Month: March 2013

Hoppy Easter!

I bet that’s the first time you’ve heard that joke, huh? I hope the bunny showed you some love!

I’ve had a nice time at home so far. My Saturday included a little bit of this:



Ice cream with my brother!



Mom’s sundae was a little bigger than she expected. I helped her out, no problem. πŸ˜‰

And a little bit of this:


I love dyeing eggs.



Dad made one that said, “Angela’s egg farts smell bad.” Yes, we all get a kick out of fart humor. Not sorry about it!

Nevertheless, I hope you have a very blessed and relaxing Easter. Take some time to remember the reasons our lives can be so great.


And if you don’t celebrate the Easter holiday, have a wonderful Sunday!


Friday Favorites

Welcome to the land where all your dreams come true…

Friday! Go ahead and do the happy dance.

I’m going home for the Easter holiday tonight, and I definitely am anticipating some great, though short, family time. πŸ™‚

I’m keeping Friday Faves a little short today because I didn’t get much internet snooping done this weekend. Moving right along, though!


Favorite DIY: Ummm, tell me this is not simple and gorgeous. I absolutely have to do this the next time I get flowers!


Favorite Fashion: I used to avoid cheetah print like the plague, but this outfit is calling to me. It’d be super cute with coral shorts for a spring look as well!


Favorite Post: Sarah of The Smart Kitchen did a follow-up post about trying to stop paying so much attention to the numbers when it comes to food. I featured her last post as a fave, and this one is no different. Progress is important!



Favorite Recipe: I think that Jessica from How Sweet It Is is a genius and super cool. She’s from Pittsburgh, and I want to run into her so badly one day. I’d probably be starstruck. Anyway, these Crispy Loaded Buffalo Oven Fries look heavenly. I love the flavor of buffalo sauce, so these are right up my alley.


That’s all folks! See ya later πŸ™‚

Questions of the Day:

How do you feel about cheetah print? What about buffalo sauce?


Easter Bunnies Need Protein, Too

Hi there! It’s Thursday, woo hoo!

Easter is oddly one of my favorite holidays. I have so many fond memories of Easter from my childhood, and those memories make the holiday enjoyable for me.

A family friend has a cabin in the woods of southwestern PA that we used to visit a lot when I was younger, and one year we spent the Easter holiday there. We went to mass at a tiny, local church, and afterwards we ate brunch at Seven Springs, a ski resort. And I can’t forget the visit from the Easter Bunny! I actually wrote him a note and left a map at home so he would know where to find us at the cabin.

Since the Easter Bunny is always so nice, maybe this year we can all leave a little something for him, no? How about some Carrot Cake Protein Bars? Hey, Easter Bunnies need protein too. He has to get the energy to hop somehow!


Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Makes 8 bars

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 oz natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 10 stevia packets
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind carrots in a food processor until very fine.
  3. Add flour, egg whites, and egg to the processor. Combine.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, pulse in food processor until very smooth.
  5. Spray Β an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray, and pour mix into pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.


I usually eat two bars as a serving. Enjoy!