More fun than taxes

Hey hey 🙂 It’s meeeeee again. 3x today!

I only like to blog when I have a lot to say, so I guess I’ve had a lot to say today? 😉 Don’t you fret –I won’t start clogging up your Google readers or get all cray cray on ya.

Today has been super productive- I woke up at 6:30 ready to go! Started the day with my a 20-minute yoga podcast (Hip Opener #1) via and then munched some b-fast.bfast

Brown rice farina with blueberries + an egg with nutritional yeast and green salsa


I have a slight obsession with the Trader Joe’s salsa verde. I usually like mouth-burning fire-shooting-outta-your-ears salsa, but it’s very mild- I could drink it :)  [and may or may not have eaten some out of a bowl like soup]

The to-do list was ninja-kicked today:

-Breakfast and blog

-Post office

-Book proposal (halfway done!)

-Write about pole dancing


Welp, except for taxes. We have an extension since the Pilot just got back from deployment and my tax genius couldn’t meet with me until Friday. NBD.

So instead, I headed to the mall to spend the Express cash that I *had* to use 😉


The Pilot’s outfit for the Gatorade launch was from Express (and he looked so, so seksi), and when he bought it they gave us $75 in Express cash.


Above are the goodies I picked out today:

-2 rompers (one black, one navy flowered)

-a polo for the Pilot

-White button up

-Clubbin’ shirt

All for $96 after the Express cash and discounts!!!

-The navy dress on the right was $20 from the Gap. It’s one of those stores that I almost never go into, but will sometimes find hidden treasures.

{I love to shop, but am also a super savvy shopper- you can read some of my fashion budgeting tips *here*}

Some recent eats:



Swiss chard wraps with sunflower seed pate:


(Totally forgot to take a pic of the finished wraps. Oops)

To make the pate, I added soaked raw sunflower seeds:


a roasted red pepper, 1 T nutritional yeast, garlic powder, lemon juice, sea salt, cayenne and fresh basil to the mini food chopper.


Whirled away until creamy and glorious:


and spread onto Swiss chard leaves topped with broccoli slaw. It was extremely messy to eat and extremely delicious.

It’s booty-shaking time over here, and when I get back, I’ll be making some of these bad Johnnies for dinner:


Every time I make scallops, it’s an epic fail. If you have any tips, please send them my way!

Have a lovely night <3



Today’s workout jam: “Howl” Florence + The Machine (AWESOME for climbs with tempo work- increase the resistance during the verses and pick up your speed during the chorus)

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  1. Shannon on April 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Express is my favorite store! I love their discounts. My roommate is a genius at them–she always gets a ton of clothes for next to nothing. I feel like I never end up with quite as good deals as her haha.

  2. Elizabeth on April 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I think a few people already mentioned this, but I wouldn’t use olive oil. It doesn’t have a high enough burning point. Making sure they are really dry is key. I’d use a oil with a high burning point and some butter. The pan must be really hot. Once the butter is foaming you can add the scallops and sear for a couple minutes on each side. You can add lemon juice, capers etc at the end. I love scallops! Enjoy!!

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