Here are some things I have been wanting to share, but on their own they don't really warrant an entire post.
I have been drinking lemon water because I heard it was a good way to start off the day...and I always read Sharon having it when she puts up her WIAW posts.
I opened the Vega newsletter this morning and low and behold they listed out 5 reasons to drink lemon water...sweet (well really tart):
Support immune function: Lemons are high in antioxidant vitamin C, known for its supportive role in healthy immune function.
Alkalize the body: Although the tartness of a lemon may make them seem acidic, lemons are actually one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood.
Aid digestion: Citrus flavonols are believed responsible for lemon’s traditional use as a digestive tonic.
Clear skin: Vitamin C and other antioxidants in lemons combat free radical damage. Free radical damage — especially as caused by UV exposure and environmental toxins — is responsible for many symptoms of aging.
Promote healing: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage.
These are some fantastic reasons to start your day off with lemons...so run out and pick up 1 or 20 and get to drinking.
For the full article click here.
My daughter found a new way to sleep:
She is in a box with two pillows curled up in a semi-fetal position. I don't know how her legs didn't fall asleep, but she seemed very pleased with her ingenuity when I talked to her about it after the fact.
I signed up for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012
You receive the name of three fellow bloggers and send them each a dozen homemade cookies (include the recipe). In return you receive 3 dozen cookies from other bloggers.
I participated last year and so enjoyed the treats I received (I was given 3 vegan bloggers and in return received vegan cookies).
You can participate outside of the US as long as there are 4 other bloggers from your country to participate.
This year's swap has an added feature in that you make a $4 donation to Cookies for Kids' Cancer as part of your participation.
So not only will you be filling your tummy you will be filling this wonderful charities coffers as well.
I am going to be running my second 5k, Hit the Brixx, this weekend.
Not only have I roped my mom into coming again (she ran the Women's Only 5k with me 2 weeks ago) but my 10 year old, Owen, is going as well.
I am excited to keep up the running fun. I really can't believe that I enjoy training and running, as I have spent 30 years avoiding it (maybe this is what a mid-life crisis is).
The Packers won, and won big last weekend (WOOHOO), with Aaron Rodgers ALMOST scoring a touchdown (it was brought back when one of his teammates fouled):
To end this on a foodie note here is my absolute favorite find on Pinterest this week:
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Thanks so much for reading my ramblings.
What fun things are you going to do this weekend?