Hey! Tuesday, already? Yikes. Welcome to the start of my busiest three weeks of work out of the entire year. And news– I’m moving apartments at the end of the month too…..I’m not really sure why i planned to do it in combo with all my work stuff going on, but oh well…just absolutely dreading the packing process, I’m a pretty awful packer and end up making my boxes either way too heavy or very messy…already thinking I need to add “vacation” to my August list after getting through July. This was quite a rambling paragraph, can you tell I’ve been over-caffinated today?
Anyway, on to more interesting things—
Swanson Naturals was so nice to offer me a gift certificate to try some of their products! I had never been to their site before and was totally blown away- WOW- they have so many products and all at super low prices. I had so much fun trying to pick out what I wanted.
In the end, here’s what I got:
Coconut oil, hemp seed oil, tea tree facial scrub, and doggie vitamins for Charlie.
Coconut Oil: Well, this was my bad…I meant to order coconut butter…and realized my mistake when it arrived. But aside from that, it’s great and the tub is huge so I don’t expect to run out anytime in the next 125 years.
Hemp Seed Oil: I’ve been wanting to buy this for a while, so this was a perfect excuse. The Swanson brand is inexpensive, cold-pressed, and really tasty. I like the nutty taste and have been adding it to my salads for extra omegas.
Tea Tree Oil Face Scrub: I’m OBSESSED. Love this. It’s much less harsh than the Apricot Scrub I used to use, but I still feel so clean afterwards. I am going to buy this again…though it’s big too and I don’t think I’ll run out soon at all.
And dog “Daily Greens” Vitamins: Lately, Charlie has been eating grass at the park regularly. I give him kale occasionally (he likes it, surprisingly!) and his dog food (I give him Wellness) supposedly has veggies in it, but when I saw the Swanson dog vitamins, I thought it would be perfect for him to get some extra nutrients. Read more below the pic…
And verdict? I like the vitamins. They smell DISGUSTING though and stunk up the room even when I opened them for only a second. Charlie, however, loved the smell and sat patiently “asking” for “whatever was on the counter that smelled so good” for a while. When I fed it to him, he gobbled it right up (and he’s picky for a dog). BUT- I’ve only given him one. My mom made a good point that I really shouldn’t give him anything without talking to my vet first…..and I haven’t gotten around to that yet (on this week’s to-do list). If my vet approves though, I’ll keep giving it to him. The other possible negative to mention was that after I gave him the vitamin he was incredibly thirsty for the rest of the night. He’s been thirsty in general (this was last week when it was hot out, not this week when it’s freezing), so I don’t actually know if the vitamin is related or not.
But regardless of my product choices, Swanson was great, there’s a huge variety of products, and ordering/delivery was and my products came in only 3 days. I dont usually buy that stuff online, but was impressed with how easy it was. Check out them and I think you’ll like what you find.
And for my daily “happy thing” from this month’s challenge……
Today’s is: Every single time I get those email notifications saying “someone new subscribed to your blog!” Seeing them each time makes me smile….it never gets old…..so thanks guys! I mean it!
Ok, so I’ll go back into work
chaos mode, but tell me—
– Do you give your dog veggies or vitamins or anything like that? I sometimes mix spinach into his food, but otherwise, I pretty much stick to protein and dry food…and I do give him a tiny bit of fruit or something if I’m eating it too sometimes
– Now that I have all this coconut oil, what should I do with it? What’s it really good for? Suggestions?