A question I'm getting used to hearing often is "How is your dad doing?" My mother and I both usually end up giving the usual reply that he is doing okay. He has good days and bad days. But the truth?...It's been rough. Even more rough than I had imagined. Not just for him, but for my mother and I as well.
What remains true is we are staying positive and all doing our best to keep our hopes up to see results and improvement in my dad within the next few weeks? months?.....All we hope for is good news. Everyone's encouragement and support helps tremendously.
Now let's break up the doom and gloom with some more cheerier topics of late, shall we?
So far I have tried the orange cream. It was heavenly and reminded me of summertime, which I miss so much! I think the Orange Cream would go perfectly as a topping to a fresh peach cobbler. Note to self for the future when I can get my hands on some seasonal, fresh peaches...
I highly recommend them for any of you out there looking to track your fitness goals! Especially with the new year coming up. New Year's resolutions, anyone?...
Then, lo and behold, my good friend Shae surprised me with one of the same exact mugs I had been eyeing for a Christmas gift! All stocked up with some teas. It was meant to be. Thanks, Shae!
1. My father's recovery from his illness
2. An engagement ring
I'm still open to suggestions of ideas of "don't miss" things to see or do in Austin, so let me have 'em friends.
I was delighted and honored to find out I had been accepted into the LoveGrown "family" as a LoveGrown ambassador at the beginning of December. They even sent me my very first Love Drop recently filled with my 3 favorite LoveGrown products (Honey Power O's cereal, Strawberry Power O's cereal, and Apple Cinnamon Hot Oats) along with a comfy t-shirt and some coupons!
In the book they go into detailed stories about how some recent healthy food companies came to be. I guarantee if you read the story behind this company, you'd be a fan as well. And THEN you try out their breakfast products and...well, there's no turning back.
You see, the LoveGrown breakfast cereals, in particular, are very unique in that they are a bean-based cereal made from navy beans, lentils, chickpeas, and brown rice. Currently they are offered in the flavors of Original, Honey, Strawberry, and Chocolate.
The nutrition stats of all of their products are phenomenal, especially compared to other breakfast options. If you want to find out more about them, do check them out at Lovegrownfoods.com. You can find their products in many stores now so I bet you can find them near you! And go check them out on their instagram HERE, facebook HERE, and twitter HERE.
Cheers to you all. If you're planning on drinking and partying for New Year's Eve, just make sure you do so responsibly. Or if you're going to get a little crazy...just make sure you have a good hangover breakfast to wake up to. Maybe you should eat some beans for breakfast. *hint hint*
Signing off! Happy New Year's to ya!
Favorite breakfast cereal? Would you eat beans for breakfast if it was in a tasty, cereal form?