WGL Link Love: December

2 Jan

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s just so hard to catch your breath sometimes. I’m coming off of almost two weeks away from work, which has been a total dream. We got to spend so much time together as a family because Nic was off of work too. I feel reenergized…and ready for another week off from work. Ha! So not ready to go back.

Snowy Day in Whistler

So to recap this crazy, awesome, lovely, stressful, amazing month of December that just wrapped up, here are a few things that that totally rocked our socks off. And we got a lot of socks for Christmas, so that’s a lot of sock rocking.

  • We are super duper fans of natural cough remedies in our house. We’ve discussed a few natural solutions for dealing with a cough on this blog before (like Thyme Tea and all natural cough medicine), but I love this natural cough remedy from Oh Lardy, the homemade “vaporub” salve
  • Did you receive a stocking full of lotions, soaps, balms, and lips glosses this holiday season? It’s that time of year that we are trying out all of those new products that were given to us as gifts. Real Food Forager’s post about toxic skin care products is a great reminder to read the list of ingredients on any products before slathering it on your bod. Remember, pharmaceutical companies take advantage of the use of creams to get certain drugs directly into the bloodstream. If your lotion contains toxic chemicals, the same thing is happening.
  • Lentil stew is always a favorite in our house. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and most importantly, flavor. Lentils pair easily with nutrient loaded winter vegetables like mustard greens, carrots, and parsnips, like in the lentil stew from Nourished Kitchen.
  • Recently I’ve been exploring some alternative options to maintaining oral health, beyond avoiding conventional toothpaste. A post from Actual Organics pointed out a few new options to try for natural teeth and gum care. Next research topic, swishing with coconut oil!
  • Did salted caramel flavored things stalk you this holiday season? I feel like that taste combo was everywhere! And I love it. Here is a recipe for salted caramels, made with real food ingredients from Holistic Squid.

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and very blessed 2013!



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One Response to “WGL Link Love: December”

  1. Katie P. January 7, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Excellent finds – can’t wait to try that coconut ice cream!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Katie
    Modern Nourishment

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