Chickadee Says

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Made Easy: Chex Party in a Box! (& Giveaway!)

Hello Darlings!

I love Halloween! Not the creepy, haunted house, real-looking zombies Halloween but the super cute, hand-out candy to two year old bumblebees kind. Yes, I know- I’m a baby but I’m fine with that!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice- Oatmeal Smoothie

Hello Darlings!

The weather has turned to autumn here in Denver, so in the fall spirit I have been pumpkin-ifying (yes, real word, I promise) my breakfast! This Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Smoothie keeps me energized until lunch- it is chock full of fun ingredients like chia seeds, oatmeal, Skoop (my favorite superfood powder), Greek yogurt, and almond milk!

I can’t get enough of pumpkin everything (pumpkin donuts-? Yes, please!) this fall so I am sure that you will be seeing more pumpkin-centric recipes in the days to come!

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Big Announcement: The Spiral Collective!

Hello Darlings!

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve been (somewhat) secretly promoting The Spiral Collective! Now, after a slight timing setback, we’ve gone live!

What we are:

The Spiral Collective is a Denver based community wellness center that aims to make holistic health accessible to everyone- any age, any demographic. Here at Spiral we believe that community is synonymous with family, so whether you are a Colorado resident or a friend behind a computer screen, we want Spiral to feel like home. If you have a question, need some reassurance, or even a high five, reach out! Our doors (and hearts!) are always open. 

What we do:

From yoga, meditation, and massage, to chats about home remedies, shelves full of handmade wellness kits, and a community library, The Spiral Collective has it all. Kait and Paige, the Spiral co-founders and kindred spirits, dreamed up a space that would connect the community through mindfulness and act as a haven-a second home- for those who want to take a breath, spread some joy, or snuggle a puppy. 

Where you come in: Indiegogo!

We invite you to become part of the Spiral family. Donate what you can here (I happen to be partial to the downloadable yoga and meditation classes as rewards!) and share this project with your friends, your co-workers, even your grandmother. We are asking for twenty-five thousand dollars, to renovate, buy yoga tools, and create Spiral Online- which we want you to be a part of! Every family needs a home, and we need your help to create one we all can share.

I am SO excited to share The Spiral Collective with you! It has been a dream of mine to open a healing space, and I couldn’t have found a better business partner or community with which to share our space!

Please donate what you can, and share with everyone you know!

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With love and light,


Friday, September 26, 2014

#buildayogaBOOty Instagram Challenge with Chickadee Says!

Hello Darlings!

If you follow Chickadee Says on Facebook or take a peek at the questions I leave at the end of my yoga posts here on the blog, you might have noticed that I love to know what all of you are looking for in terms of yoga. Generally speaking I fashion a “5 Yoga Poses for ________” post in response. However, one of my most requested posts is for poses to shape, lift, and build your yoga booty!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yoga Poses For Headache Relief

Hello Darlings!

Now, I don’t know if it is the season changing (grumble) or Denver’s rather erratic weather, but my allergies (which, I rarely get thanks to these tips- yep, tooting my own horn) are out of control this fall. And along with the itchy eyes, sniffle-y nose, and over all rather surly demeanor, I have been getting headaches like it is nobody’s business. Now generally speaking, I have a number of remedies I use for headaches- my favorite is Traumeel (yay holistic medicine!) but my box of headache helpers tends to stay in my medicine cabinet. So, when I felt a migraine coming on when I was teaching at the studio I pulled out some yoga moves and the headache subsided!

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