Five for Friday

 
How in the world am I doing another Five for Friday already? I feel like I just did this for last week's Five for Friday. I guess that is a good thing, when a crazy week flies by. 
 I am on Day Five of the Whole 30 and it has not been as horrible as I thought it would be. It has made me realize how much I do mindless snacking throughout the day when I am not even hungry, particularly emotional eating. When the girls are misbehaving or I am stressed about something, I feel the urge to grab something from the pantry, but I choose not to. I guess that is what this has taught me most: I can have control over food and food does not have control over me. That is a pretty empowering thing. I do miss wine and chocolate like crazy. I cannot wait to have a handful of dark chocolate chips and a large glass of wine. This vegetable slicer was my favorite kitchen tool before doing Whole 30, but this week I have used it a lot. If you do not have one, you should like into purchasing it. You will not regret it. Here are some of the meals I made with it this week. 
 We are starting a garden and I am so excited about it (and so is my little helper Molly). Stuart, my husband, bought all the wood to make it this weekend and we have planted the seeds in little pods. I do not have a green thumb at all, so I am a little bit nervous about this, but I think it will be so much fun to go in the garden and pick a snack or food for dinner. I also think that it will be a great educational experience for Molly.
 Molly had her Parent’s Day Out Easter party and egg hunt on Wednesday. All the other kids had 2 or 3 Chickfila chicken mini biscuits and then went off to play. Molly sat at the table the entire time and ate chicken mini after chicken mini. I think she polished off seven in all {bear in mind this was after she had oatmeal and a banana for breakfast!?}. That girl can eat. She was a bit skeptical of the egg hunt at first, but got into the groove once she saw the other kiddos doing it. We have a couple more egg hunts this weekend so I am sure that she will know just what to do come Saturday.
      

Next week we will be having our big giveway on Instagram. There will be TWO chances to win a $150 Target giftcard. Follow @adabofgluewilldo on Instagram for more information. The big giveaway will be starting Thursday, April 9th.  Working with all of the women involved in this giveaway has been such a huge blessing. Everyone has been so encouraging and supportive of one another. Teaching and TpT can be a difficult business so it is so nice to have a community of teachers that can work together for the greater good of our students.

I finally caved in and bought some essential oils. I have been thinking about doing it since I was pregnant with Molly {over two years ago} and just decided that I was going to make the move now. My husband is very skeptical of this whole new venture. I am hoping that he will soon see the benefits of them and be on board. My friends that use them said all of their husbands were skeptical at first, too. I am hopeful that these will make a big difference in our lives. We have been working hard on getting rid of all things toxic in our house and I think this will be another layer of making our home a more healthy one. If you are interested in them please let me know!


I hope that yall have such a great Easter weekend with your friends, family, and/or loved ones. 





7 comments:

  1. I am your newest follower! I have got to find a veggie slicer!! Those carrots look amazing:) I have the Veggetti--it is a veggie noodle maker. I love making squash noodles.

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  2. Sounds like you had a fun week! Your kiddos are adorable! I started using oils last summer. I happened to go to the Young Living party a friend was having and I've been hooked ever since. My husband and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon last June and I got severely sunburned while we were kayaking. I used lavender oil with coconut oil on my leg when we got back and it cleared up almost instantly. The pictures are crazy, I'm a believer! I hope you like them as much as I do. My hubby isn't the biggest believer, but he really likes the smell of lemon and purification in the diffuser. I always have peppermint and stress away in my purse! :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun week! Your kiddos are adorable! I started using oils last summer. I happened to go to the Young Living party a friend was having and I've been hooked ever since. My husband and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon last June and I got severely sunburned while we were kayaking. I used lavender oil with coconut oil on my leg when we got back and it cleared up almost instantly. The pictures are crazy, I'm a believer! I hope you like them as much as I do. My hubby isn't the biggest believer, but he really likes the smell of lemon and purification in the diffuser. I always have peppermint and stress away in my purse! :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. I have recently been trying out an Essential Oil called OnGuard. It is just for keeping you feeling well. I rub it on the bottom of my feet at night. We will see if it gets me through allergy season here in Texas!

    Mrs. Thomas' Teachable Moments Blog

    Mindy

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  5. I think this is the second day in the row I have stopped by. I keep seeing stuff about the Whole 30. Hubby is a chef, so maybe I can get him to do it with me. We had a garden two years ago. Hubby had to do most of the work because I don't have a green thumb at all (mom and grandpa do). I am getting good at lettuce and tomatoes in pots on the deck. I usually buy mine as seedlings (except the lettuce), so there is less worry about them dying before we start.
    Kovescence of the Mind

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  6. Great job on your Whole 30 journey. Those meals look fabulous! I am starting Monday. I knew there would be no way I could do it through the holiday with the family gatherings we will be attending. Molly is seriously so cute. A girl after my own heart with the eating thing. My grandma used to call me a chicken hawk when I was little because I loved it so much. I have been wanting to do a garden for a long time. It just goes hand in hand with healthy living. I just can't seem to find the time. So I did what I felt was the next best thing and joined a CSA and now I get a basket of local fresh fruits and veggies each week. Good luck with the oils, they sound great. Have a blessed Easter!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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  7. I'm thinking about starting the Whole 30, but I feel like I will have a HARD time with it. Is it do-able so far? :)

    Ellie
    Miss Woodward's Class

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