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Happy Fourth everyone! Here at Casa Sturj, we are recovering from the nasty stomach virus that took us out like dominoes, so we are laying low. It’s way too hot outside to be doing much anyway.

Because my tummy is still on the fritz and I just know it’s dying for some happiness, I cooked this up as a tasty treat. There’s a chance I would have used some additional ingredients if I had them/thought they’d be a good idea on my tummy. But I’m pretty darn happy with how it turned out!

Super Hydrating Green Colada

  • 1 cup Coconut water
  • Handful frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 rounded tsp coconut butter
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • sweetener to taste
  • ice to your preferred consistency
Blend it up baby!
I’ve also been snacking on watermelon, which seems to agree with my system. I sprinkle a little sea salt on the chunks and they are delicious and great for hydration.
So, how about you guys? Any fun plans for today? Let me live vicariously!

Today feels like Sunday! Happy Memorial Day to you all, and if you’re in my area (DC Metro), STAY COOL. It’s not even noon and it’s scorching out there.

Hubs is still sick, so we’re still laying low. We did go to a lovely wedding last night, and I enjoyed putting on some makeup and clothes that I don’t want any milk/food/spit up on.

I’ve really got to find a babysitter that I feel comfortable with and who doesn’t text me every five minutes with questions that make me wonder what’s going on over there. It was kind of difficult to relax and be normal when I’m checking my phone all the time and stressing that my baby is still up and it’s past nine o’clock. He had such a tortured look on his face when I got home, and literally passed out within five minutes of me nursing him.

Breakfast was pretty awesome this morning, especially since I got to sleep in until eight o’clock – so lovely!

Quinoa flakes cooked in water, with a drizzle of almond milk, almond butter, maple syrup, and fresh strawberries. It was so delicious. The strawberries were so sweet too!

Are you a fan of quinoa? For right now, I’m staying away from gluten because I’m not entirely sure what causes my acne besides the sugar, and I want to figure it out ASAP. The best way to figure it out is to eliminate potential irritants altogether, then bring back one, observe, etc. Quinoa flakes are super quick-cooking and yummy, and are very high in protein (18%!) in addition to being gluten free. Someone else also enjoys them:

Well, I’m off to hang with my guys. Have a fabulous day!


Ahh, it feels so nice to be back in our own house.

We had a great time in Connecticut visiting family, and we are VERY much looking forward to our first annual Desai-Sturgis Family Vacation in just two weeks!

It’s a holiday weekend over here, but for now we don’t really have any super big plans. We aren’t throwing any fiestas, and we aren’t going anywhere except for a wedding tomorrow (which is literally right around the corner!). Plus it’s incredibly hot outside, I think it’s supposed to be close to 90 all weekend. Hubs is going out now to get some yummy things for us to munch on and some Redbox videos, and I suppose we’ll spend the rest of the day vegging and watching our son try to catch the cat.

Did I mention that Eli is mobile now?

Oh. my. goodness.

I’m already tired.

Just thinking about it.

It started innocently enough, by becoming really good at sitting up.

And rolling around.

While at my mom’s house, he finally figured out how to sit himself upright when he’s laying flat, which apparently boosted his self-confidence quite a bit. He’s been babbling about it to his feet ever since. Now, he’s pulling himself all over the place with his arms, trying to catch the cat.

“Good luck.”

Fun times await me. I’ve already been warned.

I’m excited for him though. It’s so amazing to watch him learn something new every day, and to see how thrilled he becomes with himself for mastering each new little landmark.

And for fun, do you guys look at This? Ever?

What the heck is Tumblr?

It’s so funny though, right?

Have a great weekend!