Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shower Caps!!

So I'm pretty sure by now most of you know I love me a good shower cap. And once again I have found the BEST ONE YET!! No ruffle lacy trim that gets in the way and best yet it has a really nice thick band that fits really snug along the hair line so I find it, by far, the most comfortable one I have tried yet, not to mention it's pretty cute too!

I got mine from but here the link to buy them direct. They cost $25 and have 7 different color/pattern choices to pick from. I know $25 might sound like a lot to some of you but if your a shower cap girl like me they are well worth the cost.

LINK - Jane Shower Caps

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

Thursday, November 3, 2011

16 weeks and counting!'s true, I'm pregnant!!
16 weeks!
Due date is 4-20-12 
(yes you are seeing this correctly 4-20) LOL

Anyway that is a big part of why I have been not posting as much as I would like to, besides school of course. And I am not gonna sugar coat it, it hasn't been what I call fun. I've been super lazy, super nauseous, thrown up a fair share and just blah! They say the second trimester you get back to yourself but so far it hasn't happened for me. Today I went to see my midwife and she tried to see if she could found out the sex but was unable to. I am pretty sure I saw a wiener though so I'll find out in a few weeks if I was correct or not. Odds are its going to be a boy!

I'd also like to mention that an abnormal amount of people I know (mostly FB peeps) are pregnant as well. I feel like I've come across 20 or more. I don't know if something is in the water or what but congrats to all of the pregnant mamas out there.

Peace, love and babies!

Jamie xx

Monday, September 26, 2011

60 second homemade vanilla (banana) ice cream!!!

I just made homemade vanilla ice cream in 60 seconds. Best of all, low fat, low calorie, vegan, gluten free!! Ok well technically it's banana ice cream but taste like vanilla ice cream to me.

*Note: I made 2 servings!!

Here is what you need for 1 serving:
1 banana, frozen (cut into quarters is best)
2-3 Tbsp Mimiccreme Sweetened Creme Substitute 
              (they make an un-sweetened one too)
1 packet of stevia - OPTIONAL

Process all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth and enjoy! If you don't have a food processor a good blender will work. 

I found the Mimiccreme Sweetened Creme Substitute at WholeFoods by all the nut milks in the dry grocery aisle not where the cold nut milks are.

Anyway PLEASE do yourself a favor and make this, I promise it won't disappoint!
My husband loved it too and had a great idea, make some No Pudge! Fudge Brownies to go with it. I make my No Pudge! brownies with applesauce so those are dairy free as well.

I did a post on No Pudge! Fudge Brownie mix a while back, if you don't recall check it out HERE

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

My NON-TOXIC shower routine!

I think it's been about 7 months since I switched all my products to NON-TOXIC ones and it's safe to hair is the same, my skin is the same and it's all good. There is no reason for you to still be using toxic chemicals on your body when there are non-toxic products that are just as good if not better.  Trust me, I never thought there would be a day where I would use something other than Pantene ProV on my hair or Dove as my bar soap, ect...

Here is what is in my shower these days

Starting from the left to the right

Shea Moisture - Organic African Black Soap Shea Butter Wash
Shea Moisture - Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Alba - Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash
Desert Essence - Jojoba Conditioner
Jason - Long & Strong Jojoba Conditioner
Shea Moisture - Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
Shea Moisture - Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
EOS - shave cream
Hobe Naturals - Organic Jojoba Oil

I really love these Shea Moisture products, they sell them at Target and Walgreens. They contain NO parabens, phthalates, paraffin, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, PABA, synthetic color, DEA or animal products!

The Alba, Jason and EOS shave cream they also carry at Target's and Walgreens. The jojoba oil can be found at Whole Foods. 

The jojoba oil I use last, before I get out of the shower I turn it off and do a little shake shake then take a little bit of the oil and massage all over my body then get out of the shower and pat dry! No need for lotion! Silky smooth!

So I've already done the post on the dangers of parabens but unfortunately those are not the only chemicals you need to avoid. Here is a 5 minute video to watch, she makes it simple and easy about what to avoid.

