thoughts and things

by Kristina Sloggett

in thoughts and things

…on a Tuesday. For alliteration.

The weekend in Portland could not have been more perfect – sunny, clear and warm – Saturday and Sunday were in the mid 70’s, and yesterday was in the 80’s! I wore my pink shoes for the first time this season. I need a pedicure…

green tea wasabi peanuts. A favorite snack I have been revisiting lately. Between these and Sriracha Peas, I’ve got the corner on Spicy Snackage.

Please tell me what your Pro Wrestling Name is… I am Bulldog Juggernaut.

One of the first things I chewed after my dental surgery – vegan mac and cheese with herby homemade hummus. So SO very good.

The link to the hummus? includes a sweet story from my childhood…

A very dear friend recently sent me a thoughtful and awesome care package, just because. She has been an incredible support and source of strength for me this year – uplifting and always saying the exact right thing – that’s Natasha – such a dear! One of the treasures in this gift? A bottle of health, in the form of chlorophyll! I have been adding this to our juices and smoothies, and as pictured here, to a glass of water for a minty refreshment:

Good stuff, that is.

I am One Lucky Duck lately, I received another wonderful care package from another friend and favorite Whiskey Drinkin’ Chimney Sweep, Jillian. Look!

This is a dishsoap apron! She is so crafty, right? She also made me an adorable vinyl coin purse, it was a perfect accessory on our recent trip! LOVE the rabbit zipper pull…

I am so very thankful to my generous friends – they really know how to bring the sunshine.

Last but certainly not least, the four winners of the NuNaturals giveaway have been (randomly) selected and announced

Happy Tuesday – what’s new with you?


{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) April 24, 2012 at 5:21 am

LOL – I’m Cerebral Frost 😉 And I love love those shoes! Super cute (and pink). And what a great care package to receive!


2 katie April 24, 2012 at 5:33 am

I love those shoes! So pretty and SO you! Well they are SO me too 😉 haha!

How nice to get sweet gifts and that mint chlorophyll drink looks pretty awesome!

Happy Tuesday!!!



3 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

yep, I KNEW you would love the shoes, Katie! 😀


4 Jess April 24, 2012 at 5:47 am

AW! I love that your friends sent you care packages — what a thoughtful and LOVING idea! I totally ought to do more of that for my own friends — even just a simple card, mailed out via snail mail even. Imagine – such a simple thing, but it’s those simple things that can hold such meaning, right?


5 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I know, I love the idea too – I love to send cards, especially unexpected. it’s so rare these days, and I know how much I love to receive mail, so it’s only good, right?


6 jobo April 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

Care package! that is SO sweet and you so deserve one! I love the dishsoap apron! SO adorable.


7 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

aw, thank you! :) isn’t the apron FUN??


8 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 24, 2012 at 7:48 am

I did the Diva version, and I’m Chesty Bride. Clearly that generator has not met me, because chesty would be the last word one would use to describe me. :)


9 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

tee hee, this made me giggle. 😉


10 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

How cute is that little dish soap apron!!


11 Tommy April 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

you are loved girlie :)


12 Laura P April 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

Care packages are the best!! So glad you are the recipient!! I know you are enjoying them!
My Pro Wrestling Name is Evil Champ!!! Not as cool as yours!


13 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

thank you, Laura! :) oh and I really like Evil Champ!


14 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

Heck yeah, I’m Jack Python!!! Makes me feel strong! Love those shoes! It was so chilly here yesterday. I wore my sandals thinking it would be warmer. I realized I needed a pedicure too…

Time to start working on the toes! Have a great day my friend! You are definitely loved!


15 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Jack Python, you RULE!! that is the most awesome.

heh, yeah, the first time wearing open toed shoes… *sigh* I hope to have time to give myself one, or go get one, soon!


16 bitt April 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

haha i want a dishsoap apron too. :-) i love care packages. i’ve gotten a few lately and they sure brighten my day.


17 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

happy to hear you are getting care packages – seriously, you MUST be getting all kinds of communication from people missing you! 😀


18 Tina April 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

What a fun post. Love the shoes and I must get a dress for my dish soap.


19 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

see, I agree, I think everyone needs a dish soap dress!


