Month: February 2015

‘Pura Vida’ Inspiration

This is a blog I wrote for my company to correlate with the roll out of an internal wellness program in 2014.  My travel buddy and yogi friend Amie and I LOVED and were INSPIRED by life in Costa Rica so much, we have an exciting venture planned there for later this year that I will be sharing more details about soon! Until then: read on, be inspired and keep dreaming of warm weather…  I love love love to travel and one might say I am always up for an adventure. I started 2014 out with a spontaneous trip to Costa Rica, one that I never expected to make such an impact in my life. The place was never on my top 10 places I had to visit, but I couldn’t pass up a last minute deal when a friend called to invite me. We booked the trip and, after further research, learned we would be staying in a small town on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. As some colleagues may already know, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is home …

Healthy Treats for My Sweets

I am almost an official adult! Preparing to close on a house and shopping to furnish said house has kept me very busy as of late. Buying a first time home feels like a second job, but I can’t wait to be all settled in and embarking on fun projects that I don’t have the space for in my tiny apartment! I ALWAYS break for sweets so I made time to bake some goodies that will be perfect for this upcoming Valentine ’s Day! I haven’t used sugar AT ALL even though my fiancé just keeps begging for a normal chocolate chip cookie. Even with his grumbles, I find him munching on my healthier sweets when I’m not paying attention. Forget the overly processed convenient Valentine treats from the store and consider giving these sweets as gifts. There is no better present than a tasty, homemade, healthy treat! Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies Heavenly Banana Oat Walnut Muffins from my Skinnytaste cookbook: This one is actually a breakfast recipe, but it’s so good I’ve …