LabRat Music: Emeli Sande

Loving her right now: Emeli Sande

Check Out My New Hat!

Check out my new hat! While wondering through Bucktown in Chicago we stumbled across the store Brooklyn Industries. They had a a nice collection of pieces, but what stood out the most was “The Hat”. I saw this hat on a couple of sites, blogs and magazines and I couldn’t seem to find it, and BOOM there it was. Here are some pics of my hat modeled by the ever so cute Moose and Me :-) Enjoy

From sugar, to artificial sweetener, to natural sweetener, the end!

After many years of using Splenda, I finally stopped the obcession. I used to put Splenda in everything coffee, tea, greek yogurt, sweet potato, just to name a few. After reading many articles on the dangers of Splenda and Aspartame and started to adapt a clean eating lifestyle thats when I new it was time for a change. I did’t realize how much food and beverages I was eating that contained Splenda, lemonade, diet coke and low fat anything! Here are some of the changes I made

Truvia for Splenda

True Lemon for Crystal Light

STOPPED drinking Diet Coke, that was a hard one!

These little changes tapered my cravings for sweets and I was less bloated during the day, yay!

Things about Virginia

Moving to Virginia from Miami was a big change for me, being that I lived in South Florida all my life. I miss South Florida’s corkiness, but in VA I have come to realize these people have their own corkiness, and it seems more noticeable for some reason!

Here is a list of things I noticed people in Virginia do:

Virginians like to run: Run Run Run, rain or shine, someone is always running with their bottle pack on their waist as though they are preparing for one of the million races that Virginia hosts.

Virginians Like Personalized license plates: What’s the deal, every other car in the street has a personalized plate. Im not sure if this is a VA thing or a US thing, because I never seen so many personalized plates in Miami.

Virginians like organic food and farmers markets: They love their farmers markets, there is one every weekend on every block. But don’t worry if they don’t make it on the weekend they make sure to stop at their local Whole foods or Trader Joes, Virginians love some good food!

Virginians like Prius: The worst one, ugh. They are like little roaches scattered everywhere! And the crazy thing is they love to speed!

Virginians like bike racks behind their cars: Not sure if they forget to take them down after a weekend of riding adventures , or they just think it is cool to leave on.


Virginians love their dogs: That’s a good thing


Those are just a few things I have noticed, but I have alot more to add, with time.

Thanks Virginia! Treat me kind!

Fit Fabulous & Famous: Sofia Vergara

Love her! Sofia Vergara is 39 with a body that kills! What I love about her is that she is fit, fabulous and hilarious on Modern Family. Her body does not follow Americas perception of how a women’s body should look, but her body does represent beauty and self confidence, that many American women lack. Go Sofia!!!!