Monday Musings

1. Winter Storm Juno dumped 33 inches of snow in our area last week, and we are currently immersed in the early hours of Winter Storm Kari, with an additional 12″-18″ of snow predicted. A blanketing of snow is beautiful, a few inches is fun to play in, but a few FEET of snow is frustrating beyond belief when you have both a dog and a toddler. Shelby has had a tough time finding a spot to do her business outside, and Lily can’t run around our yard because she’d sink into snow up to her waist. All part of being a New Englander, I suppose.


2. I was offered the chance to try the GoodBelly 12 Day Belly Reboot with their StraightShot probiotic drink.


I was impressed by the ingredient list of this fruit juice-sweetened dairy-free oat milk that boasts 20 billion live and active probiotic cultures per serving, so I jumped at the chance to try it.

Each serving comes in a shot glass-sized plastic cup; and the contents are creamy and slightly sweet.


I have been feeling great, but in all honesty I don’t know whether that’s due to the addition of a probiotic in my diet or the fact that I haven’t been eating sugar; probably a combination of both!

If you are looking to add probiotics to your health regime, be sure to check out these StraightShots from GoodBelly!




3. I’m working on a recipe for paleo white chocolate (not sugar-free, but just a bit of honey). It’s a work in progress, but here’s a peek at my first attempt:

white chocolate



4. I’m not a huge football fan, but it’s always awesome when your home team wins, so GO PATS!