I have been giving the gluten-free lifestyle a try, and so far I’m loving it! Not because I have Celiac disease or any gluten intolerance, I like many of you am concerned about the genetically modified foods we eat especially wheat. I try to be open-minded and educate myself as much as possible, determined to figure out things as I go. So for a busy mom like me who pretty much lives in her car, I don’t want to sacrifice my day with an unhealthy food choice that gets me stuck in a bad cycle. I’m always looking for good fuel to keep me going, because this mama’s got a lot to do, and I need the extra energy to keep this train moving! My goal is to look for things loaded with whole grains (gluten-free), protein and of course fruits and veggies. On the days I don’t have time to whip up an egg white scramble, or prepare a green smoothie I want to grab something quick, that taste good, nutritious, and is easy to eat in the car! Here are a few of my packed with protein gluten-free faves that I’m just so loving right now!
Ditching the gluten doesn’t mean you have to give up oatmeal or an occasional cookie or bagel! My favorite certified gluten-free oatmeal on the go is Straw Propeller Blueberry Blitz natural gourmet oatmeal. This oatmeal is special, it’s loaded with yogurt covered blueberries along with even more blueberries…so good.
Panera’s gluten-conscious Monster Cookie w/nuts is packed with peanut butter, cranberries, nuts, and dark chocolate chips! Yummy goodness
Fall/Winter Hair, Skin & Body beauty Survival Must haves!
I don’t know about you.. but the change in weather has already taken an effect on my hair,skin and body!! I looked at my face this morning and could see dry patchy skin (yikes)!! As we all know, dry skin especially on the face makes you look tired, dull and dare I say it AGED!! Nothing wrong with growing older because like it or not we are all getting older God willing! Truth be told, I don’t mind! I want to have happy skin that’s hydrated, soft & beautiful to touch with a wonderful glow… no matter my age!
As for my hair I want the same thing.. a strong mane of healthy locks, free from a flaky dry scalp and brittle ends! I learned years ago that over shampooing is a no-no from a co-worker named Dima. Dima grew up in Jordan, she had the most luscious beautiful hair on the planet, It was dark, shiny & gorgeous! Her secret was simple don’t wash your hair everyday once per week is more than enough. I give major props to co-conditioning with Tropical Life Organic Coconut Oil along with a great shampoo & conditioner combo. Locking in moisture is the key to great hair, my favorite at the moment shampoo & conditioner is made by Blisslabs the Lemon-Sage Supershine shampoo and Conditioning rinse available here at luv2shopmycloset. I don’t know exactly what it is that makes this stuff so great?? It just is!! I’m a huge believer in cold press avocado oil.. It’s not a heavy oil, perfect for adding moisture to my face! As far as my skin goes I’m sticking with the things that I know. Honor your skin, body and hair by loving and being good to it..for me avocado oil works!! I’m a big fan of exfoliation, something gentle enough to do a couple of times a week to keep dry skin at bay. I’m in love with TOCCA Esfoliante da corpo Italian Blood Orange body scrub! This stuff is pricy but so worth it… it feels good and the smell is unforgettable!!! The final step to take moisture to the next level for the body is by finishing off with (my addiction) a thick African Shea butter!! It’s all about layering people!! Body butters are thick and yummy loaded with nutrient dense benefits to keep the skin well conditioned, glowing and fed! Here’s one of my favorites Om She lemon & grapefruit body butter..so good and it’s sulfate and paraben free! Check out my shop for more body butters!
It’s time to spread some serious Holiday Cheer by getting your Space all decked-out for the holidays!!
I love a white couch! It’s so versatile and chic especially during the holidays.. you can pile it with tons of comfy throw pillows filled with different textures, shapes and color! Now is the time to get totally relaxed in your space.. nothing too formal or stuffy, get creative by adding unique conversational items that inspire and ring in tons of holiday cheer! I love adding funky things that give my space life and excitement without being too expensive. Here are a few fun things that I think you may love too, I hope it’s speaks to your quirky sense of style and individuality.
Let the rainy, windy, season begin…Bring it..I’m so ready! This Fall the Poncho is a fashion must, it’s so easy to wear and it never really seems to go out of style! Rock this timeless classic and get your cozy on with a pair of Super Skinny, figure flattering Cords that have a tiny bit of stretch in them. This look is so Chic and easy to wear and it’s totally comfortable! Girls do not be afraid of the Super Skinny Cords they are flattering on all body types because they define your shape (which is a GOOD thing) especially when you wear them with something like a Poncho and boots. Step your style game up by swapping out your leggings from time to time with Skinny Cords, and give your look some texture and flair. Now that Fall has begun It’s time to get your boots out, I love these Suede Fringe Booties from Nordstrom they are so sassy, fresh and fashionable! I know fringe is a “trend” right now but it’s really not “trendy” because like everything else fringe is nothing new, and it’s something you can always wear for years to come! Are you ready for Fall?? If so, Get your Fall Fabulosity ON..It’s so ON !! Forget about the trends, be Fearlessly U…So Stylish..So Fabulous!! H&M Jacquard-knit Poncho$59.99
Overstock Woman’s Knit Poncho $39.99
Most of us are familiar with going the road less traveled. Sometimes walking this road is required for personal growth, a closer walk with God and to build confidence. Do not be afraid of walking this road alone, understanding that God may have you traveling this way by divine appointment through his perfect will for your life. Sometimes he has to bring us into isolation in order for us to increase in our reliance upon him. God desires for us to know who he is in a real way , without the distractions, confusion, and voices of others. Even though it may seem scary trust in this process and know that you are never alone, God is always near and he loves you. Rely upon him in those moments alone, and do not be discouraged at how sparse the road is… sometimes there may be very few people walking this path with you, remember to trust in God he and he alone will direct thy path.
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.
The Narrow Gate Matthew 7:13
13“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
It’s all About-Boo This Halloween!!!
I’m so excited for Halloween this Saturday!! Are you ready for Halloween?? Not exactly sure what you are going to wear and in need of a last-minute party dress, something to wear to work on Friday or Costume? Don’t worry because you still have time!! Go beyond ordinary and express yourself fearlessly by making a fashionable statement! I found these super cute items just in time to express ship and receive before Halloween on Saturday! Do you Boo and get your style-on… it does not matter if you are headed out for a sexy night on the town, or small gathering at home with friends and family, be all that on FLEEK with these fun, fabulous finds!!
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