Daddy’s New Wheels – Tire Safety from Cooper Tires

You may remember last year when I went to San Antonio Texas to test drive the new Cooper CS5 Touring Tire. You know, that time I got to hang out with Indy Legend Johnny Unser to do some hot laps around the track?

No name dropping here… *cough* 

cooper tires

The thing is – while I was there I learned so much about tire safety that I had never even heard of before – it just wasn’t something I ever thought about. And ever since I got home, I have been a lot more aware of not only the tires on my Acura, but also on the rest of the family’s cars. The Rubber Manufacturers Association Tire Pressure/Tread Depth Survey in 2014 showed that 69% of all vehicles have at least one under inflated tire. In fact  17% of all vehicles have at least one tire under inflated by at least 8 pounds per square inch (psi) and 12% of vehicles have at least one bald tire. Not good statistics y’all.

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Have You Tried Oil Pulling? GuruNanda Pulling Oil Review

A few months ago I noticed a bunch of my friends trying this whole oil pulling thing and I pretended not to notice (read: avoided like the plague) because the whole idea sounded awful to me. First – I have seriously weird consistency issues and a major gag reflex and well honestly… eww. However, as with most everything I have said I will “never do” - like Whole30, running, teaching a Zumba class (you get my point) – I was offered the opportunity to try GuruNanda Pulling Oil, and I took it as a sign to quit resisting and give it a shot. After all, my friends claim it is incredibly good for you and as someone who is borderline OCD about dental hygiene and ducks into bathrooms at random times to brush my teeth, I should get past my reservations and go at it with an open mind.


Oil pulling is a Unique Oral Detox methodology used since ancient times in Ayurvedic traditions since thousands of years in India. “GuruNanda’ branded Pulling oil has been formulated by Vedic knowledge and Modern technology. Its Organic “Made in USA” and blends exact ratio of oils to balance the 3 Humors ( Dosha’s). As per Dr Chaudhary a very famous neurologist on DR.OZ’s show -The body has several mechanisms to “dump” toxic particles into the salivary glands. According to Ayurvedic tradition, oil pulling helps to increase the secretion of saliva and trap the toxins within the oil particles. By oil pulling, you can use the salivary glands in your mouth as a detoxifying organ. Instead of always putting junk in your mouth, you can use your mouth to pull out some of the junk and toxins out of your body. “GuruNanda” pulling oil combines the efforts of several professionals including a Ayurvedic Doctor, a MD ,E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year awardee , a Yoga teacher and a chemist. Reported Benefits of Oil Pulling are – Teeth Whitening, Dry Mouth Relief, Gum Health, Migraine Relief, Weight Control, Detox, Healthier gums, Prevents Bad Breath, Increased Energy, Clearer mind, Decreased Headaches,Clearer Sinuses, Alleviated Allergies, Better Sleep, Clearer Skin, Regulated Menstrual Cycles, Improved Lymphatic System, Improved PMS symptoms.

I received a bottle of GuruNanda Pulling Oil to try out. I had no idea what to expect – so I went in with an open mind. After all, its only one tablespoon that you swish for up to 20 minutes and then spit out and brush your teeth. Boom. Easy. I got this. Right?

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Evolution Fresh #3DaysToGreen

So here we are at the 12th day of the New Year. Did you know that by now 30% of people have already broken or abandoned their New Years Resolution? Sad right? Well, I am excited to say that I am not one of those 30% and that I am still holding on strong to new goal to continue losing weight and participate in my first Triathlon in October. One of the products helping me to achieve my goals is Evolution Fresh juices – cold pressed juices and smoothies now available at your local Publix.


Evolution Fresh juices have over one pound of green vegetables in every bottle and less than ten grams of sugar per serving. And there is nothing added – no preservatives, no sweeteners, no flavors – not even natural ones. All you get is pure, delicious juice. I picked up a couple bottles on my last shopping trip and let me just say – they are delicious. I especially loved the Defense Up which has orange, pineapple, mango, apple and acerola. Not only did it taste amazing, but I started my day feeling kind of puny, and I think the power blast of vitamin C and other great stuff is what had me feeling so much better by lunch time.


Right now Evolution Fresh is challenging everyone to #3DaysToGreen to take a small step toward a better self and a new healthy habit. All you have to do is commit to drinking one green juice a day for three days.

evolution fresh 3 days to green

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Happy New Year! Wait – Was That A Week Ago Already!?

If the first week of 2015 is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to go, I am going to need more wine… 

First of all, Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and rang in 2015 surrounded by loved ones. We had a nice low key New Years Eve here at the Moscato household. We went to go see Night At The Museum – which was fantastic and super sad at the same time. Robin Williams of course was phenomenal, and I can not lie and say I didn’t cry a bit at his last few lines, knowing they were some of the last ones we will ever see on the big screen. After that we had dinner at Cock of the Walk (because they have compliant stuff) and then headed home to play with sparklers. I will admit – no matter how old I get, I still love running through the yard like a fool playing with sparklers.


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Merry Christmas from The Kittens

cat in christmas treeI have forgotten to post this the last… two years? This was the first Christmas with the kittens… however… nothing has changed.

A few weeks ago we put our Christmas tree up while the kittens stood back and scoped it out.  My plan was to leave the tree up a few days to let them get used to it and try and avoid a toppled tree.

They couldn’t care less.

The next day none of them even acknowledged the 8 foot monster of a Christmas tree in our living room.  Nothing.  Nada.

So we put lights on it.  Static lights – nothing blinky.  And I tried to pick all of the tinsel off from years past which had somehow been superglued into the needles.

Still nothing.

Thinking I had the only three cats on the planet that didn’t care about a Christmas Tree and silently rejoicing that I didnt have the little terror cats that I have heard horror stories about from so many of my friends, I decorated the tree that third night with ornaments, built a fire, sat back and watched the tree, and went to bed a happy girl.

The next morning as I was sitting in my office I heard an ornament go bouncing across the floor.  I walked into the living room to see all three cats just hanging out, grooming themselves in the living room.  Still acting completely oblivious to the tree.  So I figured one had just fallen lose from the tree… ya know, GRAVITY.

It happens.

The next morning however…. I caught Stella… red handed.  Or red pawed, as the case may be.

Here we go….good thing I had enough sense to get plastic ornaments.

Bets on how long it takes her to try and climb it?