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 YogaDownload.com and then munched some b-fast.bfast

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

egg

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

-Taxes

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 😉

express

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.

pilot

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:

Ballz

ball

Swiss chard wraps with sunflower seed pate:

wraps

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

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

seeds

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

chopped

Whirled away until creamy and glorious:

creamy

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:

scallops

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

xoxo

Gina

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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62 Comments

  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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