In case you haven't noticed, there's a movement happening right now. That movement is about taking back our health and going plant-based. With the state of healthcare on a delicate tightrope act within our government, it is up to us to start making smart food choices.
Last year in March, I was introduced to Kombucha. I was in Miami at a farmer's market and being drawn to cool bottles, there was a table that was selling this stuff. I had no idea what it was, but I liked the bottle (I'm such a girl). I tried a sample and decided it was worth the $6.99 to drink this kombucha stuff and have a cool bottle to save.
After I got back from my trip, I decided to research more about kombucha. I'm one of those people who will do research for fun. I learned that it was an ancient probiotic drink. As someone who is gluten sensitive, I blame antibiotics for my affliction, helping all of my good gut bacteria seemed like a good idea. Plus, I like the way kombucha tastes.
I was buying kombucha at the store for a while, but that got really expensive at about $3.69 a bottle. They say you want to drink a bottle per day. My sister suggested that we start making our own kombucha. I was afraid to do it at first, but soon, I found out that it's as easy as making tea.. with some extra stuff.
I've been a vegetarian for 9 years and recently became a whole food, plant-based vegetarian. I used to eat eggs and dairy on occasion. Recently, I learned that eggs triggered my migraines. It's so funny to me how all these years I'd get headaches and feel nauseated and blame it on the weather or PMS, when all this time it was the food I was eating! I stopped eating dairy after watching this talk by Dr. Neal Barnard on Youtube. People give up animal products for different reasons and whatever reason you choose, you should make sure it is right for you. Now, I sleep better and just overall feel better...and so can you.
Before I started my husband finding mission, I was single for a very long time. And a year later at 40, I find myself single again. But, my theory on a perfect love and relationship hasn't changed.
First, let me start by letting you know that the video itself is 34 minutes long. I was going to edit it, however, I talked throughout the whole video explaining what I was doing that I figured I'd keep it as is and you can fast forward through parts as you choose. I might do more detailed videos showing just how I put on my eyeshadow and just my blush, but I haven't decided all of that yet.
I've been on obsessed with reusing everything glass that I have, from reusing the glass jars and glass bottles (you can read about that here) and now glass candle jars. I'm going on this zero waste kick and I can't be more pleased with myself. I say that if this world is going to crap, it won't be because of me!
I'm also all about saving money, and repurposing what you already have is one of the most cost efficient ways of doing this...not to mention that it's environmentally friendly.
Check out this super easy DIY project using glass candle jars that have tops.
I recycle everything that my city allows me to, and at one point I found myself throwing out tons of glass mason jars and then buying tons of Ball & Kerr mason jars. Something didn't seem right with this picture. Why was I throwing out jars and then spending money on more? One of the reasons I didn't keep those spaghetti and jam jars was because the labels were always a pain to get off. I'd spend hours scraping off the glue, I'd try Goo be Gone, hot water, rubbing alcohol and also nail polish remover, all with varying degrees of success.
A little story, I am a vegetarian for moral reasons that I won't get into here because that's not my story. Very recently, it seemed like my new apartment was filled with a lot of negativity and I felt angry all of the time. Sure, I have been going through a lot and had quite a bit on my plate that would create feelings of tension.
This time last year, I had embarked on my husband finding mission. At 38 (at the time) and spending an extended period of time with my family down in Florida, I came to the conclusion that I was ready for marriage. This was after helping my niece with her homework, driving her to school and after school activities and cooking dinner for my family almost every night. I found that I was well suited for domestic life. I genuinely enjoyed being there for others and gained satisfaction from feeding them good, healthy meals. I wanted this for myself. I was ready to give 100% of myself to someone else.
As hard as I try to keep my skin looking as perfect as possible, a pimple still sometimes manages to make its way through to my face. And they're always prominently displayed somewhere on my forehead, cheek or chin. Because of this, I need to make sure they're gone as fast as possible so I can go back to my regularly scheduled life.