Celiac Disease and Mental Health

May is Celiac Disease Month. Celiac disease has over 300 symptoms and they aren’t all digestive related. Symptoms can include depression, anxiety, and brain fog. Even once diagnosed and off the gluten some mental health issues can continue.  Society, in the US, at least revolves around food. You may not notice it when you can eat everything but once you have to remove a food due to celiac disease or an allergy, it’s obvious. We Read more…

Seven Running Books on Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people use fitness to help their mental health. We know exercise won’t cure us but it can help keep depression and anxiety at bay. Some days it can be hard to get going, especially when the depression sets in, but getting out will almost always make you feel a bit better.  When I’m feeling down I do the 15-minute trick. I commit to 15 minutes. If after Read more…

EC Launch 2021-2022

Launch day is coming! Launch day is coming! Do not panic. Remain calm and grab your wallet because you are gonna want to shop until you drop. There are so many options this year, I’m sure you’ll find something you love! Erin Condren sent me the new daily duo with a side of mid century circle accessories. So far, I love everything! You can watch my review on YouTube. First off, the daily duo looks Read more…

April Showers at Cafe Noir

Whew! I read A LOT this month! I was on a roll (and technically I finished Fast 5k on 3/31 but it missed the last post). So enjoy quick summaries and thoughts so I don’t overwhelm you! Fast 5k by Pete Magil Summary: A guide to help you PR your next 5k My Thoughts: 4 Stars I liked how the book was broken into keys. Each key built on the ones before. The author also Read more…

Upcoming Erin Condren Launch

Erin Condren has been releasing tons of sneak peeks for their upcoming launch, which should be soon! They’ve also been giving answers to some questions on social media. Everyone is super excited about this year’s launch because there are so many options that we’ve been asking for!  So what all has EC given us so far? Designs There are going to be three designs to choose from. Mid Century Circles is back! Along with Flora Read more…

Cookie Monster

Gluten free cookies have come a long way in the past six or so years.  This is both good and bad. Good for my taste buds but bad for my waistline. I feel like I’ve been inhaling cookies for the past few months.  When I was first diagnosed pickings were slim. And it seemed every cookie was “thin and crispy” which have never been my favorites. But lately we’ve gottne so many more options.  Even Read more…

The Yeti Challenge

March 27th, 2021 is a date I won’t soon forget. My alarm went off at 4:30 am and I got dressed, ate a honey stinger waffle, and headed out the door at 5 am to start round one of the Yeti Challenge. Yup, I somehow managed to sign up to run 5 miles every 4 hours for 24 hours. I’m not sure why I went along with this plan. But, I kept going out every Read more…

March at Cafe Noir

Edge of Series by Kyla Stone – Currently 6 books in the series. Book 7 comes out in AprilSummary:An EMP hits the USA on Christmas Eve. The residents of a small town in Michigan have to fit for their survival in the brutal winter, without power. Will the town survive? My thoughts:I really like the concept of this book. I had never heard of an EMP but now I know if it ever happened I Read more…

Sam’s Famous Salsa

We eat a lot of salsa in our house. There is usually a jar in the fridge and two to three backups in the pantry. We put that ish on everything. Tacos. Burritos. Eggs. Chips. Salad. I am always willing to try new salsa. And this week I was lucky enough to receive a box of salsa from Sam’s Famous Salsa. We happened to be having carne asada tacos for dinner that night so the Read more…

Planning & Being Green

I love planning. I love being green as well. Sometimes these don’t go together. I am old school in that I need to write things down. I love having notebooks and planners to jot down a note. I use paper planners for work, my business, and my personal life. I can’t quit them! But I also feel a pull to do what I can to save the earth. I’ve tried to use google calendar. I’ve Read more…