This has been one of those weeks that didn’t feel like it went by that quickly. It felt like it should have been Friday days ago.
Is it just me or did a lot of the news this week seem very serious and a bit sad? I really try to make this post full of joy and hope since I know life can be pretty salty sometimes so it was a test of will to find moments of joy in the week, but I managed!
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No. 1 Lush Cosmetics Bath Bombs – I love Lush. I love their story, their commitment to creating products free of preservatives, that they don’t test on animals, and that they donate to grassroots charities.
I’ve always used their Angels on Bare Skin face cleaner and I swear by many of their other products. Until recently, I’ve actually never gotten a bath bomb from them–crazy I know! Now that I’m devoting more time to intentional self-care though, I really wanted to try one because I’ve heard AMAZING things.
They don’t disappoint. The downside, Lush bath bombs are huge and not cheap. I do recommend that when you’re looking for something a little special to pamper yourself, get to your closest Lush or order online. Treat yo’ self!
No. 2 Walmart Grocery – I don’t know how I didn’t know about this but my life is forever changed. I hate grocery shopping so much. It takes forever, the store is overwhelming, and there are so many different brands and prices for every product. Plus, you meander through the store and come out with things you did not need.
Well, enter Walmart Grocery. You can do your grocery shopping online, still get the awesome in store prices, and you NEVER have to set foot inside of the store. You place your order and pick a time slot for pick up. When you arrive to pick up, you check in with their app or give them a 15 minute heads up phone call and an “I’m here” call if you don’t want the app. You park in the Grocery pick up spots, and they’ll bring your food to the car. All. for. free.
Minimalism Ashley is unbelievably excited because this saves about an hour every week or two!
Photo from Adidas
No. 3 Adidas Parley – Adidas will soon be releasing to market a pair of running shoes made from ocean plastic. They made a first batch of 7,000 shoes that were made available in mid-November. But, by the end of 2017, Adidas aims to have produced a minimum of 1 million shoes created with Parley Ocean Plastic. This plastic is litter that made it into our oceans!
I love this because all it takes is one leader to start creating waves. With Adidas making this commitment, I’m hoping that using recycled plastic for athletic footwear will become more cost efficient to produce. After that, we might see this become the norm for every company. Fingers crossed!
Plus, they’re pretty gorgeous if you ask me. The price tag is a little steep for most at $220 for a pair; however, most runners easily drop around $180 for most pairs of running shoes already. I know that I would pay a little extra to support this idea.
Video from Adidas
Photo from Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy
No. 4 OutDaughtered & It’s a Buzz World – I love babies and am so fascinated by when people have a significant amount of multiples. A couple of years ago, I remember a woman in Texas giving birth to the only set of all girl quintuplets in the US, but I didn’t know they had a blog and that they were given a show on TLC. I found out about this a couple of days ago and have been binge watching it.
I just love that the parents do their best to find the humor in everything because wow, talk about a lot to handle. The Busby’s actually had a daughter, Blayke, and wanted one more. Instead, they have Parker, Hazel, Olivia, Riley, and Ava. Despite having 5 new babies, the parents try so hard to give Blayke as much time and attention as possible–talk about some awesome parents!
No. 5 Children Read Cat in the Hat To Shelter Dogs – For all of you not in education or that teach older grades, this week was Dr. Seuss’s birthday! And with his birthday comes week-long celebrations in classrooms across America where students and teachers dress up and read tons of Dr. Seuss books!
The students that are a part of the Shelter Buddies Reading Program at the Humane Society of Missouri though one-upped everyone by having the children read Dr. Seuss books to shelter dogs. This is the most precious thing ever. The children get practice their reading skills and the dogs get some needed attention. Win-win!