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Girl Time

November 10, 2009

As much as I love my husband, I am one of those girls who needs lots of girl time. Love love love my girls.

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That was Wig Night. I highly recommend going out and wearing wigs for no reason. Trust me, much fun will be had by all! My other favorite girly get-togethers involve brunch. There is nothing like a Sunday brunch with your girlfriends.

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These are all my massage therapy friends. Some of us met in school 5 years ago, and we’ve all worked together at one time or another. We used to get together every month for potluck dinners, but it’s been a while since we’ve all seen one another. Oh girls, how I’ve missed you. We must do this more often!

Check out the spread…

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I brought roasted kabocha and Katie’s Pumpkin Pie Stir-Fry. It was hit Katie! Why have I never made this stir-fry before!?!

We also dined on…

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salad, non-dairy yogurt with granola, fruit, cheese, bread, spiced pecans, quiche, and Nutella & banana French toast.

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Stephanie, the cutest pregnant mama ever, stayed busy making us all French pressed coffee and chai tea lattes. She even thought to bring hemp milk for us non-dairy folks. πŸ™‚

My sweet friend Jamina, author of a new children’s book called Herman’s Journey, was the host.

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‘Mina, thanks for getting everyone together. It was a wonderful day with my girls, and I am beyond excited to see where Herman’s Journey will take you my friend!

I am so grateful for the friends I have in my life. You know what else I’m grateful for?

YogaDownload has added new video classes. In the past, their Website has only offered audio yoga with slide show pictures. Now, you can view an entire yoga class online, and they’ve even added some new ones like Yoga Sculpt and Yoga for Strength. Remember, once you download the classes, they are yours to keep forever. I downloaded some of their new ones last night, and I hope to try one in-between Operation Clean House. Gotta go – I have an early morning appointment with Mr. Swiffer. πŸ™‚

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63 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2009 8:48 am

    Awesome company and memories – definitely a lot to be thankful for in life!

  2. November 10, 2009 8:50 am

    That wig photo is hilarious and has made my day πŸ™‚
    And you girls know how to eat amazingly!

  3. November 10, 2009 9:00 am

    OHmigosh, did you guys actually go out in the wigs?! I love it!!! lol!!

  4. November 10, 2009 9:02 am

    Looks like loads of fun! I must give that pumpkin stir-fry a try!

    I saw the new classes on yogadownload but haven’t downloaded any of them yet. Let me know how you like them. The one-yoga sculpt-said it was the most challenging class they offer–YIKES! I think I’ll let you give a go first:)

    Have fun with your Mr. Swiffer!

  5. November 10, 2009 9:05 am

    The wigs are fabulous! I agree, girl time is very necessary.

  6. November 10, 2009 9:05 am

    oh i adore girl time. I am so excited to be going back to KC this weekend so that I can see some girls.

    love yogadownload too, so thanks for the heads up

  7. November 10, 2009 9:11 am

    What a great brunch spread!

    I love girl time!

  8. November 10, 2009 9:14 am

    I am all for spontaneous wig wearing!

    And I’ve wanted to try Katie’s stir-fry since she posted it–and you’ve just given me the incentive! Maybe t-giving?

  9. November 10, 2009 9:22 am

    Fabulous time with great friends and food. You guys look super glam in those wigs.. lol.

    Katie’s stir fries always look super amazing.. you just inspired me to finally give one of her amazing recipes a try!! πŸ™‚

  10. November 10, 2009 9:35 am

    HAHAHA That would be so incredibly fun–I’m going to have a wig night ASAP!

  11. November 10, 2009 9:35 am

    I’ve done the wig thing…mine was a hot pink Farrah Fawcett- keepin’ it classy, of course πŸ˜‰

  12. November 10, 2009 9:42 am

    What a fun group and some great food! I don’t have many girlfriends, sad. I’m that weird girl who spends all her time around guys…my husband sure loves that.

  13. November 10, 2009 9:46 am

    Brunch looks spectacular! Especially with Katie’s recipes. Being a blogger is great insurance that you’ll always have an interesting recipe idea to contribute to a party, eh?

  14. November 10, 2009 9:51 am

    Holy cow, you and your friends look like SUCH FUN GIRLIES! Talk about creative; I’m definitely going to have to suggest a wig night to my friends around here. Wish I could’ve gone to yours!! (Especially with all that kabocha lounging around!)

  15. November 10, 2009 9:53 am

    Those wigs are HILARIOUS!

  16. Valerie permalink
    November 10, 2009 9:55 am

    Nice!
    About yoga: how do you download this stuff for free ? When I have tried all I get is music and words but no picture. Am I missing something?

  17. November 10, 2009 9:57 am

    Valerie, Same thing happened to me, but then I updated my QuickTime Player with the latest version available. Now I can see the video.

