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I’m Gonna Be

In 1988, The Proclaimers released the song, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”…perhaps you remember it? I sure don’t, at least not in 1988, considering I was only two years old. I do however have very fond memories of this song playing at middle school dances and people jumping up and down singing this song like maniacs. Particularly around when the song hits the minute and half mark and this happened…

Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da
Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da
Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da
Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da

During The Superbowl, one of the Budweiser commercials that aired had an acoustic cover version of this song from Sleeping at Last playing.

Ahhhh, I’m not even a dog obsessed individual and remember fighting back tears. Who am I kidding…I’m sure I cried.

Recently the song popped up again at Pure Barre and I have been obsessed ever since.

It always blows my mind how an acoustic cover can totally make you FEEL a song so much more and really notice the lyrics in a whole new way. Slightly different feeling than my middle school days. Weird. Well, not really.

Have no idea what song I’m talking about? Don’t worry all these cool kids did when Imagine Dragons performed it last year in Scotland.

…Maybe because The Proclaimers are a Scottish duo? Or maybe just because they haven’t been living under a rock for the past 26 years. 😉

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent my weekend in Sparkle City leading a two day training. You know, just doing a little something like this:


And now, I’m at home sipping on a Frozen Moscow Mule that I made…stalling on the cleaning and seeing what I can whip up for dinner.

6 oz. Ginger Beer + 2 oz. Vodka + 1/2 oz. Lime Juice + Cup of Ice + Vitamix = Magic

Oh, and I went to Dairy Queen, not once, but TWICE to have the featured blizzard… Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard. I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite blizzard of all time. I didn’t go twice in the same day. Not that that makes it any better. For all I know, I’ll go again tomorrow. Kidding. Maybe.


That’s all for now!



My First Date

When I was at Trader Joe’s the other day I threw a container of Fancy Medjool Dates into my cart. What was I going to do with them? No idea. I’ve never purchased dates before and if I hadn’t happened to see them I wouldn’t even know where to look for them. During The 30 Clean I had come across a ton of recipes for Paleo desserts that called for dates and now that I could make desserts I figured why not?

I’ve been thinking about Dairy Queen’s 75th Fanniversary blizzard that came out on March 30th since I first got the email about it. Yes, I get emails about stuff like this. I mean who even wants “deliciously decadent salted caramel truffles, this Blizzard® treat also packs buttery toffee pieces, rich cocoa fudge, and choco chunks, all blended with creamy vanilla soft serve” anyways?

Towards the end of the day I texted my boyfriend and said I may go get one and asked if he wanted one. His reply, “I’m staying away from that stuff.” Wait, what?! Ugh, nevermind. I guess at least one of us learned something from the challenge 😉

Why must you continuously torture me?!

I got home and remembered that I had the container of dates and didn’t want them to go to waste. I always look for excuses and reasons to rationalize – NOT ok. I remember seeing a recipe on my friend Christina’s blog for Chocolate Brownie Bites. After hunting it down, I realized it was the same recipe that my friend Ashley had used to make for her husband when she was doing The 30 Clean. Come to find out, I had all the ingredients. Perfect. Right?

Everything would’ve been perfect if I had thought about what I was doing before I threw everything into my Vitamix. I placed all the ingredients in the correct order in the Vitamix, but apparently that wasn’t going to cut it. I should’ve put in one ingredient at the time and then let the Vitamix do it’s magic before adding in the next ingredient. After overheating my Vitamix two times, I finally was able to make these delightful treats. Luckily, things got a little messy and I had to lick multiple utensils clean once I was finished.

Photo Credit: Our Paleo Life

Mine are currently in the freezer so they can get nice and chilled. Then, I plan to move them to the fridge (as I take them out to eat one).

The recipe can be found at Our Paleo Life. What are you waiting for?! Go make them! This girl will not be sharing. Just kidding. I might. 🙂

Update: KEEP THEM IN THE FREEZER! They will taste like brownie flavored cookie dough. ❤