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Round Up: The Long Lost Post Series

July 1, 2011

Is it just me or is July the best month?  Maybe I’m biased because it’s my birthday month?  Either way, Happy July, friends! 


Anyways, I realized I’m kind of a bad person.  As in a lot of times I say things and don’t follow up on them.

Like that whole “Round Up” post series I started in February and have since neglected. 


Forgive me.  And accept this round up post as a consolation prize.  There’s even two kinda sorta big announcements in there just to keep your attention 🙂

1. Baby niece Belle is still as cute as ever.




2. My basil plant is still alive and kickin’.


What up, fresh basil supply?


Mom, I know you gave me a pot to use but Joey had already bought this new one and no offense, but it’s much cuter.


3. After much deliberation, I’ve come to the conclusion that grill marks make everything look/taste better.



Especially when it’s all on one plate.


4. I finally tried “voluminous oats.”


And was disappointed in the outcome. 

Volume, yes.  Held me over, no.  Although my appetite has been a beast lately, so that might have more to do with it.

I’ll stick to gooey uncooked overnight oats for now.


5. I know spelt berries have some long list of nutritional benefits, but I just eat them because I love the chew!


Angela’s Carrot Raisin Spelt Berry Salad with Cilantro and Cumin.

6. I’ve developed a serious problem.

It’s called the late night blog reading addiction.  And it’s interfering with my sleep.

Which makes me feel like this all day.


And causes a guy at work to ask “Are you awake?” every time he sees me.

“No, no I’m not.  Pass the chai.”

I’ve implemented a “no using the internet after I get home from work” rule, and have consequently been getting to bed earlier, waking up more refreshed and feeling more energized during morning work outs.  Imagine that.

7. I’ve learned that just because it looks good doesn’t mean it tastes good.


Soggy eggplant does not a good wrap make.


Luckily, dessert is harder to mess up so long as it involves crepes, bananas, strawberries, hazelnut and chocolate.


And on that note…

8. Mid-day dessert is always welcome in my life.


Okay, time for the more “serious” points.  And by serious I mean exciting and probably only important to me.

9. Joey and I are officially moving.  Again.

“But Lauren, you just moved!”

Believe me, I know.  I’m sure you’d love for me to bore you with all the logistics of this decision but I’ll spare you and just say, bottom line: Joey and I are looking for a place for just the two of us.  Whoa, big moves forward in this relationship, eh?

It doesn’t really feel like a big deal to either of us.  It was just time and we’re excited.

10. We just booked a trip to Santa Fe for my birthday next week!

I’m particularly excited because:

A) I have a few days off from work

B) Joey’s never been to SF so I’ll get to show him the ropes

C) I can enjoy this again.

And this.

And this.

Kakawa 3


I’m off to hot yoga, then a wedding 🙂

Happy Friday!


What’s going on in your life that you’ve forgotten to mention?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. squigglefloey permalink
    July 1, 2011 8:26 PM

    Awww girl I’m happy to hear you guys are moving together again — as long as you’re up for it! I just moved home and moving is sooo tiring! haha. I have yet to clean up my mess, I kinda just dumped all my boxes in my room.
    I don’t think I’ll be moving again too soon…my BF is moving to Hawaii for Pharm school but I don’t think I’ll be relocating there……at least not yet..?
    Have a wonderful wknd!

    • July 3, 2011 9:41 AM

      I’ll relocate there for you!

      • squigglefloey permalink
        July 3, 2011 5:32 PM

        Haha, yeah I mean I’d seriously be all about relocating over there for a few years — but since it’s such a tourist attraction living there is SO expensive and the jobs are scarce…and I don’t think I have enough saved up to power me through a few months of job searching. So….yeah.

  2. July 2, 2011 7:41 AM

    Soggy eggplant? Eeeee just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies. Please don’t do that to me 😛 And I can’t imagine how big of a pain it must be to move that often… but it’ll be worth it when you get to have your own place and don’t have to worry about roomies.

    • July 3, 2011 9:40 AM

      Moving is the bane of my existance. But having a roommate is a close second.

  3. July 2, 2011 8:12 AM

    That little girl is GORGEOUS!
    Soggy eggplant? Gross!

  4. melissa permalink
    July 2, 2011 8:40 AM

    I love midday desserts, they can be such a great pick-me-up or just make your day feel a little extra special. I’m all for the little things in life!
    You’re niece is adorable! I’m still awwing over those pictures 😛

  5. July 2, 2011 5:34 PM

    Ooh.. congrats on the moving!

  6. July 2, 2011 7:22 PM

    Congrats on the moving in together! And that birthday trip sounds fantastic.

  7. July 2, 2011 7:43 PM

    woah, your basil plant is gorgeous! You make mine look like a piece of turd 😛

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