Everywhere you look nowadays, you see pumpkins! And here is no different…I just love the fall when you have an excuse to eat and drink everything pumpkin! So far, I’ve made pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, and pumpkin soup to name a few!
There’s just something so yummy about pumpkin and it’s so healthy! It’s high in zinc and vitamins A and C. You want to know something weird? I didn’t eat any pumpkin until I was in my 20s. I don’t know why…my mom just never served it and pumpkin pie was never a staple at holiday time. When I began eating healthy, pumpkin presented itself to me in so many delicious grain-free, Paleo recipes and I jumped right in!
Did you see After Earth? I’d heard it had received bad reviews, so I wasn’t in too big of a rush to watch it, although I usually hurry to catch Will Smith movies. I waited a bit before I finally saw it and I actually really liked it! Will Smith doesn’t disappoint. It wasn’t like his normal movies, full of him supplying all the action. It was primarily starring his son, Jaden. Another thing about the movie that was very different was the message. It actually had one! If you’ve seen it, did you figure it out? I won’t be a spoiler, but it had something to do with fear and how we interpret it.
In the film, Smith plays a ranger who can “ghost” or become invisible to alien monsters bred to kill humans. The aliens were blind so the only way they could find a human was to smell their fear. When people are afraid, their bodies excrete pheromones. Smith’s character, however, was not fearful and could extinguish the alien monster without being “seen” (or actually smelled.)
Like the film, today’s post has to do with smells. As a culture, we like pleasant smells since they can bring back good memories or increase happy chemicals in our bodies. We like our bodies to smell good, sometimes for the reason of attracting the opposite sex (through this we release our own custom blend of pheromones- see photo above for a mini-pheromone lesson.)
What is a lady cup and why do you need one?
The other day my friend and I went to have manis and pedis together…it was a girl’s day out sorta thing. I had just lent her a suitcase for an upcoming trip and she told me I had left something in there. Quite unceremoniously, she slapped a few maxi pads on the table in front of us. I had to laugh because whenever I travel, I am sure to pack extra pads “just in case.” This time however, I told her to keep them as I don’t use them anymore. This in turn led to a lengthy, if somewhat weird conversation with my friend and the lady also sitting there drying her nails.
This post might get a bit…messy at times…so beware! Hehehe
So why don’t I use pads (or tampons, for that matter) anymore?
No, I’m not going through early menopause but have discovered a much better way to handle those um..feminine needs.
I have discovered the lady cup…a.k.a. the menstrual cup…a.k.a the Diva cup…a.k.a…you get the idea.
In today’s post, I get to combine two of my favorite things in the world: all natural deodorants and zombies. What in the world do these have in common, you ask? At first it doesn’t seem like they relate at all! But upon further inspection we find…..THIS!
Do Zombies Have B.O?
If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know the world has rediscovered a love for all things zombie. I think it was the highly successful television show, The Walking Dead, which helped the zombie make a comeback. I didn’t even know about this show until it was on for 2 1/2 years (I think I was living under a rock!) When I found out about it, I watched the first 2 1/2 seasons in 2 weeks. It’s THAT good. Even if you don’t care for zombies, the acting, storyline, and characters are wonderful.
Because I like anything zombie, I was also in a hurry to see World War Z. Zombies AND Brad Pitt? C’mon, you can’t go wrong. This movie’s been out for a while but if you haven’t had a chance to catch it, please make sure you do. The zombies in this film were some of the fastest moving ones I’ve ever seen! My boyfriend and I had a laugh about that!
So while that movie is cleverly titled World War Z, my post is just as cleverly titled: World War D. What’s the D stand for? Deodorant….the search for an effective natural deodorant has been the bane of many people’s existence. Mine included. There’s SO many natural deodorants out there that claim to work and after spending $10-$20, we embarrassingly discover the opposite is true. I’ve had this happen. In a truck. With my boyfriend. And him saying, “What is that smell?” And me opening the window and saying…”I don’t know.” Actually, I did admit to my funk. I have a strong funk, even though I do routine detoxes and shower almost daily [kidding.] Some of us just have more body odor than others. Can you relate?
So with this in mind, I decided to let the all natural deodorants I have tried battle it out! Which one will come out victorious? Read on to find out…
“Doctor, doctor give me the news
I’ve got a bad case of lovin’ you
No pill’s gonna cure my ill
I’ve got a bad case of lovin’ you”
Remember that song? Admittedly, I was only 3 when it came out, but I still remember it as I’ve heard it lots of time in commercials. Know who sang it? Robert Palmer came up after a quick search…it’s a fun song!
Usually, going to the doctor is the last thing I want to do, but in today’s blog post, I’m going to introduce you to a doctor and a unique soap recipe you may not have heard of. His name is Dr. Woods and he makes a fabulous natural soap. On second thought, I don’t think he’s an actual person. It’s just the name of the soap! I’ve always been curious about the brand and when I had the opportunity to review it, I was pretty stoked.