Keep Dreaming

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 16, 2010

Happy Friday to you all. :)

Despite, feeling like it was Wednesday on Monday, this week actually flew by for me! I felt like I got a lot accomplished too, so that is always nice.

Since I was wide awake at 5am this morning (why, why why can’t I sleep this week?!), I decided to make some progress on my new GF Glo Bar. I worked on the nutritional information for a while and it is looking awesome!

My groin area is still feeling a bit tender after my tumble earlier this week. I am a bit worried that I am not going to be able to run my 15k race this Sunday that I am signed up for, but there is not much I can do about it at this point. I am going to continue with icing and stretching and hope that leads me to a quick recovery for Sunday’s race. If it turns out that I can’t race, I will still be cheering my girlfriends on from the sidelines and screaming my little heart out!

For breakfast, I wanted comfort food…


Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice


Into the pot goes…

  • 1/2 cup extra thick Bob’s Red Mill Oats (or regular is fine)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or mix of 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 t nutmeg and 1/4 ginger)
  • 1/2 banana, chopped

Directions: Throw everything into the pot and stir well over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to low, stirring frequently off and on for about 10 minutes. Serve and add your toppings!


  • 1/2 Classic Glo Bar
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • few dried organic cranberries
  • Drizzle of pure maple syrup

Oh, it smelled divine! Almost like pumpkin pie. :)

Half of a Classic Glo Bar for a topping…


Chia seeds floating in the river!


With a mix of Four O’Clock Japanese Sencha loose leaf and white loose leaf to wake me up.


This bowl was really filling…so much so that I couldn’t finish! I had about 3/4 of my serving. This should keep me going all morning long.


I also made a birthday list (as requested by hubby).


My birthday isn’t until May 16th, but Eric wanted some ideas, so ideas he got…

On my birthday list:

  • Knee pads for scrubbing the hardwood (I’m 26 going on 80, apparently!)
  • Stainless Steel Kettle (our current $8 kettle is possessed)
  • Storage room finished (Eric is in the process of building me a storage room for the bakery)
  • VITAMIX (don’t laugh!)

He saw that I asked for KNEE PADS for scrubbing floors and he said, ‘That is a joke right? You are trying to trick me! Obviously I am not buying you knee pads for your birthday because everyone will think I am a horrible husband!

But…I actually really need them!!!! :( Can’t a gal just want some knee pads? lol.

I have been asking for a Vitamix for over 2 years now on every occasion I can think of…Christmas, Valentine’s, Birthday, Anniversary, St Patty’s Day, Halloween, Earth Day, National Pie Week (April 23-25th, FYI), etc. Every time I put it on my list, Eric laughs and says ‘KEEP DREAMING!’…and a little piece of me dies inside. :( However, I was always taught to persevere in the face of resistance. He is going to tire of my complaints and heavy sighs about my broken & leaking KitchenAid blender one of these days!

Do you have any big ticket items on your wish list? What are they?

I’m off to try and fix my computer issues with the Canada Post shipping module (lots of computer issues this AM!!!), test the GF Glo Bar, catch up on the week’s paperwork, and start re-designing OSG. I am giving the blog a makeover in the days to come…keep your eyes peeled for a snazzy new design.

Enjoy your day!

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Jocelyn April 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

Hey Angela..I hope you get your vitamix some day :)

I asked for the pink kitchenaid stand mixer this past christmas…turns out I got it! lol… My parents found it cheaper then usual in the states!


amy April 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

My birthday is also May 16th and i have also asked for a Vita Mix!!! I have wanted one soooo badly for so long…I think its time we get them!! We deserve it! Ill cross my fingers over here in Victoria BC, and you cross yours!!
Happy Hoping!!


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

My sister asked for a food dehydrator for about 10 years until she finally got one!

I’m with you, I like practically gifts. What IS wrong with getting knee pads?


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

hahah he thinks im tricking him…im like what??? damn i might as well just go buy some!


Jessica @ How Sweet April 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

I want a Vitamix so bad! My bday isn’t until November, but I’m hoping I can get a random gift sometime…lol.


Heather (Heather's Dish) April 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

you are too cute with wanting knee pads! i’d offer you my old volleyball ones, but frankly they smell bad and you deserve much better than that :)

i’ve been wanting a Vitamix and/or a new set of pots and pans…definitely big ticket, but a girl can dream, right? happy friday angela! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

haha ewww stinky old knee pads…that is hilarious.

oh new pots would be fabulous too! We have a mix of random pots and pans


nut April 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

I keep hoping for my own apartment and a steady job that I can tolerate. I haven’t got them yet…and not likely anytime soon. It might be years, but a girl can dream!
An automatic shut-off kettle would be great.


