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Monday, April 26, 2010

hello week three.......

week three is going to be a continuation of week two.....still on the treadmill due to weather.....i know i am a wimp, but until it is over 50 i am a treadmill girl!!!!  get the whole fam involved in your workouts!!  my kids love the wii--or if you are experiencing spring get outside and get moving!! 

here is a great recipe (if you are a hummus lover like me)
hummus sesame noodles

1 pound whole wheat pasta
3/4 cup hummus (i like to make my own but i dont always have time so there are lots of great store brands)
1/4 cup veggie broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce or i use braggs to cut down on the sodium
1/2 dry roasted peanuts, crushed
1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted if you like or not--they dont have to be!!
15 snow peas and 3 scallions thinly sliced
i also like to add more veggies--carrots celery beets--whatever i have on hand

cook noodles
in a large bowl stir together hummus and soy sauce and veg broth-toss the hot noodles with the hummus mixture and let cool--you might need to add a little wather if it sticks together--then top with peanuts, sesame seeds, snow peas and scallions

Sunday, April 25, 2010

party in the usa........

we spent this weekend at alyeska ski resort for the spring carnival......the weather, skiing, food, friends and family were so wonderful.....what a great weekend!!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

my new addiction.....

so i am totally addicted to pandora.  i am so inspired by music and pandora is such an amazing way to find brilliant new artist.  here are a few that i have come across recently....
mat kearney...jason myles goss.....matt nathanson

Monday, April 19, 2010

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prom10 042
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our neice and nephew headed to prom--they are so much fun!!

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prom10 045
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picking up the pace.....

its week two of my workout schedule and i am picking up the pace a little.  each day this week i will step on the treadmill for 30-45 min walk/run, and maybe even step outside for a walk or bike ride if our weather cooperates. 

i love my morning coffee and a great is a recipe i found in health magazine that combines both.....
-wake up smoothie
1/2 cup chilled strong coffee
1/2 cup coffee low fat frozen yogurt (i dont use this, but i add a little extra milk)
1/4 cup almond, soy or rice milk
1TBS ground flaxseed
pinch ground cinnamon
puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth ( i love my vita mix blender--it is amazing at getting those smoothies just right)

Friday, April 16, 2010

vegetarian life.......

about 5 years ago i chose the veggie life.  the book that inspired it all was the rave diet and lifestyle by mike anderson.  his book and pure health video changed my life--find it on amazon and it includes tons of great vegan recipes.  since then i have found great recipes in magazines and other cookbooks.  some of my fav cookbooks....the asian vegan kitchen by hema parekh......real vegetarian thai by nancie mcdermott.....the garden of vegan by tanya barnard and sarah kramer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

an april day in the ak.......

this is what we woke up to this morning and at noon it is still coming down........

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

think spring...well almost spring.......

this weeks workouts 2 miles 15 min 30 min

hopefully the weather will warm up so i can get outside and ride my bike with the kids.  still under 40 degrees here with little patches of snow on the ground:( trying to be positive--these adorble flowers should help!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

starting off slow....

today's workout--run walk for 15 minutes

recipe of the day (a quick healthy snack i found in real simple mag)
easy granola
4 cups old fasioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1 cup sliced almonds (or any fav nut you have)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cut pumpkin seeds
1/2 pure maple syrup
2 tbls oil
1 cup dried fruit

-heat oven to 350 degrees
toss the oats, nuts, coconut on a cookie sheet with the syrup and oil.
-bake tossing once until crisp, about 25-30 min
-add dried fruit and toss, then let cool

Saturday, April 10, 2010

and so it begins.........

my ten week (get my hiney in shape) training schedule starts monday.  i will share my workouts and different recipes that inspire my getting in shape for summer!!!  no race planned just a few vacations that require a little yellow polka dot bikini!!  bye bye micro brew beers!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

a website to check out.....

sara snow is a fun green living expert.  check out her site for great recipes and green living ideas.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


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sammy at the landing

sammy at the landing
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sammy sen10r year

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just another pic af our Sammy Lou!

don't sweat the small stuff.....

my new motto....dstss!!! i am reading the book Don't sweat the small stuff....and it's all small stuff.... simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life. by Richard Carlson, PH.D. it is such a great little read to keep on my nightstand. my husband and i both have stressful jobs and reading inspirational books helps keep my mind at peace.

--"you must take personal responsibility you cannot change the circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you CAN change yourself." --Jim Rohn

Monday, April 5, 2010

my method to the cleaning madness.......

so its my day off and I am spending the day cleaning.......a couple of years ago I set out in search of an earth, family, and budget friendly cleaning product. method was the answer to my search and I have used it ever since. the beautiful colors and great smells make cleaning a little less painful. they also make a line called go naked (love the name) which contains no dyes or perfumes!!!!

my method

my method
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

self portrait

self portrait
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so i had my seven year old son take my self portrait...... it was quite an experience....Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

best friends

this is sweet sam (our niece) and her friend audrey.....we had a beautiful september day at the landing for one of her senior portrait sessions......i met her when she was four years old and now she is graduating from high school
best friends
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senier portraits in the last frontier

not so patiently waiting for summer.......

SO, we still have snow on the ground, no blooms on the trees and 42 degrees. The sun is shining and I know spring and summer are just around the corner, but I am a little impatient. So ready for our summer adventures.....graduations, vacations, sun, sand, family, friends, projects, midnight sun, hikes, and bike rides.

summer 09

this photo was taken at northstar in lake tahoe....we spent a few days there last summer on our california visit with my parents and my brother and his family.....we love to ski so it was fun to hike around the resort in the summer and check out the are the four cousins taken a break from the hike
summer 09
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experiments in april

experiments in april
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Pictures tell the story of who we are by capturing our passions, and our love for friends and family.

Friday, April 2, 2010

good coffee with a great friend......

good coffee with a great friend = amazing conversation and inspiration......thank you J.

Love is the beauty of the soul - Saint Augustine

beautiful energy

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