Monday, March 3, 2014
Purely Healthy Living, I immediately decided to make this wonderful snack for myself and the kids. Only difference, I added basil instead of parsley. The first picture shows just three ingredients for a flavorful snack. Two ingredients, I actually forgot to include (Oregano & Olive Oil) and is loaded with a burst of flavor. Here's the recipe: 2 large tomatoes, cut 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. dried oregano Basil Leaves Salt and Pepper to taste a little bit of olive oil for drizzling over the top (optional) Directions: Preheat over to 400 F degrees In a small bowl combine oregano salt and pepper. Top each tomato slice evenly with the Parmesan cheese mixture. Add basil onto of tomatoe followed by the parmesan cheese mixture. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, this is optional. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until you notice the cheese starts to turn gold. Easy, Delicious and Healthy. Follow Purely Healthy Living on Facebook for more delicious recipes. The second picture is just a collage that I put together showing you the fun and easy process. My kids thoroughly enjoyed their snack and it was healthy. It is also important to incorporate nuts in between meals which contain unsaturated fatty acids and are a great snack and easy to pack when you're on the go. Seen above is an energy blend that I purchased from Costco with Edamame, Cranberries, Almonds, & Pumpkin Kernels. I love them and helps with hunger pains….LOL! Today, my lunch (seen in the fourth picture) consisted of a Raw Kale Salad, and Mangos with Jalapeño Vinaigrette from Whole Foods Market along with my favorite drink of all time "Kevita." I love Kevita as it is a probiotic drink that contains four strains of live probiotics. It is also organic, and vegan and can be found at Whole Foods Market. Find out more about Kevita by clicking HERE! As you can see in the last picture, Wholefoods market is known for their fresh salads. It's my go to spot when I just want to get away and enjoy a scrumptious yet healthy meal. With life moving at such a fast pace, I find it to be true that convenience has a hefty price to pay, and that is your LIFE. Don't always reach for convenient foods such as FAST FOODS as it can definitely have a toll on your health. As always do things in moderation and make healthy choices for your body and in LIFE!!!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Scentsational Soaps. As we embark upon year 7, we have some great things planned for an awesome celebration. We must also mention that we have NEW packaging and scents coming too, with NEW labels. It's EXCITING and scary all rolled into one as we climb up to the next level. Nevertheless, with the support that surrounds us, we are sure that the transition will be AMAZING. With just nine days left til we end January, I'm on track with both my business and personal goals. I'm currently, trying something new to help me get my health back in shape. No meat, No sugar and water intake only for……Hmmmmm, I don't know. But its worth a try. It's only been day two with no meat and about 14 days of water only and I can feel a difference in my body. My meals are the pictured above. Very colorful, healthy and light. Now, if I could just get my husband to get on the same page, things would be a lot more easier and I wouldn't have to cook two separate meals……LOL! Now, that's wishful thinking. It's important as an entrepreneur that I take care of myself thoroughly. I realized last year, that I avoided putting myself on calendar and made sure that the kids, my husband and others were taken care of before myself. That is DEFINITELY a NO! NO! If this is you, STOP because you owe yourself time. Go to the beach, walk around the park or get a massage and give Manly Handz a call. You owe it to yourself and so do I. Let 2014 be a year of rejuvenation, life, abundance, gratitude and positivity!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In 2007, I attended the Strawberry Fest with my kids who were then 5 and 3 years old. I was SO inspired by the many soap vendors that I wanted to make soap at home with the kids. Upon our return, we did just that and Scentsational Soaps was born! Since then, I had not visited the place that brought me SO much inspiration, joy and FUN and I felt it was time to revisit this year. I made it a point to go back and revisit what I call my "Candy Store" We set out to take the Amtrak, bright and early in the morning from Los Angeles to Oxnard. The kids were excited and so was I. It was a bright and beautiful day with nice and warm weather. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to arrive. It was a nice trip with a great scenery. We past thru beautiful mountains and large Strawberry Fields. From our stop, we caught a shuttle to the Strawberry Fest where lots of people were in route to go in. As you can see from the many pictures we ate, and ate, and ate and ate. They had everything from Strawberry Pizza to Strawberry Nachos, wine, beer and MORE!!!! Our bellies were STUFFED!!! The kids thouroughly enjoyed themselves as they rode several rides, and visited a few magic shows. My husband was a kid at heart as well. He managed to purchase some paintball tickets for a future date. Around 4:30pm our day had ended. We had to wait for the train to arrive and while doing so, we laid out on the grass and watched the kids rumble and play. They were still hyped from all of the sugary and fun foods that we had devoured earlier. "Mommy watch this" "Daddy, watch me" these we the words that shouted out to us as we rested from a long and enjoyable day. As you can see, daddy was worn out. He couldn't wait to board the train and give his eyes a rest. Besides he had been at a basketball tournament with our son the day before all day. If you haven't visited the Strawberry Fest in Oxnard, please make plans to do so next year as it is a fun outing and usually every year, KIDS RIDE FREE on the Amtrak!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
here Tangy Lemon Avocado Pudding. It was Fabulous and had all of the right ingredients; Avocado, Coconut Oil, Stevia (non-calorie sweetener) and lemons. As I continue on with my journey, I will continuously be looking for other great low calorie recipes. If you have a few please share as it is a MUST that I look great for my 10 year vow renewals with the hubby in CABO in August 2013!!!! Pictures Taken By: Toushonta Hogan
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SHE CARES FOUNDATION. Make sure to take a look at our website too! We have great items in store as well! Be sure to by: S&S Boutique 2618 W. Manchester Avenue Inglewood, CA 90305 (Between 5th & 6th) We'd love to meet you!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Both Scentsational Soaps and Springcart are joining forces to bring you S&S Boutique in Inglewood, CA...... COMING SOON!!!!
When opportunities present itself in such a manner that you can't turn down, that means that the TIME IS NOW!!!!!!!!! Never did I imagine of having my own business let alone a boutique. For years many of our fans have asked, when would a store be made available for them to visit and pick up their favorite bath & body products. Without hesitation, I would always reply by saying that I really didn't want a boutique. The online store was just enough for me. Boy, was I wrong. When an opportunity knocked on my door just a lil over a month ago, I must admit that I was reluctant at first but I finally decided to jump in and DO IT!!!!!!!!!! Immediately after committing to this NEW JOURNEY, fear begin to sit in. I was both nervous and excited all rolled into one. Nervous, because this was something NEW. And with all new things, you begin to feel overwhelmed. It was just like purchasing a new home. DECISION!! DECISIONS!! DECISIONS!! What color should we paint it? How should we decorate it? How can we set ourselves apart from other boutiques? Who do we want to attract? How should we market? And so on and so on. Once the particulars were agreed upon it was time to make a move and as Nike says, "JUST DO IT"
As you can see from the pictures below, it's coming together and we are so EXCITED and grateful to be bringing you Handmade bath & body products, handbags, accessories and MORE! We can't wait to announce opening day therefore, keep your eyes glued to our BLOG as the announcement will be made soon!!!!