Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Luv Michael: More than Granola



As many of you know, I am working on my master's degree in speech pathology. I have a heart for individuals with autism. I have been so richly blessed to experience the excitement of reaching our pragmatic goals & so frustrated when our education system fails them.

I jumped at the opportunity to work with Luv Michael, a non-profit granola snack company. Luv Michael is not just any granola company, they provide careers and education for individuals with autism. Luv Michael fosters a learning environment for individuals to learn skills that help them become employable. Every bag of granola is hand mixed and packed by individuals with autism. 

I was sent a sample of the organic granola and I was pleasantly surprised at the taste. I am not a fan of too dry granola, but this fit the bill perfectly. It was crunchy and  the perfect snack to mix with yogurt.  It was the perfect size to take on the go with me this week. Breakfast is hard the first week of school and I'm so glad to add this to my routine


The only negative about the granola was the shipping, the postage didn't quite cover the cost of the package so USPS requested I leave the remaining balance in my mailbox. This is a minor detail but I am committed to being honest in my review and thought I would share. I wouldn't let this get in the way of buying a great product with a great mission though!
*Update* the company reimbursed my shipping cost! Great customer service* 

Luv Michael is currently in a few stores in NY & DE. To learn more about their mission, and to purchase your own granola- click here

I was researching their social media (Facebook) for this post and I came across this PBS video. Watch for a behind the scenes look at Luv Michael:



Thank you for reading! Keep me in your thoughts this week as I finish my (last) first week of classes!



Monday, August 29, 2016

Let's Talk: Fall Favorites

Hey friends!
Today, I am linking up with Erika & Andrea for their Let's Talk Series!


Today we are talking about my favorite subject: FALL!

In order to really get ready for Fall, I need these Bath & Body Candles burning :) 


My first Salted Caramel Latte of the season. I'm excited to see what new drinks they roll out this season. 

    


ONE

Fall outfits
This season is probably my favorite to dress for. I love sweater (but not coat) weather. I describe it as the type of weather where you are comfortable in jeans and a cute sweater but you don't need a coat. If it could stay like that until Dec 25, I would be a happy lady.

vest // bag (similar) // booties

This next outfit is my 1. most worn outfit from last fall 2. my most "saved" pin from pinterest. Last check 31K people have saved it!! 



Vest // Jeans // Booties // Shirt // Belt


I mixed up the booties with leopard flats, too. 


During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I picked up a few favorites from this list ;)
See full post here



TWO

Football... 
Ya'll we are in full swing over here in high school football world. We are in Week 3 with a big game on Thursday that will be televised locally. 
I am on my way to being a coach's wife and I am so grateful for the many women who have become my friends & mentors!


College football opens this week! We won't be to far from the College Football Hall of Fame (below) this weekend. We are heading to see UNC vs UGA at the Georgia Dome. 


Heisman ;) 


We are hoping to make it to Neyland this fall to cheer on Zack's favorite team :) 



THREE


Fall Traditions.
Zack & I are beginning to make our own fall traditions. We are hoping to carve out (see what it did there) some time for our Fall bucket list. 


FOUR


Fall food.
Bring on the comfort food fresh from the crockpot. I can't wait! I also love a good sugar cookie, especially if they are shaped like pumpkins ;) 


FIVE

Western North Carolina is known for it's beautiful mountains, and the changing leaves in October. I  get to live here & see it in my back yard! The tree below is without a filter & is in our neighbor's front yard!


This is my view from my school parking lot. I love watching the color creep up the mountains. It's sure beautiful & definitely a Fall Favorite! :) 




Happy Monday, friends! Thank you for reading :) 

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