Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fun Mail finds and Movies…


Hey my lovelies! How are you all? I hope you are all having one fabulous Saturday so far. Mine has been pretty jam packed so far!


First up Id so wanted to thanks the amazing peeps at POM Wonderful for sending me this amazing goodie bag full of fresh POM juice. Im so super excited to play around with it! I cracked open a bottle and holy yum is it good. Thank you so much!!


I also received some awesome cream from Emily . Thank you so much girl! I plan on trying this out tonight to see how my knees are.



I slept in, well till 8, and thats late for me! Started off my morning with some coffee and my new favorite breakfast.



I make one serving of oatmeal, cool it down for a few minutes. Stir in some greek yogurt with vanilla stevia and some cinnamon and top with tons of chopped apples. So good!!! The texture of the oatmeal and yogurt mix is similar to cottage cheese. It is awesome. Im in love. I used to just eat all oats in the morning but I love that I know can combine some good protein and fruit into my morning meal and still have my oatmeal. Love it!


I worked them out HARD this morning. I had a large (and i mean LARGE) cup of coffee this morning with my breakfast and with all that caffeine running rampant in my system I was on fire. I am a coffee addict and Im not going to change that! This morning coffee flavor of the day was Egg-Noggin!

I was hoping to get my cardio in the morning and finally get a trainer at night so I can properly learn to lift but I  just started OT at work. So I’ll think of something because I am determined!

Lunch was my usual salad but I topped it with some canned salmon. Not too bad. I haven't ever had canned salmon, usually just eat fresh salmon but this tasted pretty good on my salad. What are your thoughts on canned salmon?


After lunch it was definitely time to treat myself. I love mani/pedis. They are one of my favorite splurgey things to do. I met up with a friend and we both got some cute pedis!


My toes look kinda weird in this picture. haha.

So I was on a major movie spree this weekend. I watched White Out with Kate Beckindale, The Stepfather and Pandorum. Pandorum was by far my favorite. (I love weird sci fi flicks) White Out made no sense to me and had no character depth, I got bored about half way through. The Stepfather wasn't good but it wasn't terrible either. Nothing to rush out and see just a typical mystery/horror movie. Nothing too note worthy. I feel like the last really good movie I've seen was Avatar! Any good movies you all have seen that maybe I could check out? Any ones you are looking forward to seeing?

While watching my movies I snacked on some snap peas and mustard.


Then din was some sauteed veggies with pico and egg whites…


And for dessert..Kaboucha squash with almond butter!


Ahhh I love days where I feel like i get a lot done but I still get a chance to relax in the evenings. Im a huge movie buff (which I guess is good since thats where I work!) But it feels so good to settle in on the couch after a long day and watch a good movie. What are your favorite flicks? Any ones you are really looking forward to?

I hope you all are having an amazing weekend! xooxxo!

P.S..Don’t forget to enter my Chocolate-y giveaway!


  1. i love getting nail art done when i get a pedi! ah that is the ultimate form of pampering, and it lasts for a long time unlike a massage or something! nice to get a great workout in hte morning, starts the day off right! love the pom package, i was lucky enough to get some from them a few months back too and loved it! i even used it to cook grains in (instead of water) and it turned out really well!

  2. Its so funny you mentioned canned salmon. I was just thinking about how I feel about it. I've been on a tuna kick this week and was thinking of trying canned salmon but I'm not sure if I'll like it. I might get one of those pouches or something. That squash sounds great, I've been seeing it on the blogs a lot and can't find it! Nice job on a killer workout! You just reminded me that I need another cup of coffee! :)

  3. ah you have got to make yourself some POM spritzers!! just pom and seltzer water -- so amazing :)

    lovely nails! my toes are so icky - ack, it's embarassing!

  4. I don't really like canned salmon, it seems to smell a lot more than regular salmon, and definitely more than tuna, so that turns me off on it. Nathan mixed some in with some pasta salad and that taste pretty good, so I guess if you mix it it's ok. Oh, I need a pedicure so bad! Next weekend for me I think!
    I'm looking forward to "Shutter Island"!

  5. I got a package just like that on Friday. Haha! I'll be having a post about it tomorrow or Tuesday. Yet another thing in common, huh? ;)

    And I by far love to relax with either a good TV show, a movie, or a book at night.

  6. Crazy Heart was the last movie I saw and it was great, I definitely recommend it!

  7. i get canned salmon every once in a while (wild caught only) but try to avoid too much of it just b/c of the BPA in cans....

  8. 8AM is late for me as well! I am such an early bird.

    I love canned salmon (must more than tuna). But then again, salmon is my favorite fish. One of my friends was obsessed with canned fish recently...he was a big fan of mackerel and sardines. A little too out of the box for me...

    Your toes look super cute!

  9. Sounds like you had a busy but good weekend! I am jealous of your have no idea how much I need one right now. There just isn't enough time in the day!

    I really want to have some POM right now! So lucky you got some for free. :)

    I am not a big canned salmon person. I'd much rather have fresh fish or no fish at all!

    Have a great Sunday night. I hear rain is on the way again!

  10. girl i LOVE your toenails! i love nail colors!!
    and your breakfast looks awesome! love the cheese-cakey taste of that. i LOVE days where i get a lot done too-i feel productive!

  11. I've never had canned salmon before, and i'm not sure if I would like it. I love movies! This weekend I saw Paris Je T'aime, and District 9. I prefer watching movies in the comfort of my bed rather than a movie theater stuffed with people. One of the things I want to do this year is to watch more foreign movies.

