POGO Water bottles

Water is essential to good health, hydration and detoxification. I have long been on the search for the perfect water bottle. After many trials and tribulations, leaky caps and clumsy sizes I have found perfection! POGO water bottles are 100% BPA/BPS free, dishwasher safe, LEAK PROOF LID, come in 18, 24 and 32 oz, and the best part?  It fits in your car cup holder. My personal favorite is the 32 oz. Throw in some lemon and cucumber slices and go!


I discovered Gina Holomka when I needed some fresh recipe ideas for the family. Like me, Gina was raised and still resides on Long Island, where she is a mom with a passion for cooking and good health. Her food philosophy is to eat seasonal, clean, whole foods and maintain good portion control. When you cook your own meals, you know you can feel good about what is going into your body. Her cookbooks and website, where she publishes a weekly menu plan every Sunday, are filled with DELICIOUS and EASY recipes. I have probably made over 50 of her recipes and every one has been a winner.


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Current food obsession: RADISHES

This little guy seems to fly under the radar in most kitchens. They are in season right now, but are available all year round. Extremely low in calorie and great for fighting belly bloat, radishes pack a nutritional punch. They are rich in folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium, as well as good amounts of copper, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, and calcium. It's probably no surprise that radishes also contain fiber, aka indigestible carbohydrates. Slice them thin and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt for a light, tasty treat.  Or roast them whole in the oven. Yes you can!! They are surprisingly creamy and sweet.


Honest Beauty: MAGIC BALM  

I am a confessed product junkie. A lover of all things natural and chemical free, if I read about something, I order it and am the guinea pig. Continually on a quest for time savers and good value, I love a product that does what it says it’s supposed to do.  Enter Honest Beauty. I truly love most of their products but their Magic Balm is amazing. This all‐purpose beauty balm is an honestly magical blend of organic fruit and botanical oils to soften and soothe everything with just a touch. Use it to moisturize your lips, smooth an unruly brow, tame a fly away or even add that dewy glow to your cheeks. And at a price tag of just $18? It is a must have in your beauty bag.