Bridesmaid DIY Box (for only $10!)

I’m very excited to say that I’m getting married! My boyfriend (now fiancé) of five years popped the question and in a little under just eleven months we’ll be tying the knot. Now as thrilled as I am to be engaged, I was was also looking forward to asking my bridesmaids to be a part of our special day.  So I chose to make Bridesmaid Boxes!

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Dear Farmer,

Dear Farmer,

I love what you do, but we need to talk.

I know that you work long hours and do grueling hard work.

I know that you tend to crops or care for animals. Perhaps even both.

I know that you get to experience the joy of life and the finality of death which both are sobering – even after you’ve given it everything you have.

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6 Things Your Nutritionist Wants You to Know

March is National Nutrition Month and many nutrition professionals around the United States are using this as an opportunity to educate people within the community about good nutrition. It’s no secret that most people struggle to find good, sound nutrition advice. One would think with the advances in technology and our unlimited access to the web, it would be easy… The reality- it’s more difficult. People are bombarded with, “eat this, not that” propaganda. Self proclaimed food experts push unregulated, opinion based nutrition information to the public through various blogs, obtaining followers from all over the world through scare tactics- avoid GMO’s, eat organic, don’t eat beef or dairy, avoid gluten! What is a consumer to do?!?

As a “wanna be” nutrition professional, aspiring registered dietitian, and former trend follower, there are a few things I’ve learned over the years and I’ve created a list to hopefully assist you in your journey to finding a balanced diet.

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6 Things To Know About Krupa’s Wool Ad

A few days ago a video was shared by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) featuring Joanna Krupa entitled “Wool: The Naked Truth” to convince consumers not to purchase wool products by comparing the shearing of sheep to domestic violence. After Krupa introduces herself upbeat elevator music is cued and the theatrics of this campaign are revealed as you see faux blood being dabbed onto a faux lamb as well as the speaker who is described as having ‘stripp[ed]’ down to share her message. PETA who often uses women portrayed in overly sensationalized way with minimal clothing to share their view upon animal rights.

Here are 6 things to know if you’ve seen this video in your newsfeed and aren’t quite sure what to think:

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35 Ways to Win At College – A Mini Guide to Adulting

 

I’ve been attending college pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Livestock Production for almost 3 years. I don’t have it all figured out. But there are lots of things I would tell my freshman self if I had the opportunity (plus all of the awesome advice my Facebook friends had to share). So I thought, why not publish our ponderings ? Here are 35 ways to help you win at college –

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Decoding Dr. Oz’s Special on American Beef

 

I found out Dr. Oz was doing a special on beef in America. As a state and national beef ambassador I thought, why would I not watch it?

I would typically be at work but was actually home sick. I guess that’s one of the only benefits.

For everyone that did watch it that has limited experience in the beef industry, you were probably left with lingering questions. I know if I wasn’t knowledgeable about where my beef comes from I would be in the same situation.

Where we source our beef has come from farmers and ranchers that are continually concerned about improving by ensuring we have access to a safe product that comes from a healthy animal while impacting natural resources as minimally as possible.

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That Awkward Moment Monsanto Doesn’t Cause Microcephaly

 

I hear it all the time and see it all the time over social media.

The demonization of Monsanto as the bane of the earth. Monsanto this, Monsanto that – obviously it was Monsanto’s fault because somehow they caused all the bad in the world.

The comments on anything not even remotely related to Monsanto literally become Monsanto related.

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