Yes, I know the weather has reverted back to cold. I’m choosing to ignore that for the time being. This past Sunday was A-mazing: 80 and sunny. My only regret is that I didn’t pack a picnic and head to the beach before the cold came roaring back.
2. BelGioioso Snacking Cheese.
I’m always loving cheese, but lately I’ve been buying these little packages of fresh mozzarella that are only 70 cals per serving. I recently stopped buying pre-shredded cheese when I learned it contained cellulose…which is actually wood pulp. YUCK YUCK YUCK. Plus the pre-shredded kind tastes like ass, and why waste the cals on the nasty, additive filled stuff when you can get the good stuff? No contest. Spend a little extra dough and get your cheese from the local cheese monger. OR, buy these little BelGioioso Snacking Cheeses. The bag contains individual containers of fresh mozzarella (three tiny cheese balls per container). I use these to make personal pizzas, mini caprese salads, or just pop them solo.
3. Lace Shorts.
The cutest trend for spring and summer right now is a lace overlay. I am loving it on shorts! The great thing about this that you can find these shorts everywhere right now. Below are some of my favorites.
4. CSA or Farm Shares.
So what exactly is a CSA? A CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. A member of a CSA pays for a share of the harvest from local farmers and farms. They typically run $400-600 for a full share (which means getting a big box of fruits and veggies every week) and half that price for half the amount of food (one box every other week–called a half share). It may seem pricey at first glance, but $500 for fresh produce from June until October (or sometimes even November) is actually a great deal. It also supports your local farms who need all the help they can get. Local farms grow fresh foods that taste better and are better for you. Google your local CSA and get started today!
5. Habitat for Humanity.
When I was in college, I volunteered a bit with organizations such as Habitat. I traveled to quite a few states across the US and I loved every minute of it. Since I graduated, I’ve only participated in one build…and even that was a few years ago. Recently I’ve been itching to get back into it. Luckily, I’ve come across some local opportunities. I am participating in one build around my hometown in May, and another in Camden at the end of June. I can’t wait!