June 11, 2020

Foods that keep you cool in Summer

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When summer comes, your appetite usually goes away - you just don't feel like eating when the heat is on. It makes sense to choose foods that can help you to keep cool, so here's what should be on your plate this summer.

Take to the water

No, not the swimming pool or the ocean - although that's a good strategy for keeping cool. Foods with high water content will help your body to maintain the correct temperature and keep it hydrated, which is essential in hot weather. Salad vegetables such as lettuce, radishes, celery and cucumber, and fruits such as melon, grapes, apples, pears, and citrus fruits will all help you to keep cool. 

Keep a melon sliced up in the fridge for a refreshing any time treat. Summertime is strawberry time, and all berries contain anti-inflammatory properties, which can help take the sting out of sunburn, so tuck into those strawberries, safe in the knowledge that they're helping you to keep your cool.

June 4, 2020


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A list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”

Let me tell you a little secret, 10+ years ago I used to have a bucket list blog named "The Bucket List Girl" and it was my pride and joy. I focused on helping others understand that you don't have to be "rich or dying" to start a bucket list. You can find more about what happened to that blog this old blog post named once a blogger... But as I'm sitting down to write this post I can't help but feel a little nostalgic about writing on such a subject that I used live and breathe. So as you look at these tips I'm about to share today, I hope that you truly take the time to sit down and start a bucket list for yourself. No matter how old you are are, or what your financial situation is because writing things out will really help you get closer to that goal!

How to start a bucket list, no money but want to travel, how to complete a bucket list


  1. Look online for inspiration. Google search: “Bucket list ideas” You will stumble upon the most beautiful pictures from all over the World.
  2. Watch the movie “The Bucket list” (even though they were old and about to kick the bucket you should still get an idea of what a bucket list is)
  3. Buy a notepad or a journal that you can write down ideas on. You can also use apps on your phone. For example “notes” and create a “my Bucket List” list.
  4. Start a Pinterest board. What that is going to do is, you are now going to have a visual for your inspiration. If you want to go more in-depth you can create a Travel Bucket list board or a Food Bucket list to name a few. I have a few categories I have created for myself self such as Couples Bucket list, Travel Bucket list, Fall + Winter Bucket List & Summer Bucket List.
  5. The reason I say “Bucket Lists” is that I think you should have more the one Bucket List. 


As an avid bucket lister, I get asked this question a lot. My answer to you is: WHY NOT? I truly believe that it is a great idea to have a list of your goals, ideas, and things you would like to accomplish while alive. You don't have to be old, rich, or sick to start one! Start now! Start one Today! Think about all of the new adventures and opportunities... for example going on a hot air balloon ride, or participating in a Utah version of Cupcake Wars.

  1. Here is how simple this process should be for you:
  2. Grab a pen & Paper
  3. Number it from 1-10 (small steps)
  4. Start with 1 or 2 goals that you would like to accomplish
  5. Hang your paper somewhere in your house that you walk by often. Then Forget about it for a day… (I put it on my Fridge)
  6. As you go thru your day, Ideas are just going to come to your mind at the most unexpected moments… Trust Me it Works! That’s when you grab your list and start writing your ideas down.
  7. The sky is the limit! You can start with the basic and easy goals, then move on to Dreams & Wishes.
  8. I have a notebook that I carry around with me everywhere I go! I also use my calendar on my phone to schedule things. Google & Pinterest are my resources!
  9. inspiration is everywhere! The other day I was out on a drive and saw a couple of homeless people on the side of the road. that inspired me to add “Help out at a Homeless shelter” & ” Food Drive” to my Summer Bucket List.

June 3, 2020

How To Naturally Cleanse Your Body

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The human body is in almost constant contact with toxins that come from multiple sources like pesticides on vegetables, caffeine, fats, and sugars. Exposure over time can lead to a host of health problems, including fatigue, allergies, and a lower overall quality of life. This is why it's so important to periodically cleanse the body naturally. Detoxing from time to time will remove toxins and clean your body out, which will leave you feeling great with much more energy. Here are a few strategies that are completely natural.

June 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter

I’ve got a lot to say on this subject and my heart has been so heavy... Soon I’ll have the words to share  exactly how I feel, but today I will proudly stand for #BlackOutTuesday with the Black community fighting against racial injustice in America. To help, please text FLOYD to 55156 to sign the Justice for George Floyd petition.

May 29, 2020

Reduce Reuse Recycle

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I often think about Mother Earth and what I should be doing to make a difference. You see, I grew up with a reduce/reuse/recycle mindset. So what changed? Did I become lazy? Or did I just do what was most convenient and easy for me?  I’m still trying to figure that out myself...  

One thing that’s for sure is I’m ready to change and focus on what’s important. When I was in my early 20s I used to be obsessed with trends and fast fashion. I only shopped at the mall and went through my clothes so fast that I didn't even think to check if they were ethically made. While in high school I dreamt of attending FIDM. I wanted to design my own clothes and learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry. I even applied in my senior year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to go so changing majors was the only option. Here we are, a few years later and I’m working on an Ethical Fitness Line because I'm still very passionate about fashion but just in a rad-cool way that makes me so happy. (more on this in the near future). The quote below stands out to me and I want to make sure that when my line comes out it is ethically made, it lasts, and it will somehow help the earth. 

The best part about creating a collection from the ground up is that you can pick every single detail. Such as will my leggings be made out of recycled water bottles? 

So How can we help mother earth? It's simple, you don't have to completely change your whole lifestyle but a little goes a long way, and anything that you do counts. Here is one of my favorite quote on this subject: " We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly"