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Love this months Earth Day Box! So many new and fun items.  I love the variety in the bestowed box. So many new snacks to try out.

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DSC_1756 (2)Nature’s Path Organics

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3B Bags

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Luna Protein Bars

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Little Ducks Tiny Fruits

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Glories Sweet Potato Chips

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Numi Organics Tea

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Happy Easter

Good morning friends.  Just wanted to wish everyone well and share a few photos.

Had an Easter Egg hunt with the dogs. They think they are dyed! Wink, Wink…They are color blind.


Finally bakes an avocado with a baked egg center. WOW. It is perfection.



Made scrambled eggs for the doggies, after all they found the eggs!




Yummy Easter Breakfast.


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Let me tell ya about something New. Recently I was asked to try this lovely Organic Matcha Powder from Kiss Me Organics sold exclusively on Amazon. 



Matcha Green Tea Powder – ORGANIC – Amazon Exclusive

Green Tea Lattes – Smoothies – Matcha Baking – 4oz – All Day Energy – Superior Antioxidant Content – Improved Hair & Skin Health

  • ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
  • CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body’s metabolism
  • LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder arrives in an easy-to-use airtight health grade packaging allowing for as much or as little use as you need for any occasion. Enjoy a relaxing latte in the morning, bake a dozen cupcakes or simply add a small boost to your morning smoothie
  • 137x ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea can only be used in a powdered form because, unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
  • FREE MATCHA RECIPE GUIDE EBOOK WITH PURCHASE: 50+ Recipes All Yours – Emailed After Purchase.


I love a quick and easy smoothie in the morning to drink on my commute to work, so I whipped up a Fresh Green Goodness Smoothie.


1 Cup Soy Milk

1/2 Banana

4 Large Strawberries

1 Tablespoon Organic Matcha

Makes 1 Smoothie. Blend and Enjoy!



So refreshing and clean tasting. I really enjoyed the smooth green tea flavor. I look forward to baking with Matcha. I found some really great recipes.

Here’s another recipe I found that is on my Matcha Must Make List.

Berry Good Morning Smoothie

½ cup cold orange juice
1 tsp. Matcha
2 tsp. warm water
1/3 cup chopped strawberries
1/3 cup blueberries
½ banana, sliced
1. Mix Matcha and warm water until blended.
2. Add all ingredients into a blender and run until smooth.
3. If needed, add more orange juice or water for a thinner smoothie.
Makes 1 cocktail.


If your interested in purchasing the Organic Matcha powder, please follow this link on Amazon.

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I did it I tried fish oil for the first time. Well actually I have been taking it for three weeks now.



I love supplements, but I was afraid of fish oil. The only reason is simple. “Fish Burps”  Yuck right. Well Body Vega Fish oil eliminates the fear of fish burps, here’s why. “Carefully crafted from deep-sea, cold water fish and molecularly distilled for purity from all toxins, BodyVega is designed to have maximum potency without the nasty fish taste or burps.”

Well I am proud to say I am now a fan. As a 45-year-old woman I need certain supplements now to aid me in my senior years. I DO plan on living a very long life and I want to stay as healthy as possible.

BodyVega Fish Oil

Product Description

Body Vega fish oil has Amazon’s highest concentration of DHA and EPA, so it supports many of the body’s processes for overall health and thriving well-being, including: -Brain function, so you’ll be more alert, focused, and happier -Healthy eyesight, including reducing tired, dry eyes -Reducing pain and inflammation -A healthy heart -Boosted mood

 With so many positive reviews I felt certain that I was going to like this product, but I let the product speak to me and here is my Amazon Review:

Like most people I was worried about the Fish Burps..but am happy to say after 3 full weeks of taking the fish oil I have not experienced any! I would recommend this product for anyone looking to take Omega-3 fish oil. I take it every day and it helps me feel great and feel more energized. I really feel with each day I have more energy. The soft gel capsules are easy to swallow and again DO NOT leave a fishy after taste like many other fish oil products. This is definitely a quality product for the price. My skin feels moisturized and fresh, and I have not changed any of my beauty routines. I also have noticed my hair has a bit more shine to it. Excellent Product, Quality Product.

Here are some additional information about this product:

  • 4.9 / 5 STAR AVERAGE RATING: Happy Customers Agree That BodyVega Fish Oil Is The Best Fish Oil Available Because It Is Potent And Has NO Fishy Burps! Just Read The Reviews, And You’ll See That BodyVega Fish Oil Has Unmatched Customer Satisfaction.
  • #1 CLEANEST AND PUREST FISH OIL: Sourced From Deep Sea, Cold Water Fish for Maximum Omega-3 Potency. Tested For Over 250 Contaminants, Including Mercury, And Molecularly Distilled For Guaranteed Purity.
  • STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: From Chile and Norway, The #1 Recommend Source, So It Is Free Of Pacific Toxins Caused From Nuclear Fall Out.
  • MAXIMUM OMEGA-3 POTENCY: Doctor Recommended 1,500mg Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Up To 50% More Than Competitors’) For Guaranteed Reduced Inflammation and Less Joint Pain, And High EPA and DHA Levels Support Long-Term Eye, Heart and Joint Health, While Boosting Mood, Focus, and Productivity.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Love It Or Leave It. If, For Whatever Reason, You Don’t Love BodyVega Fish Oil, Just Return The Empty Bottles For A Full No Questions Asked Refund

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My Friends over at BodyVega have offered a coupon code for $5.00 off a product order by using the code: BODYFIVE.



