Great tips for Summer Traveling

Hi ladies! 

Summer is a time when it’s the best way to get the whole family out of the house at the same time. Atleast that’s the way mine is. As my kids get older, time is scarce. We have camps, sports, practices, ect. Summer travel can be hectic if not organized and planned in advanced. I’m not saying that the spontaneous trips aren’t fun, but if you are planning on traveling by plane, leaving the country, ect., it’s best to be very organized. 

  • Check your passports 4 months ahead of time. 

Have you ever had plans to leave the country, and you go to get your passports ready and realize that they are expired? You find yourself paying triple amounts to get them expedited. I’m not going to lie, it’s happened to me. Make sure to check them in case they need updated. 

  • Always have your confirmation numbers with you . 

This is always easier and will keep you more prepared when checking in, especially out of the country. It will give you peace of mind. 

  • Pack light only with necessities 

When you travel, it’s easy to want to take everything in sight. That only makes for more chaos. Pack only the necessities. There is no need to pack unwanted items that will probably never get touched. You can get on Pinterest, and find a great travel list. 

  • Take the essential items to make your plane ride comfortable. 

When traveling in a plane, I despise being cold. They always keep planes so cold, and your miserable the whole way if your uncomfortable. Take a pillow and a extra blanket for those chilly plane rides.

  • Packing a lot ? Check your bag weight

I can’t tell you how many times I pack for a trip , and we get up to check our bags, and they weigh too much. Make sure you haven’t packed the non essentials. If you are going on a two week trip, remember to always pack just what you need. 


The ultimate Health Tea in Yerba Mate

Hi ladies!

Tea has long been around for centuries. There are a million types of teas out there that have been known to help with certain ailments, and long ago, they were used to fight illness, and still are to this day.  Yerba Mate is one tea that has raised in popularity in recent years. This tea is grown and processed in South America, and contains many polyphenols such as flavonoids, rutin, quercetin, and many more. That is one of the reasons it has became so popular, due to the fact that it has many antioxidants that has been known to help with illness.


Yerba Mate tea contains three xanthines which are caffeine, theoblomine, and theophylline. The caffeine content in Yerba Mate is 0.7-1.7 in the dry weight herb. It contains a big amount of potassium, magnesium, and manganese. The polyphenols, as well as the antioxidants are the main componets in warding off disease, and helping our bodies stay in a more alkalizing state of health. Yerba Mate can be found in a variety of green drinks due to the antioxidant levels that the tea has.


Yerba Mate tea has been known to have various effects on our health. It has been known to help improve with any allergy symptoms one might have, including sneezing, runny nose, ect. Yerbe Mate has also been known to help reduce the risks of diabetes, along with a healthy diet. It has been known to work as a appetite suppressant, and help keep extra weight off, and help with initial weight loss. We all have been known to have a cloudy head at times, and Yerba Mate can help with our mental energy, and mental focus. It can help alleviate dark moods, and help with getting a good amount of adequate sleep at night. These all play a huge role in our health. If you are one that isn’t a tea drinker, then Yerba Mate can also be found in various health foods. You can add this to many recipes such as casseroles, salads, and many more.

Yerba Mate is a great morning starter. It can be an easy replacement for coffee. It not only has the caffeine, but you are adding a lot more antioxidants to your morning. It can be a great starter for any workout too. Who says you cant have a cold energy cup-hot-hands before a workout?


Clean diet & exercise fight inflammation

Did you know that chronic inflammation in the body damages tissues, which can cause an array of ailments including, cancer, diabetes, ect. When inflammation is low, that’s when our bodies thrive, and function adequately keeping us at optimal health. In order for us to avoid inflammation and keep our bodies at optimum health, it’s essential that we feed our bodies properly, and move our bodies every single day.  

 – consume ONLY whole , organically grown foods that are not processed. There is plenty of pesticides on those foods, that aren’t organic, and when we digest, it’s going straight to tissues in our bodies. 

– it’s a proven statistic that exercising every single day prolongs our bodies natural immune system, and keeps our bones strong and determined. You need to find time everyday to move that body! 

Some wonderful products that are great for the body include: omega 3 oils- these oils can be found in cold water fish , and can also be taken as a supplement. 

– eat those greens- spinach, kale , Swiss chard are excellent products for antioxidants . These are added protection. 

Berries of any kind , are high in antioxidants, and help with free radical damage. They help with keeping the heart healthy, and decreased chances of heart problems. 

These are so important for optimal health. Exercising for just 30 minutes a day has been shown to ultimately decrease health issues . Remember this: exercise does not make up for a bad diet. You need to sync the two together to keep you at your healthiest.