Monthly Archives: February 2011

Too much fun

Hello my loves!! It’s monday!! New week…almost new month! Can you believe tomorrow we will be in March? 2011 is flying by already!! Hope you all had a great weekend.  I think I had too much fun this weekend!! You can scroll down to see the proof in pictures!!

 

Our group!!

See me in the background??? hehe...

Shay and I!!

Angela and I!

My loves!

Angela, Laura, Shay, Jamie, ME!

This girl knows how to have a good time!!!

Anyways, as you can see we had a crazy good time!! I don’t go out that often anymore because I’m so busy…but I missed it!! This night was beyond fun!!! I love my friends so much and feel so lucky to be surrounded by such great people!!

Lets move onto some eats!!

Nachos shared while watching the Oscars!!

TJ's Seafood blend, marinara sauce, spinach, parmesan!

Note: I don’t photograph everything I eat!! I only photograph eats I think are worth sharing!

Breakfast

I’ve been on a serious oats kick, but this morning I was craving savory!! Hello grilled breakfast sammy!!

YUM!

In the sammy was: reduced fat cheddar, turkey bacon, and egg whites!!  So delish and filling!! It was exactly what I was craving!!

Time for me to head back to work!! See you later!!

XOXO

Lauren

Did you watch the Oscars? Who did you think was the best dressed??

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Sprouts!!

Happy Saturday!! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!! Mine has been pretty good so far!! Last nights dinner was so much fun!!! We went to an Italian restaurant in Woodland Hills with Jamie and her whole family!!! I didn’t photograph too much because it would have looked a little strange…but I did sneak one picture of my meal!

Sorry I didn't want to use the flash....

It was a linguini with mushrooms, artichoke, and shrimp!! It came in a cream sauce, but I had them swap it for arrabiata! I am not a big fan of cream sauce!

It was so great spending time with her and her family.  Having real, true friends is such a blessing!!!

The birthday girl and I!

Incase you were wondering.  She LOVED her present!!! I was so happy because I love when I buy present I know my friends will love!!

We will be going to a lounge called P71 tonight to keep the celebration going!! So excited to party it up with my favorite people!!

Breakfast this morning was a repeat of yesterday’s banana oats!!  I decided not to torture you with another picture of gross mush!! I really need to master the art of making my oats look appealing!! I think this is definitely going to be my morning staple for a while…I LOVE IT!!!

I headed to work and packed a YUM YUM lunch!!! Did I tell you guys I love sprouts??? I’m seriously obsessed with them!

A sammy!!!!!

Turkey Breast, Sprouts, Sweet and Sour Mustard!

I also snuck in a Light Frappucino!!

Coffee Light Frap, add Sugar Free Vanilla

I forgot how tasty this drink was!!! It is really helping me out of my afternoon slump!!

Well I hope you have a great night!!!

XOXO

Lauren

What’s your favorite drink to order at Starbucks or other coffee shops???

Jamie

Hey lovers! I want to take a moment to wish one of my best friends a happy birthday!!! (She’s 22 today!!)

Happy Birthday Jamie!!!

Jamie and I met in our sophmore year of high school!!!  We have been through so much together, and I love her like family!!! Like me, Jamie is also a former fat girl.  She has lost over 50lbs since I met her!! What an accomplishment!! She is also about to transfer to law school!! She makes me so proud and I love her so much!!

Us in 2008. (Both heavier!)

Tonight we will be going out to celebrate with her family at a italian restaurant!

Look what I got her!!

Leopard Print PJ's!!!

She asked for this…so I don’t know that it will be much of a surprise ;).  They are beyond soft and I want my own pair!!!!

All wrapped up!

Yes, I wrapped that myself!!! I’m the best wrapper ever…better believe it!!!! I also used this purple paper because it’s her favorite color!! How thoughtful am I??

On to some eats…

Breakfast:

I’m aware this bowl of oats looks really gross!!! I really should have mixed it before putting it in the bowl…anyways it was delicious!! My stove top oats included:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
  • 1/2 cup wata
  • thinly sliced banana
  • splash of vanilla

I made this after watching Kath’s oatmeal video! Once it was done, I added

  • 1T Ground flax meal
  • 1T Almond Butta
  • Stevia

I forgot how much I really love stove top oats. (I will never eat instant oats again….NEVER!!!!!!)

I headed to work in the pouring rain!!! (LA doesn’t always have amazing weather!)

I thought it might be fun to post a what I wore picture!! So here you go!

  • T2Love Jacket
  • Wildfox Tee (“Love is Everything”)
  • Seven for All Mankind black jeggins
  • Ugg boots

Ugg boots are my essentials in the rain. (I don’t own rainboots!!!)

