For When You’re in the Middle of It

Guest post by Joey Cottle

I have a few friends who are in the middle of it right now. I myself am in the middle of it right now in a few different ways. I mean, life’s alright; nobody died or anything. But we all have those moments when somebody does actually die, or maybe it feels like God’s not listening anymore, or maybe a couple hundred bucks extra at the end of the month would take a little bit of the stress off. Or maybe if your kids would just shut up for two minutes you wouldn’t think about leaving.

What I hate when I’m in the middle of it are all the fixers who try make it better. It’s not that they’re bad or anything. And, I mean… some of it’s good. Like, I need a good sermon from time to time about hope and not giving up and trusting the Lord. But the sermon should come on Sunday or from a good podcast, not from across the kitchen table, ya know?

I bet that’s how Job felt, sitting criss-cross-applesauce covered in soot and boils. Then his friends show up and just. won’t. stop. talking… I mean, have you ever tried to read Job from cover to cover? Most of the action is in the first and last chapter. You don’t need much more than that to figure out what God is trying to get across in that book. The rest of it is just Job’s friends yammering a bunch of well-meaning mildly heretical nonsense, save a few chapters where Job tries to defend himself to them and the Lord.

The two obvious things we can take from Job are 1.) God is sovreign and He’s gonna do what He’s gonna do and we need to be okay with that, and 2.) if your friend is hurting, just shut your mouth and sit with them. Watch TV or play Yahtzee or something, but mostly, just be there and don’t talk about it unless they want to.

But that’s not what I want to talk about. I wanted to offer the one thing that gets me through the middle of it, the days I still grieve, the days I’m almost sure God isn’t listening, the days when I’m ready to just quit.

It begins and ends with this great song from Cody Carnes, The Cross has the Final Word. Go listen and then come back.

No, seriously.

Good, right?

Let’s continue.

The cross has the final word because it was there that Jesus declared His absolute supreme lordship forever. Everything that He did—the suffering He undertook, His descending to hell, His rising with glory on the third day—established that He is indeed the mighty, endless, powerful, omniscient, omnipresent God He claims to be.

And that means we must trust him, period. No matter how deep or dark the valley, we have no choice but to surrender to His work on the cross, His triumph in resurrection, and His power by the Holy Spirit in order that we might endure to the end.

And when you’re in the middle of it, that thought doesn’t immediately make you feel better. At least not me. Usually, I’m like “OK GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING HALP PLZ…” but then I think about all of it—the cross, the grave, the resurrection, the tongues of fire—and remember that He is indeed near, that I am going to be okay, that He has a plan.

The cross has the final word.


Joey Cottle is a pastor and writer from West Michigan where he lives with his wife, Abigail, and two kids, Liv and Levi. He’s passionate about theology, leadership, and a host of other things. Check out his personal blog here.

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Sighs & Smiles: Procedures and ER Visits

This is the first Sighs & Smiles post I’ve done in a few months! Only because I didn’t feel as if there’s been to much to report that I haven’t updated about in a normal post. But this month deserves one, I wager. Unfortunately, though this month has wizzed by, there have been more downs than up thanks to health issues. That’s life sometimes.

