Lip Balms

Have you been stuck on Burt’s Bees balms for quite a long time now? Me – definitely yes. Also, learning that Burt’s Bees got purchased by a larger company Clorox, I’m becoming interested in switching to something new.

Went to Whole Foods recently and found that they have tons of other lip balms, many much more affordable than Burt’s Bees and not based mainly on beeswax. Here’s some of the more affordable ones:

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Tomato Avocado Salad

Most recent addiction – red cabbage! It’s so great in any type of salads or simply lightly sauteed, I’m in love. Here’s a pic of my regular salad these days:

Tomato Avocado Salad

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 average carrot, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 small green onion
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped red cabbage
  • some avocado, sliced
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Amazing raw deliciousness to enjoy! 🙂

I do have to say that during our drive from Toronto to Seattle I did actually get off veganism on some pizza and cookies in Wisconsin, and oh I wish I hadn’t done it – couple days later my face got covered in pimples and I put on several hard-to-get-rid-of-lbs. So, next time I’d want to eat some non-vegan food I likely will be quite hesitant as this experience terrified me, especially when looking in the mirror, a lot! lol. So yeh..again and again, go veganism.

Bellevue and Kirkland

Loving the East side! The most beautiful views at every corner, pristine lakes, huge parks on the mountains, views of the Cascades and Olympic range on sunny days. Wow. Funny how we never even thought of going to check it out during our first visit in Seattle in 2010, maybe because several people mentioned that the East side area is ‘bourjois’ and uninteresting (really huh?). But nobody mentioned its wonderful beauty. I’m not even sure which one I like better now – Seattle or the East side.

Bellevue and Kirkland

I really like Bellevue and Kirkland. Bellevue is more vibrant and new, mostly owned by Microsoft, with tall buildings, nice malls, beautiful views and easy access to highways.

Bellevue and Kirkland

Kirkland – a bit older, more on the quiet side, more residential, with unobstructed view and path along Lake Washington, with cute downtown and great art all around. Both are great and hard to decide which one is preferable. Although, access to the lake while unobstructed in Kirkland, is all privately owned in Bellevue, which makes Kirkland more appealing to me.

Bellevue and Kirkland

Bellevue and Kirkland

Bellevue and Kirkland

Bellevue and Kirkland