Based on a friend’s recommendation, I tried this new and healthy food subscription service called Graze Box. My box came in today after about a two week wait. The boxes are $6 each, but you can get your first and fifth boxes free if you know anyone who already subscribes. If not, you can use this code here in the photo of my box below:

Graze Box Invite Code: MC21M6NQB

Get your first and fifth Graze Boxes free with this Invite Code: MC21M6NQB

Using my invite code will get you your 1st box AND your 5th boxes totally FREE! Yay!

The site will ask for your credit card information, but I have read other reviews and can see from my account that quitting one’s subscription is a vey simple process. If it were not, I would not have tried graze because I didn’t think much of the boxes at first. They offer fairly small portions, but the snacks are actually very tasty and made from high quality ingredients.

I had tried another similar product called Nature Box in the past, but Graze are superior in taste. They also have a greater range of snacks to choose from. Their site also allows you far greater control over which snacks you wish to try in your future boxes. For instance, I didn’t want any popcorn or pistachios, so I placed all of those options in the trash. Conversely, you can select “try” or “love” for the ones you want to be sent regularly.

Each snack in my box is delicious. Here are the four different flavors:

Fruit and Seed Flapjack

Fruit and Seed Flapjack – ate some already ^_^

Rustic rolled oat flapjack with mixed seeds and dried fruits. Soft, chewy, and not too sweet! I’d try this one again!


Graze’s Chocolate Orange

Belgian dark chocolate, orange raisins, and hazelnuts. The chocolate and raisins both have a hint of orange. My favorite!

Nacho Libre -

Nacho Libre

Salsa almonds, cheesy sombreros, and jumbo chili corn. Better than I expected!


Rock the Casbah


Pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and dates. Love it!

I have my next box set up to arrive in another 4 weeks, though you can select every two weeks instead; Perhaps I will switch ;)



The Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship

by ashleyelder on February 16, 2014

I found this great passage on relationships from Quora, which is like a more intellectual version of Yahoo Answers. It strikes me in particular because I ended a four-year-relationship seven months ago, and am still going through some of the fallout, particularly relating to the other person’s feeling of loss.

I think these are great points:

Respect. Respect for yourself and each other.

Great communication
( listening, talking, expressing, understanding etc….)

Great humor and playing together

Mutual interests and/or hobbies

Time apart to have fun independently

Want the same things in life ( kids, no kids, etc……)

Support each other

Be a team

No manipulation

Don’t talk shit about your in-laws

Choose your battles, don’t get into arguments about dumb shit that doesn’t really matter. Little arguments build up after a while, kills the good vibe of your relationship. Resentments build up.

Let go of past hurts. Forgive mistakes.

Don’t put each other down.

Don’t fight dirty. Don’t hit below the belt ( verbally ) in an argument.

This is one of the most important ones…..I’ve heard this a million times in life.

” Keep the fights clean, and the sex dirty. ”

So great sex is important too.
People get comfortable and lazy about that one.
Especially married people.

But great sex is extremely important.
Never get in the habit of NOT having sex.

Being physically intimate is just as important as good communication.
They go hand in hand.

If you are communicating well, you feel connected and you want to have sex more.

If you have sex more, you feel connected and communicate better.
They go together perfectly.

If all of these elements are aligned and humming along,
the result is a successful relationship.

At times I have considered getting back with my ex, but we would not actually meet each of these points. So far, I have been content being single. I enjoy spending time alone or with others.