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Starting In December Gives You A Headstart

I’m pretty sure you have made a few New Years Resolutions in your life. We all have! January 1 is when the fiscal year starts over and that’s when people start all sorts of new things in their lives.

It’s a really drastic occasion for some people. For example, a meat eater may want to go vegan for the new year. So December 31, they may find themselves eating every meat that they can for “one last time.”

That is not the way to start something new. Lol. It’s better sometimes to give yourself time to adjust instead of jumping all in right away. Lasting change is easier when you walk into the ocean instead of diving straight into the deep end.

For many of us in the world, it’s winter time right now. It’s cold. While we should always get out and get some sunlight, when it’s cold outside, it is a good time to stay inside and work on projects, family bonds, and reading stuff.

As a matter of fact, I would argue that it’s better to learn new skills in the wintertime. That way when it warms up and humans become more social again, your skills will be sharper and you’ll be more confident in them when you show your friends what you’ve been up to.

This year, many people have been using the last months in 2019 as a time to release old things and move into new energy for the upcoming decade.

Embrace the new decade. 2020 can be “just another year” OR it can be the start of an amazing decade! You get to choose!

Turn your face to the sun and believe that you are growing in a positive direction. That’s what the trees do and we all know that the trees are amazingly strong specimens. Being strong like a tree – it only starts with one seed.

Plant the seed in December.

The Planted Path Fire Roasted Corn Review

Does every body like corn? It seems to be an unassuming, non-controversial plant food item. You probably have a preference as to whether you’d prefer to eat it off the cob or with a spoon.

This shelf-stable corn product from The Planted Path is a spoon kind of corn. It’s been fire roasted with bell peppers added in it.

Let’s jump right into the point… How does it taste?

On its own, it tastes like shelf-stable food. Like a distinct flavor that is not at all fresh. The things I like about corn (the fresh, juicy flavor) is not here. It’s not dry but it’s not fresh.

This tastes more like tex-mex corn. I added it to a lentil bean dish with tomatoes and it was good that way.

So if you were to purchase this, I’d advise making it an addition to a bigger dish. It’s not that tasty all on it’s own.

However, if you love canned cream corn, you may like this too. No, it’s not creamy but it has that “less than freshly picked” flavor just like this one does.

Overall, I give it a 5/10.

Good Luck on Friday, December 13th

It seems like “let go” is the most universal advice that you can receive. There are just so many things that you can let go of and often, your life is improved by letting go of it!

The opposite, “holding on”, is choosing to hold on to not only that particular thing but you’re also holding on to how it makes you feel and other emotions.

Lately, I’ve been Letting Go of a lot of things. Mostly, I’m letting go of old traditions that I’ve been taught that do not serve me. The easiest ones to release are the ones that I can look back on and see that it actually never benefited me. Why hold on to something that never brought any joy, happiness, or luck?

For example, Friday the 13th. As the myth goes, bad luck surrounds this day. I used to believe that and because of my belief, I’d have misfortune on that day.

And then I became a super spiritual being (aka I learned about the Earth and the Universe) and I realized that Friday the 13th is a special day and I no longer associated it with bad luck. Side note: Someone I care about was born on a Friday the 13th too and I thought, if this amazing person is born on that day, how can it be bad?

Today is Friday the 13th and I didn’t even realize it until someone mentioned it on Twitter. And then you know what? I had an amazing day. Sure it rained all day but I also got to hang out with a good friend for a couple of hours, I drove a new car, and my son and I hung out with some people we love after school. Not to mention talking with my best friend on a video chat a couple of hours ago. To top it off, I also kicked some ass in Call of Duty Mobile! And then, just now, I got to dance with my son to Jason Mraz singing “I’m Yours” on Sesame Street. (he actually remixed it to say “Go Outdoors” lol

Sure it seems like an ordinary day to some but that’s some great vibes! Nothing bad happened and nothing bad will happen today.

When you don’t feed into what everyone else is doing then you are free to do what you want to do.

It started with letting go of the tradition of having Friday the 13th being a bad luck day. It most certainly is not.

It doesn’t matter how old a tradition is and it doesn’t matter how long you have fed into it. What matters is that TODAY you choose to let go of what you don’t like.

Family can be the hardest stronghold for some. But there is a way to handle your family responsibilities without mentally engaging in their toxic traditions. After all, you have control of your own mind.

Also, traditions can be anything that has been done for a long time. Negative thought patterns is a tradition.

The curse is broken! BREAK FREE!

Humm Kombucha Flavor Reviews (It's In A Can!)

Kombucha is a natural form of soda. It creates the fizzy bubbles naturally by the way that it is processed. Kombucha in a glass bottle is lightly fizzy but kombucha in a can is more like soda than anything else that I’ve tried!

It also costs more than soda in a can ($2).

Humm Kombucha is a new brand. At least, it’s new to me. I went to an out-of-town Walmart and scooped some up. My son and I were excited. We do not drink soda so he jumped at the chance to try something healthy, exciting and “mom approved.” LOL

We got three different flavors – Mango Passionfruit, Pomegranate Lemonade, and Blueberry Mint.

The first Humm Kombucha we tried together was the Mango Passionfruit. It was so good! In the ingredients, it lists mango puree and passionfruit puree. We could taste every fruit. It was deliciously sweet and so flavorful. Sometimes kombucha can have a vinegar-y taste to it but this one did not at all.

Mango Passionfruit Humm Kombucha

Yummy. Thank you Humm.

Now the Pomegranate Lemonade flavored Humm Kombucha is the most tart. My son used the word “sour”.. I wouldn’t go that far… But they did mix two acidic fruits with a kombucha base so the flavor is to be expected. I think cranberry juice lovers will love this one.

Pomegranate Lemonade Humm Kombucha

Finally we have the Blueberry Mint flavor kombucha. This is the only flavor that we bought two cans of. Yes, it is tasty. It’s like a blueberry soda! Really delicious!

Blueberry Mint Humm Kombucha Review

To rank the flavors, I’d say that Mango Passionfruit is #1, Blueberry Mint #2 and #3 is Pomegranate Lemonade is last (But not least!)

On the Humm Kombucha website, they have a lot of flavors! And, it’s not all in a can! I’m going to keep a look out for some other flavors near me πŸ™‚

Blogmas – Wrapping Gifts & Sending Cards

You know what time of the year it is! Are you the type to get everything ready early, or do you wait until the last minute to wrap your gifts and send cards off?

We wrapped gifts and got Christmas cards together in the same evening – this past Sunday.

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