She mentions 'fragrance' - which is the main reason I LOVE my YL essential oils ; )

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers

I made these vegan veggie burgers last night. They are packed with fiber and protein. Recipe makes 6 patties

     1/2 cup dried green lentils
     1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
     6 cloves of garlic
     1/2 cup fresh mushrooms (I used 1/2 cup of zucchini instead and a handful of spinach)
     1 Tbsp. olive oil
     2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed 
     5 tsp. Dijon mustard
     3 Tbsp. tomato paste
     1 tsp. chili powder
     1 tsp. turmeric
     1 tsp. cumin
     1 cup cooked brown rice

Note: I ground my own flaxseed from whole flaxseed


Preheat oven to 375

Cook green lentils and brown rice according to package directions.

In the meantime, add the garbanzo beans, garlic, mushrooms, and olive oil to a food processor and process for 30 seconds until somewhat formed. Remove the mixture and put in a large bowl.

Add cooked and drained lentils, cooked brown rice and remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix and mash until contents are evenly spread out.

Form the mixture into 6 patties

Kinda look like funky oatmeal choc chip cookies LOL

Place on a greased or sprayed cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.


I topped mine with avocado and ate it with my salad. I made my husband the same but on top of a piece of a garlic pita, and yes he ate it!! LOL
There are a number of things you could top it with, be creative!


My husbands

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sneak peek at my dressing room

After months of waiting, the wallpaper I picked for my dressing room finally arrived and got installed today....yay! Now comes the real work, some new furniture pieces, chandelier, rug, ect.. I figured I'd give you a sneak peek, keep in mind the lighting was a little funky but you'll get the idea.

Pink and Blue

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

*This is an old post but I just noticed it never posted so I am posting now! ; )~

I'm not the biggest asparagus fan, , I mean I like it but not like I LOVE it. Well this recipe I LOVE!!!!!! OMG yum yum yum!

Sorry no pic, I inhaled it all before I thought to ; )  oopsy

1 lb (1 bunch) asparagus
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
8 large garlic cloves, each sliced and cut into 3-4 pieces
Celtic sea taste
Black taste
Fresh lemon taste (optional)

Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus, about an inch and a half and discard.
Put in a large ziploc bag with the olive oil and garlic chunks. Sprinkle in a little sea salt and pepper. Shake bag well, and put in fridge to marinade for 1-2 hours.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Bake at 450 for about 15 min or so, once you see the asparagus tips start brown they are done.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Wheatgrass - The Complete Food

I recently took a class at the world famous Hippocrates Health Institute on sprouting and wheatgrass. I've been implementing wheatgrass juice in my diet for a couple years now and more often now that I have my own juicer. One thing I did learn is that not all wheatgrass is created equal. Wheatgrass should not make you feel sick afterwards, if it does this means either you are VERY toxic and need to start off with less OR the wheatgrass you took was not of very good quality and may have contained traces of mold.
Wheatgrass should be taken on an empty stomach approx. 30 minutes before a meal. Start off taking .5 ounces per day and work your way up 2 ounces per day.
Before I continue let me share 

What is wheatgrass?
  • Wheatgrass is one of the richest natural resources of Vitamins A, C, D, K and B-complex. Wheatgrass is also a natural source of Laetril (B-17).
  • Wheatgrass is the richest source of chlorophyll, which is the "blood" of plants, with a molecular structure that is almost identical to the hemoglobin molecule of the human blood.
  • Wheatgrass contains beta-carotene, which is found in red, green and yellow pigmented fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene acts as a scavenger against harmful molecules, flowing naturally through toxins inhaled from cigarette smoke, air pollution, or other environmental toxins.

What will it do for you?
  • Drinking wheatgrass and green juices helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every single cell.
  • Chlorophyll helps wash drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs, and counteracts toxins. Wheatgrass helps remove toxic heavy metals (lead, mercury, aluminum) that have become stored in the tissues.
  • Wheatgrass juice helps to increase the enzyme level in our cells, which aids in the rejuvenation of the body.
  • Wheatgrass is one of the most direct and highly concentrated forms of the Sun's energy, and is the optimal energizer when it is juiced. Just 1.5 ounces of wheatgrass juice is nutritionally equivalent to 2.5 pounds of fresh vegetables and contains 103 vitamins and minerals.
  • The juice made from wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll and oxygenates the white blood cells of the body, in turn boosting the immune system.
  • Wheatgrass is also very beneficial for people who wish to lose weight. An ounce of wheatgrass juice a day increases your metabolism and makes you feel great in every way.