[email protected] April 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

For my 30th my husband took me to Napa and Sonoma. . . I can’t ask for anything more than that! Though I would like a fancy wine fridge :)


Astrid April 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

I ordered a Vita-mix last weekend and it is finally ariving today! I just won a 1000 gift card from a sweepstakes, so I treating myself to something I have been wanting for a long long time. Plus, my food processor just broke and the blender that I do have is crappy. I hope you get one, I am sure you would adore it (I hope I do).
Hope your groin feels better. I am allergic to pain and hate getting injuries. It’s like when I get sick, I just get mopey and turn into a little kid!
Have a happy Friday!


Angela April 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

Hahaha. I LOVE your birthday wish list. It’s great. And for the record I also scrub the floors on my knees (I usually roll up a towel and just scoot it along. A knee pad is so necessary :)


Diana April 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

I wish someone would buy me some plane tickets so I could travel a little ahah Or a new camera + lenses. I don’t think that’s going to happen though. :p


Morgan April 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

I’m guessing having my loans all paid off is reaching a bit?!
I would love an SLR camera and a Vitamix. Right now all I want is a healthy and happy baby. By my birthday I should know what I’m having, so just confirmation that it is healthy is enough for me!


Steph (@mediterraneanmiss) April 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

I would LOVE a vitamix. And a kitchen-aid mixer. And a dehydrator. And an espresso machine. And a wine fridge.
FAIL! Hahaha. These are things that the standard 21 year old should not have. At this point it looks like I’m holding out for wedding registries when I’m all grown up and getting married ;) I definitely can’t buy any of these for myself now!


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty April 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

hahahaha that is the exact same thing D said about the vitamix. I have asked for it for every occasion that comes by. And he laughs every time. (I cry a little inside) I even offered to pay some!!

PS. I just got the knee pad thing for gardening, and yes I feel 80 as well… but it makes gardening SO MUCH BETTER! hahah

Have a great Friday


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

I always put things like knee-pads on there!! My number one item for Christmas this year was a dust-buster!! Lol– nerd alert!

Maybe if you asked Eric and a few of your relatives (parents, etc.) to go in together and get you a vitamix? If they split the cost up, it wouldn’t be so bad!


Carrie (Love Healthy Living) April 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

I just bought a Vita-Mix earlier this week after several years of wanting one. I am anxiously awaiting its delivery to my house!!! Not to rub it in or anything… :)


Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

That bowl seriously looks the BOMB!!!!!
I’ve always wanted a Vita Mix! And a new camera :)


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 16, 2010 at 9:52 am

I want/need/would sell my soul for an SLR camera. I’m been saving every penny for the past year and I’m gonna purchase one for myself after graduation (your birthday haha)!! Every time my parents ask if I want to take a trip somewhere or eat out at a fancy restaurant I say…’no that’s 1/2 or 1/16th of an SLR!!’

I don’t think they’ll get me one for graduation so I’ll be emptying my bank account for one! Probably not the best idea for post-grad but it’s 100% necessary :)


EaterNotARunner April 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

A vitamix is definitely on my list too!!! That and a food processor :-)


Christina April 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

Your birthday list is so cute and we’re almost birthday twins! I would love a road bike for my birthday but I understandably get the same reaction you do with the Vitamix. I did see Vitamixes at costco a couple of weeks again, maybe they’re a steal? (I didn’t see the price)


Lisa April 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

Vitamix’s at Canadian Costco’sare selling for $495.00 I was at the Ancaster one yesterday and they were doing a demo)
However, American prices for a vitamix are like 350-380) and our dollar is above par!
If he buys you one….make sure he buys it in the states…you’ll save a TONN

(I bought one yesterday…I don’t just study these facts randomly ;)


Steph (@mediterraneanmiss) April 16, 2010 at 9:57 am

Thanks very much for this tip!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

great tip!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

Mmmm that oatmeal looks delicious. Do chia seeds TASTE like anything? What are their nutritional benefits?


Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 16, 2010 at 9:57 am

haha it’s so funny when there are women who actually WANT cooking and exercise related stuff! my mister felt terrible for getting me stuff to workout – it’s what I wanted! then again, my dad got my mom a veggie steamer and she was none to pleased! I happily let her re-gift it to ME! ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

haha I know I think so many men are scared to get women any household items for fear of hurting their feelings. I am the opposite though..I want that kind of stuff!