Sighs

  • While everyone was enjoying a long holiday weekend at the beginning of the month, I was in more pain than I’ve been in a while. After two days of dealing with it, I finally went to the ER on Labor Day. A few tests here and there between OB-GYN and gastroenterology, and they diagnosed me with a large ovarian cyst. I was skeptical, due to my Crohn’s history, but I accepted what the “experts” told me and was sent home with some pain meds and the assurance it would shrink and go away in time.
  • Fast forward a week later, and I’m out in Minnesota visiting the Mayo Clinic with my dad and future husband. I undergo my second CT scan in a week and have a consult with my doctor, who basically disputed the ER doctors from that visit — saying the mass that was found was definitely not an ovarian cyst, but a collection of fluid (measuring about 11 cm) that needed to be aspirated, and an assumption that the doctors at my home health system took a guess to simply get rid of me and not have to deal with my case. You can imagine how I felt after hearing that.
  • Therefore, my Mayo doctors decided the next step was to aspirate the mass with the guidance of an ultrasound, try to fully drain the mass, then test the fluid. Long story short, the procedure was quick, and I had wonderful nurses to distract me from what was happening since I was so nervous. Unfortunately the fluid in the mass was so thick they could only extract 15 ccs and decided attaching a semi-permanent drain wouldn’t be worth the trouble due to the fluid’s consistency. So they sent what they had to the lab.
  • Last week I received the results, and the bad side of things is they haven’t identified what the fluid is exactly, and how this mass is being fed, which means my physicians have to review my case once more and determine the next step necessary to get this thing out of me. That might mean exploratory surgery. On the bright side, the fluid showed no sign of infection or cancer, so that’s a good win, regardless. I just wish they could have drained more of it.
  • Now, fast forward to the weekend we return to Michigan. Justin ends up in the ER at about 3 a.m. due to high amounts of blood loss and clots through his ostomy bag. Blood pressure dropped immensely, he was dizzy, weak, and nauseous. Once he was assessed they determined he wasn’t septic, thank God, but hooked him right up to fluids. A CT scan revealed nothing out of his normal symptoms, and his blood work came back normal besides low hemoglobin. Basically, he had a severe (and scary) flareup which caused the blood loss. But they kept him for two nights, filled him with fluids, antibiotics, and steroids.

Is that enough health stuff for the month? With a week left in September, I hope so.

Smiles

  • Even though it’s officially autumn and I wouldn’t mind busting out my cozier attire and calf-length boots, September has generally been unusually warm, with the past few days even reaching the high 80s and low 90s! I’m definitely not complaining, as I love the heat and autumn to me is a reminder that the cold will soon be coming to stay for at least four unbearable months. Yay for a last bout of summer!
  • If you’ve been keeping track of my Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge I’ve partaken in this year, or participating yourself, you may have noticed I’ve indulged in a YA series called The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. It took me a little while to get into the first book, Cinder, but then I got hooked, continued into the second novel, Scarlet, and am completely engrossed. I’m now in the final quarter of the third book, Cress, and will be requesting a copy of the fourth, Winter, from the library very soon. I’m a sucker for a great book series!

The final smile of this month will have to wait, as I plan on posting a normal entry about it in a couple of weeks. So keep an eye out!

—K

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Creating A Fire Faucet

Guest post by Justin McKee

Alrighty, here’s part two of the photo manipulation series. The picture above is very simple to create, but it can be a little tedious to properly make what’s in your head a reality.

You’ll need a sink, a lighter (preferably a longer one for candles) and a camera with a tripod. Half the effort in making this photograph work was getting the flame to look the way I wanted. I set up my camera near the sink and played with a lot of different angles until I found the right one.

I then set my shutter speed to six seconds long. You’ll need a longer shutter speed so you don’t appear in the photo and so the flame has plenty of time to move about.

My aperture was a no-brainer: I wanted the background to be blurred heavily so I stuck to f/2.8.

My ISO was also a no-brainer: I wanted a clean photograph so I stuck to ISO 250.
Here’s where the work comes in.

Using a shutter release remote to begin the exposure, I stood near the sink and lit the lighter right next to the sink and moved it semi-slowly up and down from the end of the spout to the bottom of the sink.

Moving the lighter fast enough ensures you don’t burn your sink; that’s fairly important.
No fires, please. Be safe!

For this final shot I started with the flame near the spout and quickly moved the flame downward to create the blue glow in-between the final spurt of flame near the sink — this makes it look like I’d only just turned the hellish faucet on.

Keeping the camera in the same position, I stepped into the photograph to get a shot of my hand holding the faucet open. If the faucet has the appearance of just being turned on, a hand should be somewhere in the shot. I also had a friend help with the lighting by clicking on the lighter near the sink so my hand would have the same lighting as the previous shot.

Similarly to the last post, I just blended the two images together in Photoshop and did some minor color correction.

I’m fairly pleased with how this turned out.

Now, you might be asking why I would want fire to come out of my sink …

I dunno. It was a fun idea I found on the Internet a few years ago and I just like how it looks.

In the next post I mess around with scale in photography!


