Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Quality Kitchen Items

If you follow me on Instagram HERE you will likely know that I moved. During this process, I have been redecorating and trying to find really great quality items for my kitchen.

I will be posting more decorating ideas and more but, I figured I could give you guys links to some great ceramic bowls that I found and a really AMAZING organic bamboo cutting board that comes with its own utensils, which is a major plus. I love organic items and I love items that are great quality so that they will stand the test of time. I am happy to say I think these two fit that criteria!

If you guys have any suggestions on great cookware or great places to find quality cookware, feel free to leave me a comment, either here or on my Instagram post HERE

Amazon Prime is a lifesaver when you're a mom and when you are a small business owner. I moved to West Palm Beach and unfortunately Prime Pantry isn't over here yet, but I am HIGHLY anticipating the day it is available. Basically, everything I get is from Amazon Prime, LOL.

So, here is the link to the Ceramic Bowl Set:


And here is the link to the Organic Bamboo Cutting Board, which includes the utensils:


The main thing I love about the cutting board is that it has a groove in it, so it will never drip anything onto your countertops. It has come in handy a few times already, especially when I chop freshly washed produce.

The main thing I love about the ceramic bowl set is the quality. It is very durable and it is dishwasher safe! MOM WIN!! Plus, they're GORGEOUS. The teal one matches my kitchen perfectly and when I put a fresh salad on the table in that, it instantly makes it look more inviting! The yellow bowl I just used the other day to make an organic cake. It turned out great and the ceramic bowl was large enough for all of the ingredients.

Plus, I think they're beautiful enough to be displayed in your kitchen at all times!

Let me know if you order either of these items and keep your eyes peeled as I plan to start blogging more and more again!!

Also, if you have any products you would recommend, send them my way!

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I would love to know your thoughts!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Lara Bar Nut Butter

I love reporting to you guys when I find something I truly love. And, one thing I truly LOVE is SNACKS!

I recently stopped by costco and saw a new item from Lara Brand. If you eat LaraBar bars, you definitely want to read on. Oh, and if you love delicious chocolate goodness, definitely keep reading!

I picked up Lara Cashew and Almond Butter in the flavor "Chocolate Coconut". It reminds me of a familiar delicious hazelnut spread. Except this is loaded with nutrition and is my favorite thing NON-GMO. That means no genetically modified organisms are in this delicious snack! So, it is definitely a snack you can enjoy without feeling guilty!

I am going to throw it in my smoothie tomorrow! 

The consistency is like chunky peanut butter. But, the taste is SERIOUSLY like an explosion of deliciousness in your mouth. The chocolate coconut mixture is DELICIOUS!

They also have Banana Nut flavor, which I haven't tried. But, on my next Costco trip, I will be picking it up!


I have been having it as a mid-day snack on toast, with a cup of chamomile tea and it is a total mom pick me up!!!

Let me know your thoughts ladies and gents! It is seriously DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fiber One Deliciousness!

I am always on a quest to be and stay healthy. With a baby in tow, I have to do most of my eating on the go. Usually, that means snack bars and trail mix is on the agenda for me! 

 I recently found at my local Costco, some delicious fiber one bars. They're great because they do not have any artificial colors or flavors and now they're 25% less fat than they once were! 

My favorite is the lemon flavor. I love lemon ices, so sometimes for a treat, I throw it in the freezer quickly (just to get a cold sensation) and use it as my "treat" when I am winding down with my daughter, after dinner! 

They also have a fiber one oats and chocolate bar, which I use sometimes in the morning when I have to rush out the door as a breakfast replacement. Or a "hold me over" bar. They're filling and satisfying and not as fattening as a typical meal replacement bar. Which is great! 

I always get my fiber one bars at Costco because they always have the widest variety of different flavors and it just makes it easier to stock up on them, Costco is so convenient for that reason! And, they have HEALTHY food options which makes meal planning and snacking, easier!

While you're here, head over to a great pinterest board with ideas for on the go snacking HERE 

Next time you're in Costco, grab a box and thank me later! 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The ONE THING No One Tells You About Parenting

Making the choice to become a parent, is the most intense decision a human being can make. To decide to bring a child into this world is something that you will not understand until you become a parent.

 I eat, sleep and breathe 24/7 with my daughter. She will be 16 months and I have never had one night away from her and I would never have it any other way. I don't feel like I am missing out on anything. If anything the times I do go out to get my hair done or something like that, I feel I missed out on valuable time with her.

No one on this earth can prepare you or explain to you the amount of love you're going to have for your baby. I thought I knew how much I loved her when I was pregnant. But, the very instant she entered this world my life as I knew it changed forever. And, I am so grateful and feel so lucky to be Juliana's mom.

So, while there will be plenty of people to tell you about the sleepless nights you will endure or which boppy pillow is the best. There is just NO ONE that can explain the love you will feel.

This is for any mama in their ninth month of pregnancy. When you can't even see your feet. When you can not even roll out of bed, because your belly is so big. It will be so worth it! More than you can imagine!

..So TRUE.. (Via google images)

This is also for the brand new parents getting by on 2 hours of sleep (if that) that stage passes and then you miss it so much!

 It is such an overwhelming feeling of love being a parent that, NO ONE can explain to you. Only YOU can feel it yourself.

Hopefully, this post will help someone, somewhere :)