Thinking Out Loud Thursday #3

1. I want to get my hair done by Silvia at Bibbo Salon, in San Francisco. I first discovered her on YouTube, with her fantastic hair tips and tutorials. Maybe soon I’ll get the guts to drive there and get it done. I really dislike going to new-to-me stylists. I’m so afraid they’ll wreck my hair.

Balance Bar2. I’ve been eating Balance Bars as snacks lately. Recycling this picture from March because I don’t have any left. Ate them all! When we first moved to California, I was going through them like nobodies business. But I mean, that’s not healthy. Right? They’re onl $0.99 at the grocery store, couldn’t help myself. Now, it’s all in moderation (again). Sooo good. I only buy the S’mores flavour. These are close to impossible to find in Canada, so this was on my to-buy-list when we first moved here, ha!

3. Finally got my wedding rings back from being sized smaller yet again (they messed it up the first time), and for its 6 month inspection/and polishing etc. One of them is SO TIGHT that I may have a bruise on my knuckle from taking it off for swimming/climbing. I wasn’t seriously considering wearing my wedding bands, but I had thought of it. That was, until Ellen told me it would be a terrible idea, due to the fact that worst case scenario, you could de-glove your finger. Please do not google image that. It’s gory and may leave you light-headed.

4. La Belle Mixtape | Summer Memories | Henri Pfr: I’ve been listening to that YouTube video all week. Such good tunes now that it’s summer :)

Shauna Nancy5. My husband’s younger sister is here for a little while. She’s a speedy runner, so I’m going to ask her for some tips while she’s here. She ran a marathon in 3:20! She was also my husband’s “best man” at our wedding. The other sister will be getting here soon! I’m excited to spend some sister-in-law time with them both. I’ve been trying to take the younger one out to a few places, but I think we’ll have to do repeats because my favourite places, I want the older one to see too! Blogging will be sporadic until at least the first week of July. I don’t want to be on my computer too much while they’re here.

Boulder V4 green6. I finished the V4 green boulder problem on Tuesday! Some guy and I were working on it at the same time. I cheered for him as soon as he topped out, and then he told me to crush it, and was coaxing me along while I was on the wall. I ended up doing what he did, a butt-hook with my left butt cheek on the face, and then reaching over (feeling like you were almost laying down, that’s how laid back the route is!) and getting the top hold, manoeuvring your left foot where your butt was, and putting two feet on top of that hold, and going for the top. It was incredible! I was so happy. I think I shouted.

7. I walked into Athleta (kinda reminds me of Lululemon) the other day after climbing, and the girl who always helps me with the clothing was there again. She has a cool name, but I haven’t a clue how to spell it so I won’t butcher it. She saw me dressed in my black tank + black leggings with chalk all over it, and asked if I just got back from climbing! It was a mini-bonding experience, because she goes to another climbing gym in San Jose. Who knew there were SO FREAKING MANY!? I need to scope the one she was talking about, out.

That’s all I’ve got for today! Off I go :)

Tell me something random, I’ll read it before bed tonight. And don’t forget to enter the green tea matcha powder giveaway.

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It’s a S’mores party!

My trip to San Diego in August to go to BlogHer was all about a lot of firsts. First time I met Shannon, Jess, Nikki, Judy and even Kristin from Iowa Girl Eats, my blogging idol! BlogHer was also the first time I tried a S’more at the Hershey booth and first time I tried a Balance Bar. Can you take a while guess as to what my favorite flavor was?
Aw, yes. S’mores no less. It honestly tastes like a yummy chocolate bar. It’s a fair size as well at 50g per bar. August 14 was my last s’more bar, so it was a sad day when that last bite was taken, wrapped in that gorgeous gold packaging.

But I we don’t have to be sad anymore because I’m here to share the tasty amazing goodness with all of you ladies and gents today residing in the states! Who wants to win a free box of my favorite flavor of S’mores Balance Bar? 15 S’mores bars come in a box!

Share or hoard it, I won’t judge. It is a pretty amazing flavor.

But first! I must tell you about all the amazing different types of Balance Bars! There is a great selection of bars to choose from carb loading bars, cafe bars, bare bars (trail-mix inspired), gold bars (which were my favorite because it included the S’mores) and of course original bars. Each “section” of bars has a few flavor variates for you to choose from! There are so many flavors, my mouth is salivating.

Alright, I know everyone here just wants to get right to it and enter away at this giveaway. So I’ll tell you how you can enter and who is eligible to win a free box of S’mores Balance Bars.


Mandatory Entry: Tell me where and when you would eat your BalanceBar? (Me? I’d eat it after a CrossFit WOD or a climbing sesh. I love to fuel up after a work out!)

For Extra Entries:
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The contest will end on November 28, 2011 at 2pm EST. Please do not enter any more comments there after. They will be removed.

Good luck, and enter away!

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