5 Inedible Pizza Products to Celebrate National Junk Food Day with

This National Junk Food Day, pizza isn’t just for eating. Celebrate in style with these pizza themed products for you and your home.

  1. Little Plush One in Pizza. Check out this adorable pizza plush that is cute enough to eat. Snuggle up with this cute guy during your  next Netflix marathon or pizza party. Available from Modcloth for $22.99.

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2. Pizza Besties iPhone Cases Set. Share your pizza love with your BFF or significant other. Put your two phones together to create the perfect pizza heart. Available from Urban Outfitters for $30.

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3. MeUndies in Pizza. Upgrade your underwear with MeUndies available in pizza print. Match your significant other or your BFF with availability for men (brief, boxer brief, trunk, and boxer) and women (cheeky brief, bikini, boyshort and thong) in six different sizes. Available from MeUndies for $18 to $24.

4. Gigantic Pizza Beach Blanket. Take your love of pizza with you to the beach with this pizza beach blanket. Soak up the sun during the hottest days of the year on your favorite food. Available from BigMouth, Inc. on Amazon for $24.99.

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5. Pizza Sock. Combine your love for pizza with the quirkiness of printed socks. Wear these to work, school, the grocery store, or your next date (or pizza party). Available from Urban Outfitters for $8.

Yoga Studio – A Yoga App from Gaiam

ipadMini_white_1.jpgIf you are looking for a way to increase your yoga practice in the comfort of your home, check of the Yoga Studio app from Gaiam (available for Android, Apple, Amazon, or Windows).

This app contains a simple and clean user interface that is free from distractions allowing you to focus on your own yoga practice. The Yoga Studio app contains 65 ready-made classes at three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), three time options (15, 30, and 60 minutes), and five focus options (strength, flexibility, relaxtion, balance, and combination).

In addition to the classes in the app, you can create your own combination with pose blocks, short sequences of poses, to focus on what you need. You can download the classes for yoga anywhere regardless of WiFi or cellular connection.

In addition to the classes that Yoga Studio offers, the app contains a library of over 280 different yoga poses. Learn benefits of different poses as well as how to do that pose. Make yoga a routine with the ability to schedule and sync classes with your calendar.

Recipe Puppy – An Ingrediant Search Engine for Recipes

Search for Recipes by Ingredients

Check out recipe puppy if you don’t know what to cook. This search engine takes your input of ingredients that you have on hand and gives you recipes that you can make with them.

Their “About Us” section explains their website this way: “Recipe Puppy is a tool for finding recipes. Is your fridge nearly empty? You can use Recipe Puppy to find recipes that don’t require a trip to the store. It can find recipes that fit your dietary requirements or combine two seemingly unrelated ingredients. Recipe Puppy makes it easy to find the recipes you actually want.”

This website also also can help answer cooking questions and find recipes if you already know what you want to make.

4 Pineapple Recipes to Bring Summer Home During Spring

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  1. Stuffed Pineapple. Want to add more tropical to your pineapple? Check out this stuffed pineapple recipe that is loaded with coconut and bananas. This recipe is served warm so check it out on a rainy spring day.

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2. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice. Instead of opting for Chinese take-out check out this pineapple fried rice recipe made with carrots, peas, and cashews. “Being baked inside the pineapple imparts such a unique tropical flavor to the fried rice.”

Servings: 4-6INGREDIENTS1 cup mango1 cup pineapple2 cups Greek yogurtToppings:MangoPineappleKiwiCoconutPREPARATION1.In a blender, mix fruit until consistency is smooth. Add in yogurt and blend until fully mixed. 2.Pour mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Add desired amount of toppings. 3.Freeze for 6 hours, or overnight, until frozen solid. 4.Break yogurt bark into desired number of pieces.5.Serve cold, or store in a closed container in the freezer. 6.Enjoy!

3. Tropical Yogurt Bark. A cool refreshing treat for those hot spring (almost summer) days. This bark is tropical with mango, coconut, and kiwi in addition to the pineapple. A simple recipe if you are willing to wait 6 hours, or overnight, for the bark to freeze.

4. Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowls. This recipe is light on the pineapple but filled with delicious and simple to make teriyaki chicken. “The best food is the kind that’s served inside other food.”

S-Town is the Next Big Podcast

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I’m sure you have heard of it by now. Yesterday, S-Town, from Serial and This American Life, was released. All seven hour long episodes. Today, I’m five episodes in and expect to listen to the rest by the end of the day.

In case you haven’t heard about S-Town yet, here is the summary from their website (which you should check out. It’s beautiful): “John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.”

