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2 days to Freedom that last 3 months

2 Jun

Hola Amigos! 

          Today was the last real day of school, so now we gotta just make it through finals tomorrow and Friday. Then, a weekend of work, and were off to stay at the condo in Yellowstone for a week to do a little rafting. First period instead of reviewing for the final the dumb teacher had us doing a lab that my group got at “F” on anyways. Lame! He was all “This class is terrible, none of you are Chemist.” Lol, no kidding teach we were not the one’s who got Chemistry Degrees. After that class, other things to get done included scheduling the English final for tomorrow, and getting my grade fixed since the teacher put in F’s on stuff I turned in. It’s all good now though, back up to an A. During 4th period, I had Geo/Trig where we reviewed, and Court had Body works where she took the Pacer running test. When school was finally out at 2:54, we met up at our locker and cleaned it out so that we don’t have to worry about it on Friday. There was so much trash, random papers, and wrappers everywhere.

             Last night’s dinner was a whole wheat wrap filled with brown rice, leftover goat cheese turkey burger, shrimp, guac, and humus

 And on the side were BBQ soy crisps and a Pickle

 With all this heat of summer’s bringing, we decided another bowl of Overnight Oat’s were a must this morning. And since it was our Late Day Wednesday we also enjoyed a cup of Moore Vermont Maple Coffee while looking at the grocery ads for the week.

Blueberry Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

In the morning add:

  • 1/2 container of Blueberry Okios greek yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Creamy PB
  • Kashi Golean Crunch
  • Silvered almonds


 Mid-morning snack eaten in 3rd period was a Cookie Dough Luna. I love love love these! They are like that candy bar that Nestle used to sell called the cookie dough candy bar. MMM!


  • humus Bell Pepper Sammie
  • Apples with Naturally more Almond Butter and Cinnamon
  • 2 Newman’s own cookies (Fig newton, and Hermitt)

After-School Snack:

  • 1 slice Raisin Pecan Rice Bread
  • 1/2 container blueberry greek okios
  • Strawberries
  • Kashi
  • 1 Alphabet Newman’s own cookie 

After our tummies settled, we did a FREE 45 min workout ONDEMAND. It was Jackie Warner’s Total Body workout. This lady is a crazy celebrity trainer, who really knows how to give your body some mean strength training. Totally recommend this video.

Dinner was taking the easy way out tonight. Just simply some frozen Pizza and salad. 

 Supreme and Tuscan Chicken

 Mixed Greens!


 A single square if this lovely dark chocolate.

**Verdict: Yum, definatly a coffee lovers chocolate. Words to describe this lovely would be a luscious dark chocolate with crunch sweet espresso chips inside 🙂 

Hey other teens, we got some questions for you. And we will give our answers as well.

  1. What acne products have you found to work best?
  2. What is your favorite go-to makeup?
  3. Who are some of your favorite celebrities? And Why?
  4. What does your typical after-school snack look like?
  5. Do you drive? If so, what kind of car?
  6. Do you want to be a RD like us? If so, what schools are you considering?
  7. Does everyone in your family know about your blog? If so, do they support it?
  8. What are some of your fav. food products for anything?

Our Answers:

  1. We have found Acne-Free, Dermalogica to work best for Acne
  2. Our fav. go-to make up is  Bare Minerals for powder, Cargo for a dewy HD look, Loreal True Match Liquid Foundation for a good even color, Bare Escentuals Buxom lip plumping lip gloss,Avon Dark Black eyeliner, CG lashblast mascara, VS and Mark eyeshadow.
  3. Some of our favorite celebrities are Guliana Rancic for fab fashion and an awesome job on E, Sandra Bullock for funny great movies and she’s super pretty, Miley Cyrus for following her dreams.
  4. Our typical afterschool snack is a yogurt mess, millet bread, popcorn, or a 100 cal pack with a steamer
  5. Yes we drive a Silver 2001 Honda Civic LX
  6. We are considering The University of Northern Colorado, Community college of Aurora, somewhere in California, North Carolina, or Maine.
  7. Yes, everyone in our family knows about our blog and totally all support and read it. They think it is neat, and enjoy sampling products as well as reading all our comments. lol
  8. Fav food products are: Milk-Blue Diamond unsweetened Almond breeze, Gt’s Kombucha, Yogi Tea, Okio’s yogurt, Luna bars, Oroweat bread,  Sabra humus, Kashi Crackers/cereals/bars.

And lastly what do you like to do to shape up for Summer?


Its the start of week 8!

24 May


Hello there, I think it is about time for a weekend/ mountain of a Monday wrap-up!


Saturday- We woke up at 6 am, then headed off to the job. It was the first day we worked with all of the new coffee’s. The customer’s at our Einstein’s consist mostly of old retired people, and they were pissed about the whole new set up. I was cashier, and Whit was on the line all day making sandwiches. Each customer made it loud and clear to me that they hated the new set up. When work was over, we came home and I showered up and put on my jammies. 🙂 There is nothing like changing into some loose clothes after a long day of work. Once I was all comfy, I sat down to a nice dinner and an awesome finale episode of Grey’s Anatomy. It is weird, but the only times I have seen this show is when it is the finale!

