Friday, May 29

Facts and Questions Tag

Camille tagged me, so let's do this!


Part One: List 10 facts about yourself.

1. I'm the luckiest girl in all the land.

2. I sometimes drink hot herbal tea in the summertime.

3. I'm focused on selling and giving away a lot of my belongings because I'm a minimalist.

4. A bunny, owl, and unicorn are my spirit animals.

5. Plants make me happy.

6. Summertime is pirate season for me, and I always want to adventure.

7. I want to move around and live in many new places.

8. I've never swum in salt water.

9. I'm team Gryffindor.

10. Microsoft Paint was one of my favorite mediums as a child.


Part Two: Answer the 10 questions that have been asked of you.

1. Do you believe the llamas will rule the world?
Yes, yes I do, and I welcome it.

2. What is your favorite character (movie, book, video game...)?
I covered this one here. Adam and Eve are up there now as well from Only Lovers Left Alive.

3. You flip a coin: Heads or tails?
Both.

4. Do you have a favorite animal (or do you hate all the animals in this world)?
My spirit animals are definitely some of my favorites.

5. What is your favorite country?
I like living here in America; it's a beautiful place. I've only experienced Canada and England, and those are lovely too.

6. Are you an athlete or a big lazy cat behind his computer?
Competition is not my thing, but I love going outside to play. Big lazy cats are so cute though.

7. What is your favorite kind of music? Or just, what do you love to listen to?
Rock and indie music are my favorite. I like movie and game soundtracks too.

8. Would you like to speak any other language? If yes, which one?
Yes, why not. Every language!

9. Do you have a currency?
Rupees, gil, and treasure.

10. Do you have a dream? Like peace between the lions and the hyenas? Or anything else?
Peace is wonderful. Yes, I dream of a happy life.


Part Three: Invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.

1. How long would you like to live?

2. What keeps you up at night?

3. Does time only tell?

4. Do you have the life that you always dreamt of?

5. Would you survive in the wild?

6. What's on your agenda for the weekend?

7. Conan! What is best in life?

8. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

9. Is your destiny written in the stars?

10. Do you know who you are?

Tag! What are your answers?
~Claudia

Thursday, May 28

How to Naturally Get Rid of Allergies for Good

Our wellness is in our own hands.

When I was younger I had the most dreadful allergies. Every spring and fall it was like clockwork, and I would have all of the usual symptoms. My eyes would tear up, my nose would run, my face would itch, and I would get all red. I convinced myself that I was one of the unlucky people that just had the misfortune of dealing with it. I remember watching the allergy commercials on TV and dreaming about being normal like the people on the screen. Being able to go outside and play happily without worry, but alas, I thought that I was doomed to live with it forever.

There's a happy ending to this story. My allergies completely went away when I learned how to heal my body and cure it properly. I'm being serious! They are no more! Unless, I cheat.

Allergies are not caused by pollen, animals, or mold. These only exacerbate the issue, and the real cause is that the body is overburdened, inflamed, and the immune system is extremely weakened. When we heal the body, the symptoms go away for good. When we sneak comfort foods like meat, dairy, gluten grains (like wheat), and processed sugars we start to become weak. We're not meant to eat those sorts of things! It's not human food. We're meant to eat fruits, veggies, greens, nuts, and seeds. That's it. That's why the most common food allergies are peanuts, milk, soy, eggs, shellfish, and wheat.

Over Memorial Day weekend I had a pretty severe relapse. I've mentioned before that I tend to eat mostly vegan raw foods, with the exceptions of birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and special occasions. That's when I cheat and have some "treats". Well, these foods always get me sick in some way or another. This time my allergies came back full strength and once again I was reminded of what it used to be like. It was terrible, and I knew that I needed to write about this.

It truly is as simple as taking care of oneself. If I cheat then the issues, like allergies, return. This week I ate meat, dairy, chemicals, additives, wheat, and processed sugar. Within a day and a half my allergies came back, and they were bad. That's how quickly I was affected, and I'm only immune when I don't do the things that cause the allergies in the first place.

