Friday, May 8, 2015

Yogi Surprise May 2015

Yogi Surprise May 2015 Box Sign up HERE today.
Tea Tibet Harmony organic and fair trade all profits benefit Tibet. Delicious!!!
Tibetan Prayer Flag beautifully colored and inscribed with prayer.
Yoga Mind Mouth Mist perfect for balancing yourself before and after practice.
Luv Superfoods Raw, Organics, Energizing, Superfood Treats
Yogi Necklace with Om Pendant
Moon Valley Organics Peppermint Foot Rub

Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box May 2015

This is Yogi Surprise's first Jewelry Box. Inside the box were two beautiful pieces of jewelry and a sweet treat. I'm extremely happy with this first box and super excited to see what's to come!
The Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box is $24.95 a month with $65.00+ worth of goodies.
You receive 2 handmade pieces of jewelry and 1 organic treat every month. Sign up HERE.
Mala Balancing Necklace made with Rudraksha seeds and Agate stones.  (Cost-$77.00)
Amethyst Stone Peace Bracelet. (Cost-$45.00)
Missionary Chocolates handmade vegan truffles. (Cost-$6.00)
(Value of May's Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box is $128.00)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Yogi Surprise March 2015

An Ode To Spring. This was my first Yogi Surprise box and I'm absolutely in love with it. The box is $35.96 a month and the March box included $78.94 worth of goodies. Here is a look inside the box.


Such a beautiful box visit Yogi Surprise HERE.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Life Changing Books for the New Year

The start of a new year always comes with hope, promises, and resolutions. I have made many of them in the past. At some point most of us seem to lose these agreements we make with ourselves. Why is it so hard for us to keep these promises? The simple answer is... you are not doing something you love. By love I mean something you are truly passionate about. Something that moves you and engulfs your heart. It may sound silly but you can truly find something you are passionate about.

Let's first talk about time. I understand more than I'd like to about having no time for yourself. I am married with three beautiful little girls,  I am teacher training for yoga, I work seasonally, I oversee two blogs... did I mention I have three kids :) I get it I really do but let me tell you a secret, taking care of yourself mentally and physically is so very important. We want to keep doing for the people we love and feel good and happy. We want to have fun and enjoy our lives. Not taking care of ourselves today can lead to worries tomorrow. That is why it is so very important to love yourself enough to make time. You are beautiful and one of a kind there will never be anyone like you on this earth, love yourself and make time for yourself.

Exercising can be such a struggle for many of us. We all know that we need to get up and move to take care of ourselves. Yoga can offer you a beautiful balance. It will transform your mind and body.  Though I didn't always feel that way about it. I remember trying yoga many years ago when I was all about the gym. I just kept thinking there is no way I'm going to lose weight doing this, it's so boring. I  figured it just wasn't for me. I continued doing cardio and lifting. I looked fit but I felt absolutely horrible. I was short tempered I had a headache all the time and I was just downright miserable. I kept thinking what am I doing wrong I'm taking such good care of myself and I feel like crap. The problem was my mind and body were on two different pages I had no balance and no love for what I was doing. I hated it and I forced myself to do it every day! That's the problem with our promises to take care of ourselves. We force ourselves into things that just aren't for us. I found yoga and it has been a beautiful journey. I love everything about it. I love my teacher Lesli she is amazing she continues to teach me so much. I am still learning and taking my time absorbing everything in at my own pace and I will enjoy every step of the journey.

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.  Montaigne

I wanted to share the books pictured above with you because they changed my life so much. They are not all new books but they are books I read last year to present that resonated with me. I want you to start the new year off loving yourself, being gentle to yourself, and finding inspiration wherever you can.

The Four Agreements: Don Miguel Ruiz
This book will absolutely free you and have you nodding your head in agreement. The Four Agreements will change your life and open your eyes to everything around you. I have passed this book on to so many people. My teacher told me to read it and was the first book I read while teacher training. It is so beautifully inspiring and enlightening. You will take so much away with you reading this. It teaches us how to enjoy true freedom. If you have never read this book it is a must read. It will truly change you.

