This post is sponsored in partnership with my new friends, Ope’s Cookies! All opinions expressed, as always, are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands I trust and have the pleasure working with–it helps make Fit Mitten Kitchen possible!
Say Hi to Ope’s Cookies
A couple of months ago I noticed Ope’s Cookies through their beautiful Instagram. What first caught my eye was their brand color–teal. You all know my love for turquoise and teal runs deep here on Fit Mitten Kitchen. The second thing I noticed: COOKIES. Which again, you are well aware we have a true love for cookies around here.
I also saw they were local to Michigan–Kalamazoo, to be exact. One of my favorite parts of running a blog is making connections and supporting local businesses. Because without our local communities, where would we be?
When I started checking out the brand a bit more (as any foodie does when they discover a new product) I realized this wasn’t any ordinary food brand, product or business. Ope’s Cookies is here because they care about the world… like, ACTUALLY care.
About Ope’s Cookies
All of their cookies are
- all natural
- and downright delicious.
All of their flavors are SO good, you guys. Shown here are Runner’s High (PB & banana FTW), Chipster, and Chocolate Bliss. And then I kind of fell in love with “The Outlaw” (PB & chocolate, oh em geeee).
But Ope’s Cookies are more than just another cookie company. They’re here to inspire, encourage and motivate you to be the best version of yourself.
“Cookies that Fuel Positive Change”
Being the best version of myself
This past year I’ve made a conscious effort to have a more positive outlook on life. That is not to say that I was a “Negative Nelly” or anything. But between moving across states and a career change, I became fearful of change. I started doubting myself. Some days were better than others, but the unknown caused those bouts of anxiety to linger.
I started reading You Are a Badass, and I knew I needed to make a true change. I started journaling, practicing gratitude, and celebrating the little things in life. And it has truly made all the difference. Not to mention the help and support of the blogging community, my mentor, and of course my husband, family, and friends.
But having that positive, can-do attitude isn’t something that necessarily comes easy for me. I am human. I still have doubts and fears just like anyone else. Just because I jumped in to starting this blog and business doesn’t mean I don’t have those days where I question what the heck I am doing.
Practicing positivity is like being able to bust out 20 perfect push-ups (okay, at least for me that is a lot). If I don’t keep doing push-ups, I’ll eventually lose the ability to do them. Practicing positivity can be looked at in the same way. It is a muscle in my brain I have to work and exercise and constantly strengthen. You know what I mean?
Every day I work on being the best version of myself. And that would not be possible without positivity and gratitude.
I’m fairly certain it is impossible to be negative and grateful at the same time. It’s like if you try to smile and be mad at the same time. I actually just started smiling with my mouth wide open, trying to think of something negative–it didn’t work. Try it and give yourself a laugh.
I think we can all agree this message is on point.
Pretty simple <3
- Does being positive come natural to you? Or is it something you have to work at? Or maybe you have gradually worked on it over time and it has become habit?
- How do you work at being the best version of yourself?
P.S. Want 20% off your order of Ope’s Cookies? Use the code FMK20 at checkout.
Photography by Andrea Kerbuski | The Blonde Bedhead