Product Review & GIVEAWAY: SKIN Organic Body Care

Product Review & GIVEAWAY: SKIN Organic Body Care

Alright folks, I have discovered a fabulous new organic product line to share with you!  I am so excited about it!  The company is called SKIN — a complete body care line free of chemicals, parabens, fragrances, and preservatives.  I love it because SKIN is completely organic and natural.  Check out SKIN’s product ratings on…

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Season’s Eatings Holiday e-Book

Season’s Eatings Holiday e-Book

Do you ever ask yourself this question?  The holidays are here, now what?  This was my inspiration for creating Season’s Eatings, my holiday e-book modeled around the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans.  Within its pages you’ll find 62 Core Plan recipes, 46 Advanced Plan recipes (view the recipe list), advice on managing stress (Essential #1) thru…

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Our Baby is Here: Austin Wayne Schwartz

Our Baby is Here: Austin Wayne Schwartz

Announcing the arrival of our first bundle of joy, Austin Wayne.  Born Sunday, September 18 at 5:32am, 7lbs 4oz, 21 inches.  We call him our smiley baby (reference picture above).  :) Austin had his newborn photo shoot this past Tuesday, and our photographer, Lora, was able to capture some of his most precious moments, including…

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Almond Joy Ice Cream

Almond Joy Ice Cream

Okay, you can’t pass this recipe up.  This ice cream reminds me of an Almond Joy bar…all the flavors are there, but hey, it’s Advanced Plan!  :) Almond Joy Ice Cream Makes 6 Servings 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup full-fat coconut milk 3 free-range egg yolks 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder 1/2 tsp pure…

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Raz-Apple Smoothie

Raz-Apple Smoothie

A tasty tart and tangy smoothie! Raz-Apple Smoothie Makes 1 Serving 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut water or almond milk 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, chopped, frozen 1/3 cup organic raspberries, frozen 1/4 cup full-fat organic Greek yogurt or coconut milk 8 drops pure liquid stevia 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder Ice (optional)…

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Coconut Dream Cake

Coconut Dream Cake

This cake is for the coconut lover (aka my hubby)!  I’ve titled it as Coconut Dream Cake as it’s got a dreamy like texture to it, almost a custard-like cake if you will.  Yummmo!  Crushed macadamia nuts only add to the dreamy flavor.  For our second serving, we dolloped on a spoonful of my Coconut…

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Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata

We’ve been eating a lot of frittatas lately.  For some reason I’m finding it easier to whip one of these up than our usual sunny side up eggs or an omelet.  Not to mention a frittata holds much more room for flavor combinations!  I love them!  We’ve been doing at least one a week, and…

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How To: Homemade Dishwasher Soap & Rinse Agent

How To: Homemade Dishwasher Soap & Rinse Agent

Here it is, y’all!  The long awaited Homemade Dishwasher Soap recipe.  We are usually a wash-by-hand family, using dish soap (recipe to come for that as well) as little as possible, only when something is pretty scuzzy or oily.  We like to conserve water and soap (and electricity) as much as possible.  But, we broke…

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Natural Birth & HypnoBirthing

Natural Birth & HypnoBirthing

For the past 9 months I have been meaning to do a little write up about the type of birth we are planning.  Must admit these past 9 months have been quite interesting with all the moves, starting a business, and adding the baby into the mix.  I’m in the “home stretch,” baby Schwartz will…

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7 Tips to Raise Baby Green on a Budget

7 Tips to Raise Baby Green on a Budget

With a pregnancy comes the realization that babies are expensive.  But is that really true? Since Adam and Eve, people have been having babies and it didn’t seem to pinch their pocket books with families of 10, sometimes even 20 children.  In my opinion, even today, having a baby doesn’t mean you have to kiss…

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