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Looking for a Good Read? Well here it is!

Ever find a book that you just cannot put down, well for me this is that book! Your Holistically Hot Transformation, by Marissa Vicario.

Honest, Easy and Very Thought Provoking.

One statement got me thinking:  “willpower isn’t a reliable weight loss tool”

I repeated this several times, and realized that I do this a lot. If I don’t prep my food, or forget to pack a healthy meal when traveling, I think “well I will just resist any temptations”.   I cannot tell you how many times I have forgotten to pack a lunch for work and in my large office which vendors bring in not so healthy lunches, and I see a warm bread stick and say, I will just have one and realize I put 3 on my plate. Well I decided to use Marissa book as a tool like she suggests, promotes and provides in her book  and see if I could develop some new amazing healthy transformations on my own Holistically Hot Transformation.

Best part of the book is the easy steps Marissa provides to help, aid and move towards your own Holistically Hot Transformation.

At the end of the book Marissa provides ways to incorporate all of her knowledge into your every day life.  Use smaller plates to keep portions smaller, take the stairs instead of the elevator to incorporate exercise into your daily routine when you don’t have time to go to the gym, drink water throughout the day so stay hydrates.  But most importantly, Marissa wants you to stop obsessing – don’t focus on the scale, don’t worry about being perfect.  Just be you.  Be holistically hot!

This is a great read for nutrition and health novices because the essentials are broken down in a way that is easy to understand. Your Holistically Hot Transformation includes recipes and a grocery list of food for each food group that should be present on your plate. Whether you’re looking to learn about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle or looking for tips on how to maintain your already healthy lifestyle, Your Holistically Hot Transformation can benefit you.

 

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Embrace a Healthy
Lifestyle Free of Dieting,
Confusion and Self-Judgment

Your Holistically Hot Transformation (Holistic Health and Nutrition) Are you tired of fad diets and all-juice cleanses? Confused about all the conflicting nutrition information available? Over feeling guilty for your nutrition slip-ups? Finally learn to trust yourself to make slimming, nutritious and energizing choices without dieting, confusion and self-judgment! Award-winning Health Coach and Women’s Lifestyle Expert, Marissa Vicario, wasn’t always as healthy and happy as she is today. There was a time when her diet had more macaroni and cheese and G&T’s than broccoli and green smoothies. It wasn’t until she hit rock bottom that she realized something had to change, and it was in that moment that she vowed to make her physical, mental and emotional well –being a top priority. Your Holistically Hot Transformation follows Marissa’s wellness journey from unfulfilled corporate professional to purpose-driven women’s lifestyle aficionado committed to making healthy, fit and balanced (aka Hot), less intimidating, more approachable and totally attainable to women regardless of where they are on their own path to a healthy lifestyle. You’ll find advice for making healthy living a habit, tips for stocking a healthy kitchen, guidelines for understanding the hunger and fullness cues your body sends you, simple ideas for self-care you’ve never tried before and a sprinkling of fast, fool-proof recipes and motivational mantras. Smart, honest, and actionable, Your Holistically Hot Transformation is the most relatable health and nutrition book of its kind.

Your Holistically Hot Transformation will teach you how to:

  • Make healthy living a habit far beyond the rules and regulations of any diet
  • Understand the messages your body sends you so you can give it what it needs
  • Stock a healthy and organized kitchen and put whole food ingredients to good use
  • Make simple self-care a regular part of your day
  • Enjoy travel, dining out and spending time with friends without ruining your waistline or sacrificing your healthy          habits
  • Put everything into practice with actionable advice, motivational mantras and fast, fool-proof recipes

What You Can Take from the Holistically Hot Book:

*Learn about Superfoods *Holistically HOT foods you should eat (favorite part) I Love trying new foods! *Superfoods to incorporate into your diet (easy ways to incorporate them) *Must-have kitchen gadgets/tools (a great reason to shop) *Foods to stock up on *Recipes (green smoothies) *Cravings and your relationship with food *Listening to your body*

I love all the prep ideas and stocking up tips for keeping healthy foods on hand to succeed. PLUS…you get a great sample shopping list.

From the Author

Health and wellness has become more mainstream in recent years, so there’s a lot of nutrition information available from a multitude of sources, most of it competing. Because I studied nutrition,I can sort through it all, but what about the woman who is just getting started on her nutrition journey? I noticed that when I started working with a client,she was almost always confused and misinformed about how to eat and mindfulness and self-care parts were most often completely missing. I wanted to simplify everything for the woman who is just starting out, confused to the point of paralysis or has tried everything to no avail and wants to start over with a more balanced approached. I remember being that woman at one time, so I wrote the book I would have wanted to read. Sometimes we need someone to reassure us it doesn’t have to be so complicated and that everything is going to be OK.That’s Your Holistically Hot Transformation.