I recently got my sprouts on. I have a set of Sprouting Jars and its been a while since I sprouted so I thought a Spring sprout was needed. The variety of seeds I am using is a 3 part mix of Alfalfa, Radish and Broccoli. So they are a much small sprout than the Mung bean sprouts you typically find in the vegetable section at the grocery store.

I added 1/4 cup of seeds to my jar and then 4 cups of warm water which you soak for 6-8 hours. After the 6-8 hours you just drain the water and rinse the seeds and then store in a warm dark location for 3 days. You must rinse the seeds two to three times per day during the sprouting cycle.


The easy straining caps makes it convenient to strain fresh water to the sprouts.


This little amount of seeds will produce a huge amount of sprouts.


Here are my sprouts after only one day. I rinsed them twice and left out on the counter to soak up some sun for an hour, that seems to help green up the sprouts. It is recommendation but is not necessary.


Here are my sprouts on day two. Wow, this is going to be a huge amount of sprouts.


Here are my sprouts on day three. They are ready to be strained, stored and consumed.


Just soaking in water and gently swishing around does a good job of getting the hulls to float up.



Sprouts are ready to be served.


My all time favorite way to eat them is on a piece of pita bread with hummus.


Basic Sprouting Instructions:

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

Growing sprouts in a jar is easy. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Place one to two tablespoons of seeds in your jar, and cover with approximately two inches of warm water. Let this sit 6-8 hours or overnight depending on the sprouting seed you are using.
  2. Drain the water, using a sprouting jar with the draining lid or just use a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
  3. Rinse the seeds by adding water the jar, swishing the seeds around, and draining.
  4. Repeat twice a day, every day until your sprouts are the desired size. This will take anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the variety of sprout you’re growing. Sprouts are best when they’re still fairly small and just starting to turn green.
  5. Store your sprouts in a covered bowl or food storage bag with a paper towel inside to absorb excess moisture. Use the sprouts within a week.

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When I travel  I love to pack my bag. I know most people dislike it, but I love the challenge of packing as light as possible. I love to carry on my bag and make my trip about the destination and not the hassles. I have it down to an art. Here is how I roll.

393Snacks are a must! So is a good hat and fun jewelry. I love my gopicnic boxes when I travel. 


I also use small all in one compacts and make-up samples.

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I also always back Hot and Ice patches..Sitting to long on a flight always hurts my back so I always pack a few. Tunes and entertainment are a must. I love passing the time doing crosswords.

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Then I have to pack my Special stuff. Lysol, Emergen-C, my Gin-Gins ginger throat drops, alcohol wipes and any other go to item I usually travel with.

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I always pack sinus meds in small bags to save space. I also always pack tons of facial sample size moisturizer packets, my skin gets so dry when I travel.



My Ultimate favorite items to pack are Shampoo/Conditioner bars from Lush and my bar beleza swivel stick which is a moisturizer and a makeup removal solid. TSA does not care about solid bars so I can carry them on and not have to buy hair care at my destination!


Just a few of my favorite packing tips!

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Elf on the Shelf Chihuahua Style!

It’s never to late to share Holiday Pictures, especially if doggies are in the pictures. I found this Buddy the Elf at a local Salvation Army about five years ago and he loves to tease my “Fury Kids” and now that Elf on the Shelf seems to be everywhere over the holidays, I thought I contribute a few of my own tricks I played on Ginger and Stuart.

Buddy the Elf promotes clean teeth.


Stuart smelled his Greenies instantly and had to see what was happening.


Ginger letting out her true feelings for Buddy the Elf. Stuart don’t care.


Buddy the Elf loves PIE.


Stuart does not share food, so he really is not getting why Buddy the Elf is even NEAR his bowl.

Hide and Seek with Buddy the Elf. Bonus treats for finding him.

Ginger is willing to share with Buddy the Elf.

Silly Buddy was head first in the dogs food container.

Ginger always kept one eye on Buddy the Elf. I think she has a crush.


But Buddy the Elf loves the Christmas Duck.


and Buddy the Elf was too busy just hanging around.


Ginger and Stuart really got into opening their gifts this year.


Stuart really took charge of opening.

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Which means Ginger Benefited. Okay Ginger open your eyes!


Really Open them you have gifts…..


There you go good girl!


They both got a fun treat from their Nana.


and then it was off to bed.

Well, maybe Ginger was out, but Stuart was still hoping for more goodies.



Love my little kids. They bring me endless joy, happiness and constant laughter.

Tribute to Charlie my Fur Brother. He died last January. We miss him every single day. My mom and dad miss him so. He sure was great company for them, so I make sure they get lots of Grand Puppy visits to help when they are sad. RIP dear Brother. “I’ll be seeing You”.



Question: Do you celebrate any holidays with your pets? I know I am not the only one! 

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