Travel Essentials

VACATION! Today, I am flying out to the Centennial State, aka Colorful Colorado. It’s been just shy of a year since I have seen my BFF, Le Ann, and I am super excited!

After this sweet venture to the middle of the country, I am traveling to the west coast of Florida. With only a carry-on and backpack, and two completely different climates, I am certainly presented with a packing challenge. Though weather extremes make it difficult to pack light, there is always room for these travel staples no matter where I go in the world.

1. Eo Hand Sanitizer – I will not travel without hand sanitizer. Period. This travel size from Eo fits nicely into your bag or purse and smells really good too.

2. Sea Bands – Only in the past few years I’ve started to get motion sickness on planes. The half hour descending part of the flight is my worst nightmare. Instead of taking drugs that make me groggy, I started using Sea Bands. The band fits tightly on your wrist and a ball on the inside applies pressure to a pressure point relieving nausea. I tend to keep mine on before the flight and after until I get to my destination. They have helped tremendously!

3. Flents Super Sleep Ear Plugs – Sometimes I have a hard time falling asleep in new places, and have found ear plugs work great. I like these because they are shorter in length, don’t fall out, and are comfortable. Plus, they come with a little travel case. If you have smaller ears, these are a good pick.

4. Sun Bum SPF 30 Lotion & Face Stick – Gotta block! Sun Bum is a super product. I also love the smell, it takes you right to the beach. The face stick is great to have on hand for all day protection, and won’t cause blemishes.

5. Vital Proteins Collagen Stick Packs – Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins are my jam! I use this product every day. I love that they came out with single serving pouches so I can take it with me on the go.

6. Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream – Fortunately most hotels, and my friends, have blow-dryers, but for those times you just don’t want to do anything, Beach Babe is where it’s at. Just apply to wet hair for some body and texture, and let it air dry.

7. Old Navy Luxe Curved-Hem Tank – If you don’t have these tunic style tanks I highly recommend them. They’re great for layering, easy to throw on, and go with any outfit. Stellar buy! (oops, no pic, already packed)

Now that I am all packed up and ready to go, I’m standing here outside your door, I hate to wake you up… OK enough of that.

I hope that you find some of these products making their way into your bag on your next venture. Do you pack travel essentials? What are your favorites? Share in the comments below!

Have a wonderful week, guys!
xx Tammy

Candida Diet ~ Week 4 & Easter Weekend

Woo-hoo! Candida Diet is over! Did I finish strong like I wanted to? Eh, not really, but are holiday weekends ever that easy? We’ll put it this way, I could have done worse, and I absolutely enjoyed myself.

My mom made a spaghetti pie in lieu of lasagna and we had this gorgeous coconut cake for dessert. It was a sunny and warm out so we made sure to get in a long walk and spend time outside. A really, really nice Easter spent with my family.

xx Tammy

Candida Diet ~ Week 3

Wow, guys. Love moves. I want to thank all of you who read and shared my last post about Garry. Knowing that it reached so many people is incredibly touching. Garry had so much love for others, and being able to share that, I am just so grateful. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Saturday, in honor of my friend, I went solo to our favorite restaurant, Miya’s Sushi. I hadn’t been since he passed. I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to go back without him, but it’s one of my favorite places and the dining experience is like no other. It was an emotional night for me, as I expected it to be, but I am so happy I went. Thanks to Bun’s abundant generosity and Frank’s humor, this was truly a special night for me.

Sunday I had high hopes of returning to the diet in full swing, buuut that didn’t really happen. It’s like every craving and bout of hunger consumed my entire being and I literally fed into it. I try not to beat myself up about these things because they happen. It was one “bad” weekend, and I move on. Since then I’ve been doubling up on the supplement I take that helps rid candida from the body. I had some mild headaches in the beginning but those quickly subsided. Going into this last week of the diet I want to finish strong. I just feel so good on the inside and that is extremely motivating!

This weekend is Easter and I am very much looking forward to enjoying the day with my family. It looks like it’s going to be sunny and 80 degrees! I am so ready for the warmer weather, aren’t you? It feels like it’s been a long winter. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, and I will touch base next week as I wrap up the candida diet.

Happy Easter!