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Aug
29
2017
Aug 29, 2017

Do you try to eat healthy? Do you try to be mindful of what you eat? You’ve probably been keeping track of your sodium intake and your fat intake but have you ever considered how much sugar you consume on an average day?

I can’t say I pride myself on being the most health conscious person on the planet but my family does try to eat foods in moderation. We eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables mixed in with a bunch of different grains, meats, and dairy. Of course, you’ll know by these posts that we have occasional treats too.

Recently, I watched a really fascinating program about sugar called “The Secrets of Sugar” from The Fifth Estate, a Canadian investigative program. There’s research, there’s information, and a lot of hidden surprises that really made me question what certain companies are thinking about when they put their products on the market. - Continue Reading

Aug
23
2017
Aug 23, 2017
Posted in: Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - peppers

One of things I love about summer is seeing all the fresh fruits and vegetables; lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, peppers, zucchini, and grapes with all their vibrant colours gleaming in the sunlight.

It’s the best feeling, ever.

While I may enjoy eating my fair of ‘junk’ food, my heart belongs with those fruit and veggies. Ask my daughter and hubby and they’ll tell you I’ll snatch all the veggies if they don’t eat them fast enough.

Some days I crave a good hummus with veggies. Other times, I’ll want clementines galore. Oh, how about an amazing green salad with fruits, nuts, and seeds topped with a good helping of tomatoes, cucumbers, and maybe some quinoa? Finish it off with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it’s just divine.

Ooh…maybe with a bit of feta cheese?

Add a drizzle of honey?

You see, the options are endless.

Actually some fresh non GMO corn on the cob is pretty amazing too. Oh…so sweet and decadent.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - non-gmo-corn

Today’s post is a giant ‘thank you’ for all the farmers out there that make a difference in all our lives. I know the work isn’t easy and it most certainly is a labour of love. It relies on grit, determination, skill, and Mother Nature’s unknown will. As the summer slowly winds down I can’t help but wish it would last a little longer so I could have more days to bask in this kind of glory.

Things to do: take care of our planet. It’s ours and it’s our job to take care of it however way we can.

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only and reflects the opinion of one wee small family. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

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Aug
16
2017
Aug 16, 2017
Posted in: Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - nature 2015

Can you believe it? Summer is almost done and the school bell is about to ring in the very near future. While I’m quite capable of telling time, the speed at which time travels continues to boggle my wee brain. One minute I’m celebrating the start of summer and the next thing you know I’m planning for thicker pants and cooler weather.

How did that happen? - Continue Reading

Aug
9
2017
Aug 9, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - likewise game by Buffalo games

A friend of mine owns a lot of games, I mean A LOT of games. She has boxes and boxes of board games and occasionally she decides to do a little spring cleaning. That’s when I usually get boxes and boxes of games because she’s convinced my family will love them.

Out of curiosity, I take the games home and our family tries them out. Truth be told, the games are usually ones I’ve never heard of until she passes them my way.

Allow me to introduce you to exhibit A: Likewise, a board game by Buffalo Games. - Continue Reading

Jul
30
2017
Jul 30, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - taste of nature chocolate pecan brownie granola

You know I’m not much of a chocolate fan but I was intrigued by these Taste of Nature granola bars because they’re organic and non-GMO. They also happened to be on sale so it was a good excuse to test them out.

Questions in my head as I picked up the box – would they be too sweet, would they taste good, would they be worth the money I spent (even on sale)?

Well, let’s just see, shall we?

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Jul
24
2017
Jul 24, 2017
Posted in: Thoughts

You knew something was wrong when I didn’t post about it, right? Yep, I’m still partially in denial but I think I’m okay talking about it.

Have no idea what I’m talking about? Well, to put it lightly, Avi has decided it’s time for him to find a different pace in his life and has moved on from the group. Truth be told, it was likely to happen at some point. You could almost sense it.
I would never wish it upon the group but as their fame grew, you can just imagine how much more grueling their schedule became and unlike other singers, I personally think it must have been extra taxing since there are no other external instruments to support their craft. After a while, it takes its toll and there comes a time when decisions are made to adjust and alter life patterns. Hey, I’m not Avi so this is just my personal opinion but no matter what, I will always adore Pentatonix and the music they created.

Sigh.

I’m sure we can all relate to some extent (hello, work life!). I mean, I’m exhausted after a dinner with just a few friends!

While I take this moment to publically acknowledge that Pentatonix is not the same as it once was, enjoy this cool little compilation I found online posted by PTXperience. My favourite Pentatonix performances were always those off mic moments when they just sang – no big stage production, no crazy light shows, just them.

Enjoy!

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only and reflects the opinion of one wee small family. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

Copyright© 2017 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Jul
17
2017
Jul 17, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - neal brothers foods honey mustard pretzels

I have to admit, pretzel bites are pretty tasty. They’re crunchy and savoury (okay, a tad too salty) but tasty they are (with a giant glass of water to compensate). Move over potato chips, I’m in love with these bite size little pretzel bits. They’re crunchy and flavourful and you only need a little bit to feel happy and satisfied.

I was at my local grocery store and picked up this bag of Neal Brothers Foods Honey Mustard Pretzels. I’ve had other Neal Brothers Foods products before and wanted to see how these would fare compared to my usual preferred brand.

Any guesses?

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