Your Daily Dose of Morning Joe…

So this morning I will be bestowing upon you more knowledge of the magical powers that are…..TA-DA, coconut oil. *Ooooo, Ahhhhhh* oil-pulling

I am lucky enough to have a brother who has fully immersed himself in all things health and fitness related. He is a certified personal fitness trainer and health consultant. About a year or so ago he passed along this little nugget of gold that has changed my life for the better. That little nugget of gold is none other than Oil Pulling. I have been oil pulling for at least 6+ months and love my results. I used to suffer from TMJ, sore/bloody gums after brushing my teeth and horrible pain around my wisdom tooth area. Since oil pulling all of the super annoying/terrible/horrible/can’t deal aches have gone away! Just likeeeeee, you guessed it…Magic. Another plus, it definitely brought my teeth up a shade or two. I mean, who doesn’t want super pearly whites ?!  😉


Doesn’t it sound amazing?!?! Best part is *besides the white teeth and amazingness for your body* is that it’s super simple. Just grab yourself a tablespoon of said *magic*, swish around in your mouth for 20 mins, then neatly dispose of the oil in a trash bag. It is very important you dispose of the icky oil in the trash, sending it down a drain or toilet will clog your pipes and lead to larger, more costly issues than poor oral health. (Or maybe just as costly, seeing as how a trip to the dentist costs an arm and a leg* Nevertheless, just follow those simple instructions and you’ll be a happy camper.

I PROMISE once you get done reading the article below… you will want to kiss my little round cheeks 🙂

Oil pull with me! I want to hear your feedback and the results you are experiencing…leave comments below! Happy oil pulling!

Thank you to my friends over at FoodMatters.Tv for the read…

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::More healthy/happy to keep you looking and feeling fabulous::

Let’s Face It ::Nightly Edition::

Today  I received my first “requested blog post” from a follower. *Yayy, I have a follower requesting stuff after just one day of being LIVE*.. Ok nerd moment over, back to the request…

I was asked by a lovely lady what my night time routine is for beautiful, glowing, acne free skin. I for one think she is giving me way too much credit, as I myself still struggle with the occasional zit *hooray*. Nevertheless, I have a wonderfully amazing au naturale routine that is easy to follow and makes your skin sing “Happy” by Pharrell.

What You’ll Need To Grab

1.Young Living Essential Mint Satin Facial Scrub


Then scrub-a-dub-dub in circular motions like so….


Rinse off with lukewarm water and then proceed with step numero dos

2.Carrington Farms 100% organic extra virgin Coconut Oil, or any brand you’d like and Young Living Essential Oregano Oil 


Take a smidge of coconut oil and two drops of oregano oil *these little oils pack a punch,not much needed*


3. Apply this powerful, life changing mixture to Pete the Pesky Pimple (Yes, I just gave a super cute name to a pain in the ass cyst-like creature that pops out of your face.) Voila, after just a night, or so..pending on the size of that sucker, gone! Poof, vanished, finito, bye bye little guy!

The best part of all of this is that it is natural, so your totally dodging all the super harmful and chemical ridden pimple-be-gone products in stores. Leaving your skin supple, glowing, happy, healthy annnnd pimple FREE! The skin gods will be shining their light on you and the angels will be singing. You’re welcome 😉


Click here for Young Living Mint Satin Facial Scrub

Click here for Young Living Oregano Essential Oil



Drink up…


If you’re anything like me and your summer bod is not so…well, summer-y shall we say… No need to fear, water is here *dun dun dun*. Yes, you heard me. Apparently it’s as easy as drinking a mere minimum of one gallon per day. Not so hard right?

*Insert super sarcastic face here*


Now don’t get me wrong and go around quoting that only the consumption of mass amounts of water will make you shed 30+ pounds and have you looking super slim and svelte. I’m only a blogger, not a doctor. However, water is a great way to aid in the weight loss process. Water has so many great effects on the overall body. From skin, hair, detoxing your organs, giving you energy and elevating your mood, etc. Don’t believe me? Check out my friends at Greatist, who have this to say about water and the beautiful effects on the body.

I’m currently embarking on the 30 day water challenge and I invite you to try it with me. I was super motivated after reading this article in which a woman drinks one gallon of water per day for 30 days. Her results after the 30 days are truly astonishing (pics to prove it too!)

It is 1:42 pm and I am currently on my second bottle, this is a 33.8 FL OZ Smart Water bottle. Just a few more of these bad boys and I’ll be good for the day. One thing is for sure, you will increase your activity level just from the numerous trips you will be making to the restroom…but hey, I’ll take it where ever I can get it.

Until I make the dreaded next steps to the gym *cue horror music*… water will have to do 🙂


::If you are happy and healthy from within, you will sparkle on the outside. Unless you are my Mom, in which case you sparkle no matter what.::

Your daily dose of morning Joe

As I lay here in my bed (after having snoozed my alarm 4 times already). I can feel a little bit better about getting up to go to work. Cus hey, if 50 Cent has spent the last 10+ years trying to get rich or die trying… I think it’s safe to say we all need to get our asses out of bed, sit in CT’s wonderful morning traff, and sit at a desk (or whatever you do) for 8 hours to get a damn check. Here’s the article that put a little pep in my step this AM….

::It’s all love 50, we all know that not everything that glitters is gold::

Today’s rant… Or tonight’s rant I guess..

Traffic Rant
So it’s 12:00 am and all I want to do is get home and lay in my bed and go to sleep, to wake up way too early for a job that I don’t want to go to. *gag*

Anyone who lives in CT probably understands the struggle I’m currently going through.

*TRAFFIC: EXITS 27-17* … REALLY I-effing 95, REALLY?! Why is there always some sort of road work being done?! 95 has been under construction since I was like 5… I’m 26! How is it that they can throw houses up in 3 weeks and not get a damn road paved?! Seriously CT, get it together! I’ve got an annoying  job to get to in a few hours, don’t add to my stress (insert annoyed emoji face.) Thank you John Mayer for getting me through this *woosahh*

Anyway, that’s it for my rant, I hope you all feel my pain. Nini! (My way of saying night)

::For all concerned citizens, I practice safe blogging (I swear.) Rest assured I posted ALL of this while PARKED behind this lovely truck::