Biography

Marissa Vicario, AADP, is an award-winning, board-certified Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach, blogger and Women’s Health & Lifestyle Expert. As the Founder of Marissa’s Well-being and Health, she is passionate about teaching women to trust themselves to make nutritious, slimming and energizing choices without resorting to fad diets and all-juice cleanses. Her tips, recipes and expertise have been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Glamour and Next Generation TV among many other women’s lifestyle publications.

After spending a decade and a half as a junk food vegetarian and raging sugar addict, Marissa Vicario discovered whole foods and the way they made her look and feel. Her desire to live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle was so strong, she broke out her hand-me-down pots and pans and dull cutting knives and taught herself to cook in the tiny kitchen of her Manhattan studio apartment. In the process, she learned that food changes everything and single-handedly transformed the trajectory of her life from the inside out. It wasn’t long before she decided to study holistic nutrition and make it a career.

Book available on Amazon

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Marissa’s Instagram marissavicario

Marissa Vicario Founder, Marissa’s Well-being and Health

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 So happy I am able to spread the word on this book, and recommend it to friends and family. After having several conversations with Marissa and following her on Social Media, I knew I had to read her book. I was hooked from cover to cover. I really took so much from her writing. I could feel her passion for health when reading this book. Each chapter had me wanting more and more information. I loved this statement:

Embrace a Healthy
Lifestyle Free of Dieting,
Confusion and Self-Judgment

Hope you check it out, it really is packed full of great information. Enjoy.

For more Content from Marissa check out her YouTube Channel, here.

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Happy Gardening Season! 

Summer is here, and so is gardening season. I love to plant annual flowers and keep hanging baskets in my yard for color and all summer enjoyment. With this beauty comes real physical pain. Well, I guess it does not have to be painful, however, I do tend to go overboard and injure myself from time to time. From cuts and bruises to sore muscles and back pain, beauty comes at a price to some.

Gardening is a favorite hobby of mine, even if I experience some pain and minor injuries from it. Here is a  typical injury from cutting branches and weeding below.

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I applied Max Arnica on the bruised area with the easy glide on roller and it did provide relief from the pain. I also used on my lower back after a long day of weeding my flower beds and watering my plants.

 

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It’s a perfect size to keep on hand and really convenient to use with the roll on applicator.

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  • Zim’s Max Arnica (roll-on): provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscle and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains;

Zim’s

ZM Arnica Homeo Roll-On

 

Product Description

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Zim’s Max Arnica Roll-On  is a homeopathic topical pain relief product containing arnica and other beneficial homeopathic ingredients with a convenient roll-on applicator.

The Zim’s® brand is dedicated to bringing you innovative naturally based products that live up to their brand promise in every way. Our goal is to improve the lives of consumers with our brands that include over 25 products that are packed with the best of nature and range from skin care to pain relief gels.

The Zim’s Brand History

Zim’s® started over 60 years ago with the creation of Zim’s Crack Creme® by a pharmacist in Austintown, Ohio.

Today, the Zim’s® brand has expanded to over 25 products ranging from lotions and cremes to pain relief gels and diabetic care items. The Zim’s Max-Freeze® brand provides an affordable topical pain relief gel that emphasizes the use of natural ingredients such as Ilex Flower and Aloe Vera.

Zim’s® continues to offer exceptional naturally based products from a small town in Ohio. We look forward to expanding more in the future to provide you with products that utilize the power of natural ingredients to a make a difference in your life and those you love.

Zim’s Max Arnica is sold in stores and through online retailers with the 3-oz. Roll-on at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

The Zim’s® line offers a number of different over-the-counter solutions for pain relief, skin and lip care. The Zim’s product line aims to expand consumers’ options for quality topical products. To learn more about the Zim’s product line and Perfecta Products Inc., visit http://www.zimsusa.com.

About Perfecta Products, Inc. ™
Based in North Lima, Ohio, Perfecta Products Inc. is the national manufacturer and distributor of the Zim’s® product line, a dynamic line of naturally based consumer products. The Zim’s product line features different over-the-counter solutions, formulated with naturally based herbal ingredients, for pain relief, skin care, lip care, elder care and first aid. Perfecta Products, Inc. was founded over 60 years ago to help cement workers with their dry, cracked hands and feet with its flagship product, Zim’s Crack Creme. Today, Perfecta Products’ brands can be found in nearly every major retailer in North America.  For more information, visit http://www.zimsusa.com.

