Happy Fall!

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Happy fall! I think I'm like every other healthy living blogger out there, because I'm positively obsessed with all things fall---including pumpkin recipes, fall weather, comfy sweaters and boots, fall baking, the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg in my kitchen, fall decorations and the anticipation of Christmas around the corner. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year! Although Florida weather is still quite hot and sticky. I've been able to pull a few decorative scarves out of my closet, but … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

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I am a huge fan of bananas. It's safe to say I enjoy a banana or two every day. Whether it's for a quick on-the-go snack, added to smoothies, smothered in nut butter, whipped up in the food processor for banana soft serve, added to chia pudding, or snuck into baked goods... I'll put a lil nana in just about anything! But I'm kinda weird when it comes to bananas. I do not enjoy them very ripe. In fact, I prefer them with a lil green around the edges, and absolutely no brown spots! blah! But … [Read more...]

My new favorite finds

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Some new (to me) stuff I've been digging lately... EOS-Evolution of Smooth Lip Balm I really love this stuff! All natural and mostly organic ingredients! It does contain Beeswax (FYI vegans) but EOS does not test on animals which is what I am more concerned with. Plus the balm comes in a cute little bubble case and because of its size it never gets lost in my purse! I have the summer fruit and sweet mint flavors. Lavender & Jasmine Essential Oils I snagged a few … [Read more...]

Summer School I Abhor You

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Summer school has begun... dun dun dun. And I have senselessly packed my summer schedule with more classes than I can realistically handle. But alas, too late now, I'm just going to give it my best shot and run with it. Summer school is crazy because they pack an entire semester (about 16 weeks) worth of material into a condensed summer period (6 to 10 weeks, depending on the course). So instead of 1 or 2 chapters a week, each class covers 2, 3 or even 4 chapters a week. A WEEK! Oh yes, and … [Read more...]

Blueberry pickin’ is the life for me

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I should be celebrating!!  Tax season is officially over and I can finally breathe again. Hahaha, just kidding, actually my boss is the one who can breathe again. But I have a feeling I will be uttering these words many many times throughout the course of my life! My favorite part is that another semester is almost over, which means I'm getting closer and closer until the end! I could be sitting for my CPA exam as early as next summer. My how the time has flown by. When I first decided to go … [Read more...]

Happy Easter Weekend

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Happy Easter! I can't believe we just finished Easter weekend! Spring has flown by and now summer is peaking around the corner. Florida days are becoming increasingly hotter, which makes me even more happy to have finally caved in & rejoined a gym, so I don't have to even think about exercising in the heat! I decided to join Lifestyles last month on their passport membership, so I can work out at all of their locations. Which means when I'm up in Tampa with my sweeti we can go to his gym, … [Read more...]

A little lemon goes a long way…

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You know what they say about lemons... When life gives you lemons... grab a bottle of tequila and celebrate! hehe And once you try a Meyer lemon, you'll never go back! My boyfriend's parents have this cute lil Meyer lemon tree that I'm pretty much obsessed with. In case you don't know about these gems, they are the creme de la creme of all lemons. In other words, they'll pretty much rock your socks off. They are sweeter and juicer than other lemon varieties, and are perfect … [Read more...]

Holy oatmeal, batman!

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My oatmeal has wings. And no, I don't have children. I do things like this to entertain myself. :::mehehee::: Okay, name this movie: "Dear God, make me a bird... so I can fly fa...fa, fa away." ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Forrest Gump, classic fav. So why am I playing with my oatmeal? Maybe because the insane amount of hours I've spent this weekend studying contract law has started making me go a lil' craaaaaazy! … [Read more...]

Chocolate coconut chia pudding

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Time for another Chia seed pudding recipe! I promised to post this for you all in my last #WIAW post. Oh geez I just hash tagged without intending to. I'm such a dork. Obviously I've been tweeting too much this week. :/ This recipe is super easy to make, and full of some tasty nutrients like omega-3s, protein, fiber and more. It's sweet enough to be dessert, but healthy enough to be breakfast or a tasty snack, and uses minimal added sugar. Chocolate Coconut Chia … [Read more...]

Not one, but TWO giveaways!

Not one, but TWO giveaways!

So I'd like to share with my lovely readers one of my fav kitchen products. Tervis Tumblers. I've snuck these into many blog posts in the past but I've never really talked about them. (and if you keep reading, a giveaway might just be involved!) Tervis Tumblers are sold nationwide but they are made right here in my hometown of Sarasota. A good friend of mine works over at Tervis and sent me a lovely care package last week. I literally squealed with delight when I opened it!I'm a huge Minnesota … [Read more...]