The comment’s consisted of:
“I want to be able to pour my own coffee, this is dumb.” 
“The only reason we have always come here is because it is not like Starbucks.”
“This is only going to make things harder on you guys.”

ect…. ect….

There is nothing that I can do but listen to the negative comments and give the feedback back to the boss. Oh well, I LOVE the new set up. It is so fresh and exciting. I love being able to use a $15,000 coffee machine and make every drink to perfection!

Sunday- The comments were even more negative and people started taking it out on me. I had about had it. Every little mistake or things taking too long were blamed on me, when I was clearly cashing people out all day and had absolutely nothing to do with their food/drink! Any who I shook it off and crashed when I got home.
Now on to the eats….

Friday night we whipped out a pumpkin bolani out of the freezer. It tasted so good paired with Summer’s fruit(mango) and a fresh salad.  

**Verdict: What can I say, anything with pumpkin(esp. a wrap), wins my vote!


Saturday’s breakfast was homemade vegan blueberry cornmeal pancakes. We used a recipe out of our “Eat, Drink, Be Vegan” book. It was a little too crumbly. I think I will probably have to tweak the recipe next time. We mashed some banana, added a drizzle of agave, and sprinkled some Vanilla Almond Galaxy Granola on top.  


A packed lunch consisted of Barley with shrimp and a side of dried fruit.


For dinner, we were craving some carbs so a Tuna Fish Panini it was. What can I say I guess it was a fishy kinda day..lol.  

My family always sticks BBQ chips on Tuna Fish sammies, so we thought what a perfect time to try these:


I am lovin’ all of the goods from Newman’s Own! Check out the stats:

**Verdict: Very similar to Quaker Rice Quakes. They were overall guiltless puffs of flavor!


And for dessert was a Court and Whit original:
Toffee Chocolate Cheesecake

The recipe is as follows:

  • 2 tbs. Pillsbury Brownie Mix/ the mix of your choice
  • 1 tbs. Sugar-free fat free cheesecake jello mix
  • 1 tsp. toffee chips
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkt of NuNaturals Stevia/ sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbs. egg whites
  • t tbs. greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs. hot water
  • dash of salt

Place all of the ingredients into a microwaved safe bowl sprayed with nonstick spray, and microwave for 2-3 minutes(ours took 3).
*The entire recipe is about 147 calories


Sunday’s breakfast was PB&J oats with a few additions…

We added greek yogurt, dates, and granola in addition.


Lunch was a classic fruit salad and a Cashew Almond Prana.

**Verdict: If you do not like crunchy, then this bar is not for you. 😛 Luckily I love crunchy, hence all of the kashi bars I like! All of the nuts in this bar were amazing! One word to describe this bar…. crunchtastic lol.



Finally on to today. After having the mocha cappuccino bolthouse oats the other day, we had a strong craving for another bowl!

We topped our oats with some of these guys:

**Verdict: tastes like giant chocolate animal crackers. They were pretty big so only a few were needed 🙂


Today was an “A” day/short day, so we came home and made this yummy lunch:

 Turkey, guac, and onion on a leftover hamburger bun and some fresh fruit(mango, watermelon and kiwi). It was so delish…. I gobbled it up! 

Also served alongside was some Fiber Gourmet Nacho snax!

Here is the nutritional info….

Some meal ideas with Fiber Gourmet…

And a comparison to Kelloggs! Not too shabby right 😉

**Verdict: Cheesy and salty= love. This company has an amazing ability to recreate all of my fav. snacks!


After lunch Whit and I each had a square of this chocolate.

**Verdict: I have never had Mocha chocolate before, but it was crazy rich. I could have easily ate the whole bar!


And now on to the last review of the day: a Lemon Poppyseed Heart Thrive that Whit and I had for an afternoon snack.

Each pack serves two, so we each had a heart. Each package contains more calcium than a glass of milk!

Here is some info. from their website:

      “No Trans Fats! “      

 “Heart Thrives are a delicious, VEGAN and NON-GMO energy bar. Made with oats, soy and dried fruits, each Heart Thrive supplies 30% daily PROTEIN, FIBER and CALCIUM.”  

“Heart Thrives are made from ingredients with a low glycemic index that metabolize slowly providing sustained energy for hours. “ 

**Verdict: I have only ever tried Poppy Seed Muffins, but in a bar was sooo good. Why don’t they make more creative bar flavors like this company? The heart make look little, but it is very dense and filling. It kept me full till dinner!
For more info. visit: http://www.suncakes.com/Thrive.htm

Today has been kind of a spontaneous day. After lunch, instead of getting right into our workout, homework, chores, ect. we did absolutely nothing. Everybody needs one of those days every once in a while right?! Whit read some blogs, and I took about a 30 min. power nap. We could have got a lot done being our early day, but I could just find no motivation.

In the afternoon, Whit and I completed 30 day shred level 1 then made breakfast burritos for the fam. for dinner.

Well it is about time to actually get some school work done. Before I go I wanted to tell you all about an idea Whit and I have been thinking about for a while now. After about reading Fitnessista’s summer shape up plan, we have been thinking about coming up of one of our own to be featured on our blog. It would be for teens, young people, heck anyone who is interested. Will anyways, we would love to hear all of your feedback!