9.29.2013

Lemon Water

Start your morning off right

I really enjoy starting my day off by drinking a warm cup of lemon water. Drinking this first thing in the morning, will defiantly start your day off right. It gives you an extra boost of energy to get your morning started. 

Lemon water has a lot of health benefits. 
  • helps with the appearance of your skin
  • helps with digestion
  • great source of vitamin C

I use fresh lemons, cut in half, and squeeze lemon into warm water. Enjoy! 




xoxo, p&c

9.27.2013

LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

Summer is over, but your facial scrub can take you to the beach any day! Who doesn't love a great face, and body scrub? I was kind of hesitant buying this product since it's kind of pricey - $21.95 for 4.2 oz. BUT I love Lush products. So, I was willing to give this a try. Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub is amazing!

I used it twice a week on my face - and it made my face super soft and glowy! The best part is it smells like a margarita, and contains vodka! My kind of beauty product :)



xoxo, p&c 

So Delicious Dairy Free Hazelnut Coconut Milk Creamer | Review

I am in love with So Delicious Dairy Free Hazelnut Coconut Milk Creamer. This is the perfect creamer for anyone who follows a Paleo lifestyle, or just doesn't use dairy products. I found this creamer at Wegman's in their Nature's Markeplace - one pint $2.29. I think it tastes better than regular dairy creamer!


xoxo, p&c

9.24.2013

Autumn is Here!

Autumn is here, and that means pumpkin everything! I love this time of the year - crisp air, pumpkin spiced lattes, and fall fashion! Had to start the first day off right! Decorating the house - pumpkin candles, mums, and gourds!




xoxo, p&c 

9.13.2013

Whole30 Paleo Tacos

Who doesn't love tacos? Tacos without the shell, and served with fresh avocado - so yummy!
  • one pound ground beef
  • one yellow onion
  • one can green chilis 
  • one avocado
  • salsa 
Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • one teaspoon basil
  • one teaspoon paprika 
  • one teaspoon garlic powder
  • one teaspoon chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • one teaspoon cayenne powder 
  • pinch crushed red pepper


  1. Brown ground beef, onion, and chilies together
  2. Add the homemade taco seasoning
  3. Let simmer for five minutes
Serve with salsa and sliced avocado - so yummy!




xoxo, p&c

9.11.2013

Starbucks Valencia Orange Refresher

I am obsessed with Starbucks Valencia Orange Refreshers! If you are looking for an afternoon pick-me-up without consuming another cup of coffee, I really recommend it! It's really light, and super delicious! The refresher contains Valencia, Clementine, and Naval oranges, along with green coffee extract! Perfect for that 3pm crash! 

xoxo, p&c

Stuffed Peppers | Paleo & Whole30

I love stuffed peppers. They are so easy to make, and very filling.
  • six stuffed peppers, cleaned and tops removed
  • one tablespoon garlic
  • 1.5 pounds ground beef - I use COSTCO brand organic ground beef
  • one jalapeno, cleaned and diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • one can of diced southwest style tomatoes 
  • one small yellow onion, diced

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown ground beef, onion, jalapeno, garlic, and salt and pepper
  3. Once the ground beef is cooked, add the can of diced tomatoes
  4. Let the beef mixture simmer for five minutes
  5. Add the beef mixture to the stuffed peppers
  6. Bake for 35 minutes
  7. Enjoy!



xoxo, p&c

9.05.2013

Sweet Potato Hash | Paleo

Wednesday night at our house is breakfast night. Eating fried eggs, bacon, and all the typical breakfast foods can get a little old. While I was doing the Whole30 Challenge, there are a few breakfast items that I missed. Corned beef hash is so delicious, but so bad. Here's my modified Whole30/Paleo approved breakfast dish.
  • potato peeler
  • one large sweet potato
  • one teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • salt and pepper - I don't measure this usually a few turns of each
  • one teaspoon garlic salt
  1. clean the sweet potato, and peel
  2. once the sweet potato is peeled cut into three pieces; this will help shredding the sweet potato
  3. shredding the sweet potato into a large bowl
  4. add the olive oil, salt and pepper, and paprika into the bowl of shredded sweet potato 
  5. mix until the sweet potato mixture is covered in the olive oil mixture
  6. add the sweet potato mixture into a frying pan
  7. cook the sweet potato mixture until it is cooked to your liking; I prefer my sweet potato to be a little crispy
  8. next fry an egg, and top over the sweet potato hash
  9. enjoy!






9.04.2013

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

So, what do girls do on a Saturday night when bored? A coconut hair mask - duh. Probably not really, but I did. I am addicted to Pinterest, and I see so many things that you can do with coconut oil. Not only can you cook with it, but there are a lot of beauty tricks too. Coconut oil can help maintain your lush locks, and help with the growth of your hair.

You will need the following:

  1. two tablespoons coconut oil (depending on how long your hair is you might need less)
  2. shower cap
  3. wide tooth comb 
  4. bowl
  5. patience 
The process:
  1. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave - with the amount I used I started at 10 seconds, and then checked to see the consistency. Since it wasn't in liquid form, I heated the oil for another ten seconds.
  2. Apply the oil to your hair - I started from the ends and worked my way to my scalp.
  3. Once your hair is fully coated, comb your hair to make sure you covered all of your hair.
  4. Cover your hair with the shower cap, and relax.
  5. Let the hair mask stay on overnight.
  6. Wash your hair the next morning with a good quality shampoo and conditioner. I used Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner.
My hair was really soft after doing the mask, but it was still kind of oily after I washed it. I haven't applied any heat to my hair since doing the mask on Saturday night, and have only washed it twice since then. It's now Wednesday. I would definitely recommend doing this, but make sure you don't have major plans over the weekend. Trying this again next month! 

xoxo, p&c