Make Your Own Rules Diet: Tara Stiles
While this book has diet in the title I feel it is a lifestyle change book but with your own rules. It feels like Tara is speaking straight to you through the book. Whatever diet you were going to embark on this new year read this book first. She teaches us how to move our bodies, calm our minds, and nourish ourselves. The book is written with ease and will make you understand how to take better care of yourself. The book covers everything you want to know about being healthy, feeling good, and loving yourself in the process. Another life changing book for me. I adore Tara and this book. This is the only diet you will ever need. This will provide you with perfect inspiration.

Om Yoga A Guide To Daily Practice: Cyndi Lee
When I first started doing yoga a carried this little book around the house with me for months. I still use it to this day. It has adorable and simple illustrations with  daily practices tabbed with everyday of the week. This book is wonderful to start yoga at home. It isn't overly technical. It is great for beginners and busy people. If you are just getting started this book is perfect for you. The book has a fun approach that is uplifting. It also make a wonderful reference guide. When I first started this book got me moving everyday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Balm How 'Bout Them Apples Cheek and Lip Cream Palette

I'm such a sucker for packaging and The Balm always delivers. Their cleverly named beauty products always have the best retro packaging. This palette is lightweight, slim and sturdy.   
The palette flips open with a full mirror on the top half and six gorgeous cream colors on the bottom half.  Many people prefer creams for the summer I feel quite the opposite. I love creams in the Autumn and Winter, for the weather is so drying to your skin.
Colors from left to right: Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy, Caramel
The colors are beautifully pigmented and so creamy they go on effortlessly.  
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Torie and Howard Organic Hard Candy

One of my favorite memories as a child was visiting my great grandmother Helen. She always had different tins of hard fruit candy. The candy sat atop the table on a lace doily with my great grandmas tea cup. I could barely reach the candy but made sure I tried one of every flavor before I left. When my grandmother finished the tins she would give them to me and I would fill them with little treasures. When I first saw Torie & Howard candy at the store it immediately took me back to that special memory. Being a lover of pomegrante I chose their Pomegranate & Nectarine tin. It was the most delicious candy I have ever had. I loved it so much I put it in my favorite monthly things video. I couldn't believe this piece of candy was so packed with flavor. Just like when I was little I was on a mission to try all the flavors now. At that time there were four flavors available the Pomegranate & Nectarine, D'anjou Pear & Cinnamon, Blood Orange & Honey and Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey.  They are all delicious and packed with flavor and at only 12 calories a piece you can enjoy them guilt free. That's just the beginning why these candies are so special; they are USDA organic, gluten free, wheat free, casein free, soy free, dairy free, no artificial dyes, no nuts, no GMO's, no corn syrup and did I mention they are Delicious! When Torie & Howard announced their new flavor Meyer Lemon & Raspberry it was like Christmas came early! The new flavor did not disappoint filled with the sweet taste of lemon and raspberry. Am I allowed to have five favorites?! While my little girls and I are devouring this tin of candy, I wonder what other yummy flavors they have in store for the future.  Perhaps apple, peach, blueberry, strawberry or banana. Whatever they decide to make I'm on board. These are the most scrumptious candies you will ever try. You can order them online here at Torie & Howard website or use their store locator for your closest shop that carries them.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dooney & Bourke Chevron Tote

Dooney & Bourke Chevron Tote from QVC
The coated cotton helps preserve the life of your bag and makes clean up easy.
Front-wall : Two slip pockets
Back-wall : Zip pocket, slip pocket and key keeper
Slim cosmetic case and key fob only included at QVC.
The perfect roomy bag measuring 18"W x 11"H. Available in many bright spring colors. If a color is unavailable check back, QVC restocks colors frequently. You can get the chevron tote here.