Thursday, January 23, 2014

MOM Jamie: Part 3 - Staying Grounded and a *Giveaway*

Need to catch up this month? This post will make much more sense if you read these:

What does Jamie's family think about all of this BOCO business?
"Uriah calls BOCO 'fruits and beggies'.  Friday is when our produce delivery comes, and it comes to our house.  I have to bribe him to take is nap, and in exchange, he can help me with the 'fruits and beggies'.  I hope this never gets old :)  When I go to do BOCO on Saturdays, I have to sneak out of the house or else it's an epic meltdown, because he so badly wants to come and help.  He has a servant's heart...I love that little dude! Isaiah is too young to know life before BOCO and [my husband] Derek, well, he is my biggest fan."

One thing I like to ask all of my MOMS...How do you keep your feet on the ground in our hectic world? I think it's essential for us mothers to find ways to refresh, and I find it refreshing to hear what other mothers do in order to find their recharge.  It's easy to get stuck in a rut, and this is one way we can get some new ideas and gain new perspective.  So how does Jamie stay grounded? 
"God! He is my rock.  I feel blessed that I have such a strength in Him to get me through the crazy times, but also that He is there with me through my victories."
Jamie also likes to find time to herself to read, "I am a total sap!  I love Nicholas Sparks, I have to ration books!  I get so invested in the characters and once I start reading I can't stop!"

Jamie has one last word of encouragement she'd like to share, from one mom to another: "As moms, sometimes it seems like we stop believing in ourselves and doing things for us, we invest so much time and energy into our kiddos that we often forget to invest in ourselves, and let's be honest, at the end of the day we are incredibly tired.  Don't stop believing and dreaming, find your passion, find the mark you want to leave on the world and go for it!"

Thank you for that reminder Jamie!  I now have Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" running through my head...and I like it! I sang an epic karaoke rendition at Ozzie's in Seattle during my Bachelorette party.  So. Much.  Fun.
True story
To wrap up the month, Jamie is offering a BOCO GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive 1 full share through Blissfully Organic Co-op, a $22.50 value (see www.blisfullyorganiccoop.org/how-we-work for details, and terms and conditions).  You should enter this giveaway if:

1.  You live in the Maple Valley, Auburn, Puyallup, Lacey or Steilacoom areas (See blissfullyorganiccoop.org/locations for specific addresses).  If you pick up in Maple Valley, I'll get to see you there! Even if you already participate in BOCO, treat yourself to a free share next week.
2.  If you have been thinking about trying BOCO and just haven't yet; now's your chance to try it out for FREE!
3.  You know someone who would like to try BOCO and lives in one the above areas; you could gift it to them.

A few more BOCO facts:
  • Most of the produce is from local farms.  People hear "local farms" and think Seattle, but technically, local means anything that came from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.
  • Eggs are from Steibrs farm in Yelm, Wa
  • Honey is from Timmons Honey in Graham, Wa
  • Dry goods are from a local company {Portland}
  • Bread is from a local {Portland} company, Dave's Killer Bread
  • BOCO's birthday is on Valentines day.  Almost 1 year old!
One of the most common New Year's resolutions has to do with health and fitness, am I right?  As the month of resolutions draws to an end, let Blissfully Organic Co-op help you continue to eat food that is healing for you and your family.  I truly believe that the food we eat has the power to work to our advantage, or cause us great harm; these small choices in the food we eat can have such a huge impact on our quality of life.  Life is short, and eating well is just one thing you can do not only for yourself, but for the wellbeing of your precious family.

Log into Rafflecopter below and follow the prompts to enter.  Winner will be announced Monday, January 27th and will be notified via email.  Good luck!
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17 comments:

  1. Loved your story about Jamie!

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    1. Thank you, and thank you for reading :) If you're entering the giveaway, be sure to comment using your name.

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  2. Cindy RasmussenJanuary 23, 2014

    My favorite vegetable is zucchini. I love that you can shred it up and sneak it into treats (brownies, cookeis, bread!) and kids don't even know it!

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    1. Yes, I love how zucchini is so versatile. I have a killer zucchini bread recipe I completely forgot about until you just reminded me!

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  3. Right now my favorite veggie is spaghetti squash!! Which we are getting in BOCO this week!!!

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    1. We love spaghetti squash too! We are currently doing the Whole30, so we've been eating even more of it

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  4. I know avocado is technically not a vegetable but we love it on everything from sandwiches to topping our chili with it. But, in the summertime you can't beat fresh corn on the cob!

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    1. Ooh, yes, we LOVE avocado and eat it almost every day, especially since we're doing the Whole30. I think it might be the one food I would never get tired of eating!

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  5. My favorite veggie changes often but my go to is broccoli steamed with a little bit of butter. I remember going into my grandma's garden and picking the little pieces of broccoli off the plant and munching on them as I played.

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    2. I love how we can have sweet memories linked to good food...not just the "guilty pleasure" foods. I remember eating radishes out of my Aunt's garden, and revert to that memory every time I eat them.

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  6. Nellys VictoriaJanuary 23, 2014

    I love broccoli! I like it roasted with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes!

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    1. Ooh, I miss red pepper flakes! I don't use them much anymore since our 19-month-old daughter eats pretty much everything we do. Sometimes I'll add them after we dish her up.

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  7. I love broccoli. I love to steam it and sprinkle garlic salt on it.

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    1. I agree, I think that is my favorite way to prepare it.

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  8. My favorite veggie is broccoli. I love getting it in my BOCO basket!

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  9. Wow, a lot of you like broccoli! Tonight, I made this broccoli salad from Everyday Paleo using BOCO broccoli, carrots, apple and green onion...and it was fantastic. http://everydaypaleo.com/a-dinner-menu-steak-dry-rub-avocado-salsa-and-chopped-broccoli-salad/

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I'd love to hear your thoughts!