Good morning!

Last night, my Mom and I headed down to our local dueling pianos bar – Blue Moon – to hear American Idol contestants Katelyn Epperly and Lilly Scott sing!

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I don’t watch American Idol, but Katelyn is from my hometown and my Mom knows her from working in the school district, so we went to check it out. :)

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This was my second time at Blue Moon – the first being on Valentine’s Day for some pre-dinner cocktails!

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Last time I tried some of their specialty martinis, but I stuck with good ol’ Miller Light last night.

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We met some of my Mom’s co-workers there and snagged a table right up front!

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The girls came out about an hour before the show to give some interviews to the local media. Can you imagine how different their lives are now, compared to 6 months ago?

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Lilly came out first and made the rookie mistake of calling our town Des Moin-ES. It’s a silent “es” Lilly!! Despite her faux paux, I really enjoyed her set. She’s got a kind of indy-Norah Jones type voice. Very chill. I could listen to her type of music all day. Plus, most of the stuff she played was original – good for her!

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Our hometown girl, Katelyn, came out next. Her voice was more mainstream – sort of a husky Kelly Clarkson sound. She played the piano and sang at the same time – a concept that I just can’t seem to wrap my brain around!

Overall we had a very nice night and, even though I didn’t know the girls, it’s always nice to hear quality, live music! Do you watch American Idol? Did you like Katelyn or Lilly?

This morning I woke up with an intense craving for almond butter – so I slathered some globs on an Earthgrains Thin Bun and called it breakfast! 

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I’m getting down near the end of my jar…do you know what that means??? ;)

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Luscious.

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The last of the pineapple!!! I will compare all future pineapples to this one. It might have been the best one I ever had.

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I packed some more freshness for lunch – a salad & mango!

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In the mix:

  • Spinach
  • Roma tomato
  • Carrots
  • Tofu
  • Dried cranberries

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Doesn’t my tofu look like cheese?! I just roasted it in a 350 degree oven with olive oil, garlic salt & onion powder for about 30 minutes. IT’S SO GOOD!

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There is literally 3/4 of a bag of spinach in this salad too. I filled up my container, zipped through it with my pizza cutter, filled the container back up, then zipped through it again. What iron problem?

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Big fork worthy. Clearly I’m having too much fun with this fork. ;)

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This is my last mango too, and it is mind numbingly sweet juicy and tropical.

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What’s with excellent exotic fruit in Iowa, these days?! I don’t hate it! ;)

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I can’t tell you how pumped I am that it’s already THURSDAY! This week absolutely flew by! Here’s hoping the day goes by quickly!

Byeeee :mrgreen:

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Three Question Thursday time – favorite’s edition!

1. What’s your favorite tool/gadget in your kitchen?

2. What’s your favorite candy?

3. What’s your favorite color AND your favorite color to wear?

My answers!

1. Mini food processor – I can’t imagine my life without it! Or, my good can opener from Williams & Sonoma. You don’t know what you’re missing until you have a good one!

2. Fruity: grape laffy taffy. Chocolate: Reese’s peanut butter cup. Non chocolate/fruity: red vines!

3. Fave color is pink, but my favorite color to wear is black. It’s so versatile!