Product Review – Hskyhan Pitcher Water Filter

Here’s the answer to one of the most common questions I am asked – what water do I drink. Here’s the super easy answer – I use this pitcher filtration system.

Like many Amazon shoppers I looked on Amazon and chose a system with good reviews and a price that matched up with what I thought was reasonable. Lucky for me, the pitcher turned out to be a winner. On the first try!

It’s so awesome I gave one to my daughter for her place and she loves it, too.

The features I like best about this pitcher are the most important to me: the water tastes clean and the filter is easy to use. I change it once and month since it’s mostly just for me and Lucy. My next favorite feature is how fast it filters. Bonus, it looks good enough to sit on the counter or the…

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Sugar Stompers is Growing Up!

Nina and I have been working ,yeah ok, playing, with cover ideas for our upcoming recipe book. We’d love to know what you think of these so far!

Sugar Stompers Cover Idea A Cover Idea A

Sugar Stomers Cover Idea B Cover Idea B

Which one do you like better? Your input is greatly appreciated!

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina and Nina

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June 10th is National Iced Tea Day

There are sixty-one national food days this year, according to . That’s where I read about National Iced Tea day before I saw Carla Hall’s segment about it on the June 8th edition of The Chew.

We’re losing The Chew! I’m so sad. I love those guys and that lady.

Back to iced tea. Carla Hall made a ginger, lime, and mint iced tea, which Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon said was awesome. I decided to see if I shared their enthusiasm. I was skeptical of that flavor combination. Here’s how it looks:

Iced Tea Lime Powder Pic Photo Credit: Gina Briganti

It looked normal and it tasted…interesting. Different. Not unpleasant. Definitely not bland. My ginger-lime (Thrive Life Limeade)-mint iced tea experience was one of those voyages into unknown flavor combinations that can lead to eureka moments. This one didn’t, for me. It was definitely refreshing.

What is your favorite iced tea?…

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I’m Going on a Picnic and I’m Bringing…

Thrive Life foods from the June specials!


Because the more Thrive Life food I eat, the better I feel!


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What I ordered: green beans, bananas (a case, because I use them every morning in my protein smoothie), scrambled egg mix, and classic lemonade.

Our green beans are a favorite snack here with the toddler and my daughter, right out of the can. Me? I love to simmer them with onions, Chef’s Choice, and garlic. Top off with Earth Balance and serve it with a baked tempeh or our Thrive Life Pulled Pork.

I don’t buy eggs at the grocery, because I have to make a conscious effort to eat them before they spoil. The scrambled egg mix is great for a quick meal, especially when I load them with Thrive Life veggies.

Classic Lemonade…

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Reiki III (ART) Retreat!

The Big Announcement!

We’ve been planning since early last year, and the time has now come to announce our first Reiki retreat! We will be immersing ourselves in the most transformative, relaxing healing there is!

We have five remaining spots.

When: Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th. In 2018, y’all. (Texas is growing on me, and I love it!)

Where: Santa Clarita, CA
(Don’t worry, my new Texas friends. There will be a Reiki I retreat for you. I’m scouting a location in Gunter, which is about an hour from Dallas).

Level: III (ART) Reiki Master! This is the class you’ve been asking for! Please note that this is a Reiki Master, non-teaching, level. If you are interested in becoming a Reiki Master Teacher, talk to us about class dates for that level.

Requirements to Study  Reiki III (ART)

Completion of Levels I & II. If you have not…

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March Thrive Life News & Specials

You love pizza and vegetables? We got you!
New Spring Catalog!
Delivery Service is Brilliant!


Start Your Deliveries
When you commit to a subscription for at least $25 each month you will receive a lot of bonuses, like free shipping on preferred items when the order is over $100,  and bonus points you redeem for free food whenever you like for each dollar you spend, early access to sales and a monthly item discounted to around 30% off, on average.
I’m using my free grocery money for our spring sale.
I Can Help Manage Your Deliveries

Choose the option to allow me to help you with your subscription by updating your consultant access setting. You will be able to view any changes made and you can change the setting back whenever you like. I will not be able to view or update your payment information which protects you…

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