Bahama Mama

by lindsay cotter on May 25, 2012

I’ve nicked named myself the Bahama mama Sherpa. I only say that because I have the hair to prove it. It’s my “holy cow humidity FRO” hair.

bahama hair

I blame it on the rain. It’s been raining everyday since we got here. I think we must have brought it with us. Sorry bahamas. But the good news is, with my new FRO, I have yet to wash my hair. So… I am saving on shampoo, right?

Anyway, here’s a little video of where we’ve been staying, etc. Please excuse the hair once again. It has a mind of it’s own. Plus I had just gotten back from a walk. Yes, I am sweating like I was in a steam room. That’s totally normal when you walk 2.0 mph here. Winking smile

And here’s our ride. We call her the Bahama Yellow Beast.

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A view from the house. The 2 minutes it wasn’t raining.

canal

Tomorrow we are off to the island Eleuthera.

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Lots of good riding there and of course WHITE BEACH! As the official Bahama Mama, I’m packing balls.. I mean bites. Bahama Breeze Bites. Yes, I am sharing the recipe. This recipe definitely needs to be shared. Come get your Bahama Breeze on with me.

pineapple rum coconut

Bahama breeze Bites
Recipe Type: healthy bite
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 16 mins
Serves: 22-24
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. dried pineapple
  • .25 cup cashew or sunflower seed butter
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp pb flour (optional)
  • 25 grams vanilla protein
  • 2 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup banana chips (crushed)
  • ½ tsp. rum extract
  • ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
Instructions
  1. Grind up pineapple and banana chips separately in food processor. Transfer into a large bowl and a pinch of
  2. coconut. Then stir in your protein powder, nut butter, and coconut/pb flour. Pour in the rum extract and mix
  3. together.
  4. Last, mix in your honey/agave and then roll into balls/bites. Roll each bite in the extra coconut and protein powder before storing. Freeze right away then store in fridge or freezer to maintain freshness .
  5. Makes around 22-24

Tell me, how do you tame your hair?

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Cheers,

LC

{ 87 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess May 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Personally, I think you look SO PRETTY with the beach curly hair! I dig it :-)

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

you make me feel puuuurrrty

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul May 28, 2012 at 1:41 am

I agreeee I always love that natural look that some girls seem to easily pull off–like yourself! :D And that sounds so cute–bahama mama! And those bites look sooooooo good! Kind of like healthy donut holes.

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LCCotter May 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

and they taste like donut holes too! but refreshing, haha! How’s married life friend? xoxo

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Just let your hair go crazy! I think it’s looks beautiful all poofy.

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

i act crazy, might as well let it be crazy. haha

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Kris May 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

ah, I love my hair when we are in Hawaii… it gets the same way. you look beautiful! <3

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

well its official, we’re moving to hawaii again and so are you! xoxo miss you. how’s dad?

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Lisa May 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Pony Tail!!! My hair is ridiculous in humidity—it’s not actually curly, just cowlicked around my face, and then kind of dented and frizzy. I found some really good styling products that aren’t made of all chemicals, so I blow dry it, and then when it still gets frizzy, I put it in a pony and wear a headband!

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Molly May 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Oh silly, your hair looks adorable!!! Glad you are having fun there!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

i need your calls!

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Kim K May 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I wish i had your sexy tousled hair! Mine is stick straight, doesnt frizz or have humidity issues. But its straight and thin so i use volumizer, thats it! Wish i was in the bahamas despite the crappy weather!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

i wish you were too! i need a wine buddy and poop talk buddy. LOL!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables May 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

It looks amazing there! I have curly hair too, and when you figure out how to tame it let me know!! Have fun. Xo

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

well coming from you that means a lot! hehe

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Haha, there is nothing that helps when you have a natural fro! I have the same problem in TN. You look hot and wild!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

so i should be good to visit you then, right? hehe

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Heather May 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Oh, man. There IS NO FIX for the hair. Mine is ridiculous in FL.

I AM SUPER JEALOUS. We love the Bahamas!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

come be a fro head with me! ;P

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Calee (@chimes) May 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Two things:

1) YUM

2) You look CUTE. And as a curly girly myself, I feel your pain. My solution? Don’t rinse your conditioner all the way. Or go a day extra without washing your hair (I was going to say “don’t wash your hair” and then I remembered you’re gross too!). Also, this sounds crazy, but volumizing products work wonders on humidity-ridden hair. I love Samy’s hairspray (it’s in an orange bottle) and John Frieda’s volumizing mist (it’s in a blue bottle … dunno the name). Leave-in conditioner is always good too. Oh, but my favorite product is Kevin Murphy’s motion lotion. Which would be reallllly great with your hair type because you have thinner hair and your curls would get an extra boost (it’s too much for my hair when it gets too long — poooof!).

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

oh my gosh you are a life saver! i need you to teach me loads of stuff!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

p.s.
I saw that you are helping sarah with the label redesign. think i could pay you to do the same for healthy bites???? Or just give me your input on my current one?

