Did you catch my sprint triathlon recap? Here you go!
Iâ€™m alive. Barely. Iâ€™m feeling a bit under the weather, unfortunately. The Hus took over almost all the babycare duties last night so I could get as much shut-eye as possible (I firmly believe that sleep can cure â€“ or at least alleviate â€“ about 98% of colds). I guess Iâ€™m in the 2% because I still feel yucky.
After 12 hours in bed, I woke up with a start. All I could think was, â€œSustenance! CALORIES! Greens!â€ I was hun-gry.
I made a green smoothie using the chocolate version of this protein powder, peanut butter, soy milk, frozen strawberries, and greens. Trader Joeâ€™s now sells an organic mixed bag of baby kale, chard, and spinach. Yum.
I could taste a bit of the tartness of the kale and chard, but if it was just spinach alone, the greens wouldâ€™ve just blended into the rest of the smoothie.
My friend Jasmine (she used to blog under the name Eat Move Write and once wrote a guest post for HTP about her decision to get gastric bypass) recently sent me this handmade family necklace.
I gravitate towards extra-long chains and think this copper pendant is so beautiful. And I love what it symbolizes. Iâ€™ve been wearing it non-stop â€“ I even wore it last night on our Whole Foods tour.
Jasmine said to me in an e-mail, â€œAfter a battle with infertility for 2.5 years, we lost our twin pregnancy early this year. After that I threw myself into my jewelry hobby. It was sort of the only way I could figure out what to do with my grief. We should have been about to welcome our twins right now. Instead, I’m launching a new business called Bama + Ry. It’s not the something I desperately wanted, but it is something, and for that, I’m grateful. You have to find the light, you know?â€
Jasmineâ€™s work is truly stunning. Here are a few of my favorites (besides the custom family necklace, of course):
Fueled by Caffeine and Dreams (yup, thatâ€™s me)
Miscarriage Tribute (so sweet)
She has tons of other great â€“ and inspiring â€“ pieces in her shop. Since Jasmine has been such a fixture in the blog world for so long, and because she is such a wonderful person, I really wanted to feature her work. If you order anything, use the promo code HTP20 at check-out and receive 20% off. Happy shopping!
And happy Monday.