Month: June 2010

Snacks To Keep You Health-full-y Happy!

Diets Don’t Work, So Instead Try A “Healthier” Way of Living! Here Are Some Amazing Snacks And Products To Keep You Full and Happy.

(Click on photos for purchasing info)
"Crispy Green" Apples – Freeze Dried And No Sugar Added

Crispy Green Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks

Why I Love Them:  This product is one of my absolute favs! I love them because one bag is the equivalent of eating one whole apple, but these are much tastier and easier to eat. They are completely natural and unlike dried fruit, Crispy Green’s products have a hint of natural cane sugar, but it’s a tiny amount. Each bag is 100 calories and that is it.  So, to sum it up, this product is my favorite because I love fruit, I can eat these on the go and feel satisfied and full, and most importantly, they keep me happy and healthy!

Where To Purchase:  Use this handy dandy store locator for your convenience or you can buy them directly from Crispy Green, but if you live in a city with a Whole Foods, skip all this and head to the WF Market- they have a great selection and have been carrying the product for several years now.

Flavors: FruitziO Apples & StrawberriesFruitziO ApricotsFruitziO PeachesFruitziO StrawberriesCrispy ApplesCrispy Asian PearsCrispy Bananas, & Crispy Pineapples

Price: $33.50 for a 12 pack box or $2.79 for individual packs (0.88 oz)

Emily's Chocolates- Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries, blueberries, and more!

Emily’s Chocolates

Why I Love Them:  Emily’s Chocolates are full of the highest quality natural ingredients and really satisfy my sweet tooth!  I love the company’s motto, that the best foods are the simplest. This is so true! Who knew chocolate covered strawberries and blueberries could ever be bought and carried around in a bag for your snacking pleasure? She is an absolute genius. If you’re nuts about nuts, never fear she included cashews, walnuts, almonds, and macadamias in her chocolate covered confection collection.

Where To Purchase:  Whole Foods is a great source to find these yummy treats or order directly from Emily’s Chocolates .

Flavors:  Dark chocolate strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, cashews, almonds, macadamias, and walnuts.

Price: Between $3.99 for the 5 oz. bag and $13.49 for the 20 oz bag

Wrigley's React Gum

Wrigley’s React Gum

Why I Love It:  Can I just start by saying, how cool is the packaging?  I personally love it!  The Wrigley gum company has yet to create a really tasty SUGAR+FREE gum, until now.  Actually, React was released in 2008, but it is just now taking off and they are expanding the flavor selection. Might I recommend the “New” Elixir- it is amazing! You might think I am crazy for posting a gum, but try it and you will understand why.  Benefits of chewing gum include improved concentration, focus, and alertness. As well as a proven stress reliever and aid to improving oral health. Some statistics have shown it to curb your appetite as well!

Where To Purchase:  Any grocery or convenient store in America. It is readily stocked and available.

Flavors: Rain®…a tingling spearmint, Cobalt®…a cooling peppermint, Flare®…a warming cinnamon, Elixir®…a mouthwatering berry, Lush™…a crisp tropical, Solstice™…a warm and cool winter, Zing™…a sour to sweet bubble, React™ Fruit…a unique fruit flavor experience, React™ Mint…a unique mint flavor experience

Price:  $1.49 per pack

At only 60 calories a pop and 13 grams of sugar- These are a sweet treat!

Ciao Bella Gelato

Why I Love Them: Obviously, I love anything from this company, but these little Gelato Pops are not only a great way to sooth the sugar cravings, but also a great source of vitamin C! Forget Flinstone Kid Vitamins! While they only have one flavor, (Blood Orange) I am certain Ciao Bella will expand the flavor selection.  These are only 60 calories each and 13 grams of sugar! These are sure to be a “Pop-u-lar” treat around the house!

Where To Purchase:  Whole Foods, Ralphs, Walmart, Harris Teeter, Green Wire, Target and use the store locator as well to find the nearest retailer in your area.

Flavors: Blood Orange Sorbet Only

Price:  $6.99

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Tennessee Trouble Visits Tinsel Town

Andi and The Hookah

We Aren’t In Tennessee Anymore

So, what does one do when visiting Los Angeles? Well, for Andrea Smith, a lot! I thought you guys might enjoy a few videos and new little “Haute” spots we found along the way! Enjoy!

“How To Hookah”

“Haute Heist”

“Hotel Cafe” Sunday Night Special

Andrea and I can’t go too long without hearing some live music, and since Andi’s from “Music City,” it was only proper for me to show her what Los Angeles has to offer in comparison. Sundays at The Hotel Cafe is anything but boring. It feels like Saturday night there every night. They host a Writers’ Night, which is seemingly different from the Nashville Writers’ Nights, but still cool. Here are some of the artist we got to listen to live, and highly recommend!

Austin Hartley Leonard

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My Photos | Austin Hartley-Leonard

“Be Good To Me” Live at Hotel Cafe Sunday June 13th

Michael Lowman

“I’m Gonna Find Another You” Cover

Surf’s Up! Andi wanted to surf before leaving the Sunshine State!

Part II

Surf Rentals, Lessons, and Big Bargains in Malibu visit the “Malibu Surf Shack”

click on photo to visit the Malibu Surf Shack

malibu surf shack

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Abby Recovers Her Chairs- You’re Allowed To Laugh

Abby Recovers Her Dining Room Chairs…Laugh Out Loud! I know I did after watching this!

Abby Fender Recovers Her Dining Room Chairs! from Abby Fender on Vimeo.

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Bargain Betty’s At It Again

Bargain Betty’s At It Again!

I’ve been doing my homework, and with Father’s Day right around the corner, you might find these websites to be quite a “haute” resource!


courtesy of Oohilove

This is my personal favorite out of all of the wonderful bargain sites I found. They auction off designer everything for literally $2.00! Don’t believe me- check it out for yourself.

Rent The Runway


courtesy of rent the runway

I think this is a very clever idea. Instead of going out and purchasing designer clothing for “that special occasion” costing you upwards of $3-500.00 or more, rent it! These girls let you reserve the latest styles of accessories, clothing, shows, and more for a very reasonable price. You can reserve the outfit 6 months in advance if you like and then, ship it back to them with a pre-paid envelope and they take care of the dry cleaning as well!


courtesy of TOPBUTTON

This site is absolutely great as well if you are looking for designer names for 50-75% off the regular marked price. I can’t imagine too many people not falling into that category.  The site is always up-dating and everything is brand spankin’ new! Any, if you spread the word, they will pay you!

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