My mom's visit has been really nice so far. I've had to work during the day, but we've made time to take walks and she's been my workout buddy which has been motivating. We had a nice lunch with my Grandma Mary yesterday, and went to 521 BBQ on Tuesday before my meeting in Matthews. Last night we went to Blakeney which was lit-up in pretty white lights, the 60 degree weather was perfect for getting our shop-on! Afterward, we had dinner at Bravo just the two of us. Next week I am taking a few days off which will be great!
I am working on switching to beauty products that are safe and healthy for my body. I won't throw out what I already have, but when I replace items I want to replace them with good choices. My friend Nicole recommended Purple Prairie Botanicals Peppermint Tea Tree Organic Olive Oil Lotion. It's EWG-friendly, a 1 for those who use the EWG's Skin-Deep Database. It's marketed for your tootsies, but I have been using it as a full body lotion (as does Nicole). I am really loving the fresh minty feel, that does die-down a bit after a few minutes. Just be careful not to get the lotion in your eyes. You can buy it here on Amazon for $12.89.
Tonight some of my Watershed ladies are coming to visit. I'm so excited to see them! I was really sad when I had to leave the group when I moved, but they are kind enough to make the trek down to Waxhaw for a visit . Love these sweet ladies :)
I bought some yummy Cranberry Chevre from Trader Joe's that I really looking forward to digging into ..cheese is the best, seriously. This goodness on a Raisin Rosemary Cracker...yuuuum. Perfect for Thanksgiving too!
So we bought our bird and it's ready to go for next week! I've also decided to forego the fine dining vibe (and the cleanup), and I bought some nicer plastic disposable plates. I don't want anyone to spend the entire evening washing dishes, so this is my solution. I have tried the "please leave it in the sink for later" and it does not work with my family. I realize it's not super environmentally friendly, but it's a once per year occasion. I bought mine at Costco, but you can find them on Amazon too.