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health May 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Haha I’m pretty sure my hair would be doing the exact same thing!! Humidity makes it go crazy! You’re rockin’ it though :). I love using John Freida FrizzEase finishing cream on my hair (when it’s more dry, not wet) and it definitely helps tame some of the frizz!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Oh yea, i need to find a bottle of John Freida!!

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PavementRunner May 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I have my head shaved… LOL… sooo, you will get no tips from me other than our house saves big bucks on shampoo AND conditioner.

I’m not gonna lie, I use soap on it. Trade secret.

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

secret is safe with me. ;-)

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Allie May 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

How beautiful are you with your hair like that!!!!!! O I am hoping that you are getting peace and enjoying God’s creation while being there :) sending love<3

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

god’s creation amazes me with every sunset. How are you friend?!!

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Allie May 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

:) Im sure I would just wanna sit there and absorb EVERY moment!!!!
I’m doing pretty good. Start my summer job on the 4th….kinda feel like I’m in a workout rut, and not sure what to do about that. I recently was given a book to read—the 4:8 Principle and OH man is it speaking TRUTH into my life and helping me to find JOY again :) Got my first teaching rejection letter in the mail this week, but I realized it wasnt what God has for me at this time or not the school for me

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 5:51 am

and God does have a plan! he will show you. Now, i must find that book!

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Allie May 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

The boo is by Tommy Newberry and it has a HUGE smiley face on the cover!!!

Kierston May 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Honestly, my hair is fro style every.single.day. I love getting up in the morning and looking at my fro (I will add hairspray to FRO IT UP even more, not going to lie!). If my hair gets frizzy though, I’ll add a touch of Moroccan Oil to tame that frizz! :)

Keep the FRO, it looks great on you!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I love your hair!! it’s luscious!

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malita May 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

ha! remember when we went to St Thomas and every day was 80′s hair day?! yeah well i got nothing to help you – you’re in paradise and that’s the price you’re paying ;-)

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

it’s totally like that. 80′s hair day! i need a scrunchie. ;-)

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hillary May 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

linds! you look HOT! so excited for you for eluethera. it is BEAUTIFUL! take pics please! xoxo

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm

why can’t we just travel together! much more fun that way. ;-)

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J.L. May 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Sorry, I have no sympathy (or suggestions) for you and your Bahama Mama hair…humidity makes my hair go limp, flat, lifeless. I’m always envious of those whose manes go manic. My mane sticks to my forehead. And I think on this long weekend, I’m making Bahama breeze bites. Thanks for the recipe…and good luck with the ‘fro!

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sarah May 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Um, gorgeous hair! Workin the fro better than anyone iv ever seen!

Thanks SO much for the bites recipe( you know I adore those), I live about as far from the Bahamas as you can get- so when I make these ASAP, at least ill get a lil taste:).

Hope you are enjoying your trip!
Xxx

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm

yes!!! do it! and let me know how they taste. Sending you my Bahama juju!

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teabagginit May 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm

these look awesome – and so does your hair (it’s beach waves!) :) i made some healthy bites today – caramel pecan apple pie ala mode based on your peach cobbler ala mode! so good!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

oh my gosh i saw!!! and the bars! genius!

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Michele @ nycrunningmama May 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I’m sorry I’m so far behind what’s been going on!! I just read the last few posts and feel completely caught up in you and James’ life =) Sounds like an awesome opportunity – “real” life can be put on hold for a few weeks!! Don’t work too hard – enjoy the beautiful scenery and the company!
PS. You look pretty gorgeous to me! The beachy/wavy hair is in these days (so I’m told – LOL)
xoxo

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

thank you friend. I am going to “try” and take your advice. ;-)

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Bekah May 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Those sound AMAZING! Wow. Girl.

Your hair looks adorbs, but I have naturally curly hair too, and sometimes you just want to tame it. I put super cheap clear gel (Tres Semme) in it when I wear it curly and if I really want it to JUST GO DOWN, I put some serum on top. :) Have fun!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Serum!!! I knew i was forgetting something crucial! thanks bekah!

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Meg May 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Heaven! Oh what I wouldn’t give for a day there! Let me just say I am love love loving your hair! It’s sassy and carefree! Mine is not that curly, but if i’m lucky it might get a little wave when it’s humid. I definitely never bother to straighten it in humidity, but waste of time. Oh, braiding it would make some pretty waves… can I please come too? ;)

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

yes yes, we can be sassy with out hair together! it’d be too fun!

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Jan May 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Oh yay, another video post! So fun! Your digs look amazing. Why leave? LOL As for the hair, I have curly hair too, and the humidity makes it impossible. I mostly use tons of product on it and keep it pulled back!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 5:53 am

my hair is turning into a product junkie, thats for sure. LOL! Now i must find a hat!

