Blogging For Two


Good morning!

Look who arrived around a freckle past a hair…

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Ashley and I became good friends over the past year and we finally got to meet. She drove all the way from Ohio to come for a visit!

Last night, I waited like a worried mother by the phone. Well, with a beer… :biggrin:


Around 10:30pm, I got a call saying she crossed the border and would be here shortly. When she arrived, we exchange foodie gifts and chatted until 2am (Eric too!!).

She brought me some items from a store that I have been wanting to try for ever now…


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Trader Joes items! :biggrin:

And her homemade nut butters. So excited to try all this stuff!

My eyes shot open around 7:15am…I was still tired from going to bed at 2am, but I was too excited to fall back asleep. Of course, it figures that the one morning I can sleep in- I can’t.

I got up and made a pot of Sencha green tea and did Polly’s Yoga for Runners video.


Green tea and yoga has got to be the best way to wake up.


Then I dug into my TJ’s stash for a dried fruit bar…



Shortly thereafter, I made breakfast for us.

Last night, I threw together Vegan Overnight Oats for TWO:


Vegan Overnight Oats for TWO:


  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Amazing Meal Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

This morning, I made Cherry Bomb Banana Soft Serve…for TWO…


2 frozen bananas + 1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries.



I layered fresh blueberries and chopped up cherries with the cherry bomb soft serve and vegan overnight oats.


Then, I topped it with cacao nibs and a cherry on top!

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It was pretty much ridiculous.

Photography ensued…


Check out Ashley’s


I went a little crazy when I made hers! :lol: They were over-flowing like volcanoes!

I think Eric was a bit scared of us crazy ladies…


[PS- You are looking at a 5 pound skinnier husband…he lost 5 pounds when he cut out pop from his diet. My sister in law also lost 3 pounds almost immediately when she cut out diet pop. Crazy, eh!? I can’t believe Eric hasn’t had a pop since March. Congrats to all of you who have emailed me and told me about making similar changes! You guys are rock stars.]

Well, we are off for a scenic hike…thankfully the sun finally came out after two weeks of blah weather. Have a great day!

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Jessica @ How Sweet June 15, 2010

You are so lucky to meet Ash! Love her. :) Have fun!


Steph (@mediterraneanmiss) June 15, 2010

Aw, what a fun visit!! I’m super jealous of the TJ haul and the morning oats – I’m coming over for breakfast ;D

That’s crazy about the pop weight-loss, congratulations to Eric and your SIL! Who would have thought that cutting out the diet would make such a difference. Those chemicals are horrible for you, but fresca tastes so good =\ Maybe I’ll give this a try.

Excited for the farmer’s market on Sat! See you then.


Steph (@mediterraneanmiss) June 15, 2010

Oh, ps! Where did you get that spoon with the little charm on the end? It’s darling! <3


Nichole June 15, 2010

At first I was like, blogging for two?! Baby? Minor freak out. However, Ashley is a welcomed surprise. I wish there was room for more! How cute that y’all got to get together. And if you keep whipping up dishes like that, I don’t think Ashley will be allowed to leave.

Glad you pointed out that even diet soda can help people lose the inches!

Please enjoy the hike, sounds like too much fun!


Jen June 15, 2010

I am so glad I wasn’t the only one who thought a big PREGGERS announcement was coming!


Kristina June 15, 2010

aww… hope you guys have a fabulous fun day today!! :) that’s awesome she brought you TJ’s loot… TJ’s is great and it looks like she brought you some YUM stuff…

look forward to hearing about your day! :)


Dorry June 15, 2010

Your breakfast looks fantastic. I’ve also known several people to lose quick pounds simply by cutting out soda. Thankfully, I’ve never been a fan. I can’t imagine what it would do to my insides/teeth. Have fun on your hike!


Miranda @ Mirandasjeans June 15, 2010

What a great suprise visitor! Welcome to Canada Ash! I can’t wait till I am done working like mad woman VOA are on my list of to try. Congrats to Eric! That is great, and I bet he feels better not having coke in his system!


Sarah for Real June 15, 2010

Congrats to your husband! That’s pretty awesome.

I have to say… I have not jumped on the overnight oats band wagon. But all those berries and the pretty pink color make it look fantastic! You might have finally wore me down Angela…


Nancy June 15, 2010

One more person to add to my blog reading RSS feed! Thanks for Ashley’s link, I love her already!


Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet life June 15, 2010

Looks like somebody’s gonna be having some fun!!
P.S. – DELISH looking cherry bombs! :-D


CarolinaDoll June 15, 2010

You keep making breakfasts like that and you’ll have a LOT more visitors! … lol….. :-)


Tina June 15, 2010

Oh-those pita chip crackers are dangerous-I can eat half a box at a sitting! I always hear about people losing weight instantly from cutting something out and I gotta say, its never happened for me like that! So jealous!


