Saturday, July 30, 2011

My week

Do you ever have those weeks where you just feel too tired to do anything, especially after a long day at work? Yeah, that was my week. I have been feeling tired, but also just not motivated to fit blogging into my schedule. I have to remind myself to just go with it when I feel the need to just unplug and read books, workout, and relax in general after work.

Here's what I have been eating, doing, etc. this week.


My meals weren't really that interesting, except for when I ate out with Karis on Thursday.

I did try Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter for the first time! It had been sitting in our cabinet for about a month, so I decided to open the jar up and just dig in. I liked it, but maybe not as much as peanut butter. It is very creamy, so I think it would be wonderful on hot oats.

sunflower seed butter

I don't really love overnight oats in a jar (I prefer hot oats), but it is a convenient and healthy breakfast for when I feel rushed in the morning. I had a Trader Joe's unsalted peanut butter jar that had just about an inch of pb left in it, so I went with making OIAJ. I added skim milk, chia seeds, and some Brown Cow maple yogurt.

OIAJ coffee

I had lots of plain chobani with blueberry preserves, fresh fruit, and granola this week.


Indulged in a yummy cupcake at work. The frosting on this was perfect--not too sweet and sickening!

pics July 2011 002 cupcake

Lunch on Thursday--a big salad, mango Chobani, and I tried Pop Chips for the first time! They tasted great! I had the sea salt and vinegar. Thanks to Pop Chips for sending me some chips to try out! Can't wait to try the other flavors now.

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Our garden is producing more tomatoes now! The romas still don't look great, but the cherry tomatoes keep on coming and I love having them around for salads or snacking in general.

We also have been getting more strawberries--some big and some tiny and ripe.

garden items

I ordered these items from iHerb. I have never tried Nutritional Yeast, so I hope I like it. I plan to make some of Mama Pea's Mmmm sauce with it this weekend.

Averie had a coupon for iHerb on her blog, so I got $5 off my order and free shipping!

iHerb order

We enjoyed having the windows open for only a couple of hours one cool evening. I miss fresh, cool air flowing through our house.


Karma enjoyed the fresh air too!


Karma with open window

Now we're off to get Craig's free Starbucks drink (b-day coupon) and maybe look around at toasters. Ours has been funky for a while, but we both aren't satisfied with the reviews we find on Amazon of most of the models out there. Anyone have a toaster model they recommend?

Hope you're having a great weekend!


  1. I've never tried sunflower seed butter, and I don't even think we can get it here, but I've been seeing it all over the place and it looks amazing. I'm going to have to search out some sunflower seeds and make my own.

  2. I had that kind of week last week. Then this week turned out really good. I hope next week is better for you!