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A Marvelous Monday Update! :)

Hey My Marvelous Rainbows!

Thank you so much for your comments. Each one of them really brightens up my day — I read them, and they really bring a smile to my face and makes my day that much more special. You truly are rainbows in my life, and I can’t thank all of you enough for all of support you have given me throughout all of this hecticness. My life has been occupied with my classes and assignments, but I will reply to you as soon as I can and catch up with all of the wonderful things you are doing. 🙂

Here’s some Marvelous Monday fun (and updates)! 😀

I received this lovely package of Hemp Protein High-Fiber Powder in the mail from Amazon (love their free super saver shipping!) a few days ago. I was SUPER excited, as I had been looking forward to trying it out. It’s not my favorite in smoothies, but I love it mixed with vanilla soy/almond milk and cinnamon. (And it has some amazing stats, like 12 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein! Nom nom.) 🙂

I just got a Pinterst account! I adore Pinterest already – even though I haven’t done it for long! (Warning: I have a board for kitty cats. Yes. I’m obsessed. ;))

I added a link to my sidebar under my Follow-by-Email button right here: —>

And along with the hemp protein high-fiber powder I got Jillian Michael’s 6 Week 6 Pack workout video. I had tried this workout through Netflix (love that site SO much!) and I have been wanting to get it for a while. And now I have it. Jillian loves me so much she doesn’t mind killin’ me. 😉

I love Kohl’s. Especially when they send me little “gift cards” like this. They are so nice. 😉 I’ll get myself over there as soon as I get my college assignments done that are due in a few days. I’m thinking of getting some sterling silver earrings — my ears are really sensitive to anything but silver or gold, and I don’t have many of that kind. I really like wearing earrings, so it’s a little thing I can do  🙂

I made some more of my Turkish-Inspired Hummus. It’s super simple to whip up in my BlendTec blender and is absolutely delicious with carrot sticks. 😀

At the family camp my mom purchased a jar of raw honey from one of the families who attended. One of their sons has a beehive and actually harvested the honey himself. Nothing really beats the taste of fresh honey. (Now I feel like Pooh Bear! ;))

Some of the girls in my church requested I made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for an activity the next week. So I made some of Joy The Baker’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out beautifully! Their soft and delicate. Everyone loved them. ❤

I also made me some more Homemade Sun Butter. (I went to the grocery store with my mom the other day and found out that a jar of SunButter costs $6.99!!! When a 12oz bag of raw sunflower seeds costs me a little under $2.50, I know making my own it worth it. I can get more the double (almost triple) the amount for the same price.) This batch I toasted the sunflower seeds a little longer, so it turned out with a nice toasty color. I had me some of this along with a sliced bosc pear (those are my FAVORITE kind of pear EVER!!). It was quite delicious. 😉

I went to a dance this past weekend. The theme was Candy Land (the room looked like the Candy Land Game Board — I felt like a child again!)! I had SO much fun line dancing and hanging out with friends, but when I got home that evening I found out that I had lost my voice! Haha. I guess I deserve it when I decide to dance near the speakers. 😉

I’m working on a recipe for Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Tune in soon for some deliciousness! 😀


Are your ears sensitive? Can you only wear certain kinds of earrings, like ones made from gold or silver?

I used to wear other kinds my right ear would always start hurting and getting red. 😦

What are some of your favorite things to dip in hummus?

I need more choices so I don’t turn orange again!

Have you ever lost your voice?

The house gets unusually quiet when my sister loses her voice…. 😉

with lots of hugs,


19 thoughts on “A Marvelous Monday Update! :)

    1. Haha. Yeah, Jillian can really drive me crazy too (especially when we’re punchin’ with the weights and our shoulders are hurting that “that’s how we get a nice bruise on the tops of those shoulders”), but I love how I feel afterwards. So I love her all the same. 😉 I’m glad you enjoy using Pandora though — I’m sure that’s a lot of fun.

  1. That hemp protein powder looks fantastic!! And wow, those are some impressive nutritional stats:) Those pumpkin chocolate chip cookies look fantastic; I love most desserts with a pumpkin-chocolate combination. Some of my favorite things to dip in hummus are pita chips, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, baked potato fries, socca (Indian flatbread made with chickpea flour), chips of all kinds, and many more!

    1. Hey Kendra! 🙂 I don’t think I’ve ever tried cauliflower dipped in hummus — and as it turns out I have some of it in my fridge right now ready to be chopped up and eaten! Girl, you may have just saved me. 😉

  2. I haven’t worn earrings for so long my piercings have closed… but I think the reason I stopped wearing them was because I got frustrated with being sensitive to most earrings!

  3. I can usually wear any metal earrings, but I always make sure I take them out before I go to sleep! Also YAY YOU GOT A PINTERESSSSST! I’m following you now. 😀

        1. Haha. Yeah, I am sometimes forgetful when it comes to that. I usually leave my stud kind in at night (cause I’m lazy like that ;)), but I’ll take the danglely ones out at bedtime. I guess if I only wear sterling silver it’s not too awful for me…


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