What We’re Eating

Hello my friends!

Rainy season has officially begun here and I couldn’t be more excited! Me and rain go way back. Ever since I can remember, when it would get stormy out and the rain started to fall, all I wanted to do was be out in it. Feeling the drops on my bare skin. And I still do that to this day. My heart skips a beat and I run to any door I can find and wait for that oh so familiar feeling of those tiny droplets hitting my skin. Makes my heart feel so calm. Like I can let out a breath I’ve been holding in. Even W knows now how the rain makes me feel and opens any door or window that is close so that I can see and hear it. I’ve often wondered if it’s the Native in me that makes me feel so connected to rain…

We have a busy week ahead, so needed some quick, low maintenance dinners that can be put together in a flash. We always like to balance healthy meals with some that…aren’t so healthy, but feed our hearts and souls. Enjoy friends!

What We’re Eating

July 25th – July 31st

Saturday: Crunchy cabbage salad with sesame ginger dressing and grilled chicken

Sunday: BBQ beef and beans with rice – good for Sunday since it cooks slow and is low maintenance

Monday: Mushroom egg rolls – not Chinese egg rolls, more like an egg pancake rolled up ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday: Loaded Italian pasta salad

Wednesday: BBQ chicken sandwiches with slaw and oven fries

Thursday: Baked potato with turkey chili

Friday: Peanut butter and jelly pancake bake!

Dessert for the week: Raspberry Jell-O pie!! A childhood favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

We can’t wait to update y’all on our recent life changes! They are good and scary and happy and make my stomach hurt ๐Ÿ™‚ Change is hard friends. We think about it, we plan for it, we dream about it, but when it actually happens, it can be one of the scariest, hardest things we have ever done. No amount of planning can prepare us completely can it? And unfortunately change doesn’t always turn out as rosy as we imagined. But it sure does make life interesting…

xo

S

Vitality Drops!

Y’all, this is a fun one!

It’s been getting pretty hot here in the desert lately! We did have some really pretty spring days, but they always go by way too fast. And being at home still most of the time, we have had to get creative about staying active.

W and I try to go for at least two walks a day…if not three ๐Ÿ™‚ Getting out of the house and getting some fresh air and sunshine is super important right now for our mental health. It gives us a little break from work and time to connect in the middle of the day. We also exercises in the house doing things like jumping jacks, push-ups, squats and light weights to get in some strength training…no matter how minimal it might be ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are anything like me friends, I get dehydrated quickly. And add to that the summer heat and exercise and I am dried up like prune in the Sahara Desert. I have to be super careful about staying hydrated enough or I get really bad migraines and stomach aches. I love adding electrolytes to my water (the only thing I drink during the day besides coffee), but many of the electrolyte add-ins on the market right now contain lots of sugar…I mean, a lot of sugar!! One brand in particular, that you can find at Costco and other local retailers, has 11 grams of sugar in one half ounce packet. And yes, it may be made with cane sugar, so seems healthier, but y’all…I don’t need 11 extra grams of sugar in my diet. Especially in my water.

Then, it’s like Young Living could hear me! Hear my cries for a more natural alternative to sports drinks and for something that had less sugar than it’s peers on the market. Enter Vitality Drops!

These are super delicious friends and even W asked for some today in his water because he “likes the taste”!!! They have natural electrolytes, trace minerals, essential oils and is sweetened with Stevia! *woo woo*

Y’all, you literally need the tiniest little amount in your water so these bottles last for-e-ver…where are my Sandlot fans at?! Okay, back to the Vitality Drops…we seriously can’t live without them now. We love to mix them together at the same time. Both flavors are delicious on their own, but combine the two and wowza!!

Give them a try friends. Add them to your next ER order or do a one time order, but I have a feeling you might want to jump on ER just to get these on a regular basis ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, let us know what you think friends!

xo

S