Fun Saturday Fodder & Feedback

OK, this post was supposed to go up yesterday morning, hence the blip in alliteration in the title above.

However, I slept in due to clocking an amazing 10 freaking hours of sleep on Thursday night, and didn’t have time to finish it. I had about 15 minutes to wash my face, slap on some deodorant, grab a bar for breakfast and high tail it to my first client’s house.

And that’s pretty much how my Friday in its entirety went, hence, Panera and wine for dinner:


So instead, how about a Saturday post?

1. So about that salad above. It’s the Thai Chopped Chicken Salad and it’s freaking delicious. I’m on a Panera kick lately, ever since they started using all natural chicken in their salads. Yum.

2. My lips. They are really dry right now. No matter how much lip balm I apply, I just can’t seem to rid the dryness! I’m currently resorting them to patting them with my face moisturizer (CeraVe,) and then sealing it in with Vaseline.


Any suggestions on a better method?

3. This book.


I took two weeks to read this book instead of one because I really wanted to savor it and let it soak in. I read 1-2 chapters every night before bed, and I really really enjoyed it – and learned a lot from it! I’m actually sad that The Shack is due back to the library tomorrow!

4. Pomegranate arils.

I’m putting them in EVERYTHING! Shane jokingly asked my last night if I was going to put pom arils in the chili (ha-ha.) They’ve been going in everything from yogurt to oatmeal to salads to muffins!

5. My pull up goal. I’m really trying hard at it. I’m just not there yet.

Sigh. I am getting stronger, though!

6. Trader Joe’s Monkey Business trail mix.


Hands down my all-time favorite trail mix out there – even more than fall trail mix! I don’t even care if all the fruit in it is sweetened. It’s yummy.

7. Uhh, I leave for Colorado next week!

While I’m incredibly pumped to hike Pike’s Peak and see the Garden of the Gods, I’m almost equally excited about where we’ll be staying. We’re only going for 5 days, but it will be enough to recharge in the mountains Smile

8. My stocked pantry.


How does one spend an insane amount on groceries a few days before they’re leaving for a trip?! I really didn’t think this one over.

9. Fish burps.

I love my homeopathic doctor and the vitamins he prescribes me, but I could really do without the fish burps. Ugh. Does anyone know any tricks or cures for the furps? PLEASE SHARE.

10. The devastation.

It truly sank in for me when I saw the pictures in the link above. My heart is saddened, and my prayers go out to everyone affected by this natural disaster.

So. Suggestions: Any recs for a cure for dry lips or the furps?

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  1. The destruction from sandy is really unbelievable! I have so many friends in NY & NJ (and even lived there for a couple years) and it’s just so crazy. I’m thankful they are all safe but wish I could help them with the clean up.
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  2. For the lips: coconut oil. I oil ’em up before bed and again in the morning. Kissable lips everyday!!

  3. I’m in the same boat with the dry lips thing…happens to me as soon as it gets cold out!
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  4. Taking the fish oil before you go to bed = no fish burps!

  5. My lips have been really dry too. I usually put on a thick layer of vaseline each night before going to bed. As long as I’m consistent, it really does help!

    I thought about picking up a pomegranate at the store last week, but then realized I didn’t feel like doing the “work” to get the arils out… yes, I’m that lazy.
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  6. Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots says:

    Carmax your lips will feel so much better!! It’s at target and pretty much every pharmacy
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  7. i have heard that freezing the fish oil pills helps with preventing burps! i’ve never tried it though..maybe it will help? :)

  8. I use tons of lip balm this time of year and yes lotion definitely helps! I also wish we had a TJ! And a pomegranate 😉
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  9. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stick for your dry lips. It looks like a glue stick which can make for some funny looks when you apply in public but it is the best for chapped lips!
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  10. I’ve been having the same chapped lip problem! It’s driving me a little insane. And my face has been super dry as well. Not cool. Ick, I hate the fish burps. I have no clue how to get rid of them. I hope you find out though, because they make me just really not want to take supplements.
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  11. Put your pills in the freezer! It kills the taste! My pull up goal isn’t quite there yet either but I’m sure we’ll both get there soon!
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  12. Ugh, my lips have been the same. Crusty lips= not cute.

    I’ve been using Lush lip scrub( Mint Julips . Smells like mint choc chip ice cream & want to eat it), followed by their lip balm( Honey Trap. Smell like white chocolate caramel & want to bathe in it), and I reapply the balm throughout the day. This has been working well for me. Good luck sorting your lips out:)!

  13. I’m glad I’m not the only one dealing with dry lips right now. I actually finished off two older tubes of Chapstick this week – time to stock up on some new ones!
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  14. mmm i loveeee panera! like seriously! I need to go back ASAP! I ran a 5k over a bridge today my lips are done for.. I need some chapstick! I want the sport one you know the one with the thing to connect it to your keychain because I always lose mine and thats why I never buy any! Have a good trip!

  15. gahh i’m all caught up! i’ve missed you and totally loved your why i should read your blog post – hah obvi we would be pretty perfect friends in life. we read blogs for the same reason duh. ANYWAYS you would have hated panera around here after this week – it was like one of the 10 places open this entire week. extra hour of sleep tomorrow wooooop wooooop!
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  16. I use Alba Botanical lip balm in coconut!! so good!! I loved The Shack.. sad but such an amazing read. In fact maybe I will reread it now that I’m a new Christian! :)

  17. Zim’s crack cream for lips ( is the BEST drugstore lip moisturizer I’ve ever used. I discovered it after my lips were completely chapped from a ski trip, and it got them back to being baby soft OVERNIGHT.

  18. Coconut oil for chapped lips works wonders!

  19. I’m going to Colorado next week as well!
    I wish I could help you with the lips – I need some tips as well! I’ll continue to stalk your page for them… :)
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