Did Someone Say “NAP TIME”

I have been off my game this week – not sure why.  I have exercised each day – but not like I was during my challenge – we did travel a lot last weekend (driving to Ashville, NC and back) but still….I hate not having any energy.  Too much to do.  I have been on the go from morning until eve. for quit awhile now I know,  yet usually this doenst effect me.

How do you stay energized?

I eat fairly well.  Giving into my sugar cravings only a little – LOL
 try and go to sleep at decent times each night 10:30 or so but today its barely 1:30 in the afternoon and I am gonna take a nap!  Maybe listen to a motivation/ relaxation tape on my iPad – yeah – back in a while folks….. lets hope this works.  Below are the Bella Notte Linens that cover my comfy cozy bed – the same dark cool relaxing colors.

What the…..WOW – my body was tired I didn’t take a nap, I was down.  I slept for almost two hours.  I felt like Rip Van Winkle.  LOL  Sometimes I guess you have to just do what your body wants and mine wanted so sleep.  Hmmm not sure what to do it’s 3:45 pm and I was supposed to film a steak video and take pictures downtown – ummm guess that’s not happening.

However Sonya the beautiful bride that I have the pleasure of doing a 2nd run through with tomorrow will be happy I am rested and ready to go.  Plus I have a lot to prepare for Halloween.  I am fortunate enough to put things on the back burner sometimes….. except dinner.  Below is a fast dinner I want to share!  Cheers!


Here at BLANK SLATE I love the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, so I am sharing her recipe of simple herbed salmon. Serve with basmati rice, salad & you have yourself filling, healthy yummy meal!
You’ll Need:
– ½ cup minced parsley
– ½ cup of dill
– ½ cup chopped scallions
– 1.5 pounds of salmon
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– ¼ cup olive oil
– ¼ cup dry white wine
– S + P
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Place salmon in a roasting dish and generously add salt and pepper to each side
3. Add lemon juice and drizzle olive oil
4. Let sit for 15 minutes
5. Dress both sides with herbs
6. Add dry white wine, then roast for 10-12 minutes
7. Cover tightly with foil, let sit for 10 minutes
8. Enjoy!


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