Stuff I Can Stand: Part 1

IMG_0183It’s my first-ever “stuff I can stand” post (AKA random stuff Brielle enjoys maybe a little too much). Here are four products that I have really been loving over the past couple of weeks!

Natural Calm: This is probably the most popular magnesium supplement on the market, and for good reason. I first tried it a couple of years ago when I was traveling to Spain for work and was really anxious about it. I took a packet with me and sipped on it in the airport, and I’m not sure if it was the placebo effect or what, but I felt a thousand times calmer after drinking it. Now I drink a spoonful of it in water with lemon (or sometimes with collagen, lemon and grated ginger, yum!) about an hour before bed, and it definitely helps me sleep better!

Everything But Bagel Seasoning: You could put this stuff on a slab of concrete and I’d eat it. Well not actually… but Trader Joe’s EBB seasoning takes EVERYTHING to the next level of deliciousness. My favorite ways of using it? On scrambled eggs and sweet potatoes, or topping of some avocado toast on Ezekiel briead (I know, how millennial of me!)

– “Don’ts for Husbands”: I got this little gem for my fiancé, Mitch, as a funny little stocking stuffer for Christmas. In true 1913 fashion, it is pretty sexist with its tips. “Don’t let your wife become merely a domestic machine. If she doesnt want to broaden her horizon, see that you do it for her.” I obviously don’t agree with these quips (nor do I need Mitch to broaden my horizons for me thankyouverymuch) but reading these ridiculous things make me so thankful to be living in 2018… and earning my own paycheck!

– Great Lakes Collagen: I know that there are some other, more popular (and expensive) collagen products out there. I got this from Trader Joe’s for $9.99 and just purchased my second container of it. I’ve been using it once or twice a day (usually a scoop or two in my morning coffee) with the helps that it will help the joint pain in my left ankle. The pain has been OK for the past few weeks, but it is too soon to tell if I’m just at the bottom of an inflammation cycle or if it’s the collagen. But I can tell you one thing: my hair is growing like crazy! The collagen is colorless and tasteless, so it’s really easy to mix into basically anything. I recommend trying it out — your hair may thank you!

4 thoughts on “Stuff I Can Stand: Part 1

  1. This is great!! TJ’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning is the bomb!! The book looks great…I was recently browsing an antique shop with my boyfriend and he picks up a small green box that read “Woman Self-Defense Kit” and inside was a handheld metal nutcracker and 70s-style text: “place ball here and crush!!” We bought it, have no idea what to do with it, and have no regrets! 😂


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