Oh, how I love pineapple.  And whole pineapples were on sale for 49 cents a pound at the grocery store.  Meaning this lovely lady was under 2 bucks.

Whole pineapple on countertop

Juicy, sweet, fresh pineapple ranks right up there as one of life’s great simple pleasures.

Overhead of diced up pineapple in container

Between Skylar and I, we polished off most of that container.  That would be nearly a whole pineapple that we split. At least we’re good to go on Vitamin C.

Young girl relaxing on couch laying back on pillow

If you’ve never cleaned your own pineapple, I have a pineapple-cleaning tutorial.  It’s so easy to do and you’ll save so much money rather than buying pre-cut pineapple, which is always a little susceptible anyway.  Air + cut surfaces + bacteria = funky.

Close up of Diced up pineapple

We also tried some Navitas Naturals Organic Raw White Mulberries

Navitas Naturals Organic Raw White Mulberries bagsThe mulberries were so tasty!  Never had mulberries? Well, they’re chewy and sweet, similar to how raisins would be, except a little more crunchy.

Close up of Navitas Naturals Organic Raw White Mulberries bags

If you like dried fruit, you should try them and I still need to try the maqui powder.

I bet it would be good in a Purple Rain Smoothie

Purple Rain Smoothie in glass on table

And I’ve used the Cacao Power lip balm in the past and it smells so good.

Cacao Power lip balmWearing chocolate (cacao) + cacao butter on your lips =  sort of dangerous.  But it’s sure fun.

And reminds me I need to eat something with chocolate + coconut oil in it like

Raw Vegan Chocolate Macaoons (you can make them in the oven, too)

Raw Vegan Chocolate MacaoonsMacaroons and making them to scare me.  I thought they were so complicated to make from everything I had read in the ‘sphere.  For me and how I make them, one bowl + spoon and a half hour later in the oven, and you’ve got macaroons.  Easy.

And reminds me I need to eat something with chocolate + coconut oil in it like

The lip balm also reminds me to hit my freezer stash of chocolate + coconut in the form of No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BitesFrom my last post, Bamboo & Lending a Helping Hand, sounds like some of you have been lucky enough to try a few bamboo items.  I love my new clothes.  They are so soft and comfy and yes, fold-over waistbands just make life so much better.  Especially after a half of a pineapple.

And I’m so glad that we can all remember to take a minute and help each other out, too.  I have been blessed to “meet” so  many wonderful people by way of blogging and I am reminded of this time and time again when good things happen!


1. Have you ever tried mulberries?

I actually hadn’t until about six months ago and they’re not something I buy often because they are pricey, but they’re a great little splurge.

2. What have you been enjoying that’s naturally sweetened (or maybe just sweetened with a little bit of help)?

Pineapple, plums, nectarines, water melon, grapes….fruit in the summer is just delish for me.

And I’ll count these Raw Vegan Caramels filled with nut butter as naturally sweetened because they only contain 3 ingredients, and one of them is dates.

Raw Vegan Caramels stuffed with nut butter


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