To prove I'm wasn't laying dead in a ditch somewhere here's some highlights of how I spent my summer:
- I became a purely elizabeth. Ambassador! If you haven't heard of purely elizabeth. you are missing out! I remember finding her blog on Blogger in 2009 when I first started blogging. I loved that we shared a name and were both gluten free. She just started a line of gluten free baked goods that were different than all of the rest in that they were gluten free and vegan, organic, low-glycemic, and made with real ingredients (millet! flax! teff! hemp! chia!) I didn't get my hands on a box of blueberry muffin mix until years later and it was love at first bite. When I saw they were launching an Ambassador Program, I jumped at the chance. I was thrilled to be chosen to represent such an amazing company and can't wait to turn all of you guys on to them as well.
- I lived the dream of the 90s in Portland! I rarely get to go on vacation. My trip to Vegas a couple years ago only happened because of my cousin's wedding. This time around I had the chance to have a "Sniecesters' Getway". My mom and her three sisters have sisters' weekends every year and this year they invited their daughters (the nieces) and it was one, big, happy time. I don't see my aunts and cousins as much as I would love to due to the geographic locations of all of us, but when we do it's filled with lots of laughter and sharing/making memories. I'll recap in another post because Portland is one of the most gluten free friendly cities in the US of A and it deserves your full attention.
|My poor little adrenals.|
- I've been battling Adrenal Fatigue. This has been an ongoing health issue for the last couple of years, but this year I reached my breaking point. I can't sleep, I have zero energy, I ache all over, I can't focus or concentrate, and I'm gaining weight like crazy. I've been trying to pinpoint exactly what has been going on for quite some time with no avail until I went back to my go-to natural health center, Trager Healing Center. I started seeing Dr. Kim in 2000 when I was first diagnosed with celiac disease for general aches and pains. I go back every few years for whatever ails me. This time around I saw Candace for some nutrition help and she's been slowly getting me back on track. I feel noticeably better. I'm definitely not 100% yet, but give it some time and I think I can feel alive again. I've been reading a lot of books on the subject and have a great one for the Gluten Free Betsy Book Club.
- To end on a high note, last but not least, there was a Hello Kitty birthday party for a particularly awesome 3 year old. Who decorated for her own party. And of course no Hello Kitty party is complete without Pin-the-Bow-on-Hello-Kitty.
How was your summer?