• Random Eats

    July 20, 2010

    My food cravings are so random sometimes.

    A few hours after breakfast (overnight oats + iced coffee) this morning, my taste-buds wanted something cool, sweet, and creamy, but also crunchy and salty. There were lots of competing cravings, but I just went with it. So, for lunch today, I ended up pairing a banana smoothie with kale chips. It was random, yet nutritious and delicious.


    The banana smoothie was easily the highlight of the meal. In the mix:

    • 1 container of plain Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 3-4 ice cubes


    On the side, I enjoyed a big batch of kale chips.


    I loaded on the sea salt today! 😉


    So, I have to show you guys my most recent purchase because I’m a bit obsessed with it. I’m also obsessed with Etsy, in general, so I figured I’d share. I know a lot of you love Etsy, too! 😉

    After seeing Katie from goodLife {eats} with an adorable strap on her camera at the Thermador Blogger Weekend, I just had to have one, too. I asked her where she got it and she directed me to August Blossoms on Etsy.


    August Blossoms had a ton of different styles to chose from, but I ended up getting the exact same strap as Katie. I love the design as well as the lens pocket. I’m always misplacing mine, so this was a key selling point for me.


    How adorable is this camera strap?! I’m in love.


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    Time for a workout! See ya! 😎

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    { 71 comments… read them below or add one }

    Kelly July 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    That camera strap is SO cute. I will definitely need to invest in one of those once I get a DSLR. Hopefully that will be soon. :)


    MB July 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I love the design of the camera strap but wouldn’t have any use for the cap pocket ever since I bought “cap keepers” for all my lenses. They are only a couple of dollars and you never have to worry about losing a lens cap again. You can get them on Amazon or in any photo store. (http://www.amazon.com/Sima-Capkeeper-SLRs-Digital/dp/B00005T3W5)


    Courtney July 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Yummy, caramel! I love it, especially on popcorn or in those little Werther’s thingies! =D


    Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Random eats that follow your cravings are the best- you get exactly what you want! :)


    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) July 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    What a cute camera strap! I haven’t bought anything from Etsy yet…..I get overwhelmed when I’m on that site. I guess it’s better if you know what you’re looking for? :)


    Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    how adorable is that strap!??!


    Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    ooooh this is too adorable!!!


    Chef Dennis July 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    your smoothie looks great!! I have never had kale chips, and I have been seeing them on more sites…it will have to go on my list of things to try for school!! great camera strap too!!
    all the best


    Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    One of my friends just told me about Etsy! I love the fact that everything on there is so unique and you can find some really good deals.


    Jenna (Hello, I Love You) July 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Etsy rocks! So does that camera strap. :)


    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    That camera strap adds a little style.


    Pure2raw twins July 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Etsy has everything! Love the camera strap


    Emilyeatsclean July 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I love that camera strap….sooo cute!! And that banana smoothie sounds ahh-mazing!


    Hannah July 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I wish I could find kale more easily here in Austalia! I’ve only found it once in recent months, and it cost $3 for a tiny bunch. :(


    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston July 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

    The camera strap is adorable! And the lens pocket makes it extra convenient!


    Wei-Wei July 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Random meals are awesome! But it’s not always random – you just have to listen to your body :)



    Allison July 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Smoothie = yummy and kale chips even better! I also adore your camera strap! The lens pocket is super helpful! I always worry I’m going to misplace mine too! Especially when I’m really into something I’m photographing and forget what I’m doing with things that I have. Hahaha! Thanks for this post. I love random eating! 😀


    Ananda Rollason July 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    How funny! I recently sewed a very similar camera strap cover for my own Canon XS. The lens cover pocket is brilliant, though. I guess it’s time for an upgrade on my strap cover.


    Sheer Curtains · November 4, 2010 at 3:31 am

    everyone would love to have some summer activity because it is always fun and lively “


    Hair Loss Treatments December 3, 2010 at 1:16 am

    when summer comes, our summer activity ranges from kayaking to mountain climbing and also hiking too `,-


    Adam September 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    forums that are on the exact same subjects? Many thanks!


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