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J’adore la vie Update

Posted Aug 10 2012 5:01pm

Keep those comments of adoration for  Blue Diamond Almond Breeze  coming! They’re awesome. You have until TONIGHT at midnight EST to  enter the giveaway  so definitely get on that! Also, if you want to partake in the “Get Your Good Going” challenge, head over to the Almond Breeze  Facebook page  and spread the “good” to a friend!

Can you believe it’s Friday? Honestly, this week has absolutely flown by for me. Both yesterday and today, I kept thinking it was the day before. Alas, I will certainly settle for a Friday.

Dinner Date

Last night, Matty and I went on a date to Rasoi , our favorite Indian restaurant located in Pawtucket, RI. I got out of work at the clinic around 7:00 p.m. so it was a very late dinner and we were both arrived ready to enjoy Rasoi’s delicacies. We started with pappadum and dippers!

It’s safe to say that Matty and I wouldn’t argue if these crispy, lentil-chickpea crackers became a pre-meal staple at most American restaurants. Who needs bread when you’ve got papadum? ;-)

When our meals arrived, we were ready to eat!

Clearly, one of us was more impatient than the other. When it comes to Indian food, Matty is the equivalent of a kid in a candy store! He rolled with his usual, Chicken Tikka Lababdar and I ordered a tofu salad with lime cilantro vinaigrette on the side.

I cleared my plate and Matty strategically ate half of his so that he could enjoy the other half for today’s lunch. The evening ended with lots of much-needed cuddling. 

Resting It Up

This morning, I took a rest day and completed the Long & Lean stretching routine from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD . It was what I needed to wake my body up. The routine is just shy of 10 minutes, and I really like to do it on my day off from working out to make sure my muscles aren’t getting tense and tight. After the great stretch session, I enjoyed breakfast and an episode of What Not to Wear while getting ready for work. Multi-tasking at its finest, really.


I got out of work around 1:00 p.m. and headed to Matty’s for a late lunch. We munched while watching the U.S. women’s gold medal-winning game. How amazing was that match?! Matty and I are both already mourning the death of this year’s Olympics. It’s been such a great year! I’ve really enjoyed watching volleyball, soccer, and swimming the most. Anyways, back to lunch. It looks wonky but tasted wonderful.

On the left is local tofu salad tossed with raw spinach. On the right is sauteed broccoli with garlic, curry powder, garam masala, and lots of nutritional yeast. FYI: It is a winning combination.

J’adore la vie Update

Some of you might have been wondering what the heck is going on with #jadorelavie. Well, a lot is going on! There’s lots of designing and planning happening. I give you Exhibits A and B:

Do you like the kale leaf l’accent aigu?! I hope you do. Jay is a pretty awesome designer and is being extremely patient with me. Thank you, Jay!

Can you also tell that, when it comes to color schemes, I am extremely indecisive?  

I’m really excited about this project because I want to create a separate space where people can go and celebrate the beauty of life. Keep sending in your pictures of you enjoying life in the moment. They’re so beautiful and inspiring. What is your j’adore la vie? What makes you happy? What makes your heart beat with joy? Send it in an email to me at Let’s spread the love of life!

Stay lovely,

I want to give a shout out to my girl Catherine ! Her Eat More Rabbit Food tees and tanks are finally in and they are so, so, so adorable. I’ve already ordered mine and they’re selling like hot cakes so get on it fast! She is an amazing DIY girl and has an even more amazing heart. Support RFFMBT! 

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