When I started to flare up I knew that I needed to get with it right away. I cut out all of the crap, and started to cleanse by eating greens and fruits. I also fixed my sleep schedule. I was going to bed a little later than usual (11pm-12am), and knew that I needed to sleep earlier to heal and rest properly (9pm-10pm). Sleeping late is problematic, because we're suppose to be in tune with our circadian rhythm. I also started to wash my eyes and nose out regularly with water. When I felt my symptoms starting up again, I would simply drink water/herbal tea right away or eat my good foods to flush out my system. That helped instantly. Mind you, I've been living healthy for over seven years now, so it doesn't take much to return me to my proper state. In the past it took longer, because I had more to clean out. That's all I did, so now I'm completely back to being vibrant and healthy again, all within three days too.


Here's how to get rid of allergies for good:

1. Food - Eating right is a MUST. It's more about what you don't eat than what you do. Get rid of the meat, dairy, grains, and processed foods. You'll heal more than just allergies. This means that the liver is taxed and is in need of help. When my allergies came back I knew that I needed greens, and lots of them. I ate loads of spinach and kale. I plucked wild dandelion and red clover flowers and ate them on the spot. I also got a large aloe vera leaf and put it in my smoothies. Aloe vera works miracles, because it's bitter, and helps cleanse the body immediately. I also took a teaspoon of honey with each meal to help strengthen the immune system.

2. Rest - Sleep is when the body heals, and it's best to start early. We're suppose to be in bed when the sun goes down, and the most rejuvenating hours are between 10pm-2am. Get to bed and heal!

3. Cleansing - When allergies flare up it's important to clean up right away. For immediate relief, wash off your eyelashes and nose hairs because the pollen and dander sticks to them. Neti pots are also great for washing out one's nose. A little bit of cayenne pepper can be snorted as well to release mucus and to open up the air flow (make sure to have a tissue ready so that you can blow your nose). This is a bandage though, and only helps to relieve the symptoms.

I feel for others that suffer from allergies. I've been there, and it's not fun. Life is
too short, and I'm learning my lessons the hard way, because all of my special days
are challenged by my poor choices. I wish you well, and if you know someone
that might be in need of this article, please pass it along.

Cheers,
~Claudia

Friday, May 22

Holy Bananas

Aren't they beautiful. I hope that we have enough!

Have a happy Memorial Day weekend.
♡ Aaron and Claudia

Wednesday, May 13

LET'S Mingle: 5 Reasons You Need to Try Love Grace

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They even sent us their new summer flavors to try.


Come, relax, and have a conversation with us. Let's Mingle! 

LET'S Mingle: 5 Reasons You Need to Try Love Grace

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♡ Aaron and Claudia

Tuesday, May 12

Look of the Month :: Spring 2015 :: May

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what 
you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus

A few days ago, I was visiting Carla's blog and she had this quote up on her front page. As I finished reading it I realized that I was a completely changed person. I had an epiphany. I started to look around me and everything that surrounded me in my space, including my new space, was a reflection of this. All of the wonderful things in my life that I attracted were past hopes and dreams. They had come true.

Never before had I thought of this, and never before had I experienced this sort of calm. Smiling alone in my studio, it dawned on me just how much has happened recently, how grateful I am, and how I'm a reflection of the choices that I have made.

With that being said, I encourage you to do the same. Perhaps you'll be touched by this ancient quote in the same way that I have been, or perhaps not, but I can only hope that you'll go forward with the same type of passion and enthusiasm for living as I now do.

This new digital face chart is a reflection of that. Current with spring trends (teal liner is all the rage), it reflects new beginnings and the insatiable need to listen to my heart and follow my dreams. 

The current look is:
M A Y  2 0 1 5


Color trends for this month:
Teal, peach, sand, white, and gold

Current motivation for the look:
Dreams, rest, and exploration


Previous Looks this Year:

J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 5

F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 5

M A R C H  2 0 1 5

A P R I L  2 0 1 5

Please feel free to express yourself as well! Share links, tips, or any other suggestions in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

 xoxo,
~Claudia

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