More proof that loving animals makes everything better

“Companion Animals Boost Kids Immune Systems
A recent study conducted by Finnish researchers from Kuopio University Hospital and published in the medical journal Pediatrics shows that children are at lower risk of contracting infectious diseases when they have contact with companion animals from birth. The study followed the lives of 397 kids from the time of birth to the age of one, and recorded each week the amount of time each child spent with their companion animal. Results indicated that children in canine-friendly homes had 31 percent fewer respiratory tract infections, 44 percent fewer ear infections, and were less likely to require antibiotic treatment than children in homes without a dog.”

Found via VegNews

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Considering said turtle was just sitting in the middle of the road this morning I don’t think he quite knows the answer to that joke.

What’s a girl to do but pull over on the side of the road and get him out of harms way?  Granted he wasn’t too pleased with me when I picked him up but I wasn’t too pleased with him either.  College entrance roads are not safe spots for reptile naps!

Sunday Funday

This weekend was soooooo nice.  I got to see so many of my favorite people but still have enough time to relax (read: nap).

To wrap up the weekend I made the Super Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad for dinner on Sunday.  It was delish.  But I got to the finished product and realized I should have made some rice or quinoa to put it on.  I threw it on some baby spinach but ended up being hungry around 8 pm.  Womp womp.  I think I’ll also add a can of chickpeas to the recipe next time too.  I think that would make it filling enough for dinner.  I took a picture but my iphone doesn’t quite capture it the way the original blog does so if you want to see how pretty this recipe turns out – don’t look at me.  I just cook the stuff.

So what were we to do after a nice healthy dinner?  Go for a walk with our furry kids of course.

Lucy is pretty excited for the Olympics.  She decided she needed to practice her Pomeranian High Slide routine.  I gave her a score of 10.0 but Desi didn’t like her landing – he gave her a 8.0.  Next time Lucy, next time.

Peaches and Cream Green Smoothie

One time my friends decided it would be really rad to see Peaches in concert.  And I’m pretty sure it was really rad because Peaches is totally badass.  The funny thing was, they were under the impression that in order to attend a Peaches concert, you needed to dress up – like Peaches.

I’m pretty sure the resulting ensembles contained a lot of neon and fish nets and a whole lot of awesome.  The only problem was no one else at the concert respected the Peaches concert uniform.  My friends were the only ones there all gussied up. 

The smoothie I had for breakfast this morning is an ode to that night.  Because going to a concert and realizing you are the only ones dress like hot topic pre-teens but still dancing your butts off is pretty fearless. And who doesn’t need a little fearlessness for breakfast?

Peaches and Cream Green Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 2 doughnut peaches or 1 whole peach (pits removed)
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 scoop of vanilla plant fusion protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of almond milk

Throw all that stuff in a blender and blend it.  Proceed to drink while dancing your pants off.

Bad Idea No. 234897029345

Eating at least 4-5 chocolate chip cookies worth of batter/out of the oven taste testing, going to bed, then getting up and doing Insanity’s Pure Cardio.

Caitlin almost lost her cookies.

I feel you Shanita.  I totally feel you.