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Bonnie May 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

YUM on the bites and I LOVE your hair! I think you are just so beautiful, Lindsay. Great job driving the car today (saw that on your FB status – ha!) and keep enjoying your time – can’t wait to see pics of the white sand beaches and hope James enjoys riding out there! Great to hear from ya. Love you guys!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

i love you friend. How can i persuade Mikey to move to Austin? ;-)

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Meg May 26, 2012 at 12:05 am

girl I like what the humidity does to that hair of yours ;) my GOSH you are stunning

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 5:54 am

haha, well that is a relief. I think i feel like its bigger than it really is. I tend to overexaggerate. teehee

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Lou May 26, 2012 at 3:24 am

I LOVE the fro!

I wish I could have a fro…. big hair is GOOD!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 5:54 am

Austrailia is so dry, no humidity ever comes that way. I’ll send you some humidity.

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Lou May 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Where I am (sub tropical) it IS actually really humid in Summer…. I just have crap hair that just stays FLAT and blah whatever the weather!

NZ is wicked DRY in comparison to here… every time I visit I go all dry and crusty ;) hehehe

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Pure2raw twins May 26, 2012 at 6:48 am

you hair is not bad at all! mine would be ten times as bad. one reason I am glad I do not live in FL anymore

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

SC is pretty humid though, right? either way it’s good for the skin.. maybe. ;-)

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 26, 2012 at 6:53 am

I love that photo of you! Haha, your hair is funny, but mine also looks terrible when it’s rainy or humid outside. Cotters seem to have crazy hair! :D

The place is gorgeous, I wish I could be there with you!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

so we can be FRO buddies. I love that! Come on down and spend some time on the island.

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jobo May 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

You look gorgeous!!!! Seriously, your hair is so pretty!! I love this opportunity for you and am so glad you got the change to do it!! Have a great weekend!!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

oh how I wish you were here too!

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Coco May 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I think your totally rockin the crazy hair!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

oh thank you friend!

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Rach May 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Girl, I love the hair! Lotsa volume with curl… so cute!

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LCCotter May 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

oh thanks Rach!! How was Destin?? LOVE that place.

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Rach May 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

GIRL! It was SO great! I loved it! I am so excited to go back!! :)

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LCCotter May 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

yea!!

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Christina May 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

Oh my, jealous of this travel for sure! :-) I think you and I may have similar hair? I have naturally wavy hair, frizzes quickly in humidity, gets heavy, etc. I actually have been having a lot of luck by applying Biosilk. Oddly enough, adding more “oil” to it seems to help??? I only use it every other day or so. Too much is too much, but a little oil seems helpful. A lot of friends of mine with similar hair have good results with other various “oil” type products too. Enjoy your time in the Bahamas!

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LCCotter May 27, 2012 at 7:54 am

thats what I forgot !!! BIOSILK!! That stuff is amazing!

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Sam @ Fit for My Fork May 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

These bites sound yummmmy. I love pineapple.
My hair always needs taming. I love the look on your face in the first picture, lol! People put in a lot of hard work to get beach hair – looks like it’s come naturally to you! :)

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LCCotter May 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

haha, well thank you Sam. You are too Kind! ;-)

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She Rocks Fitness May 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Love the rocking beach hair…It looks awesome! I’m a huge fan of beach hair, especially cause you can get away with not having to wash it for a few days, which is just awesome. Embrace the humidity and those curls…I’m doing it in Jersey. ;)

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LCCotter May 28, 2012 at 8:24 am

we need to be embracing the humidity together!

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Lisa May 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I think your hair looks so good like that! I love beachy hair! Those bahama breeze bites look so tasty! Yum! I hope you’re enjoying your time over there!

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LCCotter May 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

oh thanks Lisa! I hope you are doing well. Can’t wait to catch up on your life soon friend!

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Casey (The Hippie Health Nut) May 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Ha! I think we have the same hair- mine looked like this during most of my time in Florida last week. :) P.S. Guess who’s applying for a job in Austin?!?

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf May 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

OMG I love your facial expression in that first photo! I love your curls! OK, so this may be coming from the Chinese girl with stick straight black hair (who’s not jealous at all of women whose hair have some body to it) but love it!

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Nichole May 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

Unfortunately my hair gets about 10 times bigger. It’s unreal. Yours looks CUTE! – Seriously!! GO with it:)

Love the video, and even with the rain looks beautiful! Safe island hopping travels!

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LCCotter May 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

well that i gotta see!

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Holly May 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Ooooo I LOVE the idea of banana chips in a healthy bite!! Any chance that you would be able to make some more soon?? ;)

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Abby @ Change of Pace May 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I love beach hair and wish mine did what your hair is doing! It looks awesome.
The place you are staying looks amazing!

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Salah (BYB Training) May 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

Those bites look amazing!!! I think you make a beautiful bahama mama!!!

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LCCotter May 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

how are you friend!?! Gosh, we really need an austin date soon! K?>

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Janetha May 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

You should have taken me in your pocket. Geez.

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LCCotter May 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm

i told you to hop in! ;-)

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