Friday, July 31, 2009

leavin' for the country


taylor and i decided at the last minute to get away for the weekend. ranch time! we are leaving
tomorrow afternoon...so excited!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

all grown up






mama is sad. her lil one is growing up:(

Thursday, July 23, 2009

look mom.....


i'm not on the counter!
-lee lou


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

i love whole foods lakewood!


i had a strong class this morning- a little stiff- but i pulled through. after class i met rachel for lunch at whole foods. we hit up the salad bar. man...was i one happy camper. i seriously should buy stock in whole foods. it is my happy place(the prices on the other hand make me..not so happy). what a wonderful healthy bounty of delicious nutritious food! i could write a sonnet about it. wf how i love you..let me count the ways. 1- veggie and fruit salad 2-tofu masala veggie stir fry

Monday, July 20, 2009

monday lunch!

i had to post this pic because my lunch was so tasty!
i was feeling thai inspired. thai salad creation includes.....bib lettuce. red pepper, carrots(insert gabby horse joke here:), chopped cilantro, red onion, and green onion. 3 crushed cashews and a pinch of sesame seed, tofu and annies low fat gingerly dressing. absolutely delish!

i also added a wasa whole grain toast with 2 oz(only one pictured - i ate the other 2 :)avacado a generous squirt of lime, and couple of pinches of sea salt and chili powder. yum and yum. i will definitely have that as a snack again!

Friday, July 17, 2009

a serious addiction



my name is allison and i am addicted to almond butter
seriously...be warned. if you buy a jar of justins' maple almond butter-it will not stay filled long!

amazing AB combos
celery and AB
apple slices and AB
split a banana down the middle and add AB
heck-i have even dipped strawberries and AB

every week when tay and i go to the grocery store i tell him 'justin and i are splitting up(and i don't mean timberlake)'
and then mid week i get my AB craving and i can't escape it-IT IS THAT GOOD PEOPLE!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

dream with me

really feeling under the weather so i am into sleeeeping right now- hence the dream post

just say goodnight and kiss me
oh, hold me tight and tell me you miss me
while i'm alone and blue as can be
dream a little dream of me

"dream a little dream of me"
lyrics by gus kahn
multiple artists have sang it- i love ella fitzgerald & louis armstrongs' version

Sunday, July 12, 2009

didn't you have an afro?!


hope everyone had a great weekend! it was so nice to reconnect with friends, listen to some awesome tunes and hang with the fam on sunday. i am truly blessed!
it was grandma skeeters' 84th birthday- we celebrated with brunch on sunday. in the middle of eating out of nowhere she bursts out and says 'taylor didn't you use to have an afro.' everyone died laughing. she is a hoot-i love you skeeter!



Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

love this message


i think in life we can choose to create light where we tread or have a heaviness in our heels. i aspire to always bring joy and happiness with me with hope that i can share/pass it on to others.


gotta love the brits


a handmade book with british words found here-too cute!