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The Fashion of Yoga #7: Yogi Surprise Jewelry Subscription Box

The Fashion of Yoga #7: Yogi Surprise Jewelry Subscription Box

Have you heard of a Yogi Surprise box?  It's a subscription box full of lovely conscious, health-inspired surprises! I started receiving them and it's so exciting! Each month, you get a new box (either a Lifestyle and/or a Jewelry box) with new goodies from different brands. I've received the March and the April jewelry boxes so far and I'm in love! The jewelry box has two pieces of jewelry and a piece of vegan chocolate (score!). I'm sort of a chocolate-oholic lately so this is a huge bonus for me. I'm sort of a chocolate snob! Anyone else out there particular about their chocolate bars?

 

Today, I'm featuring Yogi Surprise as we open up the March box and see what's inside. These cute boxes of love and awesomeness are sent out once a month so you can sign up in time for May!

 

Travel Diary Days 36 - 40: Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia (Video)

Travel Diary Days 36 - 40: Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia (Video)

Pete and I had the pleasure of experiencing 5 days at Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia. It was one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of our lives. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center (based in Northern Thailand, with projects in Cambodia & Myanmar as well). Volunteers come from all over to help and visit. They have executed dozens of rescues all over Southeast Asia, allowing for these sentient creatures to live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort.

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hey there! We spent a fabulous 5 days on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. After that, we flew from Koh Samui to Bangkok and then to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to get ready for our next adventure! Before I get too ahead of myself, let's check out some of the Koh Samui highlights!

Travel Diary Days 1 & 2: Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Diary Days 1 & 2: Bangkok, Thailand

We arrived late to The Yard Hostel at 3 am (or really early, depending on how you look at it). Pete (the hubs) and I hit the sack, both extremely jet lagged yet anxious and wired! We woke around 8:30 and headed down for breakfast and lots of coffee. 

Crossroads Kitchen: High-End Vegan Dining on Melrose

Crossroads Kitchen: High-End Vegan Dining on Melrose

It's a treat to retreat to the Mecca of vegan deliciousness - Los Angeles - every month or so to enjoy a favorite restaurant. Crossroads Kitchen is one such favorite. It's on Melrose Ave. and was created by Chef Tal Ronnen. VegNews awarded Crossroads the 2013 Vegan Restaurant of the Year and it's been showered in accolades ever since. Crossroads is fancy fine-dining, fit for the fanciest of patrons (we've seen a handful of celebs there), and features food that's guaranteed to delight vegans and non-vegans alike (or pre-vegans, as I refer to them).

Gone Natural Part I: Hair Care

Gone Natural Part I: Hair Care

I'm going down memory lane (in pictures) and giving you two of my all-natural hair care recipes that have contributed to my hair being healthier and more beautiful than ever!

Leading a natural life is easier said than done in our chemical-laden society. One may not realize the amount of chemicals we consume throughout the day until trying to eliminate said chemicals. I'm making progress each day but I, like everyone, fall back on old habits when in a hurry or traveling. For this "Gone Natural" series, I'll share my journey (successes and failures) on leading a more natural existence, one that coexists with the processes of nature versus an existence that tries to reverse nature or lives in combustion with it.

Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe

Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe

A delicious and nutritious breakfast packed with super foods. You'll be excited to wake up and eat this every morning and you'll feel satisfied until lunchtime. The recipe can easily be adapted and transformed into a dessert or to match special occasions/diets

4 Ways I Know I'm Not a Cow or a Calf

4 Ways I Know I'm Not a Cow or a Calf

Perhaps we are facing a confusion of identity. It seems logical to me that many humans mistakenly believe they are calves, needing and craving the milk of their mothers (cows) in order to lead some semblance of a normal life. Stuck in perpetual bovine adolescence, these humans mock the thought of drinking human breastmilk while reveling in the opportunity to consume all things dairy.

In order to make sure that I'm not the crazy one (I mean, there are literally billions of people that must think they're calves so it's a possibility that I'm off my rocker), I examined the differences between myself and cows to make sure I'm not losing my mind.

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

A festive and easy recipe to wow guests and experiment with Fall's bounty of squash varieties. This recipe is simple enough for the newbie chef but unique enough for the seasoned culinary expert who's crowd has come to expect a lot.

Fresh Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Fresh Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Summer's Nectar

There are many ways to make this recipe using dried lavender leaves/flowers, lavender oil, or fresh leaves/flowers (or a combination of all three!). This recipe just deals with the basics. Lemons, fresh lavender, water, and your favorite sweetener - and that's it! (Oh, maybe some ice, too!).

This recipe is the perfect non-alcoholic drink to mix up to appease your friends at any occasion (think summer BBQ, baby shower, kids birthday party, or housewarming party!) or as I said above, you can easily make it more adult-like. Got a lemon tree? Even better. Pick some ripe lemon, cut a few leaves and stem of lavender, and head insider to concoct your masterpiece. Squeeze, steep, shake, slurp - ahhhh... summer's nectar.

Buddhi Box: "Committed to offering product that is ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and created with intention."

Buddhi Box: "Committed to offering product that is ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and created with intention."

Sponsor for Week 7 of #JetSetYogi Summer Giveaway

Summer is in full effect and I've been getting my tan on at the beach each weekend while working hard each week to bring you fun challenges and giveaways! My current yoga challenge, #DaughtersOfYoga is on Day 3 and it's WEEK 7 of #JetSetYogi! Whoa - time flies! I'm super excited about this week's sponsor so let's get to know a little more about them.

Rima's DIY Natural Vegetable & Fruit Wash

Rima's DIY Natural Vegetable & Fruit Wash

Use this spray on all your fruits and veggies!

Washing your produce thoroughly, whether you purchase organic or not, is extremely important! I make homemade veggie broth (which I'll talk about it a future post) from my vegetable scraps so I even clean the parts of the vegetables that we don't consume. Produce cleaners from the store tend to be expensive considering you can make a quality vegetable and fruit spray at home using 4 simple ingredients (one of them is water!).