13 March 2013

What I'm Loving in March 2013

Left to right & top to bottom:

Cervical pillow.  I've always hated the way a pillow lifts up my neck, and as someone with a spine that is already forward 2 inches, it is extra uncomfortable for me.  I went through a long phase of not sleeping with any pillows and sleeping on my back.  Then I started needing the extra support when I would drift off and my head would go to the side.  This cervical pillow is fabulous and if I'm in a rare mood wear I want a regular pillow, it's perfect for snuggling -- because I never know what to do with my arms when I'm having trouble sleeping.

Shea Butter.  I purchased raw African shea butter on a whim after it was recommended to me.  I love it.  It really is super great for moisturizing, especially during the winter months.

Kleenex Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer.  I am in healthcare.  It's also winter.  And I babysit from time to time.  I wash my hands often.  But did you know that water and soap actually causes your skin to break and dry?  I didn't!  I read somewhere that if this is a problem for you then to only wash your hands when you're hands are visibly soiled and to use hand sanitizer the rest of the time.  This stuff doesn't feel like alcohol and moisturizes.  My husband brought it home for me one day and I was hesitant because it wasn't alcohol-free (they are in the development of an alcohol-free version), but I tried it and I now carry it everywhere.

Lifeway Kefir, Blueberry.  I love this!  I tried a few other different flavors, and a health magazine recommended the Kiwi flavor, but I haven't found that to try it and just love the blueberry flavor.  When asked to describe it, it's like a yogurt smoothie.  It is great for your digestive system (which is a big deal for keeping healthy, cleaning out toxins, losing weight, etc) and has ten different types of live and active probiotic cultures.  I have this as my morning drink.

Forever Living's Forever Lite Ultra in Chocolate.  I make a shake using this powder daily.  The powder is packed with all sorts of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that I need in my diet that I wouldn't get otherwise, to be completely honest.  It serves as a meal and it definitely keeps me satisfied for several hours.  And it tastes yummy.  I use skim milk with the powder and blend it in a rocket blender.  I'll add one banana to make it more of a shake versus chocolate milk (helps make it more of a meal versus a snack), and sometimes I'll add a teaspoon of almond butter.  If you are interested in purchasing, you can email me.  I've been drinking Forever Lite Ultra in Chocolate for a year now.

Brookside's Dark Chocolate Pomegranate.  A classmate of mine in nursing school got me hooked to these badboys.  At Costco you can get the big bag for like $10.  It sounds like a lot, but since I stick to the recommended serving (like a handful), it lasts a good while.  And as delicious as they are, there is a stopping point since it's a little bit rich.  I've gotten my husband on these and they are a yummy treat.

Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger.  My hairstylist recommended this for me and I'll never go back.  My hair always feels amazing and brushes out so easily now.  There is a shampoo and a keratin rinse as the conditioner.  I use both and the shampoo has lasted me since early November, the rinse lasts two months.  It's well worth the investment at about $15-20 a bottle, I promise!

A Hot Beverage Warmer.  My mom got me one for Christmas because she knows I like tea and coffee year round.  This baby is ah-may-zing.  It really does keep my beverages warm for hours.  Because believe me I cannot chug coffee.  My stomach loves me taking my time with coffee. These are so compact that they are good for anywhere there is an outlet to plug them in to!

What are some items you are loving during this transition from winter to spring?


  1. I love, love, love the Brookside Acai berries! A great treat, but like you said, you don't eat too much! I'll also have to try Kleenex's hand sanitizer. My hands are TOAST! Thanks for the suggestion! xo

  2. I am going to need some info on the Forever Living's Forever Lite Ultra in Chocolate. That sounds yummy and I need something like that!!

  3. dark chocolate pomegranates...I LOVE these! SO good! They're the perfect amount of sweet for my lunch time.

  4. Oh my gosh! I need that hot beverage warmer... that's just pure genius! My coffee is always getting cold!


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