Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wishing I could crawl back into bed for a few hours...

Normally I am a "get up and go" kind of gal. I am up early, hope to get a workout in and like to be as productive as possible. This morning...not so much. I was out and moving and came home by 8am to feel starving and exhausted. What gives?! I tried protein...even some carbs...nothing was quite doing it for me. Enter my answer to everything...the Vitamix!

Lots of Kale, coconut water, H20, frozen strawberries, frozen grapes, fresh blueberries and watermelon...viola! Instant energy! Ready to once again tackle the day...and believe it or not, the kids love it too!

Friday, June 1, 2012

First Friday Family Festival

We have been anticipating this event for quite some time and it is finally here!

Join local, family friendly businesses for an evening of fun and great tunes!

Featureing Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band!

This is an event you will not want to miss!

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. Be sure to spread the word!

Bugaboo lovers...there's a new stroller coming to town

Just as you were about to upgrade to the coveted black Missoni...or thought you needed the Donkey as the brood grows - another Bugaboo hits the market in September.


Welcome the Cameleon3!

This third generation Cameleon will be better, and yes, probably comes with a price increase. The Cameleon3 base will be available in sand, dark grey, dark chocolate and black and you’ll have 8 accent colors to choose from. Here are the details that have leaked so far...

With the Bugaboo Cameleon3 unfolding has become even faster and easier than before, thanks to its redesigned unlocking system. The multi-terrain stroller’s new flat-fold carrycot with one-hand release makes it easier to travel with and more convenient to store. Furthermore, the underseat bag has been maximised, so there’s some extra storage for you too. And let’s not forget about the quick-release wheels, six-step height adjustable handle bar, intuitive brake system, more durable chassis and padded adjustable harness.

"No matter where you go or how you get there, the versatile Bugaboo Cameleon3 adapts to your journey simply and easily. And because it’s suitable for a newborn or toddler, it’s the only stroller you – and your child – will ever need."

Friday, March 16, 2012

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day without guilt

Celebrating often makes us feel terrible or guilty the next day. Here are two suggestions for enjoying St. patty's day and indulging in the best of everything!

If your hoping to indulge in something green here are some great options:

Sip on some green champagne
Less calories than beer and tastes better too!

There is once a year you might get me to drive thru the McDonald's Drive thru...that's for a shamrock shake!

Thank you to Rose Cole for this fabulous recipe!

Raw Mint-Chip Shamrock Shake

1-2 Tbs cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
1 frozen large banana (the more ripe, the better)
1-2 drops peppermint extract (or handful of fresh mint leaves)
1/4 cup frozen spinach (or opt for all-natural green food coloring, or just make a white mint shake)
2/3 cup non-dairy milk of choice (coconut, almond, hemp, etc. Use more or less, depending on desired thickness.)

Blend everything together and enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another reason to LOVE Ben and Jerry's

I have always had a strong love affair with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. What's not to love? Well now the health nut in me can rejoice...a healthier option of frozen perfection.

Top 10 Reasons I ADORE Ben and Jerry's

10. Amazing ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet
9. FREE Cone Day April 3rd
8. Factory in Stove Vermont with tours, free samples and amazing events~! Nothing quite like a B & J's festival!
7. Sources the finest ingredients
6. Creates social awareness and jobs all over the world
5. Phish Food
4. Three pints a day for employees (a bit excessive - but hey!)
3. Free Cherry Garcia Cart met us in Tel Aviv while attending a Laser Grateful Dead show
2. Great story of how it all began
1. Greek frozen yogurt makes me so happy! Twice the protein and 1/2 the fat! Just the right bit of tanginess:)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Is it really February already?! Where does the time go?

Remember the days of grade school when each year seemed like an eternity? You thought summer vacation was always so far away and then summer was over before you knew it. Well, these days life seems like a race....the is never enough hours in the day and time seems to be speeding by. So is life as you get older. I never thought I would admit it, but although I have a mentality that I feel 26 I have been been looking around and noticing things that make me feel older lately.

After my second pregnancy my hair is so much thinner. I cut my hair recently thinking a fresh shorter cut would be cute and easier to somehow looks dark and flat...I need to get back to the Salon pronto! This is not acceptable! In order to feel good one needs to look good. It that means waking up at 5am to go to the gym and extra salon be it! I refuse to give up:)

At the playground the other day, my three year old went to play with the older kids. I watched from the side and when offering a ball for the kids to play with I all the sudden felt like the annoying mother overseeing the group. He is only three...I live it a City for goodness sake!

My seven month old just got his first tooth and is becoming increasingly mobile. When I out him in his crib for a nap yesterday he fought it by sitting up, and trying to pull himself up up so he could did this happen so quickly?

So I apologize for getting behind on the blog lately. I will update over the next few days and get back on track. Lots of great things to share with all of you!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Being Mindful...

I thought of this as I was driving my toddler to school this morning. How often are we mindful about what we are doing. Do we go through the motions and even realize our actions?! For instance - this morning I grabbed a banana before I left the house. I knew I had a full morning and probably would not think to eat. I wanted to have something to keep me from eating something bad or being ravenous. Well - in the middle of driving, dropping off my son, saying good bye to my husband and heading to a meeting I inhaled that banana. Do I know what it even tasted like? Was it ripe, tasty? Before I even realized what I was doing half of it was gone. And then - I just finished it.

Take the time to relax, enjoy everything you do. By eating that banana in the manner I did - not only did I not enjoy it, I barely even knew I ate anything. If I would have slowed down and enjoyed it not only would I feel more satiated, but I would have certainly appreciated it much more. Think about this with everything you do. Eat more mindfully, spend time with those you love and be present. Be aware of your surroundings and everything you do - because if you don't life will surely pass you by!