Gluten-Free Mondays: Must-Read Articles

There were two really good articles I stumbled upon this weekend about gluten, gluten-intolerance, wheat, etc. so I had to share them for today’s Gluten-Free Monday post.


one // Modern Wheat Isn’t Really Wheat at All

This article is very intriguing if you have been wondering why gluten-intolerance is on the rise.

But I will also point out something that the article doesn’t mention: it was not with ill intentions that people started modifying wheat. It was to make it hardier and more affordable in an effort to address the world’s hunger issues and not be so reliant on specific conditions to grow wheat  (I wish I could find the article that I got this information from— it was several months ago that I read it). Now it can be grown in many places that it never could be before and feed people during what normally would have been “famine” times. 

But everything comes with a consequence and this is it. Frankly, I’d rather have to cut out gluten from my diet but know hundreds of other people got to eat.  However, I do think we need to evaluate some of the chemicals used to grow wheat— and a lot of other crops— to see if we can make that safer.

two // Where Did All the Gluten-Free Haters Come From?

This article sums up what I wrote here but does it WWWAAAAYYYYYY better.  This is just one of the many great quotes from the article:

“I see way too many people react to others’ gluten-free preference personally, when they shouldn’t. Seriously, folks, it’s not a morality decision; it’s a medical one.”

It really is ridiculous that I am scared to tell people that I am gluten-free because I know I will most likely get an eye-roll, an exasperated sigh, or the question “Why? Just because or because you have to be?”  I think I am going to just start answering that question with “Does it matter?”  Because really, why does it matter to someone why I am gluten-free?  Whether it is because I need/have to be for my health or because I am doing it as a “diet”, why do people think it’s something they can give their opinion about?

I don’t mind answering people’s questions about what is gluten, why does it affect me, and other similar questions, but I am so tired of feeling like I have to defend myself for being gluten-free.

 So I would love to hear your feedback! Did you learn anything from these articles?  If you are gluten-free, do you experience the hate the second article talks about?

Friday Five

Hi friends! I am sssoooo glad it’s Friday. I am so tired! Last night was the first night I got home before 10pm this week.  If you want to see what I’ve been up to, head over to my Instagram.  But for my Friday Five this week, I am sharing some of my favorite Buzzfeeds/videos/links/whatever-you-want-to-call-them that made me laugh during this crazy busy week.

ONE // If you’re new around here, I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls, so this Buzzfeed list made my day!  Oy with the poodles already!

 TWO // I would just cry.


THREE // Because every single one of these is true.


FOUR // Because every single one of these is also true. Especially the chewing… oh the chewing…




FIVE // Do you need anymore proof that Darwin’s “Survival of the Fittest” theory is completely wrong? Oh goodness I just keep shaking my head in disbelief at the idiocy.


Which one is your favorite?

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A Short Story

Happy fall, y’all!

With yesterday being the first day of fall, I am definitely in full-on cool weather mode (especially since it was in the 60s here yesterday)!

But even though I’m itching for my boots, scarves, and sweaters, I know that we are just being teased with this cool weather and can still expect some warmer days through October.  They’re calling for 80s again this weekend for heaven’s sake!

Which means it’s not quite time to put my shorts away.

Shorts can easily be transitioned for fall with the right pieces. And thanks to Pinterest, it is very easy to find some inspiration!

Casual and Comfy:

Edgy and Cool:

^^^ I can totally see my sister doing this outfit.

Date Night:

Do you wear shorts after summer? What’s your favorite way to wear them?