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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! The first part of my weekend was pretty good, I had a great 13 mile long run Saturday morning and then frozen yogurt with Chelsey! Sunday, however, was not so awesome. I was pretty sick all day with a fever, and since I still felt awful and had a fever when I went to bed last night, I decided to stay home today. So far I’ve “slept in” (aka until 6:45) and am planning to just rest and recover. And hopefully get some things done that I couldn’t do yesterday!

Have any of you heard of Headbands of Hope? I head of it on another blog, and I cannot for the life of me remember which one! Haha so I apologize for no recognition here! But when I saw it I immediately knew I needed to get one to support the organization!

Jessica Ekstrom is the founder and president of Headbands for Hope and came up with the concept when volunteering for the Make A Wish Foundation her Junior year of college at North Carolina State University.


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As the back of the card says, for each headband purchased, not only is a dollar donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund childhood cancer research, but another headband is given to a girl touched by cancer.

Why headbands?

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Many girls fighting childhood cancer lose their hair during their rigorous chemotherapy treatments. Headbands are the perfect way for these girls to keep their feminine identity and have a constant reminder that they’re not alone. 


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I’ve only known a couple women who’ve dealt with cancer but I know the effect that hair loss and the physical strain of medication can have on a person, so having something like cute headbands for these little girls is a great concept to help them feel pretty and re-build their self esteem.

I bought this headband (above) for myself and another for a friend of mine, lol which sending to her is one of my To-Do list items today. (Don’t worry, she doesn’t read my blog, she’ll still be surprised).

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You can shop for headbands on their site here. They have a bunch of different varieties, some with big flowers and bows, others more simple, and the ones I bought were only $8!


In other news, while I was Molly-sitting last weekend I decided to make my brother a Mexican Lasagna to say thank you for a few “good-big-brother” favors he had done for me recently. I found an easy recipe online and only tweaked it a little by using 3 tortillas instead of 5.

First I chopped up the 1 onion and 2 bell peppers and sautéed them in a pan (be sure no Mollys eat the onion pieces! Can you spy Molly in this picture?).

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Then I mixed in a can of black beans with the onions and bell peppers. After that I layered the lasagna, starting with a tortilla, then a layer of veggies, topped with some cheese. I continued this pattern until it was full! The recipe said to use a pie pan, but this was the closest I could find!

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Then I baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes! Voila!

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I didn’t get to try it myself (flour tortillas) but I head that Harrison (and Molly…) thoroughly enjoyed the lasagna!

I hope you all have a great start to your week!


Have you ever made a non-traditional lasagna dish?

When was the last time you took a sick day? I am NEVER sick! The last time I took one was when I got the Swine Flu in college!



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