The smell of cinnamon coming from the oven…

and a warm mug of Javazen in my hands.  Sounds like the perfect happy, healthy and hot winter afternoon!

If you’re wondering what’s in the oven, it’s snickerdoodles, made with a recipe that I just came up with.

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I ❤️  beanies.  And cookies.  And coffee.

These aren’t just any snickerdoodle.  They are grain free, dairy free and high in protein.  They still contain sugar (coconut palm sugar to be exact) so you don’t want to go crazy on them.  I would qualify these as a primal and paleo-friendly treat.

I based this recipe on a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that I cut out of the newspaper years ago.  Boy, that takes me back in time…now everything is right on my phone!  A few tweaks here, a few tweaks there, and I had the perfect snickerdoodle.

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happy, healthy and hot at the grocery outlet!

Really…you never know what you might find!

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Be sure to wear your favorite pleather jacket when you are getting bargains on coconut oil

On a recent trip to Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, I found jars of Nutiva coconut oil that normally retail for around $10 for $4.99.  Coconut flour, which I use to “bread” chicken drumsticks, fish and just about everything else was $1.99 a bag, instead of close to $10.  And the list goes on.  

Healthier items are popping up more and more at places like this.  (For my Central PA friends, I shopped at the Grocery Outlet on Mountain Road in Harrisburg.)

But there are some things to bear in mind…

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Annmarie Skincare Coconut Body Oil Giveaway!!!

I like catchy titles…like “Cheap and easy” and “My shorts are too tight.”

But this time I decided to just be direct…so no one has to guess what this post is all about.

And yes, you heard it right…I have one of my favorite Annmarie Skincare products to give away to one of my happy, healthy and hot friends.  With the crazy cold weather we’ve been having it couldn’t come at a better time!

So I’m super excited to announce that I have a full size bottle of Annmarie Skincare’s Coconut Body Oil that I will send to the lucky winner next week.

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You will love this stuff! 💕

To enter, all you need to do

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Just a friendly reminder…

to stay hydrated!

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Herbal tea and flannel…cozy combo on this freezing cold day! 💨 ❄️

It’s crazy cold here in Central PA…so cold your face hurts.  And when it’s this cold, I have to admit I’m not always thinking about drinking enough water.  Then suddenly it’s time for bed and I realize how thirsty I am.

Here’s the thing…proper hydration is important to so many processes in the body.  And it’s especially important for our skin.  Plump, healthy skin needs to be hydrated from the inside.

But you don’t need to chug cold water all day during these Arctic blasts.  There are some other ways you can stay hydrated.

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coffee + matcha + cacao =

A dream come true for a health conscious coffee lover like me.

It’s no secret that I ❤️  coffee.

JavaZen is a new brand of coffee that I have just discovered, and I’m completely hooked.

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Javazen is the perfect drink for my happy, healthy and hot mug!

Their slogan is “caffeinate mindfully.”  According to their website, Javazen is “the evolution of coffee…a blend of organic coffee, looseleaf tea, and powerful superfoods in perfect harmony.”  And I’d have to agree.

If you want to cut to the chase and order a free sample right this second, click on this link:

FREE sample of three Javazen blends

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