Justin McKee is a small-town photographer with big ideas living in Michigan. In addition to portraits, wedding photography and video, he also enjoys wildlife photography. He always seeks to learn more about his craft.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Argan Oil

Guest post by Sania

Argan oil has loads of benefits, be it for skin, hair, or overall body. It is one of those oils that can help in health, growth, and body stability. The list of its benefits is endless, and there is no doubt that it is rightly called “Liquid Gold” and the “King of Oils.”

Here are 5 amazing benefits of argan oil:

Nourishes Dry Skin

People with dry skin are always on the lookout for products that will help bring a little life to their dry and cracked self. Among the best benefits of argan oil is its capability to keep skin hydrated and moisturized at all times.

This oil has fatty acids that penetrate deep into the skin easily, and make up for the loss of moisture. With its non-greasy and non-irritating application, argan oil is a great natural moisturizer. I can bet that you won’t have to invest in any chemical-infused product after using it.

Lightens Stretch Marks

The ugly stretch marks that are the byproduct of pregnancy irritate every woman who has gone through it. If you are still searching for genuine products that may help get rid of them, look no further and buy a bottle of pure argan oil.

This liquid gold will protect the collagen fibers in your skin from radical damage. Pregnant women can also use the oil pre-delivery to help make sure they don’t get stretch marks at all.

Comforts Oily Skin

Those who have oily skin are typically completely fed up with the problems associated with it. From blind pimples and acne, to skin irritations, blackheads, and whiteheads, excess oil on the outer layer of skin can have a lot of negative effects.

Argan oil helps in easing the discomforts of oily skin. It is non-greasy which makes it a good moisturizer for such skin types. Plus, it regulates the pH levels of the skin and controls excess oil production.

Ensures Hair Growth

Argan oil also benefits the growth hair. With healthy fats and Vitamin E, it provides all the essential nutrients required for the nourishment and the healthy growth of the hair follicles.

Not only does it help in increasing the volume and growth of hair, but it also cleans the scalp of any nits and removes dandruff. If you have dull hair, the regular use of argan oil can liven it up.

Slows Premature Aging

If you are worried that your skin is going to lose its suppleness, argan oil can help you out. It is the best oil available out there for fighting premature aging like age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin.

It is a great for reversing aging and looking young for years. It even helps your skin against damage from ultraviolet rays and environmental pollution.


Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies, and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea, and travelling is eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.

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So, Bone Broth? Let’s Give It a Go.

Nearly every day I’m immersed in what’s new, popular, and up-and-coming in the world of health trends of the holistic and natural variety. It’s part of my job to be in the know.

But apart from my job, I also like to find out what’s new out there because I’d like to keep Crohn’s Disease as dormant as possible for myself and my fiancè. If I see something that might decrease inflammation, I’ll usually try it. I now add tumeric to soups and meat seasoning, and I recently switched out dairy milk (not that I liked it anyway) for almond milk.

Then I started hearing about bone broth, first from my boss and also from websites like MindBodyGreen. It’s still starting to explode into the holistic health market, but it’s supposed to be something that helps people lose weight, balance their gut health, decrease inflammation, and more.

Be honest. You made a face when I said “bone broth,” right? I did the first time it came to my attention. It definitely doesn’t sound appetizing. But is bone broth something special like the miracle worker it’s been claimed to be, or is it a marketing ploy to make chicken/beef stock sound more posh? It’s supposed to be more nutritious than typical soup stock.

I wanted to find out about bone broth for myself, keeping in mind a one-time use isn’t going to be a cure-all. Things like this need to be tried over a period of time to see results, so keep that in mind.

My boss offered to supply me with a portion he received from his friend, bone broth expert Dr. Kellyann Petrucci. Petrucci, also from Michigan, is pretty much responsible for the trend and sells her own line of bone broth related products. The packet I have is from her Slim Broth line, it’s made from grass-fed beef, and already contains spices/ingredients including organic onion, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, parsley, and garlic.

I chose to try bone broth as a base for soup, since drinking it straight from a mug didn’t appeal to me. While I let the contents of the packet begin to simmer, I boiled some pasta noodles and grabbed a few pieces of leftover barbecue meat I had in the fridge for good measure. Start simple, right?

