Vino and Vinyasa–When Two Worlds Collide

If you were to look up “Kristen” in a thesaurus, you’d probably find the first synonym “vino lover.” However, since I’ve begun the practice of yoga just about a month ago, I’ve experienced profound internal changes–I would honestly call them near religious experiences.  In my stillness, I am able to process the deepest of emotions–grief, regret, loss, trauma and despair.  Yes, I’ve cried on my mat. I’ve been able to release these pains from my past and let go of all that does not serve me.  I feel grounded, balanced, present, vibrant, alive, awake, full of hope and inner peace–more than I’ve felt in decades and it’s absolutely divine.


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Wine Not–Giving up Wine for the Month of June

Twist, pop, clink, swirl, sniff, sip, ahhhhh.  My favorite routine and most tranquil time of the day–Wine O’Clock! This time has become a sacred nightly ritual.  After working all day, running kids to all corners of the city, taking care of the dogs, pouring a glass of velvety goodness is a well-deserved treat. IMG_1560

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Nuggbeauty New Charcoal Detox Face Mask Giveaway

My mom and I absolutely love Nuggbeauty face mask products.  They are  an essential part of our weekly cleansing routine.  We are super excited with their brand new Charcoal Detox Face Mask that we want to give away 5 pods to one lucky  winner.  Follow the steps below to   be qualified to win free products:


  1. Read about all of the great things the Charcoal Detox Face Mask can do for your skin:


  • Black Charcoal and Kaolin Clay detoxify and deeply cleanse skin and help control shine
  • Oatmeal, Zine and Aloe Juice help sooth the skin
  • Tea Tree Oil helps with acne-causing bacteria
  • Pleasant mud-meets-gel formula doesn’t dry on the skin and doesn’t dry out the skin
  • Single-seve face mask pod keeps the formula fresh and is perfect for on the go
  • Made with 97% natural or naturally-derived ingredients. No chemical emulsifiers, synthetic fragrances or colors, mineral oil or parabens
  • Apply content of pod on T-Zone or on entire face; leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off or removing with damp washcloth; use once a week or more as desired

2. Subscribe to our website and leave three comments on any blog.

3. Follow our Instagram accounts. Leave a comment on each of our Accounts with the above photo. @pedis.n.passports and @wholeinthebucket

Winner will be announced here on January 31st!


                                                          GOOD LUCK!!!