Things of lately

-Fresh flowers that make the kitchen smell absolutely lovely

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-Puppy booties on the couch


-Glitter and glue (another holiday family DIY post coming your way! I’m on a roll, haha)

and someone who’s loving their own Christmas tree, when not trying to tear it off the wall πŸ˜‰

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-Reunion with my all-time favorite nut butter! Usually I can’t justify the cost, but since I had a Whole Foods gift card, I treated myself to a little sumthin extra special.

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And just in case you were wondering what the inside of the Trader Joe’s dark chocolate salted peanut butter caramel truffles look like…

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There ya go.

-Missed my Tuesday gym sesh, but managed to get in some cardio jumping and screaming for the Wilcats


(Side note: you know the U of A guy I wrote about last week? There are a few YouTube videos of his act- it’s pretty hilarious)

-A farm box, full of the usual suspects plus a cherry pie for that one guy I love.

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Dine-in December– still going strong with the homemade dinners. One of the recent faves was the Canyon Ranch tortilla soup:

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-A friend who could use some good thoughts/prayers today <3 My high school friend Anna is going into surgery for the cancer she’s been fighting- if you could take a second to send some good wishes, I would appreciate it so much.

Off to work! It’s dance week this week- my favorite.



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  1. Kerry @ Totes My Oats on December 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Love the pic of Oliv! And I neeeed to go buy those truffles ASAP!

  2. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite on December 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    the picture of olivia made me smile πŸ™‚ sending good vibes for your friend’s surgery today!

  3. Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin on December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Your new dog is absolutely adorable, as is Liv like usual. Thinking of and praying for your friend Anna <3

  4. Beverly Aragon on December 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Sending healing vibes to your sweet friend. Wishing you and yours a fabulous day!

  5. Lizzie on December 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

    OMG, those truffles! Will hold good thoughts for your friend. I’m unfortunately intimately acquainted with cancer, as my husband died over the summer from a rare form of it. If I had one wish it would be to eradicate that horrible, horrible disease.

  6. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on December 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

    That something to think poster is so great! And Livi looks so cute playing with her tree! I’m thinking good thoughts for your friend!

  7. Abby on December 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    My daughter does the same thing with her felt tree! Always trying to pull it off the wall when I’m not looking!

  8. Mallory on December 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Said a little prayer for your friend!!

    Those truffles look AMAZING! I wish we had Trader Joe’s here in NS!

  9. Kim on December 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This post just made me happy!! I’ve been in a funk for a couple of days and something about this post made me realize that there is joy in all the simple things – a truffle, yummy bowl of soup, flowers, our kids. Plus it made me step back and realize that my issues are petty when you think about someone else having surgery for cancer.
    Thank you for the major wake-up call that I needed!!!
    Happy Wednesday!

  10. lindsey on December 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I need those truffles in my life.

  11. Heather @ For the Love of Kale on December 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Sending lots of love and prayers to Anna. <3

  12. jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur on December 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I see Nuttzo every time I go to the store but haven’t yet been able to wrap my head around buying it. I want to try it so badly! I might just give in and buy myself an early christmas present. Liv and that tree are so cute, by the way!

  13. Grace @ Practicing Grace on December 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Nervous about trying those truffles. Afraid I’ll be addicted πŸ™‚ Love your Find the Time quote. I’m going to take the time today!

  14. Amanda @ .running with spoons. on December 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I’ll definitely be sending thoughts and prayers to your friend. Hope that everything goes well with her surgery <3 And thanks so much for that last quote… definitely need to make more of a conscious effort to slow down.

  15. Brooke @ Being Vivacious on December 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Liv with her Christmas Tree= Priceless
    And the new dog is adorable!

  16. Natalie @ fresh life findings on December 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    The inside of that truffle looks delicious! Prayers to your friend and a good report πŸ™‚

  17. Shaina on December 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Love and prayers for Anna!!

    • Shaina on December 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      And for you! I know it’s hard to watch a friend go through that.

  18. Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness on December 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    My prayers are with Anna. Sending thoughts and lots of love her way.

  19. Katie @ skinnyminniemoves on December 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Positive prayers to your friend and her fam!

  20. Eating 4 Balance on December 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Uh, just curious, but is the label of that Nuttzo jar upside down? Or is that just how it always is? Lol.

    • Fitnessista on December 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      it’s always like that

      • Eating 4 Balance on December 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        Good to know. Lol. That’s what I get for not eating nut butter and being uninformed πŸ™‚

        • Fitnessista on December 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

          No nut butter at all?! I would perish haha

          • Eating 4 Balance on December 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

            Haha. It’s just because of my allergies and stomach. Can’t handle it. Sometimes I think I am going to perish. What I wouldn’t give for a scoop of PB or almond butter right now πŸ™‚

  21. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on December 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I’m thinking of your friend and hope she’s well. Thanks for the link to the tortilla soup too – love that and love that it’s healthy. I’ll just sub veg stock in for the chicken and it’s a vegetarian treat too!

  22. Alexandra on December 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Prayers are heading Anna’s way!!

  23. Herbivore Triathlete on December 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Positive thoughts to your friend, Anna.

    The soup looks delish, I agree w/Anna and would sub in veggie broth as well.

  24. Steph @ Upbeat Eats on December 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Love Oliv’s tree! Sending good vibes to your friend <3

  25. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on December 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I love lillies- they’re definitely my favourite! That looks like a beautiful bouqet.

    Sending your friend good wishes and healing thoughts! Hope to hear good news soon.

  26. joelle @ on a pink typewriter on December 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    LOVE that “find the time” image at the end of your post! And that pic of Livi and the wall tree is too cute for words. She’s getting so big!

  27. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I wish they made a nut-free version of Nuttzo – it sounds so good! πŸ˜›

    I hope your friend’s surgery goes well. I’m wishing her the best!

  28. Morgan on December 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I thought I had the will power to say no to those truffles when you posted about them the other day,but one sneak peak of what’s waiting for me inside, all self control was out the window! I was waiting at TJ’s when it opened!!

  29. gina g on December 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Sending my prayers and wishes! <3

  30. Missy on December 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Thinking of your friend, Anna, and sending positive vibes her way! 8)

  31. Julie on December 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for taking a picture of the truffles. I’m not a fan of traditional truffles but looks like it’s half caramel and half peanut butter instead of plain chocolate inside.

  32. Steph @ Steph Stays Slim on December 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Awe, my thoughts and prayers are with your friend. That’s always a tough time πŸ™ I’ll def be trying those truffles next time I’m at TJ’s.

  33. Bek @ Crave on December 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Take the time πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your things of lately!

  34. Hilary on December 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    All my good thoughts to your friend.

    Also, love the zig zag top! Another StitchFix find?

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