First off, the smell is…something else. It’s pungent, and although it definitely didn’t make me salivate, it didn’t exactly turn me off, either. Without a better way to say it, bone broth smells like exactly what it’s made from: animal.

Now back to taste. I combined everything together and added some salt, then shoveled a spoonful into my mouth. It certainly wasn’t what I expected. It had a thin consistency and was very bland, almost like if you had diluted it with too much water. The flavor was consistent with but a bit lighter than the smell at least, but I believe it’s an acquired taste one learns over time to enjoy.

Is bone broth awful? No, but is it something I’d like to have again? Not really, unless it was highly concealed in a dish. Or prepared by someone who knows more about making it better than I do. Petrucci also offers a powder form of bone broth that you can add to smoothies and other types of recipes, and maybe that would be more up my ally.

Curious to learn more about how bone broth can enhance your life? Check out this podcast from Dr. Anthony Youn where he invites Dr. Kellyann to be his guest.

Have you tried bone broth before? Would you?

—K

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The Top 5 TV Series You Should be Watching on Netflix Pt. 2

Nearly two years ago, I gave you a blog post called The Top 5 TV Series on Netflix You Should be Watching, and it was received pretty well! So after all this time and brilliant new(ish) shows I’ve discovered and loved, I wanted to again share those. Hopefully it’ll inspire you to expand your horizons, learn something new, or simply be entertained.

Two of these are family friendly, so don’t worry if your children snuggle on the couch beside you. The others I would rate at a PG-13 or at least R — if not NC-17. So be warned with those.

Here is my second installment of the top 5 shows I believe you should make a point to watch if you haven’t already. I chose these on the basis of plot, acting, substance, characterization, intrigue, and just plain ‘ole enjoyment.

Let’s get started!

I’m nowhere close to being a foodie, but in my heart I wish I was. Just wasn’t born with the right set of taste buds or curiosity. Even so, I LOVE food shows. I dived into Chef’s Table last year and immediately fell head over heels with the cinematography, soundtrack, and the way it celebrated the love, passion, and dedication it takes to make outstanding eats. The show focuses on one world-renown chef in each episode, and not only do we get invited into their backgrounds and personal lives, we’re experiencing how that person is changing the way people look and feel about each ingredient in their star dishes. We see the method to the madness, and the beauty behind it all. This show was so interesting for me, and I gobbled up each episode in no time.

This show continues with our food theme, but in a light, upbeat manner. The Great British Baking Show (or Great British Bake Off in the UK) is of British descent and although it’s a competition show, it’s nothing like those in America. You won’t hear Gordon Ramsey-type hosts cursing out each contestant, nor will you see cattiness when they’re off the kitchen floor. It’s quite the opposite. Contestants are kind to each other, support each other, and you’ll even see them help each other in the final seconds left on the clock. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are generally gentle, while hosts and comedians Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc crack corny puns and offer shoulders to cry on throughout the baking and decorating process. I was surprised at first, but it was staggeringly refreshing. For once, an answer to “can’t we all just get along?” I believe Netflix has 3 seasons available, though the series produced more.

Piggybacking off one British show, we come to another: Broadchurch. In my opinion, this crime thriller is steps above any of the Law & Order, CSI, or NCIS shows. The plot is thick, the script is infallible, and the acting is top-notch. You’ll get sucked right into this tiny town’s history, people, and murder mystery, and good luck at figuring out who the culprit is until the final episode. The writing and filming makes you question everyone, and you’ll become sincerely invested alongside Olivia Cole and David Tennant’s detective characters. It’s a perfect “whodunnit” and I recommend it to everyone who asks for something new. Seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix, but you’ll either have to wait for Season 3 to arrive or purchase it on Amazon Prime (which happened, of course!). The first two seasons follow a single case, but Season 3 opens up a new one.

Now for the creepy choice. Stranger Things took the world by storm last year, and for good reason. The plot is unique and engaging, it’s scary but not enough to conjure memories of watching ’90s slasher flicks, it’s addicting, and I’ve never seen young kids (and the rest of the cast, really) act their behinds off like the kids featured in the series. Have you heard the term “the upside down” among your friends and coworkers? Most likely. I can’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil it, but Stranger Things is definitely a show not to pass by. Actually, watch it asap, because Season 2 is being released on Halloween.

