Archive for January 15th, 2014

January 15, 2014

VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING!!

As evident on store shelves (and counters, and racks, and aisle displays…) the day to focus on appreciation and loving is coming up quickly on Feb. 14. Consider yourself warned! Start prepping and packaging yourself appropriately ladies! 🙂

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Don’t wait for something to be done for you. What plans are you making for your special someone or the loved ones around you?

Have fun! Be creative! Loving breeds love, and being lovable brings you more lovable people to love on. (Okay, overkill, sorry.)

Take the initiative to add a personal touch to your idea. (Anyone wanna go to Love Field with me and surprise my husband (a pilot, who will be totally embarrassed if I do what I think I wanna do)? By the way, anyone around my vintage still have a boom box and cassette tape of If You Leave by Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark?

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My official two piece for the 2012 Mrs. United States pageant.

 

 

Or I may just jump into this little number and actually clean the house. In that case, anyone have a favorite all-natural cleaner that scrubs for me, dissolves instantly, and one that can be used on carpet, wood, tile, granite, glass, and fabric?

Check out these ideas when you have a chance, and if you’re feeling a bit sassy this year, like I am! 🙂

1.wrap the toilets in a fur covering. That’s a tickling start to a Valentine’s Day morning.

2. Give him something pink to wear and tell him pink is the new black. He’ll have a ball accepting the compliments he gets for being bold enough to wear pink, and the world will know a. his wife/girlfriend made him wear it and b. he is loved.

3. LACE! It’s not just my name. Go get some! A little goes a long way, too.

 

Oh and if anyone is wondering what this has to do with health? Check out what famed trainer and business leader, Chalene Johnson says about love and relationships on her Instagram @chalenejohnson today! “Your relationship is what you decide it is!”  Who says you have to be serious now that you’re married? My husband didn’t marry a serious girl, and he doesn’t expect one today either.

For my single loves, you know what to do on Feb. 14… SPA DAY! (That’s what I did!) Seriously though, if you’re still reading this blog, I’m loving on you too. Show love to yourself first, then spend the day sharing love. Only you know what that looks like for you.

In love, with love, and lovably yours, Lacey

January 15, 2014

This is for me, not you…

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I just love this!

“This worked for me, so maybe it’ll work for you.”

How many times have you heard that statement from friends, clients, or random folks in the store? I get this a LOT. I understand that it’s partially because I talk to random people and I’m social (my husband will say I ask for it), but the other part is that people really do want to be helpful. I’ve tried various products that have been recommended to me, most of them, really great products. The truth is that what works for one body may not work as well for another’s body. I have a new favorite blog at OneBode and found a few recipes I’ve been collecting to try in my 30-Day Clean Eating effort. I want to put them all in one safe place, thus this blog. Although I’m sharing them, just know this is for me… but maybe you’ll like it, too? 🙂

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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

Serves 2

10 cups cauliflower florets, steamed soft

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 cups r broccoli

1 small bok choy, (about 2 cups)

8 oz poached/grilled diced chicken breast

Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Purée the cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a blender until very smooth. set aside. In a medium pan sauté the broccoli for 2 minutes in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, until lightly browned and starting to soften a bit. Transfer to a bowl and cook the bok choy for 2 minutes, in the same pan, adding a little more of the coconut oil if necessary, until starting to brown. Transfer bok choy to the bowl with the broccoli. Add the diced chicken, 2 cups of cauliflower purée, 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper and gently toss. Transfer mixture to a 4 cup baking dish, top with the remaining cauliflower purée and bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubble. If you like to brown the top a bit, broil for a few minutes after baking.

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I Have a Headache Juice

Juice together these ingredients to help ease headache pain:

  • 1/2 Pineapple
  • 3-4 Kale Leaves
  • 1 Stick of Celery
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/4 Lemon
  • 1/2 Inch of Ginger Root

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Healthy Key Lime Pie

CRUST INGREDIENTS* *Organic if possible

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 15 minutes and rinsed well
  • ¾ cup raw pecans
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 2½ Tbs. coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. high quality sea salt

FILLING INGREDIENTS* *Organic if possible

  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • ½ cup coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Put all the crust ingredients together in the work bowl of a food processor with the blade in place and process until the ingredients form a ball. Press into a 9-inch Pyrex pie pan.
Wash and dry the food processor bowl and blade. Add the filling ingredients to the bowl with the blade in place. Blend the filling ingredients together in the processor, and pour over the crust. Place in the freezer and allow to set for at least 3 hours or overnight. Take out and let rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes, or as long as it takes to soften, before serving.

I hope you have fun pursing healthy living. Stay tuned for a new 30-Day Guide to Healthier Living coming soon! I’ve been working on a helpful tool for those seeking to improve their health in some way. It all starts with nourishment and activity, and we’ll discuss this and more. I introduce you to simple steps you can take (or share with a loved one) in a simple carry-along booklet manufactured by Lectro Life Technologies. If you want to learn more about them or see what we’re up to, check out: http://www.lectrochi.com. You may see a familiar face.  –Lacey