I am freezing my booty of in the store now!!!

I'm cold!!!

This hairdo is called a “top knot” (Hello! Jennifer Lopez on American Idol!)  Yes I’m aware celebrities look a lot better with this top knot then I do!! I still rock it because it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I’m currently snacking on this:

Not my favorite….I definitely prefer fruit and nut bars!! LaraBars

That’s all for now!

Xoxo
Lauren

Any fun plans for the weekend?? What’s your favorite kind of bar??

Life in the Fab Lane

Hey friends!! So a couple months ago we let the Kimora Lee Simmons show film in our store!! (This was before I had this bloggy)  I haven’t talked much about my work before so I will fill you in now.  My parents have owned children’s clothing stores since I was a little girl.  Our stores are fun, funky, designer clothes.  I work for them full time in the stores and also out of the stores.  I do a lot of buying and a lot of the behind the scenes technical work.  I love the stores and I love helping my family.  So back on topic, having a reality show film in store is HECTIC!  (We also had The Girls Next Door film in our store)

While in the store, I signed a release and all that business, but I didn’t end up making it on the show.  They did get some awesome shots of our store, so if you’re interested, check out this VIDEO! Our store is called Ragg Tattoo!  In case you were wondering, Kimora was beyond nice in person, and her daughters were very cute.  They loved all of our fancy dresses, especially the brand Les Tout Petit!

Now onto some eats!!

This morning started off with Van’s lite waffles!! I love these waffles when they are crunchy out of the toaster!!

One with WCW, one with AB!

I was running low on food…so this breakfast was as good as it was going to get!! After breakfast I had another date with Jillian Michaels and 30 day Shred! I have to tell you I have never gotten past level one……I never do it often enough to move on.  Whoops! Hopefully I will be telling you about level 2 soon! I’m thinking about doing the 30 day system and reviewing it…any thoughts??

Lunch was definitely more of a star then breakfast!!

On a whole wheat tortilla: Chicken Breast, avocado, spinach.  It was perfection.  The toasted tortilla and warm chicken really hit the spot!

YUMMERZ!

At this point I headed to work for a quick shift before heading to the mall!! I had to hit up Bloomies to get my best friend a birthday present! I am really excited about what I got her.  I can’t tell you until after she opens it! (Just incase she ends up reading this post!!) Knowing I had a lot of hours between lunch and dinner I had to bring a snack!!

My favorite flava!!

I’ve been DYING to try the cookie dough flavor LaraBar! They don’t have it anywhere in LA that I go!! If you have this flavor, be my best friend and FexEx it to me!!!! (Kidding…..kind of)

After I got my gift shopping done I stopped to get a few groceries.  I have to say I am proud of myself for only buying the present and nothing for myself!! I hate to admit I have a little bit of a shopping problem…but I’m trying to keep it under control!! I am saving for something special. (Hoping for an announcement about that soon!)

By the time I was home for dinner I was being lazy and made this frozen meal.

I have said it before, but Cederlane is my favorite frozen meal brand! So good!! I took a picture of this cooked, but it looks way to unappetizing to post!!! It tastes like heaven…but it sure didn’t look like it!!

I’m currently watching Jersey shore and munching sweet and spicy popcorn!

XOXO
Lauren

Have you seen Kimora’s show?? What’s your favorite reality show?? Favorite frozen entree??

ABC’s of HD

It’s thursday my friends!! So happy it’s almost the weekend.  This weekend happens to be my best friend Jamie’s birthday!! She is turning 22 tomorrow! I will do a special post for her then!!

Anyways..after seeing this on some of my favorite blogs, I decided to partake!! So here we go…

A. Age: 21

B. Bed size: Queen (I move a lot, need a big bed!!)

C. Chore you hate: All of them?? I don’t think anyone likes cleaning toilets..

D. Dogs: FOXY!!

The love of my life!

E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE!!!!!!

F. Favorite color: I ❤ Red.

G. Gold or silver: Rose gold!

H. Height: 5’8

I. Instruments you play: I briefly played guitar, but now I just play the air drums! 😉

J. Job title: Sales associate/buyer

K. Kids: Not yet….

L. Live: Los Angeles, CA!

M. Mom’s name: Nora. (She’s awesomesauce!)

N. Nicknames: Lolo, Lo, Spicy..(don’t ask)

O. Overnight hospital stays: none that I can think of!

P. Pet peeve: People who smack their lips when they chew and not returning phone calls! It’s not that hard to call or text back in some way!!

