I Covet Thee


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I was just reading my new friend Justine’s latest blog post about the great banana soft serve she made with a peach and strawberry sauce. For those of you who are either new to the food blog world or have been living under a rock for the past month, this discovery of how to whip frozen nanners into yummy soft-serve has rocked the blogosphere. Thanks to Gena!

Anyway, Justine’s post made me smile, I mean salivate and covet, her soft serve yumminess. And it makes last night’s dinner of mine look not quite as thrilling, but it was tasty. I never tire of a plate of green goodies.

Last night’s raw veggie mix. Can you guess what the new ingredient was?
*Orange Peppers
*And the new ingredient was Raw Sunflower Seeds.

Kristin was just mentioning about the wonderful benefits of sunflower seeds in her latest post about halfway down. Great for fertility and all things woman-related. Whodda thunk it? Those little seeds.
Raw vegetable mix with sunflower seeds
For a snack yesterday I had one of the organic white peaches I scored from TJ’s a couple days back. Boy, are those some awesome peaches. Skylar can’t get enough in her little mouth, either. When fruit is in season, it rocks. When it’s outta season, it usually tastes like cardboard that you overpay for.
Organic White Peach on countertop
Did some yoga. This pose is prasaritta padonttanasana C
Woman doing prasaritta padonttanasana C yoga poseAnd prasaritta padonttanasana D
Woman doing prasaritta padonttanasana D yoga poseSome of the benefits of prasarita padottanasana, in addition to stretching the hammies and groin, are that you are inverting without necessarily having to get into sirasana (headstand), or handstand, or another inversion.

Inversions are great because they are calming, they cleanse your energy, they alleviate anxiety and mild depression, and they just generally leave you feeling like ahhh…life is now a little better. That’s my Tip of the Day: Invert. Who wouldn’t want to feel a little lighter, happier, and more relaxed? Best of all, it’s free and easy!

What do you do when you want to relax? Share your secrets!

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  1. As a child who has a good relationship with her parentals, I can assure that you'll be having lots of relaxation down time with your baby girl once she's older, in Aruba.. how cool is that?!

    Spending time with the fam on vaca is one of my favorite things, and from the looks of it, your daughter is mighty blessed to have a mama like yourself. :)

  2. I love reading about all of this stuff:) Nice abs! Maybe one day I'll get there too.
    Good choices on the blogs, they're all great!

  3. Hi Averie, what a great blog, I can't wait to read more!

    And I must say that your abs do look amazing!

  4. Oh my goodness! I am super excited.

    1) because of what you have shared with us!

    2) because this is my first award and I am sooo honored. Thank you sooo much.
    I will pay you back with the same with my next blog post. Of course!
    I am really please I found your bloggy too. I love it and you have chosen some rad other blogs (my fave's as well) to award also.

  5. Heather, that is too weird…I was replying to previous comments and at the exact stroke of 6:26:00 PM, I sent my comment off and yours came in also at that time.

    Anyway, thanks for the abs compliment. Yeah, not bad for poppin out a child. Ironically, they look better now than they did pre-child. I think it's b/c I gave up my lovely diet of liquor and triscuits LOL.

    Aruba used to be the ultimate relaxation place. It's diff now though with a toddler. Those lazy afternoons are replaced with frenetic sand castle building and chasing to make sure no drownings occur! We'll get the chill times back in a few years though :)

  6. Hi Cindy & VG, thanks for stopping by and congratulating me! It felt nice to be recognized. Now, VG, balls in your corner…have fun with it! Congrats back at ya!

  7. Thanks so much Averie. Justine wasn't lying – nice abs my friend. Love learning these fun facts about you. Your daughter is precious, and your eats sure have come along way.

    Agave and OJ – I gotta remember that combo. :)

    Thanks again – I'm honored.
    PS – I'm all for Aruba. Do it!!!!

  8. Hi Averie,
    I just ran across your blog! Just wanted to say HI and congrats on your award! How way cool is that???

    Happy Thursday