Easy DIY Hanging Shelves

Y’all.  Nesting is a real thing.  My husband and I have been renovating our bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom for the last couple of months to get ready for our first baby.  The nursery has been kind of on the back burner this whole pregnancy, but we figured being almost 37 weeks is a pretty good time to finally start decorating right??  Even if we were having a girl, I’m convinced our nursery would look exactly the same.  We tend to lean towards a …

Skincare That Gives Back

You guys know we love to try new products! This week, a mom that recently launched a home-based business selling handmade soaps reached out to us.  These luxury bars of goat milk soap are 100% natural- so clearly they caught our attention. For every soap box sold, a bar of soap is donated to underprivileged women and children in the poorest parts of India. Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we love to rave about other like-minded women, and especially when we love their products:) These soaps relieve dry skin, help …

Ultimate East Coast Road Trip

I. LOVE. ROAD TRIPS. I was particularly excited about this one, because when I was young, my mom took my brothers and I on a 3 month RV trip around the Eastern United States.  It started with her pulling out a map of the U.S., marking a line straight down the middle, and drawing a route in which we would hit every state east of that line. Then began the research.  She was determined to hit all the must-see’s, historical locations, and even local favorites.  This …

Macro-Friendly Green Smoothie Bowl

I don’t know about y’all, but every smoothie bowl I’ve come across contains minimal protein and between 60-100 grams of sugar (that’s more than a soda).  I have nothing against sugar, but a massive serving of sugar (even if it’s from fruit) in the absence of protein is going to have me looking for my next meal within 30 minutes.  Your typical acai bowl comes with plenty of toppings, too- so now we’re looking at a 500-800 calorie bowl that provides very little satiety.  That …

Natural Beauty On A Budget

Why does it seem so expensive to just eat healthy, exercise, and take care of our skin the right way? If you read our article about ingredients we avoid (here), you know why we prioritize natural beauty in the first place.  When I first switched to a natural lifestyle, I found that I could only switch one product at a time.  Every product seemed to break the bank, but now I have learned where to look.  We love plenty of products that are highly effective, but …

IIFYM | Why Flexible Dieting Works

You’ve heard all the trends- IIFYM, ketogenic diets, weight watchers, calorie counting, paleo, intermittent fasting, etc… so which one works?  In my opinion the two most important questions to test the effectiveness of someone’s diet are: Is it sustainable? How much self-monitoring is involved? Let’s take low-carb diets as an example.  Everyone knows at least one person who is currently on a low-carb diet for an upcoming wedding, vacation, competition, or general weight-loss goals.  Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel source.  When you take them …

Sayulita & Puerto Vallarta

It’s rare that you travel somewhere and feel at home. A good friend apparently foresaw this happening when she insisted that Sayulita needed to be at the top of my travel bucket list. Coincidentally, my family got invited to stay at a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta just a few months later, so there was no question… I was going!  Located on the west coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita are only about an hour drive from each other. Aside from the pure serenity of …

My Endometriosis Story | Natural Treatment & Getting Pregnant

If you’re reading this and have endometriosis… YOU. ARE. NOT. ALONE. There are alternative options. Natural cures are possible.  Most importantly, you are one tough chick. If I can help just one woman through my story, I would go through all the pain over and over again.  I hope you find strength, peace, and optimism through my journey. Keep on keepin’ on:) -Kori

HIIT vs LISS Cardio | Which Burns More Fat?

Did the top stop spinning at the end of Inception?  Should you break apart an Oreo or bite into the whole thing?  Could the door have supported both Jack and Rose?!  I love debating.  Jenae and I took the “16 Personalities” test last month.  Was I surprised that my result was The Debater?  My husband sure wasn’t.  So my personality is defined as the “ultimate devil’s advocate”…. sue me. One of my favorite debates is the widely popular HIIT vs LISS discussion.  Allow me to …

What Happens to Our Metabolisms and Hormones When We Diet? Interview with Dr. Layne Norton

Have any of you already accomplished one of your biggest life goals?  I’m talking about those top 5 bucket list items- backpacking through Europe, meeting your favorite celebrity, attending the Super Bowl… if you have, we want to hear about it in the comments!  A couple months ago, I accomplished one of mine.  When I first started studying fitness, nutrition, and athletic performance in college, I discovered the work of Dr. Layne Norton.  At the time, he had just earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences …