1. Shaving…Your Face!
So, I know I mentioned this before, but that was before I actually started doing it.
Yikes, don’t judge me!
I’ve suffered with hirsutism since my late teens, and it has been a constant struggle and embarrassment for me (remember this post?).
After reading various stories and posts from women who all actually perform the ritual, I dove in and gave it a shot, just using my Venus razor (the same one I use everywhere else).
I started gradually with my jaw line, then worked my way about halfway up my cheeks, where I have prominent ‘peach fuzz’, and I’m just loving the results!
I was a bit weary at first, as I didn’t know if it would grow back coarser or give me some sort of razor burn rash, but I’ve had no such reaction so far.
My skin feels and looks so much better, and I only have to do it about once a week. Best of all, my self-image is much better! 🙂
Geez, I am loving this cardboard!
I’m not going to lie to you, that’s pretty much what it tastes like, but it’s low in calories and carbs and high in fiber, making it a great healthy crunchy snack (not too many of those out there when you think about it).
I usually slather it in some sort of nut or seed butter and totally enjoy every bite, AND it satisfies my need for a ‘crunch’ without my resorting to chips or the like.
3. Wanting to Read…
Molly Sims, famous supermodel candidly opens up about her diet, style, and fitness routines. From all the reviews I’ve read, this chick brings a realism to the book that’s uncommon in this filtered, photo-shopped age we live in.
I can’t wait to read it, and I’ll report back about my thoughts! 🙂
4. Nut-Free Peanut Butter…?
Some food for thought (literally)…
Peanuts are a legume, but they’re typically processed in factories with other nuts.
I started thinking about this upon realizing that there are certain, all-natural peanut butter that I tolerate and others I don’t.
Why, I wondered, can I eat this brand but not this one?
Recently, I purchased a new-to-me peanut butter by Once Again and started itching uncontrollably! It was as if I had ingested almonds, my greatest food nemesis….
But wait, I thought….doesn’t this company also produce almond butter? Why, yes! They do!
Of course, there is cross-contamination going on over there, which is why I felt like I was eating almonds…I was!!
After doing some research, I found that Laura Scudder’s peanut butter, which I tolerate quite well, manufactures no other nut or seed butters, hence, NO cross-contamination with almonds. They are literally the only company I found that doesn’t produce both peanut and almond butter in the same factory.
I just thought this information might benefit someone else out there. 🙂
I make a lot of homemade chocolate, so I recently purchased this awesome mold to make candy bars…
It’s free of chemicals, PVC, and BPA, and it’s flexible, making it easy to pop the bar out.
If you make chocolate frequently, this is a great buy!
What new thing have you discovered lately?