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Liquid Pleasures

Attention!! I’m writing a post!!

I feel that I need to shout this from the rooftops like that because it’s been SO long! I don’t even want to look at the date of my last post.

Anyway, I’m not promising anything, like how I will be blogging a lot more this Spring/Summer because guess what? Life gets in the way, BUT, I have decided that I am going to try and keep things as candid as possible.

So about that title. Referring to these guys:

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This week I’ve discovered Protein Powder! I use a local natural foods market’s brand. It really gives ordinary smoothies a boost! AND, it keeps me full until lunch! More about the benefits of protein powder in a later post.

And on the coffee, I’m enjoying Gevalia brand as always, but instead of the House Blend, which my grocery store was out of this week, I opted for the French Blend, which is darker.

Even though darker blends have a more bitter taste, they actually have less caffeine, no?

What have YOU been enjoying for breakfast lately?

XOXO,
Ellen

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Weekend Round Up

Good evening! I am sorry it has been SO long since my last post. LIFE gets in the way, you know? I’m still trying to figure out how much time I actually would like to dedicate to blogging. I love sharing pictures, recipes, and happenings around town, but I’m at the intersection of is this creative outlet neccessary in my life right now? I already get to express my creativity everyday at work (I’m a lucky girl!), and some things I would like to keep to myself.

The fact that twice last week I made brownies (once for a pot luck) and scraped the bowl clean of the batter is not something I’m proud of :(. Overall, I do like to pop in and share stuff with ya’ll, so I’ll keep this thing going for now.ย 

This past weekend was pretty great. RVA had picturesque weather all weekend long!! Somehow though, the photos I took ended up being of meals and not the blue skies. Oh well. Stay tuned later this Spring for those.ย 

My bowl of oats Saturday morning. Strawberries are IN!ย 

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I blended up some Peas and made them into a hummus for lunch on Sunday. Sooo good!! Recipe here.

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Sunday afternoon we gathered for the 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at my parent’s house! The kiddos LOVED it, and I had so much fun hiding the eggs ๐Ÿ™‚ My sister and brother will be out of town Easter weekend, so we celebrated early.

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After an early dinner, I said my goodbyes to my family and headed over to my friend Shannon’s house. We gathered for Wine and Apps while watching the American Country Music Awards. Such a fun Sunday!ย I stayed up way too late, so it’s goodnight for me now. Until next time!ย 

XOXO,ย 

Ellen

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