My Thoughts:

I really recommend this product for use on sensitive skin, I recently had a bout of poison Ivy and my skin was really sensitive after it healed. I applied it several times and loved that it did not irritate or inflame the area. So glad Zim’s asked me to try this product, I now have a new favorite go-to Natural Pain relief topical product rather than the OTC medication.

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Happy Gardening Season! 

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Happy Fall. So here in Michigan it is getting cold. We have also been getting crazy high winds lately, which just make it feel that much colder. So here are some things that have been keeping me occupied lately.

I made a succulent terrarium. My inspiration came from my favorite Michigan YouTuber: How Jen Does It.  She featured this on one of her house tours and a tutorial. I was obsessed, and had to create my own.

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I also made a few other pieces for other rooms in my house to enjoy over the cold winter months ahead.

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Picked up this at Trader Joe’s.

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Cannot wait to try this out. Posts to follow! Here are some details on what this is. Also wanted to mention that Trader Joe’s sells this for $15.99. All other prices I have seen for this have been upwards of $50.00. So if interested go to Trader Joe’s.

Had this canvas photo made. It was a coupon code from my Fab Fit Fun Box from Picture it on Canvas. It was a $75.00 value coupon code to purchase anything on the site. I was beyond excited to order this. This is my all time favorite picture of me and my husband. Were in Bora Bora celebrating our 20th. Wedding Anniversary. Bora Bora Post Here.

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Fab Fit Fun

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Ordered this box because it looked like a fun quarterly box subscription. It was loaded with stuff. So glad I ordered it. I have used every item in this box and wish I would have know about it sooner. If you interested in ordering this 4 time per year box you will be Subscribing to happy. They Deliver the season’s best beauty, fashion, & fitness products (full-size, of course) straight to your doorstep. The contents of your box is a surprise – that’s part of the fun of it! From time to time, a teaser emails revealing certain items will be sent to you in advance. It is a taste of the types of amazing beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness products all girls love. Fab Fit Fun.

Detroit Love.

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Pink Salt Himalayan Lamp from VitaCost.

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My blog is always a mix of things. Food, Health, Reviews and Travel. I try to keep it a balanced mix and today’s post is a bit of all the above.

I was sent the following BeetsBlue to review. I never thought I would want to use a Heart Rate Monitor, so that is exactly why I wanted to try it. I am not a runner or by any stretch of the imagination athletic, but I do my own versions of workouts that fit my lifestyle and age. I am health conscious and am very active and I live by getting in all my 10,000 steps per day, and I love to walk. I hiking/walking at a local farm as well as using my indoor treadmill are my main ways to stay heart healthy.

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BeetsBLU

Beets BLU Key Finder / Items Finder Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Small Wireless PagerTag Keychain item with Audio Alarm. Device Syncs with Smartphone iPhone (4S and later), iPad (mini, 3, 4, Air) and Samsung Galaxy (S4, S5, S6)

 Our lost thing reminder is a black electronic beeper which has loud sound alarm and red LED light in case of link loss
  • Our portable lost key detector also has remote commands accessible on the key fob button press
  • Geo regions actions (iOS only). You can use our key locator system through special app for iOS and Android. Gadget pairs with Apple iPhone (4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 plus), iPad (mini, 3, 4, Air) and Samsung Galaxy (S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge)
  • Lost location tracking on smart phone. Our device helps to find lost keys. The item can be also used for such objects as purse (wallet), pet, bag and anything you tend to lose. Uses low power transmitter
  • Proximity detection with automatic sound alert. Also works as RF remote control. Our tracker is a great gadget for men and women

How can I use it?

No matter how brilliant your memory is, there are always moments when you are in a rush and can’t find your belongings, like your phone or keys, or when you need to track your luggage at the airport, or you have left your bag behind.*
PagerTag is extremely helpful
in the following circumstances:
  • If you can’t find your keys in a rush or you can’t find them in your bag
  • If you left your wallet or purse behind or misplaced it
  • If you attach PagerTag to your travel bag, your phone will notify you when it is nearby at the baggage claim area
  • If your tagged pet is outside of a set range
  • If your item has been stolen or moved by someone else to an area you’re not aware of (accidents happen)

Love the Alarm on this PagerTag, while testing it I went out of range and the alarm really was loud enough to locate and or alert you that your item is not where you left it. 

