Salty Heirs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Healthy Eating Is For This Generation: The Next One Will Be Slamming Cokes and Chili Cheese Fritos

Today as I was flipping through the Costco Connection we receive being members and all, I see an article about healthy eating. All of a sudden I am enraged about healthy eating and how these trigger words, such as fresh, clean, whole eating, seasonal, sustainable or right from the farm are the main word you hear anyone talking about when people talk about food these days. 

"It's so healthy!" "The freshest vegetables you can imagine!"  "This is a much healthier version!"
"Start your day off with this clean smoothie!" 
"You'll feel so much better when you eat healthier and FRESH!" 

I get it! Healthy, healthy, healthy! I get it, I do. I even quit smoking two years ago because this one commercial on television scared me into stopping because of the unhealthy benefits it does to you. I mean who really doesn't know smoking is not healthy? I smells, reeks over every bit of clothing/fabric you own and kills your lung cells little by little. I knew it wasn't healthy then but I did love it. I loved my Capri 120 Menthols.... but as a reformed smoker, I'm pretty grossed out anymore whenever I see or smell a cigarette. 

As I flipped through and saw the word HEALTHY plastered over the pages of this rag-mag, I closed it and didn't want to look at anymore. I then said to my husband, I think this whole healthy faze is going to totally change with the next generation. 

While our generation is all about growing our own food, having a garden, using wild and crazy new ingredients, have a Pinterest board filled with one amazing picture after another of foods you know will never come out of your kitchen, preparing these crazy shakes filled with kale, quinoa and persimmon seeds and turning our noses up at our parents tried and true spaghetti sauce, I predict our kids are not going to care one iota about it. 

At this point, my kids only want to eat out. Even with the amazing dishes I prepare, they still have to get the Starbucks and the Which Which sandwich. Where is the Dunkin Donut and who could forget today was free pancake day at IHop? 

While my generation's parents were more interested in getting divorced than figuring out new recipes and getting healthy, I see a turn away from the fresh and natural approach with the next generation. Sort of like the 60's where it was all about free love and getting stoned and then the seventies brought about sparkle and blow. There is always a ying and yang and at this point when I read HEALTHY, I want to grab a bag of chili cheese fritos with a cupcake and eat the whole damn thing. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Snow Day

Well Williamsburg was walloped again. Luckily the snow the fell was a thick wet snow, so I assume it will be gone pretty quick. The roads are fine already and a plow came down my street at ten last night. :( Why Mr. Plow, why? These are a couple of shots I took of mostly the animals because the kids were to busy looking at Minecraft or Sims or something electronic. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things With Minted

Have you heard about Minted? Minted is a community of independent designers in 48 states and 43 countries who share a deep love for creative expression, risk taking and paying it forward by helping one another!

Minted was an early pioneer in crowdsourcing. By soliciting contributions from the online community, Minted has held art and design challenges monthly since April 2008! These challenges are open both by submitting and voting. Minted's crowd curated products rating and utilizing analytics to evaluate votes. Those winning designs are the sold to the public and the artist who designed the winner is paid commission on each sale. In addition, the designer and artist can utilize the launch of any of their creations by using Minted's manufacturing, fulfillment and customer service capabilities to run their business, Sounds like an awesome plan to me!

Some of my favorite pieces available are these!



I am really in love with the Foil Art available! I really can see the Virginia Foil-Pressed Map

Also I am so impressed with their 2015 line of Kid's Birthday Invitations

With so many unique paper options and designs you will have to search no further. Don't forget Weddings and Holiday Cards too!

Thought of The Day

I hadn't heard this quote yet and when it arrived at work courtesy of V. Originals, I knew it was going to be my Facebook cover for a minute. What do you think? 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ski: Snowshoe, WV

Snowshoe, West Virginia is the best place on the East Coast to ski. With over 57 trails and over 180 inches of annual snowfall, the mountain is always ready for skiing. We had such a blast. 

We stayed at Loggers Run with a couple of friends and enjoy this place because it is a true ski in ski out. It is so nice to be able to allow the kids to come and go as they please by staying at a ski in ski out. Granted they are more expensive but you don't have to lug your skis and poles and walk across the parking lot in your heavy boots. Sage had a headache one day and she just skied back to the house and popped a couple of ibuprofen. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

While I've Been Away

For those of you who read me on a regular basis, sorry to be away so long. We have been so busy around here since Christmas. 

Ava has been swimming in multiple swim meets and that means early, early hours- LIKE 5 a.m. I don't think I have ever gotten up so early. 

We finally had Christmas with the kids and by that I mean, we finally got our gifts. We went to Snowshoe, West Virginia and skied for three days. It was beautiful and I recommend to anyone who skis, Snowshoe is the Mac Momma on the East Coast. 

Then the following weekend, last weekend, Joe and I turned right back around and headed up 81 to Knoxville, Tennessee for me to sing in one of my bestest friends weddings. It was beautiful and fast. When we got back Sunday, Joe was right back out the door to San Diego. 

The girls and I have been cleaning house, going to school, working and trying to get some sleep in. I've been addicted to The American's on Amazon Prime when I can carve in some time. Hope all is well with you. 

We are having a party for friends on Valentines Day because everyone wants to visit. I'm excited because Joe will be home. If he brings me a Vermont Teddy Bear though it may be the end for us. 

I'll be updating the camera roll on here very soon.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ava Fisher Breaststroke 2015

We were at Collegiate in Richmond this weekend for Ava's swim meet. Breaststroke is her favorite stroke. With a NT (not time) we didn't really know what to expect but she came in 2nd... yes 2nd overall. We are super happy. She came in 7th overall in backstroke and 11th in freestyle.

Such fun to go to and what an amazing facility. We are proud parents today! Tired though... swimmer parents and kids get used to getting up at 5 a.m. It was an early morning but we did get to eat lunch at Steak N Shake on the way home.

I'm not a videographer and the music might get on your nerves.. Turn it off. So exciting though!

Leigh Ann