Well, it’s Tuesday, and at least Monday is behind us!  I had a really busy day Monday, and today has been no different!  I’ve had the pest control guy here.  I despise bugs and err on the side of prevention, rather than a bug or ant infestation, and spray the crap outta my property.  Which is pretty much the antithesis of Being Green like I mentioned yesterday.  Speaking of which, I’m glad you liked my Green Practices List, and I loved your revelations about what you do that’s Eco-Friendly and what you’d like to do more of!

And I’m glad you enjoyed my Ten Things that Make me Happy List and Award
Happy 101 Photo with cupcakes and a Thank YouEverything from Traveling and Spending Time at the Beach 

 
Young girl in bathing suit playing in sandWhite sandy beach with people and boats in water

To Watching Mindless TV Shows.  Did you watch the premier of The Bachelor?  I didn’t, but would have liked to!  I heard there’s drama Surprise, surprise.  Lots of you wrote in with your guilty pleasure TV Shows so I thought I mention a few more of mine.  Serioulsy though, I watch about 15 minutes of TV per week.  Not enough! 

But when I do watch TV, I love the Food Network (Barefoot Contessa and Anthony Bourdin are my faves!), Bravo’s Real Housewives and Millionaire Matchmaker but that’s not on right now.  When Jackie Warner’s show, Workout, was on, I loved that.  And even though I’m an old soccer mom, I still enjoy the Hills and the CityWhitney yawns alot on the show.  Anyone ever notice that?  Get more sleep, honey!  And back in the day I used to never miss an episode of Survivor.   I was supposed to tryout for Survivor but the day of the audition I had strep throat and missed it, and 2 months later found out I was pregnant, so ever since Skylar’s been on the scene, going off to the jungle to eat worms hasn’t happened, but honestly, I would LOVE to be on Survivor!

So that’s my TV List…what’s yours??!!

Back to the Things that Make me Happy from yesterday
Being with Skylar & Scott

Woman hugging young girl smiling in front of water feature
 Woman hugging young girl both smiling

Moving along to Today…

As I mentioned, I’ve been busy.  It’s a good busy because Madeline from Greens and Jeans and I finally got our coffee groove back on.  We met at a local coffee shop, same place we have met at before

Inside coffee shop

 and before that,  too.  Here’s a pic from one of our former coffee-chuggin’ chat sessions.

Two women and young girl standing outside at coffee shop

Benefit to Phoenix: Sitting in the sun outside in January and actually sweating while chuggin’ lotsa coffee

Outdoor seating at coffee shop

 

Two coffees on table

 It was fabulous to catch up with Madeline today!!!! 

Two women standing next to each other smiling
It’s been a month since our last coffee clutch and we gabbed about electrical engineering and neurophysics.  Kidding!  
Bag full of candles

We actually talked about the holidays, trips we want to take, and life in general!  Madeline brought me some handmade candles as a belated holiday gift that smell divine!  Thanks Madeline for the candle lovin’!

Skylar was a very good girl on the coffee date and ate her snacks and didn’t get too much pen on her clothes and drew Madeline lots of scribbles pictures.

Young girl sitting at table drawing

It was grrrreat catching up with you, Madeline!

Two women and young girl standing in coffee shop smiling

Next up, some Product Reviews
I won some Slim Secrets Bars in Katie’s Give Away!

Slim Secrets Bars

I think high protein, high fiber and wheat free parts are pretty cool.

Slim Secret Bar information card

The Chocolate Carmel Bar and a bar made with Real Coffee Beans?  Love it!

Slim Secret Bars in two flavors

A bar with a White Chocolate Coating which I happen to think is great (and probably not vegan)

Slim Secret Bars in Two Flavors

And of course a rockin’ mint bar, hello, I love mint anything! 
Remember my Vegan Creme de Menthe Bars
Vegan Creme de Menthe Bar up close showing filling
 or my  Raw Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes
 Raw Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes
Mint is always tasty!

Thanks again for the bars, Katie and Slim Secrets!

The next bar to mention…
I cracked open a Pro Bar in the Kettle Corn Flavor

Pro Bar in the Kettle Corn Flavor
Hand holding Pro Bar

I’ve mentioned these before, and if you like chunky, hunky pieces of chocolate, nuts, raisins, then Pro Bar’s are your friend. 

