Keeping healthy, loved, warm and cool

Some of my favorite things from last week:
Breakfast with Joy Bauer:
The purple color looks scary, but the shake actually tastes really good!

From her 3-day detox diet (which is awesome, by the way! I lost 7 lbs. I loved it so much I ran out the day after and bought her “Your Inner Skinny” book.)

This shake is 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop of Hammer Soy Protein powder, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.

Time with some of my girls:

Love these girls!

Had the nieces over for the weekend last weekend and we had a blast! Mia and Sadie are adorable. Mia is just like I was as a child, and Sadie is just like Jenny. Looks like her and everything. In fact, sometimes when I see Sadie I forget that I’m not the 5-year-old sister looking at her. I can’t wait till Cai and Caleb and Chloe are old enough to join in our movie / ice cream sundae / slumber party weekends!

Dog love:

Kishin loves Breanna

This is a horrible picture, and I had to lighten it a ton just to get Kishin’s features to show, but as I was working last week I looked up and this is what I saw. I love how Kishin is only happy when he’s near me or Breanna. He will follow her to the end of the earth. They make working so much better!

Coffee!

Cafe au lait

After 3 days on the detox diet and only being allowed 3 cups of black coffee during that time, I was excited to meet Sara for coffee at Caribou on East on Saturday. While I waited for her I snapped this picture, thinking about what a great gift Amy got me when she picked out that coffee sleeve. It has seen a lot of cups of coffee! It may be one of my most-used gifts. Love it!

Shopping love:

kick-ass fan

Ok, this photo was actually taken a few weeks ago. But this weekend I stopped by Metro where they had lots of fun lighting fixtures. This fan is one Anil and I picked out for his living room, and Metro had a similar one (different brand.) I think it’s one of the coolest fans I’ve ever seen!