Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy Sunday!

HAPPY SUNDAY! Enjoying this gorgeous and sunny South Florida day by our pool...

I got my hands on the amazing Soursop (Guanabana) fruit at the Yellow Green Farmers Market!! My second one ever! I found out that they are being locally grown in Homestead. I'll be planting these seeds and praying that it sprouts so that I can grow the tree in the yard!!! 🙏🌱☀️#soursop #guanabana #ftlauderdale #pregnancy #cancerfighter #miraclefruit #health #nutrition 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Healthy Habits: Apple Cider Vinegar shots

Hi there! 

One of my newest resolutions this year (or as I call them "Healthy Habits"), is drinking Apple Cider Vinegar on a daily basis. It's one of those healthy habits that is a "must do" in the holistic health world. I took 2 tsp and filled the rest of my shot glass with water. It was super easy to take being that it is diluted down. Try it! I only recommend Bragg's Organic - Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar with the 'Mother'.
(The 'mother' is the most nutritious part of the Apple Cider Vinegar and is very beneficial to digest. Often the ‘mother’ settles to the bottom of the bottle. It is recommend to shake 
the bottle lightly to distribute the ‘mother’ before dispensing) 

-ACV helps in so many ways! Many medical studies show the the health benefits of ACV. In 400 B.C. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing natural cleansing healing and energizing health qualities. 

- Helps Remove Body Toxins * Helps Promote a Youthful Body *Helps support a healthy immune system * Helps Maintain Healthy Skin * Helps Control Weight * Improves Digestion and Assimilation * Soothes Tight and Aching Joints and Sore Muscles from exercise * Soothes irritated skin. 

-Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is safe to take during and after pregnancy. It helps to rid the body of toxins and may even help with any complications that may arise or have arisen with the pregnancy. It supports regularity and promotes digestion.

Hope you'll share your healthy habits with me! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Glucose Test: Organic Jelly Beans!

Today is my glucose testing at my OBGYN's office.  I'll be eating these delicious, organic jelly beans rather than the toxic, GMO-filled orange syrup they typically give you. 

Very happy that I have an open minded doctor that understands toxic ingredients and allows me to choose a healthier option for me and my baby. 

Here is an article if you're interested in learning about the glucose test and the ingredients. It was written by my favorite food blogger and activist, Vani Hari, "The Food Babe."

Hope you all have a great Tuesday! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mark's 30th Birthday Evening

Yesterday was my handsome husband's birthday... The big 30! 

Typical Mark didn't tell anyone all day that it was his birthday. He even went out to lunch with one of his good friends and didn't bother saying anything about it. I was the one behind the scenes texting his friends that he would see that day to let them know. (I love birthdays.) 
Mark likes them too but he is a humble guy and doesn't care for unnecessary attention. I get it... But I just wanted him to have a fun day considering it was a Tuesday and he was working. Mark is not one to ever take off work on his birthday (or really ever) nor plans anything fun for himself. This year I thought I'd plan something a bit more relaxing for him since he is always working hard and deserves some downtime. 

The morning before, I was awake earlier than usual and watched a Good Morning America segment on how you can virtually do anything from your smartphone these days. They were explaining new smartphone apps for great, local services and how they work. 

I would ditch the surprise dinner/ bar scene/ balloons and, instead, create a relaxing evening at home. I'd cook (well, most of it) one of his favorite homemade dinners and finish it off with a couple's massage in our own living room! 

I got the app I had just learned about since they mentioned it was offered in select cities (including South Florida!) and I reserved a 60 min Swedish massage for 
Mark and a 60 min Prenatal massage for myself.

The app is great. Every masseuse is  licensed and insured. The two ladies that came to our home worked locally: one at a resort in Boca Raton, FL and the other in Hollywood, FL. 
It was so quick and easy to select the options and then followed with me verifying my identity by scanning my ID with my iPhone camera. I liked how they had security to protect their massuses as well as us knowing that these were professionals and not just a random people coming into our home. 

Within 10min, I had confirmation of a booked appointment and was 1/2 done with our evening's plans. 

2:00 Scheduled the couple's massage on my iPhone app 

3:00 Went to the grocery store 

4:00 Started cooking dinner 

6:30 Dropped off Ava at my mother in law's house for the night. 

7:00 Printed and framed the evening's itinerary at Kinko's. (I swear, I can never figure out any printer that I have ever owned!) 

A bit cheesy but we like cheesy. He laughed and that's all that matters...

By 7:30, Mark was home and reading his birthday cards, Facebook/ Instagram birthday messages from my accounts, and our itinerary for the evening.

I didn't bother with anymore photos (sorry) and enjoyed a relaxing evening with him.

The massuses arrived promptly at 8:45PM to set up their massage tables for our 9:00 appointment. 

Our massages were so relaxing! This was Mark's first "professional" massage by someone other than me and he loved it. 

Happy 30th Birthday, Mark! 
I love you.