February 2012

Four Random Things

#1:  Yes, I would like some oatmeal with my blueberries. #2: My friend Courtney is hosting a birthday brunch party. Party starts at 10 AM.  I hear mimosas are going to be involved (for some of us), so I think it’s that kind of brunch.  Fun idea for a party, right?  There’s going to be [...]


Those Eyes

Thank goodness for James.  If it wasn’t for his guilt-inducing puppy eyes, I might have never peeled myself away from my desk during my lunch break for a nice, long walk. 2.0 miles, done and done. Thanks, buddy!   Speaking of puppy eyes… Maggie has been workin’ it lately.  You see, last time I took [...]


I Luv Too Hard

It’s back!  Well, kind of. The Husband and I went through a Panda Puffs cereal phase this past Fall.  We tore through two boxes of the kids’ cereal a week.  I ate it with milk, I ate it with yogurt, I ate it plain, I ate as part of homemade trail mixes.   I swear, [...]


The Naked Face Project, Week 3

On the juicy details and the feminist label. New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.  Other bloggers and readers are joining the project, too.  Check out our Gallery of Naked Faces.   The first [...]


Hold Onto Your Hat

Rise and shine!  Spring countdown update:  Only 33 days to go. I’m about to enter a three-week period of craziness.  Starting Monday, I’m flying to five Operation Beautiful speaking events in five different states within sixteen days.  These are (probably) my last events before the baby arrives; I’m planning to take a travel hiatus until [...]


I Heart Sweating

I’m on a temporary elliptical kick. I don’t even like the elliptical.  However, I do love to sweat. Swimming is fun and all, but I can’t feel the sweat!  Tangent:  I totally just Googled “Do you sweat while swimming?” and discovered this awesome article, which confirmed that, yes, you sweat while swimming, you’re just not [...]


BabyHTP: 23 Weeks

You know, I thought my bump wasn’t growing… but it appears that it is, in fact, expanding.   Happy 23 Weeks, BabyHTP!  Here’s what the baby is up to this week:  “Your baby is practicing her "breathing" on the amniotic fluid—sucking it in and out of her lungs.  Fat production is in overdrive at this [...]


Savory Bowl

Good morning! Alright – you’re going to have to trust me on this one.  Have you ever made savory oatmeal?  I know it sounds a bit strange, but savory (or spicy!) oatmeal is so delicious, and it’s a really nice break from the traditionally sweetened version.    Trust me. On the stovetop:   1/2 cup [...]


A Valentine’s Day smoothie for you! Most of my smoothies are sickly sweet (because of the fruit) but this one has BEETS in it.  Not too sweet, not too vegetabley.  Just right. In the blender:   1 cup soy milk (vanilla) 3/4 cup frozen raspberries 2 large steamed beets, chilled 2 scoops protein powder    [...]


Dogs + Babies

Many of you have asked how the creepy baby doll experiment is going. You see, Maggie is used to spending approximately 10 hours a day in my lap. It’s been like this every single day since I started to work from home at my old job nearly four and a half years ago. In case [...]


Monday Munchies

Whoa.  Monday is over.  Thank goodness, right?  Mondays are always wild over here – too much to do and too much to catch up on.  We worked at the clinic all day and well into the night.  I rushed home for lunch to let out the pups and make lunch. Brown rice, tahini sauce, broccoli [...]


Check out  So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Swimming, So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Cycling, So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Running, and So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Transitions I’ve really enjoyed writing this post series.  It has kind of made me feel like I’m currently gearing up for a triathlon.  Hah.  This [...]


Hurrah, Me!

This morning, I really wanted to do something that I could be proud of accomplishing.  Go into the week with a good attitude, you know?  So even though I hate Mondays and hate morning workouts, I hauled my booty (plus BabyHTP) to the gym.   Photographic evidence: Was it the hardest workout ever?  Um, no.  [...]


My Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

If you do not live near a Trader Joe’s – well, let’s all bow our heads for a moment of silence.  You see, TJ’s is the most amazing grocery store ever.  Ever.  While it doesn’t have an insanely wide selection, TJ’s is my favorite place to shop because 1) the prices are very competitive; 2) [...]

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