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ZEVIA Review and Giveaway!!!

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Zevia sent me a pack of their drinks to review! 
Here's a little info about Zevia: With natural products, being healthy isn’t enough – a product has to taste great, and also be healthy, to really be a compelling alternative. At Zevia, we really believe that we’ve created a better soda. And we’re fortunate that our fans are vocal. Every day, we receive letters, emails and calls from folks who have just discovered Zevia, and are thrilled to have a product they can feel good about consuming every day.
One of the most fun things about working at Zevia is sharing our products with people who used to drink soda and stopped, or in some cases always avoided soda for health reasons. Kids are the most fun of all – we meet lots of kids who’ve never had soda in their lives, because it was banned in their household, and to watch their faces when they try Zevia for the first time is priceless.
Similarly, people with diabetes, people seeking to lose weight or control their weight, or peo…

FIBER FACTS

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Throughout my posts and product reviews, I talk about how I love when there is a lot of fiber in things! Fiber is SO good for your body. It keeps things moving along and can even help with maintaining a healthy weight! Fiber keeps you fuller for longer. The recommended amount of fiber that a person should consume on a daily basis is 25-30 grams. A lot of people don't get nearly enough... So, I wanted to share my favorite ways to eat fiber with you today!
1. Oatmeal! (If you check out my recipe tab, you will find TONS of recipes that include oatmeal. It's one of my favorite foods, because you can do SO much with it!) 

2. Apples - a regular sized apple has about 4 grams. I just love a juicy, crispy apple! :) 
3. Berries - strawberries are definitely my favorite. They also help curb my sweet tooth too! 

4. Cereal - I am a cereal killer... haha! I love eating cereal by itself or mixed with fruit and yogurt! There are lots of fiber filled cereals out there. My favorites are KASHI,…

Stay-cation DAY THREE!

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Day 3 of my Stay-cation has been AWESOME!!!!!!!!! This morning, I went to SCULPT and SPIN class. I loveeeee those classes! They are a great way to mix up my routine and shock my muscles! :) 

Then, I went to the spa and got a manicure!!! It was soooooo nice there! I have never been to such a fancy place before! Afterwards, I almost fell asleep in the waiting room while my nails dried! They had soothing music playing and I got to lay on a couch. AAAAAHHHHHH...
I just noticed that the color I picked out matches my shirt perfectly!
Then, I took Pancakes (the puppy I am watching for this week) on a walk. 
 She likes to sneak attack me with kisses!!! haha

Don't forget to sign up for my GIVEAWAY if you missed it earlier this week!
Talk to me: Do you enjoy manicures at the spa? What's your favorite color to paint your nails?

Spring Break STAY-CATION Part 1

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We are officially on Spring Break! I decided to have a STAY-CATION. I'm dog sitting to make some mooooolah! I've also planned many fun things throughout the week! 
First up: Sunday Night's small group meal was GUMBO. OH MY YUM! It had shrimp, (my favorite! I definitely dug around in the pot to pick out lots of it to put in my bowl! haha) chicken, and italian sausage! 
Sunday Night: I got my lesson plans outta the way so I don't have to worry about them the rest of the week! wahoooo!!!
Monday: I got to go to SPIN CLASS!!!!! YAY!!! I love the instructor, but the annoying part is that I can't take her classes because of student teaching. So I'm definitely taking advantage of all those classes this week!
Monday Night: SHOPPPPPPPPING!!! I got all that stuff in the picture! I racked up!

Tuesday: I went to a photoshoot with my mom so she can learn how to do studio pictures. It's always awkward how they make you turn your head and tilt it. haha. 
Next,  I went to…

Bearded Bros Review & Discount

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Bearded Bros sent me some of their bars to review!

