Posts Tagged ‘Almond Breeze’
Got my post-it note up today! It was a good one and I honestly thought about it throughout the day… made me smile every single time! Hopefully it made Tim smile a few times today too =)
I was determined to make my juice taste good this morning and wanted to get off on the right foot for the week so I went with what I thought would be a no-brainer….
- Granny Smith Apple (I know I have 2 pictures but I decided to go with just one)
- “Dannon Light and Fit” Yogurt
- “Almond Breeze” Almond Milk
It started out looking okay… a little dark/prance but do-able from an visually appealing standpoint (not like that first nasty green juice)
But turns out old carrots are not a good way to go. I didn’t load up on my carrots when I went to the grocery store because I knew I had some in my fridge. I knew they were a little older but I figured that would be okay for blending. I was wrong. The texture of this smoothie really was not appealing. It felt grainy and honestly just felt like they were old carrots. I’m not giving up on this mix because I think it has the potential to be delicious but I think I’ll go spend the money to get some new fresh carrots this week!
As usual, I drank it. I’m not sure if I do this to prove something to myself, you, or just because I am cheap and I don’t want to waste my hard earned money by pouring it down the drain but I was excited when it was around 10:00 and I got to eat some cucumbers for a snack! Something about that crunchy that tasted just the way it was supposed to was just what I needed at that time.
The grapes later in the day were just as satisfying too!
Oh and so were the gummies.
I don’t think I have shared with you all yet a wonderful thing that happened to me! I came home from my day trip to Chicago last week to a box sitting on the island. Tim said it had my name on it so I was like YIPPPEE this is fantastic… because I love presents!
I opened it to find a truly wonderful site! A whole case of Ocean Spray GUMMIES!
A fellow blogger and friend over at A Busy Mom of Two had run a give-a-way on the Ocean Spray Gummies and by some miracle I ended up getting some! Let me just say that these things are delicious.. pretty simply flavors nothing crazy. Just your usual cherry, strawberry, grape, and mixed berry. I also feel like there are a lot in a pack compared to other gummies… like my princess gummies have like 5 pieces in them I swear but these gummies have around 7-8 which is just fabulous!
Don’t worry- I took a box to work to share… I didn’t totally hog them all to myself! Although only a few co-workers have taken me up on my offer… apparently gummies are seen a child’s treat not for a grown adult. Silly people have no clue.
A real treat!! I assume most grocery stores carry them but I think I’ll be set for a little while- then I’ll stock up on more!
I really feel like wedding planning is coming along. I have been working on our information cards to put in our invites, our RSVP postcard design, and I am finally starting to settle on some centerpiece ideas (which I bet my florist Nikki at Perfect Petal Designs is thrilled with).
I also decided that I think I would like to donate to the Akron Children’s Hospital… keep it local ya know? Mostly because I was remember when I had surgery there when I was 13 and how incredibly FABULOUS they were. Great attention, super sweet nurses, and just amazing people. I also remember how my parents both were trying to sleep on that uncomfortable chair and how they never left my side… bless their hearts! The sad part was how there was a little girl right down the hall from me that I overheard my parents talking about.. apparently she did not have one visitor the entire time she was there… it made me sad then and it makes me sad now.
So now, I don’t think my donation is going to buy these children more attentive parents but maybe I can get more involved too… maybe I can sit and read or do whatever for these kids. Maybe I can find more ways than one to make a difference.
In any case, just a thought I had.
In another news, Tim’s grand and aunt will be throwing my shower. They are fabulous party planners (things I could never do!) and it will be wonderful I am sure! I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with!
Friday morning we started off on the right foot and went for a run. Things started to fall into place a little more and since it wasn’t raining and my stomach wasn’t about to fall out of my body we made it for a solid 2.5 miles and it felt pretty good. I am not a full blown running but I am getting closer! YAY This belly thing is really starting to get to me though because it just doesn’t feel great when I am running. I am just going to keep an eye on that weird painful cramp that keeps occurring and see what happens! So after our run on Friday I headed off to work with Casey and Brody. For breakfast I made a smoothie and finally remembered to put everything in it. So yes it had the flax and the spinach in it along with some strawberries, bananas, and some regular milk (I am out of Almond Breeze Almond Milk and need to get to the store). So after a long morning at work I sat down to a pretty tasty lunch!
