1 If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen that I accepted the DietBet challenge I mentioned in last week’s post (that’s what all the #freshragedietbet business is about). Anyway, I finally got back on the workout wagon yesterday with Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred. It hurts so good.
2 This seems to go totally against #1, but momma can’t go without chocolate. And this whole gluten intolerance business is making it a little more difficult to get my chocolate on. My mom made what everyone said were amazing peanut butter bars the other day (chocolate + peanut butter = heaven), but I couldn’t try them because they had graham crackers in them. I’m totally trying this healthier recipe for peanut butter cups instead.
3 We are home of the 10,000 broken crayons. I swear you can find crayon bits just about anywhere in this house. Enter this super cute DIY. I’m thinking we’ll repurpose our sorry looking crayons into little heart shaped crayons to give as gifts to Sam’s class for Valentine’s Day.
4 I’m not going to complain about the rough time we’ve been having lately. Instead, I’m going to say that I’m madly in love with this hoodie that I picked up at H&M—and I’ve pretty much been living in it lately.
In bloggyland I’m loving:
- I have a weird obsession with small things. Tea cups. Bottles. Small containers. Babies. Whatever. And I’m in love with the idea of making an endless amount of these DIY marbled bowls.
- Speaking of making things, this post has me daydreaming of making valentines for all of the important people in my life.
- Ideas to upgrade my lunch? Yes please.
- Alt Summit was last week and I’ve been eagerly awaiting all of the recap posts and business card roundups. I’m pretty sure this is the prettiest round up of creative business cards I’ve ever seen.
- I hate football, but these NFL logos reimagined as hipsters are admittedly hilarious.
New-to-me blogs that I’m obsessing over:
Creme de la Craft
Last but not least, Heather, a momma and an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma, contacted me this week. She was diagnosed just after giving birth to her daughter and was told she had 15 months to live. After undergoing a risky surgery, which required the removal of her left lung, she beat the odds and created Lung Leavin’ Day as a way to commemorate the day that changed her life forever.
Lung Leavin’ Day is now used to encourage others to face their fears. Cancer taught Heather the importance of acknowledging apprehensions that prevent us from living life to the fullest extent. Each year on February 2, friends and family gather at Heather’s house for a bonfire where they write their fears on plates and smash them into the fire.
To face your fears and raise awareness of this event, you can participate virtually here: http://mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday
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