Sooo, that “funny” package I told you I was picking up yesterday??

It was a free year supply of eggs!


HA! Yes! 52 coupons, for 52 free dozens of Eggland’s Best eggs! Foodbuzz had sent me a coupon for a free dozen awhile ago,


which I used to make a Tofu Veggie Scramble. Apparently the recipe got entered into a contest they were throwing…and it won! :D

Oh man, life is so funny. Now the real question is – what am I going to do with a free dozen eggs each week?? Better get those recipe ideas crackin’! (pun intended.)


In other news – this may be the luckiest week ever, because not only did I win a free year supply of eggs, but I got to have oats in a jar twice! Wheee!


I was actually pretty sad to see this jar of Roasted Flaxseed Almond Butter run out. I got it in Chicago at Trader Joe’s the last time I was there, and it’s pretty much the best thing ever.


Sorry, I had to…


This pretty much made my sadness disappear! 


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana (1/2 sliced in while cooking, 1/2 on top)
  • vanilla extract, cinnamon
  • Almond butter jar


So.Amazing. Viva OIAJ!


I packed a HUGE Spinach Salad for lunch. 


In the mix:

  • Baby spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot chips
  • Pepper jack cheese cubes
  • Sliced almonds


I just cut up a pepper jack cheese stick to make cubes. I HEART cheese cubes in my salads.


Also packed a cup of grapes for 2:00pm snackeage.


Only the snappiest ones made the cut!


So last night I consulted my trusty 1,000 Places to See Before You Die book to see what they had listed for Italy!

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I’ve had this book for years and always highlight/date the places that I’ve been to, as I visit them. Such as Las Vegas…viva!

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Coronado Island and San Francisco.

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Washington D.C.

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New York City (a couple times!)

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New Orleans (miss it soooo much!)

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The Iowa State Fair – whoooop!

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 Hawaii & Denmark

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And my beloved Japan!

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GUESS what I found when I turned to Italy?! 

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I had already dog-eared all of Rome and the Amalfi Coast – EXACTLY where Ben and I will be traveling to this Fall!!!

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I have NO idea when I did it, but clearly this part of Italy has been on my mind for a loooong time. :)

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I cannot wait!

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Oookie, dokie, time to get this Friday morning started! Have a wonderful day everyone!


Have you ever won anything? 

When it comes to vacation, are you planner or do you like to fly by the seat of your pants?