Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Food Fun

Yes, it's November already and tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Some of us live in areas that already got their first snowfall while others are basking in the toasty, sunny rays of the South. Regardless of where you are, there is one thing that we all have in common- Thanksgiving means having empty time on your hands and not knowing what to fill that space with. Especially when younger children are involved or visiting relatives that need an easy way to pass the time and bond, it can be challenging.

I stumbled across this adorable, allergy-friendly pastime shared by Gimbal's Fine Candies. I love the simplicity of it and the fact that it's something that will end in being able to nosh while you create. Let's face it, we all love to eat and Thanksgiving is all about having those treats that we normally don't allow ourselves to eat too much of during the rest of the year. This food activity hits on all of the parental must-have's for holiday sharing amusement.

  • It uses Gimbal's Fine Candies so the fear of cross contamination is not a concern
  • It allows time with anyone of all ages
  • It refocuses us away from our now typical routine of using electronics
  • It's simple- parents always like simple
  • It includes food which makes all of us happy
I'm happy to share the easy instructions!

Gimbal's Fine Candies Thanksgiving Tree

Materials Needed:
White construction paper
Brown, red, orange & yellow acrylic paint
Glue or glue dots

  1. Using a piece of white construction paper, start painting the base of the tree using the brown acrylic paint (Be sure to paint the top of the tree with branches to put the jelly beans on).
  2. Once the tree is complete, use the red, orange and yellow paint to fill in the branches with fall leaves (this will provide a nice base for the jelly beans).
  3. One by one, use glue or glue dots to paste Gimbal's Gourmet Jelly Beans onto the tree
  4. Once complete, hang the tree in your favorite spot to be enjoyed by all during Thanksgiving or frame it with a date to keep the memory for years to come.
*As always, everyone's allergies are different. Always read labels to ensure that this would be a safe item for your allergy needs. Visit Gimbal's Fine Candies for complete product information.

Will you try this out?
Share your photos & tag Gimbal's Fine Candies at:
Gimbalscandy on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest and gimbalsfinecandies on Instagram 
and tag ME at NutrimomFAL on Facebook and @TracyBNutrimom on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Saturday Allergy Checklist

It's that time of year when fall leave us with less options on how to spend our Saturdays but I have great news - THIS Saturday is the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event in Greensboro. NC! What does this mean?

  • You have instant, budget-friendly plans ($10 adults, Children under 13 free and $8 Seniors/Military with your ID at the door)  
  • It's allergy-friendly  
  • It's family-friendly  
  • It's inside (so weather is not an issue)  
  • You get a bag of swag upon entering with your ticket
  • You get samples, information, meet product vendors, can attend open lectures & more
  • You can find ME in my SunButter shirt and I will give you a great big hug and some SunButter samples & coupons
...tell me this doesn't just sound like an amazing Saturday?! PS- for those who don't know, "swag" is a bag containing free gifts.

Who's Joining Me?
Saturday November 11th 2017
10 AM - 3 PM
3113 Cedar Park Road
Greensboro, NC 27406

Stop, Look & Listen
Another added benefit of this event are the free presentations. Join any or all of these sessions to see what you may be missing.

People To Meet

The Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event has sponsors and products galore! Check out all of the reasons to visit: Allergic Traveler, Anne's Heavenly Bites, Arbonne, Atlantic Foods, Bakery on Main, Deep Roots Market, doTerra, Enjoy Life Foods, FFarms, Garden Lites, Garnet Rose Soap Company, Greensboro Gluten Free Support Group, Guilford County Bee Keepers, Health 1st of the Triad, Honky Tonk Smokehouse, Infinity Holistic Health, JP's Pastry, Kalo Foods, King Arthur Flour, Mina's Purely Divine, Norms Farms, Paleo Love Company, Passanante's Home Food Services, Pure & Light MineralsSimply Gluten Free Magazine, Swerve Sweetener, THRIVE, Tito's Vodka, Whole Foods Bakehouse, WOW Butter, Yo Mamma's Style and Young Living Essential Oils. Thanks to all of the companies that are a part of this event and for your support to the food allergy community~

Can't wait to see all of you there!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Plant-Based = Happiness

Plant-based. Multiple benefits. Hair. Skin. Nails. 
Does all of this grab your attention?

This is what caught my eye over two years ago when I began re-evaluating many areas of my life. I was feeling kind of like I was finally a grown up but still hadn't quite figured it all out. I've been on a food allergy journey myself and elimination runs hand in hand with symptom tracking. When I first found out about SeabuckWonders products, I was skeptical (to say the least).  But after many years of not feeling like I was my old self, I began to notice some changes after I began using their products that brought a smile back to my face. And without meaning to sound egotistical, I may have found my own personal Fountain of Youth (AKA The Goddess) and I think ALL of us need to feel this way! The part that I love the most is that the products are plant-based, Non-GMO and I truly feel like I glow from the outside out since I have begun using their products. I have proof! Here are my before and after pictures (don't laugh!).

Lisa Rutter (No Nuts Mom Group) & Me 
Ta Da and it continues to grow!
Recently, one of my close friends and blogger buddy Cindy aka Vegetarian Mamma asked me about SeabuckWonders and if I recommended them. Since the products are plant-based, Cindy was intrigued. I explained that I had found great success in healthier, longer hair using their Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplements and that I was a huge fan of how their skin care products made my skin look and feel. I followed up with her to see if she had decided to use them and what her thoughts were.

NM: What initially drew you to the SeabuckWonders Hair, Skin & Nail supplement?
VM:  Your recommendation. :)  I was most excited about the potential it could give my hair. 

NM: Are there any specifics about the product that you felt were unique to their product vs. others?
VM: For me it was important that somebody I knew recommended it and had tried and loved it.

NM: Has anyone commented that they notice a difference since you began using the supplements?
VM: Yes, my hair stylist

NM: How long did it take for you to notice a difference?
VM: My hair stylist noticed within about 5 weeks of me taking it. And I wasn't taking it consistently. She noticed new growth and the speed that my hair was growing.  I noticed  after her initial notice :)  

NM: Can you share some of the things that you noticed?
VM: I notice that my hair seems softer and healthier and thicker! It seems thicker, which is HUGE for me. It is certainly growing faster!

NM: Would you recommend SeabuckWonders to anyone else?
VM: YES! :) 

Special thanks to Cindy for sharing her thoughts with me- so glad she is seeing results too! It's the small details that keep us all smiling and feeling as good on the outside as we do on the inside. 

Are YOU Intrigued?!

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