Happy Sunday everyone! I’m currently still snuggled in bed, while blogging and sipping on a green monster. I love lazy mornings! I can’t believe another week has passed…Summer is seriously blowing right by!
So referring to the title of this post, I now have TWO upcoming trips to look forward to! In addition to our girls St Louis trip, my sister, dad, and I will be heading to Boston in August! No, unfortunately I will not be there for the Summit blogger meetup (DARN!!!)…I will just miss it by 2 days…very sad indeed. This whole trip came up because my dad gets the great opportunity to travel for his business, especially during the Summer…so my sister and I are coming along for the ride!! I am super excited because first of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to travel. And second of all, I will be going to 2 different places that I have never been before!
What is awesome about it is that since it’s technically a business trip, my dad’s company will be paying for the hotel, etc, and we just have to pay for our flight! We will be going up a few days before my dad has to actually work, so we will all be able to do some fun stuff together. Then while my dad works at the shows during the day, my sister and I will get to explore Boston! I am SO excited!
So…if any of you are from Boston/have been to Boston, PLEASE help me out with some suggestions on what to do, where to eat, etc. Thank you!!!
Yesterday I hit up the public library because I was in need of some good reads after finishing Breaking Dawn. Yes, I finally did it. I dreaded the time when I would actually finish this awesome series. But don’t worry, I definitely plan on the reading it all over again in the future. (Edward, Jacob, I <3 you)
I picked out two books;
The Teens Vegetarian Cookbook:
Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen
I have heard that Sarah Dessen is a great author so I was excited to check out one of her books. The cookout just caught my eye and I decided to try it out. I peeked through it and it may have some promising recipes. I originally wanted to get Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, but it wasn’t there. :( I did make sure to put myself on the request list for it though!
And I suppose you guys would like to see some eats? Okay, lets take a look…
My breakfasts have been very green-filled as of late:
My current mixture that I have been loving is as follows:
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 ice cubes
- tons of organic spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
- 1 scoop all natural vanilla protein powder
- 1 serving chocolate Amazing Grass
- 1 spoonful of chia gel (!!!)
Oh Amazing Grass, how I love thee.
Some lunch grub:
A sausage, egg, and cheese sammie a la Kristi :D
- 1 whole wheat english muffin
- 2 egg whites (plus salt and pepper) microwaved in a bowl
- 1 Morningstar soysauge patty
- 1 slice of american cheese
Here’s a picture that’s painful to look at…
WCW, you will be missed greatly.
It seems like homemade pizzas have been making it’s way around the blog world and I finally gave in last night:
And it was worth it. VERY worth it.
I followed Jenna’s recipe, except I used all whole wheat flour. This was my first time making pizza dough from scratch. I was so proud of myself! (lol) I actually thought it was a lot of fun! After letting the dough rise, I put half in the freezer for another time, then got started on laying some toppings on the other half.
My toppings were: a few pieces of turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, basil, spinach, and mushrooms. I loved it, but I am definitely going to veggie up the leftovers even more with some chopped peppers, onions, and olives!
here is my dessert, inspired by Heather
frozen fruit with almond milk poured over it. (blueberries, mango, and cherries!) The milk freezes over the frozen fruit and makes a cool ice-cream type of effect. This is perfect for a refreshing summer treat!
Okay girlies, I am off to get my strength training on. Don’t forget: if you have been to Boston, let me know some suggestions!
Have a great day, lovely ladies <3