Sunday, September 13, 2009


Ahh, I feel so lucky! Yesterday was truly a bounteous day for me. First of all, most of my husband’s family came over to help us with our new home—move in is only one week away! My mother in law is very handy and crafty and loves to do projects, so she was the perfect helper for us. Dustin’s sweet little brother has been up to help us almost every weekend , and was back at it yesterday, mowing the lawn and helping D place trim in the hallway. While the boys worked on that, my mother and sister-in-law were hard at work texturizing, priming and painting away. I sat in the backyard under our apple tree with a glass of lemonade and read some magazines. Just kidding. I would have gotten run over by the lawnmower. Instead, I played project manager, and helped paint, too. I am slow. My MIL is FAST! She should start her own company redecorating stuff, cuz we busted out four rooms! Now I have a beautiful blank room where there was once the bright blue/black hole of a teenager dismal abyss, a soothing blue bedroom, and earthy boy’s bath and a striking RED wall in my living room (which my mom is going to HATE—kind of nervous about that one!)

Everyone worked so hard and I’m so grateful for their help! My family has done a lot of work, too, and coming down next weekend to do more. Our home would not be quite so move in ready without everyone pitching in.

But in other lucky news that totally made my weekend, my old boss is out of town fro the week and invited us over to collect her peach harvest while she’s away. I almost cried, these peaches are so gorgeous. It was a beautiful feeling to pick them straight from the tree, all soft and sunny. The tree is not that big, but we came home with an ENTIRE huge 5 gallon Home Depot bucket full of fruit. Needless to say, I will be eating a lot of peaches in the coming week. Hello overnight oats! (And peach cereal messes, peaches and ice cream, peach cobbler, peach salsa, yum!)
But….the most exciting news of all is yet to come! I had a hot minute to browse Whole Foods yesterday while we grabbed lunch and much to my surprise….. Look what I found!!!!! Yes, the NEW LARA BAR FLAVORS! I walked down that aisle to check out of habit, and just gave kind of a cursory glance because I have been looking for these babies for months to no avail. I almost missed them because they were on the end, kind of separated and next to another brand, but I spotted them just in time!

I immediately snagged two of each, although I had to resist the urge to grab every bar left in the box and run! And then I had to go send an emergency email to my girl to let her know what’s up. Gotta spread the word! But let’s keep it between you and me, ok? We don’t want every chick in the valley swiping our “secret” supply ☺

Kind of disappointed to see that the tropical flavor has coconut in it. I love the flavor of coconut, but oddly, I can’t STAND the texture of the shreds. Yucky. Oh well. Maybe they will blend in well enough with the other goodness that’s in there and I won’t even notice.

As soon as I had the chance I broke into my coveted PB&J.
I ate half right away and mixed the other half into some Greek yogurt a little later. I have to say I love these! The PB cookie is still my all time fave, but this was so delicious. It really did taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I did kind of agree with this assessment, that the pb and fruit flavors competed against each other a little bit, but overall I think I really like the blend. I had never tried laras and yogurt mixed together, and I was equally impressed with that concoction as well. Freaking yum, dude.

What a gorgeous weekend. Too bad I have to ruin it by going to work tomorrow. Guess I'll just have to make some peachy oats to console myself ;) xoxo


  1. haha "i almost cried" that cracked me up. fresh peaches are def a reason to get excited though, as are the new LBs! i am so glad you told me, i won't tell a soul ;) i am going to snag them this week, i am skeptical of the tropical one but excited for the PBJ! sounds like you got a lot done on the house! yay! xoxo

  2. PB & J Larabars = happy place. So delish! I have to limit my daily intake to one (ok maybe two)!

  3. I like the red wall! I love decorating with red so I think it looks fabulous ;)

    Glad you found the new Laras!! My first PBJ Lara was amazing but the second one was a bit too tart for me.

    Hope you had some peachy oats this morning!

  4. LOVE all the colors in the house - very nice taste! I'm sure your momma will be kind ;)

  5. I love the PB cookie Lara, too! As for the new ones, PBJ is golden, but I'm leary of the Tropical. I have one in my cupboard, but I haven't ventured into it yet. The German Chocolate one tastes just like the Chocolate Coconut Chew, just in case you try that new one as well...

  6. That is so ironic..I JUST started mixing Larabars into Greek yogurt, too!! I love the combination. I finally found PB&J and I definitely think that's one of my favorites. That and Coconut Cream. I haven't tried the PB cookie one, but honestly anything with PB is fine by me.

    I love the colors of your house, too!!

  7. Awww, your new house is beautiful! I love the colors you chose.

    I am digging all of the new Larabar flavors. I've been saving the PB&J for when I get that unbeatable craving for some pb&j (which usually happens all the time!)
    So far, I think the Cashew cookie is my fav, but I still have so many to try.

    Hope you have a great day!