Adventures in Long Fridays

Ahhhh. Coffee.



Good morning! Have a good Friday night? I sure hope so! I had a wild night in watching 24 with the husband 😉 But I can justify my granniness this time! I had a LONG day yesterday, and have quite and early and busy one today.

Yesterday morning started out well and good with a 20 minute ellip sesh and 20 minute power yoga sesh with Mr. Farmar. Honestly, I just wanted to get a little more sleep, so I planned a nice and easy workout I could do at the crib.

Before leaving for work, I had an all right bowl of stovetop oatmeal:




Wish I could say it was delish, but for some reason, it was just a’ight. A little too watery. I know I’m in the minority, but I almost like microwaved oats better!

Worked the morning away until around lunch time, when I slipped out and dropped off some paperwork, and nommed on this delicious wrap:



Spinach, zucchini, orange bell pepper, hummus in a Flat Out. YUMtopia, folks.

Other yummy eats of the day included an Alternative Baking Company Coconut Macaroon cookie:



So yummy. I ate half with lunch, and then the other half before I left work for a training appt.

And had an unpictured apple and orange.

After the work day ended, I headed straight to job numero dos to meet a potential client for a consultation. She ended up signing! woo hoo!! :D 

Even though it was 6:00 by now, I had to get some necessary groceries, so I stopped by the health food store since I was already oot and aboot.

Da goods:



Haulage right there, m’friends.

Some newbies:


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Organic granola and pinot noir



Organic Tempeh! I’ve never tried it before. And being a vegetarian, I’m willing to try all protein sources! Well…almost all 😉



Organic deodorant…
I wish I had the budget to get all things organic and natural, but I don’t, so I’m trying to just narrow it down to a few select products. I chose deodorant to be on this list for the simple reason that deodorant on my body all day. I don’t care so much that my face or body wash is organic/natural because I wash it off right away, but products such as deodorant, lip balm, lotion etc. that stay on the body all day have time to seep into the skin. I have no idea how valid this thought is, but it makes sense to me. Thinking about doing a post on its own about it soon 🙂 But I digress…

After putting away the groceries, I made my dinner!


I had Shane bake an acorn squash while I was out, and when I got home, I cooked up some black beans in a tamari+rice vinegar+maple syrup sauce and poured it in the acorn squash "bowl." Such a good combination. I have it often, I know, but I lurve it!

And of course I busted into my new bottle of wine:


Such a good pinot noir!

I’d also been surprised with a package addressed to me that I couldn’t wait to tear into.



I completely forgot that PureVia had offered to send me some of their natural sweetner! I really just add stevia to my oatmeal anymore, so I’ll have a review of that to come, plus I’ll get the hubski’s take on it in his coffee (he’s a sweet and low guy…blech!)

Finally, around 8:00, it was relaxation time, and shortly after, fall asleep on the couch time 😉

Got a busy one today, too! About to be off to the gym for a training appointment, then meeting a friend for our long run (7 miles,) and then getting my hurr did! Not sure what I’ll do…maybe lighten it up? Probably nothing too drastic, but who knows, the long run might make me volatile!

Do you use any organic/all natural beauty/heath products? Are there some products that are more important to you to be organic than others? What are your favorite brands?


Have a lovely Saturday, all!


16 Responses

  1. I don’t know what brand they are, but I’m addicted to Fresh Market’s organic lines of Body Scrubs, Lotion and Eye Cream. They are pricy, but so amazing.


  2. I love a good pinot noir…the best wine in my opinion!

  3. Little by little, I’ve been switching to quite a few organic food items such as milk, eggs and chicken. After watching a tv special about antibiotics given to caged animals, I’m buying the OTHER kind. Plus, we don’t eat nearly as much meat as we used to.
    Pinot noir is great, and I found some shiraz that is not too sweet that I loved. It was from Sam’s, but they don’t have it all the time:-(

  4. I have not ventured into the organic/natural beauty products world. I know I should but for some reason I just don’t want to go there yet. I guess baby steps right!

  5. I am such a huge raw tempeh fan! Can’t wait to see how you like it.

    I use Kiss my Face products and really like them. I’m also a Burt’s Bees lip balm girl. 🙂


  6. I love your theory on what products should be organic/natural. I have been making the switch in several areas, and you’re right, it is SO much more expensive. Great idea!

  7. Ok so keep us posted on the deoderant. Girl. I have gone thru thousands of dollars worth of experimentation on household cleaners, baby care, natural diapers, health and beauty products, etc that are all organic/holistic. Some things yes, are keepers. Other things i have gone back to mainstream products. It’s been a good 7 yrs or so in the making of trying to green my life 🙂

  8. score on the tempeh sale! i recommend steaming the tempeh first before you fry/cook it. sometimes that helps people “ease into” the texture more.

  9. I’ve been leaning more and more towards organic skincare lately… it makes sense! Especially when you think about skin being the largest organ of our bodies– I’ve heard that the birth control patch can be more effective than the pill, because the skin absorbs the hormones faster than the pill can work! Yikes!

    I’ve recently started using pure coconut oil as a moisturizer, and I’m on the lookout for a better deodorant, too. Let me know what you think of your new one!

  10. I love Purevia…I use it all the time in my baking!! And good call on the deo….especially with something so close to our woman parts!

  11. love that face on you , girl!! 🙂 so glad to hear about your new client!! sounds like things are falling into place nicely for you. and a happy P = a happy K :):) MULU get ahold when you get a free min so we can meet for grubbage and catching up!!

  12. Let me know how the deodorant works! I’ve always been wary of the traditional stuff because it’s contains aluminum…that can’t be healthy for us!

    How exciting about your new clients! You are motivating me to crack open my ACE textbook and get moving on taking the exam

  13. I like Crystal deoderant! But interesting to hear how you like that. I like your theory!

    Yay for having a client!

  14. I’ve been looking for an organic deoderant. Does the kind you mention in this post work well?

  15. […] I typically use packets of half stevia/half cane sugar to sweeten my oats nowadays, but last week, Purevia sent me some of their sweetener to try out! Purevia uses the sweetest part of the stevia plant to extract from […]

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