’d do a little FAQ for you today. Just keep in mind that many of my responses are based on my personal experience.  I’m certainly not an expert in anything other than Lionel Richie and Saved by the Bell trivia.   What time of the day is best for oil pulling? Ideally, oil pulling should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (even before you’ve had anything to drink).   What type of oil should I...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1-17)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1-17)

   1. As part of my nesting phase, I’ve been cleaning out beauty products that I don’t plan to use and gave most of them to my sister Melissa- including a pretty bold shade of gloss by Rimmel.  Apparently, my sister owned a clear gloss from the same line and automatically assumed that the tube I gave to her also contained a clear gloss.  Her lips were pretty chapped while she was at work yesterday (FYI- she’s a teacher), so she kept reapplying the gloss over and over again as though it was a lip balm.  Imagine her...

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