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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
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1. This stress relief tea. Oh. My. Goodness. I love this tea. This tea deserves a valentine. This tea deserves all the valentines. You know how when you have a glass of wine, you feel relaxed, but you also start to feel foggy, groggy, and sleepy? I realize those three words are basically the same but I felt they all needed to be present here. This tea lets you sip on something relaxing without making you foggy (or groggy or sleepy). It’s magical. Just the smell of it makes me feel like I’m defusing some sort of anti-stress aroma. It’s so good, it’s so cheap, and you need it.
2. This kettlebell workout. Two weeks ago I decided I wanted to up my game a little bit with my weight workouts. And by up my game, I mean graduate from the 3-pound weights that I’ve had since I was in high school. So I went to Marshall’s and picked out a kettlebell. I probably should have taken it as a bad sign that I struggled to get it from the bottom of the cart to the checkout counter, but I have too much pride to turn back, so I bought it.
I came home and googled kettlebell workouts and got approximately ten thousand videos spending thirty-two minutes teaching me the proper way to lift a kettlebell (no thank you), forty-seven thousand videos that were actually just ten second clips enticing me to drive to the store and buy a workout video that probably isn’t even made anymore (also no), and approximately six million videos of tiny Victoria Secret model look-alikes who were secretly the Hulk and gave advice like “Now just go for a breezy seven mile jog with your kettlebell and follow that up with 84 jumping jacks with two kettlebells” (biggest no of all).
But then I found this one, and it’s perfect. Jillian low-key terrifies me in the best of ways, and anyone with abs like that surely knows what they are doing.
Pros: It’s a full-body workout and cardio. Cons: I think my legs are probably going to fall off soon. You win some, you lose some.
3. Sweet potato chips+ guac. This is my favorite snack right now. First, the brand of those chips is “The Garden of Eatin'” and I will never not find that funny. But also they are delicious and go SO WELL with guacamole. Best of all: They taste amazing with this guac, so you can just swing by Target on your way to the pool and pick up the perfect snack, no messy kitchen required.
Now you tell me: What do I need to know about?
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