Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

In case you missed part one, you can find it here.  I shared my beauty & skin care all-stars from 2014 in that post. Onto another subject that I love- food, health, and fitness!   1. Harvest Bay Coconut Water//2. Now Foods Popcorn//3. Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Machine//4.Barney Butter Almond Butter//5. GuruNanda Pulling Oil (more info here)//6. Organic Veggie-Go’s//7. Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray//8. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz//9. Beach Babe DVD 2//10. Guava Goddess Kombucha I’ll be back on Friday...

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Stay healthy this winter with an immune system boosting smoothie

Stay healthy this winter with an immune system boosting smoothie

I don’t know about you, but as a child, I thought that getting a fever or a case of strep throat during the week was like a gift from heaven. No school? Well, amen! But being sick as an adult is about as much fun as being sick as an 8 year old over Christmas break.  When you have a job, kids, and/or a house to take care of there just isn’t time to be ill. The doctors all tell us to wash our hands, exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, manage stress, get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and drink lots of...

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Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

(Please note: While ALOHA did send me some free samples of their products, I was not paid to review them, and all opinions in this post are my own true thoughts about the brand and its products.)   Ever since I started The Grass Skirt nearly 4 years ago, I’ve received many emails, tweets, comments, and blog traffic from people who wanted to know how to make a grass skirt, throw a luau, or plan a trip to Hawaii. Well, for once, I am going to make all of those faceless strangers a bit happy while still pleasing all of my fellow...

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All about popcorn| My favorite products & toppings

All about popcorn| My favorite products & toppings

Searching for the word “popcorn” on this blog will yield 77 results. That’s right.  I have talked about popcorn in some capacity nearly 80 times in almost 4 years. I think it is safe to say that I like popcorn. Because I am such a fan of popcorn, I figured that it was about time that I did a post solely dedicated to my favorite snack.     Health Benefits of Popcorn Before I get into how I make my popcorn and some of my favorite popcorn making accessories, let me just point out that popcorn is way more than just a...

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Trader Joe’s Haul (October 2014)

Trader Joe’s Haul (October 2014)

On Sunday morning, the kids and I took a little trip to Trader Joe’s because I was hoping to pick up some pumpkin-flavored specialty items. When we entered the store, I saw a big sign that was basically meant to forewarn customers that they were pretty wiped out of pumpkin things already, and it definitely proved to be true. Despite a lack of pumpkin and a toddler who kept flinging off his shoes every two seconds as I tried to shop, it was still a fun experience. Here’s what I got, minus some romaine lettuce, milk, and bananas (not...

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Friday Favorites (8/29)

Friday Favorites (8/29)

Happy Friday! I know that I say this every time I post a Friday Favorites, but I really do have a lot of great things to share this week. Here they are in no particular order…   Nutiva O’Coconut Treats I recently received some samples and wasn’t really sure what to expect- especially since the description said that they contain hemp and I am really not much of a fan.  These are so delicious though, and just one makes for the perfect after dinner snack.  If you love coconut, you will go crazy for these little...

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