Five Things Friday 03/21/14.


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You guys. The support and love in this community continues to astound me over and over again. All your emails, comments and tweets on yesterday’s post seriously mean the world to me, and knowing that I have so many people supporting me makes this process that much easier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Five Things Friday

And it’s the first Five Things Friday of Spring! Of course, this would be better if there wasn’t snow on the ground…but…Spring is coming, right? A few years ago, it was 27 (80) degrees on March 20th. I got a sunburn. It was worth it.

Le sigh. But on to the post, shall we?

Five Things I’ve Eaten Lately:

1. Cereal bowl with banana slices.

Cereal Bowl

Uncle Sam’s Supergrains Rye & Hemp, Cinnamon Puffins, banana slices, and 2% milk. Umm, why don’t I eat cereal for breakfast more often? So simple. So good.

2. Holly’s Crustless Quiche and Irish Soda bread with butter.

Quiche I changed up the quiche recipe a little bit (sliced bell pepper instead of broccoli, basil instead of thyme, 2% milk instead of coconut milk) but it was awesome! Definitely a repeat dinner – Eric really liked it as well. And of course, the Irish Soda bread is amazing.

3. A ‘Porkgasm’ (how’s that for a name?)  elk burger from Works Burger with a side of onion rings.


Oh my god I love this restaurant. Eric and I had a double date there with the BFF and her boyfriend, who hadn’t been there before. I was trying to decide between this one (which had bacon, havarti, caramelized onions and chipotle ketchup) and the ‘Hunka Hunka’, which was bacon, banana slices, and peanut butter…maybe next time? And there will be a next time soon, because that was awesome.

4. White chocolate froyo with mini M&Ms, frosted animal crackers, chocolate covered marshmallows, chocolate covered pretzels, sprinkles and caramel sauce.


Umm, I’m slightly ashamed at how small that is. But in my defense, that happened half an hour after the burger…

5. Kewaza Energy Balls in Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.


I’ll be talking more about these delicious little things in the next couple of weeks!

5 Things Happening Lately:

1. I know there’s a lot of Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ remixes out there, but this one is my favourite:

Seriously, I freakin’ love this guy (and his hair).

2. Atticus loves to eat everything he can find. The other day after I let him out on the balcony, he was sitting on the couch chewing on something. This is pretty normal, and it’s usually just because he’s picked up a twig or a leaf or something. So I’m trying to get it out of his mouth and I notice that it’s squishy…it was one of those bright green caterpillars! Gross, Atti.

3. Eric and I figured out that Sunday will be our 1000th day of dating. Umm, what?

Sam and Eric

A few weeks after we started dating. Jesus, we were babies. And I swear to god that I didn’t fake-bake…apparently, sunscreen is a good idea on more than just your face when you run outside in the summer.

4. You know what sucks? When you’re reaching for handful of cereal at 10 pm and you accidentally knock over a huge (full) bottle of balsamic vinegar. Of course, it will shatter and you have to try and clean it up with simultaneously trying to stop your dog from licking up vinegar/broken glass. Le sigh. Definitely had to throw out that towel…

5. Eric and I ended up getting into a big conversation about feminism the other day. I went to an all-female campus for most of my undergrad and a lot of my sociology degree focused on inequality, so it’s something that I feel like I have some knowledge of. So naturally, it bugs me that the idea of feminism planted in a lot of people’s brains is the idea that all feminists are bra-burning-men-haters. There’s been some cases in the media lately where celebrities (Katy Perry, for one) really misuse the term. I think this pretty much sums it up:

Feminism(img source)


5 Things I’ve Pinned Lately:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Cookie Cake

So, I don’t think I’ve ever had a cookie cake. That’s a bad thing, right?

2. Banana Chocolate Mug Cake via The Almond Eater:

Chocolate Banana Mug Cake

Perfect for my current mugcake obsession.

3. German Chocolate Bundt Cake via Tasty Yummies:

Bundt Cake

I’ve been looking for a gluten-free dessert for Easter, so this one just got entered into the list of possibilities.

4. Double Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies via Living Better Together:

Double Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookie

Because really, who wants to have to decide between a cookie or pudding?

5. This.


I got my hair cut on Tuesday…I was thinking of cutting a good chunk of it off. Nope, didn’t happen – I just took off a few inches. One of these days, I will actually try something new…

Have a good weekend!

<— Best thing you ate this weekend?

<— When was the last time you had a bowl of cereal and milk?

