Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Five Things Friday Check-in, mainly because not much happens week after week. I was saying on Instagram, how I couldn’t believe that we’re already in August. I mean, I know last week was July and after July comes August, but damn, how in the world are we almost 3/4 through this year? Wasn’t it just March a few days ago?
Have you noticed this week that the days are getting shorter again? I know, we’re still in the middle of summer, but I’m already dreading the darker months of the year. I’ve been really thriving on the early morning runs and long evenings during this pandemic.
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Here’s a little garden update: nothing is happening yet. Well, that’s not true…. when I say nothing is happening yet, I mean, there are no fruits yet. I’ve seen blossoms on both the cucumber and tomato plant and the zucchini plant is also growing. I know I am impatient, and I “only” planted in the middle of June. I guess it’s just that I want the satisfaction of harvesting something because I’ve seen some of your bounties already!
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I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately. Every summer, for a few weeks, I get into smoothies. They’re quick, filling, healthy and nutritious and just a great breakfast option. I can also put my supplements in there. I’ve been sharing my smoothie blends on IG stories lately if you want to check out what goes into mine right now.
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On my grocery run this morning, I picked up Rae Vegan Collagen Boost Powder at Target and the reviews seem pretty good. I used Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides before and I wanted to start taking them again, but I thought I’d give this vegan option a try. Not because I am going vegan, but because I had a (digital) coupon, and that’s always a good excuse to try out new products. Have you used it (or any other item from the brand) before?
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I am sure you’ve heard about the devastating explosion in Beirut earlier this week. One of my dear friends is from Lebanon and it breaks my heart to know that she has friends and family there that have been impacted. Please, if you can – and would like to – help, check out this link.