THRIVE healthy low fat Banana-Pineapple Smoothie

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I love a good smoothie- not too sweet, not too tart, something light and refreshing but that will keep me full and satisfied until my next meal. I did a lot of experimentation with smoothies over the hot, hot summer with my THRIVE shake powder and came up with some really amazing recipes that will keep me energized and satisfied and hit that YUM factor is always looking for. I discovered that fully ripe, frozen bananas do incredible things for smoothies no matter what else you use- they give each smoothie a rich, creamy taste without adding fat or … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resololutions Printable

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Its that time of year again and everyone is talking about their resolutions. Personally I never make resolutions. I have trouble completely my chores for the day much less a whole year. I know lots of people who do great with them though. My cousin gave up soda five years ago as a resolution and still doesnt drink it. My friend wanted to lose five pounds and now she owns a Cross Fit gym and looks beyond amazing. Good luck to you on your resolutions! Let me know some of the things you want to change in 2015 in the comments. Here is a great list … [Read more...]

THRIVE Healthy Birthday Cake Milkshake Recipe

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Back in July I posted about trying Thrive, the supplement and lifestyle health support system. Their combination of daily supplements, Daily Lifestyle shakes, and their amazing Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT patches have really helped boost my energy levels and make me feel more awake, more productive, and more motivated. Now that I've been using them pretty steadily I can report back and say how pleased I am with the results I've been seeing. It's made a real difference in lifting my mental fog and keeping me focused and energized! Their protein … [Read more...]

A Busy Moms New Freedom to Be Spontaneous

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheMoodStrikes #CollectiveBias It is hard to believe that in September of this year I had been married for five years and with my husband for eight. Eight years may not seem like a long time to people who have been married for like ten or twenty but when I think about it, I have been with my husband since I was old enough to drink. I have been with him since I got my degrees and I was with him for half a year before I ever got a license. So … [Read more...]

thermal-AID Zoo Animals Giveaway

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Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by thermal-AID®. Winner will receive a thermal-AID® Zoo Animal (sponsor's choice) Winner must be 18+, a resident of the US. 1 Winner will be picked and have 48 hours to confirm. If no response within 48 hours, winner will forfeit prize. I am so excited to have the opportunity to giveaway 1 of these Zoo Animal to one of my readers. What U Talking Bout Willis has a review of the  thermal-AID® Zoo Animals which can be read here: Review . Please enter on the giveaway form below. This giveaway will end … [Read more...]

Walk More, Spend Less

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Most of us are familiar with the many health benefits of choosing to walk more often. Getting out once a day or more improves posture, blood pressure and cardiovascular health. It’s far less stressful on your body than an intensive gym session or going for a run, and more importantly, walking is pleasurable, and of benefit to your mental well-being. But there are also some surprising financial arguments for taking a hike, which can add up to a healthier bank balance. Parking All those quarters you have been stuffing into the meter add up over … [Read more...]

Learn More About RSV in Honor of World Prematurity Day #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Did you know that November 17th is World Prematurity Day? I did not even though I have a lot of experience with premature babies. In fact I was going to write this post on Friday but a premature baby stopped that. My sister had her son after being on hospital bed rest for two weeks. Her water ruptured at 31 weeks but she managed to hold out … [Read more...]

Sweaty Betty – Fun Clothes for Workouts

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Back when I was first starting to get my weight on track, one of the problems I had with working out, or one of my excuses really, was that I didn't really have the clothes for it. I'd go to a store and be overwhelmed with all of these options and then people staring, it was just not fun and uncomfortable. I recently found out about Sweaty Betty which is a website that is nothing but workout clothes. Not just one type either, they have workout apparel, yoga wear, running attire and even swim wear. So there are plenty of options for any type of … [Read more...]

Performing Magic with Hairfinity Hair Vitamins

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With summer receding in our collective rear-view mirrors, with its beach trips, days spent lounging in the sun and swimming in pools and smoky camp-outs, it's time to do a little damage control from the sun, salt water, chlorine, and great outdoors. We all are careful to use sunscreen on our skin and maintain a skin care routine to help keep skin healthy, wrinkle-free, and protected from the elements. But how many of us do the same for our hair? If you're like me, some shampoo and conditioner tossed hastily into the buggy at Target is as far as you … [Read more...]

Waking Up Feeling Younger: Using a Night Cream for Maximum Efficiency

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    A gentle massage on your face with a good night cream is the perfect way to end a hard day and should be part of your skincare routine. Cell renewal is much faster while you’re asleep, and you can leave your skin looking smooth and youthful if you use a good regenerist night cream. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind if you want to get the best results. Picking the right cream No matter how much money you spend on a cream or how qualitative it is, it won't do you any good if you don't pay attention to a few … [Read more...]