[email protected] April 16, 2010 at 9:59 am

I would really like a food dehydrator….I always see Gina making Kale chips and stuff with her dehydrator, and I want to make some kale chips too lol


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 16, 2010 at 10:02 am

Ha ha. Whenever I ask for something practical for my birthday or Christmas my husband says the same thing. He’d rather get me jewelry I won’t wear than something I really need. I’m working on him though!


Mellissa April 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

VitaMix and some new lens for the camera are always on my list!


Meg April 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

well, a vitamix is cheaper than wanting a pony right?!
although, i never realized how pricey vitamixs were!!!
i would love one too though, along with a food dehydrator!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm

bahahah a pony…I will have to use that line on him!


Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place April 16, 2010 at 10:24 am

hahaha your list looks something like mine. I want a pantry for the kitchen, and a wireless internet router. Long gone are the days of wanting clothes and purses!


Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies April 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

Aww, that’s too funny. I need to start writing things down when I want them…because I feel like whenever it’s my birthday or a holiday and people ask me what I want..I have no idea! Even though…deep down, I totally do probably.


Lizzie April 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

A Vitamix is no laughing matter!! :) I’m going to keep everything crossed that Eric is all over this one!! It is really an investment . . . the number of green monsters we’ve had in the last 8 months has more than paid for itself! Not to mention that addictive chocolate pudding!!

I’ve become useless at telling people what I want. This year MAB (my American boy) didn’t get me anything for my birthday b/c I didn’t know what to tell him! But he did treat me to a nice b’day dinner, so the quality time was really a gift.


Cynthia (It All Changes) April 16, 2010 at 10:38 am

I want a new video iPod with tons of money to download my favorite music. Hunni says my regular one will do for now. :-(


Katheryn April 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

A Vitamix is not a laughing matter. I too have been asking for one for a couple of years. I also need a new food processor, and I would love a Garmin. Ahhh. A girl can dream.


Judy (Cookbook maven) April 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

Thankfully I bought my Vitamix quite a few years ago while I was still working and had more disposable income. Love, love, love it.

My big-ticket wish list items are a kindle, a Wii, and now I’m kind of dreaming of a Netbook or something similar. Why do smaller things have to be so darn expensive?

The kindle is supposed to be my reward for getting to my goal weight, but at this rate, it could take quite a few years. I love to read, and books are part of what makes packing for trips so difficult!


kay (eating machine) April 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

your birthday is the day before mine!

i’m asking for a drying rack (for clothes)

and a compost bucket.

and hangers.

practical presents are a good thing!


Kelsey April 16, 2010 at 10:46 am

mm yum i had pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast yesterday. so good!


Christina April 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

Haha your list is so funny. Everything is so practical! That’s how I am and my boyfriend will never buy me anything on it. I think practical gifts are the best. I hope you get a vitamix!


Twisted Chicken April 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

I am so inspired by all your oatmeal recipes. I never liked oatmeal as a child so I never ate it as an adult. Now, after seeing all the great things you are doing with it, I am going to try some oatmeal of your oatmeal recipes.

My 40th birthday is in a week and my birthday wish list is mostly small kitchen appliances because that’s what I love and use and they make my life easier and better. Just this year, though, I have added one big ticket item that is completely not a typical thing for me.

I have never spent lots of money on fashion but I feel like it’s time I owned a really great handbag. I’ve always bought $20-$30 dollar handbags from the discount stores. I’ve decided I would really like to own a Louis Vuitton handbag. I’ll be saving for it but I think it will be worth it.


Charlotte April 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

I love my Vitamix. My husband my a deal with me that if I made a smoothie for breakfast for me and him everyday for a month he would buy me one. I missed two days and he made me make them up and added more on! Either way I got my Vitamix and he uses it as much as me! I hope you get yours!


Lisa April 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

The big ticket item I wanted, I got for x-mas this past year. My boyfriend got me the iphone (LOVE it!). I’d really like a fancy camera.


Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

Hope you feel better soon so you can make it to the 15k this weekend! Good luck with the Vitamix. :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

I hope you heal in time for your race!

I would love a juicer or treadmill for my upcoming birthday! But those are both a bit unrealistic, so I’ll just stick to my wishlist of Lululemon gear. ;)


Paige @ Running Around Normal April 16, 2010 at 11:09 am

Oh man I would love a vitamix for some holiday. But my husband said he would rather buy me 15 regular blenders and it would still be less. I kinda see his point. But it’s frustrating when they break!


