I have a Blog?

A… Blog?

…What is that?

I seem to have forgotten in amongst all of my…

  • Skanking to ska tunes and drinking brews at music shows.

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  • Riding insane roller coasters at Canada’s Wonderland. Behold BEHEMOTH:


DO try going to amusement parks on an early June Monday when summer has not yet technically begun and kids are still all in school. My longest line wait was 15 minutes tops and I got on all of the best rides in the park, the above beast TWICE.

DO NOT, however, go on a day that is deceivingly sunny, only to be blasted by out-of-nowhere Arctic winds. I ended up having to go back to my car to change into jeans and a sweatshirt and still spent the next two hours freezing my buns off. Icy air + fast, sky high rides = Ice CUBE <–That was me.

Now if I could only figure out a way to translate my roller coaster riding bravery into real life bravery. A future mission perhaps.

  • Working out.


Or not. I took more rest days than I have in months this week. I think they were needed. Plus, walking around an amusement park all day, for example, is plenty of exercise, am I right?!


But of course. Wake up and bake up. That’s what I did today. Rainy days are made for baking. Today was rainy. Case in point:

Coconut Carob/Chocolate Pecan Walnut Oatmeal Bars? Why not?


Sub honey instead of agave, walnuts instead of pecans, and use 1/4 cup of a mix of carob and semisweet chocolate chips and you’ll see exactly what came out of my oven at about 10:00 this morning.


  • EATING. If that one wasn’t obvious…

Cereal is not going out of style. Why I am eating it like it is, well for that I have no answer.


My cow mug likes to be filled with things other than hot bevs.


Things like cooked oats topped with cottage cheese and jam.


Toasted Vitatops served over plain yogurt with juicy fresh pineapple and strawberries? Yes please!


Smooooooth as silk smoothie iced coffees alongside dinner? A-okay.


Leafy greens and rainbow veggies? Once in a while…



What would you like for dinner tonight? A Mini tofu burgers topped with guac + dijonnaise?


Or how about some nose-on-fire buffalo chicken meatballs?


Oh, you say you need a quick chocolatey fudge fix?
I say you mix 2T sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter for that matter) with 1T honey and 1T cocoa powder. Potentially double, triple, or quadruple the batch.
Freeze it. Wait for it. Eat it. Be in smart fudgy heaven.


I also say that I need to stop neglecting blogging for days at a time. I have no good excuses. Yet I always seem to have excuses a plenty up my sleeves (or maybe behind my ears since these summery days are leaving most of my shirts on the sleeveless side).

So, in conclusion, I have a few new missions now on my hands:

– Blog more often.
– Implement my roller coaster style bravery into everyday life.
– Tone down the useless excuses. They get you (me) nowhere.

There’s a few more I could shove in there but I’ll leave it at that for now.

And on that note… Cheerio!


19 thoughts on “I have a Blog?

  1. hands down u need to win the best mug award! freaking cute. omg and u got a chance to head over to wonderland and ride some coasters!!! im so jealous. i need to take a trip out east.. ive been thinking about it for this summer.. we’ll see.

    omg and i need one of those granola bars- u made them all fat and plump and heavenly <3


  2. WONDERLAND! My loves! My hubby and son hate rides but my daughter and I are ALL over the coasters. And because she is a 5’3″ 11 yr old, she is tall enough for all the good ones, too! Score!

    I made those same bars and used walnuts, too. Very good treats!

  3. Omigoodness all of your eats look absolutely fantastic! I can’t decide which one I would want to try first.

    On the exercise issue, I definitely think walking around an amusement park all day is exercise. The intense shopping trips with my mom always wear me out so much more than a hard cardio work out in the gym.

  4. Hello easy as pie fudge. I’m pretty sure I’ll need to try that. I’m thinking peanut butter fudge. Mmmm, peanut butter.

    I fully encourage baking early in the AM. Or any time of day for that matter. Baking rocks!

  5. I think I’ve taken more days off from exercising the past two months than I did all school year. Actually I don’t think, I’m pretty darn sure. Meh, we’re still alive and kickin’. Life goes on. If anything our bodies needed the rest.

    Thanks for trying out the recipe–I haven’t made those in forever. Gotta get on it! I made a coffee smoothie this morning—so good!

  6. girl don’t stress about blogging! you’re having fun AND making ridonc looking breakfasts that you should put in a box and send to me ;)

  7. Hey, sounds like a great excuse(s) for a break to me! ‘Spesh that coaster! Holy crap, I’d be peeing myself, in a good way! Erm…that is, if there *is* a good way to pee yourself, which as I think about it, I’m not sure there is…

  8. OMG I haven’t been to wonderland in forevverrr!! well, more like 2 years but still! I used to go every summer like 3 or 4 times at least!
    Do you live in near toronto?? We should really do a blogger meetup sometime of all Ontarian bloggies =)
    And I totally get your blogging breaks…I find it so hard to find the time to post, I wish I could post more though!

  9. Definitely dont stress too much about blogging, it should be fun :)

    Like… amusement parks. That sounds so fun. I loved going to Disneyland in college on grayish, rainyish days. No lines and so wonderful.

    I am trying that fudge thing tonight. :)

  10. The fudge recipe is unlike any I’ve seen before. It sounds light and delicious…I may just have to give it a try :) Love the pictures and your light-hearted tone…great blog!

  11. Loved this post, girl!
    Posting should not be an obligation – you should have fun with it!
    Thanks for sharing all these amazing pics, girlie – I absolutely love your blog :)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

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