June 4, 2017

YOSEMITE AND NATIONAL GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH


























I HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING ABOUT THESE FOUR HIKES IN AND NEAR YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.

WITH SO MUCH BEAUTY IN CALIFORNIA, IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THESE PARKS AND SURROUNDING MONUMENTS. IT'S AMAZING TO VISIT THE OUTDOORS AND ENJOY THE FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH BEING OUT IN NATURE. 


JUNE IS NATIONAL GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH AND FOR THE WHOLE MONTH SEVERAL NON-PROFITS, NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND WILDERNESS LOVERS WILL BE PROVIDING FREE, OR LOW COST TRAINING CLASSES; COURSES ON BACKPACKING, SURVIVING OFF NATURE AND EVEN LEADING GROUPS ON HIKES. 

WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO DO, ENJOY YOURSELF AND TAKE THE TIME TO BLEND YOUR SPIRIT WITH NATURE, WHETHER THAT'S FISHING, CAMPING OR TAKING A DRIVE THROUGH AN OPEN ROAD. 


YOU WON'T REGRET IT. 







April 29, 2017

Much Needed Vitamin Sea + Vitamin C



This past weekend, I cruised down to one of my favorite beach spots in the whole world for some much needed alone time. There's something special about watching powerful waves interlace with the shoreline in an extreme pattern that provides therapy and calm to a rough work week. Although comforting and providing a tranquil state of mind, I couldn't forget my sunscreen, water and a new favorite, the bodyceuticals Vitamin C + Calendula fruit stem cell AHA.  



I can't tell you how amazing this all natural product smells, and I can't even begin to share how good it felt on my face, I can only write a description, and let me just tell you, you'll want to lick the jar and touch your skin all day long!







The fresh, organic aloe juice whipped into this facial cream contains high potency Vitamin C and antioxidants designed to tone & even out skin tone. Um, hello? Where has this baby been all my life?!
Studies have also shown the ingredients in this cream do the following:
  • Firm & plump tissue
  • Assists with age & sun spots
  • Freshen and soothes skin
  • 90 percent certified organic. vegan
Full list of Ingredients: Vitamin C ester, Organic aloe vera juice, Organic coconut oil, Organic Calendula, Organic cranberry, Organic rose hip seed oil, Wild blueberry extract, Organic black willow bark, rosemary, neem, Vitamin E d-alpha tocopherol & mixed tocopherol.




 If you have an awesome product to share with me or want me to try, let me know, I'd love to check it out! Come say hi on my instagram page.

April 24, 2017

Earth Day: Reduce Plastic


In honor of earth day I felt it was appropriate to share some insight on why it's important to recycle and reduce the use of plastic.


From toothpaste to kale chips to straws, nearly every product we buy is packaged in plastic. And although recycling facilities now exist in most U.S. cities, experts say that just a fraction of consumer plastic is actually recovered—roughly 5 to 10 percent of plastic material is remade into more durable products. The rest? Much of it ends up in the ocean, according to the 5 Gyres Institute. There, plastic breaks down into tiny particles, which are toxic to sea life, threatening biodiversity that keeps the ocean healthy. This is a big problem. As oceanographer Sylvia Earle says, “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” So what can you do? Kick your plastic habit by choosing products that make living the zero-plastic life easier than ever.

Klean Kanteen is one of those companies ready to shine, and help our planet. The family owned business  is constantly creating ways to produce healthier choices for people of all ages and lifestyles.


Their story:
In 2004, the inventor of Klean Kanteen created and introduced the first Kanteen on the market. The mission was to provide people a better bottle option than plastic and lined aluminum bottles, a healthy, reusable bottle free of Bisphenol (BPA) and other toxic substances.

Klean Kanteen sought out ways to significantly reduce their environmental footprint, and became a member of the 1% For the Planet in 2008,  to donate more than 1 percent of their annual sales to non profit organizations that are dedicated to preserving and restoring wild places.

Pretty awesome, right? As the thought has been shared, our planet is Plan A; we have no plan B, so do what you can to preserve it before mindless attitudes and carelessness erase it for good.

Ready to help the planet?
Check out Kleen Kanteen today! I picked out the NEW insulated reflect 20oz stainless steel water bottle.   Crafted using three materials: sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone and stainless steel, this quality 18/8 double-wall, vacuum-insulated bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or iced for 40.

Let's save our planet! Make #EARTHDAY EVERYDAY!