Wow, why do Saturday’s fly by but Tuesdays linger?  I’ve had a really busy day!  It started off with some yoga.  As I have mentioned I am pursing the highest level of yoga certification and on Saturday mornings I hit up the Teacher Training aspect of my practice and study with my two teachers and the other yogis and yoginis in the teacher training program.  I also found out that my graduation date is in 3 weeks!  Meaning, I will have my 500 Hours and can register with Yoga Alliance at the highest level!  If anyone missed my mega Yoga FAQ Post this week and you’re curious what this means or what you should be looking for in a teacher, I covered it there.

Then I ventured to Starbucks for my post-yoga java treat.  With or without yoga, I’d still be guzzling the ‘joe on any Saturday morning!  Caffeine in hand, I went and got my eyebrows waxed because a new waxing salon opened right next to Starbucks, how convenient, and it was super cheap and I thought what the heckAnd now I am smooth and lovin’ it! I admit that after having a child, spending money, or time, on things like eyebrow waxing kind of falls by the wayside but this was a reminder that hello, I am woman, hear my eyebrows me roar and to enjoy these little indulgences every now and then!

I have so many people tell me they enjoy my Highlights of the Week Posts, and in case you missed last week’s Highlights & Recap Post, here it is!  Check it out because these posts are always loaded up with the good stuff of the week!

Here’s This Week’s Highlight Reel:
Sunday I made Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes in bowl with syrup, butter and blueberries
Close up of Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

With Real Maple Syrup and Fresh Blueberries.  And I talked about being Gluten-Free even if you don’t “have to be” because wheat & gluten are inflammatory & hard to digest.

Overhead of Vegan Gluten Free PancakesClose up of side of Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Scott Gobbled Banana Brulee Oats

Overhead of Banana Brulee Oats
 Garnished with half a banana and raisins
Close up of Banana Brulee Oats

And I Gobbled Salads

Mixed green salad with Creamy Tahini Cesar-Inspired Dressing
And then this raw salad
 
Raw salad with Vegan Slaw Dressing
With homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing
Close up of Raw Salad with Vegan Slaw Dressing

Skylar is having a Birthday and you told me your favorite childhood birthday memories

Birthday party supplies on countertop
Up close of young girls face smiling

Monday there was my massive Yoga FAQ Post!

Woman doing yoga pose

Everything you’d ever want to know about getting into yoga, what styles to look for, what DVDs I’d recommend, how to score free podcasts on itunes, yoga attire, types of yoga classes/levels, the whole yoga magilla.   
Plus Tons of Yoga Pose Pics

Woman doing yoga pose
 Woman doing yoga pose
Woman doing yoga pose
I worked pretty hard assembling that beast, so I hope you check it out

Wednesday I went to a 2.5 Hour Yoga Master Class 

Yoga Master Class
Woman sitting and smiling at Yoga Master Class

with Living Legend Dharma Mittra

 Woman standing next to Dharma Mittra

And Shared some of his Wisdom & Insights:  For example-Find bliss and happiness from inside and within, especially when you are young, because nothing external will ever fulfill you and this only intensifies as we age

Dharma Mittra addressing crowd

And we talked about Patience and whether You’re a Patient Person, or Not!

And I made a Fresh Batch of high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls overhead
I love the big hunks of (vegan) chocolate chips. 
Close up of three Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
I have never met cookie dough I don’t love!
Close up of two Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

And made a Fresh Batch of Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing 

Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing with ingredients in background
Close up of jar of Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing 


Which I used for my Greenery

Salad with vegetables dressed with Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing 
Close up of Salad with vegetables dressed with Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing 


And Wednesday I needed to start planning Skylar’s Birthday Party

 Young girl leaning toward countertop smiling

 

Large number 3 candle

I went Grocery Shopping and showed you my Finds

Wheat and Gluten Free chips
Hand holding multigrain chips
Hand holding one cherry

 

Sliced strawberries
Mixed greens, peas and yellow pepper

And I confessed to Loving Gum!