Allison @ Food For Healing April 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

a vitamix would be SWEEEET. I need to buy a new blender right away, but just a cheapy because i’m broke!
I really want a food saver thing, that comes with those special bags, and you suck the air out! I want it so bad


Therese April 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

Oh a Vitamix. *sigh* I hope you get it!

Mine would be a Kitchen Aid mixer. Mine is old, old, OLD! My mother gave it to me when SHE got a K.A. mixer!

I agree though, persistance is the key! I apparently talked about getting a Garmin so much last year that my boyfriend thought that if he DIDN’T get for me for Christmas I’d be mad! I never thought he WOULD get it for me so imagine my surprise when I opened it up! :D


Janna ~ Just Flourishing April 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

Yay for May Birthdays! Mine’s on May 28th. A Vita-Mix is always on my list too. Obviously :)

This year I would LOVE to go to opening night of Sex and The City 2, which comes out on my brithday! I am already seeing GLEE live at Radio City Music Hall on my birthday, which I am SO excited for!!!

In terms of actual presents I would just love some straight up cash. Ha. But seriously.. I’m a student, what can I say.


liane April 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

Vitamix’s are at my costco in a couple weeks, which means they will be on sale… perhaps Eric should stalk out your Costco location?!

I love how my last two costco visits have resulted in giddy, jumpy claps over garmins and vitamixes. My friends think I’m nuts.


Ashley April 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

Angela, my fiance added a $400 Blend-Tec blender to our wedding registry without telling me LOL. I didn’t find out until one of my friends asked me why I needed such an expensive blender. I was like, “Whaaaaaat are you talking about???”

Thinking good Vitamix thoughts for you!


Kristin April 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

My entire family thought I was nuts when I asked for metal, folding sawhorses one year….and every time I use them I gloat a little!

Sorry about your fall and the race. I can completely sympathize! I was supposed to run a half marathon last weekend, but wound up having surgery a month ago. I was completely naive about the recovery process, thinking I would bounce right back and perhaps still be able to run. I quickly discovered how wrong I was! Ah well…there are always other races!


Jennifer @ take the day off April 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

My big ticket wishlist item is the beautiful glasses that Ina Garten uses in her home, as featured on the Barefoot Contessa. I loved them the moment I saw them! I did a little research, only to find out that they are from a store in France called Pomme & Poire and are WAY out of my price range. A girl can dream…


Carbzilla April 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

I wish I got paid for every time I’ve said this, but tell Eric he can buy a refurbished Vita on their site for $400 and find a coupon for free shipping. You will be a grateful wife FOREVER (I will refrain from more kneepad jokes here), and it will become the most used appliance in your household. I consider a Vitamix a non-negotiable item in any healthy household at this point. Yes, it’s a big investment but it’s worth EVERY penny!


Kristina April 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I agree with Carbzilla (LOVE that name, btw!) :) a Vitamix is absolutely worth the investment, AND a necessity in a healthy household. I bought mine in college years ago and have pretty much used it daily… you’ll have it forever! no more blender headaches!

I’ll be hoping you get one, I know how much you want it :)

kneepads. tee hee!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

I think a Vitamix is on every foodie’s wish list :) I know I’d love to have one.

My big ticket wish-list item is a new computer- mine is so old it takes me over an hour to write a single post!! One day, one day ;)


Michelle April 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

keep up the perseverance on the Vitamix!!! My Amazing brother bought me and my husband one for our wedding and it is my favorite appliance EVER!!!

Careful with your injury! I know it’s a bummer no not be able to race when you’ve been looking forward to it, but at least you have buddies you can cheer on :) that’s fun :)


Jenna April 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

kitchen aide mixure is on my big item list.

Yaya cant’ wait for new lay out of osg!


Tina April 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

I hope you get your Vitamix. I agree that perseverance will crack him eventually. ;)

Mother’s Day is coming up so I have been dropping hints to my hubby for a nice long massage at a spa like crazy. Sadly, he thinks even that $80 is an extravagance. But I’ll keep hinting and pushing. :D And no, I don’t do subtle hints. He knows. Haha.


Bethany (Blessed and Inspired) April 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Knee pads – hilarious!! My birthday is in a few weeks and I have a very nice watch on my list :).


