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What’s your secret?? And can you share it with me??… The DM’s have spoken, you guys want the inside scoop. Welllll you won’t be surprised that the woman you see today is the result of making dietary lifestyle adjustments over the last decade. It was a process, but one that I felt and continue to feel would give me long-lasting vitality.

How to Transition to a Plant Based Diet

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Guest Blog x Xia  Are you a “go by the recipe” kind of person or do you like to wing it when you cook? I’m definitely the latter which is why it’s so hard to share recipes. Y’all have been hitting my mom up for the orzo pasta salad recipe I made a few weeks […]

Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

7/18/2022

Wellness

Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

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Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is such an important month to acknowledge and celebrate, as this community is an integral part of not only our TTL family, but our national community. The month is to celebrate the culture and history of Asian and Pacific Islanders, as they have contributed so much to […]

AAPI Month

5/16/2022

Wellness

AAPI Heritage Month

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Happy Mother’s Day lovies!! Actually this blog is going up a week before Mother’s Day. WHY is that you wonder?? Well not all of us are planners. Today’s lives are so jammed packed it can be downright impossible to keep up. Mother’s Day kinda sneaks up and before you know it all the restaurants are […]

The Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch x May & Xia

5/02/2022

Love Notes

Mothers Day Brunch

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Earth Day is a great kickstart to get all of us to be more mindful of our individual and the collective impact we have on this planet we share. But babes, seriously, one day out of the year ain’t gonna cut it!! Each of us has a responsibility to care for the planet;  just as […]

Sustainable Living | Keep Earth Day Going

4/25/2022

Wellness

Sustainable Living

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On the heels of my Instagram Live with Nutrafol & expert dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell where we discussed all things regarding hair thinning, I want to have a place for this important topic to live.  Not only for the benefit of my beloved TTL community, but for anyone out there struggling with thinning or shedding […]

My Hair Thinning Journey

4/18/2022

Beauty

Hair thinning

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Hey babes, it’s the season for iced EVERYTHING!!  Let me tell you even if you don’t like matcha you are gonna LOVE my iced matcha tea latte!! SOOOOOO many people say they don’t like matcha because it tastes like dirt.  Ahem, that’s because you have not had a QUALITY matcha lovies!! And duh, if you’re a […]

Iced Matcha Tea Latte Recipe

4/04/2022

Wellness

Matcha Tea Latte Recipe

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Everyone has at least one comfort food that sends the pleasure receptors in the brain through the roof.  For me I’d have to say fries are at the top of my list.  French Fried Potatoes - Pomme Frites - Chips - or just plain Fries no matter what you call them I have never met [...]

For the Love of Fries

3/21/2022

Wellness

For the Love of fries

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Hey, I’m the champion of embracing aging BUT there’s some sh*t that happens in your 40’s that no one is talking about!!  So you know what we ‘bout to get real.  Raise your hand if you can relate to the following: Random Aches and Pains Who knew the mere act of waking up would be […]

Sh*t That Happens in Your 40’s

2/21/2022

Wellness

Sh*t That Happens in Your 40's

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SO let’s talk about L-O-V-E…languages. Wait a sec let me back up, Happy Valentine’s Day my lovies!! I am not super into this holiday, not because I don’t believe in love and romance. On the contrary, I believe everyday is a perfect day to express your love. What I don’t care for is the commercialization […]

Love Languages

2/14/2022

Wellness

What's Your Love Language

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It’s black history month and just like any holiday there can be a disconnect from the true essence behind the importance. Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the role that African Americans play in American history. It’s also a great opportunity to acknowledge the black leaders in our communities. So this […]

Black History Month

1/31/2022

Wellness

Black History Month

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It’s been a few years since I shared my daily vitamin and supplement routine and I’ve made a few changes that I wanted to share with you darlings. I’ve always viewed taking supplements as a key step to an overall healthy mindset. It’s an easy daily ritual that makes me feel good about prioritizing my […]

My Updated Vitamin and Supplement Routine

1/24/2022

Wellness

My Updated Supplement Routine

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I have not always eaten the way that I do today.   In fact I do not and have never considered myself a vegan. I am a plant-based eater that eats vegan food. But I still love a sushi date with my girls and I especially enjoy local seafood when traveling. I don’t eat a ton […]

Tips for Eating a Plant-Based Diet When Your Family Doesn’t

1/17/2022

Wellness

Tips for eating a Plant Based Diet

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This blog post is sponsored by Eisai Inc. I struggled for years with excruciatingly painful periods. It wasn’t until after my hysterectomy that I learned I had a family history of gynecologic health issues. Both my mom and aunt had the same struggle but never shared that with me. It made me wonder why the […]

Spot Her for Endometrial Cancer

7/20/2021

Wellness

Spot Her Endometrial Cancer

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You’re gonna want to try this savory recipe darlings. My Vegan Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe is a new family favorite! It’s out of this world delicious!!  What’s unique about this recipe is that I use Impossible meat substitute. I’m not normally into meat substitutes but I wanted to create a recipe that my whole family […]

Vegan Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

4/25/2021

Wellness

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

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Drumroll please…. my new cooking series officially has a name! Tennille Life Dishes!!  I LOVE it! Thank you to everyone who submitted suggestions. There were so many great names to choose from but this one really resonated with me the most. This month’s Tennille Life Dishes is a highly requested recipe. Trust me darlings, my […]

Shakshuka Recipe | Tennille Life Dishes

3/28/2021

Wellness

Shakshuka Recipe

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I'm super excited to launch my new cooking series on IGTV! This is something I've been wanting to do for over a year now and I'm so delighted to finally bring my recipes to life for you. While I am not a top chef or anything close to it I AM passionate about showing love [...]