Q. Quote from a movie: You were very much in love with her. And you’re still in love with her. But it amused me to make you ashamed of it. You gave up on the first person you ever loved because I threatened your reputation. Don’t you get it? You’re just a toy, Sebastian. A little toy I like to play with. And now you’ve completely blown it with her. I think it’s the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.- Cruel Intentions

R. Right or left handed: Righty almighty!

S. Siblings: I am an only child, but I have cousins who are like siblings!

T. Time you wake up: Usually around 8:30.  I am not a morning person!!!

U. Underwear: people still wear those?? (JUST KIDDING!!!)

V. Vegetables you dislike: None that I know of…yet.

W. What makes you run late: Reading blogs!! No doubt!!

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Just for ma teef!

Y. Yummy food you make: Tortilla pizza’s! Oatmeal, pumpkin, chocolate chip cookies!! (recipe coming soon!)

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: I LOVE monkeys!!!!

Hope you enjoyed the ABC’s of Hungry Dancer!!! I’ll be back later with a real post!

Now time for your ABC’s!

H. Height:

D. Dogs:

L. Live:

 

 

Almond Butta

Hello my peeps! Hope you are all having a fun hump day!! Mine has been pretty hectic! (That’s the reason for the later then usual post!)  Anyways….I wanted to share a love story with you all!!

There was a girl who never knew the beauty of almond butter until she read this amazing blog!  She didn’t even know it existed!! She had her first spoonful and there was no turning back!! She loved it on bananas, oats, VitaTops, etc.  It was just perfect!

Something happened though…..The girl cheated on her beloved almond butta, with white chocolate wonderful peanut butter.  Their relationship was new, exciting, tasty.  She completely forgot about almond butta and was infatuated with WCW.

Something happened though..she remembered her little friend! They got back together!!!

Okay..on a serious note.  I hadn’t had almond butter in so long and seriously forgot how amazing it is.  I always love raw almond butta, but this one is also a star!

I bought a jar and I may or may not be half way through it after two days…

 

Steel cut oats, naner, almond butta

You better believe that almond butta made it into my morning oats!!  Yum, yum, and yum!!

I also sipped this at work :)!

Lunch was an un pictured wrap!! Sorry, I was busy at work and ended up inhaling it in between helping customers! In the wrap was: turkey breast, butter lettuce, and avocado!  It was delish.   A creamy avocado can change everything!!!

I’m heading to dance for an hour.  After I will be meeting my friend Shay at Gyu-Kaku for their late night happy hour!!! Their prices are ridiculous!! If you have a Gyu Kaku near you I would check it out!!

What do you prefer? Almond butta, or peanut butter?? Any good happy hours in your area??

XOXO
Lauren

Green Monster Gone Right

Hello my loves!! Happy tuesday!! Have you had a good morning?? Mine has been pretty interesting so far!! I wanted to do a short easy run with Foxy, but when I was going to put her leash on, she though it was a fun game to keep running away from me.  My moms dog Leo was dying to go, so I decided to take him!! Of coarse once I had Leo ready go, Foxy went crazy.  I ended up taking both…which was interesting.  Foxy loves to run, Leo loves to walk.   Lets just say we did both and it was pretty interesting.  Both of these dogs are under 10lbs but walking them together was a real challenge!

Meet Leo!

After getting back from our easy 2 miler, I knew it was time to retry the chocolate cherry bomb!! Do you remember my green monster gone wrong? Well I decided today was the day I was going to retry it!!!  This is again based loosely off of Kristen’s chocolate cherry bomb!

 

  • 1 scoop Sun Warrior Vanilla
  • 1 T Chia Seeds
  • 2 T raw cocoa powder
  • Large handful baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • splash vanilla extract

Let me tell you…SUCCESS!!! This was beyond delicious!!! Hit the spot!! I can’t say enough good things about this baby, it was heaven!!

Lets rewind to last night….

First of all, as a big fan of Chuck and Blair…I have to admit I’m kind of liking Dan and Blair….it’s unexpected and the chemistry is there!! I hate to admit it, but it’s true. (Yes, I am talking about Gossip Girl!)

Dinner looked like this:

If you haven’t realized, I’ve been obsessing over sauteed spinach lately…In the bowl went a TON of sauteed spinach, shredded chicken breast, and the other half of the avocado I used at lunch.  The best part was I melted a slice of reduced fat provolone over the spinach…It gave it something extra!!

Dessert was exciting because I love eating heart shapes!!

For Valentines Day, my mom got me a special pack of VitaTops that had some that were heart shaped!! Yay! I cut it in half and smeared some white chocolate wonderful, then put it back in the micro.  It was warm, chocolatey, peanut buttery, perfection! Is it just me, or do fun shaped food taste better then regular shaped food??

Well I’m off to shower and head to work!! Hope you are having an awesome day!!

Lauren

Have you made a chocolate cherry bomb? What’s your favorite way to eat a VitaTop??