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Solti Tea Party

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Solti now has a SuperTea Line made with pure, clean water, chlorine and fluoride free, no metals or chemicals!

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The line up consists of two caffeine free teas: Rooibos Chai and Arctic Chaga. Jasmine Pearl contains 30mg caffeine, Ceremonial Matcha 34mg, and Dragon Oolong 60mg caffeine.

“Contrast to coffee which not only contains caffeine, acidity and low pH making for a burst of energy followed by a crash and contributing to acidosis, our organic tea combined with a higher pH purified water makes for a less acidic beverage. The tea containing caffeine will give you a boost without moving your body into acidosis. Pure energy in a bottle, giving you a boost with no crash and bringing you more vitality and hydration.” -Ryne O’Donnell, Founder & CEO of Solti

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Could it be time for tea? It’s ALWAYS tea time! Zaedyn was a huge fan of the previous African Rooibos Chai Latte so it isn’t surprising that he reached straight for the Rooibos Chai, a perfect choice for the fall season.

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Although I am all about these custom glass bottles with a hidden little surprise if you look at the bottom, we wanted to have a bit of fun with our little tea set.

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Zaedyn showed beautiful coordination and concentration as he transferred our vital liquids, not spilling a drop.

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It doesn’t get much better than this: learning at home with your Mama, having a private tea party taste testing the new Solti Teas while your sister sleeps, staying hydrating, and sneaking in a few little tea time raw vegan goodies!

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Not even coming up for air…

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That smile says it all :).

Drink Solti. Shine brightly.

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Let Yourself Shine.

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A Taste of the Future

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Tea, re-imagined. Whole leaf tea, brewed, and crystallized.

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In collaboration with the most experienced tea masters and tea farmers around the world, Pique Tea sources the top 5% of tea leaves in the world to bring you one of the healthiest beverages in an easy to prepare option wherever you are. By combining modern science and ancient tradition, their slow brew process allows you to receive this crystal form packed with fresh flavour and even more antioxidants.

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“Tea crystals are the biggest innovation in tea since the invention of the teabag.” -Founder, Simon Cheng, http://www.piquetea.com

Yes, you may be having the same initial thoughts as I had when I was contacted to try out this new unique tea. Tea in a sachet? Why? The fact that they were organic gained my attention to look into these a bit more, and also simply for the curiosity of why and how you could put tea in a sachet. I love loose leaf tea. The process of brewing tea can be fun whether you are brewing a cup or a huge pot. I can, however, completely see the niche and positive reasons for why someone would want to drink crystallized tea. It is perfect every time, still allowing you to live your life to the fullest and on the go without missing out. Tea is health. Tea is life.

I have learned that this isn’t just another product trying to make it into the market with complete misunderstanding of what tea is all about. The founder, Simon Cheng, comes from a genuine place in loving tea and incorporating it into his healthy lifestyle as well as having a deep appreciation for ancient health. His drive created this new unique product that is actually real, sourced, and created on a deeper level and understanding. Pique Tea is spot on.

Available in 5 varieties of black and green teas ~ Pique Tea is all organic, pure, and delicious hot or cold. They have a sampler pack where you can enjoy them all, or choose your favourite from Sencha, Mint Sencha, Jasmine, Early Grey, or English Breakfast.

Quality Guaranteed! Pique even goes beyond to ensure quality by batch testing antioxidant levels and making sure that no heavy metals are present. When preparing my tea, I use reverse osmosis water so that I am not adding unnecessary and unwanted chemicals to this pure drink.

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I have been drinking my tea sampler, experimenting with hot and cold tea, and I am impressed. My favourite has been sipping on cold brew Jasmine in a mason jar. If you are a tea drinker who loves real loose-leaf tea, don’t be afraid to give Pique a chance. For all you busy parents out there who may not have an extra hand or even an extra second to make tea, Pique is the perfect answer. It also minimizes the desire to turn towards unhealthy drinks when it is so easy to make a cuppa with their sachets. Throw some sachets in your bag, or pack them on the plane, and you will always have quick tea on hand.

I am always all about being sustainable and although this doesn’t completely fall into that category, I understand the reality of busy everyday lives in today’s world. Plus, you don’t have to drink the sachets every time you want to enjoy a cuppa. Mix it up. Sometimes brew from loose leaf, and sometimes grab a sachet on the go. Just know, you won’t be sacrificing taste if you reach for Pique. I love that it tastes like genuine tea. Yes, you can add sweetener if you like, but I love pure tea, no milk or sugar added.

As far as I have personally seen, most packaged or quick teas involve sugar, something that I am simply not into. Other products available on the market taste like processed products. Fortunately, Pique sachets really do taste like a good cup of tea, so go ahead and energize your body, mind, and soul by remembering that it’s always tea time! Replace other beverages with this magical tea, giving you a more natural caffeine boost and antioxidants.

You can purchase flavours individually, as part of a tea sampler, or you can even create the perfect tea plan for you. It really doesn’t get much simpler than this. You can have organic single serve sachets delivered straight to your door. Add in hot or cold water, stir, and enjoy!

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Want to learn more and connect with Pique Tea? Follow this link!

Which flavour would you like to try?

Now onto the giveaway for those of you ready to experience Pique!

Follow their link, enter your email, and you are entered to win 2 cartons of Pique! Quick, you have until July 22.

FEEL WELL, DO GOOD, DO MORE, DRINK PIQUE.

*This tea was sent to me by Pique, however, my opinions are my own. I am collaborating with them to bring you this giveaway because I want you to try this amazing new innovative product.

WABI-SABI BOTANICALS

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100% Natural, Kind, + Conscious Beauty

vegan * cruelty-free * handmade in Orange County, CA

“Finding beauty in imperfection, valuing simplicity and authenticity, embracing the connectedness of all things, & respecting the integrity of natural objects and processes”

Wabi-sabi Botanicals is beyond what you would expect and imagine in beauty and skincare products today. Combining natural ingredients, many of which are organic, all cruelty-free, all vegan, and unique ingredients, these are created with unconditional love and packaged into reusable glass containers! Natural, beautiful, and sustainable.

One of my favourite facial masks as recommended is KUSALA ‘MERITORIOUS ACTION’. This gentle mask combines kaolin clay, pink rose, matcha green tea, and rosehip to provide a beautiful, purifying, anti-aging, feel good mask. Instantly after using the mask, my skin feels incredible. This is definitely my go to mask which I really need to make some time for this week. Just thinking about it makes me want to pamper my skin and make it look and feel beautiful.

The other masks also have a place depending on your skin tone and personal preference. I originally thought I would like ARAHANT ‘PURE ONE’ the best as I love seaweed. I only tried a sample of this which is possibly why I still prefer KUSALA, but I really felt like a mermaid. I love the combination of sea clay, organic kelp, and organic chlorella algae. I have such a love for the ocean, and these powerful ingredients combine to create a mineral-rich mask, mostly helpful for oily, acne-prone skin types. For those cacao and coffee lovers, SAMPAJANNA ‘PRESENCE OF MIND’ might just be your go to. It combines Moroccan Rhassoul clay, organic raw cacao, and organic fair trade coffee for a rich, energizing mask. I love that all of the masks come in dry form which can be activated with water for a fresh facial that is pure, preventing mold or bacteria growing, and extending the shelf life.

I was following up my masks with AKALIKO ‘TIMELESS’ until now when I have been experimenting with MAGGA. AKALIKO is an interesting combination of oils combining argan oil, rosehip see oil, vitamin e, and optional essential oils. I opted for no essential oils this time. A little goes a long way, but a few drops massaged into your clean skin is essential. Also, you can use it to fade and prevent stretch marks. I have not personally tried this, but I definitely think it sounds great for expecting Mamas or Mamas who need it. Akaliko comes in a beautiful eco-friendly amber glass bottle.

Another alternative oil I have tried is MAGGA ‘PATH OUT OF SUFFERING’, a light balancing and healing oil including kukui nut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, and optional essential oils. I am currently using this one which I follow up after my cleansing grains. I am really loving it. I have yet to be dissatisfied with any Wabi-Sabi Botanical products. They all seem to amaze me. I love how beautiful my skin feels. My only disappointment to all of them, is simply the fact that I do not get to consistently use them as a busy Mama (which is partly why this post has taken me so long), but I am working on it. I am learning that self-love is important and essential when caring for others. These products have given me a little bit of me time and made me feel like a beautiful Mama.

SAGGA ‘Heavenly Realm’ charcoal + rose cleansing grains is my personal favourite at the moment. It combines gluten free oats, kaolin clay, activated bamboo charcoal, and pink rose. My skin feels so soft and is left feeling completely clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Another success to add to my growing Wabi-Sabi products!

Although I have not tried all of the products, I am extremely interested in many and can almost guarantee they are just as lovely. I love getting updates on new listings. The current new listing that really seems to catch my eye is JIVA ‘LIFE’ which is a mist that combines distilled water, Hawaiian black lava salt (with activated coconut shell charcoal), Bolivian pink sea salt, coconut oil, soy glycerin, and marshmallow root extract. This can be used not only as a toner, but as a mist through your hair to create a beach look.

What Wabi-Sabi Botanical Products have you tried or would you like to try?

Now’s your chance! Take advantage of the END OF SUMMER SALE which ends this Sunday!

