Monday, May 24, 2010

Vino and a Castle...

So this weekend was seriously amazing! My hot hubby and I went wine tasting in Paso Robles ( a little birthday trip I had planned for him) and let me tell you, it was so incredibly fun. We had the best time. I booked a wine tour through a company called Cloud Climbers Jeep Tour, and I HIGHLY recommend them. They picked us up at our hotel, took us to 5 wineries, fed us a delicious lunch at an amazing spot, and the whole day we got to ride around in an awesome open air jeep...seriously, what could be better? We giggled, we drank, we loved our experience. Our driver was Lynne and she was so sweet, and it just so happened that we were the only one's on the tour (it seats 6), so it was like we had our own little private tour and driver all day! It's so incredible to spend a day like that with your best friend, and life love...I am so blessed...sigh : )

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On Sunday we went to Hearst Castle. I just love Hearst Castle...I am completely enamored with this majestic place. The grounds especially are incredibly beautiful...can I just live here already?
Who would have known I have mad photography skills? : ) jk

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunshine Quest

So I’ve been on this quest you see. A long and arduous quest to get as healthy as possible. I mean, I want sunshine shootin out my backend…I want to sweat granola I’m so healthy. So for the past 4 months I’ve completely cut out dairy, which I should have done like 10 years ago because I’m lactose intolerant, but I was in denial and was always sick from it. I’ve also cut out refined sugars (except for red velvet cupcakes). Let me just explain…I had to. Seriously. Sugar is like crack to me. When I don’t have it I’m thinking about getting it, and then when I get it I feel guilty for having it…it’s a vicious addict cycle. So that’s gone, and honestly, I am beginning to see the light. Don’t get me wrong…there are days I just want to sit on the couch with a bag of hot Cheetos, but alas, I prop myself up on the elliptical, press start, and hope that my legs follow suit. One time they didn’t…I’ve got the bruises to prove it. So anyways, I thought I would include a few delicious new staples in my almost vegan(I eat fish), not by choice but by necessity, diet.

Barny butter (Almond butter- from Whole Foods)

Quinoa (contains all 18 essential amino acids)

Almond Breeze
Agave (great natural sweetner)
Vegan protein
Carob powder (its like coco powder)
Gaucamole Hummus (trader joe’s)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Suit yourself

I'm so excited...we have a new addition in our home. It's big and strong, and works me out good. Needless to say, it knows what I's our new elliptical machine. I just can't get enough. I pop in The Devil Wears Prada, and before I know it Ann Hathaway is wearing Chanel and Meryl Streep is playing nice. It's super exciting. So in light of my new found exercise routine, I've been getting a little bit more comfortable with the idea of wearing shorts...and I'm almost ready to start thinking about the possibility of swimsuits. I've definitely got a lot of work to do still...but a girl can dream can't she?

Old Navy $16.50 each piece

Old Navy $16.50 each piece