Hollywood Starlet

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 2, 2009

Good evening!

Today flew by!! It always does when I am in ‘To Do List Mode’!

I got a lot accomplished, but looking down at my list it doesn’t feel that way. I probably should have called my to-do list Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday To Do list because it is going to take me at least that long to get everything done. That is ok though! :)

Today I made a fabulous Vegetable Kale Soup in my slow cooker. I intended to combine two recipes that I found online, but when I got in the kitchen I just ditched the recipes and followed my heart. I do that often. :D Sometimes following recipes can be cumbersome and time consuming, and since I was short for time I just threw in a bunch of great foods into the slow cooker. I always say I have never made a bad meal from a slow cooker and I typically do not use a recipe. It is fool proof!

Here is everything going in:


The Contents:

  • 2 kale leaves, chopped
  • 1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 2 cup organic veggie broth (low sodium)
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 cup water (approx, I didn’t measure anything)
  • 1/2 cup lentil soup mix from Bulk Barn (low sodium)
  • 1/3 red onion, chopped
  • 1 whole sweet onion, chopped
  • pinch of saffron
  • Italian Seasoning
  • salt to taste (if preferred)

It cooked on high in the slow cooker for about 3-4 hours. It was my first time eating kale cooked and I can’t say I was a huge fan. I think maybe the chopped pieces that I had in there were too large. I thought the kale was going to shrink more like spinach, but it didn’t.

The Finished Product:


I scooped some Solgourt onto the top of my bowl and mixed it in for a creamier taste. I am still not convinced with thie Solgourt…it is quite bitter, even in soup! Does anyone have any recommendations for a good non-dairy imitation sour cream?


I had it with tea and a piece of whole wheat toast with 1/2 an avocado spread over it. So good! I am obsessed with avocados now!

Other Crap Free Eats today were:

Afternoon Snack:


Plus a few more crackers and 3 Tbsp of hummus!

Day 10 Sugar Free complete!

Wedding Dress venture:

  • Today I was offered to model in a wedding photography workshop by our amazing wedding photographers! I get to wear my wedding dress and will get my make-up and hair done. What could be better than that?
  • I will also be given all of the images from the day! Of course I agreed. The shoot is March 15th. The first thought in my mind was that my dress might be a bit snug since I have been injured and not working out. Well lo and behold my dress is a bit tight! So the next two weeks I am really going to be watching what I eat and hopefully my dress will fit for the shoot. I’m not sure what I would do if it didn’t! It is a size 2 so it is no wonder I don’t fit in it after a winter season being off exercise!
  • The photographers also want Eric to model with me, but Eric doesn’t know because he doesn’t have a suit. So I might ask if the photographer can lend him one since they are the same size.
  • So in case there was any uncertainty whether I would continue with my Crap Free Week– the answer is a definite YES! I need to fit into this dress in 2 weeks time. This is going to be a challenge that is forsure. I may have to start doing some non impact exercise on the elliptical at a local gym. I can get a 1 month pass for about $20 so I may do that.

Me on my wedding night taking all the hair pins out! lol


Here is what the photographer said,

“We were thinking to have your hair done in long loose curls. We will have a make up artist along so you could get your make up done with us at about 9:30. We’re thinking your look will be a bit hollywood starlet, not too dramatic but a bit sexy/red carpet so if you have some fake eyelashes we’ll have the make up artist apply them for you.”

Hollywood Starlet?! Sweet! I finally have use for my MAC individual eyelashes! :D

OSG Announcements:

  • Oh She Glows was featured as one of the ‘Blogs of the Day’ today on WordPress.com! My Clean Sweep post was one of the top 100 posts on WordPress in 24 hours. So exciting!

What is Blogs of the Day?

The purpose of BOTD

Blogs Of The Day highlights the most popular content on WordPress.com. The lists produced by BOTD are displayed on this site and on every WordPress.com user’s dashboard, as well as on the front page. You can browse these lists to find interesting things to read. You might even make a friend.”

  • Oh She Glows hit a RECORD number of hits today (no doubt a result of being featured on WordPress.com!!! Today was the busiest dayon the blog yet. My readers are health superstars! Thank you for all of your continual support. And to my new readers- WELCOME and nice to meet you! :D


This quote helps me get through my injury with my head held high:

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller

Have a great evening everyone! See you tomorrow for a fun blog announcement!

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Yasmin March 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Congrats for making Blog of the Day! You should be on it every day, your blog is so great! Your wedding pic is gorgeous and I can’t wait for your announcement tomorrow.


The Healthy Hostess March 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

You go girl!! Thats amazing!
Keep it up! We love reading. :)


marafaye March 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm

GO YOU!!!! THats awesome!!!!
I now have another “must take” picture for my wedding!


Orange Pop March 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm

ANOTHER announcement?! Wow, you’re full of news!
Congrats on being on the WP homepage & breaking a record- you’re a star!
& good luck in the photo shoot- you’ll be a.m.a.z.i.n.g!
Yummy soupy!


kaneil March 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm

The wedding shoot sounds like a blast!!! I’m sure you’ll be back in your dress in no time…I can’t imagine that it’s too snug b/c you look great!

I love that pic of you pulling the pins out – so sweet!

Keep up the great work, we love OSG!!!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


Erin March 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I LOVE LOVE avocado on toast. People think its weird, but its so good!


jenngirl March 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Oh you are going to be a BEAUTIFUL model!! How fun, I’ll be honest, I’m pretty jealous! ;)


Emily March 2, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Congrats – on both the wedding shots and the Wordpress recognition!



Baylez March 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

The Wedding shoot sounds like tons of fun!!! And that definately sounds like a good reason and motivator to stay on the Crap Free Week!!

Hope you have a blast!!


AshleyH March 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

What do you plan on doing to help you fit into your dress? I know you dont count calories so I was just wondering.


onehealthyapple March 3, 2009 at 1:09 am

I love the picture of you on the bed- so perfect! Good luck on your photo shoot. I’m sure you will be ready for the shoot in no time!


Leah March 3, 2009 at 1:54 am

I can’t wait to see the photos from the shoot!


Lara (Thinspired) March 3, 2009 at 6:11 am

What an honor to be asked to do that! Wonderful!


lesley March 3, 2009 at 6:42 am

First off, your soup looks delicious!

Secondly, that sounds like SO much fun … so happy for you to get to be all pampered with your makeup, fake eyelashes, hair, etc … that’ll be so neat!!! : ) ENJOY!


Lindsey (Mrs. LC) March 3, 2009 at 7:30 am

How fun! It sounds like modeling/ that photography work shop will be an absolute blast!!


VeggieGirl March 3, 2009 at 8:06 am




girlrunningaround March 3, 2009 at 8:59 am

What an aweseome opportunity! I’m so glad your taking it. It sounds like it’s going to be really fun!


Sarah March 3, 2009 at 9:45 am

congratulations on the blog recognition and the wedding dress photography! how much fun that you get to be a model!


RunToFinish March 3, 2009 at 10:31 am

what a fun thing to do!!! yeah for you!!


brandi March 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

how cool! that will be so much fun!

I remember how long it took me to get those bobby pins out of my hair, too.

I think I was still finding them 2 days later!


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