Holy Spring cleaning, Batman! Yesterday, my husband and I scrub a dub dubbed and re-arranged our living room, and it felt so.good. Spring cleaning and organizing excites me in ways that you can’t imagine. I think it’s similar to how Dr Drew feels when he hears of a celebrity having a meltdown in the back of a pickup, found with only 3 copies of the “Little Mermaid” and a bottle of mouthwash. It’s the anticipation of the organizing as much as the job itself.
Clorox Green Works via the FoodBuzz Featured Publisher’s program sent me some products to test out. They sent a bathroom spray, wipes, and all-purpose spray. While the bathroom and all purpose spray were adequate, smelled nice, and did a decent job cleaning up average messes, the wipes were fantastic. They don’t leave a film behind, smell fab, do a GREAT job, and are, wait for it…….COMPOSTABLE. The container they are in is my only dislike. I wish they sold refill rolls in compostable bags, so I wouldn’t go through so many plastic, albeit recyclable, containers. Though I was given these gratis, I wasn’t required to do a blog post review, and I did one anyway. That is how much I like these wipes. I have actually used ALL the free wipes I was sent and I have purchased another container. They are my new “go-to” wipe. They came in really handy yesterday when after I moved the sofa, I found soy milk on the wall behind it. Gross.
I feel like my home is happier after a good scrub. Similar to the way your body and mind is happier when you treat it well. If you treat your body like Steven Tyler, you’ll look and feel like Steven Tyler, and I think we can all agree, he looks like the crypt keeper. If the crypt keeper was a rockstar yoga teacher. (“om this way!”) However, if you treat your body like Jane Fonda, you’ll (if you’re damn genetically gifted) look and feel like Jane Fonda.
My goals for spring are to start every morning with a really good stretching sesh, dedicate myself to drinking more still water, drink less beer/wine and more relaxing teas at night, and to run no less than 18 mi/week and do 2 strength training sessions/week.
I am also going to try to keep my larger servings of sweets to the weekend. You all know I love my sweets like whoa, and keeping them limited can be a challenge for me. I think I am up for it. I lost ZERO pounds this week, which means I need to to change what I am doing. Time to cut out the booze and sugar and amp up my fiber and veggies. This morning i was singing “chha chha chha chia, turn and face the gray seeds.” to the tune of “Changes”. Whatever, don’t judge. It works for me.
My Sunday sweet treat was fantastic.
Peanut Butter No Bakes (with toffee!!)
peanut butter no bakes (with toffee)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: rest time 1 hour
Keywords: dessert side snack gluten-free cookie
Ingredients (36 cookies)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup PB2
- 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
put sugar, milk, butter, and pb2 into a saucepan and heat to medium.
when it’s a a rolling boil set timer for one minute
remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients
drop into tablespoon sized mounds onto parchment or waxed paper and chill for 1 hour
What is your favorite no bake treat?
Are you a milk or coffee on the side person, or a dunker? (I am a dunk in coffee-er!)