Friday, August 6, 2010


Filling in blanks on Friday because I am tired ... and feeling blah.
Play along with Lauren today and don't forget to link up on her page! 
It's SUPER fun!!

1. Today for breakfast I ate Olivia's special smoothie made in my bullet! banana, frozen berries, sugar, rice milk. YUM.

2. My go to/never fail recipe is pork tenderloin. So easy and cheap to make and can feed lots of people. You just marinate it with olive oil, rosemary, balsamic vinegar. salt & pepper and then cook in the oven on 350 for like.. 30 minutes? I check it a lot to see so I never know the time something is supposed to be in for. I usually serve with rice and zucchini with Parmesan or asparagus

3. Something I eat that other people think is weird is probably a lot of what I eat is werid! I am allergic to gluten and dairy so my substitues are super off. I eat rice cakes and corn chips with a lot of things that people would never think to eat it with. I've had to get used to it... and my girlfriends do this now, but my lunch all through college would usually be: turkey meat, corn chips and humus... that i just eat with my hands. gross i know.

4. My worst cooking disaster ever was hmm... not sure if i've had anything noteworthy yet... i don't have that much time to cook/haven't tried a lot of new things...

5. If I could only eat one flavor of ice cream the rest of my life it would be oh i don't even know. pretty sure cake batter from cold stone but I would probably die from all the dairy... i love coconut and i love mango sorbet with strawberry sorbet...

6. One food I hate and avoid at all costs alllll seafood. i hate it all.

7. What is your favorite meal? Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?  hmm... i think breakfast. i don't eat a good breakfast that often but on a saturday, to have eggs and toast and fruit and coffee...mmmm so good. and i love bagels. although I am allergic to gluten.. ilove them.

P.S. This week is my lucky week because I won 2 giveaways!!!! so fun. Thanks Cole and Beth!

P.P.S. the tile saw we were borrowing broke... so our kitchen project is slightly being posponed... until we fix the saw... we're read to do the counters! so ready. my kitchen sucks right now.

P.P.P.S. ALSO want to wish Liz from From Portland to Peonies a happy wedding weekend!!! I am so excited for her and can't wait to hear all about it. What's so fun is that Liz is getting married at the same venue that I did! It's so magical there!!!!


  1. two giveaway wins? lucky duck! congrats!

  2. that smoothie sounds amazing!

  3. Hi Olivia! This "fill in the blanks" post was great! You're adorable! :) We are redoing our baseboards/toestrips and it has taken FOREVER! WE started with laying new hardwood floor in May...then we painted...then we did baseboards so basically myhouse has been a war zone since late spring....:( Hang in there! Best of luck! Holls

  4. I'm allergic to dairy as well.
    Makes my throat swell to the point of suffocation
    your smmothie sounds yummy
    home projects always take a lot of effort
    and patience, but in the end its worth it.
    have a wonderful weekend

  5. Great fill in the blank!! Love me some breakfast too!! :)

  6. This is Nicole from the Bingham Tribe, your blog is so cute I'm going to follow it! Please do me a favor and follow me back! Thanks!

  7. hey! my mom's gluten free too! isnt it so wierd how like only 5 years ago, being gluten free was pretty much unheard of. like no one knew about it. but now, TONS of people are being diagnosed with -- gosh i dont know how to spell it, haha, dont laugh at my spelling of it!-- cylliac sprew disease. And there are so many restaurants that recognize it and there are more bakeries that bake gluten free. and recently, a cupcake place that does special gluten free cupcakes!!!! they're delicious, i cant tell the difference between them and the gluten ones!
    my mother actually also dosent tolerate dairy well either. she's not been diagnosed with being lactose intolerent, but she tries to avoid straigh dairy like milk.

    ooof. okay, so my worst cooking expirience isnt really about what i cooked, but about being in the kitchen. i was reaching for something, and knocked over the entire sugar container spilling it all over the floor. Well, to make matters worse, i got kinda mad and then procceded to knock over the syrup flavoring (the stuff that goes in coffee) by accident all over the already sugary floor. it was a ginormous MESS. not to mention that i had to step around all the glass and keep my kitties from running around in it. i was pretty mad, but i can look back now and laugh and thank god its over!

    mmmmm, i love breakfeast too! eggs will get me every time! actaully my favorite breakfeast is probably bagels & lox (uncooked salmon, though you probs know since you live in Oregon). I love a toasted onion or plain bagel with tomato, onion and lox. DELISH! my aunt who lives in WA always brings or sends the most SCRUMPCIOUS lox. love lvoe lvoe!

    whew. that was a long comment! thanks for reading it all if you did...


  8. hooooola. its me again.

    plus, your picture right under your header is gloriously joyful and very beautiful.
    ooookay. thats all :D

  9. Interesting! I love sea food haha. I know so many people that are allergic to glutten and dairy. Seems like everything's having that problem, weird.

  10. Great post! I really enjoyed getting to know you. I left a little gift for you on my blog. I hope you like it.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. mmm i'm so hungry now. i love pork tenderloin too! but unlike you i also looove seafood. i wish i lived near the sea. have a great weekend olivia!

  12. Oh pork is a favourite of mine! xx

  13. I love blue corn tortilla chips (from TJ's) and crunchy peanut butter! Yay for being gluten-free!! <3

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