We’re Here!

Well in an effort to not be a chatty Cathy on this post because yeah, I’ve been bustin’ a hump unpacking, I will just try to give you the highlights.  For all of you who missed my last post, I moved.  Across state lines and became a homeowner.  Hell freaking yes!!! to quote my dear friend Miss VG.

Anyway, holed up in a Scottsdale condo waiting for our house to be ready, some of the things we munched were salads with greens, cukes, carrots, & tomatoes

And then B.S. with tomatoes, carrots, greens, cukes, dressed with OJ, agave, and cracked black.

And then without my BFF Sunny W, I think I woulda crashed and burned.

Ever spent a few days in a hotel room or a smallish confined space after driving 6 hours with a 2 year old?  Oh it was a trip.  That’s fa sure.  At least she was laughing and not crying.  Can you say punchy?  But she looks good munching her organic apples nonetheless.


And of course brekky cookies helped calm my irritated soul.  1 scoop vanilla Sunny W, 1/3 c oats, 2 packets of Splenda (yep, that’s all I could pilfer from the lobby coffee station), drizzle of agave, 1 small mashed nanna.  Going into the fridge it looked like this

And coming out with watermelon piled on it.  Food combiners, you should be happy I ate the watermelon first.   I just didn’t wait 2 hours to polish off the cookie.  Oh well, my GI tract forgave me this time.  Oh and yes, I put it all in the freezer for an hour or so…love me some icey wawwa melon.

Onto the move.  Well, the move-in went.  I wouldn’t say it went well.  I have moved 8 times in 10 years.  All with moving crews.  I have to say the crew that moved us in yesterday really had anger management issues.  Boy were those fellas crabby.  To put it mildly.  That, or plotting terrorist operations in their spare time.  Either way, I don’t plan to move again.  For decades.  There I wrote it.  We are staying put! 

Here’s the kitch, excuse the clutter but we just moved in.  And like an anal freak, I stayed up til 3am unpacking my kitchen.  My Type A self would have nothing other.

Funny that this is a pretty pimp range.  Guess I forgot to tell the builder I’m pretty much raw and could he give me a credit on an Excalibur 9 tray instead?  Or maybe throw in a GreenStar for good measure?

Yoga yoga, dear lord I have needed to practice breath control and calming techniques the past few months.  Here was one of my last practices in San Diego.  Eka pada sirsasana.


Tip of the Day:  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ll plug my Zevia Contest again.  And I will offer you up the tip of bringing familiar foods on road trips.  Common sense, but I totally feel like shitskey if I am not only physically out of my element, but if my food choices are outta the norm, that would just push me over my daily limit.  

What’s everyone doing this Labor Day?  Tell me about all the awesome parties you’re going to and hopefully none of you have to bring awesome food to potlucks only to get there and find that the other people brought Ruffles, Diet Coke, and meat on buns.


  1. OKay this is entry #2! You have been officially blog rolled. You were destined to be blog rolled though, chia contest or not!

    I just read your comment on my half marathon post – it only took me 30 years to figure this out too! I think it's possible we were separated at birth?

  2. Umm for whatever reason entry #1 didn't show up. So here is #1 for moi, after #2. That's how I like to do it, mixing it up just to keep you on your toes. ;)

  3. I have heard so many good things about Chia seeds and always see them in your blog and other blogs but haven't tried them yet. I would like to try them in my oats, and of course in the chia pudding!

  4. i would love to try chia seeds!! i keep hearing SO many great things about them. such awesome benefits!!

    you are added to my blog roll!

    OH, and on your most recent post, WHAT AN AWESOME VEGAN BROWNIE RECIPE
    i adore my brownies.. oh yum.
    ooh. chia seeds in that recipe? yes please! ;)

  5. I have been wanting to try chia seeds for a long time and a 3 pound bag would be nice!! This is my entry #1.

  6. I am a new follower of you now. This is entry #2.

  7. loooove your blog and loooove chia seeds!

  8. i need me some chia seeds!!!

  9. This giveaway is amazing!!! Pick meeee! :)

  10. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Sorry, I had a typo in the link. This one should work:

    How do you like Phoenix? I lived in Flagstaff for a short while so have been to Phoenix a couple of times. Loved it, but it got sooo hot in the summer time!

  11. Hi there! Would love to try some chia seeds! I feel like I'm constantly taking flax seeds and oil to try and boost up my Omega 3 intake. Chia seeds sound like a great alternative! I've also added you to my blogroll and I'm a follower now! :) (#1, 2, and 5!)

  12. chia seeds! great giveaway :)

    I'd love to try them!

  13. I'd love to win because I have been wanting to try them and they are very expensive!!!

  14. This is my 2nd entry…you are already on my blog roll!!!

  15. This is my 3rd entry–I just linked back to you in my post!!!


    Thanks! :)

  16. I added you to my blog roll. Just found your blog and I'm loving it so far. This is my Entry #1

  17. Entry #2: I mentioned your giveaway on my blog check out the link: http://stefe1202.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/field-hockey-and-bbq/

  18. Sooo good!! I love chia pudding :-)

  19. Duh, can't pass up a chance at free chia! I am clicking on Follow right away.

  20. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) Reply

    Hey! Thanks for telling me about this on my blog! I've never ever ever had chia seeds! I would love to try them as they are everywhere, everywhere!

    Entry #1

  21. Jess (Fit Chick the City) Reply

    Well, you were already in my google reader and you are now the first person I'm following publicly. Didn't even know about that option.

    Entry #2 p;)

  22. peaceandpeanutbutter Reply

    I just found your blog and LOVE it! I'm a yoga lover and a veggie fanatic :-)

    this is my entry #1:

    I have seen Chia seeds all around the blog world, and am dying to try Chia pudding and oatmeal, and add them to my smoothies!

  23. peaceandpeanutbutter Reply

    This is my Entry #2:

    I have added you to my blogroll!!

  24. peaceandpeanutbutter Reply

    This is my Entry #3:

    I have linked back to this giveaway on my blog, Peaceandpeanutbutter.wordpress.com

  25. New to your blog AND LOVES it!! I want to win Chia Seeds. Please.Please.Please.

  26. I would love win chia seeds! I have been dying to try them!!

  27. This is my Entry #1 because I just left this comment. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I have been wanting to try these. They are so hard to find! This is entry #1.

  29. This is entry #2 since I'm now following your blog. :)

  30. This is entry #3. I posted the giveaway on Twitter. @audravann

  31. Oh no, I missed this one! Hope it's still going on… I've only cooked with chia seeds a couple times, but I made pudding both times and they were fab! Seriously one of the best desserts ever.

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