Meal Kit Delivery Review – Sunbasket

Today is round three of our meal kit delivery review series! Today’s review is of Sunbasket. Sunbasket’s boast is that they’re a healthy meal delivery service using organic produce and high-quality ingredients. As you look through the menu, you can find meals that are paleo, vegetarian, “lean and clean,” gluten-free, carb-conscious, diabetes-friendly, and fresh and ready (which means all the prep work has been done for you and you just have to throw it in the oven).

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Loungefly for Beginners

The other day my husband said, “when and how did this Loungefly obsession start?” I had to really think through this question because even I’m amazed at how I went from 0 to 60 in my interest in these bags. When in doubt, always blame Instagram.

If you don’t know what Loungefly is, or you came to get more info because like me you have suddenly found yourself going down the rabbit hole of this bag obsession, keep reading! But be warned. You might find yourself obsessed 🙂

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5 Things I’m No Longer Doing in My 30s

I’m not new to the 30-age range, but I’ve certainly learned a lot in the last five years, and part of that learning includes things I’m no longer doing for my own mental, emotional, and physical health. It’s a bit odd that it took a whole pandemic for me to start saying “no” to things, but this last difficult year taught me that life is too short to be doing things that I don’t enjoy.

And so, here are five things I’m no longer doing and why.

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How to Make Time for Reading (and Books I Read in January)

I have always loved reading. Unfortunately, when I get busy, reading is the first thing that I take off my plate. It’s so easy to sit in front of the tv in the evenings after a long day, especially when part of your job is reading all day. I have to read texts that I’ve assigned for my classes, and then I have to read all the essays and discussion board posts, so oftentimes reading is literally the very last thing I have any interest in when I have a few free hours.

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Meal Kit Delivery Review – HomeChef

I haven’t eaten inside a restaurant since March 13, 2020. Sure, we’ve gotten take-out, but the limited travel means that we’re stuck with what’s in our tiny town…and that’s not much. I don’t know if it was a combination of the pandemic and the winter weather getting to me, but I got to the point where I HATED even thinking about what we would have for lunch or dinner. Sometimes it feels like adulthood is just going to work, paying bills, and thinking about what you’ll make and serve for dinner.

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5 Days of Leggings

If leggings are wrong, I don’t ever want to be right.

Last week on my Instagram page, I featured five different looks with leggings and wanted to share them here! I know I need to give the leggings a break, but we finished the fall semester before Thanksgiving and aren’t starting the spring semester until February 1, and with the pandemic still raging strong, I really have no use for dresses or pants with waistbands.

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Birmingham’s Civil Rights History

Even though I teach English courses, I always make sure that history gets included in whatever we’re discussing. I usually use Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow in my Composition I course, and one day when it’s safe to travel again, I hope to actually take some students down to Alabama to the Civil Rights Institute. I’ve written some posts about Birmingham from when I went in 2018 to a conference, so you can check those out here and here. I’d never been to Birmingham before and knew Birmingham was the center of a lot of civil rights movements, but I wasn’t quite prepared for how powerful that history can be felt in the city. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to highlight my visit to the Institute.

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A Crisis of Faith

This post has been on my heart for a long time (four years?), but I kept hesitating to write it and put it out there in public. However, after seeing so many people who refuse to wear masks to protect other people, the ridiculous reactions to the election results and false claims of fraud, and then the actual raiding of the Capitol building by violent extremists, I feel like it’s time to unburden myself.

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Bathroom Renovation Reveal

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 has started off well for you – we rang in the new year in our pjs snuggled up on the couch under blankets (or I guess I should say that I did while John and the two pups slept – this is a real party house). 

Since it’s a new year, I wanted my first blog post of 2021 to be about “newness.” I’ve always dreamed of buying an old Victorian or old farmhouse and completely renovating it. This post is not a big reveal about how my dream came true.

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