Additional notes:
  1. Wheatgrass juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available and is the basis of all plant life.
  2. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and , therefore, contains more light energy than any other element
  3. Wheatgrass juice is crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.
  4. Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all the body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.
  5. Chlorophyll is an anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.
  6. Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little energy.
  7. Science has proven that chlorophyll arrest growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.
  8. Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red blood count.
  9. Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. if grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil
  10. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.
  11. Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
  12. Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them, and makes them over.
  13. Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr. Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and other nutritious vegetables.
  14. Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
  15. Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
  16. Chlorophyll helps purify the blood.
  17. Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  18. Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.
  19. A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevent tooth decay.
  20. Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. (Be sure to spit it out) It pulls poisons from the gums.
  21. Gargle with wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
  22. Drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
  23. Wheatgrass juice keeps the hair from graying.
  24. By taking wheatgrass juice, once may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health and spirituality, and experience a sense of well-being.
  25. Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
  26. Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes.
  27. Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
  28. Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. 
  29. Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels regular.
  30. Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power". He said "chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs."
  31. Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.
  32. Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  33. Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  34. Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.

Wheat grass has only about 10-15 calories per teaspoon. It has no fat or cholesterol. It has nearly a gram of protein per teaspoon, and includes all eight of the essential amino acids, as well as 13 of the remaining 16. The amino acids it doesn’t contain are easily made within the body.

It contains Vitamins A, B1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 12; C, E and K. A teaspoon of wheat grass contains around 15mg of Calcium, 8mcg Iodine, 3.5mcg Selenium, 870mcg Iron, 62mcg Zinc, and many other minerals.

I just made myself a shot. My dogs LOVE wheatgrass too! They come running as soon as they hear me get my little HealthyJuicer out. They know wasssup. If you've ever noticed when your dogs aren't feeling well they will eat grass.

 The HealthyJuicer extracts every little bit of juice leaving a dry ass green dreadlock LOL
And wah lah!

I love my HealthyJuicer manual wheatgrass juicer so much I now sell them in my store for $44.95 They are are the best I swear! I actually have a really nice big juicer that can juice wheatgrass but only use this, it's that good. So easy to clean and put together you can't beat it. It's so small and lightweight too, it's just great, the best thing I've ever bought for $45 bucks that's for sure.

Growing your own wheatgrass is very easy, so they say! I have all the stuff and plan on starting to grow my own in the next week. I will be sure to do a separate post on that once I've done it to fill you in. Until then the BEST place to buy your wheatgrass is from Got Sprouts?

Yes, you can buy frozen wheatgrass juice and wheatgrass powder BUT FRESH IS BEST!

Peace, Love, Wheatgrass!!

Jamie xx

Friday, September 9, 2011

Website is up!

Hey! It's been so long, I miss you! I will be back soon, as promised, just been super busy. I did finally get my website up and I should have it done in the next couple of weeks. As for now my store is up, so check it out. 

Peace and Love,
Jamie xx

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some BCBG love!

Went to wedding a couple weekends ago and this is what I wore. 

BCBG Gia Black and White Silk Striped Dress

It was actually a little big but they didn't have a smaller size so I ended up pinning the belt to make it smaller and it worked :D  Wish I had some better pics but I forgot to bring my camera ; /
The dress cost $499 but check it out..... I just found a size 0 on eBay for only $199!!!! If you love the dress better hurry, it's the only one I was able to find online and for the price it's a win! BCBG Gia Black and White Silk Striped Dress
Peace and Love,
Jamie xx

PS. Scott & Ilyse 8-13-11


Good Morning!

So I am a big fan of E3Live and their products. My favs being their probiotics and digestive enzymes. 

