As I wrote on my Facebook page, “Yesterday’s events are horrific, disturbing,
and unforgettable. While we cannot undo the damage, we can move forward
and try to improve ourselves and the world we live in. We can come
together as a community, as a country, and as the world. Do something
nice for someone else, smile at those you encounter, and pay it forward.
Be a bit kinder, more tolerable, and open your heart to those need.
Let’s make the world a better place one tiny action at a time.”
I cannot begin to imagine the heartbreak that the families, community, and town of Newtown are suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. xoxo
Since it is Monday, let’s try to find some marvelous here since we can’t let fear rule our lives. We can find joy in the little things and enjoy our time we have together with our loved ones. My Saturday night started out doing just that. I got dolled up, and Jonny and I headed to our dear friends’ home for a Chanukah party. Of course I added a spritz of my Forever Red perfume from the Cosmo VoxBox.
Loving itz scent. We had an absolute blast celebrating the last night of Chanukah with some of our closest friends, eating delicious latkes, and smiling and laughing and merely enjoying each other’s company.
Sunday morning began with sleeping in (kind of, if 7 am counts), then making a homemade oatmeal pancake for breakfast. I topped it with a smear of sunflower seed butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey.
So good. After some cleaning and laundry, I decided making it to the gym wasn’t a priority. Instead, I broke out my new yoga mat and turned on my Tara Stiles yoga dvd. I felt rejuvenated after the 15 minutes of the “relaxed easygoing flow.”
Child’s pose, one of my favorites as itz so relaxing. For Sunday night dinner we went over to my parents’ house where we celebrated the last night of Chanukah for the second time. Lighting all the candles on the menorah is too nice to do just once!
My dad prepared an enormous beef tenderloin – literally, the size of a small cow. My mom made her famous twice baked potatoes and green beans, cauliflower, and tomato mozzarella salad were our sides.
And while we were over there, I obviously had to show off the Program Guide of a local gym’s magazine where I was featured on the cover. Hehe, it just doesn’t get old!
Now there’s some marvelous for ya! What’s marvelous in your day? For a whole lot of marvelous, pop on over to Healthy Diva Eats where itz Marevlous in my Monday!
The last bit of marvelous I’m bringing you today is a giveaway. And actually I’m not bringing it, Conscious Box is. I’ve written about Conscious Box several times. Here and here and it was even on my Healthy Living Holiday Gift Guide. Now, the kind folks at Conscious Box are giving one lucky reader the December Conscious Box! Word around town is that they’ve totally outdone themselves on this one (they always do though)! Make sure you leave some love on the Conscious Box Facebook page.
- Conscious Box is a monthly delivery of pure and sustainable products that are handpicked from businesses that care for the planet—just like you.
How to enter: leave a comment on this blog post telling us how you make the world a better place; it can be environmentally or paying it forward with a kind action (mandatory). You may also complete the following steps for two additional entries. Leave a comment telling us you did so.
- Follow Itz Linz and Conscious Box on Twitter and tweet the following, “I want to win the December @ConsciousBox from @ItzLinz! Itz filled with pure & sustainable product samples! http://wp.me/p2WMfo-18R“
- Subscribe to Itz Linz by entering in your e-mail address and confirming your follow via e-mail.
This giveaway will be open until Thursday, December 20th at 8:00 pm CST. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, December 21st and will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be selected. Good luck!