Happy Thursday! We just got back from a morning walk in the most glorious fall-like weather and it was honestly the best way to kick off the day! There’s just something about morning walks that give you a sense of calm but also productivity first thing in the morning and I’m a big fan of both!
I finally broke free from my home office yesterday and WORKED SOMEWHERE else! It was the first time I’ve been able to do that since March and it was the best in every way! Dare I say I felt a hint of normalcy from my remote work adventure? It was beyond nice and just what I needed. Don’t get me wrong, working from home is my favorite for a variety of reasons. I’m just one of those people that thrives work-wise in remote work, because office like just isn’t for me. But, being in a creative job–it works wonders to be able to change up my environment from time to time. It gets my creative process flowing and just gives me a break from staring at the same four walls each and every day. To say I was excited to work from Barnes & Noble for the afternoon would be an understatement! I can’t wait to venture out again!
I’m back on the Clif Bar bandwagon again with their stuffed bars. These are my favorite flavor! Obviously, they’re packed with sugar so they’re ideal before a long walk or run but they also make for a super delicious dessert too!
Good news to report on the Kevita front! I haven’t been able to find my FAVORITE Blueberry Cherry Kevitas in months. Trust me, I look for them every single time we stop by the grocery stores that carry them nearby and they’ve just up and disappeared! I’m not sure if they just quit making that flavor or what but…they should’ve asked me first before they made such a critical decision. (I kid…kind of.) So, I decided to get the next best thing and try their “Tart Cherry” flavor. And, I’m happy to share that it was REALLY great! It’s obviously missing my beloved blueberry flavor, but it will definitely fill the void I’ve been missing these past few months. So, Kevita–you’re back in the game again. I have truly missed you. And, if you ever feel like bringing back the Blueberry Cherry, I’ll welcome it with open arms. In the meantime, I’m team Tart Cherry. There really is nothing like grabbing a super cold one of these drinks post-workout.
Y’all. I am obsessed with this new-to-me chicken/veggie sheet pan recipe from ‘hellospoonfull‘. This recipe was to die for and I can’t wait to start having it regularly on our dinner menu! It was so flavorful and filling and just the perfect amount of variety! Did I mention it was loaded with veggies? Win-Win-Win all the way around in my book! I can’t wait to make it again! Check out her website for some seriously amazing recipes!
We’re also big fans of TJ’s pre-cut fruit lately. These boxes don’t last long in our household and for good reason! This watermelon is the best I’ve had in a LONG time and I didn’t have to make a giant mess to get to snack on it, either. Convenience these days sure is a beautiful thing…;)
I’m back to diving in to this awesome personal development read! I forgot all about it in my Audible Library and decided it was time for a refresh! I started it a long time ago but somehow got sidetracked but this time, I’m determined to finish it! I’m just a few chapters in right now and so far there are a ton of great takeaways from it! If you haven’t listened to his interview with Ed Mylett, you HAVE to and you’ll instantly want to dive into this book. His story is too good and so beyond relatable!
Ok, as promised I’ve got a shiny new review for you guys today! I am so excited to share my thoughts on ‘Penguin Organic CBD Oil‘ with you!
I’ve been wanting to try CBD oil for a while now and I’ve heard such raving reviews from so many different people that have tried it. Whether it’s dealing with anxiety, trouble sleeping, pain or just focus–I’ve heard it can be a help with just about everything of the sort. I’ve been struggling with focus (hello adult ADD) and calm, (hello pandemic!) so this has been something I’ve been doing my research on, for sure. And, apparently brands have popped up everywhere that have started making it because they’re just about in every health food store that I’ve been to. Talk about a trend! While I’ve seen them everywhere, I haven’t really known where to start and what brands I can actually trust. I’m such a stickler for ingredients and obviously don’t want to take something like this that isn’t made with high quality (and preferably organic) ingredients. I just feel like it’s so important to truly KNOW the story behind these brands to be sure what you’re putting in your body isn’t some sort of chemical knock off that could spiral into a whole sort of bad feelings or reactions. Most importantly, I knew I didn’t want to just order up a cheap brand from Amazon and give it a try because who knows where it would come from and what it would be made of.
Luckily the cutest ever brand ‘Penguin’ read my mind and reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in trying a few of their products (gummies & oil) and if I’d share my thoughts on them with you, here! Obviously, I instantly went to their website to check them out to see what they were all about. And, sure enough, their ingredients are just what I was hoping they would be! Their story says it all and really impressed me with their entire process from start to finish. I was officially on board with them after reading through their mission and what’s behind their brand along with several reviews.
