When it comes to food, Murphy is a genius. He obeys my every command.



Come on, Mom! Say ‘okay’ already!!


As soon as I say ‘okay,’ Murphy “pug rockets” right to the treat and eats it up, but not a second sooner. He’s very well behaved around food. Maybe I could learn something from him? ๐Ÿ˜‰


I kept lunch simple this afternoon: cucumber slices with sea salt.


And a ham and cheese sandwich with tomato, basil, and mayo on toasted whole wheat bread.


Plus H20!


I finished off lunch with a Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabar, which was tasty, but not nearly as amazing as the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor. I’m on a mission to find them in New York City. I bet that big Whole Foods in Union Square has them.

BlogHer ’10

So, I’m visiting NYC for two reasons: vacation with my husband (he’s meeting me in the city on Saturday) and attend BlogHer, which I am really excited about.ย It’s my first ever and I’ve heard it’s quite the event. I’ve been told to “prepare to be overwhelmed.” Oh boy!

My trip to BlogHer would not be possible without my amazing sponsors: Eggland’s Best and SOYJOY. As you probably know, I love Eggland’s Best. They’re a great company and I’ve worked with them a few times in the past ( and Holiday Recipe Contest), so I’m thrilled to represent them at BlogHer. Eggland’s Best also loves working with bloggers (EB’s Blogger Dinner), so ifย you’re at BlogHer this weekend, be sure to stop by EB’s Meet & Greet (booth #2703) on Friday, August 6th at 4:00 pm. We’d love to see you there!

My other sponsor, SOYJOY, is also sponsoring a booth(#2010), which will feature lots of fun activities, including sampling new flavors, giveaways, and one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions with Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD and Jackie Newgent, RD, CDN. Of course, I signed up for one of these sessions. I always have nutrition questions! If you have a question that you would like me to ask, please drop me am email. I’ll be sure to share the response on CNC.

Feel Great Weight

I lovvvve Body Pump!! Check out what got me hooked: 5 Tips for Getting Hooked on Weight Training.

Miracle Treat Day

For the dessert lovers:

Thursday, August 5 is Miracle Treat Day!! In case you’re not familiar with the program, when you buy a DQ Blizzard Thursday, $1 or more will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network, who will then give the funds to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals all over the country; helping the kids who need it most.

I know you want a Blizzard. Now you can enjoy a special treat and do something good! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mal is taking me to the train station in a little bit. See you in the Big Apple! :mrgreen:

P.S. I received a number of comments about money and budgeting yesterday. I’ll definitely write up a post after my travel adventures, so let me know if you have specific questions. In the meantime, be sure to check out my other blog, Trading Up Downtown. I write a lot about how I save money and stretch a dollar.


  1. I love cucumber slices. Just on their own or with a bit of hummus. I don’t understand why people like salt, but hey, to each their own!

  2. Teehee, my dog is exactly the same!! Except her ‘go ahead’ command isn’t “okay” but “MUNCH!” Murphy is far crazier looking in the eyes, though, which I think makes him cuter ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Have a safe trip! Will you be meeting Caitlin? She’s in NYC for the filming of the Today Show for her OB book! I hope you guys do meet, it’ll be awesome!


  4. Whole foods in Dedham has all the new larabar flavors. Peanut butter chocolate chip is my fave!!! The only one I haven’t tried yet is carrot cake but its sitting in the drawer of my desk and will be my afternoon snack tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

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