Mandy A April 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

My 30th bday is next weekend… so far (haha), I’m asking for a Body Bugg, some new work out videos and shopping money :)


Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition April 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I’ve been asking for a Vitamix for every occasion also! hahah I wish they weren’t’ so damn expensive!!


Katie April 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I broke down and bought a Vitamix about 2 months ago, and have used it AT LEAST once a day since then. You will no regret it. I say buy yourself a birthday present!


[email protected] April 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Sigh….My birthday is next week…and I want an SLR camera, a Garmin, and an Itouch (my Ipod bit the dust and I have been stealing my 12 year old’s when she forgets it!)

For us right now though I am dreaming!!!

(I want knee pads for floor mopping and baseboard scrubbing too…but I will buy those for myself…I am not asking for them for my birthday!!!)


Sally April 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Hey Ange – since you are a self-employed business owner, YOU should buy the Vitamix because it’s a business expense and can be deducted. Let Eric buy you some pretty jewelry and knee pads :)


maria April 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I thought I was the only person under 80 who mopped on their hands and knees. My husband thinks I am crazy for not using a mop.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I know Eric doesnt get it either!!! He’s like ‘you know there is an invention called a mop right…’


Midgetkeeper April 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I really want a food processor and new cookware!


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm

You really can’t go wrong with adding pumpkin! :D

I have a whole dream list of things I want for my new apartment but I guess I have to find an apartment first, then start begging. ;)


Liz April 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I always asks for practical stuff! I desperately need rainboots, but didn’t get them. so sad. my actual bday is on Sunday so maybe there is still hope!


Tami April 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

knee pads? i think your blog readers need to take up a collection and get some for you!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

That breakfast looks awesome! I have a few big-ticket items on my wishlist… a Vitamix is on the list, although I know that will be a while before I get it. I really want a Garmin Forerunner as well! I have expensive taste ;)



Jess @ MTL Veggie April 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I’m sorry to hear your injury is still prevalent- I hope you’re able to race this weekend!
I can definitely relate to the blender issues, mine if from the land before time and definitely likes to leak! I’m also in need of a new camera but my birthday isn’t until October so I have a while yet.
Maybe if you tell Eric that you’ll use it to also create some excellent smoothies to help replace his coke he’ll be more inclined to oblige you this time around ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

hah love the way you thnk!


Jane April 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Thanks for the new oats recipe….leave up to you to keep us all interested in breakfast….have tried almost all of your oats recipes….really enjoy them. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Glad you enjoy the recipes!


Abby April 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Angela…after admiring your small glass tea infuser I was reminded I would like to start drinking more green tea again to wean off coffee (grrr that has been SUCH a challenge in the past!) I recall you did a very thorough post comparing the health benefits and flavors of green teas, any chance you remember which post that was? I can’t seem to find it with typing in key word “sencha” or “green tea.” Thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm
[email protected] April 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I saw the Bob Mill extra thick oats the other day and almost bought them. Are they better than regular oats? I love thick and chewy textures so I always use steelcut oats mixed in with my regular ones.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I dont notice a huge difference…I probably will stick to regular oats!


Eunice April 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Hope you get your Vitamix one day! The big ticket item on my list is… an engagement ring! Haha. Hopefully it will be more than just a dream. :)


Jennifer S April 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I asked my husband for a vita-mix…he said”what baby wants — baby gets” To say that he has been supportive of my new found health and wellness it an understatement. I use that machine all the time. I love it. Love it! Hope you it, although you will then become an even bigger monster of the Green Monsters!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I always want super practical gifts too. Last year I asked for stuff for my car to keep it clean.

Have fun with the new layout! That was my favorite part of starting my blog.


Emily April 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

oh! i so hope you get a vitamix! i adore mine. it really is such a pleasure to have in the kitchen and makes everything such a breeze. i’ll be praying for you ;)


Jenny April 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I want a trip to Calgary or Lunenburg! I have some friends there and really want to head up this summer!


jen April 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

oh man…at least he didn’t go for the easy joke about knee pads, cause that’s just tacky. ;P


Anna April 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I hope you get your Vitamix. It really is a worthwhile investment.


courtney April 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Have you checked out the Blendtec?…I’ve had one since January and love it! I use it at least once a day(green monsters ect) and it has yet to disappoint! And it’s cheaper then the Vitamix :)

My birthday’s the 27th of this month and I’m secretly hoping for a new laptop! Mine is currently possessed by evil gremlins.

