I thought I’d pop in for A Gutsy Girl’s Favorites Issue 17 to keep things light this Holiday weekend.
I’m not sure about you, but one thing I’ve been doing a lot of lately is shopping…..locally. Yes, I’m trying to support local shops and restaurants as much as possible. And ladies, you do realize this is totally justify-able to your husband, “…..but we have to help the local, small business in town.”
Kidding. Kind of.
I’ve been doing almost all my grocery shopping at a small grocery store (actually, found number 7 below there), got new blue light blockers from one store, several home items from various other stores, and I support the local restaurants and one of our coffee shops on a daily basis.
So when I share the below, you’ll be thinking, “Um….not local.”
And you would be correct, well, mostly correct. However, what I will say are these three things:
- We live in a super small town in Southern Minnesota so it’s not realistic to get everything here.
- When I purchase things online, they are intentional. I am not the person who can sit online and shop all day. Nope. I buy the things I really need and/or want (that I can’t find in town or nearby), and that’s it.
- The things I purchase online are supporting other small businesses and/or brands that I don’t want to go out of business. Even if it’s a larger business, they do matter because they provide jobs for so many.
So with that….
A Gutsy Girl’s Favorites Issue 17
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My brother-in-law kept telling Ryan and I about this water. He didn’t think we’d have it in our town, so he had it shipped to us one day. Well, we loved it. Recently, while strolling the aisles at Walmart for tortillas, Ryan found the water in that aisle. A total win! If you’ve never had it, you just need to try it. I’m not sure why it’s so good, but it is. I think it’s because it’s the perfect blend of water meets bubbly. And that’s not something I think all mineral waters have going for them.
ONE Plant Protein
ONE Bars finally came out with a Vegan line. They sent me a ton of flavors, but my favorite flavor is the Chocolate Peanut Butter one. They are gluten free and vegan with just 1g of sugar. If you don’t like Chocolate Peanut Butter, they have other Vegan Protein Bar flavors, too.
All Bright C Serum
I’m obsessed with this brand new Vitamin C serum from Beautycounter. It’s like sunshine in a bottle, and I’ve been putting it on in the mornings before anything else. You can get yours HERE.
Just Thrive boosts in my Oatmeal Bowl
My Gut Healthy Boosted Oatmeal Recipe is still on repeat in this house. And I’ve been using the Just Thrive boosts from it (probiotic + Ultimate IgG Capsule; use code AGUTSYGIRL at checkout if you want to save 15% of anything and everything from their website) for the kids’ oatmeal now as well. I’m not trying to “trick” them into healthy. In fact, they help me pour the capsules in. Instead, I’m just trying to boost their own oatmeal without added flavors.
Organic Maple Syrup
And speaking of the kids’ boosted oatmeal bowls. I tend to use a little Lakanto monk fruit for a sweetener; but they use this Organic Maple Syrup. Always. Although, a local friend just gave us some local maple that we are eager to try, too. Regardless, maple syrup is probably the kids’ favorite way to sweeten anything and everything.
I included them in my Master Kombucha Guide, but I haven’t had many of their flavors. The brand sent me a box filled with various flavors. Ryan and I are loving them. My current favorite is”ClearMind.” It contains this lovely blend of rosemary, mint, and sage. Extremely refreshing.
Creamy Dude Ranch
The Salad Girl is legit. I found them at a small, local grocery store. The first one we tried was the Sassy Slaw. So good! So when I went into the store the other day and they had a “Ranch,” I just had to try it. It did not disappoint. The flavor is dairy-free, gluten-free, and organic. Last night I had it with a huge bowl of roasted veggies and extra-firm tofu. I’m having it again today – delish.
Top Gut Health Blogs
A Gutsy Girl was put on the Best Gut Health Blogs of 2020 by Healthline. Check out the whole list, and thanks Healthline – truly an honor.
This is just a little bonus one. Anyone have pets? Well, not sure if you heard the news yet, but we not have three dogs in our house. There is the little Peekepoo, Georgie, and then we just adopted two huge, male Great Danes, Bailey (the black one) and Harley (the Merle). You can read about them HERE.
Anyways, with the new additions, I was told to check out Chewy.com. So we did. I’m super excited about the site because we got a ton of stuff for the new dogs (including two beds for each of them and personalized tags – spoiled brats!).
But I’m mostly excited to see how the auto-ship for food works. I know it might seem hard to believe(!), but male Great Danes eat a lot of food. We used to have a female Dane and she ate a lot, so this is double that and then some. Anyways, we have 3 x 40 lb bags coming to us monthly, and I like that convenience. Ever used the site?
And what do you think of these two?!
And there you have it – A Gutsy Girl’s Favorites Issue 17. Now tell me….anything new and lovely you found lately? Let me know if you have any of these on my list!
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