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Monthly Archives : August, 2010

Yogi Bear

I’m not a true yogi.  I think I’m more like Yogi Bear.  I’d prefer a picnic basket to Child’s Pose any day.  Last night I was lacking energy and motivation yet still wanted to get a workout in.  One OnDemand search later and I was rolling out my yoga mat for 30 minutes of stretching. [...]

Teenage Dream

“You make me Feel like I’m living a Teenage Dream…” Rock on, Katy Perry! Maybe it’s not my true Teenage Dream, but I’ve always wanted to be part of a Fantasy Football league.  And now I finally am!  I’ve always enjoyed watching football.  But unless my team (the New England Patriots) or Jared’s team (the [...]

Liquid Diet

I felt like I was on a Liquid Diet on Wednesday. Yogurt for breakfast, a smoothie for lunch, and soup for dinner. My lunchtime smoothie was very simple, but included healthy and moderately filling ingredients. 2 frozen bananas 1 cup of milk 1 tablespoon of peanut butter Hold up… Liquid diet?!?!  No thanks! Can anyone [...]

Messy Chic

It’s one of Fall’s biggest trends: The Dressy/Undressy Style! You’ll find the look everywhere, especially on the pages of a J. Crew catalog. And there’s a very easy method to capture the Messy Chic look: Honor your mood Accessorize with the opposite For example, if you’re feeling more low key and undressy, wear jeans, Chuck [...]

My Friend, Wishful Nals!

My dear friend Natalie has the cutest blog, My Favorite Things. Natalie shares daily musings on life, love, fashion (so many cute Etsy shops), and everything in between.  Her blog is all about her most very favorite things. And today I was featured as part of her Friday Favorites.  Check out my 5 favorite things!

These Wedges were Made for Walking

Most of the time, I get dressed up to go somewhere and leave the house feeling crappy.  I’ll feel like my outfit or hair or makeup just isn’t quite right. But every now and then I have the rare moment when it all comes together and I feel 100% good about myself.  I feel like [...]

Speed Reader

Hi, my name is Melissa and I have a confession to make: I start reading a book…then begin reading another book.  Until I’m overwhelmed by my pile of half-read or must-read books. 12 books in all! If I wasn’t so distracted by TV and blogging (and googling random shit), I’d have the pile read within [...]

I Eat It. Then I Blog!

Breakfast, lunch, and snack time on this rainy Monday…

The Changs Gang

My friend Jesse loves PF Changs.  He has a Warrior Card and receives discounts because he dines there so often.  He’s borderline obsessed. Last night Jared and I had the pleasure of dining with Jesse and watched him work his Changs magic.  He listened to my dinner requests, but did all of the ordering himself [...]

A Brand New Bar

First time trying Luna’s chocolate cherry protein bar. I noticed the subtle cherry notes. But it seemed to have more of a protein taste than the cookie dough flavor. Meh. Not a huge fan. You win some and you lose some. And the bar was free so it’s all good.