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Showing posts from December, 2014

New Year, New Snacks from barkTHINS

The holidays may be wrapping up, but you still have time to enjoy some sweet and savory snacks.  And  barkTHINS , a delicious line of snacking chocolate, is one of our   fave new treats. They're chocked full of real, wholesome ingredients and believe us, they're delish. For the holiday season, the brand unveiled its  Limited Edition  Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel , which b lends indulgent slivers of dark chocol ate with seasonal peppermint and salty pretzel. Designed in a breakable format, barkTHINS allows snackers the permission to indulge guilt-free. barkTHINS are also   Non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Ingredient™ Certified and contain no artificial colors or flavors . Available at Target, Amazon, Costco and Whole Foods Market, other creative varieties include Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed , Dark Chocolate Blueberry Quinoa with Agave and Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt .   So what are you waiting for?  Pick up a bag or two of barkTHINS for your New Year&

5 Ways to Fight the Flu with Essential Oils

During flu season, medical doctors rave about the power of the flu shot. But as an alternative, we can also turn to natural remedies to protect and strengthen our immune system against whatever new super bug is going around.  A few years ago, I met Teresa Koerner, a certified holistic health coach and doTerra Gold Wellness consultant, on a bus ride from a spa in St. George, Utah to Las Vegas and we had a fascinating conversation about essential oils.  Teresa uses essential oils to empower women to take care of themselves and their loved ones without worrying about harmful side effects. Here are her 5 holistic flu-fighting tips: 1. doTerra On Guard Essential Oil   Protective Blend is my number one pick to protect and prevent during the cold and flu season. It has the ability to penetrate through the cell membrane to kill a virus. So it has the power to stop the flu before it starts. Last winter I had two grandchildren with the stomach flu and their mom had to work. S

Healthy Holiday Gifts: Juicepresso and Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender

Jump start your New Year's resolution to get in shape and eat healthier by treating yourself or the health nut on your gift list to an awesome Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender System with Auto-IQ or Juicepresso cold-press juicer.   Everything She Wants  was gifted both ( we're very happy about that, too ) and they make just about any variety of delicious fresh fruit and vegetable beverages imaginable. The Ninja is great for smoothies, shakes and purees, and Juicepresso makes juice bar-quality juices. Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender System with Auto-IQ, $249.99 The Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender System with Auto-IQ features one-touch intelligence for all of your blending, processing, and nutrient and vitamin extraction needs. The 13-piece system includes a blender pitcher that crushes ice like a champ, a separate food processing bowl and blade accessories, small and large Nutri Ninja cups, three sip and seal lids, and more. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond . Juicepresso, $499.

Aerosoles Holiday Sale: Extra 20% Off Already Reduced Styles!

Shoe lovers, don't miss the Aerosoles Holiday Savings Event , where you get an extra 20% off the trendy comfort shoe styles you love!  That includes tall boots, booties, loafers, wedges and flats already reduced up to 60%. This sale is so good that even my supermodel cat Gracie (see photo below) can't contain her excitement… or maybe she's just happy about all the new shoe boxes she'll get to play in . Me wearing my Establish boots, while holiday party shopping at ALDI. Photos by John Carluccio for Everything She Wants My must-have boot pick for the holiday season is the Establish Tall Riding Boot (on sale, $89.99-$99.99) that I was gifted from Aerosoles, which has Extended Calf Technology--a godsend for women like me with muscular calves. Thanks to double zippers that open up and provide an extra two inches, I can wear thick tights, socks and leggings and tuck-in my jeans without worrying about breaking the zipper.  The handsome boots come in sever

Holiday Party Shopping and Planning at ALDI

If you need delish munchies for your next holiday party, ALDI  (the nation's leading low-price grocer) has got you more than covered.  Sparkling cider, check .  Festive tortilla chips, sweet potato chips and salsa, check . Holiday cookies, check . Stoneware baking dishes, mixing bowls, candles and decorations, check . The store's helpful website provides yummy  party appetizer recipes . And for your Christmas Day feast, ALDI also has a quality selection of poultry, dairy products and fresh produce. At ALDI you pay .25 for a shopping cart and get it back when you return the cart. You can bring your own shopping bags or purchase ALDI's sturdy, reusable bags for a small fee. Over Thanksgiving, I used a gift certificate from ALDI to shop at a market in my hometown of Baltimore City. Being the snack queen that I am, I was honestly impressed by all of the healthy and tasty options from ALDI-exclusive brands including SimplyNature ( awesome soy milk ), Clancy's

Charitable Holiday Gifts from Ann Taylor That Give Back

In this season of consumerism, the true meaning of Christmas and the holidays is often overlooked.  So purchasing a charitable gift is a lovely way to honor this spirit of giving. And when you purchase a tasteful costume jewelry piece from Ann Taylor's Hope.Strength.Love Collection   and the Elephant Jewelry Collection , until the end of December 2014 and January 2015 fifty percent of each item will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, respectively. Pricing starts at $39.50. So here's your chance to pick up an eye-catching ring, necklace or bracelet with a bit of bling that will make both the giver and the recipient feel good. Elephant ring set, $39.50 Elephant Charm Bracelet, $49.50 Elephant Necklace, $49.50 Hope.Strength.Love bracelet set, $75

Holiday Gift Guide, More Gifts Under $100

There are just too many great gift ideas to fit into one post, so here are more of Everything She Wants ' holiday gift picks under $100. For the snow bunny Whether you're on or off the slopes, you need these cozy, fleece-lined and slightly futuristic looking  Khombu Alta Snow Boots ($79) with elastic laces and a drawstring top to keep them nice and snug. For the natural beauty Moisturize and nourish your dry skin blues away with The F resh Market   (check stores for pricing) health and beauty essentials . This new line of private-label hand creams ad body butters infused with organic olive oil, organic shea butter and other organic plant-based ingredients is available in The Fresh Market stores nationwide. Varieties include Bergamot Clementine, Fig Olive Leaf and Vanilla Cardamom. For the bling iover We love these black Swarovski crystal square stone lever back earrings from LoveYourBling ($26).  The whimsical, handcrafted jewelry line was create