Pocket Rocker

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hello, Monday! 😎

Sorry that I didn’t post about dinner last night. It ended up being a really late night for me– plus, I still needed to write my Health post for the week. If you’re curious, Mal and I ate dinner at my mom’s house last night, which I wrote about over at Trading Up Downtown.

When I was at my mom’s house last night, she pulled out an old-school favorite of mine: a Pocket Rocker! Total blast from the past, right? My mom was cleaning the attic the other day and stumbled upon this gem. Surprisingly, it still works!

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I used to love my Pocket Rocker! I’d put it in the basket on the front of my bike and ride all over the neighborhood, rocking out to Tiffany, The Bangles, Debbie Gibson, Belinda Carlisle, and Whitney Houston. I thought I was SO cool with my Pocket Rocker and banana seat bike. Man, those were the days!

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Breakfast

This morning, I rocked the Oats in a Jar for breakfast. My beloved Nuttzo was just about gone, so I used the semi-empty jar for my oats.

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In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • Cinnamon

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I also enjoyed a wonderful homemade iced latte with breakfast.

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Delicious! :mrgreen:

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Oatmeal Seed Extravaganza

As you probably know, my blog buddy, Kath, and I both love chia seeds and flax in our morning bowl of oats, so we arranged a special deal with OpenSky: chia seeds and flax seeds are 30% off from now thru midnight on Tuesday!!! If you’ve been meaning to stock up, a 1/2 pound of organic chia seeds AND a pound of organic flax seeds is just $13 for both. There’s only 20 bundles available, so act fast!

Question of the Day

What do you consider the “coolest” toy from your childhood?

P.S. I have my second check-in for Lose the Dough this afternoon. 😯 Wish me luck!

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81 Comments

  1. I had one of those babies that went to the bathroom and you had to change the diaper. I didn’t have the pocket rocket but I did have a walkman. As a child of the 90’s I remember jamming out to mariah caery and paula abdul 🙂

  2. My coolest toy from childhood was definitely this fluffy white dog that was motorized and moved across the room. It was very hip circa ’89.

  3. I’ve never heard of a Pocket Rocker – how fun! I had a boom box that I BLASTED Michael Jackson from and did tumbling routines to. Ahhh, past times 🙂

  4. thanks for the chia seed and flaxseed offer Tina! Chia seeds are so expensive out at my local Whole Foods, and now I have them, woohoo!

  5. Coleco vision video games were the coolest and way better than the Nintento. OMG, Whitney, Bangles, Belinda, when I hear them I instantly feel 12 years old again. LOVE them so much

  6. how in the heck does that still work?! I am amazed. I had the exacta same one. The Tiffani tape was my favoriteeee. great blast from the past.

  7. I loved my Barbies/American Girl dolls/and Nano pet. Those were the days…Beanie Babies were pretty cool too.

  8. I must have been too old for the Pocket Rocker … had a Cabbage Patch doll that I loved, and quite the collection of Barbies and Strawberry Shortcake dolls. But my all-time favorite toys would have to the very low-tech hula hoop and jump rope. I used to play with those things for hours!

    Now, if only I still did, I could count that as a workout!

  9. Cabbage Patch kids hands down! I loved those things and I think my mom still has a bag of about 10 of them in my closet at home. 🙂

    Good luck with lose the dough! I started a challenge of my own over a month ago and am so proud to say that it has been awesome! I have lost inches everywhere and nearly a whole dress size! I love challenges…such a great way to feel inspired and change up your routine.

  10. My coolest toy from childhood had to be my American Girl doll Molly. I just loved her and all the stuff she came with. I also loved her story. I guess I was a history dork even back then.

  11. I loved my tamagotchi’s, barbie collection, easy bake oven, and my brother’s creepy crawler bug maker haha

  12. Oh my! I loved Pocket Rockers! I never had one but all my friends did – I was sooo jealous.

    I was just thinking about old school toys, and the Skip It came to mind. We were also watching the I love the 90’s show on VH1 last weekend, and they were talking about My Buddy and Kid Sister…you know you remember the commercial and song that went with it!

    My faves were Barbies, my Nintendo Game Boy, and Legos

  13. I have never heard of a pocket rocker although I am only a couple years younger than you (May ’82!). My fav toys were definitely My Little Ponies, and , when I got older, American Girl Doll – Samantha. I could play with those toys for hours!

  14. I loved the pogo ball I had! And the Barbie McDonalds, it came with mini big macs, shakes, etc.!

    I just realized we have the same wedding date by the way! Gorgeous day wasn’t it!? 🙂

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  16. Oh man! I was just telling my wife about pocket rockers and googled it so she could see. Crazy the little things that remind you of childhood. I too had debbie gibson, walk like an egyptian… I thought I was cool stuff.

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