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My apologies for not posting the skincare winner Wednesday. Shoot!
Congratulations, Amanda! You’ve won the organic set from Herbal Choice Mari!!!
Please email me your mailing address by Monday at noon. *MyWiseMom at gmail dot com*
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Memorial Day marks the UNofficial start to summer, and we are ready! It will be a bit strange to have Finn home full time and not at school, but I’m trying to savor these weeks instead of eagerly waiting for school to start again. I’m also trying to ignore the fact that he and Evie start arguing around 8a. IT’S GOING TO BE A FUN SUMMER!!!!
As we dive into the holiday weekend, let’s dig into some of the most most fantastic online finds. Click the blue “Fantastic” link to go directly to the source page.
Fantastic Information: Sugar. It’s EVERYWHERE. It’s considered poision to many, and I mostly agree. I used to work in tobacco prevention and control, so when I see the similarities between the tobacco industry and the food industry, I get roaring angry. Tobacco has cost us all way too much: time, lives, quality of life, money. It just took the life of one of my former neighbors. I strongly believe the food industry is doing the same thing, silently, while we support them with our dollars. I can’t stress enough how important it is to read what is IN your food (ingredients), not just the calories, sodium, fat, etc. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. (End rant.)
Fantastic Flavor Mix: Guacamole with a twist. I have never thought of exchanging tomatos for strawberries, but I’m intruged, espeically since strawberries are so insanely juicy and delicious right now!
Fantastic Summer Staple: I’m obsessed with navy right now. It’s the new black in my closet… and I wear a lot of black! I love the flowiness of this top paired with the simple white and brown accents. I might throw on a bright coral ring or bracelet to mix it up.
Fantastic Craft Idea: Finn painted flower pots for his teachers for the end of school. We added a pretty arrangement (thank you Trader Joe’s) of Begonias for the teachers to enjoy this summer. He LOVED painting the pots. I know he’ll love this, too. It will be added to our rainy day summer list!
Fantastic Encouragement: Do you know a child or teen with food restrictions who might need some encouragement? This is a great article to share. Let’s do our best to support these kids!
Fantastic Grain-free Pizza Crust: While doing the Whole30 you aren’t suppose to “Paleofy” recipes so that you’re “cheating without cheating.” That said, Friday nights are pizza night. Always have been since I was a wee one. Last week, at the recommendation of my friend Jana, I tried this Paleo crust (gasp) and we loved it! You have to make sure you roll it thin enough (just not too thin), but it provides the taste of pizza without the heavy, bloated pizza feel following. Justin loved it, too, and is ready to convert, as well. Win! (I used a sugarless pizza sauce and piled my side with veggies.)
Fantastic Summer Kicks: Finn got some new kicks for summer. He’s in love! I bought the Spiderman and Captain America so he could choose. He settled on Spidey. (Tip: Order 1/2 size up. The back gets tucked under their heel easily if you don’t, but they stretch a bit and get easier to get in and out of.)
Fantastic Summer Cut: I know, I know. I’ve been talking about cutting my hair for.like.eva, but this is motivating. I love the light waves and the lighter length. That color looks so effortless! I wish I could be that blonde!
Fantastic Truth: You’re doing a great job, mom! Take a deep breath and remember that 😉
Have a GREAT long weekend!!! What’s on tap for the weekend? We will be relaxing on the deck, grilling, planting, filling the kiddo pool, and pulling out the sprinkler!