Coconut Oil Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Commenting Glitches & the Full Moon, Brutal Honesty


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Hi Bloggies, how are you?  Things for me are….well, let’s just say it’s a Full Moon.  During a Full Moon, the world is filled with excess prana, or life force energy.  And technological or mechanical glitches are notorious during Full Moons.   Computer problems, car problems, appliances breaking.  The ice and water maker on my 6 month old refrigerator started acting up today.

But the bigger problem is that today the Commenting System I use, Intense Debate, decided to Stop Working!  Friend and fellow blogger, Charlotte, also uses it and the people at Intense Debate told her they upgraded their systems and there was a bug.  Yes, clearly.  But that they were working to resolve it.  So in the meantime, I am aware that I will probably not get a single comment on this post because no one can get through.  Which kinda sucks.  Anyhoo….

I’ve posted about the Full Moon and How it Effects Us

 picture of a magic moon

Everything from insomnia, sleep disturbances, heated interpersonal exchanges, to computers and tech-related things going all glitchy and malfunctioning.  Click Here to Read Up On It! 

I also posted a Full Moon List of Things to Do or Try, In This Post Here

I’m glad you enjoyed the Mango Desserts yesterday:

Mango & Pineapple Chocomize

Mango & Pineapple Chocomize

 And Mango BananaVanilla Softserve

Mango BananaVanilla Softserve
And thanks for the feedback about Your Fave Seasonal Items
pumpkin butter

And if you have a Good Memory or Not.  It sounds like some of you have a great memory and are proud of it, but that many of you are like, huh, what, I can’t remember, what did you say?   haha!

But it’s nice that you remember your parents taking you to the pool

Skylar at the pool

Thanks everyone who left comments on yesterday’s post before things got glitchy!!!!

And there were a few people who told me my Getting Signed to a Modeling Agency Post didn’t show up in their Google Readers, so here’s That Post if you missed that one.

Boy, the Full Moon and Tech Stuff going haywire really hit hard in Averie-land, huh!

In other activities today, I went to the Bank, Kinko’s, filled out paperwork for the Modeling Agency, and Took Care of This Sweetheart and we got a little trike riding in:

Skylar on a tricycle

Green Food: Brussels, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, Mixed Greens

Brussels, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, Mixed Greens 
Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette
Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette
There’s something about the flavor of the maple and dijon with the raw veggies that works wonderfully well for me.

Dessert:  Remember all those Strawberries I scored yesterday?

2 pints for 88 cents each!!


I got 4 pints of strawberries for $1.76 

I put them to Great Use:  Coconut Oil Chocolate Sauce Covered Strawberries!

Quick Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Quick Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate Sauce
 Feel free to play around with the Ratios in the RecipeYou really can’t go wrong with cocoa powder, agave, vanilla, and coconut oil!

Stir Up The Chocolate Sauce & Drizzle or Dip!


Here’s Some Chocolate Math sent to me by Earth Mother
Chocolate math

Thanks, Earth Mother, and it’s so cool that this works!  Try it everyone!

Yoga Today is One Legged-Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Averie doing yoga
This Yoga Picture was taken in Aruba over the Christmas Holidays towards the end of a nice, warm, early morning, solo yoga session, with the sunlight streaming in.  Warmth, light, love, all coming in.  So nice!

Here are more Aruba Pics

Aruba Pics
Aruba Pics

For Newer Readers who Missed My Trip, Enjoy Pictures Here or Here or HereAnd for Older Readers who just want to torture yourself with gorgeous beach scenes, have at it!  haha!  It was an awesome trip and I am sooooo grateful to have spent the holidays with Scott and Skylar there. 
Gym & Weights Workout Today was my Upper Body Workout with Supersets (that borders on a Full Body Workout) from Here

Thanks to everyone who told me yesterday that you want Brutal Honesty, Don’t Sugar Coat the Truth, about How to Get Good Abs.  I am going to post about it, and actually have the post written, but don’t want to hit Publish until I know you all can write in and comment!  Because I’m sure you’ll want to chime in!

If anyone is actually able to comment on this post….

1. Have you noticed any effects of the Full Moon?  Heated interpersonal stuff, emotional outbursts, crying for no apparent reason, mechanical and tech stuff going haywire at all?

2. Are you a White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, or Not a Chocolate Person?
Dark chocolate all the way for me and if you’re Not a Chocolate Person, I may have to re-think our friendship.   haha!

3. Is there anything that you’ve been brutally honest with someone about even though you didn’t know if you should be or not? How did it play out?  Was the person resentful, hurt, happy, relieved?  How did you feel afterward?  
In general, I try not to give unsolicited advice but there have been times I have been brutally honest, but only after I was asked.  For instance, an acquaintance thought her boyfriend may be cheating on her and I knew he was, but because she was not a close friend and just a casual acquaintance, I didn’t run to her and tell her what I knew.  However, when she asked me, I told her the brutally honest and  messy, whole truth.  I definitely don’t like being put in the middle of things like that!  

It’s a lot easier to tell someone you’re not that fond of their shirt if they ask or that you’re not really a fan of her new haircut, but only if she asks!  And even, then, I will soften my opinions, drastically.  I think that although someone says, oh you can tell me, in fact, you really can’t!  I don’t want to cause someone grief or be in the “shoot the messenger” place.

How “honest” are you?  Have you ever had to tell someone a brutal truth?  How did it go over?  If someone says, tell me, be honest, Do You Like My Fill in the Blank, do you really tell them your unabashed opinion?

Stay Tuned For My Ab Tips & Advice on How to Get Great Abs… 

P.S.  For those of you who are trying to comment, keep trying, please!!!!  And I will keep on top of Intense Debate and hopefully they will be working out the bugs on their end soon!  Thanks for your patience and efforts!  And thanks for reading even if you can’t comment!




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