Back In Nashville

by HEAB on September 5, 2010

We made it back home last night in great time. Surprisingly, despite it being a holiday weekend, we never never saw much traffic on the Interstate. It felt so good to pull into our driveway and walk into our house, especially since we now have all new hardwood floors! While in Michigan, we had our hardwood floors refinished and stained a new color. We also replaced the carpet in the master bedroom with wood floors to match the rest of the downstairs. Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! With two dogs, carpet is almost impossible to keep clean, and we don’t even allow the dogs in the carpeted areas of the house. However, we were always tracking dog hair and dirt onto the carpet with our socks. So gross, and I’m so glad it’s gone. We still have carpet upstairs, but I’d like to keep it that way as we plan on having tiny feet running around up there soon. :) Many many thanks to Alice, CD’s mom, who flew in to supervise the new floors…and for cleaning our house while you were here. Alice, I can’t thank you enough, it looks beautiful! Many thanks to my family as well for putting our bedroom back together and hauling off our old furniture. Then to top it all off, I walked into to see our dining room table full of baby gifts, including everything from homemade quilts to adorable outfits, from many fellow bloggers and HEAB readers. I had no idea some of you were sending gifts for the HEABlet. Really, I don’t think I have ever felt so loved by so many people in my life. THANK YOU!

OK, so how about some eats?

Unlike our trip to Michigan, CD and I remembered to pack our prepared eats in the car for the drive home. Again, it’s simply too difficult to stop and eat when traveling with 2 dogs, and so we usually prepare whatever food we have left before leaving and eat on the road, stopping only for gas and bathroom breaks.

After a game of Musical Jars, breakfast before we left was chocolate custard oats with Trader Joe’s raw crunchy almond butter. For the oats, I cooked 1/2 cup oat bran with 1 and 1/2 cups water, stirring over low heat until most of the water had been absorbed. I then stirred in one whole egg until it was fully cooked. After removing from the heat, I added 1 TBSP cocoa powder. I didn’t sweeten it with anything as I think the almond butter itself adds the perfect touch of sweet love. :)


Then on our way home, we snacked on the following…

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Hard boiled eggs and leftover burgers made with beef and hummus (so yummy!)

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A Nutiva Hemp Chocolate bar and my favorite chocolate squares.

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The pups got chunks of leftover baked sweet potato, and around 5 o’clock when we stopped for gas, I was totally craving pizza and came really close to buying pizza flavored Combos. Ha, remember those? However, I settled for a small bag of beef jerky instead.

When we arrived home, I still had pizza on the brain. So, after unloading the Jeep, I found this in our freezer…thank goodness for all those pizza cravings in my first trimester!


Amy’s Single Serve Rice Crust Roasted Vegetable Pizza. Yum – thanks Amy!

Alice was also kind enough to leave us the following goodies from a recent trip she took to Crested Butte, Colorado…


Love Alice!

A little while after my pizza, I poured myself a bowl of the gluten-free cereal (delicious by the way). We didn’t have any almond milk, and so I made myself some HEABified coconut milk, but more about that in another post. Yep, you better I believe I managed to use the Vita-mix before going to bed! :)


OK, time to go walk the dogs and sort through 5 weeks of mail plus several boxes of product samples…expect some giveaways soon!

Before I go…

If you’re interested in a step-by-step protein ice-cream tutorial, please click here to read my guest post all about it over at Chocolate Covered Katie. By the way, make sure and stop by Katie’s blog tomorrow and wish her Happy Birthday! :)

Also, YogaDownload is having a Labor Day Weekend sale. Through Monday, use the coupon code LaborDay to get 40% off the site’s entire library of yoga classes, meditations and music!

Enjoy your weekend!