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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.    Remembering the legacy of Billy Graham.

2.    The faith of the super bowl champions.

3.    A detailed Barcelona travel guide.

4.    Here’s what it means if your plane is labeled for ETOPS.

5.    The 5 best podcast apps for apple and android.

6.    How to prepare your community for a disaster.

7.    Jimmy Buffet does not live the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle.

8.    How sponsored content is changing social media.

9.    This story of the worst roommate ever has gone viral and the Internet’s terrified.

10.  How to stop rushing into love.

11.  These pineapple ginger wellness shots taste good and are good for you.

12.  Black Panther director Ryan Coogler penned an emotional letter thanking fans for coming out to watch and support the new Marvel movie, which has shattered multiple box office records.

13.  The science of dealing with toxic people.

14.  Are Household cleaning products causing lung cancer?

15.  When it’s your first wedding, but your partner’s second.

16.  An extensive guide to LA’s Koreatown.

17.  An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.

18.  Ranchers set to fight back against vegetarian fake meat. I don’t buy these brands. The fake meat tastes awful.

19.  Should there be armed security guards and teachers at every school?

20.  Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine prom inspire special-needs people and their families.

21.  This is the most popular cake recipe on Pinterest.

22. Check out Jennifer Anniston’s home in Los Angeles home.

23.  The care and keeping of bacon grease.

24.  The history of queso dip and how Chipotle got it wrong.

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My Favorite Beauty Products

Favorite Beauty Products

I enjoy reading about beauty and wellness products, and I do a lot of research before I purchase a product. I also switch up beauty products seasonally. As I get older, I am challenged to find new products to help with different issues. Here’s a roundup of my favorite new beauty products. I hope you find the information helpful and maybe some new products to add to your beauty regimen. Continue reading “My Favorite Beauty Products”

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Some of my favorite articles and recipes from the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a fabulous weekend!


1.   A list of the best books of 2014. (

2.  Tips for dining alone. (

3.   Some great ideas for planning a Friendsgiving. (

4.   Bone Broth is the new winter miracle drink. (

5.   Sarah Jessica Parker shares her favorite places to visit in Italy. (

6.   A great article about natural sleep remedies. (

7.   A review of the best map apps.  (

8.   A great way to thank a veteran. (

9.   I love this smoothie app. (

10.  An educational article about the lymph system and your health. (

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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?