I've also been taking the Camu Camu

E3 Camu Camu™ — Camu Camu is an Amazonian superfruit that promotes wide-ranging immune health benefits. Based on studies and our own extensive personal use, we enthusiastically recommend this wild-grown botanical as an alternative to synthetic ascorbic acid, especially during flu season.

                strengthening the immune system
                improving circulation
                treating colds and infections
                healthy red and white blood cell formation
                healthy gums, eyes and skin
                healthy liver, lungs, lymphatic and nervous system
                strengthening collagen, tendons and ligaments
                maintaining clarity of mind

Anyway I ordered this Quick Shake Cooler Cup with my last order and I LOVE it! I juiced yesterday morning and had some left over that I put in the quick shake cooler cup with a couple scoops of hemp protein and brought with me to an appointment and it stayed nice and cool in this hot weather.

The E3Live Quick Shake Cooler Cup is perfect for fresh, cold shakes while on the go! This BPA-Free bottle is also the perfect reusable water bottle (with convenient storage compartment for your keys or other valuables) - great at the beach or for exercising. Feel good about having a reusable water bottle instead of all those disposable ones.
It keeps your powder and liquid all in one convenient cup. The removable cup located on the bottom of the shaker stores 60 grams of your nutritional powder while the cup holds 12 fl oz of liquid. The ice wand will keep your liquid cool for hours. You can also use it for your daily eco-friendly water bottle, just fill and go!

Peace and Love,
Jamie xx

Friday, July 15, 2011


I received an awesome email today that I wanted to share.

45 life lessons, written by Regina Brett, 90 years old.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Change the way you think.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Release your children when they become adults, it's their life now.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in a blink of an eye.

16. Take a deep breathe, it calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Just because you believe you are right, doesn't mean you are. Keep an open mind.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always chose life.

28. Forgive everyone and everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. Your job is to love your children, not chose who they should love.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.

37. Your children only get one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside everyday. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield..

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer comfort!

Light, loose and comfy is the way to go during the summer, especially here in Florida where it has been hella hot. 
I got these cotton loose pants, the ones with the roll over waistband. The brand is Mai Tai but when I looked online to get a good pic to show you I couldn't find them. I'm sure plenty of brands make a similar pant, these I just happened to get at a little boutique by my house. I loved them so much I went back and got some more in different colors. They are PERFECT for fat days LOL or when you just ain't feeling your daisy dukes ; )

Anyway, worst picture ever but I'm sure you get the idea and honestly I'm sure a lot of you have some as they are nothing new, been around forever.

I pair them with oversized tees I got from UrbanOutfitters

You then end up with a look like this

Outfits like these are good for days when you haven't washed your hair in awhile either, it goes with the look, I think I was going on 
day 5...  BAH HAHAHAHA!

New hat and sunglasses from BCBG

Link to UrbanOutfitters oversized tees - UrbanOutfitters

Link to BCBG - BCBG accessories

Peace and Love,

Jamie xx

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I have been looking for a new natural tinted moisturizer for a while now and I FINALLY found it!! Tarte cosmetics.....and I am loving more than just their tinted moisturizer. My personal fav being these Amazonian Clay products. Plus everything is free parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances just to name a few.

The tinted moisturizer I got is the Smooth Operator in Agent 14 (AKA Disguise)

Formulated without:
Mineral Oil
Sodium Laurel Sulfate
Synthetic Dye
Synthetic Fragrance

Not to mention it actually covers really well like a foundation but doesn't feel thick or caked on.
I also got the Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay bronze finishing powder......LOVE! I have the oiliest skin ever, I literally look like slick Rick in a matter of minutes and with this I notice I am not near as oily as quickly or in general.
Mattifies skin, minimizes the appearance of pores and replenishes all skin types, while adding a natural touch of bronze to your complexion. This silky smooth finishing powder glides on evenly and imparts a healthy, natural warmth while the intuitive and skin smart Amazonian clay, nature's most perfect ingredient, acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft and flawless lit-from-within finish; all while replenishing and rehydrating skin.

Bonus: When I went to their website today they are having a sale until July 11 - 20% off!! Enter code: FRWRK at checkout ; )

Incase your wondering, my new everyday face makeup face products are as follows:
Tarte Smooth Operator tinted moisturizer
RMS beauty un-cover concealer for under eyes and any dark spots
Almay clear complexion on blemishes
AfterGlow cosmetics mineral powder foundation OR Maybelline Mineral Power powder
NARS blush or RMS beauty lip2cheek
Tarte Smooth Operator bronzer finishing powder
Tarte mascara

Peace and love,

Jamie xx