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Why I Left FB

Why I Left FB

A couple months ago I decided to leave Facebook…sort of. I know a lot of people love using Facebook for business. I for one have never had much success with it. Mainly because I don’t really pay it much mind. I check in from time […]

My Absence – Dealing With Depression

My Absence – Dealing With Depression

  A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people. – Lilly Singh   I apologize for my lack of posting. My lack of engagement. My lack of drive. It saddens me that I […]

SIMPLY TOSO NOW OPEN

SIMPLY TOSO NOW OPEN

I am happy to announce that my shop is now open. Over time I will be adding handmade items as well as specially selected items from independent creators for your home. For now you will find printables designed by me for you.

You can find the shop by clicking the link in the upper menu any time.

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Turning 40

Turning 40

  It’s been awhile since I posted. I didn’t realize how caught up in other stuff I got. I have been keeping my hands in multiple baskets making it all work slowly but surely. I am not a eggs in only one basket kind of […]

My Menstrual Cup Review

My Menstrual Cup Review

I am not new to menstrual cups. I jumped on the same band wagon many others did and got a Diva Menstrual Cup. While Diva is loved by many, it is not loved by me and my vagina. I found it too stiff and shifted […]

Health & Fitness Update 1

Health & Fitness Update 1

Health & Fitness
 

 

I unfortunately don’t have much of an update when it comes to this health & fitness journey. Nothing I’d brag about at any rate. I didn’t fall off the wagon per say but I didn’t stick 100% to my plans for May. A lot work stuff came up as well as a bit of emotional stuff. I had more I needed to work through. More than I even realized. I am glad to say though, I feel I am finally over an emotional and self love hurdle.

It’s been awhile, but I truly feel happy. Happy about life. Happy about home. Happy about future plans. I am happy. This happiness is what I think I needed to get squared away. I have always been a person that allows emotions to determine my life and I came to terms with that. I had a lot of internal work to do and a month isn’t enough to really work out all the kinks. It’s something that will always need to be worked on, in my opinion. However, I jumped over a big hurdle and am in a place where I know from here on out will make living smoother and well, happier.

With that said, I have only lost a couple pounds, and an inch or two here and there. Because of that, this update will not include pics or measurements. This health update is all about my mental health. Mental health is something I think people forget to take into account when making changes to their life, especially body changes.

I encourage you to take time to evaluate your mental well being on a regular basis as you do your weight, measurements, eating habits, etc. Health isn’t just physical. Plus you’d be amazed at how your mental controls and affects the physical.

Do you do a mental self evaluation as part of your journey? What is included in that? If not, why? Would you? Let’s discuss it in the comments.

Till next time. Life is for living. Live it intentionally. ♥

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SELF CARE TIPS AFTER A FAMILY EMERGENCY

SELF CARE TIPS AFTER A FAMILY EMERGENCY

Back in May of 2017, I rushed my mother to the hospital. She was vomiting even after having just water, extremely lethargic, and complained of pressure on her chest. Within 20 mins of filling out ER forms she was rushed into emergency heart surgery She […]

PRODUCT REVIEW – CANUS SOAP

PRODUCT REVIEW – CANUS SOAP

I never thought I’d be doing a review for soap. I needed to because you see I am allergic to coconut. I have been for many years and as time progresses I find it more and more irritating. With the rise of the going natural […]

MY GLASS COLLECTION

MY GLASS COLLECTION

So in my journey of living a simpler life I took notice of how often we use plastic as a means of “convenience”. For awhile I have been cutting back on living a disposable life. It has been hard but once I truly started taking it seriously I was amazed at how simple has been confused with convenience which in reality is just a way to justify the just toss it and don’t worry about it lifestyle. Think about it. It’s easy, simple, fast to just take a small mac & cheese cup and toss it into the microwave for a single serving. Look at how much time you’ve saved, and you don’t even need to do the dishes! But, all you’ve done is add to the trash pile and add to the amount of chemicals in your body. Is that really better? I don’t think it is. Can it be time consuming to make a fresh batch of mac & cheese? Sure. But you get to control what goes in it, you get to control what you store it in and yes you can make single servings. Take a look at meal prep folks and freezer cooking folks. I’d love to go into my love of meal prep and freezer cooking but this is not what this post is about. This post is about my ever growing collection of plastic free/less storage.

GLASS!

I love glass. I love the sound it makes when they clank together. I love hearing rice & beans pour into it. I love the fact the smell of old herbs don’t linger in the container. Trust me. You don’t want your peppermint suddenly tasting/smelling like oregano. Plus if they break it’s okay. Make it into something else or just recycle it. It’s glass!

My collection is an ever growing one. I am a huge fan of Pyrex and Anchor Hocking because they are durable and inexpensive. However my favorite source of glass storage is jars. Jars from jelly or pasta sauce (I haven’t gotten to a point of making and storing it myself, yet.). I’ve also been given containers from friends (those are the best kind of friends).

Here are some great sites that share ways to go plastic free as well as waste free!

TREEHUGGER | TRASH IS FORTOSSERS | ZERO WASTE CHEF

Do you have a glass storage collection? What other ways to do reduce your plastic usage? Tell me about it below.

ALOE, THAT BEAUTIFUL SPIKY MAGICIAN

ALOE, THAT BEAUTIFUL SPIKY MAGICIAN

You hear people talking about Aloe all of the time, but it’s not some new trend. People from all over have been using Aloe. For burns, digestive benefits, skin care, etc. Suddenly more and more people are paying attention to it’s benefits. I think it’s […]