7/31/15

friday links

Quest Nutrition now has S'Mores Protein Bars!
I've been a long time fan of Quest, their protein bars are one of the best around, mainly because
of the flavors they create and the fact that their bars truly hold you hunger-wise.
Have you tried the protein chips?
Crazy good, get the cheddar & sour cream ones...trust me!!

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So far this summer, I've....
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I was tired of weeds growing here, so I covered it a hefty dose of weed killer, then layered on rocks.
Permanent fancy mulch, right?
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This week we're having a heatwave tho....
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Its true!
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Stumptown is finally at Whole Foods.
It's good, not too sweet either. I hate overly sweet coffee drinks, rather taste the bold coffee.
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A memorable dinner one night....
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Yeah don't even buy this, ridiculously good.
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Perks of living on Cape Cod.
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Daily finds in the pool skimmer.
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I've been loving the summers' flower bounty....
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And the food part of this blog is......
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My pizzadilla. Bake pizza, fold over, & eat.  Easy huh?
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A rare shot of an empty Cape Cod bridge in summer (Bourne Bridge)
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Beach finds
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This one was crossing the road, I helped him across.
Eastern box turtle.
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Guess what word made the dictionary?

around the web:

what is brown fat?
palm reading made simple
bridge or rollercoaster or drivers worst nightmare?
10 ways to change your life in 10 minutes
why restricting your eating time period to 8 hours will transform your health & fitness
lemon jam slices
great roundup of quiche recipes from Martha Stewart
how much money do Uber drivers make?
italian tomato ricotta pie
ice cream cone made with Fruity Pebbles
andre soltrner on mother sauces
coffee antioxidants found to be stronger than Vit. C?
6 things to do to prevent DVT
horriblescope fun stuff
5 leg stretches for better flexibility
10 hidden features of Google
can lemon water really help you lose weight?
the science behind chocolate ganache
breathing trick that helps you fall asleep
magnesium: the invisible deficiency
9 ways to help yourself when going through a hard time
DIY Disneyland Dole Whips
hormone balancing foods for women
lasting relationships come down to 2 traits
top 10 most inflammatory foods in the American diet
3 signs that angels are guiding you
the stretch to do 10 times a day
science explains why cilantro tastes like soap to some people
how sharks are built
face-mapping
frank sinatra's cali retreat is up for sale!
10 affirmations to surrender your problems to the universe
link between Vit D deficiency & dementia confirmed
the best breakfast for you
chemical found in Colgate toothpaste linked to cancer (?)
helpful baking conversions 

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Have a wonderful weekend!

5/15/15

friday links

I was more than happy to review Positive Energy Drinks mainly because they are all natural and GMO free!  A combination of pure juice and natural caffeine is Non-GMO Project verified, certified gluten-free and certified kosher. Plus, each 10-ounce screw-top bottle contains the amount of caffeine equivalent to up to one large cup of premium coffee. This all-natural boost is then combined with delicious, fresh fruit juice to make a product that contains no preservatives and no artificial flavors. And unlike synthetic energy drinks on the market, Positive Energy has a nutrition label you can actually read and understand. You won’t find any unnecessary and potentially dangerous stimulants like guarana and taurine!
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Went to a new Mexican restaurant in Hyannis El Mariachi Loco on 569 Main St., Hyannis, MA
Oh man you simply have to go here.  Authentic Mexican food, fresh fish tacos, never frozen.
I just cannot say enough good about this place.
In the photo: fish tacos, carne azada quesadillas.
I am going back JUST for the fish taco.  Its that good. ALL the sauces, hot, salsa, etc..are even homemade.
The chile de arbol--oh hello, so so good.

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Almost time to just jump right in, so looking forward to summer--what a long winter we had.

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Don't you love 2-bite cake slices?

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Nice to be eating lunch outside again.

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Have you tried?  So good, the Vietnamese is a tad sweet, but buy these two and combine them
to make it less sweet, with a touch of milk added in.

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First char-grill of the season!  Its really all about the buttered-char bun isn't it?

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I like to keep dinner simple & easy.

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Soon to be filled with traffic!

