Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New hair, blogger inspired meals, and surgery news

Is it Wednesday already?? The days (and weeks for that matter) are passing by so fast. Summer needs to slow down a bit!

Yesterday afternoon I went into the salon for work and also to get my hair done! Ok seriously…I pretty much love my job. Who can say that they got their hair done while at work?! :D I decided that I wanted to get some highlights for the summer and I also needed a trim. I took a pic right when I got home especially for you guys!


What do you think?

And now that I have that picture up…I have been thinking that all my green monster drinkin’ and homemade juices are making my face much brighter and clearer. I guess The Glow Challenge has another success!

Today I was up early and out the door to babysit again. I am also babysitting family #2 in a few hours this afternoon. Kids can definitely keep you busy, that is for sure! But there are also helping me rank in the money this summer!  Before I left this morning, I had a lovely summer breakfast inspired by the lovely Jenna!


1 cup of Quaker oatmeal squares with almond mil and fresh blueberries. I then topped it with a dollop of greek yogurt. It was divine. I used to eat this cereal all the time and totally forgot how much I loved it!

When I got home I made an awesome new lunch, this time inspired by my girl, Dulcie. 


I always see Dulcie featuring very drool-worthy lunchtime wraps filled with spinach wraps and melty cheese. I knew I needed to try this combo ASAP! So that is exactly what I did for lunch…but I also added a special ingredient:

DSC01151 This flavor is freakin’ AWESOME! Must have, for sure. For my wrap, I used my favorite Joseph’s lavish squares. I get these babies at Walmart and they rock. my. world. If you haven’t tried them, please do! They are the softest wraps I have EVER used! They use a mixture of flax, oat bran, and whole wheat to make them…so the nutritional stats are great!

I also had an orange on the side:


I can definitely see this lunch repeating a ton in the future. Delish.

Now before I go, I wanted to let you guys know about my upcoming surgery.  I have not mentioned it yet, but I went to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor a few weeks ago and decided that I needed to have surgery to fix my allergy/nose/sickness problems that I have been having for what seems like forever now. The doctor took me to get a scan and see inside my sinuses. Apparently, I was all blocked up (sorry) and he basically was wondering how I could even breath at all. So we discussed it for quite a while and arranged for him to perform Sinus Surgery…this Friday. I am a bit nervous of course, because it is surgery, after all. But I am also very excited because I have high hopes that this could be the answer to all of my health problems. Once I recover, I will very possibly be able to run better, live happier, and not constantly get sick. I will be recovering most likely all next weak but I will definitely do a blog update as soon as I feel up to it, to let you all know how things went.The only downside is that my surgery is at noon on friday and I have to “fast” until then…which means no breakfast. :( I guess that is a good thing if that is all I’m worrying about though, haha! :D

Well I am off to grab a snack and get to some more babysitting. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Lots of love girlie girls :)


  1. Hey girl! So sorry to hear about your surgery, but I'm absolutely positive that everything will go just fine, and you'll be ready to hit the pavement running in no time (and breathing easier while doing so!) That's a shame you have to fast though - I'd be so upset! You'll have to make an extraordinary breakfast the next day to make up for it. Right?!

    I LOVE your haircut, you are absolutely gorgeous and your skin does GLOW (so does your hair!)

    Love the blog-inspired eats, and that flavor of Laughing Cow is so awesome - they have french onion too! I love them all, can't pick out a favoriate haha!

    Have a lovely Wednesday and have fun babysitting!


  2. Love your new haircut, the highlights look great! Good luck with your's great you are able to have it scheduled already and I'm sure it will be a relief to be able to breath easier.

  3. first of all your hair is absolutely gorgeous sweetheart and that's awesome that you are seeing changes in your skin because of your green monsters - you totally are glowing in this pic!

    I'm so sorry to hear about the surgery babe but i know you will be so much happier once it's all over with and you won't have to deal with your difficulty breathing! I'll be sure to keep you in my thoughts on Friday =)

    have a great night gorgeous!

  4. I ADORE your hair! So cute!

    Quaker Oatmeal Squares is my man. I LOVE it.

    I had sinus surgery a few years ago - I was scared too, but trust me, it's not so bad and it'll be over quick! It's so worth it! Good luck sweetie! <3

  5. omg your hair looks lovely! i love the length and color!

    and i hope the surgery goes well and everything works out as planned!!!

  6. loving your new pretty hair!! it looks gorgeous! Those blueberries looks mighty fine in your cereal

  7. Your highlights look great girl! Don't focus on the actual surgery, just think about how amazing it will be to have the problem fixed and be able to breathe fully/avoid sickness! <3

  8. love the new hair cut, it looks super cute! Glad the consult went well :)

  9. Ah I love your new haircut! SO cute :) And good luck with the surgery... just think about how great it'll feel after the problem is fixed!!

  10. All your food is looking so fresh & summery! :)

    And ohhh, don't worry! The real world cancun doesn't even start for another few weeks!

  11. PS-the hair looks adorable and yay for those green monster's making your skin all glowy and extra clear!

  12. hi hun

    your hair looks gorgeous :) stunning!!

    love the breakfast...very summery :)

    good luck on the surgery hun, i think its great itll improve your breathing issues and everything so much. youll feel so awesome after it im sure :)


  13. Cute hair, I like it!

    That Laughing Cow is definitely my favorite :)

    Sorry to hear about your surgery, but like you said, it's going to help you in the end. Don't be scared, trust your doctors, and I wish you the best of luck!

  14. Cute new 'do!! When I was little, I used to have regular cheerios and blueberries all the time in the summer - YUM!

    Good luck with the surgery! I'm sure everything will go fine :) I'll be thinking about you!!

  15. your hair looks great! highlights are perfect for the summer!

    good luck with surgery! i remember being scared for my first surgery last year. it wasn't that scary though!

  16. Your hair and skin both look absolutely beautiful!

    I'm sure your surgery will go perfectly fine, and I can't wait to hear how much better you will feel afterwards! If you are progressing this well with running while not being able to breathe, just imagine how well you'll be after you've recovered!

    Much love,

  17. GORGEOUS new 'do!!

    I'm praying hard that your surgery goes well!! xx

  18. Love the hair! I hope your surgery goes well and gives you the results you desire!