It’s finally here.
So here’s some random Friday stuff.
1. This girl has started PetSmart Pet Training.
“But what about that boot camp she went to with her breeder as a 6 month old puppy,” you ask? Well, that training juuust isn’t as effective as me training her.
So we’re learning to act like a lady.
I use that term loosely, however. Her first class involved pooping on the floor, projectile vomiting of her breakfast, and the shrill barking I’m sure all PetSmart employees and customers loved.
This lady’s a smart cookie, but this lady has a real attitude problem.
If you can’t tell by the dark photo, Chloe and I have begun a new tradition: Mom sets her alarm 10 minutes earlier, rolls out of bed and throws on Uggs and a hoodie, and we take a one-mile sunrise stroll before work.
Why did this not occur to me before? 10 minutes doesn’t really make a difference on my sleep, and I kinda like waking up to some (super) light cardio.
2. I have been a lunchtime salad monster.
My salads on my nutrition plan call for packed veggies and protein. I’ve been all about loading up on veggies, adding turkey for protein, and throwing some grapes on there to sweeten things up. I round it all out with some EVOO and vinegar. And I love it.
3. I am also a happy rider on the New-Chobani-Flavor train.
I may get crucified for this, but I’m really not huge on the new Blood Orange flavor. I didn’t hate it, but… meh.
On the other hand, I could happily eat Apple Cinnamon for the rest of my life. I’d be a very happy girl.
4. This stuff is UNREAL.
I’ve been scoring some slam dunks in the omelet department by throwing together egg whites, Lightlife Gimme Lean Ground Sausage, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, and cheddar cheese.
Holy moly, you need to try this stuff. I picked mine up at Trader Joe’s, and you’d really never know it’s veggie protein.
Or maybe I just don’t have very mature taste buds. Either way, the stuff’s good, and the nutrition facts are pretty impressive.
5. I forgot to show you my cute Christmas present.
Lisa-Marie actually Googled “gift ideas for bloggers” for my Christmas present. She stumbled upon this website that makes twitter handle jewelry, and from there, ordered me an adorable little silver necklace that reads @ablyssa. My coworkers were asking me why there’s a “b” in my name.
I told them to not worry about it.
But really, how cute is this bracelet?
6. I’m so into the feathers lately.
Feel free to call me Steven Tyler, but lately, I’ve been sporting a crazy amount of feathers.
Speaking of which, the color palette for my living room is peacock-inspired. I’ve got a moss-colored papazan chair cushion (yes, I’m out of college. It’s an old chair my parents no longer wanted), a steel gray sofa cover, and assorted teal, moss, and ivory throw pillows. They go well with the spray of peacock feathers on my mantle.
It actually looks like Maggie’s wearing the feathers. That’s cute, Mag.
Whoever points me in the direction of some stylish, affordable, big teal-colored wall art/mirror gets a prize. I’ve been on the hunt, but nothing has really caught my eye.
I also need an old window pane so I can do this on my mantle. I want it badly.
Also, if I found another torn up feather on the floor, I’m shipping Chloe off to the highest bidder.
Who wants a black lab? Bids start at $3.