This is a story of the emotion of nostalgia, and how we “remember” things in our own minds, even if sometimes it’s not completely accurate. Oh, and it’s also about granola bars. I won’t say I’m a huge fan of them, but they can be pretty handy if you’re needing a quick snack on the go. My point about the nostalgia is that when I saw that Sunbelt had come out with a few limited edition flavors, I was immediately transported back to junior high (yes, that’s how old I am) and high school, as Sunbelt was the brand of granola bars you could purchase in our school’s cafeteria. Back then the only flavor that would do was original chocolate chip, and was it ever tasty. So for the sake of childhood memories, I grabbed a couple of boxes to see if they were everything I remembered.
Alright everyone, things could get a little ugly in this one. We’re going to talk about feet this week, and I cannot tell you how much I am having to muster my courage to do it. I am not a lover of feet. While I’m not completely repulsed by them, I certainly would not pay the dues for the fan club. I don’t even get pedicures because the thought of a stranger touching my feet (who isn’t a medical professional) gives me the willies. I have always done my own foot care and I’m completely content with that, thank you very much. I recently picked up a newer product from K-Beauty gurus TonyMoly that could potentially upgrade your at-home pedi game.
Ok guys, bear with me on this. You’ve already seen the title, and I swear I would normally never do an entire post on something as singular as mascara. But when I come across something that I like this much, I just have to talk about it.
A couple of years ago I did a post about the term “foodie.” What it meant to me, how other people see it, etc. I almost feel like it’s a bit archaic these days, as more and more people are becoming more and more exposed to different foods. I don’t really consider myself a foodie, just a food lover. And I believe that part of that relationship that I have with food centers on me being open to trying new things. So recently I decided it was time for me to delve into the wild world of jackfruit. I have heard so much about it, in particular that it is a common meat substitute for many vegans. So I wanted to share my experience this week for those of you who have never had it (or possibly even heard of it), and maybe hear from those of you who do eat it and your thoughts on it.
Sometimes, in my ongoing quest to seek out and sample new snacks and whatever else they’re throwing out these days, I will see some form of advertising for said products. Whether on social platforms, TV or old school store signage, I usually see it coming. And then, sometimes, I get completely blind-sided; I’ll just be walking down an aisle at my local supermarket, and there it will be, an item I have never even heard of, let alone seen. And then I’m like a hunting dog on the scent – good luck trying to tear me away from this undiscovered edible artifact. That’s what happened with the Crunchy Rollers rolled rice snacks. So here’s what I uncovered about them…
My recent flirtations with vegan foods and general healthier eating has also made me take a look at what I’m putting on the outside of my body as well. I’ve read reviews from other makeup and skincare junkies about natural and organic lines, and was eager to try one out to see if it could also work for me. So on a recent trip to my local Whole Foods I investigated Acure, a natural skincare line, and tried a few of their products for myself.