The Home Organizing Team I’m Obsessed With

The Home Organizing Team I’m Obsessed With

There are very few times in life when you see someone doing exactly what they were meant to do. Usually people like Oprah Winfrey, Joanna Gaines and Jimmy Fallon. But they can be everyday people like your doctor, too. When I see the ladies of The Home Edit, I know they are doing exactly what they were meant to do. They are the organizing pair that I can’t get enough of.

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Chalkboard Notes | Healthy Living

Chalkboard Notes | Healthy Living

Hey guys!

Happy Monday to you. I hope this finds you staying healthy and happy no matter where you are. Today’s mood board is a reminder that even though many of you are busier than ever, you have to put you and your health at the top of the list. Especially, if you’re coping with health issues including mental health.

I know! I get it. You may be rolling your eyes at me right now. I’m busy, too. I feel like I’m doing more since the pandemic then I did pre-pandemic. But I’m not complaining about it.

I love that we are doing everything virtually. I think it’s great that this unforeseen occurrence is forcing us to think outside the box. With that said, I can’t wait for this pandemic to be behind us and my heart aches for those who have lost loved ones. I pray everyday that me and my own family stay healthy as well as those around us.

Until then, we have to take extra care of ourselves. Our families need us. You need to be here to see the rewards of your hard work and contributions, after the pandemic.

As a menopause and breast cancer survivor I know for sure you have to take a timeout for you and your health. There’s more to healthy living than what you eat and how you exercise (although both are important factors) to emotional and physical well-being.

Today, my mood board is my chalkboard. I’m sharing my list of notes to myself with you.

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My Menopause Aha! Moment

My Menopause Aha! Moment

I was loading the dishwasher when I realized how bad I felt. I was sad. Sad like something bad happened. It reminded me of how I felt after the loss of my sister. It was in that moment I acknowledged the direct connection between my emotions and menopause.

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What you should know about the flour recall

What you should know about the flour recall

July 18, 2019—Between May 2019 and June 2019 multiple flour brands and baked goods mixes were recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

Though the flour recall is now over I thought you should know about it in case you have any of the flours in your pantry.

(You can see the brand name list below)

How did E. Coli end up in flour?

I was surprised to learn E. coli could even get into flours.

I wanted to know the how and why so I did some digging.

It turns out this isn’t the first time there was a flour recall due to E. coli.

According to reports, May 2016 General Mills recalled flour due to possible E. Coli contamination.

And guess what? — Even the CDC and FDA were puzzled by that one.

Some officials theorize that contaminated groundwater or animal waste in a wheat field contributed to the outbreak, but I have not been able to confirm that.

Still, that seems logical to me.

So for now, the answer is not clear. What is clear, though, is that we want to avoid illness.

With that in mind here are some tips provided by the CDC to help prevent you from contamination and infection.

With all that’s going on with food these days it seems like a good idea to just make these tips common practice no matter how tempting it may be to stray from them.

CDC Tips

  • If you stored flour in another container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or “use by” date, throw it away.
  • Thoroughly wash the container before using again.
  • Do not eat raw dough or batter.

Recalled brands:

Brand Castle Mixes

Pillsbury Best Bread Flour

King Arthur Flour

ALDI Baker’s Corner All Purpose flour

For UPC, Best By dates and lot numbers go directly to the CDC.

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