Rigoni di asiago

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This family business is one that you will for sure want to add to your pantry.  Everything we tried from them was AMAZING!!  All of their products are clean, organic and GMO free. It’s always nice to find a sweet treat that is still very clean. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I had no problem trying each and every one of Rigoni’s spreads.  Of course, my favorite was the hazelnut spread with cocoa and milk. OMG!! An easy and great replacement for you Nutella lovers.  Also, their sweetner is so yummy in hot tea. It’s a low glycemic sweetner from apples. Win win!!

We are all about healthy living over here, and this company hits all of the marks.  Go try their products, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Real Snacks

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We are continuing our healthy eating segment over here. We have been long time fans of the GoMacro bars, so when we found out about their new THRIVE bars, by GoMacro, we knew we had to try them.

Like all GoMacro products, Thrive bars are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO project verified, vegan certified, kosher certified, gluten-free certified and soy-free.

We were lucky enough to try all of the new flavors, nuts and sea salt, caramel coconut, chocolate peanut butter chip, blueberry lavender, ginger lemon, and almond apricot. ALL of them (yes, we are yelling), are all so amazing!!

What is so wonderful about this company, is the story behind them.  GoMacro started a little more than a decade ago to share about healthy and wholesome food.  When Amelia, the founder, was diagnosed with cancer, in 2003, she stopped eating anything that wasn’t grown in the ground. Living on a farm, she grew her own organic vegetables and fruits. As her health improved she and her family were inspired to start GoMacro. And, here we have this amazing bar. Their farm, based in Wisconsin, still remains an integral part of GoMacro products.

We love supporting family businesses and especially ones with such a dear cause.  If you’re looking for a good, clean snack bar, we strongly suggest trying the new Thrive bars or even the original GoMacro bars.

Enjoy the yumminess!

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Be Present. Be CALM

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Something we feel strongly about, is supporting different organizations around the country. One of them that we have recently learned more about is CALM. CALM’s prevention programs across Santa Barbara county help parents and children heal from their traumatic pasts. Raising our voices for the safety and well-being of our children will always be top priority for us.

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 11:30-1:00, CALM will hold their annual luncheon, CALM at heart.  The event will take place at the Coral Casino, Four Seasons Biltmore, in Montecito, California.

The event is to raise funds to support CALM’s vital child abuse prevention and treatment programs at CALM.  This years theme, Awakening, honors the mindful work CALM therapists do with children and families.  Guests will enjoy an afternoon of music and keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Freed, all while enjoying a two-course lunch and panoramic ocean views.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here,  and any further questions can be answered at 805-965-2376.

 

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Chosen Foods

 

 

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We are continuing our healthy eating/cooking segment over here, and we have found a new favorite! Chosen Foods, they make a wide variety of cooking essentials.  We do a lot of cooking in our home. Matter of fact, we cook almost every night.

When cooking with different temperatures it’s important that you use the right oils. Chosen Foods makes that easy for you. They have their avocado oil spray, which is for higher temps, and their olive oil spray for lower temps. Both are sprays, which seriously makes life so much easier. Especially when you are roasting veggies all of the time, like we are.

They also make an amazing sesame drizzle oil, that we tried. This is the prefect oil to drizzle over your meal right before eating. It goes amazing with stir-fry. we also tried their quinoa and chia seeds, which you can never go wrong with using.

There are so many “healthy” choices out there these days, it’s important to know which companies are “truly” healthy. We love Chosen Foods, and believe the company is doing a superior job to make sure your health is number one!

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The Perfect snack bar

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Hello!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We did a lot of r&r around here. I have been doing a high intensity workout since April, and I have to say it’s been challenging, but good.  I have been fortunate or not fortunate, however you want to look at it, to not have to work out my whole life, until now.  I’m 39, and let’s just say my body doesn’t just drop weight like it use to.

All of that being said, I have recently started counting my macros. This has worked really well for me. Remember, everyone’s body is different, what works for one person may not work for another. This is what I needed. My personality is the type that one isn’t enough and ten isn’t enough either, so I wanted to find a balance. This also keeps me accountable, which is what I need.

I’m always searching for the best products for myself. Easy meals, on the go snacks, etc…When I came across Square Organics they sounded like the perfect snack bar. All organic and super clean ingredients, just what I like. I don’t have one favorite flavor, they are all amazing! The whole family actually liked them, even Eleanor. The macros fit right into my food diary for an easy snack, or even a meal if I’m really on the go.  Most of the time, they are a snack for me.

Head over to their site and check some out for yourself.  They were generous enough to offer our readers 20% off. Please use the code goodnewssantabarbara. There is no limit, so try them all!!!

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Fall Is Here!

Fall is here, well in most parts of the country anyway. Santa Barbara, has a little bit of a warmer Fall than most places, but it’s still Fall in my mind. I’m from the Midwest, and this will always be one of my favorite seasons.

I decorated the porch on Sept 29th, I couldn’t wait. I’m sure my neighbors think I’m crazy, but that’s OK. Halloween is right around the corner. YAY!!

The shop has so many new Fall arrivals, and I wanted to share a few with you. Also, some fun pictures from this last week.

Enjoy!

Life Lately…..

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New Fall Arrivals…

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Freshly Picked Moccasins New Release

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We are over the moon excited about Freshly-Picked moccasins newest release. They just released Mr. Bones along with Mrs. Bones, and we are pretty sure you definitely need one of them if not both. They are ready to ship now, which means you will for sure have them for the Halloween season. So, don’t walk, run and grab your little one a pair. You’ll be glad you did when you are ready to take those perfect Halloween pictures. wink wink.
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Midcentury Living

We love anything midcentury! From the decor to the furniture, it’s all good! We decided to round up a few of our favorite styles and share them with you. Major design inspo for some of our future projects. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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The Perfect Bottle

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We love sharing about fun, new products! When Twistshake reached out to us, we happily obliged.

Twistshake makes a bottle that contains an innovative mixer net that dissolves clumps in your baby’s formula.  And when you are preparing your baby’s entire daily needs, Twistshake’s practical portion sized containers are ready to be used. Also, the bottle comes in fun colors, which is always fun! The bottle is easy to clean and you can use the part that you carry the formula in, later for storing snacks when you are on the go.

Eleanor loved the bottle, which I found hilarious because she has never wanted a bottle before.  It’s also the first time we have been able to get her to drink milk. woo hoo!!

Use the code shoplovethreads20, for 20% off their entire site!!

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Summer Fever!

We love to let you know when our shop, shoplovethreads.com gets in exciting new things! Our newest tanks and tank dresses are mind blowing! They are super cute and fun for everyone. Plus, we love that the designer, Sienna Moon LA uses all eco-friendly fabrics. So, not only are they cute, they are healthy for us and the environment. Win Win!!!

Here is a peek….

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