Santa Left me Something Extra

Good morning, lovlies! Are we all recuperated from this weekend? I am well on my way!

I am currently sipping on some Kona coffee (Fresh Market’s is best) and mentally preparing myself for a kick butt workout. I actually had grand plans of going to the gym upon waking, but my plans were deterred when I got up and saw this outside my window:


Yeah… I don’t think they’d cancel work over it, but I’m sure as heck not going to voluntarily trudge through that! This snow storm started yesterday morning! The weatherman must not have gotten the memo that we were all dreaming of a white Christmas, not day-after-Christmas. It is quite pretty, though, no? Needless to say, I’ll be working out here in our “home gym” this morning. 🙂

Thankfully, the roads weren’t too bad during the day yesterday, and I was able to hit up the gym for an hour long yoga session followed by a 20 minute incline walk on the treadmill. I’m now keeping track of my daily workouts in a table located in the fitness tab of the bloggy if you ever care for some workout inspiration!

Pre work out fuelage:


Oh, and PS…another blender took a poo. It’s last day on the counter was 12/24/09. It’s now been replaced by this 1990’s blender my parents’ haven’t used in years and were so kind enough to loan me until it calls it quits:



After the gym, I made the obligatory weekend stop at Naturally Yours, and was absolutely delighted to find yet another foodie unicorn!

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All essentials. I was excited to try out some Millet bread that the Fitnessista has been raving about over on her blog lately. Since my stomach was eating my back bone by this time, I decided it’d be a great time to test it out!

I toasted a piece of the Millet bread (omg…fabulous tasting) and one piece of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread, and spread on a little Original Earth Balace, and then sprinkled the PB2 on half of each piece – didn’t want the whole thing to go to waste incase it was major suckage.



The verdict? PB2 is just kinda “meh” when sprinkled on toast. I think it’d be better stirred into something…like oatmeal…mmm. Does anyone have any suggestions on how you like it best?

The rest of the afternoon, the husband and I ran errands around town…in a blizzard. Oh, this is a good time to point something out to you guys. Since it was snowing, I wanted to wear boots + skinny jeans:


Now if you look closely, you’ll see those aren’t skinny jeans at all, but instead Lululemon charcoal Under Wunder tights. You see, Santa left some extra weight in my stockings!! I put on my skinny jeans, and was able to button them, but then had to do the just-washed-and-dried-jeans-dance, and I hadn’t even washed them! So instead of feeling like suffocating all day, I slipped on these cop out skinny jeans, and felt much better.

And you know what? I don’t even mind the extra weight. I didn’t freak out at all. Moreover, Shane has told me multiple times how he likes me better with a few extra LB’s – he likes the curves, and I do too! Unfortunately, all of my jeans like me at my happy-weight – the weight I stay at with my normal diet and exercise. However, all would be good if I could just wear my lulu’s all day every day! haha …Man that really would be great, wouldn’t it? Just sayin’…

Anyway, we were on a mission to replace the rug in our living room. We went to several different places, when we finally got a replacement of the exact same one we had before at Target. Hey, it works!


Same rug, just with all of its rug fibers and no remnants of animal hair or spilled coffee 😀

With all this running around, it was time for some Lunner!…Dunch…Lupper…

Papa Murphy’s! I got my favorite – the Veggie Gourmet:


SO good. And I had three pieces like this! I thought I’d embrace my newfound curves 😉 hehe

Today, we are doing Shane’s side Christmas at our house. And I’m going to cook for everyone! Since I could make the dessert ahead of time, I did! I made Jessica’s Ooey Gooey Brownies:


Uh oh! Looks like a little bird took a piece! *ahem* Shane *ahem*           

Since our plans for the night was watching a movie in the theatre downstairs, I took full advantage of the popcorn machine I got for my wedding shower last year:


I made sweet n salty popcorn! This entails sea salt, nutritional yeast, and dark chocolate chips:IMG_4432

  Tasted delicious, and totally made the movie-watching experience ;-)   

 Today’s forecast:

  • elliptisize and upper body weights it up
  • Cooking for the FIL and company
  • Clean for said company
  • Catching up with said company!


This weekend has just been so fabulous, I wish it’d never end!!!


Is it snowing where you live?? I head it was even blizzarding in Texas!! Crazy, crazy weather.

Have a fab Sunday, all!


Giveaway Winner

There’s been a mixup, and thus a new winner of the Lara Bar Contest! Unfortunately PB Swirl couldn’t accept the prize (due to mailing issues and names/addresses being given out.) So without further ado….

The new winner of the Giveaway is Swirly Cinna Cakes! Swirly, please email me so I can get you your bars! 😀

Again, thanks everyone, for entering!

So, if you’ve been reading my tweets, you probably have seen me complaining about my blender dying 😦 It’s sad because I only had it for one year, and it was a Black and Decker one, and now it’s broken! I got it out of the dishwasher, and there was a huge crack down the middle!

I was going to try and have them replace, but I read on their website that you have to have proof of purchase, and it has to be within 90 days of use. Well, first of all, it was a wedding gift, and secondly, it’s almost been a year.

I’ve been Green Monster-less for about five days 😦 But not anymore! Yesterday I went out and bought this Cuisinart Blender from Bergners:

600 watts baby! I’m going to make a smoothie this morning, and I’ll let you know how it turns out.

But for now, I have to go. Niko’s got an upset tummy, and she’s puking up something. This is now the second week in a row where I’ve had to miss work due to pets. Ay ay ay.

What have you done for your pets recently that has made you say “ay ay ay!?”