Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ring a Ding Ding

Ladies and gentleman, for those of you who are not daily users of google search engines, I bring to you, today's Google Doodle.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Google Doodles!

I know Google is taking over the world, and probably stealing our identities and our selling our interests to marketing companies. 

And I'm sure they are taking ownership of everything we create on Google Docs... including this very blog... but check out these Olympic Google Doodles they've created. Pretty fun stuff!

Slimful Chocolate Decadence

Holy Crap! If this taste anything like a Mounds bar... I'm in!

                                                                                                                                 ...just saying

Friday, July 27, 2012

Spa Water

Spa Water by Petunia21
Spa Water, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.
I figured out what to do with that bit of the cucumber I was not thrilled to eat! Meet my fancy "spa water" AKA water and diced cucumbers. I hope its refreshing enough to replace the Sun Dried Tomato Triscuits I wanna shove in my mouth!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


I love this... because it feels so true.  

It's so hard to have a heart to heart, one on one conversation with most people these days if their phones are in the room.  Those alerts go off for emails, texts, tweets, pokes, winks, thumbs up, likes, and anytime someone farts. Kinda makes me feel like the person in the room with them has their attention the least... sort of when you are at the customer service department of a store, and you're waiting on line for 20 minutes for it to be your turn... and then it finally is! AAAAND then the phone rings and you wait like an a$$hole until they finish.

budump.  That was me stepping off of my soap box.

Home Sweet Home

After what feels like almost a year of "house hunting"... this is what feels most realistic for me and the husband in CA...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Homemade Oatmeal Bars!

Homemade Oatmeal Bars! by Petunia21
Homemade Oatmeal Bars!, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

Yup. Go ahead and start drooling now!

These are pretty amazing! Made with whole grains, seeds, nuts and a drizzle of raspberry jam!

You Say Tomato I Say Tomato

You Say Tomato I Say Tomato by Petunia21
You Say Tomato I Say Tomato, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

The universe is providing... My coordinator brought me in these 2 organic tomatoes today from a friend's garden.

I was blown away by the thoughtfulness of the action!

The 'mato on the top is actually called a German Red Strawberry tomato!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lil' jars... lots of lovin'

A beloved angel sent me quadruplet jars. If it wasn't already a love-fest... checkout the packaging tags!

Thank you J. I LOVE YOU!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Chocolately Heaven

Chocolately Heaven by Petunia21
Chocolately Heaven, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.
If you're looking for a Peppermint Patty... or an Andy's Candy... but you eat like me... this is your piece of heaven!


21 by Petunia21
21, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.
I officially finished my yoga Challenge on Friday with a glorious restorative yoga session full of deep stretches, eye bags, and savasana!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kilner Vs. Weck

For the 2 of you that follow this blog, you might have realized I have a new fascination with glass preserving jars, migrating away from the plastic Tupperware and Rubbermaid that has filled my cabinets for most of my life. Ball Jars, which are made in the USA have taken up about 6 shelves in my kitchen. I love them, but have been for other pretty presentational and functional food holders. I've gone to a few Canning demonstrations at William Sonoma this month. And at WS, they have a few different types. Containers that hold milk ala milk man delivery services.

On the WS website, I came across these Kilner Jars, which are native to England.

I've had my eye on these the last couple of times while at WS. I always walked out of the store sans glass jars cause I'm still trying to figure out how to purge the plastic in my cabinets.  I was on the verge today, when I decided to do a quick check on where these jars were made.  I was quite certain that they were made in Englad due to the high price tag they held.  But I could not confirm this because for the life of me, I could find no tag to tell me.  

It wasn't until I got home and checked the website of WS. And even at that, I had to click on the secondary tab for "more info" for it to tell me... these are made in China.  Sadly for me, I will not be buying these. Not unless they were designed and created in China, which they are not.

I did discover Weck.

Check out all the cool jars you can have fun with!  These jars are created and made in Germany. It said it on the display sign in WS and on the first tab on the website.  They're cuter too!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yoga AM bust

0719020645.jpg by Petunia21
0719020645.jpg, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

This is what I was carrying this morning on my 20th practice of yoga... when I realized I brought everything... but my keys.

15 minutes late for yoga, I was doing a downward facing dog. FU universe!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Artist

Little Artist by Petunia21
Little Artist, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

This is a photo the Elle, my coworker's daughter drew for me. Its a mouse... eating my chocolate. This artwork is hanging on my wall at work!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This Means WAR!

Mouse-1 million, Petunia's-Zero... this officially means war! I don't know which is the biggest insult to injury... the fact that this MONSTER ate through my purse, or the fact that he ate my stupid expensive Über organic dark chocolate with cocoa from the Dominican Republic. I'm surprised I don't have malaria or the plague because I'm pretty sure this is NOT the first time he's been in my purse snacking.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I want to go here.

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July 09, 2012
Let the Dead Sea Bring You to Life
The Dead Sea sits in the Syrian-African Rift Valley, a geographical fault that stretches south to East Africa and occupies a remarkable landscape of rose-colored cliffs, pillars of salt billowing from the water, and the peaks of Jordan in the distance. But at 1,373 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the entire planet. The beaches here are not for tourists looking to frolic in Riviera-like fashion; the copious level of saline makes the water too dense for swimming. Instead, you just float, naturally and effortlessly, while the water's 21 minerals—including sulfur, magnesium, calcium, bromine, and potassium—are said to promote relaxation, nourish the skin, and stimulate circulation.