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You have to have really good walking skills here.

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here too.....

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So I went to the Waldorf Astoria and had a $22 burger.  Yeah it was so worth it.

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Nauset Beach is looking mighty good these days.

around the web:

23 copycat recipes to try at home
how long should you nap?
the best writers' insults visualized
12 remedies for fatigue & exhaustion
10 things happy couples do everyday
23 bakeries to eat at before you die
why cheese doesn't make french people fat
can broth heal runner's knee
how many exercises are enough? (from sweatythings.net)
14 home remedies for joint & arthritis pain
cell phone radiation is real; tips to protect yourself
best donuts in Boston
16 foods that help you sleep
19 signs you're a superior asshole from the northeast
12 things you should never microwave
Food combo's that will make you bloated & tired
know your avocado varieties (love this!)
5 warning signs you're dealing with a toxic person
restaurant style salsa made at home!
turtleback cookies recipe
15 mysterious forests you'd love to get lost in
know these stroke warning signs
worst foods for your belly
exercise vs. diet for weight loss
shut up & dance (best movie dance compilation)
palm reflexology--where to press for what
6 things to know about Vit. D
make vietnamese iced coffee at home
artist illustrates what real love looks like (just beautiful)
the power of kindness
15 brain foods to boost focus & memory
new alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
reinventing healthy breakfast: eggs on the go
why coffee makes you poop!
Whole Foods to launch lower-priced grocery chain
this hormone may be your secret to aging well
probiotics to help with depression & anxiety
11 questions about book royalties, advances & money
when you eat may matter more than what you eat
this is your body without water
grandma's lost recipes
how to make dried fruit using your oven
5 gut instincts you should never ignore
20 nutrition facts that should be common sense
vintage cape cod national seashore photographs

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To the man that give me a random bouquet of flowers on 5/14/2015, thank you again.

Have a wonderful weekend!

4/10/15

friday links

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love this quote

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Have you tried this?  You should.

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made out pretty good for Easter...you?

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good advice.

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just from cleaning out the truck!  not bad!

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instant homemade pretzel-cheese sandwiches (spread with wine port cheese spread & top)

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guess what cape cod?
5 Guys is coming to Cape Cod mall in a couple weeks!

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winter is OVER!  finally (sandy neck beach sandwich, ma)

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seagull beach, cape cod, ma

around the web:

antidepressant microbes in soil: how dirt makes you happy
life hacks: 10 plastics bags
fight cavities & gingivitis naturally
6 ways to know if someone is lying
9 great yoga youtube channels
protein & strength training: 2 important components for healthy aging
homemade all natural cough drops!
6 rules to success (very powerful)
lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens dogs
9 super-annoying things you do at restaurants
10 things you didn't know your iphone could do
11 largest vehicles in the country
6 inflammatory foods & how to detox from them
21 foodie movies you must see
reasons to drink more water (as if you don't have enough)
how to handle haters (best advice ever!)
top 5 vitamins for hair growth
27 little-known & weird facts about Disney
7 reasons to keep a dream journal
4 reasons to drink lemon water on empty stomach
24 signs you love food more than people!  (YES)
chocolate crunch bars
here on cape cod we got a Dutch treat: replica explorer ship passes through canal
10 things that are damaging your looks
symptoms & signs of chronic stress
7 traits of magical people
Mia Farrow was ''joking'' when she claimed Frank Sinatra was the father of her son Ronan
proven natural remedies for chronic inflammation
killing the pooch: how to train your lower abs
tunnels to celebrity homes below the playboy mansion
Mike Basich in tiny 225 Sq. Ft. house
Starbucks is serving kale smoothies?
google maps launches pacman on real streets
8 natural ways to boost your metabolism
37 cool kitchen gadgets
gluten free museum
10 reasons to eat more fruit
reasons to eat more butter?
how meditation changes your brain
14 sources of clean protein
should you be taking magnesium supplements?
21 things to let go of today
4 ways intermittent fasting can help you burn fat
Harvard unveils MRI study proving meditation rebuilds brain’s gray matter in 8 weeks

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