OK, so here’s where I cheated a little…but with good reason! The next TWO shows are technically separate, but they’re also linked together. They share screen time with one another and are also part of a larger picture of Marvel series which include The Iron Fist and Daredevil (two I don’t care for but also on Netflix), but all four characters work side by side in the series The Defenders (Netflix has this too). These are the NC-17 shows I only recommend for adults. Too much violence and sex for the younger generation.

Jessica Jones is the anti-superhero. She hates people, stays far away from attention and only shows her super strength when absolutely necessary. She’s an alcoholic, works in the slums, and has a mouth worse than a sailor. This series is dark and gritty, very unlike any mainstream Marvel movies, but that helps make it interesting. You’re not supposed to like her, but you do, because even with her bad attitude, there’s an ounce of care that makes her redeemable — especially when it comes to the others that will be controlled and hurt by the series villain. We also get to dive into her past and see her come to grips with the character who’s featured below. I haven’t yet heard of a Season 2 with this show, but I’m really hoping for one.

Luke Cage doesn’t care for the label of hero either, but he has a huge heart and will protect people (especially those in Harlem) at all costs. Cage is not only incredibly strong, but his skin is impenetrable. I lost count at how many hoodies he goes through in the show after each one is pocked with bullet holes. In his series, he seeks to overthrow and destroy corruption at the heart of Harlem led by the most dangerous thugs who don’t like giving up control. Because of this, he ends up losing most of who he calls dear, but also gains a friend and lover in Claire, who also makes a cameo in the other three series connected to The Defenders. Season 2 has already begun filming!

Another Netflix list down! Have you seen any of these shows? Leave me some comments about if you have and what you think of them.

—K

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Zucchini Bread – An End of Summer Treat

I really hate saying this, but summer for us in Michigan is coming to an end. It’s hard to believe Labor Day Weekend is approaching. Soon the leaves will be turning colors, Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be in the hands of every female, and I will revel in the idea of wearing scarves and hoodies. Ahhh.

But before that, Labor Day Weekend is typically the last chance for cookouts and family gatherings, and you don’t want to be the one scrambling last minute for a dish to pass. Here’s your solution.

Zucchini is in abundance during the last weeks of summer, and easily grown to enormous sizes and yields, so there’s a good chance one of your friends might be looking to get rid of a few to anyone and everyone. If not, however, they can be found at the grocery store or farmer’s market and are pretty inexpensive.

The best way to enjoy zucchini is incorporated in cinnamon-y bread, fresh out of the oven! The recipe I’m sharing with you is one I’ve enjoyed my entire life, and once made, it will be gobbled up. This bread is pretty dense and spongy, and has a light sweetness despite the sugar content.

This recipe is pretty straightforward and simple, which I like. Feel free to add other ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or finely-shredded carrots.

This makes two loaves. Ready, set….BAKE!


Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees; lightly grease loaf pans
  • Finely shred zucchini with cheese grater; squeeze out excess moisture
  • Beat eggs, zucchini, sugar, oil, and vanilla; set aside
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into separate bowl; mix well
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat together until well mixed
  • Split mixture into two loaf pans; bake for 50-60 minutes

This bread makes your entire home smell heavenly for hours. Who needs an air freshener or candle when you can bake? Personally, I recommend you eat each slice warm, with butter. OK, I’m drooling now…

Try this recipe out for yourself! I’m sure you’ll love it. Bake more than you need and freeze them to use later. Want to make it easier to share? Use mini loaf pans and make dozens of individual loaves as gifts for your friends, family, or coworkers!

–K

–Photos by Justin McKee

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Playing With Photo Manipulation

Guest post by Justin McKee

This post is the first in a four-part series about photo manipulation. There are a lot more ways to manipulate photographs than the topics I’m going to write about in this series, but we have to start somewhere.

Most everyone has heard about Adobe Photoshop.

You can color-correct photos, fix skin flaws and change the composition of a photo entirely through photo manipulation.

When I first started out with Photoshop, I didn’t even touch photos. I used the program to paint with a tablet.

