Join me on my clueless up and down journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle and everything in between

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014




Sometimes I get bored with eating kale by itself. I decided to give it some company. 




INGREDIENTS:
-Kale
-Purple Onions
-Deli Style Turkey Breast

*Ingredients for dressing-whisk in a bowl*
-Seasoned Salt
-Lemon Juice
-Olive Oil
-Fresh Garlic (optional)


Place kale on plate and layer above ingredients. Shred the turkey breast with hands or knife whatever you're comfy with. Add onions and drizzle with dressing. Cheers to another quick and satisfying meal.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

An eco-sista whose mantra is "Do your best with what you've been given"


How long have you been eco-friendly? I've been eco-friendly since high school (circa 2001)- mainly because I liked being a politically "rebellious" trendsetter. I thought it was cool to care about the planet, have colorful loss, and embrace all things natural.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Today I am eco-friendly for spiritual reasons. I believe that we should appreciate the beauty of this world that we've been blessed to experience and give back in love what we take in resources. Since becoming vegetarian, I've developed a deep sense of respect for all living creatures. The more I avoid chemicals/GMOs/Processed Foods/Toxic People, I've seen my health & overall well-being blossom!

What do you like about it? I like knowing that I'm doing my part, however small, to positively influence the bubble I live in by embracing all things natural. I also enjoy the health benefits a natural lifestyle provides and I've seen my spiritual practice of yoga & meditation really flourish. I feel more connected to the planet and nature as a whole. I'm about to turn the big {30}, but people say I look younger now than ever.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Girl…yes. My natural life turns upside down when I'm really stressed out and short on time. I start eating processed foods, living however, and not getting enough sleep. Stress is detrimental to a natural lifestyle-avoid it like the plague.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Don't just follow the trend- research, research, research! Educate yourself on the benefits of living a more natural lifestyle so that when challenges come, you know why you're living the way you do. If you have friends and family in your life who aren't supportive of the healthy changes you've made, hop online and get connected with other amazing individuals who can provide a community for you. Also, you don't have to shop at expensive natural health stores. Check out your local farmers market or join a co-op!

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? I do feel like a green hypocrite sometimes- especially when financially I can't afford to live as natural and healthy as I'd like. The mantra that I always go back to during those times is, "Do your best with what you've been given. The important thing is to stay encouraged.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? The latest round of natural- about 2 years. I was natural for 3 years before that, but ruined my hair with a Brazilian Keratin treatment. Never. Again. My regimen includes KeraVeda and Darcy's Botanicals. I'm rocking a puff 70% of the time and I also love twist-outs when I have time to do them!


Is there anything you like to add? Please stop by my blogs- Your Zeal For Life and Faith Runs Deep and show some love. I would love to encourage you on your journey towards all things natural and eco-friendly!

Saturday, July 19, 2014




It's the 6 month anniversary for The NHBD. And we are celebrating by having an awesome giveaway. Who doesn't love giveaways? The directory is almost halfway to it's 500 blogger/vlogger goal. The purpose of this directory is to bring an organized way to learn more about natural hair and to promote natural hair bloggers and vloggers.

It's also great if you enjoy stalking and harassing connecting and finding new sites that interests you. If you're a blogger/vlogger looking to get more traffic submit your info here. Also, if you know someone who might benefit have them submit their info as well.

More on the giveaway can be found here. Good Luck!

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I help manage the twitter page and look forward to connecting! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014


An eco-sista who says start by changing one thing and gradually build on it


How long have you been eco-friendly? Since 2010 I think.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I was losing my hair due to relaxers and decided enough was enough. This creamy crack just didn't like me, so I went through the transitions stage. With that I started using chemical free products in my hair and on my skin. I was already going to the gym prior to all this but was smoking which made no sense. I quit and have been smoke-free coming on four years now. 

In 2013 I decided to change my diet and eat more natural/organic foods to enhance this chemical free lifestyle and also change the products I use around the home.

What do you like about it? I love knowing that I'm making a difference to my health and also being able to encourage others to do the same as well as trying to help the environment.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? I don't think I faced many challenges… well at the beginning when I was transitioning, I thought it was hard work maintaining my tresses and it took a while to master and know my hair.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Do some research into the  ingredients that are in your products in and around the home. Start by changing one thing and gradually build on it.

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? A lot of people think that going green is a waste of money and I can totally understand to some degree. In the beginning, I kept going back and forth when buying products because I knew they worked and they were affordable. When it comes to organic and chemically free products they are more expensive from your standard products. But you really can't put a price on your health. Some people are just happy and find it easier even knowing what it's doing so they carry on polluting themselves and the environment. You can't change everybody.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? LOL, Since 2010. With a lot of hard work and patience.


Is there anything you like to add? Yes!! Thanks CluelessCurl for featuring me on your blog. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This flavor is a no go




Summer is not complete without it




Onion Thyme Lentil Snaps YUMMY!!




This was on sale and decided to try




Still looking for my holy grail




Sunday, July 13, 2014




I had the pleasure of being a Saturday Curly Girl on Crazy4Coconut. Check it out here! 

Friday, July 11, 2014



I'm still going strong with taking vitamins on a daily basis. However, once I'm done with the Maxi-Hair I will not re-purchase again. I've been consistent with healthy eating and having a hair regimen. Those habits combined made it possible for me to achieve the results I'm looking for. Oh! And one less thing to buy. Ha! Who am I kidding? Because I have a new addition….



I started taking Maca Root earlier this year mainly for the benefits of energy. Other benefits includes...


-rich in vitamins B, C, and E 
-helps with menstrual cramps
-clears acne
-mental clarity and more

I read that it also regulates hormones by distributing fat to other parts of the body. Meaning… Looking for a nice round bottom? This would be a healthier natural option. I'm tired of reading those tragic stories. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014




Another quick and easy to make dish. I marinated the cod using my pesto (minus the arugula) for a few hours. Then I grilled it and enjoyed with steamed carrots and broccoli.



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