Monthly Photo Dumps are basically end-of-the-month entries where I dump photos that never get its own blog post or never make it to the ‘gram. This is my way of sharing random photos I’ve taken throughout the month and a little snippet about them.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
I made time to visit my adopted grandpa at his retirement home. I say adopted because while we’re not technically related, he’s a very important grandfather figure in my life. He’s done so many great things for my family and myself that nothing would probably ever make up for all of it. But he does love chocolate cake so I stopped by Nothing Bundt Cakes and got him a chocolate bundtlet. I dropped it off at his place and we enjoyed a good lunch together. It’s the little things in life that matter!
Collecting Tea + Postage Stamps
In a previous entry, I mentioned about how I recently got back into the art of letter-writing/snail mail. Through this hobby, I’ve been able to lovely people from all around the world! I’ve added some new postage stamps to my collection as well as starting a tea collection! Buying tea is my weakness, but it’s nice to be able to sample tea from all around the world now. My penpal from Germany sent me the strawberry cheesecake tea and I’m really looking forward to trying that one out!
Making Some Healthy Changes
I will be honest, I will not deny myself a cheat meal at least once a week – it’s all about balance! For August, I saw myself getting more conscious with what I put into my body. I went out for poke when visiting my family but instead of consuming it all in one serving, I split it into two – one for now, one for later. I chose brown rice as my base and loaded it up with some veggies on the side.
In addition, I also found a little gem in town called Farm Fresh Bowls where they serve savory bowls using local farm ingredients! They change their menu often; but when they had the chicken poblano bowl, I would get that during my lunch breaks at work, but always had it changed up to the vegan bowl. Eating healthier has never been made easier.
While I’m not completely vegan, I’ve been dabbling with meatless meals occasionally to help me live a better and healthier lifestyle. With that, I teamed up with HealthLabs, a company that offers testing to see if you need to switch up your diet! They offer their vegan testing to see if you’re at risk for any animal-related allergies. As a nurse, this type of testing is important because sometimes, we may not notice how certain products are affecting us on the outside but could already be doing damage in our body (trust me, I’ve seen so many cases of this). If you’re curious to try it out, get 25% on their vegan testing with my code, EENA25. Healthy is happy, my friends!