Coffee Shop Blogging

Hiiiii ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy almost-Friday! Thanks for all of the natural cleaning suggestions- Iโ€™m excited to try out your ideas this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night I was so stoked to make a *real* dinner in the new kitchenโ€ฆ but realized we need to do a little bit more unpacking before that can happen ๐Ÿ˜‰


I did have the goods for egg puffs in coffee mugs with goat gouda + salads with Goddess dressing, so we rolled with that ๐Ÿ™‚

Itโ€™s funny because after writing my 7 links post, I couldnโ€™t get the vegan cookies out of my brain, so I went to my momโ€™s house yesterday afternoon to make a batchโ€ฆ.


and proceeded to eat a ton of dough. Best thing about vegan cookies: no salmonella fret โ€“ you can eat all the raw dough ya want ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast this morning was a different type of cookieโ€ฆ


{on our new patio furniture the Pilot assembled last night}

Breakfast cookie!
Itโ€™s been SO long. And it was AMAZING- perfect pre-work fuel.

Lunch is all packed up:


and Iโ€™m hoping this will be my last day of coffee shop blogging. Internet should be hooked up today ๐Ÿ™‚


See ya later this afternoon <3



Something to think:

โ€œTo get up each morning with the resolve to be happy… is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.โ€

-Ralph Waldo Trine

Something to do: This short 5-minute cardio workout! Itโ€™s great for a work or study break, and will definitely get your heart rate up after 5 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I have work all day today so I’m definitely going to try out that short cardio workout! Perfect timing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. fittingbackin on July 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Love the short cardio workout! Also glad you linked to your 7 posts -I’d missed it!

  3. Kris | on July 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

    These cookies had me drooling since yesterday too!! I must get the ingredients so I can make them!

    Confession….I have not purchased a baked good ingredient so I don’t make them so I won’t eat all of them, but whats the point to living, right???


    • Nicole on July 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

      Baking is my all-time favorite thing to do in the kitchen (eating aside!) and since I started living without roommates, I don’t hardly bake anymore for that exact same reason! I know I won’t be able to not eat half the batch myself! It’s a rough life ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Sara K on July 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Breakfast coooookie!
    Good luck with the unpacking

  5. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on July 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I love breakfast cookies sooo much!!

  6. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on July 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Love the quote as always ๐Ÿ™‚ So true!

  7. April on July 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    That quote is perfect!!!

  8. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on July 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Hope you get the internet situated soon, it’s never fun to deal with the cable companies that’s for sure!
    Can’t wait to see pics of the house all furnished.

  9. Lindsey on July 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love the quote this morning, soo true!

  10. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on July 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Can’t wait to see the house all set up!

  11. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on July 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

    What a great quote! I think you completely choose how your day goes…

    yes, crap will happen sometimes.. but the ability to shrug it off *or* realize that it’s happened & be done with it and move on is something we all can learn to do a little better.

    like rafiki (wrong spelling) from the lion king says… “it’s in the past!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on July 28, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Your ‘something to think’ today is great! And awesome about the no-salmonella in the cookie dough… all the more reason to make a double batch, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. RhodeyGirl on July 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I love house stuff with the husbands. It’s so fun, isn’t it?

    I can’t wait until we buy a HOUSE house like you guys so we can have a patio and do fun projects and plant a garden!

  14. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

    For a meal with minimum preparation that still looked delicious! And your breakfast cookie is totally making me crave one myself! Breakfast cookies are probably my favourite thing you’ve ever taught me through your blog (and you’ve taught me a lot). So cool that the house is coming along…I would love to have a house with the Kiwi of our very own. At the moment we are sharing with two other guys…it’d be nice for it to be just us! One day ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a brilliant work day! <3 xyx

  15. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather on July 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Hope your get your Internet all ready soon! Vegan cookie dough is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. The Teenage Taste on July 28, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Those vegan cookies look fabulous. Knowing that there are no eggs in them, I probably wouldn’t have baked them at all. Raw cookie dough is the best! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Allison @ Food For Healing on July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

    cookie dough is the best, i could really go for some right about now. I’m having one of *those* days!
    glad you are starting to get sort of organized in the new house, it takes little time, but hey you get to STAY there!

  18. Alicia F. on July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Vegan cookies sound super yummy right now! ๐Ÿ™‚ yay for unpacking! I’m sure you’re ready to be nice & settled! We’re still in the painting stage, anxiously awaiting to get our things in the casa in a couple of weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Courtney @ Love, Thoughts and Prayers on July 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    That salad just made me hungry *frantically searching the fiance’s apartment for salad ingredients* ugh. looks like I need to go grocery shopping!

  20. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on July 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Those cookies look so yummy!

