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Don't mean to sound like a broken record but man am I beat this week!  I have had teething & sick girlies which equates to not a lot of mummy-downtime or sleep!  And no matter what I am taking to give me energy and a boost . . . it's not really cutting it this time.  

One thing I am enjoying, that a chic-mummy friend turned me onto (and gave me a batch of) is Gwyneth Paltrows "Seed Mix" from her cookbook.  It is seriously like "crack!" I put it on anything and everything, especially yummy with yogurt, oatmeal, in pancakes or waffles . . . and it is wonderful for you . . . 

here is the recipe: 
Grind all the ingredients together in small batches in a food processor or coffee grinder.  Store in an air-tight container in the fridge . . . . use ALL the time 

1 cup pumpkin seeds, 1 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups each of almonds, goji berries, and flaxseed

I also wanted to update you on my Apple Cider Vinegar journey . . . I have been taking 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar (in a cup of water) every day for the past 2 months (some days I would take it twice a day) 

Apple cider vinegar has been used for years and years and has some incredible health benefits.  I was hesitant at first for a few reasons . . . first, seriously drink vinegar!!! yeah right! but you get used to it and weirdly sometimes I crave it?! . . . second I was a disbeliever of all the miracle claims and while I cannot attest to all of them I will say this from my experience:

1.  To see any benefits I believe you have to be consistent with it for at least a month before you see/ changes
2.  It is wonderful for "regulating" you if you get my drift!
3.  It definitely works as an appetite suppressant so you may lose a few pounds but not guaranteed
4.  I definitely feel a difference in my all around energy levels and alertness the days that I take it.
5. I have seen a huge difference in puffiness/bloating in my tummy area (only after 6wks or so)
6.  I used to have those little bumps on the back of my upper arms (the tiny ones that were either flesh colored or red) and now they are completely gone!! I mean GONE!!! I have no idea how the vinegar does this but it's amazing.
7. In general, my skin, all over is silky soft, like baby skin . . . seriously!
8. I mixed it with water and use it as a toner on my face and I see a notable difference in my pore size and blackheads . . . almost NONE!!!!

Y O U .... S H O U L D ..... T R Y ...... I T 

Have a fantastic weekend . . . we are getting ready for our first thanksgiving and have many projects to tackle . . . I will try to take pics to share with you 


  1. what a lovely blog, and such an informative post! I, too, have a little baby girl that's teething, so am kind of in the same boat.

    it sounds like i must try this vinegar thing! it sounds like a miracle, really! i will try it first thing tomorrow. how interesting, i've never even heard of such a thing. thanks for the heads up about it :)

    how was your weekend, dear? hope all is well!

    xox, amber

  2. I've seen someone else talking about this vinegar as well, seems like I need to give it a shot. PS - sorry I'm 'comment bombing' your blog - but I am a little behind on your posts. :)


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