10 January 2013

Tattoo Progress and a Recipe!

As I sit typing this right now, I am in so much pain.  I had more work done on my Ganesha tattoo today and even though the appointment lasted a mere 3.5 hours, my side is KILLING me.  Immediately after the session ended I was like, Oh, that wasn't so bad!

But it hurts.

I have one more session to go.  Jay is going to put in the minute details  and fill in Ganesha's "bling"--the crown, scythe, coins, et cetera.  I was so scared for today's appointment because by the end of my last appointment I was in unbelievable pain.  I thought, I can't do this again.  However, I could not very well have a partially filled-in, half-outlined Ganesha so I knew I had to see it through!

At my first appointment  told Jay about this wonderful stuff called Bactine, which kind of numbs the skin (the artist who did my first tattoo used it), and wouldn't you know, Jay bought some just for me and used it tonight!  It made a world of difference!  I think that's how I made it : /  I seriously think I could not have otherwise.

Now onto the recipe!  I made a WONDERFUL Blueberry Smoothie the other day and if I do say so myself, it's the best one I've ever had, even with sneaking in some healthy additions!  Oftentimes blueberry smoothies are too banana-y or icy or, well, lacking in bluberry-ness.  This smoothie was perfect though.

Creamy.  Flavorful.  Blueberry-y.

Vegan Creamy Blueberry Smoothie

-  3/4 c. almond milk
-  2 T. flax seed
-  1/4 avocado

-  1 c. frozen blueberries
-  1/2 frozen banana

-  Huge handful of spinach

Add your ingredients into your blender in the above order.  Blend for one minute or until everything is well blended.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

P.S.  My crackers turned out GREAT!  I'm sorry to report, though, that they are ancient history.  They now reside in my belly...


  1. OMG Laura the tattoo is gorgeous!! You definitely have an amazingly talented artist. I can't wait to see the finished piece!

    That blueberry smoothie looks thick and creamy and perfect. I was never a huge blueberry fan until I started using them in smoothies and now I'm hooked! Yours is such a pretty color too :)

  2. Thank you so much Sarah!!! For all of your kind words! Hope you have a great weekend!!!