  18. November 10, 2009 10:02 am

    what a fun brunch! i love the wigs in the first picture πŸ™‚

  19. November 10, 2009 10:04 am

    oh heather! If we lived near each other I know we’d be the best of friends! lovin all the girl time love!!

  20. November 10, 2009 10:05 am

    Yum, how scrumptious a feast and with girlfriends, that is the best! It reminds me that my girls and I haven’t planned a yummy meal in ages. Good inspiration, thanks!

  21. November 10, 2009 10:09 am

    Few things are more precious to me than my girl time. I can’t imagine life without it!

  22. DiningAndDishing permalink
    November 10, 2009 10:15 am

    I know what you mean, girl time is sooo important!! Looks like a blast. And the food looks healthy and delish! What more could you want?? :O)

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  23. November 10, 2009 10:48 am

    Looks like so much fun! I definintely agree that its super important to have time with the girls. That spread looks absolutely delicious as well. Im so glad you had a good time. The wigs just cracked me up!

  24. November 10, 2009 10:48 am

    Uh, no offense, but those wigs are brutal. Yet they still are better than Kim’s from Real Housewives.

  25. November 10, 2009 10:59 am

    i live for girl time πŸ˜€
    brunch looks amazing.. isn’t it awesome to have healthy friends?!
    have a wonderful day and thanks for the yoga video info ❀
    xoxo

  26. Joy permalink
    November 10, 2009 11:02 am

    oh yay! i really prefer video classes, i just downloaded dave farmars and the yoga sculpt. thanks for the heads up

  27. November 10, 2009 11:41 am

    What a fun Brunch! All of the food looks incredible (although I am most partial to that giant bowl of fresh fruit- yum!). Girl time def rocks and is VERY necessary. Hope the rest of your day is just as fun!

  28. The Pancake Girl permalink
    November 10, 2009 11:44 am

    I love girl time too, especially girl time centering around a good meal. That pumpkin pie stir fry looks yummy!

  29. November 10, 2009 11:53 am

    Gotta agree- Girl time is a necessity. And what a wonderful group of friends you have there. They are clearly quite the thoughtful bunch- even bringing hemp milk! Sounds like it would have awesome even if the food had sucked, but you ladies sure do know how to make a delicious spread! You should open a message therapy/yoga studio/ cafe- SERIOUSLY!

  30. Scott in Ohio permalink
    November 10, 2009 12:34 pm

    Great looking brunch!

    Thanks for the tip about the Yoga videos…so much better than still photos of poses.

    Hope you don’t find any stray ice cream maker box shreddings while you’re cleaning. πŸ˜‰

  31. November 10, 2009 12:39 pm

    I love girl time. I try to have it occassionally when my one best friend from college is out here near my other. It is loads of fun.

    I love yoga downloads but I’m going to have to check out those video options.

  32. November 10, 2009 12:41 pm

    Scott, I found one shred. πŸ™‚

  33. November 10, 2009 1:04 pm

    I live for girl’s night πŸ™‚ I’m going to suggest we have a Wig party soon!

  34. November 10, 2009 1:31 pm

    Girl time is sooo important! I am happy to see you preggo girlfriend out with her friends b/c her life is bout to change real soon πŸ™‚ And you ladies look like brunch was awesome!

    When you have time (if you have time) I have a question bout the yoga downloads. I am gonna email you.

    Happy Day Heather! πŸ™‚

  35. November 10, 2009 2:21 pm

    You’ve inspired me to do some yoga. I have no idea how to get started. I have a feeling I will be terrible at it. I’ll probably buy a DVD of sorts. The spread looks fantastic! I wish I had more girlfriends.

  36. November 10, 2009 2:23 pm

    So you’re one of THOSE girls. Girls nights always scare me, half the girls are always cruising for guys but the guys don’t know that…. But a night in with food like that? I would beg to be invited…

    Never seen squash cooked like that, it reminds me of watermelon. Hot, mushy watermelon, but watermelon nonetheless.

  37. November 10, 2009 2:41 pm

    Delicious eats and fun eats. I want healthy eating friends! LOL Usually I just get made fun of for not eating like they do!

  38. November 10, 2009 2:48 pm

    Averie, Email me anytime, and my preggo friend is on baby #2. Her first just turned 2, and they’re planning on 4 babies. Cutest family – love them!

  39. November 10, 2009 2:49 pm

    Nick, We’d love to have you – you’re in charge of the PB. πŸ™‚

  40. November 10, 2009 2:51 pm

    Emily, Check out the free videos over at Polly’s blog: http://www.yogaisyummy.net/?page_id=34. They’re all short and free, and I always recommend them for beginners.

