Showing posts from November, 2019

My New Favorite Pizza - Cali'Flour Foods Pizza

One of my favorite foods is pizza and I'm always hoping to find a healthier way to have it. One of the things that sometimes will make pizza more guilt than pleasure is the ingredients list. A lot of the pizzas that I purchase in the frozen food section have a lengthy ingredient list that makes me wonder what exactly I'm putting into my body. So, I am so happy to share with you the Cali'Flour Foods pizzas. I recently had the chance to try out three of their pizzas and they are absolutely one of a kind. So, first, if you suffer from any autoimmune disease, you will be excited to find out that you have that in common with Cali'Flour Foods owner and founder Amy. Make sure you read her story here . One of the things that make Cali'Flour Foods stand out is the ingredients list of their products. Each of the pizzas pictured above has ingredients I understand, which is such an important factor to me. For example, for the Artisan Margherita, the crust is

5 Ways to Warm Up Without Using Your Heater

I don't know about you, but as the fall turns into winter , I am definitely keeping an eye on the energy bill. It's shocking how quickly the heating expense can be this time of year! So while the weather outside becomes more and more frightful, I have for you a few ideas to keep yourself and your home warm during the winter. 1) Bake. Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? And then Christmas? If it's really cold for you this time of year, now is the best time to pick up baking. You really don't have to be an expert at it. It's also the type of thing appreciated by everyone. So whether it's making muffins to bring to the office or making cookies to bring to a neighbor, baking is a great way to keep your home warm while also filling up tummies. If you aren't really a baker, consider just leaving the oven on throughout the day. Warm bread! Toast almonds! 2) Purchase cozy winter items . I am the type of person always buying blankets, gloves, scar

Five Ways to Avoid Colds this Winter

We are soon coming up on the best time of year. When leaves turn brilliant fall colors, sweaters come out of storage, and boots make their first appearance. However, it's also the time of year where you are more likely to get sick. In fact, a Yale study uncovered that there is a direct connection between chilly weather and catching a cold.  Looking to fight that seasonal virus so you can actually ring in the New Year without sneezing or sniffling? We have five ways for you to avoid colds this winter season that are sure to make you less of a Grinch this holiday season. 1) Wash your hands. A lot. This may sound like an obvious solution, but this is one of the most effective ways to fight germs you encounter throughout the day. Washing your hands before and after you come into contact with someone sick, before and after making food, and after using the toilet are just a few of the scenarios when you should wash your hands. Not near soap and water? Get hand sanitizer that co

Bean Quest Coffee Review and Giveaway

Coffee, coffee, coffee! I am a coffee drinker which is probably why I review it so much on this blog. Recently I had the chance to try out this amazing coffee by Bean Quest. This is a company started by two brothers, who like me, love coffee and ventured out to bring excellent coffee to the world. They also mention on their website that they love gaming, which I can tell by the fact that the labeling looks like it's from an RPG game. Anyways so I had the chance to try out their Bali Blue Moon coffee. Wow, this was good. It's a dark roast coffee that is extremely rich and strong tasting. I love the richness of dark roast coffee and this gave me exactly that. It has hints of vanilla and chocolate, which is the favorite tasting notes I love tasting in a good cup of coffee. Make sure you purchase some today.  And I'm so excited to announce that I get to give away a bag of their coffee to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. US only. Giveaway ends on 11/24.

Era Organics Rose Spray Review and Giveaway

I have to say one of my favorite scents is rose. I have this rosewater spray I put on every morning and it feels so refreshing. I had the chance to try out this new spray Era Organics Rose Spray and I absolutely LOVED it. What makes Era Organics a unique brand is that their company philosophy is to use natural and organic ingredients. Plus they are family owned and operated. That makes them a winner in my book! So, I had the chance to try out their Rose Spray and wow, I was so impressed. Before I get into the product of itself, if you haven't been using rose spray on your skin, you are missing out on some incredible benefits. Rosewater toner is perfect to reduce excess oil on your skin, calm irritated skin, promote glowing skin, and hydrate your skin and hair. It has so many benefits that it's definitely part of my beauty routine. Now, onto Era Organics Rose Spray. The first thing I noticed and appreciated was that they fulfilled their promise of simple ingredients.