I’m so glad today is Friday! I have a few fun things lined up this weekend, including a HUGE 24th Anniversary Sale going on all weekend at The Tack Trunk in Lebanon! I do some work from home on their website so I’ll be there helping out. Stop by and see me if you or your kids need any horse riding equipment, their NEW Fall Riding apparel is finally in store and it looks great! It’s also worth mentioning all the non-riding horse related gifts they have…do your kids love Breyer horses?! This is a great time to shop for early Christmas presents! (Anyone already have their Christmas list done…I know there are a few of you who do it every year!) Plus, tonight and tomorrow they’ll be having live music and great food!
It’s been a busy week and I had fun making Blueberry & Orange preserves with a new recipe from the makers of Stevia In The Raw! Jennie and I really wanted to use this last year with all the Jams we did but couldn’t find the “bakers bag” for it! I was thrilled when I got one in the mail and I can’t wait to try out some more recipes with it!
The blueberry & orange preserves was a pretty simple recipe and from what I tasted of it – I liked the subtle flavor of the orange and loved that it was sweetened a little more naturally with apple juice as well! It’s only 20 calories per tablespoon so you can enjoy it and feel good about it too! Luke has a teaspoon of jam in plain yogurt for lunch most days and I know he’ll love this combo!Be sure to check out their website for plenty more recipes and tips for using Stevia in the Raw!
I’ve also been so thankful for my Circle+Bloom programs this week. Whenever I feel like “the list” is a little overwhelming I immediately start to get tight chested and feel like I can’t breathe – I’ve been trying to work on my stress a lot over the last few months and “taking deep breaths” just hasn’t been cutting it for me lately. I usually do the Circle+Bloom program when Julian finishes work at 5pm and he and Luke are off doing their own thing…giving me some time out to myself each day. I can’t speak enough about how much I have been relying on the Circle+Bloom programs for relaxation and for giving me the confidence that my body is doing what it should throughout the month since I’ve been struggling to get pregnant over the last year. It’s pretty easy to give up on your body and feel negative about why it’s not doing what it should be! I’ve really enjoyed the positive visualizations and relaxation in the Circle+Bloom programs and I’ve been feeling a lot more positive in general, which feels great! I will definitely be using their pregnancy, birth and delivery programs when I do get preggers! I can’t wait to hear how Jen loves the other Women’s Health programs! LOVE love love their blog too…check it out, they have some great resources on there!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend…how about this nice FALL weather we’ve been having lately?! LOVE IT! Can’t wait to go buy some Mums and pick out some pumpkins! I had my first pumpkin pie last weekend that a dear friend made for me…YUM!
What your plans for the weekend?! Doing anything fun?!