Inventing Scuffies?

Hey friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and an even better week ahead!

I forgot to mention, but I really loved reading about the magic you guys believed in when you were kids. I’d love to hear from more people if you’d be so brave as to share your story. Click to view the post and comments. I especially liked the rainbow hair story!

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I guess Monday turned into recipe experiment day.

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First up, I tried a teriyaki tempeh stir fry.

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It was pretty good but needs tweaking. I loved how many veggies I had in it, though: red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, broccoli, purple onion, and green onion (all organic, too!).

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Next up…a baking experiment.

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It was sort of a muffin…

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..sort of a cookie…sort of a scone. I think I shall call it a scuffie! This one needs tweaking, too. I made it a Not So Sweet recipe, but it was way not sweet enough. I may try a different sweetener next time.

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After work, I had ZUMBA! And another fun eye make-up combo. I did bright, kelly green on the inside area of my lid, then bright turquoise on the outside – blended in the middle. I’m going to have to get you guys a closer photo. The colors are fantastic!

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I only went to class twice last week, so I was going through serious fitness withdrawals. Wow, did I just type that? I remember the days when I used to drag myself to the gym with the promise that it was good for me. And now that I’ve found Zumba I actually MISS working out! Yesssssssssss! :)

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Did you guess my April Fool’s Day question right? It’s posted on my Facebook wall for those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about. If you picked #1, then you were right! #1 was true and #2 was false. More stories on both another time.

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And for a little something to make you smile, check out this amazing Flash Mob of people dancing to The Sound of Music. It’s like real life magic! :)

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Reader Question: Do you miss working out when you haven’t done it in awhile or at the frequency you’re used to?

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Comments

  1. Marie says

    Your recipes always look so colorful and the presentation tempting! I wish mine would come out like that!

    I started using my Zumba for Wii this weekend and it was fun because I had some friends join in. I really want to stick with it. The dance moves are tricky though!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh, i LOVE that video, flash mobs make me cry, but in a good way, lol!
    Love your eye makeup, i remember your tutorial the other day and i went to a zumba-a-thon the next week so i amped up the eye shadow and got tons of compliments!
    Have a great day, thanks again for the video :D

  3. says

    I can’t say that I actually miss workouts when I slack, but I definitely feel off. And then it is SO much harder to get back into it. I was doing pilates pretty regularly and then I got this random neck crick where I didn’t want to do things that would be pulling on my neck. I found it really difficult to get myself out on the mat after taking a week off.

  4. says

    I definitely miss working out when I haven’t in a while. Typically if I’m sick or injured and absolutely cannot workout, is when I miss it the most.

    You makeup is gorgeous! I can’t apply anything but mascara correctly :)

    • says

      Thanks Maria! I like going to the make up booths at the mall. If you get a makeover, they’ll usually show you how they applied the make up if you ask. It’s a little trick I’ve used over the years to figure out how to put make up on. Though, I usually feel a bit like I don’t know what I’m doing with make up so maybe you shouldn’t listen to me? hehe

  5. Alicia says

    Hey Diana,
    That was such a cool video:) To answer your question, yes I definitely miss working out regularly. I was a fitness bunny prior to and during pregnancy. I just delivered 3 weeks ago so have to hold off exercising till the 4th week. Thank goodness my doctor gave me the go-ahead as the normal advice is to wait till 6 weeks post partum. Having a baby also makes it harder as I have to be around for the baby.

  6. says

    I do get a little grumpy when I miss a few workouts or don’t have a chance to get in scheduled workouts, but it sure makes that next workout even better!

  7. Whitney says

    I find it so funny that you do your hair and makeup to work out!! I like to leave the gym drenched from sweat and looking a hot mess! ha :)

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