Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kasandrinos Olive Oil Review & Giveaway

When I first began living on my own and following a paleo lifestyle cooking became a huge part of my life. I loved researching different recipes, creating my own, and shopping for the ingredients. Being a college student I never thought it was important to spend those extra few bucks on basic ingredients such as olive oil when I could be saving them for a night out with friends. They were just basic, every day ingredients so what could be so special about the $15 bottle vs. the $7? I used to tell myself that all olive oils that are cold pressed and organic must taste the same so I always reached for the cheapest bottle on the shelf.

A few weeks ago I began using Kasandrinos extra virgin olive oil in my cooking and my view on olive oil is forever changed and I now understand the importance of using a high quality, authentic olive oil. The taste is clean and balanced, the color is bright golden yellow with a hint of green, and the aroma jumps out at you. It's simply perfection.

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Kasandrinos takes pride in the quality and authenticity of their product. Their olives are grown in a warm and stable climate, hand-picked, and mechanically pressed within 48 hours of being harvested. They never use any chemicals which makes their olive oil that much better!

In addition to their olive oil, Kasandrinos has a few other products available for sale on their website such as lip balm, soap, and a body polishing scrub. They will be offering dry rubs and seasonings very soon!

And now something special for all of you - Kasandrinos has offered to let one lucky reader try out their olive oil for their self! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win. A winner will be chosen on Friday March 13th.

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Disclaimer: I was sent this product free of charge. As always, all opinions are entirely my own.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Vacation Recap

As some of you may know, Jon has been down in the sunshine state completing an internship before graduating in May and I have been up north in the cold and snow! Because I haven't seen him in two months this vacation was much needed! The weather was nothing great while I was there and the state was even under a cold weather advisory - it was 50 degrees some days. I thought of it as a huge joke but the locals who were walking around in winter coats and hats take it very seriously. I was pretty sad that I was unable to break out the summer shorts but was very thankful that I packed a few extra sweatshirts!

When I was there I was taken on a tour of a few of the sports facilities, the locker rooms, and even got to watch a few games. I also left with a handful of new shirts to represent FSU while I'm up north!

The campus and all of the statues were absolutely beautiful. The day we went on the tour the weather was perfect and I only needed to wear a light jacket! I'm still mind blown that I needed to wear a jacket in Florida.

Jon worked most days while I was there but we were able to escape to Panama City Beach for a long but chilly weekend away. We were able to relax on the beach with a few drinks, walk the pier, shop and stuff our faces with as much seafood as we could eat!

The views from the pier were stunning. We were lucky that there was one other person out on the pier, a local fisherman, who was able to snap a picture of us!

The last night we were there we checked the sunset time, grabbed a few beers, and headed down to the beach to watch the sunset. We were amazed how accurate the timing was on the weather app with the time the sun actually set! 

Now I'm thinking I need to plan another trip sometime soon... Maybe when the weather will be above 70 degrees down there! Who wants to go with me?!

Monday, February 16, 2015

15 Minute Bodyweight Workout

I don't have enough time. There's no where to workout. The hotel gym doesn't have enough equipment. There isn't a hotel gym. I didn't bring my workout shoes. I'm on vacation. I'll do it tomorrow. I don't know what to do when I'm not at my usual gym. I'm too tired. I'm sunburnt. 

We've all heard or said these things to get out of a workout while on vacation and I have some news for you. You can workout wherever you are with no equipment! When I first started this blog I was in college and living in a teeny, tiny dorm room which isn't the most ideal place to workout. I came up with a handful of different workouts that can be done anywhere.

Because I'm on vacation now, I came up with another one that can be done anywhere with only your bodyweight. Heck, you don't even need gym shoes! So you can't even use that as an excuse!

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