Well it’s been an eventful and interesting Friday morning over here already! It started out with my Mom bring me some goodies when she came over for our walk. A SELF magazine and homemade zucchini bread!


I just love SELF – what’s your favorite magazine? I also like Glamour – it’s one mag that I actually do read for the articles ;)

Another interesting, shall we say, part of my morning was when I stepped on a worm during our walk and it flung up and stuck on my calf. Itwassodisgusting!! A sludgy, slimy, half stepped on worm was stuck to my leg! Ugh I just gagged a little…

Finally, when I got home, I had an impromptu strength session! I did three reps of 10 pushups and 15 bicycle crunches. It took maybe 3 minutes and but boy did I feel it!! My arms were slightly shaky as I was putting on my makeup – a sure sign of success, in my book :)

Continuing my interesting morning – I made a Blue-Green Monster for breakfast.


Last night I placed:

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 blueberry cheesecake yogurt
  • 2 handfuls of spinach

in my blender.

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This morning I whirred the mix until the spinach was completely pulverized, added a frozen banana and a handful of ice cubes, blended again – then draaaaaaank up.


Super smooth and creamy – love the addition of the cheesecake yogurt!


For lunch today I made a big salad:IMG_7770

In the mix:

  • Mixed greens
  • Spinach
  • Fresh Sweet Corn
  • 2 sliced, hard boiled eggs
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cherry tomatoes (unpictured)
  • Half a chicken brat (unpictured)

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After I took all my pictures, I found some cherry tomatoes I had picked from my plant a couple days ago and put in a little cup on my counter. I completely forgot they were there! I also cutup half a leftover chicken brat – which all in all will make for an interesting combo of flavors for sure. I love cleaning out my fridge and putting all the random stuff I come up with in big salads. They usually produce the absolute best, unexpected flavor combos!


Rounding out lunch is a big container of the juciest watermelon eva…




Hey remember when Ben and I went to the Iowa State Fair a couple weeks ago? Check out Endless Simmer’s review of the Top 10 Food Finds at the Iowa State Fair. I totally took the same pictures of those pumpkins and the butter cow! Ha, yes!

AND, don’t worry – the IA State Fair has a complete page dedicated to all the “on a stick” foods they had at this year’s fair – check it out!


Which of these “on a stick” foods would you choose?

  1. Deep fried cupcake on a stick
  2. Porkchop on a stick
  3. Chocolate covered bacon on a stick
  4. Corn dog
  5. Chocolate covered peanut butter on a stick

I choose the corn dog. All corn dogs, all the time. Well, maybe just once a year at the Iowa State Fair :)