Here’s a little snippet from their website:
“Founded in 2019, the Penguin team is composed of a group of specialists from a multitude of industries, educational fields and areas of expertise. From our hemp farmers to our lab technicians, we are all united by our enthusiasm for bringing CBD to households everywhere.
It all starts in Oregon, where our hemp is grown. Absolutely zero pesticides are used during the cultivation process. That means it remains untainted by harmful chemicals. We are dedicated to remaining eco-conscious through sustainable farming practices.
Next it is brought to the lab, where the CO2 extraction process happens. The hemp is put through state-of-the-art technology that preserves the natural compounds of the plant, including the beneficial terpenes, while filtering out all traces of THC from the product.
It is our mission to provide accessible, high-quality CBD products at an affordable price. We are also dedicated to transparency during our process. At any time you can check the lab results from third-party tests right here on the website.
To make a quality product, we believe that you need to be hands-on from seed to sale. That means we only use the best hemp from our Oregon farms. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used at any point during the process.”
If you’re new to the CBD world and assume this supplement is some form of “high” or something–you’re looking in the wrong place. CBD isn’t that sort of thing, despite the common misconception. It’s more of a subtle calmness that comes over but nothing crazy by any means! After giving it a try for a few weeks now, I can tell you it’s not an instant reaction either. I personally think it’s something that kicks in consistently after you’ve taken the oil or tried the gummies for a few days. So, once you’ve taken it on a regular basis it’s just gives you a sense of calm and less anxiousness, which is definitely what I’ve been looking for!
And, let me tell you–these gummies are absolutely delicious! They taste just like those yummy sour worms you’d get at the movies as a kid! Or, if you’re like me grab on the reg from the grocery store for sweet snacks! They’re REALLY good if you’re a fan of sour worms, which I am!
Here’s a snippet from their website on the gummies:
“Made with the purest CBD isolate, our CBD gummy worms are a treat for your taste buds. They are colorful, soft, and coated with a tangy blend of sweet and sour sugar. Every container contains 30 individual worms, with each one packing 10mg of CBD.
We chose to use CBD isolate for our gummies because it made for the best, most clean-tasting edible possible. As a result, it contains absolutely zero THC.”
Their CBD oil didn’t disappoint either! They sent me the strawberry flavor and it’s just what you’d think it would be–very berry! I’m obsessed with strawberry-anything already so this truly hit the spot! It’s subtle but not in any way medicinal tasting, which is what I was really nervous about it when the thought of CBD oil came up in the first place. I’m weird about flavors/textures and do not like taking liquid medicine so I was definitely skeptical. But, good news-it’s just a deliciously sweet strawberry oil that you sit under your tongue for about 60 seconds and then “walaaaa”, it’s done the hatch and working its CBD magic!
Here’s a little snippet from their website on the oil!
Our CBD oil, made with the best Oregon grown hemp, is a supplement for rejuvenating your body and mind. Each batch is made from a refined broad-spectrum extract that contains 0% THC. Feel free to choose between our fan-favorite mint, citrus, natural, strawberry and cookies & cream flavors.
Also, how amazing do those flavors sound? I can’t wait to try them all!
Their oil ingredients are:
Hemp Oil, MCT Oil, Natural Flavor, Terpenes
That’s it! Talk about impressive, right?
I’ve been taking both of these products for the past few weeks and am officially sold so obviously I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with you! I wanted to be sure I tried them out for a good enough amount of time to be able to give a full and honest review. I’m also one of those people that loves to read reviews from real people before I try anything–especially something like this and especially something you purchase online! So, I really hope this recap helps give you an idea of what this amazing CBD brand is all about! From their branding to their mission and sourcing/research, they really have all of their bases covered. I’ve been waiting to try these out for so long and couldn’t be happier with this brand as my first official dive into the CBD world. If you’ve been looking for one to start with, I’d highly suggest Penguin for all things CBD!
You can learn more about them, here: https://penguincbd.com/
Questions for YOU:
Do you drink Kombucha or anything like it? What’s your favorite?
Have you ever tried CBD oil before? What was your experience?
What’s been the best part of your week so far? Any good news to share! Do tell!
Alright guys! I’m off to hopefully have a super productive work day and may even hit up a local coffee shop while I’m at it!
Have a great Fri-YAY eve! Talk soon!