I hope your weekend is off to a good start.  I enjoyed a nice 20 minute run outside.  I took this picture yesterday before the rain moved in.  It’s much more dreary and rainy today.  Ugh.

Tree lined street with blue skies and a few clouds

I stopped to smell the roses the Bird of Paradise

Close up of flouring shrub

I came inside and made a Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cake

Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cake

I shared half with Skylar

Hand holding portion of Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cake

Young girl in dining room dancing with hair down

And we had a few Mounds Balls, too

Hand holding one Mounds Ball

And then Skylar danced around and got the giggles.   Must be the Mounds Balls.  Or anything, really. She just gets the giggles, randomly.

Young girl in dinging room laughing

Last night for dinner I heated up some Vegan Sloppy “Lentil & Bean” Joes for dinner and paired it with a salad.

Vegan Sloppy Joes on plate with salad

Ingredients needed to make Cheezy Hemp Salad Dressing
I dressed the salad with Cheezy Hemp Salad Dressing

If you don’t have Hemp Oil, you can use EVOO or even coconut oil.  The nooch is where it’s at for me, anyway.

From my last post on my Wish List – Part 2, thanks for sharing what your wish list items are.  Lots of you agreed with the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and personal masseuse.  We can dream and wish.

And thanks for letting me know about some Reader’s Requests topics you’d like to see more of.

Dessert:  Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

As I said yesterday when I posted my no-bake pumpkin pie dessert suggestion, it may not necessarily be pumpkin or gingerbread season, but I’ve never known blog readers to pass up a pumpkin or gingerbread.  Especially in the form of Starbucks seasonal lattes. No lattes here, just balls.

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls


1. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?

Watching Skylar laugh and laugh was highly entertaining and the best thing so far.

2. Did you ever just get the giggles as a kid?  Or do you get them now?

Young girl covering her mouth laughing

I remember spontaneously just laughing and laughing as a child and not being able to stop!  What sweet memories to just be that happy for no special reason.

I think I outgrew the spontaneous giggles by junior high or so.  I even remember getting in trouble from teachers while having my own little gigglefest going.

3. Do you think laughter is contagious?

I do!  I think we’ve all been in situations where one person starts laughing and then just watching them laugh is so funny.  And another person starts laughing at the person laughing.  And it multiplies and spreads.  And pretty soon the whole room is busting out with laughter, for no special reason.  And no one even knows why they’re laughing!  Seeing friends laugh and laugh just makes me laugh even more.

Spontaneous, contagious laughter for sure.

Have a great weekend everyone!


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.