Here's some info about the Bearded Bros and their products:
The Brothers Caleb is an avid rock climber, runner, and cyclist and has a passion for raw organic foods and saw the need for tasty organic energy bars and snacks to fuel his adventures. Chris, an outdoors lover, world traveler, avid disc golfer shares the same love for foods as fellow bearded brother, Caleb. Chris also has over 11 years experience in the health food/supplement industry. The shared passion resulted in Bearded Brothers, an organic snackfood company. Handmade with love and joy, in Austin, Texas. Bearded Brothers is an organic snackfood company, located in beautiful Austin Texas. Most of our handmade energy bars are 100% organic, mostly raw, gluten free, vegan friendly and amazingly delicious. Just try them, we guarantee you will be back for more.********************************************************
REVIEW TIME!


I reviewed the Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla…

Cookiehead Review

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Cookiehead sent me some awesome stuff to review!


Here's some Cookiehead Info:
Cookiehead was ahead of its time with the introduction of its whole grain cookies. Five yummy flavors come in two sizes — twelve half-ounce cookies packed in family-style clamshells, and individually-wrapped 1.75 oz. cookies sold in self-merchandising display trays. Whether snacking with your friends or taking a cookie on the road, Cookiehead has you covered. Formulated with rolled oats and whole wheat flour, these cookies deliver a healthy portion of much-needed whole grains to your daily diet, making them a healthy snack alternative. An innovative twist to traditional oatmeal cookies, these healthy snacks are a great source of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Cookiehead's five delicious flavors include Dark Chocolate Chunk cookies, Cranberry Orange Walnut cookies, Honey Maple Walnut cookies, Coffee Chocolate Almond cookies and Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies.

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Seven Things for Sunday

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I have been GO GO GO this week, so I decided to do a little recap of my week.
Had to do 7 things, because, well, I'm obsessed with the number 7.
But you knew that...

1. My small group leader ALWAYS makes amazingly delicious meals for us, but I think this one had to be one of my favorites! It's a special sandwich called Muffuletta. It was served along side a strawberry, red onion and feta cheese salad with a strawberry vinaigrette dressing. YUM YUM!


Muffuletta or Muffaletta is a hero or submarine type sandwich that originated in New Orleans early in the 20th century, probably at Salvatore Lupa's Central Grocery around in 1906 or 1910.

It is made with a round loaf of Italian bread, split and layered with sliced Provolone cheese, salami, and ham, topped with 'olive salad' - chopped green olives, pimientos, celery, garlic, capers, oregano, parsley, olive oil and red wine vinegar.

(We had the option of adding the olive salad, which I opted out of, because I don't lik…

Danskin Triathlon Series - GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!

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I have some exciting news to share with you today! For all of you lovely ladies who want a new fitness challenge, here is one for you! Read all about this wonderful triathlon and enter my giveaway to race for FREE!!! :)


The Danskin Triathlon Series has eight Races throughout the country. It is the largest women and girls Series in the sport.

What: Sprint distance triathlons (½ mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run) that empower women bychallenging them in a motivational, supportive, and safe setting with “cheerleaders” every step of the way. Select Races offer a Super Sprint distance option. Participation can be on an individual or Relay Team basis – making them even more first-timer friendly.


Where: Nation-wide (see website or calendar for specific locations)

When:
May 13 – Clermont, FL (greater Orlando area)
June 3 – Austin, TX
July 22 – Webster, MA (greater Boston area)
August 5 – Howell, MI
August 19 – Seattle, WA
August 26 – Chicagoland
September 9 – Sandy Hook, NJ
October 7 – Palm Springs, CA



Rise Bar Review

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RiseBar sent me a variety pack of their bars to review.

Here's some info about RiseBars:
Rise was created to fill a real need—to give people very specific bars, with different formulations, for various times of day. After all, your body needs a different sort of fuel first thing in the morning than it needs mid-afternoon. And your workout demands something else all-together. So give your body what it needs, whenever it needs it. With Rise.

We’ve been making simple, delicious, super-healthy nutrition bars under the names Boomi Bar and Prana Bar for more than a decade. Rise Bars feature the same formulas and commitment to unwavering quality under one name—we hope you like our new look.

Why eat RiseBar???
Every Rise bar is at least all-natural—that means no preservatives, non-GMO and non-sulfured fruit. We believe food can be tasty and healthy. And after more than a decade of making nutrition bars, we know that isn't a new idea. Our bars are proof—leading a gluten-free li…