Also, a few things I plan to use for is traveling and also on my little Ginger girl. When we travel or camp she is a very curious little girl and I can see her running off if she was to ever squirm out of her collar. (this happened once while camping when she got scared of some fireworks)

Adorable, but scared and sometimes curious. Especially when fireworks season is upon us.

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Here I am able to keep track of my work bag which hold my small purse and my keys. I use a carabiner clips so I can keep my keys and both my bags together and track all (3) three items!

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It was so easy to connect to Blue Tooth with my phone and Install the app at the Play Store. I was up and running in only a few minutes and then had fun learning and playing with all the settings and the alarms.

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Beets Blu Wireless Bluetooth Smart 4.0 Heart Rate Monitor is Compatible with Smartphones Apple (4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 plus), Samsung Galaxy (S4, S5) and Nexus (4, 5, 7). With Soft Chest Strap

 Heart rate sensor with belt around chest delivers the most accurate heart rate readout thanks to ECG-based technology
  • Smoothly sync with iOS phones (iPhone 5, 4S) and selected Android devices* No dongle required
  • System consumes low energy therefore a small firmware battery is enough for more than a year
  • Our cheap recorder works with all popular apps like Endomondo, Runkeeper, Map My Run, etc
  • Wearable tracker approaches to running, fitness, crossfit, spinning, workout, exercise and other athletic sport

Why do I need to monitor my heart rate?

Control of your heart rate is very important for your training, as it helps you to achieve your desired results. Depending on the goal of your workout, you can:

  • Strengthen your cardiovascular system
  • Increase your stamina
  • Burn fat
  • Avoid your heart beating too fast

This is especially important for those over 50 years of age or for those recuperating.
The results of your training depend on your heart rate zone. This has a lower and upper limit. If your heart rate is in the target zone, you will achieve the expected results from your training.

Find on Amazon.

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I will keep you posted on the BeetsBlu product updates as I use them more in my daily life. Thank you for sending me them to review, I really enjoyed and liked using these easy and functional gadgets. I really loved the PagerTag and will be getting a second one for my husband. I think he can really benefit from having one himself. I am so excited and really love and will recommend the PagerTag to friends and family. I really love the value of this for people who travel, or just might need help locating items, it is so versatile.

Here’s a few other highlights of items I have been loving and using. 

Been hooked on Subscription beauty boxes lately. I work 10 to 11 hour days most days of the week with weekends off so I find I love getting little boxes of fun after a really long day. I’m usually gone 12-13 hours each day with my commute to work. SO this is my little perk me up pamper gifts I love to send to myself. Here is a Birch Box I purchased featuring another YouTuber I love Tati from Glam Life Guru.

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Been digging my Erin Condren Planner. Wow. It is so much fun to keep this book and has helped me stay organized with my busy work life lately.

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My latest Bestowed Box. Full of Yummy goodies. I Love this box and have been getting it for almost 2 years now. I am a true fan.

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Celebrated 95 years of My Grandmothers life in Arizona. She is truly the most healthy person I have ever met. She was born in Rome and is perfect health. She eats well, enjoys wine with dinner and walks daily. I love everything about her. She is such an inspiration to me. Posted my travel bag in this post.

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I love to pack, it is my obsession. The perfect bag. The perfect travel list.  I live to improve upon it each time I travel. I do realize that the perfect travel anything exists, I just love to pack and make lists. Call me weird.

Little Visitor. He just chilled on the seawall and let us watch him. He was cool.

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How’s it going with you?

Any fun new items you have tried lately?

What Subscription boxes have you received?

I just ordered the Ipsy Glam Bag and cannot wait to get it. I’ll keep ya posted.

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Ambronite is a nutritional drink intended to supply all of a human body’s daily needs, made from 20 ingredients, including spinach and wild sea-buckthorn. Ambronite’s name is based on the Greek word for “food of the Gods”

I was contacted by Valerie from Ambronite to see if I would like to try their product. Well after reading about it, I was like YES, please. Talk about being excited waiting to receive a shipment.  I was pumped. So while waiting I started reading and stalking them on Social Media. Instagram Pics. Tweets, you name it, I was hooked. So once I received it, it was a test of wills for me. I wanted to try it on an upcoming flight to Florida I had coming up, so I had to look at this box for 1 week before being able to try it.

I always get crazy hungry when I travel. Not sure why really, it’s mostly just sitting and waiting when starting your journey by plane. Must be the boredom and thought of being in a capsule with nowhere to go that does it. SO first let’s get down to what this product is.

Organic Drinkable Meal

Ambronite is a quick and healthy drinkable shake. Each bag contains one full meal (500 kcal) of all of your essential nutrients.

