Crack of Dawn Carla. To know me is to know I'm a lark. I'm a happy early riser. I never set an alarm (I am Kramer & yet also believe if I don't wake-up I'm not mean to be up. I'm always up.). I sleep like a toddler. I love EARLY MORNING workPLAYouts. I'm the woman who, if faced with choosing between SCHVITZ or SLEEP, always chooses the schvitz. I think I ... Continue Reading
If Mama ain’t healthy–ain’t nobody healthy.
Mama <3's Shrek Shakes. Child <3's Shrek Shakes. The longer I’m a parent the more clearly I see the link between how I'm living and how my family is thriving. Or not thriving. The longer the moniker MAMA is attached to me the more clear the meaning becomes behind the (tweaked) quote: If mama aint healthy aint nobody healthy I'm a misfit. I'm BRAZEN non-traditional. I was ... Continue Reading
Food with BENEFITS (who’s down wit’ F.W.B.?).
(ummm. that was for PUFFER FISH but OK.) I've talked before about the fact we DON'T do food sneaks. We all need to do what works best for our family and, for us, *sneaking* in the health means the Husband Tornado isn't *building* healthy habits. We are big fans of the open sneak---but that's not what we're chatting about today. Today we are focusing on the H-WORD. The healthy. The word ... Continue Reading
Coconut oil pulling: 2 years later.
Time FLIES when you're gagging over a clumpy bit of oily goodness in your mouth having fun, huh? It's been TWO YEARS since I launched my love affair with oil pulling and, if you're just joining us, here's a bit of the why & the how (the longer bit can be found here). I'm a misfit. I'm either an early adopter or I'm so late to the soiree most people have headed ... Continue Reading
Walgreens Way to Well tour.
The following is a sponsored post by Walgreens & the Way to Well health tour. Walgreens had no previous knowledge I pretty much LIVE at the corner of happy & healthy and all opinions are my own. When presented with an opportunity I know immediately if it's a fit. As soon as I was contacted about the Walgreens Way To Well bus tour, I knew Id say yes for two ... Continue Reading
Miz’ mouth meets KOMBUCHA.
Once upon a time. A long long time ago. There was a misfit who decided to get a new tattoo. A leg sleeve! She arrived early for her appointment and discovered her artist finishing the previous client. Before she began tattooing our misfit the artist grabbed a bottle of murky stuff and drank. "EW!!" Our misfit exclaimed. "That looks gross." "What interesting liquid ... Continue Reading
Five tips to STOP night time snacking.
Ive already shared with you the four reasons night snacking works for me. While I think we all agreed the number is most likely higher than sixteen percent (the number of us who nibble as we watch Modern Family)---more than a few of you expressed a desire to leave your couch-snacking days behind. Even though I can currently be found with foodstuffs as I work or TV, having worked for years as ... Continue Reading
Brita kids water bottles: Tornado guest post.
This is a sponsored post. Im donating all compensation to MAYAN FAMILIES toward implementing water filtration in the highlands of Guatemala. It comes as no news to my regular readers that we're obsessed with water these days. We make it fun (Hello, Big Carl!!), but living in Texas and being as active as we are HYDRATION is a huge focus around here. And, on top of all that, ... Continue Reading
Big Carl versus Big Walt (AKA: we be super-hydrating).
Ahhhh, People. Im trashy. Im fit. Im healthy (for the most part) I freakin love my trash tv. It's in that vein I UNAPOLOGETICALLY offer a diZclaimer of sorts. If you dont watch Cougartown and are not familiar with BIG CARL you may not find this post funny. (actually strike that as it places pressure on my misfit shoulders to have this post be funny if you DO know the Carl. lets just ... Continue Reading
I am the WINNER! (Brita giveaway post)
Today is the day. It's the final 24 hours of my Brita Challenge with Roni Noone and I am officially the WINNER!! (please to not visit Ms. Noone's blog as there's a tiny chance she mightcould erroneously believe herself to be the victor. She would be wrong.) For those of you joining us late to the Brita Challenge or to Roni who may be coming over here to steal my tricks procure some tips ... Continue Reading