Busy Living Life

April 29, 2010

What a week this has been! And it’s only Thursday! Yikes!

I’ve been super busy with exercising, work, my part time business venture (that I’m ABSOLUTELY loving! So fun!), signing up for my second half marathon for July (YAAAAAAY), makin’ chocolate (the cheating way), winning awards, and just living life. (more info on ALL of that below) Honestly, as busy as this week has already been, you’d think it would have gone by faster for me. But alas, it has not!

I wanted to start out this post by recapping this week’s eats with some of the more tasty dishes.

Morning Coffee-Cup-O-Oats with chocolate protein powder and maca

Loaded salad with Tahini Umeboshi Plum dressing (I PROMISE the recipe is coming)

Then sided with chickpeas, brown rice, and homemade raw pickled ginger

The boyfriend is into stuffing things lately… umm… anyway, he decided to surprise me and bought giant portabella mushrooms! And then he stuffed them with veggies and grass-fed lamb… at least he got the veggie portion right…

In all honestly, they were super good.

Along with great beverages to wash it down.


Or, this weekend, we indulged in baked sweet potato fries, salad with strawberries, and homemade catfish ceviche (from an Alton Brown recipe)


Now that we have the food portion of this post taken care of, let’s move on to my new business! I’m so excited about it and I am loving how much fun I get to have while “working.” I’ve been super busy meeting people, talking to people, changing skin with (practicing) dermatologist-made products, and adding leaders to my executive team! The motto for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is “Changing Skin and Changing Lives” and this is truly what I’m helping to do.

My friend was a little shy to tell her story on my blog but she wanted me to pass on how the Unblemish line cleared up her cystic acne with nothing else would! She has so much more confidence now and it really has changed her life. How could I not love a business that does that?!

AND, I’m happy to tell everyone, that after only about 15 days really getting into my partnership with the doctors that created Proactiv Solution, now with their new company, Rodan + Fields, I am up for a promotion! And my first check will be here at the end of this week. Yay!

If you are interested in learning about award-winning products for acne, wrinkles, sun damage, or sensitive skin, OR if you would like to change your life by partnering with me and the doctors, send me an email! I’d love to discuss either!


In other news: I also won a blog award!!! Fun-lovin’ Angie over at Angie’s Healthy Living nominated me as one of her top twelve bloggers that bring Sunshine to her day! THANKS, Angie!! To follow with the rules of the award, and to continue it, I would like to present twelve blogs that bring me sunshine with every post I read!

1. Lori and Michelle at Pure2Raw

2. April at Foods of April

3. Katie with Making Food and Other Stuff

4. Ashlei at The Vegster

5. Miss Averie with Love Veggies and Yoga

6. Matt at The Kitchen of a Runner

7. Kady at Living, Loving, Learning

8. Mae, author of Ohh May

9. Jenn at Girl Heroes

10. Heather at Sweetly Raw

11. Ally at Sweet & Savory

12. Allie at Pimp My Protein Shake

Don’t forget the rules, folks:

1. Nominate 12 blogs.
2. Put the award logo onto your sidebar or within a post.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they’ve received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link the sidebar logo to the person from whom you’ve received this award.

I think that I’ll leave the chocolate making (the cheating way) and my singing up for a half marathon update for tomorrow, since this post is getting a bit long! Just look forward to this…

And this…



{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Simply Life May 3, 2010 at 2:36 AM

YUM! those salads look great!
.-= Simply Life´s last blog ..Eating Animals… =-.


Heather May 1, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Congrats on the promotion girl!
Great looking eats, and huge thanks for the award!

Have a fabulous weekend!


Katherine April 30, 2010 at 2:01 PM

you should see the email-wide fights my sorority sisters get into over tanning bed v. skin concerns. It’s a never-ending argument!


Melissa April 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Wow you have been a busy lady. Congrats on the promotion and loving what you do..that’s so awesome to hear. And your eats so yum. Love how you have a million things in your salads…that’s just how I like mine too! Congrats on the sunshine award too:)
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Adaptogens Part 4 : Elixer of Life =-.


Kristian Verdejo April 30, 2010 at 6:28 AM

Love your blog, will be stopping back again. Was hoping you also had a newsletter sign up, count me in.


sarah April 29, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Hi Lori,

I live in Hidden Valley Lake, a very small town in Lake County. It is next to Sonoma County.

The cinnamon raisin bread is really good, let me know what you think!
.-= sarah´s last blog ..Happy Monday, Raw Cinnamon Raisin Bread =-.


Ashlei April 29, 2010 at 3:22 PM

You are too fabulous!!! 😀

And those portobellos stuffed with veggies is making me drool! They look amazing!

.-= Ashlei´s last blog ..CSN Stores Giveaway Announcement =-.


Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin April 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Aw thanks for the award! You are too sweet!

Are those Teddy Grahams in your chocolate?? I think I might be in heaven…
.-= Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin´s last blog ..Gnocchi =-.


Katie April 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

You are fan-freaking-tastic, my friend. I am all jazzed up after reading this post…the excitement is literally pouring out of my computer!

Thanks for the award – totally made me smile.

Oh, and jar of tahini in fridge and plastic tub of umeboshi plum paste are impatiently awaiting their opportunity to get acquainted…..I hear them talking to each other from across the room. They’re all, hey, when is she going to put us together to create salad dressing magic?
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Radishes are okay…I guess =-.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 29, 2010 at 11:59 AM

my life has been a freakin zoo this week girl but sincerely, thank you for this award…it just put some sunshine in my life 🙂

you rock!!!!!

omg is that a chocomize w/ teddy grahams? i saw those on their site when i was custom ordering my choc. yum!

and your half is great news!

and of course your new biz, new blog…holy crap girl you’re just “new” all over the place….love it!!
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..Coconut Oil Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Commenting Glitches & the Full Moon, Brutal Honesty =-.


Angie April 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Your very welcome! Isn’t it fun spreading Sunshine!
.-= Angie´s last blog ..I’m Walking on Sunshine! The Sunshine Award! =-.


sarah April 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Yay! I am running my first half marathon this saturday in Sacramento.. excited!
.-= sarah´s last blog ..Happy Monday, Raw Cinnamon Raisin Bread =-.


Pure2raw twins April 29, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Aw thanks girl for the award…you bring sunshine into life too! xoxo

And looking forward to the tahini plum dressing recipe!

So glad to hear everything is going great with your new venture!! You deserve it!


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