Dressing, dressing, who’s got the dressing?!


Last night I stood in front of my refrigerator for, no lie, 4 minutes searching for the salad dressing I wanted to pack for lunch today. At 4 minutes and 1 second, I finally found it RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE. Why are the obvious items always the hardest to find?! Sheesh!

Ohhh anyways…happy Monday! You ready for a new week?! I’m kicking mine off with breakfast on-the-go:

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Featuring a Blueberry Chobani Greek Yogurt.

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I nearly fainted from excitement when I saw a 3/$1 sign next to these babies at the grocery store yesterday. I threw ~20 into my cart…only to find out that the expiration date was for 10/5 – aka – THIS TUESDAY! I know yog/milk is usually good after it’s marked exp date, but there’s no way I was going to be able to eat as many as I grabbed in a safe amount of time. I put 16 back… ;)

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Rounded out with a BBBP. Banana + Barney Butter Packet.

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Super easy to eat on the go. Just bite, squeeze, and repeat!

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I packed a ginormous Kitchen Sink Salad with all the fixins’ for lunch.


In the mix:

  • Dole Very Veggie Salad Mix
  • Tomato
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • DiLusso Low-Sodium Deli Turkey
  • Dried cranberries


Here’s the elusive salad dressing I was after! I like this dressing because I recognize all the ingredients in the ingredient list, and it tastes really good. On par with Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette – my previous Rasp Vin of choice!


To be rounded out with some leftover carrots & celery from my Cozy Lunch at Home lunch party and a mini Cashew Cookie Larabar. Good!

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In other news…

I’ve done a lot of cool things over the past year. Such as creating my own flavor of ice cream.


Appearing in a Claritin D allergy ad in Fitness Magazine (nerd alert!)

Winning a free year’s supply of eggs.

Getting a bird’s eye view of Iowa,

and even exploring Rome.

Well, today marks the beginning of another adventure in life – I’m starting a new job! :D

Just a little background – I graduated with a bachelors degree in Marketing and since graduating I’ve worked in the interactive marketing industry for digital agencies and, most recently, a publishing company. I’ve done everything from maintaining websites, to email marketing and everything in between.

The opportunity that I’ve been presented with is to bring my experience in the interactive industry to a local, non-profit museum that I absolutely adore and 100% believe in. I believe in what it does for my state, the Midwest and the experience it provides our community. Plus I’m a hardcore history nerd at heart, so this is right up my alley. Right now, for privacy reasons, I’d prefer to not specifically name the museum, but let me tell you – it’s a lot of fun. :)

When you’re working 8-10+ hours a day, usually longer than you’re actually at home, I think at some point it’s important to find a job and/or career that you strongly like – a job that fulfills you on a personal level (ie, my Dad leaving the business world he found completely unfulfilling after 30 years, to become a teacher!)

Also, I say strongly like instead of love because I’m practical. Not everyone is going to love everything about their job every single day, however, knock on wood, I think I’m going to strongly like this job a lot. I’m excited to use what I know for a company that I whole heartedly believe in.

Wish me luck – be back tonight with deets!


Do you like what you do? Do you think you need to find a job that you “strongly like” in order to be fulfilled in life?