Thanks to everyone who posted a question for Jen Perez on my last post! I will compile your questions with my own into one big list I can’t wait to see what she has to say!
Today I crossed off several things on my to-do list:
- P90X Core Synergistics Workout
- Economics of Gender Final Exam
- Integrated Marketing Final Paper
- Blog Reading
Yes, still behind on the last one, unfortunately! I can’t wait until I have nothing to do for two whole weeks starting March 12. It’s going to be glorious. Oh, and the blog anniversary is later this month, too, so I will definitely be planning something special for that!
The theme for today’s post is “What Can Brown Do For Me?” Yes, I purposefully gleaned inspiration from UPS. You’ll see why in a bit 😉 First of all, we have a “brown” breakfast. After reading this post from Caroline, I was inspired to finally try my hand at “Girl Scout Oats” because I have yet to actually have a cookie this year. I wanted to model them after Peanut Butter Patties – and yes, that is what they are called in my neck of the woods. What is this “Tagalong” business, Caroline? 😉 Anyway, here was what went into the bowl:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1/2 scoop Jay Robb chocolate whey protein powder
- 1 tsp. dark cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. ground flax
- 1 tbsp. Barney Butter
I know what you’re thinking. Technically “almond butter” doesn’t meet the Girl Scout Cookie criteria, but wouldn’t it be great if they made a cookie like that? This bowl was delicious! I have to point out that the dark cocoa powder was awesome, too – if you like dark chocolate, try it!
Of course, “brown” was also doing things for me in the Coffee Cocoa department:
Continuing on through a morning of class, a final exam and extreme tiredness, “brown” was also doing things for me when I was ready to eat some lunch.
I picked up a brown rice California roll at Whole Foods last week. I just can’t help myself because it is made fresh daily and I guess I see it as my once-a-week treat lunch It’s so good!
See, I wasn’t kidding around when I said “brown” was doing things for me today!
Now here’s where the real “brown” comes in. Later in the afternoon, I received a visit from the UPS man, who dropped off an incredible box of goodies just for me!
The amazing Brittany sent me a box filled with new products I have never tried before: hemp protein, a Dr. Weil bar, and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. She also sent me some of my favorites: coconut Larabar, WCMN Clif Bars, and a sweet card But the kicker here? It’s hiding underneath all of those things!
Oh wait, did I say that I had to try “one” immediately? Hm…try three They were SO delicious! I can’t wait to try these out for myself sometime. Thank you so much, Brittany! Between your generosity and Melissa’s generosity this week, I am overwhelmed with blog love. Honestly – thank you. It is making the week go by so much easier!
But if my economics courses have taught me anything, it’s that the business world is full of competition. (I realize that I have officially taken the “brown” theme too far, but bear with me.) Less than 20 minutes later, the FedEx man was at my door making me an offer.
In addition to having the chance to interview Jen Perez, I also received some EAS product samples from Robyn. I can’t wait to try these – I’ve always been intrigued by them in stores, but have never actually bought the brand. Thanks, Robyn! I’ll be sure to post a review as I try each one!
And now you know just how big of a dork I am. I create post themes based on shipping service slogans!
FYI: Dinner was not “brown” – in fact, it was a green salad Had to get in the veggies at some point!
- Michelle over at Lucky Taste Buds is giving away Barney Butter!
- Olga of the awesome HealthingIt is giving away a chance to make your own cereal!
- Check out Krista’s Kravings for the GREAT GIVEAWAY!
Life is good when life is brown,