Okay, so for the rest of the day!
This morning after breakfast (and picking up the camera cord!!) I headed out to LA to meet my Sister
We went out for brunch at a little place called Nata’s
I give them a 4 out of 5, because the service wasn’t so great (this time).
The service could have actually earned them a 3, but Jinna said that they never have service like that normally
Plus, the food was so good, I wish I could give them a 5!
Luckily, Jinna is like me, and likes to split!
I love splitting, because then you get the best of both worlds plates!
To split, we got-
- An Omelet with spinach, artichoke hearts, and feta
- Rosemary potatoes on the side (so great with hot sauce!!)
- Crepes with whipped cream & strawberries
These were the best of the best, crepes!
Usually, crepes just taste like a thinner pancake, or a sister to french toast. Nope, not these! These tasted like crepes. I feel like although I’ve had crepes before, this was my first experience! It tasted like nothing I’ve ever tried.
Jinna and I had such a good time. It was so nice to be able to sit and chat with my Sis. Thank you Seester!
After brunch, Jinna shared a some awesome sites with me. Here are a couple:
- Grease & Glamour (TOP fashion blog)- http://greaseandglamour.com/
- Svpply (seems similar to pinterest)-https://svpply.com/
On my way home from my great morning with Jinna, I stopped to visit my best friend.
She lives 45-60 minutes from me, so of course I would stop if I was passing through!
Look at little Evan’s (her brother) feetsies! Ahhh, so cute! (And no, I don’t have a foot fetish!!)
I texted Kayla on my way there, and told her that I could “see, taste, and smell coffee in the near future.”
She was sweet enough to make a pot, which I enjoyed with this coconut cream pie LARABAR. Yes, you heard me right. The whole pot. All 6 cups of it.
Before I left, she made me a little treat that she had texted me the night before!
I had to try it! I swear, she comes up with the best things. You can see more of her ideas here.
This one was-
- Little pieces of dark chocolate
- A layer of peanut butter
- A small piece of banana bread LARABAR
- (We both agreed that this would be great with regular banana too)
When I got home, I was starving hungry. I snacked on some almond nut thins while I made my sandwich/salad
I usually don’t snack while making food, because it’s kind of mindless, and you never pay attention to what you’re eating… but I couldn’t help myself. The nut thins were a necessity for my starving belly!
I made a delicious salad & sandwich, which both included the goat cheese picture above.
I bought this goat cheese from Trader Joes. It crumbles perfectly when pulled apart with a fork!
My sandwich had-
- Toasted Ezekiel Bread
- Spring Mix Lettuce
- Smear of Goat Cheese
The Salad had-
- Spring Mix
- Goat Cheese
- A tablespoon or so of Italian Dressing
This was the perfect little meal, and just what I needed!
I am babysitting tonight, and I brought a lunch pail full of healthy things, just in case I get hungry
Babysitting is my biggest weakness when it comes to paying attention to what I am putting in my mouth.
There is always new, tempting foods in front of me, and for some reason when I am just around kids, it is so much easier to indulge, and maybe even binge! To avoid that, I bring plenty of my own healthy snacks. I never really eat them all, but just knowing that I have plenty available to me if I want it, helps take away those cravings. I highly recommend this for all of you babysitters. Many of you have shared that you experience similar habits while babysitting.