  12. i want to see valentines day when it comes out! your toes look super cute :) love the design... and pom sounds delicious- i've never tried it!

  13. Hey Chrysta!
    Thanks for the lovely comment you left me!

    This: I worked them out HARD this morning. I had a large (and i mean LARGE) cup of coffee...
    Sounds perfect to me :)

    Your pedi looks awesome!!!!!!

    I love hot/sweet mustards, and sugar snap peas (those very ones from tj's!) and you gave me a good idea!

    Enjoy your vday plans w/ your man, whatever they end up being!

  14. I have to tell you that this blog is exactly what I was looking for. I have been doing clean eating for 2 years, but I always seem to have periodic "cravings" which derail me. I have been using The Eat Clean Diet as a guide. I like it for the structure, but it kind of took the love out of eating and made it more robotic, if you know what I mean. I love your connection to food and life. I love you motto "Be Happy, be healthy, be active, be amazing". It is so upbeat and fresh.
    I a found your site yesterday while searching for something exactly like this. I was excited to wake up and eat my breaky while reading. My breaky is coffee mixed with chocolate protein powder, and a bowl of steel cut oats with flax, cinnamon, and vanilla. YUM!
    How do you drink your coffee by the way? What is your take on water and how do you drink it? Just plain or with some lime, lemon etc? I am having a hard time with water lately.
    Anyways, I wanted to let you know that you have touched someone and I am going to keep on reading. I am going to try those delish choc. balls and ginger balls recipes I just read as well.
    Thanks again,

  15. really cute nails! :D

  16. It sounds like you totally enjoyed your weekend I love your toes! Its been so long since ive gotten mine done!

  17. POM! So yummy! I *think* I have a Pom sampler coming in the mail soon.. lets hope!

    You are so cute Chrysta with your toes. Love them. I need myself a pedi baddd... Probably won't be getting one any time soon though! Oh welll.. time and place for everything right? Hope you're doing splendid. xoxo

  18. My favorite part of my day, other than my morning, is night time when I'm done with EVERYTHING and I am just relaxing on the couch with Nick, and a good movie or show. We have a list of movies we want to see, many of which are older actually. One of them is Requiem for a Dream. Have you seen it? I've been meaning to see it for years, my roommate used to talk about it a lot.

    Regarding the canned salmon, I love it, just not the little bones. Although the bones are supposed to be REALLY HIGH in vitamin D!

    Have a great day :)

  19. cute toesies!

    I tried the Guru Salve- i really like it!!!!

  20. Hey hey! How are you? Sounds like such a fabulous day. I am a total caffeine junky too and I won't give it up! Actually, the new fitness magazine I just bought has an article in it called coffee, the healthiest drink in the world. Um yah- totally saving that article ;) Your toes look awesome! I am going to get mine done at the end of the month before we go away. Love the snap peas and mustard

  21. I love POM and dipping my veggies in mustard.

    I am also a coffee fanatic and can't live without it. I don't drink, smoke or eat unhealthy food- coffee is my vice!

    Have a great day!

  22. i cannot live without coffee!!! :-) I am new to your blog and just wanted to say hello! I am 27 as well and have a very similar concept for my blog. Anyhow- nice to meet you and love your message!

  23. I don't mind canned salmon, but don't often buy it. TJ's has some that's wild caught and not packed with additional salt or any of that extra-ness.

    And trust me, your feet are FAR less weird looking than mine. :)

  24. I need to get in with POM Wonderful so I can get a goodie bag too!!! I love their stuff!

  25. Loving the pedicure on your toes!!! So nice you got some you time over the weekend!!! We all need that!!!

    Lady Gaga is the best, love her and love her music!!!

    LOST!!!! Yay!!!!!! I am so excited for tonight!!! I am so glad you are a LOST fan too!!! I hope you have a great day girl!!!!!!


  26. ADORE that oatmeal combo!! I love lovee throwing apples into the oatmeal mix, even though all blog-world is obsessed with bananas usually ( i do that too, though!) :)

    And agreed--Avatar was SO good!! But hmm i've wanted to see the stepfather but may not rush to see it so soon anymore, haha!! Thanks for the sweet comment!

  27. The only time I've had canned salmon it had a bunch of bones, etc and I've been too freaked out to buy it again!!

  28. Hey Chrysta! thanks for the breakfast recipe. I am so bored with my current ones and need a change to my morning routine!! I have never tried to put yogurt in the oat meal. but this sounds really yummy and very fulfilling. Got to try it out tomorrow :-D

  29. Oooh everything looks so good! I love your oats.

    I'm dying to try that squash. We definitely don't have it here.

  30. GIRL i love that oat creation!!
    and your squash looks AMAZING!!
    im craving some now fo REAL.
    im SO looking foward to the valentines day movie!
    your comments always make my day-you are such a sweet girl! thank you!
    have a great day love!

  31. Love pom juice! Kabocha squash with almond butter sounds yummy!

  32. glad you liked my answers! somehow i htink i keep a lot of myself hidden so people are very curious! =D SO glad you like reading my posts! i always wonder if people think i'm crazy. =D

    you have an awesome day. and you CAN do it re: trainer. you'd be awesome!

  33. I have seen POM in the supermarket but have never tried it (its really expensive in Australia). I have heard so many wonderful things about it - so should really give it a try!

    Oh and what is 'pico'? Is it a fish?

  34. I have yet to try POM juice so you'll have to let us know what you do with it!