Laura Dunn – Orange to the rescue!!


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As of late…. there has been quite a bit insanity going on in my life. I read about this ages old remedy to help clear chaos from our lives and home a couple of days ago….. and decided that it was time to implement….. ASAP! I followed the directions and within 24 hours there is a new found peace within my home. I must say…. I am feeling so much better. In my mind? Not sure…. but anything to help bring calm into our lives is worth trying…. 

*Fill the glass or crystal bowl 3/4 up with the distilled/spring water 

*Peel each of the 9 oranges and put into bowl

*Soak 24 hours
Take the orange water and fill a clean spray bottle. Starting at your front door….. Clockwise….start spraying the perimeter of the interior of your home. Getting every nook and cranny. I sprayed the water everywhere on all of my floor surfaces without an issue…. no staining. Now mind you I only sprayed a very fine mist…. but none the less… no issues. 
                       24 Hours later…. Peace, Calm and Happiness
P.S…. Side Note: One of my very best friend’s mother…. is a sage of sorts…. A very, very wise woman. Mama Madge recommends splashing pure rose water at the exterior of your front door. The rose water is said to remove any negative energy from your home and not allow any negativity in. Thank you Mama Madge and Grace for your advice and wisdom!!
– Laura Dunn

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Laura Dunn – Get In The SPIRIT!


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The Bear Hat… by Grace Hats…. could be just about one of the cutest spirit hats I have ever seen! It is the most substantial for sure! An amazing quality with a working mouth, snap pockets in the ears and a really high quality faux fur. I found it at LF Store on Robertson…. one of my “go to” stores when I am looking for cutting edge cool clothes…. or really fun accessories. Please note: You are NEVER too old when it comes to spirit!! Spirit hats are for anyone…. any age!! 
Panda is a lot of look…. without a lot of money….. from Party City!! – Laura Dunn
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The Spirit Hat by Laura Dunn








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Laura Dunn – Chiara Ferragni Collection: Wink Kicks!


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Miss Beau Dunn has had a little health scare…. But she is on the upswing and is about to make a full recovery….. Go Beau!! But during her convalescing she has been under the care of her mama…. meaning she is staying in my home. Having Beau in my home means…. daily package arrivals at my front door!! These amazing kicks by “The Blonde Salad” blogger, Chiara Ferragni… arrived last week and unfortunately for Beau…. they were too small for her beautiful feet….. fortunate for me? These freaking fabulous kicks were my exact size!! 
Let’s talk “The Wink!” “The Wink” is the latest trend taking the fashion world by storm!! The wink is everywhere…. on everything…. and ours for the taking! 
If you want to “Wink” around in style…. please jump quick! These fabulous slip on sneaks are selling out around the country! – Laura Dunn




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The Paleo Diet by Laura Dunn

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It’s become the big Buzz word in the diet world. Paleo, CaveMan, Protein Diet…. they all center around one concept…. God’s Foods. Clean… healthy… non-processed foods. The way I see it…. if God made it…. We can eat it. Easy… Simple… and the healthiest way a human being can eat. So what are God’s foods you ask? Well anything that makes it to your table without being processed. Meat, Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Fruits, Vegetables, Seeds, Nuts and Grains.

So effective is this diet that I lost 8 solid pounds in two weeks when I cut out all processed foods…. Including chocolate. Was it easy? Yes…. once I got into the “Non Process” mindset. With the Paleo buzz there are now processed Paleo foods that I personally recommend staying away from. The idea here is to only put whole foods into our systems and take a rest from the chemicals and packaging of the processing. If you feel like you can’t do it…. when purchasing processed….. look for only one or two ingredients. If the list is longer than 4…. stay away.

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We found an amazing Paleo snack with only two ingredients that packed a lot of punch without sacrificing taste. The coconut flavor was delicious and a great way to get that bread feeling without the bread….

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So that’s my take on the God’s Food/Paleo Diet. I wanted to get another perspective… So we visited the Paleo Leap and brought over their 15 Paleo Rules for your viewing pleasure…..

15 Paleo Diet Guidelines

  • A Paleo diet should be high in fat, moderate in animal protein and low to moderate in carbohydrates. Calorie counting is not encouraged, neither is portion control.
  • Eat generous amounts of saturated fats like coconut oil and butter or clarified butter. Beef tallow, lard and duck fat are also good, but only if they come from healthy and well-treated animals. Beef or lamb tallow is a better choice than lamb or duck fat. Olive, avocado and macadamia oil are also good fats to use in salads and to drizzle over food, but not for cooking.
  • Eat good amounts of animal protein. This includes red meat, poultry, pork, eggs, organs (liver, kidney, heart…), wild caught fish and shellfish. Don’t be scared to eat the fatty cuts and all meals with proteins should contain fat as well. Learn to cook with bones in the form of stocks and broths.
  • Eat generous amounts of fresh or frozen vegetables either cooked or raw and served with fat. Starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and yams are also great as a source of non-toxic carbohydrates.
  • Eat low to moderate amounts of fruits and nuts. Try to eat mostly fruits low in sugar and high in antioxidants like berries as well as nuts high in omega-3, low in omega-6 and low in total polyunsaturated fat like macadamia nuts. Consider cutting off fruits and nuts altogether if you have an autoimmune disease, digestive problems or are trying to lose weight faster.
  • Preferably choose pasture-raised and grass-fed meat coming from local, environmentally conscious farms. If not possible, choose lean cuts of meat and supplement your fat with coconut oil, butter or clarified butter. Also preferably choose organic, local and/or seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Cut out all cereal grains and legumes from your diet. This includes, but is not limited to, wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, brown rice, soy, peanuts, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans and black-eyed peas.
  • Cut out all vegetable, hydrogenated and partly hydrogenated oils including, but not limited to, margarine, soybean oil, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil. Olive oil and avocado oil are fine, but don’t cook with them, use them in salad dressings and to drizzle over food.
  • Eliminate added sugar, soft drinks, all packaged sweets and juices (including fruit juices). As a rule of thumb, if it’s in a box, don’t eat it. At the grocery store, visit primarily the meat, fish and produce sections.
  • Eliminate dairy products other than butter and maybe heavy cream. You don’t need dairy, but if you can’t live without, consider raw, full-fat and/or fermented dairy.
  • Eat when you’re hungry and don’t stress if you skip a meal or even two. You don’t have to eat three square meals a day, do what feels most natural.
  • Eliminate external stressors in your life as much as possible and sleep at least 8 hours per night. Try to wakeup without an alarm and to go to bed when it gets dark.
  • Don’t over-exercise, keep your training sessions short and intense and do them only a few times per week. Take some extra time off if you feel tired. Consider short and intense sprinting sessions instead of very long cardio sessions.
  • Consider supplementing with vitamin D and probiotics. Levels of magnesium, iodine and vitamin K2 should also be optimized. Iodine can be obtained from seaweeds. You probably don’t need a multivitamin or other supplements.
  • Play in the sun, have fun, laugh, smile, relax, discover, travel, learn and enjoy life like a daring adventure!

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There you go…. God’s Diet and The Paleo for consideration.

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Also…. Try and eat every 3 hours. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and supplement a healthy non-processed snack in-between.

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