  41. November 10, 2009 3:21 pm

    Great wig photo! I love a good meal with all of my girl friends πŸ™‚

  42. November 10, 2009 3:37 pm

    Ahh, girl time. Important indeed. I just had some girl time last weekend and I don’t know why we go so long in between hangouts. We must stop letting “things” get in the way of what really make us happy!
    Hope your house is all nice and tidy! xoxoxo

  43. November 10, 2009 4:21 pm

    Awww, I love my girl time too!! πŸ™‚ And I love your wigs!! I need to propose a wig night to my girlfriends sometime!! That brunch looks fantastic!!

  44. November 10, 2009 4:24 pm

    That wig photo is ADORABLE!

  45. Kate permalink
    November 10, 2009 5:55 pm

    Hahah, love the wig party! And looks like a delicious brunch spread you had there.

  46. November 10, 2009 6:06 pm

    I love girl time!! This post made me miss all my girlfriends back home : ( Love the wig idea…I will think about it.

    The food looked amazing! Thanks for the yoga info, I will try them!!

  47. November 10, 2009 6:35 pm

    You are a pretty blond, but a gorgeous brunette! πŸ™‚

    Only thing better than girls’ day out is girls’ weekends! Oh BoY!

  48. Christopher Ian Hill permalink
    November 10, 2009 7:53 pm

    Heather,

    I think that you should start making youtube videos on how to cook those recipes! πŸ™‚ Just a thought!

    ~Chris πŸ™‚

  49. November 10, 2009 9:10 pm

    My friend and I like to rock some fierce fake beards in public, but I haven’t tried a wig night. I think that’s next on the list.

  50. November 10, 2009 9:12 pm

    Stephanie, Beards? Ha ha – I love it. Gotta remember that one!

  51. November 10, 2009 9:17 pm

    Aww, girl time is so important! I’m glad you make time to get together with your girlfriends [love the wigs!].

    I got the email about the new yogadownloads, too, and I’m so excited that they have videos now. I can’t wait to try them!

  52. Annie permalink
    November 10, 2009 10:02 pm

    You are so blessed!!

  53. November 10, 2009 10:35 pm

    Sounds like a perfect shindig–great friends and fab eats!

  54. November 10, 2009 10:56 pm

    Aww what a fun brunch. Having good girlfriends is priceless!

  55. Kate permalink
    November 11, 2009 5:41 am

    In reply to your comment on my post – of course you can use the recipe! It would be great if you could get a picture, but if not, that’s fine too. I really need to get a working camera…

    Thanks for the tips on running. I think when I start back up I will take two days off as well. That should at least help with preventing foot injuries, which I seem to get quite often. 😦

    Thanks again Heather!

    ~ Kate

  56. November 11, 2009 6:48 am

    So fun–girl time rocks! It’s so refreshing πŸ™‚

  57. November 11, 2009 7:18 am

    Oh Heather! So happy you got to spend some time with your sistergirls. So good for the soul, right? You’re all so radiant πŸ™‚ Love it

  58. Valerie permalink
    November 11, 2009 7:43 am

    Heather, I think I would have to pay to download the latest quicktime player thing. That sucks. Its too complicated for me πŸ™‚
    Know of any DVDs that are moderately challenging and good quality and at least 30 minutes ?

  59. November 11, 2009 7:48 am

    Valerie, As far as yoga DVD’s go, I really like Polly’s DVD, and I have some of the Sarah Ivanhoe DVD’s as well. They are all great. I also like finding free yoga online:

    – Polly has some great online videos perfect for beginners. They are all about 10 minutes in length, completely free, and a great place to start b/c she does the yoga along with you. – Dave Farmar: http://www.davefarmar.com/. His podcasts are pretty advanced and free. However, I’ll be honest, his constant talking drives me nuts! – I also really like Sadie Nardini half hour power series. Maggie posted a link here: http://www.thesaladgirl.com/2009/01/07/refreshing-power-yoga -sequence/. – Yoga to the People has 9 different 60 minute power yoga classes you can download as well: http://www.yogatothepeople.com/tryOnlineClass.shtml

    Hope this helps – I love the Sadie Nardini online video – it’s 30 minutes, and it’s pretty challenging. -Heather

  60. November 11, 2009 10:17 am

    Dang, that’s a good spread! I would love to go to a get-together like that one πŸ™‚

    I finally bought a kabocha squash and can’t wait to roast that baby!

  61. Chelsea Ward permalink
    November 11, 2009 12:15 pm

    I love the wig idea, that’s so spontaneous and great. I also love the absolutely incredible brunch spread you ladies enjoyed!

  62. November 11, 2009 4:17 pm

    Oooh Tina, your first kabocha. Please let me know how you like it!

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