Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Own Tea Party

I have been a fan of Numi Tea since before it really became a hot item on the organic market. And I am not a tea drinker either. The only tea that I've really ever enjoyed has been true English tea, as I drank that in place of coffee when I lived over in Europe for 5 years. Other than that, I love the smell of teas, but always have a hard time with how 'watery' the flavor is compared to the smell.

Well NOT with Numi! You can get the true tea leaves to steep, or you can also now get bottled and bagged teas as well. I still order online, as it is cheaper than getting them in bulk at a Whole Foods, Sunflower, or Sprouts.

I have found that my evenings, of late, I love to use these teas for a little warm drink that relaxes, tastes, and smells amazing!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Antioxidant Heaven

I have lost 7lbs since Christmas. This is quite impressive to me, as I haven't been working out that much since Thanksgiving! The Rec Center hasn't seen our family in several weeks. I have simply cut my calories and resorted back to a strength training model that i used when running cross country in High School. I just imagine if I really got into the groove of things, I could probably really kill of some weight and get back the tummy I had pre-baby!

I absolutely thrive on products that give me energy, but also help maintain the appetite. The Cranberry Kahuna from the Wholefood Farmacy is simply amazing!

The Cranberry Kahuna is 5 lbs. of Cranberry Phi Plus. Cranberry Phi Plus is a rich tasting, moist and delicious variation of Phi Plus that includes the healthy addition of cranberries. The taste is “out of this world” and Cranberry Phi Plus is a favorite of young and old alike. Research shows that Cranberries are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients that your body can use to ward off disease and aging. In fact, Cranberries score 1750 on the Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) scale. Cranberry Phi Plus is a fantastic meal replacement, a wonderful treat and a great snack at any time of the day or night.

I add this to yogurt or eat it straight out of the bag and the caloric intake is very low, but very filling!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Break From My Hiatus

Yes, I haven't blogged in MONTHS. And for very good reasons! It has been quite the adventure around here the past 5 or 6 months. I have been re-grouping and resting and falling into a wonderful new role here.

I have spent the past 6 months getting my consulting business off the ground and am finally reaping the fruits of my labor! I tell you that it doesn't get much better than to TRULY be an Independent Contractor. I am full time blown into Social Marketing, Translation, and Consulting on all matters mentioned afore, as well as specializing in educating people with the proper steps, rights, laws, and plans in becoming and working as an Independent Contractor and starting up Freelancing services. You can read *mostly* all that I do here. (This site too is still under constant change!) I am currently working on getting a site set up for my translation services. So far I have stayed busy enough with this that I haven't had to go looking too far!

It has been hard to even think about keeping up my own blog when I am working on everyone elses all week long! But, I have finally been able to do some 'facelifting' to my own blog and look forward to communicating with you all again! I've got some amazing new recipes, thoughts, and pictures that I am burning to get up here.

I am surprised - and so THANKFUL - to see that my ALL followers are still here and that you still communicate! THANK YOU! Here's to another adventurous year that we can all learn to appreciate and own!

*A very special thanks to 'AVeermeer Photography' for the wonderful new header photo!*