Cooking with Coconut Oil Cookbook Review


{Disclaimer: I received a copy of Cooking with Coconut Oil to review. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my honest opinion.} I have a jar of coconut oil sitting in my cupboard. I’ve wanted to incorporate coconut oil into my cooking, both because of the flavor (yum coconut flour) and […]

All you need to know about oil pulling

coconut oil

Have you heard oil pulling? It seems like everywhere I turn, someone is talking about it. You take a tablespoon or two of oil, place it in your mouth and then swish it around and “pull” it through your teeth for anywhere between five minutes to 20 minutes. According to the Internets, there are a […]

Christmas Cookies!

peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies

One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with my family and kids. I guess a more accurate description is that my cousin bakes a whole lot of cookies and the kids (and my sister) decorate the cookies. I’m responsible for making the sugar cookie dough and this year, I made […]

New York City Travel Guide

NYC wellness travel guide

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Well Well Well, a new site bringing wellness and travel together fueled by EVEN® Hotels. All opinions are my own.} I love to travel. I love exploring new cities and familiar cities, discovering new food and cozy restaurants and getting outside of my normal routine. But one of the biggest […]

Menu Planning and Food Prep

food prep

  Happy Sunday everyone! I hope that you’ve been having a great weekend. We were expecting a break from the heat and humidity but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. When I stepped out of my door Saturday morning for my run, I believe that it was 100% humidity. Fun. At least, I had this new fun toy […]

All About Pie

All about pie

I had pie for my birthday – a delicious, crusty apple pie that I swear was about 6 inches thick. It’s not that I don’t like cake. I do enjoy a good moist cake, particularly carrot cake with golden raisins and cream cheese frosting. But sometimes, cake can be a bit…nondescript and spongy for me […]

The Brighter Side with Friends

Malibu Spiced on Ice

I’ve been thinking a lot about connections lately – with my family, with the running community, and with my fellow bloggers. These connections have been nourishing and have supported me through the ups and downs and ebbs and flows of life. These connections remind me to live joyfully – they make me feel alive. I made some of […]

Pin It Thursday!

12 ways to Quinoa

Oh Pinterest. You are a thing of beauty, aren’t you? Mostly, I like to daydream on Pinterest – look at the pretty pictures, daydream about vacations and surf spots, and kitchen renovations. It’s also a great place to gather some of my favorite recipes and workouts. My friend Lindsay had an idea for a Pin It Party for […]