  21. pushups with polish on July 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    this is my first time on your blog! i just love it ๐Ÿ™‚ yay xxo

  22. Laura J. on July 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Mmm those cookies are taunting me! I think I’m gonna have to make them with the kiddos this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Kellie on July 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Is the outdoor patio set from IKEA by chance? Looks like the one I’ve been eyeing and wonder how you like it?

  24. Cat on July 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I debated whether to right this or not, but raw cookie dough is not completely safe regardless of whether it is vegan or not. While eggs do carry a higher risk of Salmonella, there are other risky ingredients. Flour is made from grain and is a raw agricultural commodity, thus, it can carry salmonella. The “raw” cookie dough you seen in ice cream is made using flour that has been treated to kill bacteria. Most flours at the grocery store are not treated because they will be baked, cooked, etc. The risk is very low, but it is not zero, especially for the YOPI population (Young, Old, Pregnant and Immuno-comprimised). I don’t think anyone is in danger from your cookies, that is not what I am implying, just adding some other information to the discussion. I have a degree in Food Safety, so I wanted to comment and hopefulyl educate a few folks.

    Congrats on your new home and impending bundle of fun!

  25. Emma @ Microcosm of Life on July 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Yay, internet! Having to blog from a coffee shop gives you a great excuse to get a coffee, though ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories on July 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Mm love that quote. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Coffee shop blogging is fun when you don’t have to do it…a little less fun when you do. Glad you are getting your internet soon!

  27. Shayla @ The Good Life on July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Your eats look delish! Can you believe I’ve never tried Goat Cheese?! Your salad makes me want to try it! What’s it like? Consistency and taste-wise?

    Love that quote too, it reminds me of the perspective I learned to keep from reading The Secret.

  28. Leslie Wingate on July 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Did that 5min cardio before my treadmill work. Got me good and warmed up! Thanks!

  29. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I love eatin dough to. Raw cookie dough is my fave! Really really no reason to worry! And there no raw flour taste! I hope for your internet to be hooked up for you soon lovely!

  30. Mo on July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Is your outdoor stuff teak? Beautiful – I think you have to oil/protect it on a yearly basis? I’m the designated “puter togetherer” in my house – I have patience! Warm nights out on the deck – and you guys have a view. Sounds just beautiful. You enjoy that new house and don’t overdo it! Have a great weekend.


  31. Ali @ on July 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    You know Gina, it sounded like you had a lot of dough… I would be more than happy to relieve you of that problem if you are “doughed-out” (that’s a technical term and a clinical illness for which I have never suffered from). Goes to show what a wonderful & giving blog reader I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on July 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I absolutely love that quote!! Both of your cookies look delicious!!

  33. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun on July 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I must make those cookies! And especially that breakfast cookie! Yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the plate that your breakfast cookie is on ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. Katie on July 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    The dough is the best part ; )

  35. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “Best thing about vegan cookies: no salmonella fret โ€“ you can eat all the raw dough ya want :)”–

    I was JUST on another blog who made cookie dough ice cream and said to him, the best thing about the cookie dough he used was that it was egg-free so can eat it…as is. Wink-wink ๐Ÿ™‚

    Breakfast cookie…oh it looks like a good one! And so do your cookies!

    I love this post b/c it’s a bit of a throwback to foods you made a lot about a year or so ago…brekkie cookies and vegan choc chip cookies…love it.

    And glad you could get your coffee shop blog on!

  36. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on July 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Hahhahaha girl I feel you — I am currently coffee shop blogging and I feel like I need to be here all freaking day !!!!

  37. Christine @ BookishlyB on July 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Salmonella, schmamonella- I eat all the raw cookie dough I want anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know, I know…

  38. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love your 5 minute cardio workout! Even on the busiest of days, there’s always time for at least 5 minutes of exercise! I may have to bookmark that link for exams when I’m cooped up studying all day. ๐Ÿ˜›

  39. Melissa on July 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Gina, I love that quote! It’s true. You need to be active in your happiness and make things happen instead of waiting for the world to come to you. Hope your unpacking is going smoothly!

  40. Leslie Wingate on July 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Alright, I have my first cookie dough cereal mixed up and ready for the almond milk in the morning. I added unsweetened shredded coconut to it. Can’t wait!

  41. Mallory on July 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Ohhh cookie dough cereal sounds amazing for the morning! Also, I’m jealous of your instagram…is that what you take those cute pix with?

  42. Mallory @ Teach Run Repeat on July 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Ohhh cookie dough cereal sounds amazing for the morning! Also, Iโ€™m jealous of your instagramโ€ฆis that what you take those cute pix with?

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm


  43. Lisa on July 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Those cookies are the best!!!!

  44. kaila@ healthy helper blog! on July 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Both those cookies look delish! Though I am a little partial to the first lol!

  45. Danielle on July 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I did the 5 min cardio workout yesterday. I’m definitely feeling it in my arms and legs this morning!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 29, 2011 at 11:38 am

      whoo hoo!

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