Things I’m loving and Salvage Dawgs

I think my blog fixed itself. I did nothing to it over the weekend and the pictures showed up in my RSS feed on Sunday’s post. Something tells me my host made changes. Whatever it was, let’s hope it stays that way.

Anyway, today was a rainy and cold day, barely poking into the 40s. That meant indoor exercise for the most part (except we are walking downtown tonight for coffee for some strange reason). Treadmill walking and a strength training workout with a combination of the Bowflex and free weights. For the life of me, I cannot get myself to not type Blowflex. Every time and then I have to correct it.


This was the workout:

  • Squats 3 sets of 10
  • Chest press 3 sets of 10
  • 1-arm dumbbell row 3 sets of 10
  • Stiff-legged deadlifts 3 sets of 10
  • Lower back extension 3 sets of 10
  • Crunches 3 sets of 15
  • Dumbbell pull over 3 sets of 10
  • Shoulder press 3 sets of 10
  • Triceps extension 3 sets of 10

I miss the heavier weights, but unless I get a gym membership again, I have to make do with the home gym.

A cool thing happened on FB to me. I follow Salvage Dawgs — anyone watch their show? Good stuff and I would love to go to Black Dog Salvage some day, even though I could never afford the prices they put on their stuff LOL. I’m in the wrong market up here. They posted asking to see repurposing projects and so I showed our bathroom sink:


They responded! How cool!  Normally I don’t bother too much commenting or tagging ‘celebrities’ because it always seems creeperish to me since they don’t know me, but this was fun.

Here are some things I have been loving lately:


I know I have posted about these before, but I forgot they are pretty tasty. The nutritional stats are actually decent for a cereal.


I like to mix them with some plain Fage and strawberries:


I have been all about the cashew butter with fruit lately. In the evening,  I either have it with a cut up apple or I saute a banana with some cooking spray and cinnamon and top it with the cashew butter.


I think cashew butter is the most perfect nut butter. It has a milder flavor and the butter is super smooth (unlike almond butter). It just goes with everything — especially my tummy!

Another gratuitous Pixie shot. She was sleeping so cute on the radiator. I tried to sneak up and take a picture, but she noticed and rolled over.


She revels in her decadence, I think.

On that note, we are headed out!

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16 thoughts on “Things I’m loving and Salvage Dawgs

    1. Lori Post author

      It just means people have to come to the blog to see the pictures instead of reading it in their readers, so I have to figure out whatever the problem is.

  1. debby

    I have a set of weights (that I don’t use right now) that I think can go up to 40 pounds per dumbbell. I probably got them at WalMart, so they weren’t expensive. I don’t know if that would give you more weights or not for home use.

    When you show yogurt like that, it always looks like whipped cream to me! Yumm… I am eating more yogurt again, so I made some of Shelley’s granola yesterday to have with it. I love that stuff!
    debby´s last blog post ..Before the Storm

    1. Lori Post author

      Fage is kind of fluffy, I think. So different from regular yogurt, so I just spend the money on that since I like it so much.

  2. Helen

    I bet that cereal makes a nice texture contrast to the yogurt – sort of like granola but without as many calories.

    Mr. Helen has weights that go up to 100 but they require using the bar bell and as I don’t like lifting to begin with, it seems like so much work to be taking plates off and on. (The home version is definitely not as smooth as the gym.) But, I have hand weights up to 15 and I always feel proud when I start using the 15s as I have been for the last couple weeks.

    Our heat kicked on overnight and of course we had the freeze warning, though it didn’t ‘quite’ get there. I think we’re having something like a 30 degree turn around today. Crazy April!
    Helen´s last blog post ..R and R and R

    1. Lori Post author

      I can go up to 15 pounds with my hand weights, and the bowflex can go to 100 – I think. It’s just certain moves I miss with the barbell.

      We had to turn our heat back on because it’s just been too cold. Now Pixie is happy on the radiator again!

  3. Amy

    I actually live in the town where “Salvage Dogs” aka Black Dog Salvage is located! It is a great place just to wander through! And the people as extremely nice.

  4. Kristine

    Thanks for watching Salvage Dawgs! Be sure to follow us on Facebook at Black Dog Salvage. (Salvage Dawgs is owned by the TV people.) Mike, Robert, Tay, Grayson & Ted all have pages as well. We wish you the best of luck on your journey.
    (i ride bikes too)

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