I’m so glad you guys had a blast playing Friday Trivia! Can’t wait for next week.


The correct answers:

1. Adventures of Pluto Nash

2. Three

3. Oreos


Those that got all 3 correct that are entered for the prize:


Molly P


Rosemary and the Goat

Kristie Lynn

Julie @ SavvyEats


Thanks to all for playin.’ :)


If you didn’t make it this time, check back next Friday. You’ll still have 5 chances to win





Some of you have inquired about my daily eats and routine. Take a look below, and you will see that it is not anything to write home about. This may or may not appear more often. I cannot decide. I am not a fan of taking pictures without natural light. So this probably leans toward the ‘may not’ side.





Yesterday, my morning began like this. It usually does.













To say I am a HUGE fan of makeup is an understatement. I love it. My secret dream job is to be a MAC makeup artist. I love wild colors, dramatic eyes – you name it. And no, I’m not talking about gross, ‘caked-on-your-face’ makeup. You won’t find that on me. I do not even wear foundation. But I love bright, fun colors and experimenting.





My other secret? The real reason I won’t ever become a makeup artist? As much as I love all of your faces, I really have no desire to touch them. You know what I’m talking about. There may always be that one person you see sitting in the makeup chair and  as you walk by, you think ‘oh dear. I am so glad I do not have to touch that face.’




I know. I’m cruel. Please forgive me.




You know what I’m talkin’ bout.





Anyway, my 2 favorite brands (as if you can’t tell from the picture), are MAC and Urban Decay. Put me in a Sephora and I can single handedly destroy my bank account along with yours, and think it is totally worth it.




Have a question about my favorite colors or what I really use everyday? Give me a shout.








Yesterday morning also began like this.













I think it is time for a new blender. I have a ‘normal’ blender, though too much moose juice has cause it to have a mental breakdown. I attempted to use my immersion blender for my green monster. Tiny green spinach flakes are not fun to clean up when you are ravenous at 6:30am. This stuff flew everywhere – I even noticed some that had dried on my foot last night.





What was in my green monster?

*Chocolate Amazing Grass

*almond milk


*frozen banana







I also had an unpictured mini whole wheat bagel with cream cheese.







After discovering the price of the Vitamix last night (which I refuse to disclose here since I will most likely walk through the door with one this weekend and would like to save my husband a heart attack) – I am deciding whether to bite the bullet and get it, or get a cheaper blender. Any suggestions?








Around 11:00 I had some of this Oikos with pumpkin spice granola.











I usually am a plain Fage girl, but had some coupons for Oikos.







Around 2:30 I had some leftover veggie soup and a honeycrisp. Check out the recipe.
















And dove right into this puppy. Have you checked out Ange’s bakery?











If not, swing by Glo Bakery and order some bars. They are more than worth it.







After that, I went on an excursion to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s with my brother. I only go every 3rd week or so because it is about 35 minutes away, but is a real pain to get to.









I was starving because I did not eat much, so I had about 56 of these.











Chocolate Chewies from Whole Foods.









And we also ate almost the entire container of these during the car ride back.















 Hi. My name is Jessica and I’m a shopaholic.






I have issues.












That was only about half the stash. 













This may be my most favorite purchase EVAAHH.












I think  I have shared with many of you my obsession with figs. I live for figs.


I have an excellent recipe to try out so stop back in the next few days.







My husband finally made it home after 3 hours of sitting in traffic coming from the airport.

Ah, he was a joy. He was especially hangry, as you can imagine after sitting in gridlocked traffic in the pouring rain.




He asked me to make him a ‘sandwhich-thing’ with some leftover filet we had in the fridge. I sauteed some onions and mushrooms, and decided to throw the mix between 2 whole grain tortillas.












































He was not a happy camper when he saw what I made. He didn’t want this, he wanted a sandwhich. After a brief temper tantrum, he ate it anyway. It was pretty fabulous.







I had some whole wheat naan for the first time.











Um, why on earth have I never had naan? I broiled it with some low-fat mozzarella and asiago. It was amazing, to say the least.






Today it looks like this outside.











Now it’s my turn to throw a tantrum like a 5 year old because all I want to do it go to the darn pumpkin patch.




Oh well. I will drown my sorrows in more Chocolate Chewies.



Up next: a spin on good ole’ chocolate chip cookies.

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26 Responses to “A Day In the Life.”

  1. #
    April — October 24, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    My blender went kaput yesterday so I have to make an emergency run!

    I’ve never tried naan…it’s on my hitlist.


  2. #
    Diana — October 24, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    That tortilla creation does look good. And naan is soooooo good. I had it for the first time earlier this year.

    I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to touch other peoples’ face. I’m a little bit “picky” when it comes to that kind of thing too. I hate it when people I don’t know touch me lol :|


  3. #
    That Kind of Girl — October 24, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    Vita Mix is really worth it. It’s just so vastly superior to anything else out there. And you can use it for aaaaaaages.


  4. #
    Morgan — October 24, 2009 @ 10:01 am

    Do you want a 20% off coupon to Sephora online good until November 2? Let me know, and I’ll email it to you


  5. #
    Menden @ Skinny Menny — October 24, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    I used to work at various department store cosmetic counters – and I have some HILAR stories from doing makeup for people!! I used to do freelance makeup artist work…I love love love me some makeup too!

    Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow = love

    That fig spread looks awesome. I love the taste of fig, but I also looooove the smell of fig-scented products…do you?


  6. #
    VeggieGirl — October 24, 2009 @ 10:19 am

    I’m obsessed with that fig spread – awesome stuff.


  7. #
    Barbara — October 24, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    Now that I’m through laughing at your post, I have to tell you I was so impressed with the healthy food you were eating that I was in shock. And then….you ended up like me. Eating all sorts of junk food the rest of the day! What a hoot.
    Must confess I’ve never had a chocolate chewie. I’m really sorry you told me about them.
    Love naan- you can put anything on it and it’s fabulous.


  8. #
    bluestocking — October 24, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    Makeup, oh yes! My train case looks the same. As does the top drawer in my bathroom. Are you a member at MUA? If not, you should be. It could be a new online obsession!

    Don’t have a Vitamix, though a friend does. I was ever so tempted when our blender recently died, but my inner miser won out and I bought an Osterizer. Absolutely excellent purchase!

    Oh, and do tell how the fig spread is. I almost bought some of that myself.


  9. #
    glidingcalm — October 24, 2009 @ 11:32 am

    hahaa i love make up too!! but when I do other peoples’ faces, i just feel so much worse at it! I used to try to make up for some skating friends and always feeled like i was doing such a bad job!!

    love the eats! hurray for those cute cookies and foodie shopping!

    Love the red meat in your life too! Let’s go IRON! :)


  10. #
    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — October 24, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

    congrats to the winners! I got 2 outta 3..thats not bad right??

    I wish you could come do my makeup! I have no clue about anything when it comes to makeup. I throw on some eyeliner and mascara a lip gloss and there I have it! But I hear ya when you say you wouldn’t want to go around touching other peoples faces!!

    GREAT grocery pic from TJ’s I see you have the sweet potato fries (the precut ones) those are soo good and conveient

    that fig spread is AMAZING My mom gets it and when we have company over she puts it out with some nice cheese…fig spread, cheese on a cracker-heavennn!!!


  11. #
    eatingmachine — October 24, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    i used to do makeup on people for plays. it was always entertaining to try and put mascara on boys.
    i don’t like jobs where i’d have to touch people all day. not everyone needs my touch, i’m pretty sure.


  12. #
    Julie @savvyeats — October 24, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

    Honestly, figs kind of scare me :) Any good ideas for how I should eat them for the first time?


  13. #
    lora — October 24, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    i am not a fan of figs, but fig spread? i could give it a shot :) im so mad i missed the trivia! now i have to wait n I hate waiting LOL. have a great weekend!



  14. #
    Abby — October 24, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

    LOVED this post.. I always always have to snack on the way home from grocery shopping too!! lol Your nan/pizza looks super yummy!! :)


  15. #
    Tara — October 24, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

    I made a Trader Joe’s run myself yesterday. Had to pick up some apple cider and their yummy pumpkin bread mix. Can you really go wrong there?! Enjoyed getting a glimpse at a day in your life! :)


  16. #
    onehealthyapple — October 24, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

    Your day was way more exciting than mine. I totally feel ya on the touching faces thing. I would love to do hair, but I would not deal with the scalp massage thing either…plus I have worked myself into a whole other career, so I just play with my hair instead. Hope you get to go to the pumpkin patch. Whining works!


  17. #
    ryan — October 24, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    i just ate, and this made me hungry again.


  18. #
    Erica — October 24, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    I suck at doing my makeup! So jealous that you love doing it and are good at it! Loved the day in the life of. I think the type of blender you get should really depend on what you plan to do with it. If its just smoothie type deals- I’d get a magic bullet- they totally sock!


  19. #
    Josie — October 24, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    ahhh I miss whole foods and trader joes. I used to go every single week when I lived in the city.

    I’ve been meaning to try to make a “green monster” but haven’t gotten around to it – def gotta!

    oh and vitamix blenders are quite fabulous. I mean, we had 3 at the cafe I used to work at and those things will seriously blend anything. But If you’re worried about the price I know mine is pretty good – its some sort of kitchen aid and it’s held up pretty well. good luck!


  20. #
    Paige @ Running Around Normal — October 25, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

    Every time I come to your blog, I leave hungry!!

    I actually went to Trader Joe’s for the first time yesterday! The closest one to me is in Chicago, about an hour and a half away – I can’t believe I’ve never been there. It’s amazing!


  21. #
    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama — October 25, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE makeup too!


  22. #
    steph — October 25, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

    The vita mix is worth it! you can make anything with it


  23. #
    Jessica — October 26, 2009 @ 9:55 am

    How are the glow bars…waiting for my order?? They look so good?


  24. #
    Kris — October 27, 2009 @ 12:43 am

    Hi Jessica! Great blog!

    I heart all mac makeup…..I was wondering if you have tried any of their skin care line?

    They are the best for fun eye shadow colors ;)

    Everything on this blog look so yummy!


  25. #
    Jessica — October 26, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    They are incredible!!



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