Always natural, always vegan, always cruelty-free, & always handmade with love ❤

“Fun Fact: Each product is named after a Buddhist term with it’s simplified English definition printed underneath it on the label”

Elysse Hannah, the creator behind Wabi-Sabi Botanicals is extremely dedicated and inspiring about what she does. Besides beautiful products, she has exceptional customer service and speedy delivery. She won’t leave you disappointed. Follow along Pinterest and Instagram for not only product updates and promotions, but inspiration and recipes! Yum! Thanks again, Elysse, for bringing beautiful natural products into the world. We love what you are creating!

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Drink Shakti

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Sun, sand, saltwater, & Shakti! Pure energy and love in a glass bottle.

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Shakti is the first glass bottled, FDA approved, cold pressed juice on the market.

~ Organic ~ Raw ~ Vegan ~ Cold Pressed ~ Local ~ Glass Bottled ~ Unpasteurized ~

“The energy that flows throughout our entire cosmic universe is said to be Shakti”

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Zaedyn and Zaya love Shakti Juice! Zaedyn was so cute turning over the bottle and pretending to read the label, letting me know that Shakti Juice was raw, vegan, unpasteurized, organic, and so so yummy.

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Zaya was struggling to hold onto the bottle when it was full, but it did not stop her from trying to carry it all around and bring it to me to open for her.

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We all enjoyed the beautiful morning sunshine and playing in the waves. Shakti Juice gave us so much energy and clarity. It really is beyond juice 😉

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Have you tried Shakti Juice yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Currently you can locate them at a variety of health food stores, supermarkets, & yoga studios in Southern California, or simply order direct for your nourishment program or juice fix needs of pure green, sweet green, Reishi turmeric lemonade, activated charcoal lemonade, watermelon, coconut, & unfiltered apple cider! Your body will thank you!

Connect with Shakti via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr.

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Stay Salty

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Dear Ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humbled, inspired, & salty…all at once.

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Only my little sharks today in this bay…

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“My life should be filled with wonder, discoveries, & adventure. Take me outside. Let me get to know & love nature. I will remind you what it’s like to see with a child’s eyes & open heart.”

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“Play builds the kind of free-&-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs.”

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“Let the currents guide your heart.”

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RAWR ~ Buy Local, Buy Fresh

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“The best way to eat and drink is one that makes you feel healthy and happy!”

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Buy local, buy fresh. 

Live in Orange County?

Rawr delivers creative and organic plant-based food right to your door. Whatever your personal goals or detox plans may be, rawr will work with you to create custom meal plans or even cater events.

Besides the creativity involved, Josh sources organic and often locally sourced ingredients to create these beautiful and satisfying plant-based dishes. As a classically trained chef, he brings his experience and gained insight toward health to deliver an incredible menu full of snacks, entrees, sweets, and sips as well as favorites that are always available, including: street tacos, pizzas, and nut mylks. I love the idea of ordering the kitchen sink which includes a few days worth of food; however, you can also order as little as you like if that suits.

As a raw vegan in Orange County (or anyone with an interest in health and keen to try new things), Shakti Juice & rawr have you sorted! The energy that flows within the organic, cold pressed juice and raw plant-based meals is amazing. Both companies reflect important sustainable practices and products that encompass holistic health. These companies may align for you whether you are coming off a juice fast and wanting to eat some raw gourmet food delivered to your door, or you may drink Shakti Juice and order the one off or weekly meal from rawr. The beauty is that these products are available and ready for whenever you choose! Locally sourced, locally made.

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Pizza Fiesta & Raw Street Tacos

I am incredibly grateful for crossing paths with rawr through Instagram and being able to try out some of their incredible food. Have you ever tried raw pizza or raw tacos? I love playing around in the kitchen and making my own food, but there is also something amazing about being able to enjoy fresh raw food that someone else has created for you. I love supporting local, raw, vegan, organic food, especially food made with love. The amount of detail and energy that goes into creating rawr food is noticeable with every bite. Even through lengthy processes of dehydration, fermentation, soaking, and sprouting, their intention for nutritional and flavorful food will bring you positive energy and make you feel good. Eat local, eat fresh.

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Don’t forget to connect with Shakti Juice & rawr via Instagram for yummy updates…

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to health & happiness ❤

Choose Glass, Drink Shakti

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USDA Organic • Cold Pressed • Watermelon Juice

Raw • Vegan • No HPP • Unpasteurized

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Life is better with surf & Shakti! ~ Protect what you love. Choose Glass.

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Pure energy & love in a GLASS bottle ❤️

Support Local, Drink Shakti

Hazelnut Cacao Happiness

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Vegan Chocolate

Organic ~ Raw ~ Vegan ~ Hazelnut ~ Cacao~ Happiness

MADE WITH LOVE ❤

The Coco Jack

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Young Coconuts

The easy peasy way to open young coconuts! My little three year old vegan is excited about being able to help smash the coconuts open. We all love coconuts, and this is the perfect little tool we were given to help us get them open and discover all the nutrients inside.

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