Monday, August 30, 2010

Are you Serious????


Well i dislike the days that start out like butt! Being a living vessel in this world can be discouraging. Its like when you are a kid and you play the game king of the hill and everyone is fighting for the top then when you get to the top you still have to fight. By no means am i any where near the top! in fact i hated that game because i got hurt all the time... so i would just sit and wait till everyone left and i would climb to the top and recite my victory... what ever works right?

I guess what that means is; sometimes, you just have wait to form your own victory! If you start to dwell on the hurt and weakness you tend to become that. And man! that can rub off on people around you! and pretty soon you find that you are surrounded by grumpy frown faced clones.

Cloned Villains! I call them villains because they steal every ounce of happy juju that you may of had. Why? misery loves company. Not only does it love company but it gives you a key to the front door with a letter attached that reads:

Dear sir/madam,

    I find your positive out look on life amusing! have you recently watched the news today? you might want to. The forecast is predicting bad $h*t on the horizon and your neighbor could be a serial killer, thug, or thief. As you may have noticed we have included a key. This key gains you EASY access to doors deep within your private inter home of self pity. We have done this for the sole purpose that we know you’ll be back.

FYI: we are having a party... uhh we mean meeting of sorts that is sure to put you in a down right gloomy mood. food and beverages might be there we are not sure, nobody said they were going to bring anything. But rest assured someone will mess it up and we can all point fingers... btw don’t forget to bring a friend... or acquaintance


your EGO.

Life is full of bad things... and that is AWESOME!!! no i have not lost my mind. although i asked Shanna last night if i was! she seemed to think the same way i did. We joked and she suggested that it might mean we are both losing our minds... oh well! at least ill have someone to talk to.

Good and bad. night and day. up and down. left and right. wrong and right. AWESOME and SUCKY... these things exist for one purpose and that is so you can realize how good something really feels. We have to experience bad stuff to know how powerful and  how awesome something truly is. The trick is not to allow a butt of a day effect you. Its hard not to focus on the overwhelming mounds of bills, the promotion that you didn’t get or grind of life. You need to send the key to your private home of self pity back.  And remove the people in your life that you wouldn’t dare change lives with. You might say “well i only hang out with her because she needs someone to help her...” CRAP! all that is happening is she is adding your name to list for the pity party meeting. in turn you are picking up the negative vibe that she is transmitting.  How does it feel becoming a villain?

Remember you are the only one that can create your own happiness. You are a great and wonderful being. you have the ability to be awesome! Get that feeling of being alive just live. Live for you and your family, be happy. SMILE, its contagious... its funny being negative rubs off on people, but so does happiness. Don’t be a negative nancy or a Pouty Paul. nobody wants to hear about your problems, chances are they have enough of their own. So just be happy already and your world will change!

Small steps lead to great out comes... one more thing do something nice everyday for someone else. I know they need it!

How do you start your day, positive? Tell us how you change your attitude when you “wake up on the wrong side of the bed.”

Saturday, August 28, 2010

So Awesome Caveman Could Eat It!

Freakin A! how have you been... I think I may have out cooked Betty Crocker!

F. Yeah!

I know I know I know...
Thank you, you all can stop clapping now its to overwhelming and I cannot think!

Yesterday I made some killer Granola.. this shizzle is not your ordinary run of the mill trail mix that your grandma makes. I tried my damnedest to make this freakin nuttastic trail goodness with every intention on sticking to the paleo guidelines...
However, I may have colored outside the lines a bit. But dang it, its like trying to color a picture with one of those GIANT crayons. I don’t know why they even make them. First of all they are hard to use and second
I have yet to find an effective sharpener.

Well, if your a paleo classify this one under (well at least there isn’t any oats or grain in it, and F’in A I made it myself so that has to count for something!!). And if your just a lover of food you can just classify it under ( umph *crunch crunch* umph)

So now that we have that out of the way, here is the goods. FYI I often have the tendency not to measure, sorry about that. So these measurements might be a little off. Just use your best judgment... heck you made it this far without my rumbling rants and off topic humor, so you’ll be okie dokie! If all else fails use your nose! if it doesn't smell like you would eat it don’t and if it doesn't smell good enough for you add more spice!

6oz bags of the following Nuts:
slivered almonds
chopped walnuts
chopped pecans

1 cup (or more if you like) of sunflower seeds de-shelled.

1/4 cup light oil
    (coconut oil, saffron oil) - I have not tried making it olive oil  so i have no clue if it effects the taste.

1/2 cup 100% Organic Maple syrup ( give or take)

1/4 cup Organic honey  (give or take)

1 1/4 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/3 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 tbsp cinnamon

Wait to add
1 cup Raisins
Other sorts of goodies!  ( umm Paleo Approved Goodies of course.)

turn on your oven like device and we need a temp of 250 deg.

