Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grocery Haul and Bella says Hi...

On Sunday Night, I realized that I needed to restock my house after a long weekend away....so off to the grocery store stores I went! I ended up making short stops at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Walmart.  I have favorite products from each but considering that 4 things cost about $77 dollars at Whole Foods...I need to spend wisely!

Starting off the week on a healthy note is so important to me.  It really sets me up for the week and makes me so much more conscious of what my meals will consist of.  

So here's what I got:


  •  spring mix
  • frozen veggies (green beans and asparagus)
  • frozen berries ( strawb, blueb, and blackberries)


  •  organic fat free milk
  • plain greek yogurt
  • low fat cottage cheese
  • egg whites
  • raw oats and maple oats (Better Oats Brand is amazing!!)


  •  Vegan cornbread (had to try it!)
  • New CLIF: coconut choc chip, carrot cake, cool mint (Thanks Tracie for reminding me to get these!)


  •  Quinoa
  • organic ground chicken breast
  • pasta (whole wheat and spinach)
  • artichoke hearts, olives (for a recipe)
  • Amy's veg barley soup and Health Valley NO SALT chicken soup



  • New Blender Bottle
  • Metabolic reset shake mix


These groceries will last me a lot longer than a week and will hopefully be used in some great new healthy and tasty recipes :-)


Can't forget:

This little nugget of cuteness says Hello!
She wanted to show off her new corduroy jacket :-)
"Why do you torture me with this camera?"


Goodnight!

Grocery Haul and Bella says Hi...

On Sunday Night, I realized that I needed to restock my house after a long weekend away....so off to the grocery store stores I went! I ended up making short stops at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Walmart.  I have favorite products from each but considering that 4 things cost about $77 dollars at Whole Foods...I need to spend wisely!

Starting off the week on a healthy note is so important to me.  It really sets me up for the week and makes me so much more conscious of what my meals will consist of.  

So here's what I got:

  •  spring mix
  • frozen veggies (green beans and asparagus)
  • frozen berries ( strawb, blueb, and blackberries)


  •  organic fat free milk
  • plain greek yogurt
  • low fat cottage cheese
  • egg whites
  • raw oats and maple oats (Better Oats Brand is amazing!!)


  •  Vegan cornbread (had to try it!)
  • New CLIF: coconut choc chip, carrot cake, cool mint (Thanks Tracie for reminding me to get these!)


  •  Quinoa
  • organic ground chicken breast
  • pasta (whole wheat and spinach)
  • artichoke hearts, olives (for a recipe)
  • Amy's veg barley soup and Health Valley NO SALT chicken soup



  • New Blender Bottle
  • Metabolic reset shake mix
These groceries will last me a lot longer than a week and will hopefully be used in some great new healthy and tasty recipes :-)


Can't forget:

This little nugget of cuteness says Hello!
She wanted to show off her new corduroy jacket :-)
"Why do you torture me with this camera?"


Goodnight!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Treat your skin the way you would want to be treated!

Ever get really dry skin in the Winter? Happens to me every year!  No matter how much moisturizer I use I still suffer from dry skin when the cold weather hits. I'm so sick of it! My handbag is weighed down with about five different kinds of travel sized moisturizers for heaven's sake.  

I came across this article and thought I would share. It has great tips for avoiding certain mistakes we all make. 

The people at iVillage say that these are "Winter Skincare Mistakes":

On their list-
1. Taking long, HOT showers 
2. Using too much toner
3. Skipping sunscreen 
4. Not using a humidifier
5. Using too much fragrance
6. Lacking on moisturizer
7. Not exercising
8. Stripping your skin
9. NOT washing your hair ENOUGH
10. Forgetting about your lips

It looks like I'm guilty of more than just one of these "skincare sins".  I'll be putting more efforts into my skin routine for sure :-)

I am really loving these two at the moment:

Burt's smells and feels good!


Anything by Bliss is a win win!


What skin care products are you using during the Winter months?