Love your site, hope you finally get the Vitamix!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Do you know how much cheaper they are? I have heard equally good things about Blendtec (just not as frequently as Vitamixes saturate the market)


courtney April 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm

They go for about 399…do you have Bed Bath & Beyond? They have them and you can get 20%off there :) One other thing about the Blendtec is you don’t have to purchase a separate dry blade-for making your own flour/nut butters ect…it does both! So that alone makes it cheaper :)


MarathonVal April 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

After my HUSBAND accidentally broke our last blender, he finally gave in and bought us a Vitamix… but we got an older model, the 4500 I think from a different website and saved over $100. I can probably the find the website somewhere if you are interested. Also, check, there are always Vitamixes for sale in our area!


Julie @savvyeats April 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Really crossing my fingers that someone decides to get us the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer off of our wedding registry… the cheap hand mixer doesn’t always cut it!

This reminds me that I should make the birthday list that Dan asked for…my birthday is May 3!


Grace aka Triathlonbabe April 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Wow, that pumpkin spice oats looks really delish! I’d never heard of a Vitamix until now….sounds interesting now that I’m making a lot of my foods either in my majic bullet or my oldie since anniversary 18 yrs ago blender…doh! They are both starting to smell a bit burned up. My majic bullet is awesome but not for the green monsters, not enough space and my blender is too old. Has anyone looked on ebay? I might have to look into getting one of these new toys if I can find one for a good deal.

Okay so big ticket items….welllll, I haven’t had a new car since 2000, no biggie, I love my Nissan Xterra, it has really been a wonderful vehicle for us and me especially while doing triathlons and cycling. I will keep it as long as it lasts, however, I’m getting the itch and the DH has had 2 brand new “cool” vehicles in 6 years. First he had an awesome PT Cruiser Turbo that he had fixed up really nice, he had it 2 years and then traded it in for a brand new 06′ Ford Mustang and wow….a muscle car it is. Sooooo, you see, I believe it’s my turn to get a new car and I have an itch for a Nissan 370Z or GTR but I’m also looking at an Audi TT, but we shall see. I’ve always been a person that’s not much on lots of presents, just something I’d really need or have wanted. My birthday and his are both coming up in June, I want a car but the next thing is, a new iPhone. I usually get stuff that has to do with triathlon or running but I’ve pretty much reached my stock with those things.


Amanda April 17, 2010 at 12:28 am

One day your vita-mix will come : )


Fit Lizzio April 17, 2010 at 12:34 am

dear eric,

a happy wife for a happy life. buy her the vitamix!!!!

-fit lizzio


Jeri - Oahu April 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

One of my big dreams right now is for our home renovations to be completed. We really had to put it on hold for the last year. What I really want, is for our kitchen to get partially remodeled. We’ve talked about our plans and it’s so exciting.

Thanks for asking about our dreams. It just reaffirms the convictions.


Shawna @ Balancing Me April 17, 2010 at 7:01 am

Is it sad to say that I don’t really have any big ticket items on my list right now? Well, maybe another family trip to Disney, but that will be next year and I think our taxes will cover it. Life is good right now!

I think my big-ticket item is weight loss and health – two things that money really can’t buy. :)


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 17, 2010 at 7:49 am

You so deserve a vitamix!! i just bought one and I love it!!!!


Olivia Konz April 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

I read your blog everyday:) You are a true inspiration and so down to earth which makes it easy to relate to you unlike other health foodies. I would totally be in for chipping in on your Vitamix because you put so much into your blogs and that is priceless. I get more from your website than I have from most books I recently purchased. So if anyone starts a Vitamix Fund for you count me in:)


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

Oh how I feel your pain. My mom asked what I wanted for graduation. I told her a Vitamix! She basically said, “keep dreaming.”


Jolene April 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Is it weird that I don’t know what a Vitamix is!!?

Maybe the company will read this post and send you one to review :-)


Dominique April 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I asked my parents for a set of drums for two years before I actually got a set for my 16th birthday. Who knows…maybe two years is just the right amount of time a person needs to ask for something.

I also just about begged by BF for a giant plus Quatchi for about a year and I got one on my birthday a couple months ago. I brought it up any time I could, like if we were sitting around watching TV I’d say, “hey, wouldn’t it be fun if there was a giant Quatchi sitting in between us?” or “hey, how much fun would it be to take Quatchi on a car ride?” I also compared Quatchi’s price tag to say, an engagement ring, which was way cheaper so that BF would be more willing to purchase a $350 plush toy.


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