Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July: 10 Things I Love Right Now

Celestial Gazing
Take a journey of self discovery through learning how to interpret and understand your own birth chart! Celestial Readings by Radhe can be tailored to two to three key areas of life or an overall reading of the birth chart. The 60 minute conference call is recorded for your convenience. Radhe is professionally trained in both Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology.

Green Goodness
Bolthouse Farms® Green Goodness® starts with wheat grass, spirulina, and spinach. We add apples, kiwis, mangos, bananas, pineapples, and dragon fruit to make it a good source of iron and Vitamin B6, naturally rich in Vitamins A, C, and B12, and packed with powerful phytonutrients found in nature's most nutritious greens.
  • Sold at: Target (near the yogurt)
Occoquan Kayaking
Kayaking on the Occoquan River is a leisurely pastime. You won't find any whitewater or rapids like you will a Great Falls Park about 20 miles north. However you will get a chance to watch the Osprey overhead and relax at the end of a long day.
  • Rentals: Kayak rental is available from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Rates: Hourly rates are $7.50 for Fairfax County residents and $8.50 for non residents; Daily rates are $33.00 for Fairfax County residents and $37.00 for non residents
CND Shellac
Shellac Nails are the hottest hit of 2010, 2011 and now 2012! The beauty world is raving about the Shellac TM Craze. This new revolutionary product is changing the way women get their nails done. Shellac Nails TM look as good if not better than acrylic nails.

Shellac Nails TM last up to 14 days without losing shine or shimmer. They are hard and do not scratch or smudge. When it comes time to take them off the nail, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and it does not damage the nail itself. Find a Salon that does Shellac Nails TM in your area.

It's strange that it is at the age of 30 that I actually find braiding hair interesting. I have spent more time than I'd like to admit over the last month or so watching teenagers on YouTube braid their hair and failing time and time again to braid my own hair.

Lauren Conrad, Selena Gomez, Blake Lively, Miley Cyrus and many other celebrities have embraced this trend and it's so gorgeous in the summer with sun-kissed highlights.

My favorite tutorials are from Sunnysideup11100:


Work Hard. Play Hard. Cleanse. Repeat.™

Juice, the whole juice, and nothing but the juice! Zoe and Erica from BluePrintCleanse live and promote a balanced, healthful, and sustainable lifestyle. Feeding your body with whole foods and natural produce is the best long-term strategy for maintaining good health.

Gala Darling
If you haven't heard of Gala Darling, you are in for a real treat. I watched her presentation at TEDxCMU and fell madly in love with her ideology of self love.

"I believe in searching for the magic in every day. Once you’ve trained your eye, you can’t help but delight in seeing the small & extraordinary things that surround us. Enthusiastic gratitude & appreciation for the present moment are part of my essential practices." - Gala Darling

Here is that presentation that moved me:

Wind Map
As if I need anything else to distract me from my day ... I happened upon this site that I seriously got sucked into for a good three to four hours. Lord, what is wrong with me? If you are a nutcase like me, I am sure you will be captivated by the wind patterns across the United States found in this wind map.

"An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future." - hint.fm 

Flow Yoga
At Flow Yoga, we invite you to throw overboard those things that are weighing you down. Be open to revising your maps. Take a deep breath, surrender to the current, and feel the peace and happiness that happens when you do.

We offer a flowing, challenging yoga practice in a heated studio that is, in essence, a moving meditation. This practice will allow you to let go of your mind and perhaps let a force other than your thoughts guide you. Come try a class to reconnect your mind, body and spirit and to experience the peace and happiness that comes with being in the flow! Go with it. - Daily Om

Tarara Summer Concert Series
Experience live music under the stars at Shadow Lake while sipping a cool glass of Chardonnay or savoring a bold Cabernet Franc. Whether it’s original rock, cover bands, jazz, country or blues Tarara has a complete line up to fulfill your musical desires. The experience is yours for $15/per person, children under 7 are free. You may purchase tickets in advance online or at the gate. Music is from 6-9:30 PM, gates open at 5 PM, and don't forget to bring your lawn chairs or a blanket.