Hey everyone! Today I'm excited to have a guest post from my sweet friend Hayley and her husband Bill, the minds behind Primal Palate, one of the web's most popular Paleo recipe websites. Now, I haven't actually met Hayley in real life, but through my conversations with her online, I've found her to be one of the kindest, most genuine, hardworking people in the blogging business. She is also a huge supporter of YBC and I can't thank her enough for that. Together, she and her husband have authored four books, the most recent being Make it Paleo II - which is ah-mazing. Primal Palate encourages others in the Paleo work to contribute their own recipes, they have an app, cookie dough that you can purchase through Cappellos, and now a line of organic spices and spice blends. They post regular peeks into their real life via Instagram, which constantly works to inspire and provide support to people pursuing a healthier and tastier lifestyle. Enjoy! xo CandaceRead More
An international yoga instructor writes a healthy living blog with an emphasis on yoga.
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The other day, while at Whole Foods, I spotted chicken livers for sale. They're so inexpensive and I know they're really good for you (the GAPS diet is all about livers, woof!) but I've never found a way to cook them that I liked, so I asked my husband Greg to whip something up. He's sorta fearless in the kitchen and was down to help me out, so today he's sharing his liver pate-making experience. Hope you enjoy. xoRead More
You guys, I couldn't be more psyched about sharing Lauren's guest post today. Lauren is YBC's Marketing and Events Director and if her other DIY projects haven't solidified her Martha status this one definitely will. Hope you love. xo Candace
Confession: I may or may not have a slight (okay, okay… a major) addiction to stackable rings. Every time I go into a store I beeline right to the accessories and jewelry section – it's like instant tunnel vision takes over. I like to think of it as a gift, but my fiancé will argue otherwise. #sorrynotsorry #iwasbornthisway
Anyways, since I don’t really have a long-term living situation (we move often due to my fiancé's job) figured out yet it’s been really hard for me to justify spending a ton of money on the vanity or jewelry organizer of my dreams – because let's be honest, you can’t just pick those things up and move around with them (well, I guess you couldbut…too much work).
Each time I move, I always find myself coming up with every excuse under the sun to make a few trips to the closest Michaels or Home Goods store to search for a few things that will make my new living space feel a little less unfamiliar and a little more like a “home” (what’s a home anyway?! #gypsyprobz). As I’m sure most of you know, Home Goods is hit or miss and sometimes I just don’t have the energy to battle the masses and dig through piles of misplaced and unorganized trinkets just to find a chipped or less than ideal dish for my rings that I’ll be forced to throw out in a few months when I inevitably move, again.
So what’s a girl to do?! Well it just so happens that I LOVE a good DIY project so I put my creative hat on and got to werk. Whenever I need a good dose of inspiration I do two things: #1) go on Pinterest, duh and #2) head to the nearest craft store to wander the aisles. After a quick 30 minutes (a personal record, btw – I could spend HOURS) I left the store with a bag full of oven-bake clay, a gold-leaf paint pen, some glaze and a mission to create something amazing.
P.s You’ll have to excuse me for tooting my own horn here but I pretty much dominated this DIY so I’m spreading the crafty love and showing you how you can #nailit too! And BONUS: this entire project took less than 20 minutes! SAY WHAT?!Read More
Today I'm sharing a twenty minute yoga video that uses a yoga strap with the intention to open up the chest and the legs. It's appropriate for all levels, including beginners, and works with seated postures for the hamstrings and chest, and balancing poses as well. We also visit bow pose, which is a great one for finding flexibility and openness in the chest and hip flexors. Hope you love!Read More
Athletic wear can be expensive and I've tried enough brands to feel like "you get what you pay for" really rings true. I'm picky about athletic wear. I like the materials to have a certain feel, the stitching needs to be just so, the piece needs to hold up wash after wash, and I like certain thing cut certain ways. But I hate paying full price for anything, so I thought I'd share some pieces I am really liking lately that are currently on sale.Read More
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If you've been reading for a while, you know that I recently took a week off to deal with some health issues that had reared their ugly head in the wake of the stress I'd been feeling for the last few months. It hasn't been an easy year for me. At the end of last summer, I moved from LA to the Czech Republic, then a few months later went back to the US, lead a retreat in Costa Rica, moved back to Europe (Germany), traveled to Dubai for work, went back to the US (homeless, crashed with our parents), traveled to Miami for a retreat, traveled to Costa Rica for a retreat, finally found a place to live (had no furniture, not even a bed), went to Greece, Italy and Morocco to lead retreats, went back to the US to move into our new place (office tour, home tour), lead a retreat in Upstate New York, and then crashed and burned.Read More