<— Anyone else accident prone?

<— Favourite froyo topping? Mini M&Ms or Chopped Reese’s for me.


  1. I couldn’t help but kind of giggle at the fact that there are metal remixes of Disney songs Either way, it’s a good one. And can you believe that I don’t have -any- boxes of cereal in my pantry right now? I ran out while I was on vacation and I still haven’t gotten around to picking up any more. Insanity. You’re right though — I’m always forgetting how GOOD simple cereal with milk is. Way better than slimy green caterpillars, anyways
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  2. That pic of you and Eric is adorable.
    And all the food looks so good! I am not a big fan of cereal with milk, but I made crustless quiches before and I think it’s so easy to make and yumm!
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  3. I read your post yesterday and loved it. I didn’t have a chance to comment but I commend your honesty and really hope these changes you’re making will help! It’s obvious you’re taking it very seriously. Froyo is always the best. I won’t even admit how many times I’ve eaten it this week. I love my running tan. Love it. I say that now, but I’ll probably end up with skin cancer with my luck so I do try to wear sunscreen.
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    • Thanks so much Sarah having babies (and not osteoporosis!) down the line is really important to me, so I’m trying to keep that in mind when I don’t want to stick with it.
  4. Every time I get a drastic haircut I regret it like .5 seconds after so I can guarantee that won’t happen any time soon. Actually, I have this goal to be one of those really cool older women with long grey hair. Is that strange?

    Hope you have a fabtastic wekend!
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  5. YAY! Glad you enjoyed the quiche! I love your version of it too! I’ve got to try it with some bell peppers next time.

    OMG…lately, I’m so accident prone! I can’t hold onto anything these days. I don’t know what the heck is wrong with me. It’s ridiculous!

    Have an awesome weekend Sam!
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  6. Kewaza cookie dough? I can only imagine what that is and heading to google to search after this. Froyo is my favorite treat ever! Always top mine with granola, white chocolate and blueberries!
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  7. I am definitely a feminist and PROUD of it!! I hate that there are such negative connotations associated with that word
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  8. Everything in this post = YES! That is all.
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  9. Apologies in advance for being predominantly a lurker, but I always have to comment whenever you post anything from the ‘…meets metal’ channel, since I don’t just love the guy (and his hair), but I think I’m in love with the guy Possibly because if I had a ‘type’ it would be him anyway, but I can’t play musical instruments to save my life so I always find anyone who can, let alone to the level that he plays, absolutely enchanting.

    Sadly I’m also accident-prone, even moreso in front of anyone I ‘like,’ so I’d probably trip over something and make a fool of myself…

    • haha I’m glad that someone else is as obsessed with the guy as I am! He’s incredible…(and my type too. Guitars and tattoos? Love.)
  10. So I read that as ‘a few weeks ago we started dating Jesus’…..Yep.

    Now that burger place. I think you should go back EVERY week and try the entire menu! Although big props to your selection.

    I think I see smoked salmon sometime this weekend. Yes. It’s going to happen.
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  11. Mmm the Works! I still remember how you popped my Works cherry. And then I popped JZ’s last week (we’re still talking about the Works here hahaha) – I couldn’t believe he’d never been before. I got the Hipster, which is avocado, caramelized onions, and harvarti. Totally recommend it!
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    • I hadn’t been since the time that you and I went! I seriously adore that place. And that one is in my top 3 to try next!
  12. Haha I swear that is me every time I go to the hairdresser!!

    It’s a good thing I read this post while I was eating or else I would be starving right now!
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  13. You have cereals named after you!? No fair!
    Gahhh you always pin the best recipes! Or that just means we both are staunch chocolate lovers
    Best thing this weekend..hmm, a tie between chocolate PB/honey oats and genuine pizza after ages.
    I always seem to be finding random, PAINFUL bruises that I can never for the life of me, figure out how I got them. I think bumping into things and not realizing it in the moment…!
  14. So happy you loved the Kewaza!!! The PB Cookie Dough is straight up crack. How is it just THREE ingredients?!?
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  15. Hahaha! Oh girl, that late night kitchen catastrophe totally sounds like something that would happen to me! By the way, how’s that Uncle Sam cereal? I’ve seen it everywhere online, but still have yet to find it in a store! And yeah, you’re totally killing me with that burger…and now you AND Davida are tormenting me with those balls! Damn you!

    Love that feminist chart! I’m all for equal rights, but I hate how people get the wrong idea!
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