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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:

New-to-me blogs that I’m obsessing over:
Moorea Seal
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:

What are you obsessed with this week?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.