A tablet is just a small slate of plastic that comes with a pen. Like a mouse, you can plug it into your computer to control the cursor. The pen is pressure sensitive, so the harder you press, the harder a texture is applied when using the brush tool in Photoshop. It’s fun.

It’s actually really easy to paint in Photoshop once you know your way around the program’s many bells and whistles. I used to draw swords and landscapes.

If you’re bored, head over to my DeviantArt page. I haven’t been there in a while, but I’m just throwing that out there for the curious.

Shameless plug aside …

Photo manipulation is a ton of fun. The photo that goes along with this post is one of the easiest ways to play with photo manipulation.

I simply took three photos using a tripod (keeping that tripod in the same spot for each photo). I then put each image into Photoshop as individual files, color-corrected them all together using the Camera Raw plug-in and then proceeded to paste them all together into one file.

Once they were all together in the same file, I used masks to blend each version of myself into the same photo.

It sounds harder than it really is. It took probably five minutes altogether. Shooting the images actually took the longest — it’s not easy to play table hockey by yourself, OK?

There are a lot of ways to create this kind of composite image and there is a lot of room for creativity.

I only had three of myself in this photo, if I had the patience I could put hundreds of myself into the same image.

Give this type of photo manipulation a try sometime if you’re up for it and have the resources. It’s a good way to flex your creativity.

Next post I’ll cover another photo manipulation technique — Oh, and it involves fire.


Justin McKee is a small-town photographer with big ideas living in Michigan. In addition to portraits, wedding photography and video, he also enjoys wildlife photography. He always seeks to learn more about his craft.

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Find Your Zen in a Labyrinth of Lavender

Lavender is known to promote relaxation and a sense of calm, and out in the middle of nowhere lies a location that may just provide the same benefits for many who visit.

The Lavender Labyrinth is a hidden treasure on the west side of Michigan, in Shelby. In all fairness, the landmark isn’t a maze. The owners say the design is an ancient pattern that is meant to represent a spiritual journey. Regardless, it’s a beautiful spot to walk through and admire, and there’s no charge to do so.

The rows of lavender surround a picturesque, circular herb garden edged by arbors, with paths that complete a type of lotus pattern. in the middle of the paths are dozens of flowering and green plants, all mapped out for visitors who want to distinguish between one and the next. Individuals are encouraged to explore, and the serene atmosphere creates a sense of quiet that you don’t want to disturb by raising your voice.

When entering the space, I immediately marveled at the lines of gorgeous purple bushes attracting honey bees from the hives on the outskirts of the section before the orchard begins. It’s quite hypnotizing! The herb garden, raised above the lavender, is picturesque in its own right, and the surrounding arbors frame it perfectly. When the breeze flows through the plants as you walk by, you can get a light whiff of the nearby herbs. In the center of the plot, a group of stones form a circle, ending the journey.

In a building to the west, the property owners provide the charming Cherry Point Farm & Market, where you can purchase fresh fruit, baked goods, soaps, and other items straight from the location’s farms and orchards. You can also find souvenirs like cards, clothing, books, playing cards, and you can scoop your own dried lavender into small mesh bags.

I was fortunate to visit the Lavender Labyrinth earlier this month with my fiancè (holy crap I love saying that), and I’m happy I did because the lavender begins to fade in mid-August and is harvested over Labor Day weekend.

I encourage you to visit this destination, although make the stop on the way to somewhere else, as I wouldn’t exactly call it entertaining enough to make more than an hour’s journey just to see it. It’s definitely unique, though, and it’s a pretty cool addition to what is already a scenic region.

–K

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Living Like a Lushie — Lush Haul August 2017

It’s another Lush haul video! I’m so excited to show you these items, which includes exclusive products from the Lush Kitchen and UK shops, and also brand spankin’ new products just released in the United States!

This company keeps astounding me with its inventions, designs, and scent combinations. I love seeing the new, colorful items in the shops and online. And now I’m bringing them to you in this video!

Please give it a watch, and consider giving it a “thumbs up!” I’m trying to incorporate more videos, so if you want to make sure you don’t miss one, subscribe to my channel!

Questions about Lush products or the company? Let me know in the comments here, on YouTube, or on my social media sites!

—K

—Video by Justin McKee

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