Fool-Proof Poof

Kudos to Alex for the title!

Anywho, how busy was today! I didn’t get to dinner till 10pm…terrible, I know. I usually try to not eat after 9pm, but some nights…you just have to be flexible. I’d rather eat something than skip a meal.

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We got a lot of berries this weekend, so I decided to make one of my new breakfast faves – an Individual Breakfast Crisp with tri-color berries – blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

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I added in chia seeds when I added my tapioca starch.

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Soooo perfect in the morning! I’m in LOVE! <3

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I tried a new bar flavor today for a pre-workout snack – Organic Green Superfood Berry Whole Food Energy Bar

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Ingredients + Nutrition

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Inside the bar.

I really enjoyed this flavor. It reminded me a bit of a home made fruit roll-up. Not-too-sweet, nice and chewy and definitely fruity but in a more natural way than your tradition fruit roll up. Yummers!

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And guess what i got in the mail?

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The NEW Larabar flavors! Oh yes…don’t hate! I can’t wait to taste test these.

If you haven’t heard, Larabar has recently come out with 4 new flavors:

  • Carrot Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Brownie
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Nooooommmmmm!

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Post work I had a fabulous ZUMBA workout! One of my instructors recommended I wear my hair up, so taking a cue from Tanya Beardsley and my dear friend Megan, I’m going to start rockin – THE BUMP! I feel like it gives a ponytail more personality. I’ve always liked the look but haven’t really known how to do it. Well, lucky me my friend Megan is an expert and will help me master a fool-proof poof!

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Here’s what I started out with today – a mini (said in a Dr. Evil voice) bump.

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Megan helped me a bit.

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And here we have medium-bump.

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And full-blown bump. FABULOUS! Thanks Megan!

I’m never going to wash my hair or take off those shoes…EVER!

(ok just kidding…about both the hair and the shoes)

Tips for a hair-bump:

  • Section: Section off a small piece of hair at the front/center of your hair line.
  • Tease: Use a round brush to tease the hair behind the bump.
  • Hold: Use a good hair spray to help your hair hold its shape – I like Bumble & Bumble.
  • Pin: Use 2-4 bobby pins. The bendy clips will flatten your bump and don’t stay as well. You can start with 2 pins – add one on each side of the hair you pull back. Then use 2 more if you want to help tack down the sides of your bump.
  • Be Fearless: Megan says, “Don’t fear the bump.” This means…you’re probably going to think your bump is ridiculously large, but if it’s a little big, it probably looks fine. My mini bump looked more like a non-bump today until Megan helped me out. :lol:

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I did a play on my fave 3, 2, 1 Vegetarian Noodles with soba noodles and only broccoli. Plus, I used roasted tofu instead of sauteed because I made a whole container of tofu and reserved a bit to top a salad later this week.

Like I said, today was so busy I didn’t get to dinner till 10pm! Bad for me.

But, on the upside…

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I was just in time to see the best scene of Dirty Dancing – the final dance! Soo good!

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Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

What’s your latest signature hair-style?

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Comments

      • says

        it’s basically just a bump to the side…but a little lower so your head doesn’t look lopsided :) i do that because if i pull my hair back in a centered bump it looks pretty bad, but by keeping my part in tact i can do the bump and make it look good :)

        sorry, no photos :( next time i do it i’ll take a picture for ya!

  1. says

    SO jealous you get to try the new Laras!! I’m especially dying to try the carrot cake!

    My latest signature hairstyle is wearing it curly (too hot and humid to straighten it), with a braid on one side and in a low, messy bun. Summer ease!

  2. says

    So Jeallous of your larabars. :-( they don’t ship to Canada for me to try the new flavors. I have to wait until they come out on store shelves. Sadness too I can’t order from the Cliff Bar website, only what’s on my store shelves again. Dang!

  3. says

    Can’t wait to hear about the Larabar flavors, I’d love to try the pb chocolate chip! mmm and I love your tofu noodle dish, looks perfect. I’ve never done the big bump thing because my head is so big already lol

  4. says

    Those larabars look yum. Look forward to hearing about them. I love larabars.

    My sig hairstyle is probably a clip on either side pulled away from my face, but hair down. That or a ponytail.

    But your noodle dish looks great. I might have to try that. Do you think it would work well with chicken instead of tofu? My hubby would rather eat nothing than tofu I think.

  5. says

    I can’t wait to try the new lara’s…been dreaming about them really! I actually just ate an apple pie…delicious! I agree that eating late is better than not eating at all. Actually, I don’t really agree with those not eating past a certain time rule if you are hungry. I work crazy hours though so I sometimes have to eat in the middle of the night on set.

    Love the hair and the stir fry looks delicious!

  6. says

    Oooh I didn’t know about the new Larabar flavors. My friend Laura who blogs with me made a really good homemade version of the cherry pie one if you want to try it! I may have to get her to try recreating the peanut butter chocolate chip one because I have a feeling I’ll become addicted once I try it, and I can’t afford to buy them constantly :) They’re just so yummy!

  7. says

    I haven’t had a hair cut in… 8 months! I have trimmed the ends here and there on my own but it is time to do some major cutting! With that being said, I have been wearing my hair up all of the time!
    I love me some hair bump, too =)

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