All posts tagged: natural

Expo East + Life Lessons

Things I regret this year: Getting though to a local radio station after 20 attempts to win Tom Petty tickets, only to fail at naming ONE song the band sings.  I still choke up thinking about that lifetime fail. Not visiting A SINGLE pool this summer.  What have I been doing with my life? Things I definitely don’t regret this year: Making more time for family on the parent’s farm. Heading to an Influencer Summit at Expo East in Baltimore after a near last-minute invite. For those wondering what Expo East might be, it’s a trade show connecting over 1,500 sustainable, ecofriendly brands to consumers.  There are seminars, acres and acres of sampling and plenty of networking events; basically what your organic loving, green living, tree hugging, crunchy dreams are made of. I had no expectations and knew literally no one except the person that extended the invite, but I definitely found my people and my spark.  There are SO MANY amazing brands and individuals out there making the world a better and healthier place by sharing their passions; be it an all …

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 …