Monday, June 26, 2017

My Everyday Life [Weeks 24-25]

Watching my nephew play baseball in 90+ degree weather. 
Wildlife at work. This turtle smelled bad. I had no clue turtles smelled like the sewer. 
I went to get a cup of coffee in the kitchen at work and checked to see how the turtle was doing. She ended up under the freshly laid sod. Thankfully, my coworker got her out of there before she settled in and made a nest or something.
 Pretty skies and big dirt hills near our house.
 Nighty night. :)
Finally watched What the Health and I highly recommend it! It was so good. I was a nerd and took a picture of the TV since I knew I would see Dr. Neal Barnard at Mad City Vegan Fest the next day.
Drank this before picking up my friend at work and going out for Indian food. I expected this to taste a little better.
 Peanut Butter Iced Mocha in Madison!
Memories of our trip to Europe and one of our favorite German cities, Freiburg, which is also Madison's sister city.
Mom's name is Mary so I made her pose with this sign.
Darn it, this would be a perfect license plate for me but it's already taken. It means cat in German.
Chilling with a homemade iced chai latte and a book before heading out to a neighborhood wine tasting party with the ladies.
A street waffle from the Waukesha Farmer's Market. Mom and I checked it out on Saturday morning.
This quote reminds me of a conversation I once had with someone who thought I was lost because I wandered my way to California and Switzerland. I never regret that wandering and I wasn't lost. In fact, I think those experiences made me grow in ways I never thought I would.
 Loved these arrowheads at Lapham Peak.
 Pretty wildflowers.
 Craig's first geocache find in the butterfly garden at Lapham Peak.
I am still thinking about the mocha shake Craig had at Collectivo yesterday. It tasted like heaven.
 A trip to Milwaukee's lakefront!
Finally made it to Comet Cafe and ordered a vegan chilaquiles.
 Never thought I'd date or marry a man with a beard, but I respect his and him so much.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My Everyday Life [Weeks 22 & 23]

Yes it is. 

I finally got to meet one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris, last week! He was as funny and genuine as I expected him to be. 
After getting to the bookstore to claim a good letter for the book signing line, I made my way over to the Third Ward to do some shopping. I love this display at Mod Gen Mke. 
Then I decided to head to one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants, Beerline Cafe, for dinner. 
I had a yummy Mexican breakfast crepe.
When I went back to the bookstore, I was surprised to hear that I could get in line for the signing before the talk! After I met David, he said he was in a good mood, but I think he was mad at some news he just received so he drew a picture of someone giving the bird in my book. Then he asked who I was mad with and I told him who everyone else in Milwaukee and the world is. He said he wouldn't ruin my book by writing our leader's name it, which was a good idea. 
A delicious salad bar lunch at Fresh Thyme on a lovely Friday off of work. 
I also bought these there. I was so happy to finally find some vegan collagen.
Best advice there is.
Found right after I purchased a very expensive but beautiful and special ordered bedroom dresser on Friday.
It sure is. Actually, I often only have coffee for breakfast now until about 10 a.m. I'm just not as hungry as I used to be when I first get up.
I finally made it to Scout & Molly's and I loved the store! Not only was the salesperson working there super sweet, but I immediately noticed they carried Matt & Nat vegan bags! I purchased this wallet/clutch.
Craig and I checked out the TGIF known as "thank green it's Friday" in nearby Wales. 
We enjoyed a smoothie at Mama D's coffee shop.
These conversation cards were on the table. Craig said this one totally represented me. I'm always questioning things I guess! 
The perfect place for a coffee lover to sit. Unfortunately, it was too late for a coffee.
Such a cute interior!
Saturday adventures at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay! Even Einstein visited once. 
Largest refracting telescope right here!
Very cool carved columns.
This reminded me of Venice, Italy.
Even personal trainers need to refer to books once in a while as a reminder for form and variety. I've been working on my upper back and arms. It is almost tank top season after all. 
Celebrated my dad's 81st birthday on Sunday!

My sister Laurie and I were twins with our army green/gray bottoms.

My sister-in-law was joking that this is the perfect family photo, except those aren't our kids, but my nephews! Ha ha. Christmas card worthy for sure if these were our boys.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Free Laundry Kit from Grove Collaborative

I have been a Seventh Generation fan for a while now. When I started to purchase more eco and skin friendly products, their brand was one I knew I could trust. I turned to the free & clear line because I had developed eczema on my hands and have somewhat sensitive skin.
If you prefer unscented products like me, you’re going to love this offer from Grove Collaborative. When you place your first Grove order of $20, you’ll get a free Seventh Generation unscented laundry kit. Here’s what’s included:

  • Free & Clear laundry detergent
  • Free & Clear stain remover
  • Free & Clear fabric softener
  • Free Shipping & 60 Day VIP Trial

If you’re already a customer, you’ll receive a free set of Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges. I keep these in the laundry room for wiping up detergent drips and cleaning sneakers before tossing them in the wash!
All items in the Laundry Kit come in the Free & Clear scent, which has no fragrances, dyes, or masking agents. Craig likes it because he says the clothes smell clean but not "girly."

You can customize your Grove Collaborative shipment with the natural products you love and your first box will arrive at your doorstep within a few days. After that, you can automatically receive monthly shipments or edit delivery dates to get products exactly when you need them. Grove even remembers what you ordered last time and reminds you before you run out!

When you submit your first order using my link, you’ll also be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. You’ll save even more with free shipping, price matching, exclusive sales, and free full-size gifts. The VIP program makes it easier and more affordable to keep your home stocked up on healthy, beautiful products.

Grab your Laundry Kit and free VIP trial now — this offer ends Sunday, June 11, and supplies are limited.
  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You will receive the Laundry Kit for free when you sign up!
  2. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days.
  3. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.