• Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts – High Protein

      I was so excited when these chocolate donuts tasted SO good!  As much as we have to watch the gluten and dairy around this house it is equally important that the ingredients be “real” and nutritious.  Lately, I have been on a mission to find higher protein foods that are tempting for one of my […]

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    • Minted Split Pea Soup Vegetarian

      The mint in this recipe gives a fresh twist on an old standard.  Legumes are some of the most nutrient dense foods around and are easy to store since they’re dry and can be kept on hand in the pantry for years—plus they’re available year round!  Extremely high in fiber, dried peas also provide two […]

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    • Wheat Grass Juicing Benefits

      A few decades ago, wheat grass juicing would have raised a few eyebrows to say the least.  Although I am sure farmers have chewed on the grass for years. More people are becoming aware and turning to this very beneficial, nutritious and healthy juice made from young deep green wheat grass harvested after a second […]

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    • A Wake Up Call to Conscious Parenting

      I sat down at my computer with coffee in hand to check in on the social media world this morning.  People from all over send me messages to “promote this” or “check out that” but one caught my eye.  No coincidences here!  I watched a video that made me have goose bumps, feel excitement, and […]

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    • Green Smoothie with Avocado

      This green smoothie is pure deliciousness.  I have been making this for breakfast lately and it makes me feel refreshed and ready for the day.  It’s power packed so get ready to get your move on….   16 oz. coconut water 2 handfuls of spinach 1 frozen banana 2 pears 1 avocado (peeled and seed […]

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    • Weekly Juice Prep ~ Bottoms Up!

      Drink up Mama’s!  That’s right, I am talking juice.  I have been on a real juicing kick lately and it is making me feel fantastic.  But, the bottom line is that juicing can be time consuming when you are getting 3 boys to move their butts in the morning to get ready for school.  Since […]

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    • Savvy Rest for a Sleepy Dog

      Savvy Rest is an awesome company that makes mattresses using the purest organic materials not only for you but also for pets. This company truly cares about producing toxic-free products, which is right up my alley.  When our dog bed arrived Brooks (my 6 year old son) laid down on it and asked if this […]

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    • Eat More Kale ~ It is Good For You

      Why we should eat More Kale Kale has a lot of health and nutritional benefits for our bodies. The varieties of kale available include dinosaur, ornamental and curly. I use kale a ton in my recipes and smoothies. The vegetable is a family member to broccoli, collards, Brussels and cabbage. Kale is great raw or […]

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    • Blueberry Basil and Lemon Ice Cubes

      I am on a creative kick to create refreshing drinks this summer.  Tasting something sweet, sour, and very cold  takes my mind off of the heat.  When I hosted a garden party several weeks ago I discovered how much I love the taste of blueberry and basil together.  So, I developed an easy way to […]

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    • 3 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

      Many of us think of Lavender in terms of its ability to help with sleep. When I recently told a customer it was bactericidal (among other things), she was surprised Lavender could do more than help her relax. While it can support sleep quality, this hardy purple flower has been used for centuries to protect […]

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    • Jessica Alba Interview about The Honest Company

      Have you heard of PLUSH (the Posh Little Urbanites Show)? Well, I had the best seat in the house at this event right on the red carpet. The PLUSH Show took place on June 10th 2012, at the Vibiana, in Los Angeles. PLUSH is a baby and toddler products and party planning services show tailored […]

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    • The Top 10 Best Follows on Pinterest

      Art and Photography http://pinterest.com/maia_mcdonald/ Maia McDonald is a graphic designer that has one of the largest bases of followers on Pinterest. Out of her 38 boards the most notable collections are her “Artwork and Illustrations” and “Photography” boards. They are simply perfection.     Southern, Design, Exquisite http://pinterest.com/catet/ Cate Tuten is a writer and designer. […]

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    • The Plush Show at the Vibiana in LA ~ Be There!

      The amazing Plush Show is right around the corner and I am ready to join in on the fun this year.  The Posh Little Urbanites Show (PLUSH) is held in Los Angeles at the beautiful Vibiana on June 10, 2012.  This is our chance to experience the most luxurious, innovative, and eco-friendly baby products and […]

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    • Natural Egg Dyes ~ just gorgeous!

      I have such wonderful memories of dyeing Easter eggs when I was a little girl.  This is a tradition that I look forward to each year with my three boys.  Times have changed and the yucky toxic dyes are out.  We do it a little different now so I wanted to share our success with […]

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    • Best Houseplants for Improving Home’s Air Quality

      Making oxygen is what plants do. It’s a side effect of photosynthesis, their means of feeding themselves. Houses create more fuel for indoor plants than they convert into oxygen. However, many plants can still dramatically improve the quality of indoor air. Houseplants clean and refresh the air by absorbing many household pollutants in addition to […]

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    • Hip Moms Go Green Celebrates Earth Day 2012 with Cascadian Farm

      Spring is in the air! What a perfect time to plan a scrumptious feast for children with food from Cascadian Farm. With Earth Day right around the corner I created a menu of recipes using a variety of Cascadian Farm products that are organic, delicious and easy to prepare. CHEERS! ~Nickie Make sure you enter […]

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    • Organic Garden Party for Kids with Cascadian Farm

      Spring is in the air! What a perfect time to plan a scrumptious feast for children with food from Cascadian Farm. With Earth Day right around the corner I created a menu of recipes using a variety of Cascadian Farms products that are organic, delicious and easy to prepare. Cascadian Farm is also giving away […]

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    • Rice Quesadillas with Potato, Peppers, Onions, and Swiss Cheese

      I love these quesadillas for brunch, lunch, or breakfast.  It was a perfect combo with the food that was served at the Organic Garden Party for Kids that we just had.  I also saved some and put them in lunches for my boys too. Ingredients: rice tortillas Cascadian Farm Country Style Potatoes, thawed swiss cheese […]

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