Link Love

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

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Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent my opinion.

1.    A fantastic Dallas travel guide.

2.    A beginner’s guide to traveling on your own.

3.    The Menopause-Alzheimer’s connection.

4.    In LA, celebrities and professional athletes are trying exotic, and sometimes unproven, techniques for injury recovery and prevention, such as  hyperbaric chambers, cryotherapy, compression therapy and IV drip.

5.    How one person dissolved her fibroadenoma without surgery. A fibroadenoma is type of breast cyst.

6.    Every single place to eat in Houston now.

7.    What it was like to finally write a will.

8.    High heels are the worse and why women are finally ditching them.

9.    How to avoid a renovation nightmare.

10.  5 Instagram pro tips.

11.  These gluten-free and dairy-free cross-hatch cookies are delicious.

12.  A long but worthwhile read on a con man.

13.   Michelle McNamara wrote the book on the Golden State Killer until she died. Some think her work led to his arrest. Sadly, she didn’t live to see the arrest that took place this week.

14.  The budget airline flying under the radar.

15.  10 tips for creating a glamorous entertaining space.

16.  How to save when you don’t have much to save.

17.  Hero pilot saw flying as a ministry.

18.  Hair loss and your thyroid.

Link Love

link love

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

P.S. Download the Pocket App or Feedly to save articles to read later offline.

Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent my opinion.

1.     How to spot teenage depression.

2.    The wife of the Pulse night-club shooter goes on trial.

3.    Is there plastic particles in your water bottle? Yes, very likely.

4.    Meet the baker behind the Mrs. Fields empire.

5.    How sincere is The Bachelor franchise?

6.    How to gain power at work when you have none.

7.    What does it mean to die?

8.    How Bachelor contestants get camera ready.

9.    24 hours in Bachelor nation.

10.  Inside the opioid crisis.

11.  How to help children sleep better.

12.  How to care for dry winter hair.

13.  If you don’t have children, what do you leave behind?

14.  How to stop annoying robocalls on your smart phone.

15.  All the details of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new restaurant.

16.  Tips for blocking spam from your inbox.

17.  A playlist of 100 great songs by artists performing at SXSW 2018.

18.  Why your pharmacist can’t tell you you’re $20 prescription could cost only $8.

19.  How to create covers for Instagram stories highlights.

20.  People are putting oil in their coffee to lose weight.

21.  The keys to raising a happy child.

22.  How to travel with children.

23.  The one thing that protects a laptop after it’s been stolen.

What notable things did you read this week?

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My Favorite Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe

Glowing Green Smoothie

A green smoothie will help you feel and look better over time.

Some of the benefits of drinking a green smoothie  include the following:

  • Glowing skin
  • Reduced sugar cravings
  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Energy
  • Shiny Hair
The Glowing Green Smoothie is one of the best changes I made to my diet. It allows me to consume over 3 cups of dark leafy green vegetables.

I make a batch in my Vitamix blender. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare. You can mix and match your greens and fruit. Vary the recipe with kale, chard, arugula, or similar greens. The fresh fruit balances the taste of the greens and adds powerful antioxidants and vitamins.

Unlike juicing, blending allows you to retain all of the fiber. Blending also keeps the foods from oxidizing as quickly. Since the vegetables and fruits are chopped and blended, your body doesn’t have to do the breaking down to get the nutrients. The fiber in it also helps you to feel full, so you don’t overeat.

The smoothie will last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. You can also make it once a week and freeze in portion-size glass containers.  I take my smoothies with me on my trips. I freeze a batch and store in glass jars. Do not store in plastic containers.

Drink it slowly so it mixes well with your saliva to aid the digestion process. Wait 30 minutes before digesting any more food. It costs about $4 per serving. I mainly use organic produce. Refer to the Dirty Dozen Clean 15 Guide. I recommend investing in a Vitamix for the best tasting smoothie. I use the Vitamix 5200. 

Cleanup is also easy with the Vitamix. Fill the blender container halfway with hot water and a drop of detergent. Blend on high for 1 minute. Rinse with warm water.


2 cups cold filtered water

6 cups chopped romaine lettuce (1 small head)

7 cups chopped spinach (1 medium bunch)

1½ cups chopped celery (about 3-4 stalks halved)

1 medium apple, cored and coarsely chopped

1 medium pear, cored and coarsely chopped

1 medium banana or plantain, peeled and cut in thirds

1/2 of fresh lemon, peeled and seeded


Fill the blender with 2 cups of water. Blend the spinach and romaine until smooth.

Add the celery, apple, pear, and herbs (if using) and blend again until smooth.

Finally, add the lemon juice and banana, and do your last blend.

Pour and eat fresh!

And I’d love to know, what are some of your healthy habits?