Posts Written On October 17, 2012

Event LOVE: @SecondCup Tasting

I’ve been busy packing to move across the world for the last few weeks, and haven’t had much time to be on here, but I’m back 🙂 So what better way to get back to things, than with a sweet and delicious post. A few of us gathered at the Second Cup on King and Jarvis to taste Second Cup’s new fall and holiday menu. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that it would be delicious. Second Cup CEO Stacey Mowbray, was there to talk us through the tasting, as well as give us some information on the new beverages and treats. I then went to town on the brownies and cupcakes while sipping on my toasted marshmallow latte mmmm…

CEO of Second Cup Stacey Mowbray and I

So what can you look forward to? Omg where do I even start… Cinnamon Swirl Latte, a S’MORES HOT CHOCOLATE, delicious holiday desserts, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Candy Cane Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte… to say it’s going to be a delicious fall and holiday season is an understatement! I say you go to Second Cup and try everything off of their fall and holiday menu (not all at once of course…).

Toasted Marshmellow goodness

So good!

I totally felt the love 🙂



The new beverages and treats are PERFECT for the fall and holiday season, and I’m happy I got to taste them, but I’m sad that I won’t be able to indulge this fall and during the holidays 🙁

We also got these 🙂

Proceeds from each Water Rafiki Friend Chain sold support Free The Children’s goal to provide a sustainable source of clean water for 100,000 people.

Rocking my Water Rafiki Friend Chain 🙂 – This limited edition Water Rafiki is handmade by Maasai mamas in Kenya and can be worn as a bracelet, anklet or necklace.

Thank you so much for inviting me!

peace and love


Visit the Second Cup website if you need more info or want to find your nearest store!


Elimay Supplements for Dogs by @elimaypets

We received these supplements today from our friends at Elimay! These are capsules for your dog that contain Omega 3, Vitamins and natural oils with a fish flavor. They contain a combination of herbs for immunity, Chemo detox, omegas, dextox and onco care.

You can feed this to your dog in 3 ways.

A dog can bite the gel capsule, or you can twist off the top and squeeze the contents into the food or they can swallow it.

Jacob inspecting the capsule

We will try it out and see how Jacob likes it!

Find out more on

Elimay Supplements provides a range of daily-supplements with essential all-natural omegas, vitamins, and nutrients to help your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible. Choose from longevity, omegas, immunity, detox, chemo detox, onco care, and pain care.

Support your pet’s complete nutrition including healthy skin, coat, and joints. The all-natural formulas that make up Elimay Supplements include ingredients you can trust, from a name you can trust.

For owners who want to supplement their dogs health, Elimay Longevity, Omegas, and Immunity will help your dog maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Pops of Color @CamSatchelCo

You don’t have to spend long in your favorite store to notice that bright colors are hot right now. In fact, the brighter the better seems to be the rule of thumb. Neon is indeed making a bold comeback, but what should you do to add color to your wardrobe without ending up looking like a road sign? Accessorize, of course!

A little goes a long way – Add pops of color without turning into a neon sign

If you want to keep your wardrobe subtle, but don’t want to ignore this trend, remember that a little goes a long way. Keep your regularly scheduled jeans and neutral top, but add a bright, flashy necklace or colorful earrings to make a statement. The beauty of color is that it draws attention, so you don’t have to add a lot to embrace this trend.

Colorful Accessories Make a Difference

So, what pieces can you add to your wardrobe to embrace this trend? Think about the accessories you have and consider how you can spice up the color. A pair of bright feather drop earrings is one option, and even colorful stud earrings or bright hoop earrings can add just enough pizzazz without going overboard. Scarves, belts, necklaces and bracelets can all lend color to an outfit in an understated and trendy way.

As you look for accessories, don’t be afraid to go bright. Handbags are a great way to bring color into a dull wardrobe, and you can pick up several to switch between depending on the color you want for the day. The ever-popular Cambridge satchel now comes in brilliant neon! This is just one example of bright, bold pops of color in accessories, letting you embrace these brilliant hues without going overboard.

Colorful Shoes Making a Comeback

Color is also making a statement in footwear today. A bright pink pair of heels is no longer taboo. In fact, some designers are building an entire wardrobe out of one colorful pair of shoes. This is not a bad idea, either. If you are going to spend a lot of money on shoes, you might as well buy something people will be looking at!

Focus on One Area

Too much color can actually be a bad thing, and it can make you look flashy and unattractive. Health Magazine recommends highlighting one focal point. If it’s your hands, use colorful nail polish and a bright, bold ring or bracelet. If it’s your eyes, tie a colorful scarf around you neck and add a pair of bright earrings. Wherever you choose to add color, make sure you focus the attention of your outfit to that area.

So—go ahead. Add some color to your wardrobe. Just do it a little bit at a time. In this way, you can overcome some of your fears of color while embracing today’s hottest trends.


Healthy Halloween!

Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Dextrose… oh my!

According to estimates by the U.S Census Bureau, the average American consumes almost 26 pounds of candy each year, a large percentage of it around Halloween. The results? Weight gain, an epidemic of early onset diabetes, mood swings, tooth decay… the list goes on. With increasing health-consciousness in America, many families are reconsidering what to put in trick-o-treaters buckets and bags as they make their annual visit to the front door.

Health Warrior Chia Bars make a perfect replacement to high-sugar, empty-calorie-filled, non-nutrient providing candy. They come in three delicious flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate, Coconut, and Acai Berry. They have only 100 calories and 5g of sugar per serving. And best of all, there are actual health BENEFITS to eating them: Chia provides six times more calcium than whole milk, six times more protein than soy, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli does, twice the fiber then bran flakes, and nearly nine times the amount of omega-3s than found in salmon.