modPALEO Offers Healthy Meal Delivery

modPALEO Offers Healthy Meal Delivery

We’ve been working with our client, modPALEO, for several months now. We’ve eaten their delicious food and we’ve been able to experience this healthy meal delivery first hand. Learn a little more about modPALEO and the awesome things they have planned for January.

modPALEO logo

modPALEO logo

modPALEO is a Carolinas-based, packaged meal service that offers a modern approach to healthy eating, based on the Paleo lifestyle. modPALEO believes in maintaining balance and wellness through the power of real food, well-sourced ingredients and sustainability. To top it off, they now offer Nationwide Delivery! (that’s right, healthy meals on-the-go whether you are traveling or live in Omaha, NE.)

Their food satisfies both the meat lover (Torrie) & the vegetarian (Paula). Dishes range from Pot Roast with Braised Roots & Greens to a delicious Mushroom Loaf with Gingered Carrots. Check out some of their mouth-watering food below. 

modPALEO's Grilled Burger, Warm Sweet Potato & Collard Green Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette - #thesavageway

modPALEO’s Grilled Burger, Warm Sweet Potato & Collard Green Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette – #thesavageway

modPALEO's Tandoori Chicken with Broccoli & Cauliflower - #thesavageway

modPALEO’s Tandoori Chicken with Broccoli & Cauliflower – #thesavageway

modPALEO's Sage Pork Sausage Patties with Scrambled Eggs & Rustic Sweet Potatoes - #thesavageway

modPALEO’s Sage Pork Sausage Patties with Scrambled Eggs & Rustic Sweet Potatoes – #thesavageway

modPALEO's Braised Carrots with Portobello Mushroom & Cauliflower Rice - #thesavageway

modPALEO’s Braised Carrots with Portobello Mushroom & Cauliflower Rice – #thesavageway

modPALEO's Pan Fried Sweet Potato Noodles with Cauliflower & Greens - #thesavageway

modPALEO’s Pan Fried Sweet Potato Noodles with Cauliflower & Greens – #thesavageway

One of the most impressive things about the modPALEO product is the conscious decision to purchase product from responsibly-sourced, grass-fed, grass-finished farms. In fact, in 2014, modPALEO spent of $250,000 on Charlotte regional farms.

WHY THIS MATTERS

You know the old saying, “You are what you eat,” well modPALEO likes to say, “You are what you eat eats.” It’s true that whether you are consuming animals or animal byproducts (cheese, butter, eggs). How that animal is raised and treated matters to your health. The farms that modPALEO focuses on sourcing from are small scale producers. Majority of all proteins and most produce are grown in the Carolinas or nearby Georgia (some grassfed beef comes from out west, but the focus is on regional farms). The beef and pork are always grassfed, grass-finished and/or pasture raised. Sustainable practices are key – and these farming environments are free of antibiotics, pesticides and hormones.

Charlotte Regional Farms Used:

HICKORY NUT GAP FARMS
FIRSTHAND FOODS
WILD TURKEY FARMS
SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS
EASTERN CAROLINA ORGANICS (ECO)
BARBEE FARMS
ROSEMARY PETE
TEGA HILLS FARM
PUT A FORK IN IT
BOY & GIRL FARMS
WINDCREST FARMS
ROWLAND’S ROW
BREWINGTON FARM
ANSON MILLS
THE NAKED TART

Why #thesavageway Digs modPALEO:

PAULA: “I am not Paleo and never will be. I am a vegetarian who loves to cook, yet I still find a huge benefit by incorporating modPALEO meals into my routine. Having a clean, healthy meal in my fridge or freezer at any given moment allows me to make a better choice. modPALEO is helping me to stay on a healthy track.”

TORRIE: “I have eaten Paleo off an on for a few years and when I am doing good – man, can I feel it! Eating Paleo is not some crazy diet… It’s simply a way of eating clean and responsibly. It’s not just for crossfitters either! Once you are educated about truly eating Paleo it’s hard to ignore that knowledge and go back to eating without consciousness. modPALEO has been a dream come true by having a quick, truly healthy meal in my fridge or freezer. ”

Keeping it Clean in 2016

As the New Year approaches, we will all be making those New Years Resolutions (and likely seeing them fall to the wayside within a few weeks). Well, modPALEO had come up with a way to keep those goals of eating healthy in 2016 a reality. For a limited time (December 26 – December 30) you will be able to purchase the Keepin’ It Clean 30 day package for a discount.

