3-18-17 Stop

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your mental health is just stop and rest. To try to force anything during that time causes more breaks in the defenses. Not my best day but feeling better now. Tomorrow will be better. Time to relax, reset, and pray clearly with my heart while my mind sorts itself out. Be thankful for those who love you enough to allow you to do this and support you during this time. 

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3-14-17 Coffee and Nature

Like many Americans, I start my day with a cup of coffee. Depending on how sleepy I am, I’ll either make my usual cup, or I’ll go to the local Starbucks and get something with a little (or a lot) more kick in it. But here’s something I’ve found about coffee or caffeine (green tea works wonders as well); once it takes effect, it is best to connect to something outside of just sitting in one place and working. Best thing to be able to explore after a cup of coffee is nature, the outdoors, even if that means just a quick walk on your street or a couple of stretches in your backyard. Just to breathe some fresh air, and if possible, refresh your vision with some greenery, even if it is just a potted plant outside your windowsill. It is instant mind, body, and spirit reset. Afterward, you can go about your day, and work as usual. I highly recommend making that connection with nature while you are experiencing the effects of caffeine as opposed to just coffee and straight to work, without heightening your senses and reconnecting to the roots of being human.

Costco $50 Cash Card Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! Today I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Costco Cash Card!

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I feel honored to have been a part of this Huggies campaign and really happy to have sampled such a great product. The Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers were probably the most secure and absorbent diapers I’ve ever tried on my son (and believe me, I’ve tried many different brands!) and it’s such a great deal to get these at $6 OFF right now at Costco! The Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes were also a wonderful product, especially since my son has sensitive skin. I’m very selective with the wipes I use. After all, they are used on the most sensitive areas! These did not disappoint. Right now, you can get them at Costco for $5 OFF.

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On to the giveaway!

You do not need to buy Huggies diapers or wipes to be a part of this contest (although I highly recommend it if you have a little one!). Here’s what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment below saying what you buy at Costco.

2. Leave a comment on my Huggies post and then comment on this post “I commented on the Huggies post” below!

3. To receive more chances of winning, reblog any of my Huggies posts. Here is the first POST. Here is the second POST. Comment below with the reblogged link so I know you did it.

4. Receive more chances of winning by retweeting any of my @Huggies tweets. If you haven’t followed me on twitter, I’m @beenznrice, so get ready to RT me today!

The winner will be chosen at random. Good luck everyone!

 

Visual and Instant Online Food Diary

Screen shot 2014-08-11 at 7.40.33 AMI’ve tried food diaries in the past, but it’s too easy to sneak a few treats here and there, as well as forget to write it down after you eat it. Plus, you can twist the truth about portions and exact measurements. By taking pictures of everything that I consume throughout the day, there’s no lying! Trying out a new concept. I bet it will keep me from eating randomness throughout the day! Follow me at http://instagram.com/insta.food.diary or @insta.food.diary

Happy Monday everyone!

 

Foodie Friday: Pookie’s in Westlake

I had the opportunity to visit Carlos at his work. What a beautiful place! Pookie’s is a Thai place hidden in an office complex that is more of a nature sanctuary than any office complex I’ve very seen. Here’s a beautiful picture of our appetizer:

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And here are some pics of the office complex:

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Save $6 on Diapers and $5 on Baby Wipes with this Exclusive Offer Only at Costco!

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Some of you may have read my previous post about Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes and what a great product it is. My son is still happy, clean and dry in his diapers! I wanat to share some great savings EXCLUSIVELY at your local Costco Warehouse. Get $6 off Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and $5 off Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes!

To get this exclusive price, visit the Costco website HERE.

For more information, go to http://www.huggies.com/costco

Savings valid 8/7-31

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Here’s my Rocky playing care free with his Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers! He’s an active boy and these diapers provide complete protection with their trusted Leak Lock® system. They’re extremely comfortable and cloth like, so he’s happy all day long! Huggies Natural Care® Wipes are a dream come true, especially for the bigger messes. They’re thicker than standard baby wipes and don’t have that questionable chemical odor that other wipes have. So far both my toddler and myself have been very happy with both diapers and wipes from Huggies®!