Froyo and a movie

It was a happy Friday over here. Liv and I ran a few errands, and since I was in the neighborhood (and was really wanting some gluten-free pizza), I picked up Renee’s Organic Oven for lunch:

Pizza 6

Chicken, olives and mushrooms (with goat gouda added form home) + avocado salad

Pizza 7

(avocados and cashews were buried by the greens- awesome salad combo)

New spicy obsession:

Hot saue

My uncle picked this up to make the rib marinade a couple of weeks ago, and I’m obsessed. It’s like red chili flakes and hot sauce had a baby. The Pilot was laughing at me as I scooped a giant spoonful onto my eggs. He said he thought you were supposed to add it to sauces, not eat it alone. He’s a spicy rookie, it’s ok πŸ˜‰

Speaking of the man, it was so much fun to go to the airport and pick him up. I opened the car door and tackled him in usual fashion, Livi smiled so big and kicked her legs as soon as she saw him, and Bella was crazy excited when we came home. All of his girls missed him very much:

Pilot is home

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We enjoyed dinner together and then grabbed some froyo.

Froyo 6

I’m going through a froyo thing right now (especially since BTO has awesome dairy-free flavors). I’m glad to have my froyo buddy back πŸ™‚

Froyo 7

As we enjoyed our treats, we watched the last Harry Potter movie. I have no idea why I waited this long to see it- it was SO good! I read the first 4 books, couldn’t get into the 5th (got about 1/3 of the way through) and kind of called it quits on HP. I also only watched the first 4 movies in case I decided to finish the books. This last movie did an amazing job of filling in the gaps for me, and while I intended to do some computer stuff, I got sucked in. It was nice to have a little movie date here at the house.

Oh, and the Pilot put together the high chair.

High chair

Liv and I watched him, and it took about 13 minutes. It likely would have taken me 3 hours. I thought about putting it together myself since he was here if I had any questions, but I decided not to ruin his fun (plus, it just sounded miserable to me).

It’s a work day and Zumba day over here.

Gonna kick it old school:

and girls’ night tonight πŸ™‚ Stoked.

Hope you’re having a happy weekend!

See ya later <3



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  1. Krystina on August 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I think my BF and I need a pizza, froyo and movie date now. πŸ˜‰

  2. Julie on August 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Same here on Harry Potter. I stopped on the 5th book. I couldn’t get into it…

  3. Rachel on August 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    ahh Harry Potter is my favorite book ever haha

  4. Eucalya on August 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    i was on holidays again so i’m reading all the posts i missed in one week! Glad to hear u had fun in Vegas, and also glad to see that the Pilot’s back home! Liv is so cute, i love her smile and it’s awesome how she reacted during the two flights πŸ˜€ i’m totally into froyos right now, gonna grab one tomorrow i think πŸ˜€ xxx

  5. Sarah on August 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the link love, friend! So I made dough balls last night for a friend and still had some Monster Cookies leftover too. Chris ate one side by said and said he prefers the Monster Cookies now! If that’s not enough to light a fire under you to make ’em, I don’t know what is. Have a great weekend!

  6. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on August 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Froyo is one of my summertime favorites! So good.

    Great link to the cookie recipe, too. Thanks!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks on August 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I love red chili flakes – I could sprinkle them on anything! Fire-breathing much? πŸ™‚

  8. Sana on August 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Yay! Warm and fuzzies all around πŸ™‚

  9. Abby A. on August 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing the stuff you’re reading right now! Love the monster cookie recipe! I’ve just recently gone GF and mostly dairy free (and I’m feeling a lot better), and it’s been hard to rewrite all the foods I enjoy. I’m going to get on trying to find a dairy free fo-yo place here in Vegas!

  10. Erin @ The Grass Skirt on August 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I was just thinking this morning that I cannot believe I haven’t seen the last Harry Potter movie yet! I’ve heard good things about it, so I’ll have to watch it soon. I also want fro-yo now after reading this post. I wish that I had a place nearby with dairy-free options other than sorbet.

  11. Liz on August 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Mmmm sriracha sauce! So good. I’m having some on some stir fry right now. πŸ™‚

  12. Joelle (on a pink typewriter) on August 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Your posts always make me so happy! Just wanted to let you know πŸ™‚ – aaand now I want some fro-yo haha happy weekend!

  13. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy on August 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    pizza, froyo, and Harry Potter with your family…doesn’t get much better than that:)

  14. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on August 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I still haven’t seen the last Harry Potter movie! And I read all the books and enjoyed all the other movies….just haven’t gotten around to it yet!

  15. Courtney Morris on August 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I used to go to the college where that Zumba instructor filmed that! I started watching it and thought, “Whoa. I’ve totally done a zillion fitness classes in that exact room.”

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm


  16. Laura @ She Eats Well on August 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I seriously have major GF pizza envy over here. I live in SF and you’d think there would be a bunch of gf pizza options, but there aren’t…Renee’s looks delish!!!