Packages:

“Keepin’ it Clean in 2016” package includes 4 weeks of modPALEO meals purchased upfront (*there’s a discount) for the month of January. You choose how many meals and we will deliver 4 orders throughout the month (deliveries on January 6, 13, 20 and 27). Shipping and tax are included in pricing. Save between 5 and 25% by paying up front (depending on meal plan).

Place your order for a limited time: Full pricing here.

Cheers to Amber & Carter Lewis for designing and running such a sustainably minded food company. There needs to be more humans like these two in the world.

modPALEO owners Amber Lewis & Carter Lewis. (photo credit @ambereharris12 on Instagram) - #thesavageway

modPALEO owners Amber Lewis & Carter Lewis. (photo credit @ambereharris12 on Instagram) – #thesavageway

OK, 2016… Let’s Do This!

Dogtopia Charlotte Uses Clean Graffiti

Dogtopia Charlotte Uses Clean Graffiti

A few weeks ago, we laid down some Clean Graffiti for Dogtopia Charlotte, a local doggy daycare that prides itself on valuing pets as family. We love when brands use Clean Graffiti in conjunction with their other marketing efforts. Dogtopia’s “Come Over and Play” message tied into their social media and other digital marketing efforts.

Clean Graffiti for Dogtopia by #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti for Dogtopia by #thesavageway

Love the use of paw prints in this Clean Graffiti message by #thesavageway

Love the use of paw prints in this Clean Graffiti message by #thesavageway

About Dogtopia Charlotte:

“We offer an open play dog daycare environment where your dog will be free to run, jump, play and sniff to their heart’s content. Our passionate, well-trained staff provides personalized care and exceptional service to our guests on four legs, as well as their two-legged parents. Live webcams offer a peek into your dog’s day and peace of mind that they’re having the time of their life socializing and burning off energy with their friends. At the end of the day you’ll be greeted by a happy, tired pup.” (via Dogtopia website).

Billy loves the Clean Graffiti for Dogtopia Charlotte - #thesavageway

Billy loves the Clean Graffiti for Dogtopia Charlotte – #thesavageway

Go out and find one of the Dogtopia Clean Graffiti spots around the Park Rd Shopping Center, Selwyn & Barclay Downs areas! If you spot one, snap a picture, post on social media and tag it with #comeoverandplay & @Dogtopia_CLT. They’ll give you $10 off of your next daycare, boarding or grooming visit for each photo you share.

Hint - this Clean Graffiti spot may be near Nolen Kitchen - #thesavageway

Hint – this Clean Graffiti spot may be near Nolen Kitchen – #thesavageway

It’s the perfect day for a nice walk in the Queen City so grab your pup, your phone and snag a great deal for dog care this holiday season!

Donation Event Benefits Charlotte Area Kids Art Program

Donation Event Benefits Charlotte Area Kids Art Program

The second do good. feel good. SERIES event is this Saturday, December 5. #thesavageway

The second do good. feel good. SERIES event is this Saturday, December 5. #thesavageway

We (#thesavageway) have joined forces with Breathe Refuge and NoDa Yoga for an ongoing event series called the do good. feel good. SERIES. The idea behind this series of events stemmed from a desire to put our skills and energy back into the community in which we live – Charlotte. Collectively, we saw a need for an event where you are actively bettering yourself and also assisting others at the same time.

The purpose of the do good. feel good. SERIES is to offer the Charlotte community a workshop in a healing area (yoga, breathwork, etc) or to learn a skill. These events are meant to rejuvenate the body, mind and the soul.

The minds behind the do good. feel good. SERIES. #thesavageway

The minds behind the do good. feel good. SERIES. #thesavageway

“Bringing our three companies together for an event was a very natural fit,” said Jonathan Winn, owner of Breathe Refuge. “We all exist to positively influence our clients and community. We saw an opportunity to use our areas of expertise to give back to this great neighborhood that we live in.”

 THIS SATURDAY: Help the Behailu Academy!

This Saturday, December 5, 2015, we will be hosting a breathwork class led by the one and only Jonathan Winn of Breathe Refuge. The event runs from 1-3pm at the NoDa Yoga studio (3201 N. Davidson St). Event attendees can expect a healing and rejuvenating breathwork class in a safe setting and enjoy a snack from Bruks Bars afterward.