Ambronite goes where you do; Home, office, in your bag and on your travels and outdoor adventures.

Packed with natural goodness and free of artificial nasties, it tastes of oats and fresh nuts with a hint of Nordic herbs and berries. The pure, neutral taste mixes well with water, juices and your favorite fruit.

Get over hunger for 4-5 hours

-Boost your productivity and stay in flow
-Avoid afternoon sleepiness and sugar rush
-Concentrate on what you do best
-Get everything your body needs
-Only organic real-food, no cheap supplements

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Ambronite consists of high-grade natural ingredients such as organic nuts, oats and wild berries.

Ambronite contains 18 organic ingredients

organic oats
organic coconut
organic lucuma
organic chlorella
wild bilberry
wild sea-buckthorn
organic brown rice protein
organic stinging nettle
organic rice bran
nutritional yeast
organic spinach
organic spirulina
organic almond
organic flaxseed
organic apple
mineral salt
organic brazil nut
organic blackcurrant

 Just love this drink shaker. It’s color, shape and size. 

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New customers receive an Ambronite Shaker for free

Full 100% meal for optimal productivity / Satisfies hunger fast, gives steady energy for 4-5 hours / With new improved Ambronite v3 recipe

Ambronite. The super-meal, to help you live your whole life. Beautiful packing and lovely green color caught my eye, but it was the flavor and healthy benefit that really won me over.

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Food for a modern lifestyle

We believe that a creative and ambitious individuals deserve the best possible food to live life to the fullest. Food has a critical impact on our productivity and happiness. Our daily meals should let us do more of what we love.

Ambronite is your unfair advantage

We’ve crafted a drinkable supermeal to give you more freedom, time and choice. With Ambronite, you can boost your productivity and stay in flow. Ambronite takes away your hunger for 4-5 hours in a few minutes. Instead of distractions and afternoon sleepiness, you can concentrate on what you do best.

Here is my experience:

So on my way to the airport I drank my Supermeal. I really wanted to see if it would hold over my hunger for 3-4 hours possibly 5 if any flight delays occurred. Well it did. I had a late flight to Fort Myers to go visit my friend Jody. Leaving at 6:45pm and arriving at 11:00pm, I really did not want to be tempted by expensive and unhealthy food in the airport. I always have healthy snacks packed but I wanted to have a very healthy meal prior to traveling to help keep me healthy and my immune system working well while I traveled. Just being on a plane can get you sick with all the germs and people who travel while they are sick.

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So I am one of those people who love texture in foods and smoothies. I like to have a little chew or bite when making smoothie bowls and eating oatmeal. I love the texture of grains and I really love chewy grains. I love the flavor of oats. This product is amazing. It mixed up easily with just a few shakes. It had real texture and real flavor of the natural ingredients. You can truly taste the greens in this. Healthy greens and grains. Perfect combo. I do not want fake flavors, with sugary ingredients. I want real and with this Ambronite Supermeal it WAS REAL.  I honestly do not think I have ever tried a product I was so happy with. This stuff is the real deal. Healthy, Easy to Make, Great flavor and Convenient anywhere any time.

Just perfect as a total meal replacement.

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I also had a packet on hand with me over the week-end so I could have it on my way home! Again, it did not disappoint. I just mixed and enjoyed on the flight home.

Check out #Ambronite on Instagram. and also on Twitter.

Wanna try this SuperFood. Well Ambronite offered any reader a 10% discount. Just use this Code when checking out to get your discount: 40FIT10

Thank-you Valerie I Truly Loved and Totally Recommend Ambronite to Friends, Family and Readers. Cheers to Healthy Superfoods.

So I stayed healthy while visiting my Best Friend. Mission Accomplished.

Florida Fun.

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Floating around Marco Island Florida. Perfection. floating

Bonus. Found these cool shades. I have a mild obsession with all things with skulls on them.  Here are some snaps of my personal style using Skulls.

Skull Shades.

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Bora Bora Skull Top. skulltop

Skull Scarf.

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Skull Sweater.

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Skull Necklace. Damn, that Stuart is one cute little man. skull neckalce

Another Skull Top with the Skull Necklace and Skull Earrings . (Most Favorite Top Ever)

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Skull Back Pack.

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Skull Purse.

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Just a few of my favorite Skull things! I don’t ever think of my self as having any particular fashion style I just wear what I like and what brings me joy.  Being in my mid 40’s I still don’t think I will ever be too old to wear my skull clothing, or express my personal style. I plan on being a hip old chick. I plan on rockin’ funky color nails, fun jewelry and clothing that I love.

