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It’s Okay #149

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hey, It's Okay!

It’s okay…

…that I have a lot of randomness to share this week, but I feel like this is the perfect post in which to do so.

…that I have some weird aches in my knee and my shoulder, but I think my abs are getting stronger!

…that I think it’s important to remember that not everyone is the same. A few people were surprised that I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s just not a part of our tradition. Next month, The Kids Behind the Blog asks about St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t even know if my kids know what that is! I also don’t celebrate Easter, so I’m kind of hoping that one isn’t asked about in April!

…that I think I figured out how to fix my computer issues without restarting every time it stops loading the internet. I just choose troubleshoot on the internet connections icon and it fixes it! (Scratch that. It’s not helping anymore).

…that I was asked to share this image from PuppySpot and I thought it was cute enough to do so:

PuppySpot is a service committed to helping responsible breeders place their puppies with caring individuals and families. They take pride in their No Puppy Mill Promise and have a zero tolerance for puppy mills or substandard breeding practices of any kind. Check out their cute puppies for sale!

…that I was also asked to share these really fun heart-shaped animal crafts you can do with your kids!

…that I got another Daily Goodie Box! These things are really awesome. You can see the one I got last month here. This month, there were a few more things I couldn’t have because they are not kosher, but here is what I got:


Just Chill Natural Anxiety Relief – Tropical:
”The mouthwatering flavors of mango, peach and orange combine to create our signature JUSTCHILL: Tropical flavor.”
Price: $26 for pack of 12. You can also get a sample pack of all 4 flavors for only $5.99 for shipping.
My Thoughts: I could not try this one though I like the idea of it!

Nature’s Bakery Raspberry Fig Bars – Whole Wheat Raspberry:
”Fueling sweet moments like mastering the two-wheeler—and being the dad behind it all—is our passion. Our raspberry fig bar is a crowd favorite, no matter who’s in the crowd.”
Price: $35.88 for 12 boxes of 6.
My Thoughts – This tasted like a healthy version of Fig Newtons. It made a great snack!

Vermont Smoke & Cure Beef & Pork Sticks – Cracked Pepper:
”Just a bit of peppery kick. Crafted with lean beef and pork, cracked pepper and a classic mix of spices for nourishing real meat protein.”
Price: $32.95 for a box of 24.
My Thoughts – Pretty obvious that I couldn’t try this one!

Jack n’ Jill Natural Toothpaste
– Raspberry:
”Rich in Xylitol, Organic Calendula to soothe gums, Organic Natural Raspberry Flavor, Fluoride Free, Sugar Free, Colour Free,
SLS Free, No Artificial Preservatives, Gluten Free, Safety Seal, Easy Open Flip Top Cap, BPA Free, Minimal Recyclable Packaging.”
Price: $6.99.
My Thoughts – We haven’t given up using fluoride in our toothpaste yet, but I’m sure Gabbie or Simon would like this!

Xylichew – Spearmint:
”Xylichew is gum for people seeking great taste and quality ingredients. Made with no chemicals or artificial sweeteners, Xylichew promotes a healthier mouth, and is safe for those with diabetes and many food allergies.”
Price: $10.53 for 60 pieces.
My Thoughts – I was unable to try this.

ALOHA Greens – Chocolate:
”Get organic superfoods, naturally-occurring vitamin D, and a full serving of fruits and vegetables — all in one convenient on-the-go pouch!”
Price: $75 for a box of 30. You can get 20% off with the code GOODIESAVE20.
My Thoughts: I was excited that I could try this because I have been wanting to add more protein to my diet and specifically in smoothies, so I drank this in a smoothie and really liked it!

Coffee Blocks – Butter Coffee:

“1 Packet = 1 serving worth of: grass fed clarified butter, organic virgin coconut oil, organic vanilla extract, organic egg yolk, and mycotoxin free COFFEE!”
Price: $23.95 for 8 packets.
My Thoughts: I was not able to try this although I really wanted to!

Nellie’s Natural Laundry Soda:
”Want to achieve a true, natural clean? Use Nellie's All-Natural Laundry Soda! Nellie's Laundry Soda is available in a resealable 50 load pouch. This product is perfect for every household, its highly concentrated formula will leave your clothes soft and fresh, rinsing residue free. Only one tablespoon is needed for a regular size load of laundry! FREE FROM - SLS, SLES, Gluten, Phosphates, Fragrance and Chlorine.”
Price: $11 for 50 loads worth.
My Thoughts: I will be trying this!

Gorilly Goods – Coast – Sweet Curry Cashew:
”Ingredients: Organic Cashews, Organic Raisins, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Curry, Organic Cayenne, Sea Salt.”
Price: $26.28 for box of 12. You can get 25% off with the code goodiebox.
My Thoughts: I could not try this although it sounds interesting!

I also received the Herr’s Popped Chips I was supposed to get last month!

If you haven’t signed up for Daily Goodie Box (and you don’t need to worry about kosher products), you totally should!

What’s okay with you this week?