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Keep Calm and Drink Almond Milk

The contents of my grocery basket change every time, depending on my mood or what’s on sale, but there’s a few constants.



Almond milk.


I’m not entirely lactose intolerant, but my stomach doesn’t enjoy much dairy, and since exploring dairy alternatives, I’ve fallen in love with both almond and soy milk.

I almost always have a container of Almond Breeze in my refrigerator, and I use it basically the same way I’d use cow’s milk: in cereal, in smoothies, in oatmeal and even baking. As Anne said, it has less protein than cow’s milk, but otherwise it’s very healthy and is a good source of calcium and Vitamins D, E and A.

I don’t quite know how they can make the almond milk taste sweet without adding sweetener, but it’s pretty damn good.

Speaking of sweet, they’re running a pretty sweet sweepstakes on their Facebook page right now.

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I think we can all use some kind words in our lives, right?

Well, one lucky winner on their Facebook page will win a year’s supply of Almond Breeze and a $1000 home store gift card to “spruce up your kitchen!”

You just have to like their page and then leave a nice message for someone else to “get their good going.”

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I chose my mom because she rocks, and I don’t know what I’d do without her.

I get my good going by running:



…and eating bananas.


If you’ve never tried almond milk, I have a giveaway for you!

The kind Almond Breeze folks have offered me 10 coupons–2 each for 5 winners!

To enter:

1. Tell me about the last thing that got your good going–something good that happened to you or something nice you did for someone else.

2. Tell me what makes you happy and gets your good going.

3. Tell me your favorite flavor of almond milk.

4. Tweet a link to this post and tweet at me @tblanchfield, and then come back and comment you did.

(If you are entering multiple times, please have each be a separate comment.)

This giveaway will close at 11:59 PDT on Monday, August 13.

This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze, and the coupons were provided by Almond Breeze for the giveaway. All cheesy photos and opinions are my own.

Keeping Busy

I have to keep busy, or I will go crazy.

[So, judging by my last few posts, I haven’t been busy enough these past few days.]

During the day, I need to break up the interviewing/prepping/following up with trips to the gym and long walks around the city with my camera. (I’m realizing photography makes me much happier than I ever realized.) And projects around my apartment. Like going through all the papers that are shoved in a “Misc.” folder. And making some sense of the mess above my fridge.


Or, you know, just take it to my kitchen. (And yes, that is indeed the smallest squeeze of BBQ sauce ever. The TJ’s BBQ sauce has some SERIOUS kick.)

Mostly, I just need to manage my stress to keep my stomach happy. The more relaxed I am, the less it bothers me.

I need to remember that good things come to those who wait and all those other silly cliches that…are actually true. I need to remember that this really is a time for me to figure out what it is I really want to be doing, and also that tons of other people have been through this before and have come out stronger for it.


And I need to remember to keep eating well so that my body doesn’t hang on to any more physical stress and inflammation than it needs to. This morning, that was oatmeal with flaxseed, almond milk, sunflower butter and some sliced banana. And iced coffee in a Solo cup, because I’m classy like that.