• Cookie Friday

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    So, you’ve probably seen these cookies on CNC all week long. I’ve actually made two batches now, and they have been appropriately devoured in less than 72 hours. As you can tell, I really love these cookies. The whole wheat flour makes them thick and hearty, and the sugar, butterscotch extract, and chocolate chips give them […]


    A New Friday Tradition

    January 7, 2011

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    Happy Cookie Friday! I enjoyed a light lunch today, but for good reason! My salad included romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, celery, carrots, green bell pepper, balsamic vinegar, and leftover Pasta with Tuna and Black Olive Vinaigrette. On the side: banana slices with peanut butter. After lunch, I left the house covered in pug fur. My […]


    Color Clash

    December 3, 2010


    I know that I’m eating a nutritious meal when my food clashes with the majority of my place mats! I had to use a neutral-colored one to photograph my lunch today. All of my colored place mats were just too much! 😯 For lunch, I enjoyed a soup & salad combo: Winter Lentil Soup and […]



    Hey, there! 😉 After breakfast, I drove into Boston for a live coffee tasting with Lindsay Bolger, the “nose” of Green Mountain Coffee. I love coffee and Lindsey is the equivalent of a celebrity superstar in the coffee world, so I was psyched to attend. The tasting also included a Webinar for other bloggers and media […]


    Sculptures & Smokey Row

    September 17, 2010


    Happy Friday, folks! I hope your day is off to a wonderful start! This morning, Chandra and I met up again and went to see the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. It was really neat! My favorite sculpture was the Nomade as seen below. About the sculpture: The figure’s sheer size dominates the […]


    The Last Hurrah

    August 10, 2010


    I totally took advantage of my last day in New York City. My day included cookies from Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side. I received so many recommendations for this place, I just had to go. Levain Bakery offers four different types of cookies, so I ended up ordering the Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie […]


    Pug Cannibalism

    July 23, 2010


    As you probably know, my husband thinks pug meat is delicious. Apparently, Murphy does too! 😉 Check out what Murphy got a hold of this morning. It’s the little stuffed pug that sits on our bed. (My webmaster gave it to me long before Murphy came into my life.) A pug eating a pug. Isn’t […]