How are you doing today?  Well we made it, we’re here, we’re all in one piece, and spent our first full day on vacay catching up on some sleep and laying low since we missed out on one whole night’s sleep due to the cruel trick that is a red eye flight!  Does anyone actually like them?  With the frigid temp they seem to keep the aircraft cabin to the drink cart knocking into you, to those obnoxious loud talker types at 3am, not to mention an needy toddler on the verge of a sleep-deprived meltdownthere’s really no way to get sleepSo when you do have to red eye, what do you do?  Load up on Starbucks?  I know that Venti Gingerbread Soy Latte went down sooo easily!  Yummy Necessity, and I did skip the whip and it still rocked!

Holiday Beverages
I am really glad you enjoyed Veggie Girls’ Guest Post on my blog!  There’s lots more where that came from!  Thanks to all my blogging friends who so graciously offered up guest postsyou know how much I appreciate it and love you ladies!!! 

As is my Weekly Tradition of doing recaps and highlights, here goes this week’s Highlight Reel.  In case you missed Last Week’s Recap Post with all the recipes neatly tucked in one handy place, check out this post.

Onto this week…
Sunday I unveiled my Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies & Cookie Dough Balls recipe

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Underside of Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

Monday I reviewed some bars

Hand holding slice of bar

And bought some Clothes

Shirt saying do you practice?

 

Multi Color Wide Leg Pants

And ate a Kale Salad with “Cesar” Inspired Vegan Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with "Cesar" Inspired Vegan Tahini Dressing
 
Close up of Kale Salad with "Cesar" Inspired Vegan Tahini Dressing


 And Made Guiltless and Fast Vegan Vanilla Hot Cocoa

Vegan Vanilla Hot Cocoa

Tuesday I Announced Give Away Winners
Kay’s Naturals

  and Amazing Grass

Tuesday I got my Hair Done

Woman showing off new hair in mirror

Did Some Product Reviewing

 
Protein bar out of package

 

Bar split in half stacked on itself

And Ate Veggies with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Veggies with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing
Close up of Veggies with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Wednesday I made Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

 

Close up of Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

Thursday I did Product Reviews

 
Cinnamon Flavored and Almond Filled Cookie Bites

110 Calories Per Serving.  That’s what a serving looks like.

Hand holding a pouch of Cookie Bites
Various Xocai Products on countertop
 Xocai X2 Drink
Kids SuperFood Wild Berry Flavor container

Nibbled on Some Kale & Veggies with Vegan Slaw Dressing

Close up of Kale & Veggies with Vegan Slaw Dressing
 Kale & Veggies with Vegan Slaw Dressing

And made a Green Salad with my Holiday Spice Orange Vinaigrette

Green Salad with my Holiday Spice Orange Vinaigrette
Close up of Green Salad with my Holiday Spice Orange Vinaigrette

Made Raw Vegan Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Raw Vegan Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Combined it with Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Raw Vegan Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding topped with Chocolate Snowballs

And Ate a Balls Trifecta

Three Cookie Dough Balls on plate

On the left: there’s a Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Ball
Center:  a Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Fudge Ball
On the right: a Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball

Close up of cookie dough balls on plate

And a Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough ball.

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls
 

And Announced my Trip and some New Year’s Intentions

And I was Nominated for 3 Awards in the  Best of Raw Awards!

I asked for your vote and support in these 3 categories:
1. Sexiext Raw Vegan Woman of 2009Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga
2. Favorite Raw Blog of 2009: Love Veggies and Yoga
3. Favorite Raw Vegan Website: Love Veggies and Yoga

Friday Veggie Girl’s Guest Post: Back to My Roots went up

Woman in black shirt with arms crossed

Sweet Potato in bowl
Friday I also found out I my High Raw All Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls were Featured on the Crazy Sexy Life Weekly Tune-Up Newsletter

CSL's Weekly Tune-Up Newsletter
Are You Signed Up Yet for the Crazy Sexy Life Newsletters and Tune-Ups?

 

Yoga Today is Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose).  If you need to take a modification of this because you cannot get your right arm all the way to the floor when you cross it over to the outside of your left leg (or vice versa on the other side), then just do a revolved prayer as deeply as you can, knowing dropping the hand to the floor is the full extent of the asana (pose).

Woman doing Parivrtta Parsvakonasana yoga pose
 
Woman doing Parivrtta Parsvakonasana yoga pose

Tip of the Day:  The CSL Newsletter, Chock Full of Great Info!

What’s your take on Christmas or Holiday music?  Part of me hates it, but part of me kinda loves it.  Sometimes both!  Skylar loves it but it can get a little annoying and overplayed.  One of those gotta be in the mood for it things, I guess.  And then the songs get stuck in your head!  Oh well, it’s kinda fun, I guess.  Or, what do you think of Christmas music?

Next question….when you’re on vacation are you the type who can never sit still and feel like you have to take in all 6787689 tourist activities and sightseeing excursions OR do you just say, whatever happens, happens?  And maybe I’ll get to that “amazing thing I have to see” but maybe not.  I’m definitely of the Whatever Happens, Happens mentality.  No point in stressing out over directions, waiting in line, fighting crowds for a view, or pushing my luck with Skylar’s attention span.   Do you do the tourist things or do you skip things if takes too much effort?


Stay Tuned For Guest Posts and An Awesome Cookie Give Away…

 

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