For a while now I've been wanting to write a weekly blog post outlining some favorite things I've come across during the week. And that's it. That's the goal. This isn't for building your business or understanding digital marketing ... it's just random things I like and want to share. I'll do my best to point out local businesses, bloggers and influencers, but also just want to point out anything fun that I think you'd like, too.
Let's start with a person I admire and respect and who, as you can see below, eats plants ...
Wanna know which brands of vegan food taste the best? Ask Jewel. Have dietary restrictions and still want to try new vegan-friendly foods? Ask Jewel. I'm always having my mind opened up to new possibilities by her. Jewel is a local blogger who reviews vegan products, restaurants, and provides a wealth of education about veganism. You can follow her on Instagram at @jeweleatsplants. Keep a tissue handy - these food pics are going to make you drool.
De-Stress with Plants
Did you know that plants can reduce stress and depression AND make your memory stronger? Yes, I'm not making it up (read more here). During the pandemic I've added 10 new plants to my house. And I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. Start with a local store if you're ready for more plants in your life. The plant above is located at Art Terrarium in Des Moines and is pet-friently, so your fur-baby won't get sick from your new green-baby.
Cinnamon Roll Milkshake
Who else is trying to be healthier but also constantly craving sweets? (I'm raising both of my hands. Me. Me. Me!) I'm all about any recipes that satisfy my sweets craving while also being healthy. That's why I love Cassie from Blogilates. She's always coming around with the good stuff.
We Rate Dogs
We Rate Dogs is guaranteed to give you a smile after a long, hard day. The dog pics are cute and if you're a nerd like me, you'll appreciate the quirky, silly captions that go along with the photo. And don't worry - all the pups are rated very highly!
First, I'm the mother of three crazy, sassy, sarcastic, hilarious children. Second, I work in the world of social media, email, digital marketing. Third, I'll probably try to tell you what to do.