Greens and Copper

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Did you catch my sprint triathlon recap?  Here you go!


I’m alive.  Barely.  I’m feeling a bit under the weather, unfortunately.  The Hus took over almost all the babycare duties last night so I could get as much shut-eye as possible (I firmly believe that sleep can cure – or at least alleviate – about 98% of colds).  I guess I’m in the 2% because I still feel yucky.


After 12 hours in bed, I woke up with a start.  All I could think was, “Sustenance!  CALORIES!  Greens!”  I was hun-gry.

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I made a green smoothie using the chocolate version of this protein powder, peanut butter, soy milk, frozen strawberries, and greens.  Trader Joe’s now sells an organic mixed bag of baby kale, chard, and spinach.  Yum. 


I could taste a bit of the tartness of the kale and chard, but if it was just spinach alone, the greens would’ve just blended into the rest of the smoothie.


Something Pretty


My friend Jasmine (she used to blog under the name Eat Move Write and once wrote a guest post for HTP about her decision to get gastric bypass) recently sent me this handmade family necklace.


I gravitate towards extra-long chains and think this copper pendant is so beautiful.  And I love what it symbolizes.  I’ve been wearing it non-stop – I even wore it last night on our Whole Foods tour.


Jasmine said to me in an e-mail, “After a battle with infertility for 2.5 years, we lost our twin pregnancy early this year. After that I threw myself into my jewelry hobby. It was sort of the only way I could figure out what to do with my grief. We should have been about to welcome our twins right now. Instead, I’m launching a new business called Bama + Ry. It’s not the something I desperately wanted, but it is something, and for that, I’m grateful. You have to find the light, you know?”


Jasmine’s work is truly stunning.  Here are a few of my favorites (besides the custom family necklace, of course):


Run Like a Motha


Fueled by Caffeine and Dreams (yup, that’s me)


Miscarriage Tribute (so sweet)


Glass Half Full


She has tons of other great – and inspiring – pieces in her shop.  Since Jasmine has been such a fixture in the blog world for so long, and because she is such a wonderful person, I really wanted to feature her work.  If you order anything, use the promo code HTP20 at check-out and receive 20% off.  Happy shopping! 


And happy Monday.  Winking smile



  • Jordan @ Whimsical Desperation August 27, 2012, 11:55 am

    Sleep can work miracles on colds. I hope your sleep has a delayed reaction soon!

    I like the pendant!

    I want to try a green smoothie at some point, but I keep looking for one that won’t turn out brown. Using chocolate protein powder seems like a clever way to “cover” the brownness.

    • Nenelle August 29, 2012, 1:21 am

      Try adding berries and orange juice.

  • Jennifer Cook August 27, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Her necklaces are beautiful! I will definitely be getting one when we find out what we’re having and decide on a name!

  • Jessica August 27, 2012, 12:20 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

    I LOVE her necklaces and just ordered the “Glass Half Full”. So positive! Can’t wait to receive it! Thank you for sharing

    Have a awesome day!


  • Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 27, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Love your necklace and all her other creations!!!

    p.s.- Love how Henry is looking up at his mommy in that last pic! So sweet!

  • briana August 27, 2012, 12:31 pm

    just placed an order!

  • Tammy Root August 27, 2012, 1:11 pm

    Hey Caitlin,
    I hope you feel better soon. It must be so hard being sick with a baby! 🙁

    I love Jasmine’s necklaces. I am going to order one now. But, I was wondering if she will make a custom necklace — I really want something special for my friend who completed her first Ironman yesterday. 🙂 Do you know her contact info? Thanks so much.

    • Jessica August 27, 2012, 1:16 pm


      you can contact her through her Etsy site(which is the link Caitlin posted!)

      Hope that helps

      Jess 🙂

      • Bama, Bama + Ry Jewelry August 27, 2012, 1:28 pm

        And, thanks Jess! 🙂

      • Tammy Root August 27, 2012, 1:36 pm

        Thanks Jess. 🙂

    • Bama, Bama + Ry Jewelry August 27, 2012, 1:28 pm

      Hi Tammy,

      You can contact me right through my shop. Simply scroll down and on the lefthand side, click “Request Custom Item.” You can put all the details in there and I’ll get right back to you! Can’t wait to get started!

