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Sprouts!

I went camping with some friends and learned about growing sprouts! Once I got home, I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did!! Some of the benefits of eating sprouts are: they are biogenic and produce life in our body, rival meat in nutritive value, full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals.

If you want to give it a try, this is how I did it:

I bought a mason jar sprouting kit and put a table spoon of sprout seeds in a jar, with about an inch of water. I left this in the pantry with the light out over night. I used a spicy variety, but there are tons of different options to try. Two times a day, I rinsed and drained the jar and then put it back in the dark pantry for a total of five days. On the fifth day, I let it sit out on the counter for about a half a day to get some sun.

At the end of the day, I de-hulled the sprouts by using a salad spinner, filling it with water and draining it, sifting out as many hulls as I could until most of them were gone. Then I spun it, put all the sprouts in a baggie and put it in the fridge.

I made a really delicious salmon salad and threw on the sprouts! It was DELICIOUS!!! I highly recommend.

This next time, I’m going to try to grow some mung beans, since they look a little thicker and I think I would like the crunch!!

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Marcy Utility Workout Bench

My husband prefers to work out at home, so we have turned one of the rooms in our house into a home gym.  He needed a work out bench and some weights so he could do some additional things that don’t include our machine.  We bought the Marcy Utility Workout Bench, but it came unassembled.  We were supposed to assemble it together, but I was alone on Saturday and decided to give it a try.  I put a couple of pieces on upside down and had to go back and fix it, but even with that it took me about 40 minutes.

I don’t have any wrenches or tools either, so I had to use some random tools that came with other things I have bought over the year.  I’m pretty sure real tools would make it much easier to put it together and I could have done it faster.

I really love this bench. I may even have to use it myself if I ever decide I want to work out at home!!

Marcy Utility Workout Bench:  https://amzn.to/3a1J5X5

 

Gray Leopard Print Sweater

It’s New Year’s Eve and we are headed to the casino for a fun-filled week.  Tonight we will go to a party, then to the ZZ Top Concert.  Tomorrow, we get to go to a special brunch with my sister-in-law.  I’m sure we will find some time to gamble and play slots around that busy schedule. We want to start the year off winning!! (Don’t we all!!)

I already feel like a winner, as I was pleasantly surprised by this gray leopard print sweater.  It fits so perfectly and is a cozy soft sweater material.  I’m planning on wearing this to the casino this weekend, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to become a staple in my wardrobe!! They have lots of other color options and even some other prints.  I may have to load up on these, because this is the perfect sweater to wear to work or with jeans!  Dress it up or dress it down! I’m wearing a size small.  The price is right, too!! It’s under $20!!

Gray Leopard Sweater: https://amzn.to/2SCmSIK Gray leopard print sweater

Running

I really like running outside, but in the winter it’s just too cold!! I found this headband that has a space for your ponytail that I think will make all the difference in the world! The fact that it’s cute and keeps my ears cold is a bonus!! This will be perfect for the Turkey Trot!

“Hi Impact”

Ponytail headband Ear Warmer: https://amzn.to/2KTaAam

Cute shirt

I’m really enjoying my shopping sprees from Amazon! I found this really cute shirt with button detail.  It’s really cozy and fits great.  I ordered it in gray, but it comes in many different colors.  It fits as expected; this one is a size small.  I give it two thumbs up!

shirt:  https://amzn.to/2XACKMF

Buffalo Plaid Pajamas

Ok, these are the cutest pajamas ever.  They even come with socks.  I bought some for the whole family.  We’re going to be so cute in our matching pajamas, (IF I can talk my husband into wearing them at the same time as me!!! lol!)

Pajamas: https://amzn.to/35cocW4
(Save 50% on pajamas using code: 503ZQMMB while supplies last)

Girls on the Run 5K

The Girls on the Run program is so empowering for young girls.  This year I got to take my niece with me.  I was amazed at how far she could run without stopping.  I was the one who held her back!! We ran about 2.5 miles of it, then I had to take a break and run/walk the rest of the way.

I will have to say that being 30 lbs. lighter, really helped me with my running.  I just started back at Orange Theory about two weeks ago, after I hit my goal weight, and really didn’t expect to be able to run as far as I did.

BTW, I got my cute Sherpa Sweater at my favorite boutique in Rowlett!  Girlfriends is such a cute store! Definitely stop in if you are ever in Rowlett!! 

Buffalo plaid and Leopard Print

My two favorite prints are buffalo plaid and leopard print!!  I paired them with a buffalo print vest and jeans with leopard print in the holes. (see second picture).  I got them both at my favorite Rockwall boutique, Divas and Darlings!  

Work Coat

I am obsessed with coats.  This Calvin Klein one is super cute and comfortable. It’s a little heavier than a trench coat, but with the same look. This kept me cozy and warm!  I love it on this cold, windy day!!

Coat (ad): https://amzn.to/34AGwI2

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