Saturday, December 5 from 1-3pm join in a breathwork class and help local charity Behailu Academy. #thesavageway

Saturday, December 5 from 1-3pm join in a breathwork class and help local charity Behailu Academy. #thesavageway

Tickets are $30/person and all proceeds benefit Behailu Academy, a Charlotte area kids art program. They are located in the historic arts district of NoDa – and they rock! The Behailu Academy empowers youth to find and use their voices through the arts, academic support and community service.

Here’s what they do:
– A free after-school youth apprenticeship program that encourages students in 9th-12th grade to stay in school, engage in their communities and pursue arts affiliated opportunities beyond high school.
– 5-buck Fridays where youth take short-term workshops to complete a single project and other workshops such as dance, video editing or oil painting at a low cost.
– Bi-monthly youth arts showcase events open to the public during NoDa’s bi-monthly gallery crawls.

These are the kids that will be helped on Sat. Dec 5 during the do good. feel good. SERIES. #thesavageway

These are the kids that will be helped on Sat. Dec 5 during the do good. feel good. SERIES. #thesavageway

Tickets can be purchased by visiting nodayoga.com and searching Workshops. For additional information, please email [email protected]

What started out as a little idea to give back to our community has turned into an ongoing event series that we couldn’t be more proud of. We’d love to see you there on Saturday! Stay tuned for more do good. feel good. SERIES events in 2016!

 

Practicing gratitude #thesavageway

Practicing gratitude #thesavageway

“Work hard. Talk less. Do what you feel is right. Learn from your mistakes. Build people up. Laugh often. Stop complaining. Invest in yourself. Dream Big. Plan Ahead. Love unconditionally.”

This quote has been a guiding principle for our company this year. We both make a conscious effort every single day to practice gratitude and live our lives in a positive way. Life is busy and hard and sometimes overwhelming, but we actively choose to focus on the good things. The rest will eventually figure itself out. Life is entirely too short to complain or be doing something that you don’t believe in. We are put on this earth to love, to dream big, to take chances and to make a positive impact on the world.

There are a million things to be grateful for this year and we wanted to share a handful of the things that bring us joy.

Having the opportunity to surround ourselves with positive people who have a passion for what we do as a business. Alana and Cailin have brought an incredible energy to our business. We see so many opportunities to grow with these smart, talented and ambitious women <3

We love all of our ladies at #thesavageway.

We love all of our ladies at #thesavageway.

Being able to create the things we wish existed. Clean Graffiti and Moss Art are two things that we’ve developed and grown over the course of three years. We are extremely proud of our work, humbled by the clients that choose to work with us and excited for the future of these mediums.

A sampling of Clean Graffiti in Charlotte & Winston Salem - #thesavageway

A sampling of Clean Graffiti in Charlotte & Winston Salem – #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti for a non-profit in Charlotte, NC - #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti for a non-profit in Charlotte, NC – #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti for a sustainable, walking initiative in Charlotte, NC  - #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti for a sustainable, walking initiative in Charlotte, NC – #thesavageway

Creative Moss Art for client AIR Aerial Fitness - #thesavageway

Creative Moss Art for client AIR Aerial Fitness – #thesavageway

Being friends with those who shine a light on our life and provide a healing energy when we need it the most. We have been blessed to have people like Jonathan & Jillian in our lives. People like these two radiate that healing power that bring ease and comfort to our daily lives. We are lucky to know (and partner) with such positive people.

The healers in our lives. Jonathan of Breathe Refuge and Jillian of NoDa Yoga - #thesavageway

The healers in our lives. Jonathan of Breathe Refuge and Jillian of NoDa Yoga – #thesavageway

Giving back to the community in a meaningful way. Actively giving back to the community we live in is important. We’ve partnered with two other local businesses for a series of healing events called the do good. feel good. SERIES. All proceeds benefit local charities! There are so many ways to give back. Find what you’re passionate about and get to work!

#thesavageay partners with Breathe Refuge & NoDa Yoga on a do good. feel good. SERIES to benefit a local charity.

#thesavageay partners with Breathe Refuge & NoDa Yoga on a do good. feel good. SERIES to benefit a local charity.

Paula joins the #HashtagLunchbagCLT crew to deliver food to the homeless. (photo credit: Jacinda Garabito) #thesavageway

Paula joins the #HashtagLunchbagCLT crew to deliver food to the homeless. (photo credit: Jacinda Garabito) #thesavageway

Inaugural do good. feel good. SERIES with #thesavageway, Breathe Refuge & NoDa Yoga benefitted Time Out Youth.

