• Blog,  Zen Reviews

    PICKS FOR THE BEGINNER CONNOISSEUR

      Entering into the world of cannabis can be overwhelming. We have put together this list for the beginner connoisseur to potentially alleviate the mystery behind what products are worth purchasing.     The products listed below include a large roller, a practical and compact rolling tray, organic hemp wick, and two products that will keep your pieces from clogging or becoming a mess.   The Tommy Chong Roller is nothing short of nostalgic for any stoner that gets their hands on this product. Chong, somewhat of an idol for stoners across America, created this exclusive roller for those that truly want to unwind in cannabis bliss.   This roller…

  • Blog,  Health,  Lifestyle,  Wellness,  Zen Reviews

    ZEN THOUGHTS: CANNABIS

    As I sit down to begin the writing process for this post, I am met with an uncertainty. An uncertainty in how this piece in its entirety will be received. For those of you that may have avoided the debate on cannabis or have just yet to inform yourself, I encourage you to make it to the ending of this post. I will try to the best of my ability to come from an objective vantage point, while sharing what I have come across in my own research regarding the utilization of cannabis and the products derived from the plant itself.   Cannabis currently sits with some sort of medically…

  • Blog,  Lifestyle

    MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR INBOX

    Do you ever open your mail account and think “Woah there, when did I start getting this amount of junk in a day?!” This crossed my mind earlier today. I spent the morning organizing my space, met up with my partner to relax and enjoy a new sushi spot in town, and then came home to sit down at my desk and realized my account has gotten a little further out of control than I would like to admit. There are businesses I haven’t purchased from in ages that still send daily messages, free trials I signed up for back in the day that continue to spam my inbox weekly,…

  • Blog,  Pet Care,  Zen Reviews

    TREAT YO’ KITTY

                Today is #NationalCatDay and what better day to treat your feline friend than today! Here are the latest toys that have been well loved on lately in our home:                   SmartyKat Chickadee Chirp Cat Toy with Bird Sounds This toy is perfect for those kitties that have to stay at home without the family during the day. Perfect for cats that want to hunt and have an active playtime!     I am personally IN LOVE with the fact that Smarty Kat has toys broken down into different types of play and development for cats. This…

  • Blog,  Lifestyle,  Wellness,  Zen Reviews

    MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR BUSY MOMS

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably a seasoned or new mother with little to no time to worry about anything other than taking care of your precious little one(s). We have two rescued cats, including a Maine Coon, one rescued pit, and one extremely fluffy Australian Shepherd. Needless to say, the house can get out of sorts rather quickly. I have learned the importance of vacuuming two-three times a week, weekly bathing of the animals, as well as a regular routine for wiping down surfaces and keeping an air purifier running at all times! (Will have a further post on our new Honeywell Purifier – It has been a LIFESAVER…

  • Blog,  Recipes

    GROUND TURKEY STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

    These have been a saving grace when needing a quick last minute meal for guests! Enjoy! TIME ALLOTTED: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS (Makes four bell peppers): 4 Bell Peppers (Pick your favorite color, and make sure the peppers chosen are decently large) 1 Box Quick Rice (Brand of your choice) 1 pound of Ground Turkey (Can substitute other meat if need be) 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning 1 14 oz can of Diced Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic 2 cups of shredded Mozzarella Cheese Salt and Pepper (If you desire) INSTRUCTIONS: Over medium-high heat, brown turkey in frying pan. Wash bell peppers. Using a sharp knife, cut a circle around the stem,…

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    CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER NO-BAKE COOKIES

    These classic no-bake cookies were a staple of my childhood, and a quick summer treat to share with friends and family. With 15 minutes of your time, and a little bit of love, these are impossible to mess up! TIME ALLOTTED: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS (Makes about 20 cookies): 1/2 cup Peanut butter 1/4 cup Cocoa powder 2 cups Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup Butter 1/2 cup Milk 3 cups Oats (Old fashioned oats) INSTRUCTIONS: Measure oats into a large bowl and set aside. In a large skillet, combine butter, milk, sugar, peanut butter, and cocoa. Stir together over medium heat until fully combined. Once it is boiling set the timer for 4 minutes, continue to stir during…

  • Blog,  Health,  Zen Reviews

    OUR TOP PICKS: SUNSCREEN EDITION

    There is a minute chance that you or someone you know has not been affected by cancer in some form or fashion. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, yet has one of the highest rates of those affected. Is this due to lack of care, lack of knowledge, forgetfulness of reapplication, or simply purchasing products that we as consumers have been tricked into thinking that we can rely on. Not all sunscreens are made equally – this is why we have composed a list of our top choices for Summer 2018.   First of all, how do we choose the right sunscreen?   To begin,…

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    A CAT’S KINGDOM: OUR ALMOST WEEKLY LIST

    If you’re anything like me, you spend way too much time talking to your feline friends. You would also do anything for them, including anything to keep them active and healthy. I know I would! That’s why I’m constantly looking through top of the line and eco-friendly products on the market. (I’m currently sitting at about a 50/50 ratio on eco-conscious products, and new / upcoming branded products. I think every company deserves a shot at having a great cat product.) Disclaimer: For my fellow feline moms and dads out there, I would love to answer any questions you may have about the continuing journey of being a cat parent!…

  • Blog,  Reading

    BEGINNINGS OF A SUMMER READING LIST

    As the May flowers approach full blossom, and the heat in Texas has us all pondering if this upcoming season will once again gain enough superpower to melt the soles of our shoes this go-around, most around these parts are preparing for the fact that school lets out for summer break tomorrow. While having more time with the family may take a change in your normal quiet time routine, this season brings an opportunity to read through a plethora of newly released, as well as up and coming authors to discover. I thought I would take the time to share what is currently on ‘rough draft’ for my reading list…