Mix up all the stuff except the stuff under WAIT TO ADD!

Now be a good little mixer and mix in other stuff... NOT THE WAIT TO ADD STUFF

Each nut should have a nice shiny coat to it. Everyone loves a shiny coat even my dogs.

Shake and Bake... I use Parchment because I hate to clean pans... do not worry Eco avengers I reuse this stuff again and again and again... I know when its time to get a new piece when it starts to resemble cardboard. Yummy!

So bake this awesome goodness and stir it every once and a while because it gets lonely. Cook this stuff for about an hour and a half, or until its nice and golden... kinda like that guy or gal you were checkin out the other day... I know you were lookin! Anywho, it should look like this! 

now that it's done and assuming it is not burnt! Add the rest of the stuff while it's hot. 
Let it cool Foo! or your going to burn your dang self.. Get creative add other stuff like: coconut slivers, cranberry, shenanigans, etc...
Or you can copy me and make this!
Unsweetened Coco powder and Cinnamon Vanilla nut coffee. 

once this stuff cools break it apart and share you hoggy hogertion! besides it's better eaten that way!

Success requires food... Tell us your fave food that fuels your creativity Reactor!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nice Grass!

You smell that? 
Smell what?

Smells like dog poop!

How fun the outdoors can be is up to you... Yes, we have fought through the smell, sweaty workout enthusiasts and traffic to bring you our new workout location. Just to make it fair we viewed several (three) parks in the area. Here are the Runners up.

In third place...

Maitland Community Park.

Here is a Glorified sign telling you "WHATS UP!"... don't be rude say hello!
We decided that this would be a great park... if you were a teen and wanted to smoke tons of .... umm cigarettes. Yeah that 'ell show em... stupid grown ups! 


Mailand CP gets a 10 for privacy and a 12 for overall creepiness!

In second Place:

Park Avenue Park

Nothing says swanky like a park that has park twice in its own name. That's like coos coos the food so nice they named it twice. Check out the sweet diggs on this place.

This was going to be our first choice.. but its not! its our second... so uhh i really don't have anything funny to say about this park. so... uhh more photos then.. ok

Park Ave gets a 10 on swankiness and a 10 on being number 2

so after a long a grueling 2 days we finally found a place to call home!

This is why Cranes Roost took the cake! here's why!

Cranes roost is located at 283 Cranes Roost Boulevard Altamonte Spgs, FL 32701-3437....

Tell us what you think! or not... We wont be offended; although,  we will have to laugh when a bird poops on you.

That ends our award show so from all of us here at Who wants to be the best park we say goodnight....

Napkin Meetings

"Creativity is maximized when you're living in the moment," from the lululemon manifesto.

We both agree that the best ideas come when you are living in the moment! We were out to lunch after an inspiring night with our mentors and were completely overwhelmed with ideas. If you don't know, we live a paleo lifestyle,  which basically means we eat like cavemen....mostly meat, veggies, nuts, seeds, and some fruit. But once a week we get a cheat day....this was that day! The food was a greasy mess and we were loving every second. In those seconds of joy our minds were racing with creative ways that we could help people get healthy! Hahahahahaha! So funny that we were eating fries talking about getting other people healthy...on the flip side, it gave us an insight on why some many are unhealthy. Jere got up and found a pen and started writing down all of our crazy ideas. No judging just generating ideas. When you're brainstorming your only goal should be to come up with as many ideas as possible...not deciding if they are practical....that comes later. Napkin meetings are the best!

A napkin full of ideas is just the first step... ideas on a napkin are worthless unless we take we have to move forward.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Humbled Beginnings

So here we are Shanna  and I have been through a whole lot of living for the 26 and 29 years that we have been on the planet. A series of decisions has landed us in a apartment in Orlando, Florida, that has tons of character. When signing on this white multi coat wonderland, Shanna accidentally left out the I in ideal and all we got was a deal.  I am sure the previous tenet was a heavy smoker that had an insatiable urge to hit and kick the walls out of disgust because of their cheeky whiteness... or maybe it was a cigarette smoking donkey with a bad gambling habit. Well i do have to admit they are very good at painting here. So much, that they even managed to paint everything (walls, ceiling, door knobs, counter tops cabinets, and mirrors). Ah, yes this is the life style of a dreamer fo sho.  Either way I suppose this is a great location to call home and we love every minute of it. 
 Well This is where it all begins! Two people and two crazy dogs in an apartment that is to small to hold all of our ideas.

Sleepless nights...You Betcha
Stupid harassing phone class from bill collectors...YEP!
Living without looking back....Awesome!

So share with us...Dreamers, What have you sacrificed?