Nienke at Revel June 15, 2010

Awwww – look at you guys! Hope you girlies have a fab time :)


Wei-Wei June 15, 2010

I think that there is so many combos you can come up with for VOO + BSS!!! Seriously, this opens up so many doors. It’s amazing. You’ve inspired a whole slew of ideas in my head… Thanks a lot ;)

Meeting up with bloggers sounds so exciting! And Trader Joe’s – omgahhh! XD



Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 15, 2010

You are so skinny! That side profile of you looks so slim.


CathyK June 15, 2010

Thanks so much for the “Eric Gives Up Pop” update, Angela! I have been wondering how it’s going! WAY TO GO, Eric! You were our inspiration to do the same: I gave up diet pop 8 weeks ago now and my husband gave up Coke 6 weeks ago. We both can’t believe how much we used to drink, and we feel so much better now!


Betsy June 15, 2010

‘I love how you call soda pop. It makes me smile every time I read it!


Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers June 15, 2010

wow – good for your husband! That’s fantastic. Just goes to show how brutal all that sugar is…

I so get the Trader Joe’s thing – I’m in Wpg and recently was in Santa Fe and able to FINALLY visit TJ’s! It was awesome. I had serious store envy. Needless to say I brought back bags of stuff…


Heather (Heather's Dish) June 15, 2010

i’m lucky to have hung out with ash a couple times…LOVE her! now i gotta figure out how to get up to Canada to meet you! hope y’all have a blast :)


Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 15, 2010

Check out that Trader Joe’s stash! *jealous*

I always like these blog meet-ups so I can learn about a new blog. Ashley’s looks great!


Carrie June 15, 2010

My husband calls all of my internet friends “imaginary friends”. Some of us are planning a similar get together later this year and I can’t wait! It looks like you guys have already started having a great time!!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 15, 2010

Awww sounds like you two will have such a fun day!

That is awesome that Eric has lost so much weight from cutting out pop. I remember feeling so much better after I did!


Krystina June 15, 2010

Congrats to Eric! Isn’t Trader Joe’s awesome? I miss it so much.


Sara June 15, 2010

You know if you like dried fruit bars, you should totally get a dehydrator and make some yourself! I’ve been doing it and they’re freakin delicious. It’s be a great thing to sell in your store because they keep well, but you can still make them from super clean, fresh ingredients. Our dehydrator probably cost about $70 but was WELL worth the cost. My boyfriend makes beef jerky on it but as a vegetarian, sooo not my thing ;)


Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 15, 2010

How do men lose weight so easily? Lol! Props to Eric!

It’s so cool to see two of my fav blog ladies together. I hope you guys have a great time!


Julie @ Wearing Mascara June 15, 2010

Awww you ladies have fun!!!! :-)


Lizz @ Leading the Good Life June 15, 2010

That is such a cute picture of Eric! Have fun today!


Becca June 15, 2010

I’ve been feeling so much Trader Joe’s-related envy of late – good to know there’s someone out there who understands the pain of seeing all these yummy, healthy treats and not living nearby!


Jenny June 15, 2010

Doing things for two is so much more fun!


bianka @ Bananas for Bananas June 15, 2010

I want to go to Trader Joe’s so BAD!!! jealous :(

p.s. tell Eric he looks great! awesome job


Holly June 15, 2010

The gifts look awesome! I love Trader Joes. Have fun together!!


Laura June 15, 2010

What does Eric eat for breakfast?


Samantha @ Health. Happines & Skinny Jeans June 15, 2010

This only proves that I need to cut out diet pop once and for all. Its one of those things that I know I should do but I hold on to it like a security blanket. I let dairy go (hello ice cream and cheese!!) way easier then I can let go of Coke Zero…ugh!!


mary June 15, 2010

Hope you have fun on your hike! The scenery where you live is so purdy!! Can’t wait to see some pictures :)


Jenny June 15, 2010

From Ohio? That’s where I’m living! That must have been a long drive!


Bridget June 15, 2010

What a fun meet up! And congrats to Eric for the 5 pounds :) Small changes really do add up


Annie@stronghealthyfit June 15, 2010

How fun! I NEED to try a VOOs and banana soft serve parfait asap. I can’t wait to make one!


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 15, 2010

You gals are so gorgeous! I love that blogging brings good people together. I hope you enjoy your day with your new friend :-)


Mary June 15, 2010

Angela – I love your blog site!! I FINALLY tried a VOO and banana soft serve this morning…it was FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing :)


Lisa June 15, 2010

Good advice…cutting out regular soda is the quickest way to drop a few pounds!

Have fun on your hike!


mary June 15, 2010

How awesome a special visitor!! next time you’re in the states you should check out TJ’s it’s pretty nice :)


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