When life gives you lemons, make lemon-lavender lip balm. Or, if you don't feel like it, you can give ours a try (promo code below)!

When life gives you lemons, make lemon-lavender lip balm. Or, if you don't feel like it, you can give ours a try (promo code below)!

Drew often complained of dry lips when he was in the hospital following surgery, or during chemo.  He also hated anything that smelled "perfumy" as it gave him a headache and made him nauseous:( So, when thinking about The Drew Box, I wanted to make a lip balm that worked well and didn't have too strong of a taste or smell.  I think we came up with a great one and I'm excited to share the recipe with you here!

A kombucha kit so easy, even I could make it.

A kombucha kit so easy, even I could make it.

I am a terrible cook.  When he's feeling up to it, Drew does all of our grocery shopping, lunch-packing and meal-preparing.  When he doesn't feel well, the kids and I eat at my parent's house.  I'm really really bad.  When I make cereal with bananas on top there are only 4-5 pieces of banana (which I sometimes just break apart without even bothering to use a knife ) versus 20-25 thinly sliced pieces that Drew beautifully places on top of the cereal. I also consider making cereal with bananas on top "cooking", which really says it all.  So, when my mom bought us a kombucha kit for Valentine's Day, I was nervous. 

Drew Quits Carrots and Starts Blending

Drew Quits Carrots and Starts Blending

After two years of relentless carrot juicing, Drew switched to smoothies in the blender.  To the joy of our whole family, the kitchen sink is no longer piled with carrot skins and the once white, but now orange-hued juicer is resting in the pantry.  

Better than Jello! which isn't that difficult, but still.....

Better than Jello! which isn't that difficult, but still.....

I think it's safe to say that hospital food is pretty much the worst.  It tastes bad and is not good for you, which is super frustrating when you are sick and trying to do good things for yourself.  Since his diagnosis, Drew has had a few hospital stays that have lasted weeks and one that lasted almost three months.

A Really Small Bar of Soap?! No, it's The Drew Box Dry Lotion Bar.

A Really Small Bar of Soap?! No, it's The Drew Box Dry Lotion Bar.

One of our first and favorite Drew Box test subjects was The Medical Memory President and CEO, Lucas Felt.  He asked "Why is the bar of soap so small?".  Our response was, "What bar of soap?!"  In order to remedy any confusion, we are super excited to share The Drew Box Lotion Bar recipe and explain all of the awesome ways to use it!

The Drew Box Elixir for Inflammation + Joint Pain + General Feeling-Goodness

The Drew Box Elixir for Inflammation + Joint Pain + General Feeling-Goodness

Drew started taking a chemo pill about a month ago and one of his major complaints is joint pain and stiffness.  This super simple drink is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory properties and helps relieve pain without any of the dangers or side effects of over-the-counter medicines.