8 healthy habits you should start today

8 healthy habits you should start today

I’ve never been much into using a journal to write about my day-to-day life (that’s partly why I blog).  However, I do keep a gratitude journal (though not as consistently as I should), and I also like to keep a health journal (not to be confused with a food log). My health journal is just a place where I record my health and fitness goals, new supplements that I want to try, and where I make note of some of my “healthy habits” to make sure that I stay on track.  When I am diligent about practicing certain actions, I...

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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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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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bareMinerals giveaway winner & submit your questions!

bareMinerals giveaway winner & submit your questions!

Happy Thursday! I’m thrilled to announce that the winner of my bareMinerals giveaway was randomly selected by Rafflecopter, and it is Brittany D. with entry #669! Thank you so much to everyone who entered.  I had so much fun reading all of your favorite things of the moment, and you gave me some great new products to add to my wish list!  We also seem to share a lot of the same favorites- only confirming that you’re awesome. I plan to do lots of fun giveaways this year as a way to show my appreciation for all of you, so keep...

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My Oiling Pulling Journey: Results & Thoughts After 1 Month

My Oiling Pulling Journey: Results & Thoughts After 1 Month

(You can go to my Oil Pulling tab for all of my posts on this subject.) Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 is off to a wonderful start for all of you.  We didn’t do much on New Year’s Eve, but I’ll give you a mini recap in tomorrow’s post. As I said in the beginning of my oil pulling journey, my intention was to stick with it for an entire month, and I did it! Well, I guess I technically have a few more days to go, but for the purpose of these recaps, I achieved my goal. 😉   Image source   Before I get into...

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My Oil Pulling Journey: Week Three

My Oil Pulling Journey: Week Three

(You can go to my Oil Pulling tab for all of my posts on this subject.) I can hardly believe that I’m into my fourth week of oil pulling already.  As you’ll see by my recap, I’m completely hooked. Possibly for life. If you’re just catching up, you can read my initial post all about the whole process of oil pulling and my week one and week two recaps.   Image source   Day Fifteen Even though I’m completely into oil pulling, I had a difficult time that morning.  I think that I might have gotten a bit...

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