What is you go to Super food?

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When I think of BBQ I think of Stubb’s.

Check out this Amazing Recipes Page.

previous Stubbs’ Post.

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Some of my favorite recipes are the;

STUBB’S SPICY SHRIMP KABOBS

Ingredients

1 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 ½ cups pineapple chunks (preferably fresh)

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares

½ cup Stubb’s Pork Marinade (or more if desired)

8 wooden or metal skewers

Cooking Instructions

If using wood skewers, soak in water for at least 15 minutes. Thread shrimp, pineapple, and red bell pepper in an alternating pattern onto skewers.

Prepare your grill for direct high heat cooking. Oil the grates and place the skewers over the heat. Grill for 5-10 minutes, flipping often until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Baste the skewers with Stubb’s Pork Marinade every time you flip.

NOTE: To make the dish less spicy, baste less often.

 

 

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and the;

SWEET HAWAIIAN MINI BURGERS

Ingredients:

Burger:
1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 canned pineapple slices
12 Hawaiian sweet or small whole wheat dinner rolls, split
Lettuce

Sauce:
1/4 cup Stubb’s Sticky Sweet bbq Sauce
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

 

Cooking Instructions:

Combine ground beef and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 1/2-inch thick mini patties. Set aside.

Combine sauce ingredients in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

Place pineapple slices on rack in broiler pan; brush with sauce. Place pan in oven so surface of pineapple is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 4 minutes, turning once and brushing with sauce. Remove pineapple, keep warm.

Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 7 to 8 minutes for medium (160°F) doneness, until beef is not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once and brushing burgers with remaining sauce after turning.

Cut each pineapple slice into thirds. Line bottom of each roll with lettuce, top with burger, then with pineapple piece. Close sandwiches. Makes 4 servings.

Cook’s Tip:  Cook’s Tip: Other fun and flavorful toppers could include tomato slices, cucumber slices, red bell pepper strips and shredded carrots.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

This recipe was developed for Stubb’s by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. For more recipes by NCBA, please visit her website at www.beef.org.

Courtesy of the Beef Checkoff. www.beef.org

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I found all my Stubb’s favorites at Kroger, but for those who like to shop online checkout Amazon.

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STUBB’S COWBOY BURGER

Ingredients

2.5 lbs ground beef

1/4 cup Stubb’s Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce

2 Tbsp. Stubb’s Beef Marinade

1/4 tsp. Stubb’s Mesquite Liquid Smoke (optional)

1 tsp Stubb’s Beef Rub

1 large yellow onion, cut into slices

Shredded cheddar cheese

Bacon slices, cooked crisp

Onion Rolls or Hamburger Buns

Toppings of your choice

Cooking Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Bar-B-Q sauce, Stubb’s Beef Marinade, liquid smoke (optional) and Stubb’s Beef Spice Rub. Use your hands to mix well. Once combined, separate the mixture to make six patties. Make a slight indent with your thumb in middle of each patty to keep it from swelling while on the grill.

Prepare your grill for direct medium-heat cooking. Lightly oil the grates and place your burger on the grill, indent side up. Cook burgers for 12-14 minutes or until preferred doneness (160°F) turning once during cooking. While burgers are cooking, add the onion slices to the grill and cook until lightly charred and soft, turning once. Also toast the buns.

To serve, top burgers with Bar-B-Q sauce, bacon, grilled onion and shredded cheese. Add additional toppings to your liking.

TIP: To cook the bacon for this burger, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay bacon on top. Cook in a preheated oven at 375°F for 15-20 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to cool.

YUMMY BURGER COMING YOUR WAY!

Did a lot of lazing around over memorial day, but was fast enough to snapped a quick picture of the Blue Heron “Harvey” that hangs around on the lake. He is so fun to watch.

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Received my May Bestowed Box and it was full of amazing goodies. Wow, I mean full.

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They never disappoint. Their membership boxes are loaded. April was my favorite. Gift card for Urban Remedy.

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Buddha Called to me.

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Used that card that very day.

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More Bestowed posts, here , here

Here is some details on what your subscription gets you:

You get an assortment of FULL-sized healthy snacks, beverages, and more  – delivered to your door every month. All products are selected by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and every box is loaded with expert tips, recipes, and advice! FREE Shipping.

 Heather Bauer is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, author, and entrepreneur.

Her fresh and inspiring approach to diet has landed her prime time spots on Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, The Talk, Access Hollywood Live and The Tyra Banks Show. She has also been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine.

