Pura Vida Bracelets A Cause and 20% Off

I notice that bracelets are the cool accessories lately.  I see them all the time on wrist of both guys and gals and the more stacked on the wrist, the cooler they look.  Most have meaning, some have a story behind it and others might be connected to a stand or finding a cure for something.  Today, I am sharing with you Pura Vida Bracelets.  You might have already hear of them, you might in fact even own some. Pura Vida Bracelets have a story and a mission.  They are not only gorgeous in color, but they have heart and soul.  They are the brainchild of two college buddies from California, who turned a one time adventure vacation to Costa Rica into a life changing movement.  You must read more here. {seriously, you need to read more}. Loving my @puravidabrac and getting 20% off with code FMWC20 at checkout Click…  Read More…

Chef V Cleanse Review and 55% Promo Code

We are pretty much getting back to normal around here since the holidays.  The kids are back in school.  I am on track with my Pure Barre workouts, the house is in order, I am in the early stages of changing my eating.  Trying to delete most sugars {more than I normally do}.  It is the new year and time to recharge and restart.  The year would not start out right without my Chef V Cleanse.  Let me take you back to the beginning. I came across the Chef V Cleanse program sometime last year while searching for green juice/drinks.  I know I make my own at home, but I was interested in having ready made and easy to grab and go for on the run.  I had always played around with the idea of a cleanse just to really see how my body would handle one and to detox…  Read More…

The Ultimate Coffee Date 2016 #1

Hello, good morning and Happy New Year!  Oh my goodness, we are here for another coffee date AND it’s 2016.  Welcome if you are new and hello again to those who are back for more coffee chat.  So if you are new, here is how this works … Every FIRST Saturday of each month {if you calendar your blogging this is great to add} Follow your three co-hosts {myself, Deborah and Coco} Tweet the #UltimateCoffeeDate Comment and share on the blog Please use the badge on either your side bar or in your coffee related post Link coffee related posts only Have fun, check out other bloggers Be yourself, we don’t judge ♥ If we were having coffee, I would share with you  that I am really loving the new look of my blog.  It has inspired me to really want to stay consistent with writing.  I just love it….  Read More…

Finding My Word For 2016

With Christmas behind us and things back in order, I find myself a bit more quiet and with that comes the thoughts of what my word for 2016 would be.  Not that I am just now thinking of this.  I have been bouncing words around in my mind and searching my heart for the one that would resonate with me the most.  It is difficult to come up with just one word {I tend to mix two together}, but a word that could fit and at the same time have more than one meaning. A laundry list of words come to mind … Kindness Happy Truth Strive Empower and the list goes on.   It finally came to me, the word that just makes sense for myself and my soul.  I have an entire year to live with this word and I am confident it is exactly the right one.  I…  Read More…

Merry Christmas Recap

Christmas day has come and gone, but the I am keeping the holiday feeling alive {at least around here}.  Normally the tree is down first thing the next morning, however I just couldn’t bring myself to do it this year.  I instead met myself halfway and took all the ornaments off and neatly wrapped each one back into tissue paper and placing gently into the green and red storage box that clearly means Christmas stuff only.  The Pandora station is still set to the holiday station until the first of the new year {I sense a mutiny coming from the family}. Christmas went just as I set out to have it go.  The shopping was done weeks early and since Faith is old enough and loves keeping busy, she did all the wrapping for everyone {except herself}.  This meant the closet was organized and everything was ready.  Santa and his…  Read More…

Setting Goals 2016

The end of the year has me thinking so many things.  I swear if I don’t stop and just take a breath, my head will spin off.  I know we tend to gather up all the odds and ends by end of the year and create our lists of everything we want to do, complete, accomplish and goal for the new year coming.  I am so guilty of this, however I want to put the brakes on and stop. I want to take many minutes a good day to be quiet and still with my mind.  I want to soak in the past year and remember.  I want to sit and listen to the Christmas music playing on the Pandora station in the house.  I want to sit and finish that cup of tea quietly.  I want to lay on the couch at night and stare at the tree while…  Read More…

Winter Hydrating With HINT Water

Just because the weather outside is cold does not mean we can’t get dehydrated.  Are you up to speed on Winter Dehydration? SOME CAUSES OF WINTER DEHYDRATION Cold weather can make the bodies thirst response diminish {this can be up to 40% even when we are hydrating}.  Why?  The blood vessels constrict when our bodies are cold, preventing blood flowing freely to extremities.  {When our fingers and toes start to tingle or feel numb}.  By drawing more blood to the core, this will enable the body to conserve heat.  When this happens, our body thinks it is okay and properly hydrated {we don’t feel as thirsty, the body is fooled}. Think about it, are you less likely to drink water during winter?  Snowboarding, skiing, sledding, running, ice skating, working out.  Whatever you activities are during the winter months, you still need to hydrate {in fact even more so}.  Read about…  Read More…

Currently Coveting December Edition

I love nothing more than cozy attire.  A great pair of jeans, soft and cozy shirts, scarves, long socks, winter boots are just some of the items I love having in my closet.  If I am not in my fitness wear, I am dressed in my favorite pair of jeans.  My December shopping guide is hand picked to show my style. Enjoy and shop some of my favorite stylish picks from my favorite retailers and brands. ♥ Free People Hudson H&M Alternative {these cozy pants are amazing}! Trust me Just to name a few … *Note affiliate links are in the post, however I only select items that I would personally own, wear or use. December Shopping Guide With My Favorites #style #dressed #clothing Click To Tweet WHAT I AM COVETING IN DECEMBER GETTING COZY Dolman Eco-Jersey Top • Alternative Cozy Thermal Top • Alternative Basic Thermal Long Sleeve Crew…  Read More…

Finding The Right Christmas Tree

Christmas 2015 is here and one of my  favorite family traditions is getting bundled up and heading to the tree lot.  We used to do the tree farm until the kids started complaining about the long drive and hours of hiking around until we I found just the right tree.  So the tree lot it is.  Normally we head out in the evenings, or we wait until the husband’s birthday {next week}, but this past weekend had the family feeling excited and too antsy to wait. The “adventure” is pretty typical and almost predictable. I meander around the lot, ogling at all the trees and inhaling in the fresh scents.  I imagine being in the midst of some forest in Lake Tahoe, snow is falling and it is bitter cold.  I then open my eyes and see the gravel under my feet and watch the truck come through with another…  Read More…

The Ultimate Coffee Date December

Good morning and welcome to another Ultimate Coffee Date.  Happy December everyone.  Another year is coming to an end and I am taking time this month to reflect, but before I begin … If you are here for your first time, welcome.  Make sure you visit my co-hosts Coco and Deborah during the weekend.  Share the #UltimateCoffeeDate.  Comments are always appreciated and enjoyed, we love getting to know everyone and we love seeing familiar faces. Have I been a good person, wife, mother? Have I accomplished the goals I set forth for the year? Have I been compassionate towards others? Have I been humble? Have I carried myself with grace? Have I given?Have I learned from my mistakes? Have I failed and tried again? Have I loved and accepted myself? The answer to these is yes, I believe so.  Each year gets easier to just tell myself to step back…  Read More…

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