Ok, so as an ex graphic designer, the Lexie’s Kitchen blog of todays detox January post, puts me well and truly to shame. My ‘must work on my header’ thoughts have been rattling about for an age, but there are always so many other things to do… Lexie has a beautiful and well organized blog. She even has a well organized pantry and gorgeous pantry labels, which she generously features on her blog as a great download. Not only does everything look good, but her content is just great too. Born out of the necessity of finding a path to health for her little boy, Lexie has developed a whole host of fabulous allergen-free recipes and has some great tips on how to ‘detox’ your kitchen. In short, Lexie is a super cool super mom.
I went for a green smoothie option today. In need of a trip to the grocery store, I was beholden to the ingredients that I had to hand. The result was great: Honeydew melon, apple, pear, avocado, chia seeds and water. I offered some to T – he was not enamored. It’s still berry smoothies with hidden greens for the kids so far, but there are ton of ways to add variations even to that simple concept and so it’s all good.
Today, after being smoothie mom, I was soccer mom and then tae kwon do mom, followed by chef mom and rounded of the day with an evening of being volunteer mom. Tonight was the volunteer kick-off meeting for the To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation. This Foundation is local to Marin and helps people with breast cancer on a multitude of levels. They have a few different fundraisers per year, the prime event being a supremely professional fashion show. The models are all breast cancer survivors and go through rigorous model training in the run up to the fashion show. I was one of the models this past year. The experience was unbelievable. It was great to be back in the midst of an amazing group of women dedicated to their cause tonight. I pledged some of my time. I’m really looking forward to it. There is so much that can be done with this Foundation from volunteering to sponsorship to attending it’s events (including tennis and golf). If you live in the Bay Area, I highly recommend that you check it out.