October 22, 2017 Mallory 1Comment

Living a plant-based or Vegan lifestyle is one way to become healthier and have more energy on the day to day. I for one, find it extremely terrifying to give myself a “vegan” or “plant-based only” label. I don’t want to go through life knowing I can never have that delightful piece of cheesecake again. I figure, why not have the best of both worlds? Eat mostly plant-based but also allow myself to have special treats every now and then. I don’t really care for labels to begin with but if I had to call myself anything I would say…

August 26, 2017 Mallory

A consistent and positive morning routine is the first part of having a great day. Once I began a morning routine I found myself excited to wake up and get out of bed to get the day started. It is amazing how the little things can change your outlook on the day or even your life. Going to work all day everyday can really take a toll on your energy levels and motivation to get up in the morning. I have learned that giving myself something to look forward to in the morning helps me get up feeling energized and…

July 3, 2017 Mallory 1Comment

The older we get, the faster time seems to slip away from us. In our struggles to do more in less time, we sometimes pick up bad habits. We hit the drive-thru instead of planning ahead on busy evenings. We let the mail pile up on the kitchen counter or shove bills in the junk drawer to deal with later. We put off the oil change, skip our annual physical or ignore the funny, squeaky sound coming from the washing machine. These habits can cost us in the long run. And one of the best skills to use to avoid…

June 9, 2017 Mallory 5Comment

A good credit score is like a clean bill of financial health, right? A well known advantage of a high credit score is the possible low interest rate one can score when taking out a large loan such as a car or home loan. The usual mantra goes something like this, “hey loan officer, our credit scores are high so our interest rates better be low!” The funny thing is most loan officers don’t actually see your credit score. They only see your FICO score.   Isn’t a credit score the same thing as a FICO score?   No, not…

June 6, 2017 Mallory

Hi everyone! My name is Kourtney from Keeping It Kourtney and today I’ll be sharing with you my five favorite tips to stay stylish while you’re ballin’ on a budget. Since my college days when I desperately needed to watch my spending, it’s become rare that I buy apparel at full price. I learned the hard way that keeping up with the ever-changing trends can take a toll on a young adult’s bank account. With the help of these tips and a strict budget, I’ve managed to save more than I thought possible.   Download the RetailMeNot App RetailMeNot is…

June 5, 2017 Mallory 2Comment

Food is the biggest factor in how we feel on a day to day basis. On weekends I used to wake up and my husband would make me eggs, bacon, hash browns…..the works! I also noticed I always felt like crap during the weekends and had headaches and just felt very sluggish. I started to realize it is because I am eating this terrible, heavy meal in the morning that isn’t giving my body anything it needs to keep it energized for the whole day. That is when I started realizing how much the food I put in my body…

May 31, 2017 Mallory

Ah! Summer has arrived and that means barbecues, boat rides, swimming, and of course…..Father’s Day! So many fathers around the world do so much to raise kind, caring, and successful kids that they deserve a day dedicated especially to them. I always love making my dad something hand made while also adding something that I know he would LOVE that he might not buy for himself. Those are the best kind of gifts right? Where you really want one but wouldn’t actually buy it for yourself. I am hoping some of the gift ideas on this list meet that category with…

May 30, 2017 Mallory

Hi friends! I’m Juliette from Namastay Traveling  and am so excited to be sharing with you some of the best ways to be mindful when life stresses you out here on Mindful with Mal. As a yoga instructor in Northern Virginia just outside of D.C., I’m constantly revolving my classes around bringing awareness to my students both in the studio, and in the real world. We all have those days where our coffee spills on the way to work, our inbox seems to double itself every ten minutes and we’re chronically late to every appointment we make. Overwhelmed, overworked, overbooked?…

May 1, 2017 Mallory

Making noodles out of squash has become more common lately with many companies coming out with low-cost, easy to use Spiralizer’s. Many stores are also pre-spiralizing noodles for added simplicity. I have found that zucchini noodles are my favorite and they are easy to cook with. One of my favorite zucchini noodle dishes is my zucchini noodle stir-fry. It is simple to make and is loaded with vegetables that make you feel great. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 medium zucchini squash’s 2 large heads of broccoli 1 cup julienne cut carrots 1 cup teriyaki sauce 1/8 cup soy sauce 1 tbsp…

April 29, 2017 Mallory

Mother’s day is around the corner but there is still a little time to find the perfect gift for the leading lady in your life. A mothers job looks like hard work so they only deserve the best on their special day. In order to make life easier, I have compiled a list of affordable Mother’s Day gifts that can be delivered to your house in time to celebrate. **Disclosure: I am a professional website author that receives compensation from the companies whose products I review. I test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. I am…