New Year, New Goals

It is now one month into 2014, and my one year anniversary for my domain and a real blogger! Also, in just a few days, it will be my 6th Gluten Free Birthday!
I decided last year that I should celebrate my Gluten Free Birthday, just as anyone would celebrate a regular birthday, or half-birthday. Since my GFB is pretty close to my half-birthday, and I have been gluten free for five full years, I’m going big this year!

How do you go big for your Gluten Free Birthday?
Aside from the usual New Planet and Bard’s beer fest, I am committing myself to blog more, review more, and commit myself to no longer be afraid of food in the big world of wheat and GMO’s. Because I am still not a committed vegan [though I would like to be someday], another goal of mine is to be more conscious of the foods I am taking in. By this, I mean I strive for organic and sustainable produce whenever possible, eating more green and red (veggies and fruits), less brown and white (carbs and sugars—but I love sugar!). If I can truly accomplish these goals, I know I will be healthier and happier with other choices in life.

Life is short, and sometimes seems shorter as a spoonie. But, we only have this one time in these blessed bodies, so please join me in treating yours well too. It’s only one year. We can do it together.

Pictures and things from the GFAF Wellness Event!

Theses are my favorite things from the GFAF Wellness Event last weekend in Austin, TX.
To recap from my Instagram feed: It was awesome! I always enjoy working with Red Apple Lipstick at the gluten free expos and events, this time I even got a cool shirt to wear! I became an official Rep for Red Apple Lipstick! I was star-struck when I met Peter from New Planet Beer (P.S.: He is also very awesome, generous, and who doesn’t love the Aussie accent?!). Freedom Foods is always awesome with my favorite cereals on tap (I love those Aussies and their non-GMO, dye-free cereal!). Leprechaun Cider is my new favorite local beverage: it’s local to Austin, TX and Oregon at the same time! (I think it was Pam from I’m a Celiac‘s favorite drink too.) Tito’s Vodka was there too… The original Austin gluten free vodka was served with fresh pressed juice from a local juice store: this was not your average Southern Sunday morning, for sure! And, one reason I cannot yet be 100% vegan is Noosa yogurt; Noosa has the best kept cows making the healthiest milk and delicious fruits in every cup!