Stacked Pro Bar out of packaging

Not pulverized particles of foodstuff which you cannot discern.  Huge pieces of goodies to dig your teeth into.  Raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, yum!

Hand holding portion of bar

Here’s my previous Pro Bar Review of the Koka Moka

Koka Moka Pro Bar
Koka Moka Bar being held out of package

The next bars that are up…
The Bora Bora Bar People sent me 3 Bars as a Thank You gift for running a Give Away Contest For Them 

Various The Bora Bora Bars
Wild Pomegranate Pecan The Bora Bora Bar
Thanks Bora Bora, the pleasure was all mine!

Next Up…
Dr. Flacker’s Crackers in the Rosemary flavor that I won in Michelle of LuckyTasteBuds’ Give Away.

Dr. Flacker's Crackers
Hand holding one Dr. Flacker's Cracker

Nice Stats & Info, too.

Nutritional Facts on Dr. Flacker's Crackers
Information on Dr. Flacker's Crackers box

 Thin & Crispy and full of seedy, fiber goodness.

Hand showing the side of one cracker

And Real Rosemary Pieces & Flecks!  These are somewhat “herby” crackers because of the rosemary, but I happen to love rosemary, so they’re perfect for me.  It’s not overpowering or anything.

Up close of one Cracker

Here’s where I mentioned Flackers before.
Various boxes of Dr. Flacker's Crackers
Or here I talked about the Dill Flackers, too.
Dr. Flacker's Crackers in Dill Flavor

But moving along…

Dinner last night was a Raw Kale, Mixed Green, Brock & Cauli Salad
Mixed salad with Vegetables
Close up of Salad with Vegetables

With Homemade Vegan Slaw DressingSweet, tangy, perfect.

Jarred Vegan Slaw Dressing

Never get sick of kale or brock.  Ever.

Up close of Salad and Vegetables

Dessert was Ball City.

Vegan Peanut Butter (Sunflower Seed Butter!) Vanilla Balls

Well actually, it was Vegan Peanut Butter (Sunflower Seed Butter!) Vanilla Balls.

Vegan Peanut Butter (Sunflower Seed Butter!) Vanilla Balls up close

Please make these balls, they are sooo easy, and sooo good!  And these are Chilly Balls.

Vegan Peanut Butter (Sunflower Seed Butter!) Vanilla Balls frozen

Yoga Today is Cracking Open my latest copy of Yoga Journal and I am off to teach yogaRight Now.  Ta-ta bloggie friends!

Yoga Journal

Tip of the Day (borrowed from a dear yoga teacher and friend of mine, Stacy McCarthy): 
At this point, you maybe tired of hearing about New Years Resolutions. Instead I wanted to give you some word contrasts to help you if you feel your in a rut & unable to steer clear of whatever ails you.  When you need to get “unstuck” in your life try the following:
If you have been sitting, stand.
If you have been standing, sit.
If you have been traveling, stay home.
If you have been home, travel.
If you have been teaching, learn.
If you have been learning, teach.
If you have been talking, listen.
If you have been listening, talk.
If you have been in a hurry, slow down.
If you have been slow, hurry up.

I hope you have an auspicious & transformational year!

Is there anything you’re stuck with that you need help unsticking?  I think we’ve all got that one thing that we can’t seem to quite overcome or that’s a work in progress.  For me, as much as I truly love blogging, I spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer from writing my own blog to reading and commenting on others’ blogs to answering emails to just web-surfing because I enjoy that, too.  However, it was one of my New Year’s Intentions to balance my tech & computer life with my real life and not get tooooo caught up in cyberland.  So that’s something that I’m working on unsticking.  What are you working on?

And on other matters, do you enjoy the product reviews and mentions?  I don’t go into supreme depth and detail with my reviews or anything, but I always like going to other blogger’s sites and seeing cool new food pics and also pics they took of the food with their own camera.  Not staged, stock photos.  But that’s me, but do you enjoy these reviews?  Let me know so I can guide myself going forward, too!

Stay Tuned For Yummy Eats…

 

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