Various flavors of Extra Fruit Sensations gum

And I made Two Vegan Sweet Treats:

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in white bowl

Right along with the No-Bake Vegan PB Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Close up of end of No-Bake Vegan PB Chocolate Chip Protein Bar

No-Bake, Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

 
Overhead of one Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar
Side view of one Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar
Close up of Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar

I also talked about Graitude and You told me Some Things You’re Grateful For 

 

 

Two woman and child sitting at table smiling

Madeline and I gabbed about life.  And Skylar snacked and kept us entertained.

Child sitting at table eating snacks
Young child leaning over table smiling

I got some cool finds in the mail like clothes

Homemade bags on countertop and t-shirt

And a Cute Handpainted Bag

Close up of hand painted heart on bag

And a Kitchen Scale

 Red kitchen scale next to box
Overhead of Red kitchen scale

And I Gave you My Recipe for a Raw Vegan Blueberry Almond Smoothie


And I Nibbled another Bowl of Rabbit Food

Mixed greens with vegetables in bowl

Dressed with homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Vegan Slaw Dressing in jar with ingredients behind it
Overhead of jar of Vegan Slaw Dressing
Salad topped with Vegan Slaw Dressing

And Snacked on Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

 Close up of two Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

While playing Nursemaid to Sick Skylar 

Young girl playing with barbie at table

In between her snacking, Skylar’s nose ran all over the place.

Young girl leaning over table smiling
I know, she doesn’t look that sick.  But the poor pumpkin has a doosie of a cold!

Saturday I got the mail and found this package waiting for me:

Zevia insulated lunch bag

I won Jessie’s Zevia Give Away and scored this little insulated lunchbag and a 6 pack of Zevia.  Thanks Jessie & Zevia!

Zevia drinks inside insulated lunch bagVarious flavors of Zevia drinks

 I also won another Give Away: Priyanka’s One Year Blogiversary Giveaway for Glo Bars!

Box full of Glo Bars

Angela of Glo Bakery’s Info

Glo Bakery business card
Back of business card listing some products they sell

And the Loot:

Glo Bars in Chocolate Poppy-ming and Coconut Carob Brownie Bomb
Peanut Butter and Jelly with Cacao Nibs Glo Bar

Here’s the High Protein Post Workout Bar

High Protein Post-Workout Glo Bar

And Stats: 282 Cals, 12g fat, 11.2 g protein

Nutritional information on bars
More nutritional information

And this is the Energizing Maca PreWorkout Bar.  Which is a little smaller than the other bars.

Energizing Maca PreWorkout Bar

With smaller stats.

Nutrition facts on back of bar

Thank you soooo much, Priyanka, for hooking me up with this great stash!!!!   Your generosity is amazing!

Yoga Today is Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). 
Your Drishti, or Gazing Point, should be upward at your hand if your balance is stable.  If not, then pick a spot on the ground and work toward lifting your gaze, eventually. 

Woman doing Ardha Chandrasana yoga pose

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Questions:
What are your little indulgences?  A $4 skinny sugarfree vanilla soy latte perhaps?  A bargain eyebrow wax A natural/power/protein/snack bar that you adore and can’t live without even if it’s a little pricey?  Your Cable TV subscription?  Your Netflix habit?  Your itunes downloads?  Carryout?  What do you like to indulge in that’s an extra-special little treat for yourself?

Hair Removal…do you do it? Waxing, Shaving, Laser, None of the Above and you prefer to braid your armpit hair, hippy yogi style?  Kidding!  Seriously, the price of those Venus Embrace razor blades is insane but they are my current fave.  I had laser hair removal done before Skylar was born.  It didn’t really work for me and I had like 8 treatments spaced out over a year.  I’ve since found out that blonde hair against medium-toned skin is hard for the laser to pick up.  Basically, if you’re like Snow White; super fair with black hair, you’ll have the best results.  I had the worst: blonde hair, tannish skin.  Glad I know that now.   I get sick of shaving but I hate stumble more.  And no, I will never be a braid-my-leg-hair-yoga-teacher!  Waxing, not really practical to keep it up.  And Nair and the like…that stuff scares me!  Hair Removal Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions Welcome!  What do you do?

Stay Tuned For An Amazing Vegan No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free 10 Minute Dessert Recipe…

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