I can’t say much without spoiling the podcast, but here is what I can say. The podcast is great journalism. Host Brian Reed keeps you engaged and binging on the episodes. The story keeps have twists and turns that are unexpected. The characters in the podcast are real (since it is journalism after all) and are complex. Each episode keeps you wanting to hear more about their lives.

Check out S-Town and see what all of the buzz is about.

4 Quiz Show Podcasts to Listen to During #TryPod Month

During the month of March people are sharing podcasts with the hashtag #trypod. “Trypod,” short for “try a podcast,” urges people to “introduce a friend, relative or co-worker to a new podcast and show them how to listen if they don’t know how.” Check out these four quiz-show podcasts (some of my favorite podcasts) on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.


1. Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me. NPR’s weekly comedy news quiz show. Check out this podcast to catch up on the weeks news or to test your knowledge alongside the celebrity panel. Hosted by Peter Sagal & Carl Kasell. This podcast is released every Saturday.


2. Tell Me Somthing I Don’t Know.  “Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard.”


3. Ask Me Another. “Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.” This podcast is released every Friday.


4. Good Job Brain. “Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don’t you just loathe badly worded questions? Gggrraahhh! Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!”

3 Meatball Recipes To Keep You Warm During Rainy Spring Days

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  1. Soy-Glazed Meatballs with Swiss Chard, Jasmine Rice & Marinated Radish. A great step-by-step recipe from Blue Apron (if you haven’t heard, a food delivery subscription service). “In this Chinese-inspired recipe, we’re making our meatballs with ginger and scallion, then glazing them with a delectable soy sauce. A garnish of vinegar-marinated radish completes the dish with bright flavor and delicate crunch.”

Serve on a bed of pasta.

2. Spinach Dip-Stuffed Meatballs. Combine the delicious taste of spinach dip with meatballs and spaghetti. For a leaner option substitute the ground beef and pork for ground turkey. Follow the recipe filled with photos or check out their video to make these yourself.

3. Jessica Alba’s Turkey Meatballs. Check out this three-step recipe for turkey meatballs filled with carrots, zucchini, and onion. Try them with a variety of side dishes such as their recommended Roasted Squash with Parmesan and Herbs.

 

4 Tassel & Pom-Pom DIYs to Brighten Up Your Home

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1. DIY Tassel Ottoman. Transform a bland ottoman into a statement piece with this simple tassel DIY. This is a great tutorial to learn how to make tassels for any project.

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2. DIY Chunky Tassel Blanket. Winter is sticking around. Warm up your house with this chunky tassel blanket tutorial. Add some color or maybe just some more coziness to your sofa, bed, or anywhere else in your house with this blanket.

Summer Pom Pom Door Swag by Jessica Marquez for Design Sponge

3. DIY Pom-Pom Doorknob Garland. Add some pom-poms and tassels to your door with this easy, cheerful project that adds a big pop of color and fun.

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4. Pom-Pom Tassel Wall Hanging. Create your own wall decor with homemade tassels and pom-poms. This DIY adds a pop of color (or colors) to any blank wall. Use this tutorial if you want to learn how to make tassels or pom-poms for any project.

3 DIYs Perfect for Winter & for anyone on your Christmas List

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1. Sweater Mittens. Re-purpose your old sweaters to create cozy mittens for the winter. This straightforward DIY will keep you warm all season. If you are thinking of Christmas gifts, try making these mittens with an ugly Christmas sweater to ad an extra bit of holiday cheer.

Easy DIY Honey & Milk Soap

2. Milk & Honey Soap. Make this easy soap with goat’s milk in 10 minutes. It boasts a bunch of skin benefits, so it won’t be easy to give away! A great gift idea for anyone on your list.

How to make a beautiful arm knit blanket in less than an hour!

3. Arm Knit Blanket. Knit yourself a soft arm knit blanket in an hour. Follow this simple DIY video and stay warm this winter. Great for a last minute gift for anyone this Christmas!

 

Yogi Surprise – A Yoga Retreat in a Box

Yogi Surprise is a yoga-inspired monthly subscription box designed to complement your way of being. It’s like a retreat in a box! Get a box full of yoga items every month to inspire you to continue your yoga regiment. All items are vegetarian and GMO-free, and fair-trade.

November’s theme is grateful yoga. Join Yogi Surprise this November as they express their wealth of gratitude for the perspective, peace, and balance we continue to find within our practice.

There are two different subscription options through Yogi Surprise. More details are below.

Yoga Lifestyle Box

Yoga Lifestyle Subscription

6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items
Vegetarian and GMO-Free
$70+ retail value in every box

Yoga Jewelry Box

Yoga Jewelry Subscription 

2 handmade pieces + 1 organic treat
Handcrafted in Bali. Fair Trade.
$65+ retail value in every box