She is the author of two top-selling books; The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion 2008) and Bread is the Devil (St. Martin’s Press 2012) and has regular columns on The Huffington Post and US News & World Report where she covers the latest trends in diet, health and nutrition.

In addition to Bestowed, she is also the founder of Nu-Train (short for Nutrition Training), a diet and weight loss counseling center where thousands of people have learned how to safely lose weight and keep it off for good.

Heather is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN). She graduated from The University of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA).

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I have a few other Bestowed Box Reviews under my belt; check them out here,here, here, here, here and here! What can I say, I’m a Bestowed Box Groupie. More and  here, and here

Made Hemp Seed Amaze Balls.

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Love them. Previous Amaze Balls recipes here and here.

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Threw together some cinnamon chip pumpkin muffins.

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Next Post is of our vacation post from  our 20th. Wedding Anniversary trip tp Bora Bora, where we stayed in those Over water Bungalow, at the Four Seasons Resort! Please stay tuned, We are so excited to share.

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Athlete Mindset Work Book

 

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ABOUT THE WORK BOOK

This Athlete Mindset Workbook guides you in simple and practical ways to help you learn how to excel in your training, your performances and your life so that you can live your dreams. By answering the reflective questions provided in this Athlete Mindset Workbook and by acting on your positive intentions, you can turn challenges into focused opportunities in every part of your life. This will free you to succeed in your training, your performances, and your life.

TERRY ORLICK / AUTHOR

 

A world-renowned author and high performance focus coach who has committed much of his life to discovering and sharing effective ways to enhance personal and performance excellence. Terry has helped people of all ages learn to focus in more positive and fully connected ways that free them to be better learners, better and more consistent performers, happier people and contributors to a better world. His extensive terryphotoongoing consulting work with high performance athletes, Olympians, professional athletes and high level performers in many different domains began many years ago and continues today.

He has written over 20 books including In Pursuit of Excellence (4th edition, 2008), Positive Living Skills: Joy and Focus for Everyone (2011), Happy Living Skills: Teachers and Parents Guide (2014),Embracing Your Potential (1998), Cooperative Games and Sports (2006), Psyching for Sport (1986)and Every Kid Can Win (1975).

Dr. Orlick is a long time Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada where he continues to teach courses in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology and Quality of Living, conduct applied research on Performance Excellence and Quality Living, and share his simple wisdom with others around the world.

FATIMA LEITE KUSCH / AUTHOR

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Fatima Leite Kusch is the visionary behind Team Blessed Bodies, a growing sisterhood of competition athletes and models who are beautifully fit and share a positive mindset.

A Canadian fitness talent, she is a WBFF Pro Diva Fitness Model, Contributor for Strong Fitness Magazine.  She has earned two pro cards and one world title on stage and has appeared in publications such as Oxygen, Inside Fitness and Fit & Firm, as well as  advertisements for Asics.  She is also the founder of Blessed Little Sisters, a non-profit teen athlete scholarship program.

Committed to the balance between health, strength, and beauty, she’s created unique programs for clients around the world through FitnessPrint, an online system that offers exercise, diet, and wellness advice to everyone from absolute beginners to professional athletes.

THE ATHLETE MINDSET WORKBOOK is a cherished project created for and inspired by her team.

LESLIE LEWIS, MFA / AUTHOR

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Leslie Lewis is a multifaceted creative artist and producer who is passionate about fitness.

As a writer/performer, she is best known for creating and starring in MIRACLE IN RWANDA, a one-woman show that she has performed on every continent except Antarctica.

Currently, she is the producer and lead actress in WITH CHILD, an indie film that was shortlisted for Critics Week at Cannes and began its festival run at Busan, the largest film festival in Asia.

Leslie is a proud member of Team Blessed Bodies, competing in the CBBF in the Masters Bikini division, and a FitnessPrint client since January 2010. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Finally, Leslie earned a BA from Harvard University, and her MFA in acting from UCLA School

Here are my thoughts and feelings about this work book.

I love it. Here’s why…This workbook is an amazing motivational tool. You feel like you have someone in your corner encouraging you and helping you to set real goals that fit your fitness level. Giving you time to think and journal your progress and help you achieve positive intentions. The interaction in the work book reminds you to Celebrate as you progress and work hard! I really love that. Who doesn’t need to be motivated and encouraged. Sometimes we focus too much on the final results and not the little things that keep us focused.

DSC_2164This truly is a guide to help you stay on track and get the results you need. With loads of great tips and knowledge along the way. Its like having a trainer, motivational speaker and a tutor by your side to guide you on your Athletic journey.

