Happy March! WOW! Looking at temps in the high 60’s this weekend and now just needing a good rain here in the Rose City that has been surprisingly lacking for our usually rainy time of year. But I can’t complain – this is dreamy for my gardening soul 🙂
* While I’m no longer strict about avoiding gluten and eggs as I was a couple of years ago, and have found that my body can tolerate a few small forms of dairy (primarily the hard/dry cheeses like parmigiano, etc. – but still no milk/cream), I do like to avoid them when I have good options like the site 31 Days of Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free Comfort Food! (We just made a vat of baked beans this week in our cast iron Dutch oven – tastes amazing 🙂
* Switching gears to the topic of environmental health, I came across a super interesting article discussing the impact of climate change and chemicals on the health of our wildlife.
* Glad to see Oregon has finally banned pesticides related to recent massive bee deaths. May this be the first of many steps to get these toxins out of our environment!!
* LOVE the blogger Treading My Own Path and totally digging her recent post Have Experiences, Not Stuff. It reminds me of our trip up to Orcas Island as part of our honeymoon road trip where we also considered seeing the orca whales one of the most magical events of the entire trip, if not entire year! I’ll take that any day over fancy trinkets!
* My quest to find a truly natural deo that doesn’t have the OPPOSITE (ahem!) effect on my pits has led me to Fat and the Moon natural cream deoderant that uses aluminum-free baking soda. I am too lazy to try making my own so I ordered this on Etsy and will report back soon!!
* On the work front, a quick congrats to my client OpenSesame for making Oregon’s Top 100 Companies to Work For! Nothing like yoga at work to get the good energy going 🙂
* And finally, as it’s such an awesome time for gardening in the Northwest (today I actually contemplated sunscreen with my pale arms out in the sunshine for so long) that I’m considering this cute DIY project with a few of the rocks we have in our yard. Cute cute!
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”