Oh hello there, end of the week. We meet again, and I like that! So this week has been pretty full. I had activities all day Tuesday through Thursday, which meant for busy times rushing around. But it was all good stuff. Once again though, this seemed like the longest week ever. As I was dropping Dave at the BART station on Wednesday morning I was convinced it was Friday. But it wasn’t.
Anywho, this upcoming weekend includes a dinner date with friends at one of my favorite spots in Lafayette, teaching a BODYPUMP class, a hair appointment (time to get my keratin treatment redone), and that’s about it. Let’s get into the favorites and the GIVEAWAY!
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Favorite food: Adams Natural Peanut Butter GIVEAWAY!
A girl can never have too much nut butter, am I right? Good thing there are two nut-butter-eating people in my house, because our pantry has no less than eight jars, and we’re always buying more. Yes, eight jars. While people seem to always talk about almond butter (which I happen to love), there’s no denying that there is something so delicious, soothing and comforting about straight-up PB. I’ve been noshing on the good stuff lately, thanks to Adams Natural Peanut Butter. In honor of the brand’s 100th year, I’ve got a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a variety pack of nut butters, additional coupons and a local gift from the Pacific Northwest — the beautiful region where Adams calls home. (A place I have not explored and hope to soon — all that hiking and scenery — it speaks to me!)
What do you need to know about Adams Natural Peanut Butter? Most of the jars have ingredient labels like this: peanuts. Yes! A few of them also have a trace of salt. It’s natural, it’s tasty and it’s so versatile. It’s also gluten free and non-GMO, and one serving (two tablespoons) has eight grams of protein, which is a little more than your average nut butter. I’m totally a fan! Keep your eyes out for Adams on the shelves of your grocery store. Now enter to win by following instructions at the end of the post.
Favorite App: Poshmark
Was I living under a rock that I had not ever used Poshmark? This app is so useful for selling things in your closet that you don’t want any more, and I find that super fun. After talking to Jessica on our press trip to Tahoe about how successful she has been using Poshmark, I finally decided to give it a go just last week. I cleaned out my closet and drawers and filled a ton of bags for donation, but I also pulled out a few things like dresses and workout clothes with tags on them that deserved a chance to be sold. (Side note: I’ve sent a bunch of stuff to ThredUp before, but have never been too pleased with the amount of money I get back per item, although it’s certainly a simple and user friendly way to get rid of things.)
So how does Poshmark work? It’s SO easy. Download the app. Register. Then use your phone to take a photo of the item you want to sell within the app. Fill out a few required categories, and instantly post the item for sale on the marketplace. People can like and comment on it, and if they buy it, you print out a pre-paid shipping label and pop the item in the mail. It took me about an hour to list a dozen items, and I’ve sold six things so far for almost $150 total, (with a 5-star rating for fast shipping, BTW). And if you know me, you know I LOVE to sell.
Apparently I listed a pair of Lululemon leggings for WAY less than I could have gotten for them, and the Poshmark community let me know that. Oh well — it was a lucky person who made that purchase! If you want to do some discounted shopping on gently used (or new) stuff, or if you want to sell things, check out Poshmark using my referral link! And check out my closet here, with new items being added every weekend when I have time to post. Also, you can get $5 off your first order with the code: GHFGF.
Favorite healthy treat: Turmeric Chocolate
I had seen the packaging for this next favorite in the Whole Foods check-out line quite a bit, but never got close enough to read the label. Well I was pleasantly surprised to find these chocolate Turmeric bites by Good Day Chocolate in my gift bag after last week’s Whole Foods Walnut Creek media preview. I opened the package and couldn’t believe the bites were bright yellow. I took a nibble, and WOW. So good!
I go through turmeric super fast (I sprinkle it on my roasted veggies), and I happen to love the taste. But I also love the anti-inflammatory properties of the natural spice. And when mixed with dark chocolate, well, it’s a fantastic combination. You can feel good about eating a serving of these bites for not only a sweet bite, but also for the beneficial aspects of consuming turmeric. I’m so into turmeric I think I may write a whole post on it. Until then, try these little goodies! (I would LOVE to get my hands on this variety pack of Good Day products for other reasons — perhaps a stocking stuffer?)
Favorite recent reads: Food, Mindset and More
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West?
And more things worth reading …
- Food: Have you ever had a sugar hangover? I have! Here’s a piece I wrote early in the week about How to cure it. “Wipe the Slate Clean: How to Cure Your Sugar Hangover“
- Blogging and Reading: Sunday mornings are some of the few times I have to sit around leisurely and read whatever I want online, and one of the ways I find good articles is by visiting a couple of bloggers’ sites who round up the best on the Internet from the week. Megan’s “Sunday Skinny” is always a good resource each week.
- Mindset: You can change your brain no matter how old you are. “Your Brain is a Muscle You Can Strengthen.”
- Health: We all know we have to eat healthy and move around, but here are other things you need to do. “Why Your Body Might be Holding onto Extra Weight.”
- Music: This a fun rendition of a popular song I happen to love. Postmodern Jukebox is the best. Here’s “Closer.”
The prize: 4 jars of Adams Natural Peanut Butter (varied), coupons for jars and a special gift.
Rules: This giveaway is open to those who live in North America (not just the U.S.), and I will randomly select a winner from the comments on Thursday, November 10.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You can enter a separate comment for each of the following actions, and each comment is an extra chance to win. If you don’t see the comment field, then click on the headline of this post to bring it up on the bottom of the screen.
- Leave a comment if you follow A Lady Goes West on Instagram.
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- Leave a comment telling me one thing you’re loving lately.
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P.S. There are affiliate links in this post, and while Adam’s Natural Peanut Butter is offering the product for the giveaway, it is not sponsored.
Questions of the day
What’s something you’ve been loving lately?
What’s one helpful app you’ve recently discovered?