Fresh Miso Soup Recipe

3/01/2021

Wellness

Miso Soup

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Sponsored by: Ritual In my pursuit for healthier living over the last 10+ years, I've found that small, consistent lifestyle changes have brought me the biggest wins.  For example, when I transitioned to a plant-based diet I didn't do it overnight. I transitioned in small, manageable stages and focused on building strong habits along the [...]

Ritual Essential Multivitamin Review – The multivitamin I Swear By

2/08/2021

Wellness

ritual essential multivitamins review

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I have been juicing for 10 years now!  What began as a 3 day detox has transitioned into a lifestyle. For me, the fresh smell of celery or ginger being juiced is just it!!  There have been times when I’ll take a break from juicing mainly because traveling [...]

Green Juice Smoothie Recipe + Juicing Essentials

1/18/2021

Wellness

Green Juice Smoothie Recipe

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I think pasta has a bad wrap.  After visiting the pasta capital of the world more times than I can count, I can unequivocally say that Italians eat pasta daily and frankly look great!!  I get it, everyone is running from carbs these days, but pasta is a worthy carb. It provides glucose which gives […]

Quick & Easy, Healthy Rigatoni Recipe

1/11/2021

Wellness

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Before the pandemic my family loved our breakfast outings so whenever I can I like to whip up a nice breakfast spread for everyone. As a special treat this morning I made my vegan pumpkin pancakes and to no surprise Mike and the girls gobbled them up. They are THAT GOOD darlings!! And good news, […]

Vegan Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

1/07/2021

Wellness

vegan pumpkin pancake recipe

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Lovies here is another pumpkin infused recipe you are not gonna want to miss out on!!  This pumpkin cream cheese muffin recipe is the most delicious and worth every single calorie...I even eat them!! The muffins have hints of cinnamon & nutmeg, subtly sweet, and the addition of cream cheese elevates the muffins to NEXT [...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

11/15/2020

Wellness

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

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By now you all probably know I LOVE tea!!  My love affair began with the most standard of teas, English Breakfast.  I picked up the taste for tea in my early 20’s from the girls' Abuela, one cup of her tea and I was hooked.  As time went on I eventually began drinking green teas, [...]

Any Time is Tea Time | My Favorite Teas

10/25/2020

Wellness

My Favorite Teas

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Autumn is here, meaning Q-up the pumpkin infused EVERYTHING!!  Can I just say babes, my pumpkin French toast is one of those recipes that is incredibly easy, great to bring kids in on, uses minimal ingredients, and tastes so freakin’ good!  My hubby Mike told me, “baby that French toast tastes like a pumpkin donut…how’d […]

Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

10/19/2020

Wellness

Pumpkin French toast with Powdered Sugar

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Boy oh boy has 2020 tested our mental health, darlings. It’s a good thing September is Self-Care Awareness Month ‘cuz we’re going to need a whole month of self-care to restore some clarity and focus into our lives. In recognition of this special month I will be sharing some my favorite self care tips all […]

At Home Fitness | Self-Care Awareness Month

9/04/2020

Wellness

Self Care Awareness Month

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This watermelon fresca recipe is super sweet darlings, not only because it's the most delicious watermelon juice ever BUT because it is brought to you by my oldest daughter May!!  Guest Blog by May... Growing up I spent a lot of time with my Abuela, and she is the only person I know who can [...]

May’s Watermelon Fresca Recipe

7/20/2020

Wellness

May's Watermelon Fresca Recipe

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I practice intermittent fasting and most days the first meal of my day (usually around lunch time) is oatmeal. It ain’t fancy, but this hearty superfood rich oatmeal recipe keeps my tummy & gut happy while filling my body with loads of vitamins and minerals to keep me glowing from the inside out…as you all […]

My Superfood Rich Oatmeal Recipe

6/15/2020

Wellness

Superfood Rich Oatmeal Recipe

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Eeeeeek, I’ve got a special treat for you darlings! I finally filmed a vlog to show you how to make my English Breakfast Tea Latte with Oat Milk. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make and best of all, it’s soooo DELICIOUS! You’re going to want to grab your tea cup and […]

VLOG: How to Make the Perfect Tea Latte

5/04/2020

Wellness

How to Make the Perfect Tea Latte

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Teatime is ME-time. The ritual of making my cup of tea brings me so much joy throughout my day. There’s no rushing the process. I take pleasure in every step – from seeping the tea to creating a lovely tea setting just for me and indulging in every flavor. It’s the ultimate form of self-care […]

My Teatime Essentials for the Perfect Cup of Tea

4/09/2020

Wellness

My TeaTime Essentials

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I love this recipe so much!!  All I want to do is curl up with a blanket, cup of tea, a good movie AND a warm vegan cinnamon roll.  With everything going on, this time at home has me reconnecting with my beloved kitchen!! It has been such a wonderful therapeutic distraction.  I’ve really enjoyed […]

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Recipe

3/30/2020

Wellness

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What’s your secret??  And can you share it with me??… The DM’s have spoken, you guys want the inside scoop.  Welllll you won’t be surprised that the woman you see today is the result of making dietary lifestyle adjustments over the last decade. It was a process, but one that I felt and continue to feel […]

How to Transition to a Plant Based Diet

3/03/2020

Wellness

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