The first essential oil I bought was Lavender. I decided to make bath salts for Christmas gifts – fill mason jars with epsom salt, add 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil, put a cute piece of cloth and twine on the top and BAM. DIY budget badass gift in a jiffy. After that project was […]

Creating Habits

That drive-thru Starbucks used to be exciting. It would start my day with a smile. I remember thinking that my excitement for something so mundane was strange. Maybe it’s an adult thing, I thought? A hot cup of half-caf handed to me with a big smile… Sad reality or small victory? Either way, I took […]


Gone are the days of one size fits all health and fitness. While we go in waves where more than usual are following a certain regime, we’re pretty diverse these days. At least here in California, we can eat however we want. Extra large eggs, no eggs, all organic, some meat, no meat, fish lover, […]

Fun in the Sun

Labor Day weekend is here, which means it’s time to prepare for a party that won’t leave us bloated, breaking the scale or beyond repair. As my health and fitness journey has continued to unfold, I’ve found myself focused more and more on how I feel instead of fitting into the perfect 6 pack or pair […]

Grilled Vegetables

You know the story. You wake up, tired from….life. You somehow get through all the odds and ends that have to happen before and then during your long day of….life. The clock strikes dinner and you’re starving, exhausted and entirely too ready for bed… but that’s life. The light at the end of the tunnel? […]


For many of us, warm summer days of no work and all play are over. We have a weekend getaway or a pool party BBQ that we want to look bangin’ for, but that’s about it. Yah yah, we like to have fun, but we got bills and shit! On top of all the adult nonsense […]


Between growing up in LA and going to college in Orange County, the battle of the brands has been like the live in house guest of every social setting. The pressure of wearing the right clothes, being perceived as fashionable and sporting the most expensive name brand accessories is forever haunting and a high priority of […]