1. Despite the pollution and heavy traffic, living in Los Angeles does have its perks– namely, the weather. I’ve been able to wear sandals in January!
This particular pair of sandals was sent to me by Juil, a company that offers unique earthing sandals and footwear.
From Juil’s website:
Studies have shown that maintaining a direct connection between our bodies and the Earth’s surface is beneficial to our health. Our earth’s surface carries a natural, bountiful source of electrons that our bodies also need. These electrons have a balancing effect on our nervous systems and quench free radicals as well. Essentially, when we connect directly with the earth’s surface, electrons rising from its soil or sand will enter our bodies and turn the “negatives” we build up day-to-day into “positives.”
While the easiest way to stay grounded is to walk barefoot, that’s not always possible, fashionable, or appropriate. Most footwear insulates your body from making a connection with the earth, but the copper “dots” in Juil earthing shoes act as a conduit and allow you to stay truly connected and balanced.
While I haven’t noticed a significant difference from wearing these grounding sandals yet, I do love the quality and style of these shoes– they’re cute and comfortable! So if I happen to get a benefit from the copper plates in the sole, while wearing cute shoes, it’s just an added bonus.
2. Of course, I still love non-sandal weather, too.
It gives us a great excuse to dress up our little guy in cute winter hats! (“Winter” here is anything below 70-degrees.)
3. Learning to make basic pantry staples from scratch can create quite a problem.
Just like when I started making my own almond milk at home, I’ve started making my own marinara sauce, too– and now I’m spoiled! The homemade batches taste so much better than store-bought stuff, it’s difficult to enjoy anything else. Looks like I’m going to have to stock up on some extra glass jars, so I always have this sauce on hand!
4. Another thing I’d be better off not knowing about?
Sun Cups. I’ve always been a fan of peanut butter cups, but I didn’t try a sunflower butter cup until recently– and they’re delicious. The company sent me these samples, which are a convenient treat for those who need to remain gluten-free and nut-free. I love the ratio of sunflower butter-to-chocolate! They happened to arrive on my birthday last week, so they were the perfect way to celebrate!
Reader Feedback: Have you tried anything new this week?
*Disclaimer: Juil and Sun Cups both sent me complimentary product samples, but I am under no obligation to post a positive review, and I have no incentive for you to make a purchase from either of these companies.