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      i’m shocked! you do have an awesome farmers market (and cafe gratitude), though!

  17. Lisa on August 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love the Harry Potter movies. They had a marathon the other night here and I recorded them all to watch later. I’m just super cool. Although, I really enjoyed the books!
    I still haven’t seen the last one yet, now I’m extra excited.
    I love red chili flakes, I’ll have to be on the lookout for that stuff!

  18. Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings on August 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Yum this pizza and fro yo- nothing better! Your little girl gets cuter everyday!

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      thank you, i totally agree πŸ™‚

  19. Kim@hungryhealthygirl on August 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Looks like a perfect night to me; pizza, froyo, and movie night!

  20. Beverly Aragon on August 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    That’s it…I’ve got to get my hands on some fro-yo and smores before the end of summer. Seeing so much of both of them in the blogosphere has sparked a major craving! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      dude. i am DYING for a smore. you just reminded me!

      • Britta on August 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

        My mom just bought us these s’more bites for the road trip we took this weekend. We also went to a three day bible conference that lasted until 5 all three days do we stocked up on sweets! I think she got them at TJs. They are amazing.

  21. Marie on August 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    That’s so funny! We always have siracha sauce and that garlic chili sauce in our fridge as well. My parents put it on everything. A spoonful!? Wow! You eat really spicy! It’s really good with peanut sauce for spring rolls. We’ve been on a spring roll kick the past few weekends. Livi looks so adorable!

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      this morning i got a little overzealous- i just love it so much

  22. Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds on August 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I love that sauce. I mix it with soy sauce to make the perfect dumpling dipping sauce πŸ™‚ If you have some time… I wrote about another hot sauce on my blog. A family friend brought it from Malaysia and it is… um… A THOUSAND times hotter than the chili garlic sauce AND Sriracha COMBINED. I can eat really spicy… but this sauce set my mouth on fire! And I may or may not have cried a little bit.

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      no way!! i accept the challenge haha

  23. Jennifer on August 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Gina, Livi is getting so big. You can really see ‘you’ in her now – especially when
    she’s smiling.

    I’m behind too – glad you had a good time in Vegas with your friend and that the
    flights went well for y’all. Thanks for showing us that Vegas doesn’t just have to be a
    ‘lost weekend’ destination. πŸ™‚

  24. leah o on August 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I’m in love with chili garlic sauce. I feel like we go through a container ever few weeks! I love mixing it with a little soy sauce or Bragg’s amino acids and putting it on ground Turkey while its cooking in the skillet so delicious. Add some avocado in there too

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      that sounds SO GOOD!!

  25. Negar M on August 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I used to get a jar of that stuff from Lee Lee’s biweekly! I don’t know if it is actually Sriracha, I bought it bc I couldn’t find the traditional Sriracha, but now I can’t find that stuff anywhere. Just Sriracha. Boo.

    • Fitnessista on August 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      i didn’t think they were the same thing- in college i tried sriracha because my roommate was obsessed and didn’t really love it

      • Negar M on August 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

        They’re totally not the same, I used to obsess with Sriracha as a condiment then this other stuff came along and I actually cooked with it. I think maybe it’s the difference between Pico de Gallo and salsa where some people use it interchangeably but it’s oh so wrong.

        I don’t know why, but I find the Asian markets only carry one or the other for some reason. If I come back for homecoming, I’m getting some of the good stuff πŸ™‚

  26. Jess on August 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like a great night! I love Frozen Yogurt too! πŸ™‚

  27. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on August 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Love the Chili Sauce! And Froyo!

    But not together. πŸ™‚

  28. Dominique on August 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Chili garlic sauce is my fave! I used to put that stuff on EVERYTHING. Back in the day, when my parents were harvesting cucumbers from the garden, my mom would peel a cuc, cut it into strips and we’d put chili garlic sauce on it like peanut butter and celery sticks. Once, I was so excited about a new jar that I accidentally called it charlie gillic sauce and everyone in my family knew I needed a chili sauce intervention–hahaha.

  29. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Ahh I don’t know how you can eat that chili sauce plain! Even mild salsa seems hot to me haha. πŸ˜›

  30. Meagan on August 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

    So funny about the Harry Potter books- I had the exact same experience. I read the first 4 and read about 30 pages of the 5th and quit. I think it was HP overload. I’d like to read 5-7 because I really enjoy the stories, but I’ll have to read a recap on the first 4 since that was about 5 years ago!

  31. Kelly on August 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Sometimes, your blog posts make me really miss Tucson πŸ™‚

  32. Britta on August 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I was just looking in my fridge for lunch (we were away this weekend do our fridge is EMPTY!) and I found that chili sauce! When i saw it I thought “Ive seen this before!”

    • Fitnessista on August 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      YESSSSS!!! did you try it?!

  33. Britta on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    No. I have bad acid reflux and I am going through a spell of attacks and I didn’t want to eat anything unusual or out of my regular diet. But I will! I live spicy foods. I will eat jalapeΓ±os right out of the jar sometimes!

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