Friday Facts October 24, 2014

Fact - I love tea – hot or iced I love it!  And I just signed up for Healthy Living Blogs Fall 2014 Tea Swap – so should you!  You don’t have to be a blogger just a tea lover.  You send your match 2 of your favorite tea bags and you get 2 of their favorite tea bags – too fun :)  Join now!

HLB Fall 2014 Tea Swap

HLB Fall 2014 Tea Swap

Fact - Becky has gotten me HOOKED and I mean HOOKED on Spark.  Folks this is amazing stuff!  I enjoy a Spark every day and cannot tell you how much I look forward to it…energy refresher and it tastes great!  I usually have mine in the afternoon right before the boys hit their fussy time and mom (that’s me :) ) hits her wall for the day. If you haven’t tried it you should TODAY! (affiliate link thanks for your support!)

Advocare Spark

BEST Mommy Juice around!

Fact - I got to talk to Becky on the phone this week…too much fun to put a voice with a blogger :)



Fact - My mother in law is staying with us for a few days!  Which is super duper fantastic as it means another set of hands to help with the boys – I am so grateful for grandmas that is for sure.

Fact - I just love sharing pics of the twins…I am always super busy at home taking care of one of them that I often don’t have time to snap pictures.  But have gotten a couple this week :)  Oh and make sure you follow on instagram - if I have a chance to snap pics that’s where they go!

Cute Twins

don’t they look like they could be going on 12 years old? not 3 months?!?!

Curious – have you tried Spark? What’s your favorite flavor?

Hemp Hearts

You hear all about super foods these days.  Flax seed, chia seed, blueberries, the list goes on and on…but one I hadn’t heard a lot about was hemp hearts.  So when I was given the opportunity to try out Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts through Sweat Pink I jumped at the opportunity. Honestly I didn’t know where to start with using them!

How I Used Hemp Hearts

I can’t lie I didn’t do anything fancy with the hemp hearts.  Though there are some amazing recipes from the Manitoba website. I can’t wait to try out…but with these twins it is just too hard to get much time in the kitchen during the week.  I do best just fitting in meal prep with fast meals on the weekends.  BUT all the better for you – all I did was use the hemp hearts as an extra super food addition to my oatmeal.  VERDICT – I loved the nutty, slightly crunchy texture they added to my daily oats.

Hemp Hearts


I took about 2 Tablespoons and added them on top of my oats after cooking them early one morning.  I also added my normal cinnamon, dash of stevia, and spoonful of natural nut butter (I recently fell in love with the Kirkland brand!  SCORE).  I loved the combo and am sharing it as part of What I Ate Wednesday WIAW!!!

Oats with hemp seeds

Yummy start to my day!

photo credit: anthimeria via photopin cc

What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday!

Up next I hope to sprinkle some on my salads.  I have some type of salad/veggie combo for lunch almost every day and know that the nutty crunch would be great added in the mix.  Now on to the good stuff –  Two great things for you!  First off 20% off for any order when you use the code HHSweatPink14 through November 30, 2014. 

And even better a giveaway for you!  All you need to do is enter by doing 2 things!  Like Manitoba on Facebook (comment below that you did so) and Like Creating Better Tomorrow on Facebook (comment below that you did).  You can enter through Friday October 24th!  SO HURRY and enter today!

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Disclosure:  I was provided a sample of Manitoba Hemp Hearts to try out in return for a review – as always ALL thoughts and opinions are my own!


No Time For Workout

As you can imagine with twin newborns ( are they still newborns if they are 2 1/2 months old?  we will pretend yes as I want them to be this innocent forever!), finding time for workouts is hard.  However, I will say I do a pretty good job and try to make a plan for each day on when I will fit in my workout.  BUT I wanted to put together a ‘no time for workout’ workout.  You don’t have to be a busy mom to find it hard to fit in fitness.  This circuit is perfect to fit in throughout your day…whether at the office or at home…

no time for workout – workout!

No Time for Workout


You will have fit in 30 minutes of movement without even taking more than a few minutes of your time at any one point in your day – pretty marvelous right?!?!  (totally deserves a Marvelous in My Monday link up!) And I am almost positive you can find 5 minute chunks (hello if you turn on the tv and sit down at any point you have at least 5 minutes right there!) throughout your day.  And as Carla says, you do WHAT YOU CAN WHEN YOU CAN. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t fit in a formal 30 – 45 minute workout, take it as a challenge to fit in ways to move more like my blend Lindsay says all the little ways we move each day do add up!