Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Holy Cow this Skinny Cow is Delish!

Sometimes you just need chocolate and the perfect, guilt-free choice is a Skinny Cow truffle bar. I just inhaled one and I don't feel remorseful at all. With only 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat I would've just ripped open another bar, but I contained myself. Before I actually ate one, I was skeptical. Skinny Cow is not Haagen Dazs but it's a great low cal substitute. This ice cream bar is not chalky, tasteless and dry like some frozen diet treats. Plus, it's an "approved Best Life treat" which I think means Oprah would give you the nod of approval if she saw you eating one. Yum! -Monica

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Better Bags for a Better Planet

"Dang it!" I mutter as I get to the front door of the grocery store.... I forgot to bring my cloth grocery bags in! "Next time" I would tell myself. I was attempting to think green and be kind to Mother Earth. My forgetfulness was so frequent that it began to irritate me. I thought about hanging a reminder on my review mirror or placing a post-it on the dashboard. This was now a personal challenge. Gheesh....how hard could it be to remember? I got honest with myself and admitted that Eco-bags would always be an afterthought until I changed my behavior and made it a habit. It took a good two weeks of getting to the front door, muttering "dang it" and swiftly turning myself around to retrieve the bags from the car. Did I know that Americans go through 1 billion plastic bags annually? Did I know that it takes an estimated 12 billion barrels of oil to produce all those plastic bags? Did I know that the average family accumulates 60 plastic bags in only four trips to the grocery store? I knew none of this, I just wanted to embrace thinking green and this seemed like a good first step. Now that I use cloth bags I am happy to report how handy and durable they are. The 8 or so plastic bags I used to carry are condensed to two cloth bags. I use cloth bags to pack food to go or towels and sunscreen for the beach. I don't have all those plastic bags cluttering my kitchen. Eco-friendly bags are a great habit once you make them just that. -Monica

Friday, January 8, 2010

FaceBook Freebie

Hey FB family....thanks for your support! We have surpassed our goal of 1,000 members and keep adding more!
As a special thanks, we would like to offer a FREE SOAP GIFT SET with every $20 order you place @ http://www.sistersky/.

Important: Please type in "FACEBOOK" in the Ordering Instructions section upon checkout. Limited time only while supplies last! Order now!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Work Out and Count It!

So I do this every year......I put a giant wall calendar next to the treadmill. When I work out I mark the date box with a big blue X. On the days I am "too busy" to work out the day is marked with a sad face.....yes, a little dramatic but there is a purpose. This calendar is a reminder of how many times I am investing in fitness over the month. Being a new year.....I see so much potential to keep my commitment to working out. The X is not picky. If I hike with my family on Saturday, I get an X. Walking the dog, rollerskating or dancing the night away.....I get an X. The point is to make both structured workouts AND fun time activities with friends and family a part of keeping fit and healthy. Never underestimate the power of the X to keep you motivated. Try it. Maybe it will work for you! -Monica

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sister Sky Reaches High in 2010

SISTER SKY IS ON FACEBOOK......please become a fan!
Who we are: Sister Sky is owned by Marina TurningRobe and Monica Simeon. Yes, we really are sisters! We are members of the Spokane Tribe and grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington.
What we do: Sister Sky manufactures, markets and distributes a complete line of natural bath and body care products inspired by Native American herbal wisdom. Our products include Sweet Grass Body Lotion, Cedar Shampoo and a very soothing line called Kevin's Cure for senstive, dry skin conditions like eczema. Check it all out at http://www.sistersky.com/.
Our Mission: As Native American business women we hope to diversify the economy on our reservation and create a positive impact with job creation and entreprenuer inspiration . Our greatest hope is to build a honorable company to pass on to the next generation who aspires to work hard, follow a dream and be successful.
Please check out our FaceBook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Spokane-WA/Sister-Sky/230340194280?ref=nf