I’ve been absent from the blogosphere the entire weekend as I stood next to my best friend as she married the love of her life on Saturday. But I’m back now! The weekend was extremely packed, and extremely fun. I’ll give you the full rundown later, but in case you missed any of the past posts, here are the links with a brief summary:
- Kids Snacks: I listed all of the snacks that I used during my Healthy Eating + Active Living = Happy Kids summer school class. There are fifteen+ snack ideas that will appeal to kids, but are fast, easy, healthy, and tasty for adults, too!
- High Five Friday: Nancy, Stephanie, & Roxie all got shout outs for being awesome. (Read the post for the exact reasons, particularly Roxie’s amazing story and progress!)
- Foodie Pen Pals – June: What exactly my box of goodies entailed for this month’s FPP, as well as a short tribute to my best friend who got married.
Now that you’re caught up, let’s start with just a few reasons why Monday is marvelous!
In addition to Marevlous In My Mondays, Katie has started a new challenge! She made a “Healthy & Happy Divas in July” challenge where you post a new picture to Instagram according to the theme of the day and tag #healthydivas. Yesterday’s word was pink, and since I did a lot of relaxing as I was exhausted, I took a picture of my comfy, pink robe that I live in at home. Today’s word is smile, so I posted this picture:
Not only is the dress pretty marvelous, but I’m smiling, too, so it’s kind of a double whammy! I can’t take credit for the dress though, as my sister let me borrow it! Isn’t it amazing?? I may have to
steal borrow it again sometime…
Speaking of Instagram, if you don’t use it then you’re totally behind the times! Just kidding, but it really is the new thing. For all the newbies out there: Instagram is another social media platform (like Facebook and Twitter) that allows you to take, post, and share pictures. It also is a super easy and fun way to apply various filters to pictures; you know, make a photo black and white or look like it’s a vintage pic. Pretty marvelous, indeed! Follow me on Instagram by finding ItzLinz.
Something else that is marvelous is how close the RWRunStreak is to the finish! I’ve kept up with it since Memorial Day and have just a few days to finish the streak on the Fourth of July. This weekend was a little tricky to fit in my runs since we were so busy. However, since I’m such an early bird, I awoke before most of the other girls and got my mileage in. Yay! 3.38 miles on Friday with another bridesmaid, 4.15 miles on Saturday (part of which was completed with the bride herself!), and just a quick mile on Sunday.
Not only does my sister have great fashion sense, she’s also an unbelievable photographer. She specializes in newborns, but every once in awhile she needs
a goregous model me to photograph one of her beautiful head pieces.
I’m wearing a headband by Crowned Embellishments.
The last absolutely marvelous item in today’s post is the Conscious Box. I first found out about the Conscious box last winter, loved the idea, and ended up gifting a box to my parents and in-laws for the holidays. It made for a very fun and different present!
- My first review of the Conscious Box was in January: read here.
- My second review of the Conscious Box was in March: read here.
What is the Conscious Box? Conscious Box is a monthly box that is sent and filled with items that benefit you and don’t harm the environment. I’m always preaching “Go Green!” and Conscious Box’s mission aligns with my philosophy completely. They find companies that create pure and sustainable products; they strive to be a waste-free business. My favorite part of Conscious Box is being introduced to products and companies that I have never heard of before. I feel good about being a consumer to these new products and companies as I know Conscious Box does their research.
Goodies include food, drinks, beauty products, household items, and more! Each box is filled to the brim and full of surprises. From what I hear, July’s box is going to be exceptionally stellar… Which is exactly why Conscious Box is giving away one box to an Itz Linz reader! Here’s what you can do to enter for your chance to win:
- Leave a comment telling us one way you make conscious decisions to help protect our planet.
- Subscribe to Itz Linz by entering your e-mail address in the top right corner of this webpage.
- Follow Itz Linz on Twitter.
- Follow Conscious Box on Twitter.
- Tweet the following (must follow Itz Linz & Conscious Box to count):
I want to win July’s @consciousbox from @ItzLinz – a box full of pure & sustainable goodies that you can trust! Enter: http://wp.me/p264zq-Dg
That’s FIVE chances to enter this giveaway! Also, be sure to become a fan of Itz Linz and Conscious Box on Facebook to get the latest news, and share your eco-friendly tips! This giveaway will be open until Friday, July 6th at 9:00 pm CST. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Saturday, July 7th and will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be selected. Best of luck!