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Hey friends!  Meet Brock . . . You’ll get to know him better in the future, but he just wanted to say Hello!


This week’s question was a bit tough for me too. But I would have to go with the first option.  Working in a chiropractic office allows me to see the product of the people who take care of themselves naturally and the condition of people that don’t and use drugs and surgeries. I’m not sure I can live authentically knowing that there is better way than pumping people full of dangerous drugs and hacking them up.  I also don’t have kids or a husband right now and I do not have anyone relying on my money for support.


What Else? . . .

Speaking of working for a Chiropractor . . . look who got adjusted yesterday? (serious)


While out shopping I found this pretty neat beach towel.  It made me laugh & made me appreciate that blogging is very much becoming a real profession!


Caroline gave me some homemade coconut butter and I cant get enough!  I really wish I had the top to my food processor so I can make my own because the blender is not cutting it!  I must find a way!!


I’ve been a little obsessed with coffee lately.  I have had a cup every day and even had 2 yesterday!  Good thing they are half-caff!


Last but not least, I am proud to say that operation Meals @ Home has so far been a success . . . even if its only been 48 hours!

Here are some recent eats . . .


Cheeseburger with homemade chili garlic fries (burger from Omaha steaks)


Overnight Oats with sinful coconut butter mentioned above.


Homemade veggie pizza with side salad.


Wrap with tempeh & red pepper sauce with homemade chili garlic fries.


Snackage . . . apple + carrot sticks with sunbutter for dipping.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Quick Note:  I was wondering if you guys had any questions you want to post for Would You Rather in the coming weeks.  Anything related to health, authentic living, money, blogging etc. would be great!  Email me at if you got one!

Dining Expectations

Today was a full day of errands. It started with waking up at 4:52 am to blasting music coming from upstairs. I swear, I don’t know what this guys deal is . . . (or what he’s deal-ING) but I can’t take much more of this noise!

I headed to work for a few hours. Came home, did some dishes and headed off to my parents to wash my dirty chef uniform. Mom and I went out food shopping for a few things we needed.

By the time I got home, it was 4:00 pm and I was out of it. I started getting a weird headache and I also felt some congestion creeping up. Not again!

I lied on the couch for a bit and listened to relaxing music app and ended up falling asleep for a half hour. I feel much better but now Im paranoid.

Chris got home and we decided to go to a Mexican restaurant that we have been wanting to try for years. We debated going for a while since we just went out to eat, but I figured it would help my mood and I also planned on keeping half of whatever I ordered to pack up for tomorrow.

WORST meal in a very long time. I get really upset when I have a bad meal. Especially since I feel like I’m doing a good thing by not spending my money in a chain restaurant. I won’t get into details, but I embarrassed Chris pretty bad. He said I’m becoming too much of a critic. Maybe I am getting snobby about my food these days but I guess it goes with the territory.

I just gotta stop getting so upset the times it does happen.

Now I’m home and I just finished packing my food for tomorrow.


Overnight oats with chia seeds, bananas and almond butter in an old empty Earth Balance container.


Salad on a wrap with garlic hummus.


Daisy girl apple.

I didn’t pack dinner this time. We have a 6 hour class on Fin Fish tomorrow which I’m sure will result in a nice meal. Last week I ended up throwing out my millet burger because I was full from all the poultry!

Bedtime is soon . . . Gotta prepare for the rain :(

What did you do today? Do you get upset when you have a bad meal at a restaurant?

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