      • Tammy Root August 27, 2012, 1:34 pm

        Thanks! I will do that. 🙂 I just ordered a family necklace.

        • Tammy Root August 27, 2012, 1:37 pm

          Just sent you a message for a custom piece. 🙂

  • Bama, Bama + Ry Jewelry August 27, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Caitlin – I’m SO sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. That’s such a pain for a new Mommy.

    I just want to say that you have been such a great, supportive internet friend. Your necklace looks amazing and I’m thrilled you like it.

    xoxo -Jasmine

  • Lauren August 27, 2012, 1:33 pm

    Hope you feel rested. I love the pendant and will be purchasing one…or more. And this post totally made me cry. Best of luck to Jasmine in all her endeavors.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 27, 2012, 1:36 pm

    What a gorgeous necklace and a truly inspirational story. I’m so sorry to hear of her loss but I love how she found her outlet to get through it.

  • Leatitia August 27, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Just ordered one, they’re gorgeous!

  • Helene @healthyfrenchie August 27, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Caitlin, you look so gorgeous on those pics, love your top 🙂

    Jasmine, I was so sorry to hear about your pregnancy. I’m sending you a big virtual hug.
    And I’ll check out your website. My brother is having a baby in the fall but the name is still a secret. I’ll order a necklace from you as soon as I know it 🙂 I’m sure the momma to be will rock it in France

    • Bama, Bama + Ry Jewelry August 27, 2012, 2:19 pm

      In France! Oh la la!

      Thank you for your virtual hug. Hugs are always greatly appreciated. I cannot wait to work on a necklace for your family!

  • Amanda August 27, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Jasmine is such a sweetie. I am so sad to hear about her twins.

    I’m definitely going to check out her Etsy site!

  • Nena August 27, 2012, 2:01 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL! What is her website? I want to look at more 🙂

  • Cari August 27, 2012, 3:36 pm

    these necklaces are beautiful! love the “caffeine and dreams” one 🙂

  • Ginna August 27, 2012, 4:28 pm

    Gorgeous necklace! Jasmine I’m so sorry about your loss! My husband and I have struggled with infertility for years but recently had our precious miracle IVF baby in April. I will be sharing your site with my infertility support group. Blessings to you and your husband and I hope you get your miracle some day too!

  • Deanna August 27, 2012, 4:47 pm

    Thanks for the promo code.
    I made a purchase for a gift.

  • Carly August 27, 2012, 5:09 pm

    Just ordered the last “Fueled by Caffeine and Dreams” pendant! Beautiful necklaces, so excited to get mine!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 27, 2012, 6:16 pm

    I looooove pendants on long chains and those are beautiful, how sweet of her to send one! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Chelsea August 27, 2012, 6:26 pm

    The miscarriage tribute one is so touching oh my goodness….

  • Tricia August 27, 2012, 7:14 pm

    how long will the code be good for? I would love to gift one to a friend but need to get her address! she has had several miscarriages and I know that that necklace would mean the world to her?

    • Bama, Bama + Ry August 28, 2012, 11:14 am

      Hi Tricia! I will keep the code up until Sunday, September 2 at Midnight PST! You have time!

  • luv what you do August 27, 2012, 8:02 pm

    I love that custom necklace. I am always looking for unique gifts for my friends when they have babies, and these are great!

  • kristen @ livinlifeinlouie August 27, 2012, 10:24 pm

    I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather, and of your friends miscarriages. I wish her the very best and send prayers her way.
    I will say she has an amazing talent! what beautiful jewelry.

  • Liz August 28, 2012, 12:23 am

    I love the necklace she made you … and all of her others! I remember reading her story on your blog & am so sorry to hear of the miscarriage 🙁 Wishing you lots of success with the jewelry, Jasmine! I’ll be ordering something…as soon as I can narrow down my choices 🙂

  • Fallon August 28, 2012, 12:35 am

    Omg I love those necklaces!!! I had to purchase Glass Half Full. Can’t wait to get it!

  • Andrea August 28, 2012, 1:47 am

    That miscarriage tribute necklace definitely made me bawl. So, so, so thoughtful, and in my opinion, a beautiful way to remember a lost unborn child.

  • Jumanah August 28, 2012, 3:17 am

    Just ordered one! LOVE it!

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