My sister had called in the morning and said that Pey would be eating dinner with us now so I had to run to the grocery store during lunch so Casey and I multi-tasked and ate at Buehler’s Restaurant inside the store. We both decided on breakfast for lunch and I was pretty glad I did! I got this meal called the “Health break” which is made with scrambled cholesterol free eggs, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and onions. It has some fruit and toast on the side. I finished all of that but the toast and went on my merry little way for the day after gathering up some supplies for dinner!
Mid-way through the day I was told by some co-workers that they were making a Dairy Queen run and well I couldn’t pass it up. So I got a small vanilla cone at DQ and ate just the ice cream- no cone. I figured I saved myself at least a few calories that way right? I pretty much don’t remember the last day I had DQ so this was a real trip!
As soon as I got home I had to start cooking dinner! I decided on doing a picnic dinner at the park so I made some Chicken Salad that had celery, grapes, bacon, salt, and pepper in it. I realized half way through baking the chicken the George Foreman would have been a MUCH faster way so I finished the chicken off there, cut it into cubes, and mixed it with all the goodies and a bit of Kraft’s Olive Oil Mayo. DELICIOUS!
With that tasty chicken salad I also packed Stacey’s Pita Chips (one of my many favorites), some weird melon thing that Tim cut up, and apple slices. I packed all that up and headed toCroghanParkwith Peyton, Tim, and my bestest Kara. My mom were out and about inAkronpicking up some of our favorite Sushi from Sakura so they decided to stop at the park to meet us for dinner! We had quite the spread.
After our bellies were full we ran around like monkey’s chasing Peyton and playing on the playground. I’d like to say that we were there for her but clearly Tim was enjoying himself just as much as Pey was…
Pey was just running around like a mad woman tackling everyone and being her adorable self! She loves to be chased so we did quite a bit of that! Mark and Casey were at the park walking Brody so Casey got to swing Pey around a few times too! It will be sad when she is too heavy and too big for us to throw here all around! While we were playing in the jungle jim my mom decided everyone should work out a little while we were there so we did the monkey bars….
We did our pull-ups
And we tackled Pappa a few time!
Needless to say we had a great time!
After the bugs started to come out and started eating us we decided it was time to leave so we went to… get ready for it… MENCHIES! Yay for MENCHIES! It was PACKED. Literally the line was out the door but as I am sure you can assume it was totally worth it. Pey was a little overwhelmed at the amount of choices she had but Poppa hooked her up with a few samples and she finally decided on Strawberry, Vanilla, and Snickerdoodle. I think she added in gummy worms, marshmallows, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, and one random blackberry. Needless to say this was that little 3-year olds HEAVEN! See- she was loving it.
Kara and I each had our own as well! I decided on the Strawberry-Kiwi Sherbet (I really should start branching out here soon) and lots of fresh fruit. Kara’s was way tastier and had chocolate goodness and all sort of tasty treats. I was still satisfied with mine and felt good about my choice! I did sneak a few bites of Pey’s ice cream!
After we made it home Pey took a bath and we all (Pey, Tim, and myself) all laid down on the couch to watchAlicein Wonderland. I think we made it about 10 minutes in before we all feel asleep!
In the morning Pey woke up and suggested Pancakes… I realized pretty quickly that I was out of Milk (ugh!) so we took a quick trip to the grocery store in our PJ’s. My sister is VERY tidy and always has Pey looking fabulous so Pey was half excited half embarrassed I was having her go out in her sized T-shirt and pants! *Sorry Britt but there was only like 10 ppl in the store! No worries*
When we got make I made breakfast while Tim and Pey read books. We ended up having pancakes, bacon, grapes, strawberries (that Pey picked out at the store), Tim and I had scrambled eggs, and Pey had a hard boiled egg and that was breakfast. Clearly Pey enjoyed it…
She concentrated pretty hard on that breakfast
After breakfast we got ready and Pey and I headed out the door to the “Touch a Truck” event my sister was putting on for her work. The event is a way to get the community together to meet the emergency personnel in the area and for the kids to see cool big trucks and equipment for them to play on. The highlight was probably the balloon animal guy that Pey and I waited in line for (like 20 min!) so she could get a purple and pink flower. I think I took her to the event a little too tired… but hey my sister looks great!
And they even got to sit in the “Children Life Support Team Helicopter” which was totally cool!
I was sad to leave Pey but after our day of fun I had to head home to get ready for more adventures with Tim and some friends!