20 Heather @ Better With Veggies April 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

So my Pro Wrestling name is apparently Grizzly Geek, or the diva version is Velvet Jane. Either way, I don’t think those are cool enough to earn me entry into the arena. 😉


21 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

hee, Grizzly Geek, that one is a sneak attack and you know it! 😉 Velvet Jane sounds like you’re on a roller derby team…


22 janetha @ meals & moves April 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Legendary Gremlin! This is a wonderful post. I love those shoes. I love the look of that mac. And I love you.


23 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

oh, I love you too, Legendary Gremlin!

…the mac was GOOD… I seem to be adding hummus to EVERYTHING lately. I am happy about this.


24 Dinner at Christina's April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

My wrestling name is Fusion Magnum. hehe

Love those shoes!!! I’ve always been a huge fan of wedges (not too skilled in the heels department) so I’m really excited to see lots and lots of styles in stores this season! Too bad I don’t have the funds to buy them all up :/


25 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

your wrestling name is AWESOME.

I like the wedges too, because although I love high heels, I like a big chunky heel rather than a stiletto, my skinny ankles might snap in those! 😉


26 Lou April 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Bad News Rock…. best name ever!


27 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

haa – I love this one – instantly made me think of Fraggle Rock. 😀


28 Natasha April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’m famous!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 You make my day in many ways Miss K!!!!!!!!!!!!! there will be more to come…promise.
Oh – my name – there is a male and female version…check it out in the small text below the box where you type in your name…”Sultry Angel” – c’est moi!!!! heeeeheeeheee!!!!!!!


29 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

it is so good to hear from you, my dear. I know you are busy, as I am… I do miss our more regular chats though. I hope you are at this very moment SMILING and HAPPY and CALM and SERENE.

you make MY day so very often!


30 Natasha April 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Rob’s name is ‘Cardiac Bomber” and for his Diva Wrestiling name – he’s gonna kill me for this “Wicked Peaches” Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


31 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

haa, Cardiac Bomber is GREAT!


32 Natasha April 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Forgot – new with me…hmmmnnnn – Shellac’in me pinkies tomorrow…and on the job hunt still….What is your fave shellac colour ?? As a spa guru and obviously rocker of wicked shoes…would you give us your thoughts on some for Spring/Summer?….


33 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

haa – spa guru likes light pinks and corals in the summertime! :) although right now, I am wearing a Tiffany blue color… 😉


34 Maddy April 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Ahhh! Where can I find the vegan mac n cheese recipe? :)


35 Nichole April 25, 2012 at 2:29 am

Cute, cute cute! That apron is too much.

Chlorophyll – I am a cynic but I believe you!

And you can call me Sister Tigress!


36 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Sister Tigress, YES!


37 Tommy April 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

love it, I want care packages from fun friends! :D. Just goes to show, you are important to many!


38 spabettie April 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

oh, thank you Tom. I am certainly a lucky girl to have such friends!


39 Eliot April 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Love those shoes but I would fall off them directly on my butt! (Also love wasabi anything but have not tried sriracha peas—must find some!)


40 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I think I have seen the sriracha peas in some grocery stores… look in the Asian section? if you have an Asian grocery in your area they SHOULD have them there! they are so good!


41 Richa@HobbyandMore April 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Care packages are such a sweet idea. Love that apron.. we had sun last weekend, but down drenched up during the week again. yeah i cant walk in them shoes anymore.:)


42 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I broke my ankle once, and it took a bit to get used to tall shoes again after wearing one flat and one walking cast… but I normally wear them enough that I am used to them, I can run in them!


43 Christina April 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

Love the shoes!! And now I’m craving mac and cheese. Thanks missy. Thanks. 😉


44 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I do what I can… 😉


45 Heather @girlichef April 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

LOOOVE those shoes! And my “diva” pro wrestling name is Mousy Nova …which made me chuckle since my daughter’s name is actually Nova! Fun 😀


46 spabettie April 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

haa – what a fabulous coincidence that is, I love it! (I wonder what your daughter’s name would be…?) 😀


47 Hannah-lyz April 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Lol! I’d love to have some Chlorophyl! I tried telling my boyfriend about it, and he gave me the strangest of looks… He thought I was talking about Chlorophorm! The drink with a knock-out flavour 😉
My wrestling name is Samurai Ninja! I like it =D


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