Inaugural do good. feel good. SERIES with #thesavageway, Breathe Refuge & NoDa Yoga benefitted Time Out Youth.

Having the ability and flexibility to travel and enjoy new experiences. We are beyond grateful that we’ve had the opportunity to not only travel for work but also to take some time to relax on a personal level. We’ve been able to go coast to coast to sightsee and reflect on the hard work that we’ve put in over the years. It was nice and we know how fortunate we are to be able to see other parts of the world.

2015 took us to New York, NY / San Francisco, CA / Sedona, AZ - #thesavageway

2015 took us to New York, NY / San Francisco, CA / Sedona, AZ – #thesavageway

We are beyond grateful for the hard lessons we’ve learned and the incredible successes we’ve experienced these past 11 months. Our eyes are wide open, our hearts are full and our desire to be better humans seeps from every pore.

One other quote to leave you with.
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms. Hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” – Roald Dahl

Happy Thanksgiving <3
Paula & Torrie

 

Walk Your Neighborhood Event Brings Community Together

Walk Your Neighborhood Event Brings Community Together

Did you know that it’s only a 7-minute walk from Armada Skate Shop to Midwood Smokehouse in Plaza Midwood? This was one of the many walking facts that we learned while working on the Walk Your Neighborhood #WalkCLT initiative powered by OrthoCarolina & Sustain Charlotte.

#WalkCLT is a project created by Sustain Charlotte’s Transportation Choices Alliance & OrthoCarolina to promote the walkability of our Charlotte neighborhoods. Walking creates more vibrant streets, helps support local businesses, highlights unique neighborhood features & strengthens Charlotte as a whole. #WalkCLT brings the community together in a big way.

The first #WalkCLT event went down in Plaza Midwood. #thesavageway

The first #WalkCLT event went down in Plaza Midwood. #thesavageway

#thesavagway was brought in to assist with the creation and promotion of this community event and well as executing Clean Graffiti to denote walking distances. Clean Graffiti was a natural medium to use as a wayfinding sign because it is a sustainable form of messaging – it’s just water.

Clean Graffiti was used as a wayfinding message along popular walking areas in the neighborhood. #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti was used as a wayfinding message along popular walking areas in the neighborhood. #thesavageway

It's only 9 minutes to a good book! #WalkCLT helps promote walking in your neighborhood. #thesavageway

It’s only 9 minutes to a good book! #WalkCLT helps promote walking in your neighborhood. #thesavageway

On Saturday, November 7, our team, Sustain Charlotte & OrthoCarolina threw a launch event for the #WalkCLT initiative. Residents & participants were encouraged to walk from their home (instead of driving) to the heart of the Plaza Midwood business district. The festivities included a free t-shirt upon checking-in at the Pizza Peel on Central Ave, a scavenger hunt for families, two and three-legged races, and some amazing deals from the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. Over 18 local restaurants, shops & businesses offered a special deal for participants. #thesavageway team was of course on hand to manage the social media for the event!

The Sustain Charlotte crew setting up for the #WalkCLT launch event.

The Sustain Charlotte crew setting up for the #WalkCLT launch event.

Successful check-in for the inaugural #WalkCLT event. #thesavageway

Successful check-in for the inaugural #WalkCLT event. #thesavageway

Cruise Carts, another sustainable form of transportation, stopped by for the #WalkCLT launch. #thesavageway

Cruise Carts, another sustainable form of transportation, stopped by for the #WalkCLT launch. #thesavageway

Volunteers are all smiles at the #WalkCLT launch event. #thesavageway

Volunteers are all smiles at the #WalkCLT launch event. #thesavageway

Walk Your City Signs were also used as wayfinding signs for #WalkCLT. #thesavageway

Walk Your City Signs were also used as wayfinding signs for #WalkCLT. #thesavageway

This launch event was just the beginning of #WalkCLT, which has a larger vision to get all of Charlotte walking more often! OrthoCarolina has been a huge community supporter and is a key reason why this initiative took off!

In the words of Blair Primis, Vice-President of Marketing at OrthoCarolina, “OrthoCarolina is a committed community partner and we felt this initiative fell perfectly in line with our efforts to educate Charlotteans on living a healthy lifestyle.”

Stay tuned for the next #WalkCLT event coming to a neighborhood near you!

OrthoCarolina's Blair Primis supporting #WalkCLT. #thesavageway

OrthoCarolina’s Blair Primis supporting #WalkCLT. #thesavageway