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I always feel like I do more if I document it, and with this work book I can see that this fits right into my lifestyle and mindset. I love to make to-do lists to get all my chores for the day completed. This book has the same principle behind it. Do the work see the results.

To get your own Athletic Mindset Practical Step by Step Guide, this book can be purchase on Amazon. This book was given in consideration for a review, however all opinions expressed are those of my own.

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Somebody just launched a new tag line, and some new amazing food items.

Van’s is so well-loved that they now have a new tagline, Van’s Simply Delicious. If you would like to try some simply delicious food, be sure to check out Van’s foods at a supermarket near you.

 Van’s Simply Delicious

 

Van’s Pasta

Keep dinner simple.
Prep. Taste. Smile!

Van’s Whole Grain Pastas are a deliciously simple, wholesome, quick and easy lunch or dinner option. Made with whole-grain, gluten-free pasta, each variety offers its own unique blend of seasonings and other simple ingredients available in three flavors: Creamy Herb & Garlic, Ultimate Cheddar & Penne and Rotini & Red Sauce.

Who needs lunch & dinner options? Well I think we all do. So if you’re looking for easy, healthy solutions, I think we found one. The flavor varieties just look so delicious! These new gluten-free whole grain pasta’s from Van’s can be prepared on the stove in about 10 minutes, they are made with simple ingredients, seasonings, and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are all full of flavor & are packed with protein and whole grains.

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Gluten Free Pasta

Ultimate Cheddar Penne

Easy & cheesy! What more could you ask for?

Craving a cheddary classic? We have the perfect guilt-free, gluten-free fix! Indulge in the goodness of Van’s Ultimate Cheddar Penne. It’s packed with the cheddar taste you love plus nutrient-dense pasta with 28 grams of whole grains in every serving. So go ahead, grab a spoon and enjoy the cheesy goodness. We bet you it will be a family favorite.

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Gluten Free Pasta

Creamy Herb & Garlic Pasta

Deliciousness in every bowl

Want big flavor without the big fuss? Van’s Creamy Herb and Garlic pasta is deliciously wholesome and easy to prepare— ready in just 10 minutes. Our gluten-free pasta packs 11 grams of protein and 28 grams of whole grains into each serving. So go ahead, impress your guests with our easy-to-prepare sauces that deliver gourmet flavor. We promise your secret is safe with us.

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Rotini & Red Sauce Pasta

Classic, from-scratch flavors without all the fuss!

Fall in love with classic Italian flavor with new Van’s Rotini & Red Sauce. Sure, it tastes just as good as grandma used to make— both are made with love, and both taste great. But ours is packed with all the delicious benefits you’ve come to expect from Van’s: nutritious whole grains, a hearty dose of protein and absolutely no gluten. This is one sensible dish you’ll be serving again and again!

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Whipped up this little dish in only 9 minutes, then added a little can of tuna and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and warmed in the oven on 350 degrees for an additional 10 minute cook time. It was So Good, or should I say “Simply Delicious“.

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Perfect for a small meal or a side dish.

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Van’s Granola

On-the-run snacking has never been so sensible!

  Van’s Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters in Blueberry Walnut and Cranberry Almond are made from wholesome, gluten-free, whole grain oats and are a tasty complement to Greek yogurt or ice cream, or on their own right out of the bag as a midday snack. These clusters are so wonderful, the texture was comparable to Soft Baked Cookie Granola Dough with Dried fruit and Nuts. My husband really loved the Blueberry Walnut. I hoarded most of the Cranberry Almond for my mid-day snack at work.

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Blueberry Walnut

Granola…definitely not just for breakfast!

Meet Van’s Soft Baked Granola. From morning snacks, to re-energizing an afternoon of family fun, Van’s Blueberry Walnut Granola was made to sweeten up your day. Packaged into bite-sized morsels, they’re perfect for on-the-go snacking and packed with 12 grams of whole grains and deliciously plump blueberries. We’re sure our gluten-free granola will be your snack-time, any-time favorite. Granola for breakfast? That’s so yesterday.

Packaged into bite-sized morsels, they’re perfect for on-the-go snacking and packed with 12 grams of whole grains and deliciously plump blueberries. Piled high on yogurt makes the perfect snack for watching my favorite show, The Walking Dead.

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Gluten Free Granola

Cranberry Almond

Love at first handful!

Perfectly balanced sweet and soft bites will give you the boost you need to take on the day with 12 grams of nutrient-dense, gluten-free whole grains.

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Simply Delicious. 

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Wanna check out my previous Van’s Posts: Well Look Here, Here and Here.

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