It’s Just a Little Crush

Sometimes I hate that I never update my iPod and delete songs that have been on there foreverrrr.

Other times I love it and enjoy jammin’ out to random old school tunes that I’ve listened to for years.

Old songs I was lovin’ today include:

I remember listening to “Crush” over and over in my bedroom in junior high (okay, high school, too πŸ˜‰ ) and thinking the words were so true.

“It’s just a little crush,
Not like I faint every time we touch,
It’s just some little thing
Not like everything I do depends on you…”

Didn’t it seem like back in junior high and high school people made the biggest deal about fleeting crushes? I’d have a silly crush on someone one week and then have a crush on someone else the next week… No big deal… Only to other people it was huge news when someone “liked” someone else. Who knew Jennifer Paige was so wise? πŸ˜‰


Even though I’ve been crushin’ on Ryan for more than six years, I developed a new little crush this morning… on my breakfast.

Put a Little Love in Your Heart

I made my breakfast parfait by layering vanilla Greek yogurt with Flax-Z-Snax butter pecan hot cereal that I made last night and let chill in the fridge until this morning.

On top of the now-cold hot cereal, I added nectarine slices.

Yog + Nectaring + Cold Hot Cereal

Of course half of the nectarine went directly into my mouth before even making it into the parfait.

Side Tracked...

Seriously Delicious

It may seem ridiculous to take the time to make a parfait in a wine glass in the morning, but being able to see such pretty layers of delicious foods makes me smile… And who doesn’t like starting the day with a smile? (I know Annie does. πŸ˜‰ )

Can you see why I’m crushin’ on this breakfast? πŸ˜€

Question of the Morning

Speaking of crushes… Who is your celebrity crush? If you have a significant other, who is their celebrity crush?

My celebrity crush is Ryan Reynolds (apparently the name “Ryan” is a pre-req in my book). Ryan’s celebrity crush is Jessica Biel.

And just in case your morning is off to a negative start, here’s a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ to make you smile:

The Other Ryan I Love

70 Responses

  1. Ahhh I’m TOTALLY in love with Ryan Reynolds too! Have been since way back when he was on the sitcom “Two Girls, a Guy, and a Pizza Place” hahaha, no one remembers that show but me…

    • don’t tell him i told, but that show was one of ryan’s all-time favorites. πŸ™‚

  2. Of course my boyfriend is my favorite Canadian… but… Ryan Reynolds is my celeb crush, too πŸ˜‰ Gorgeous!

  3. I love your cute little parfaits lately!:0)

    I like dorky boys, so my celeb crush (don’t laugh) is Paul Rudd! Love him! I also think Bradley Cooper is quite attractive!

  4. Oooh yes Ryan Reynolds is lovely! I’m also a big Bradley Cooper fan. And regarding the comment above, I SO remember that sitcom because my grade 6 teacher’s brother was in it! (Nathan Fillion – he used to be on One Life to Live but now he’s the main dude in the sitcom Castle).

    P.S. I TOTALLY have Jennifer Paige on my iPod too! πŸ™‚

  5. Love Ryan! I remember that show, wow, blast from the past! I think I fell in love with him again in The Proposal. Dreamy…. Thank you for the eye-candy this AM! πŸ™‚

  6. He’s dreamy. Great eye-candy to start my day.

  7. I LOVE Ghetto Superstar!! I also LOVE Ryan Reynolds. He’s so hot without trying, you know what I mean? Oh and my hubby would totally agree with your Ryan’s choice!

    Jocelyn in the STL

  8. Hi Julie,

    I just discovered your blog through (which I discovered through Google using the search term “fitness and nutrition for 20-somethings”), and I just wanted to tell you that I love it! It seems like you and I have similar lifestyles and fitness/nutrition regimens, and it’s wonderful to be able to read about your day-to-day to remain inspired on this lifelong journey of health & wellness.

    Can’t wait to try some of your creations — I’ve particularly got my eye on that pumpkin protein smoothie from a while back. :9

  9. Everything is better when you start your day with a pretty breakfast! πŸ™‚
    My celebrity crush right now… Roberto from the bachelorette. Just like in high school, my celebrity crush changes weekly!

  10. Love Ryan Reynolds. Drool.

  11. Ghetto superstar .. bwahahah I’ll have that stuck in my head for all day!

    I have LOTS of crush, but yeah, Ryan Reynold is pretty high on the list. As are Channing Tatum and Josh Duhamel .. oh yeah! My girl crush is definitely Scarlett Johanson … Imagine the babies they will pop out !

    The boyfriend too has a big crush on Jessica Biel.

  12. I have a major thing for Ian Somerhalder. Have you seen his eyes!!

  13. Ha, Ryan Reynolds is actually BOTH my and my husband’s celebrity crush! I have it pretty bad for David Boreanaz too.

  14. My crush is Mark Wahlberg- I just think he is soooo cute πŸ˜€
    Oh, Craig’s crush is Jessica Biel too- haha.
    Lovin’ your breakfast- & I like how you make your parfaits in a wine glass- makes it looks like something you got from a restaurant.
    Hope you have a great Wednesday!!

  15. I never really understood how my middle-school classmates could be “So-hoooo in love with (fill-in-blank-actor)” It just seemed a little ridiculous to obsess about someone they’d never meet. But, maybe I’m a bit of a hypocrite, because I am immediately attracted to any movie with Will Smith or Leonardo DiCaprio.

  16. I love working out to old school songs!! Ace of Base is the best πŸ™‚

    My celebrity crush is Jon Hamm (swoooooooon)…well, really Don Draper, rather than Jon Hamm.

    My husband likes Scarlett Johanssen…I wonder why? πŸ™‚

  17. Ooooh, Ben Affleck! In his Pearl Harbor look…. Sigh!

  18. Oh, he is so beautiful. Watched The Proposal this weekend (I Love) and fell in love with Ryan Reynolds all over again. My boyfriend loves Alessandra Ambrosio.

  19. Haha! Those songs are so old school.. I have to go download them right now on iTunes. That is hilarious!

  20. Wowza! He is a hottie huh?! Super jealous of ScarJo but good for her!! My celeb crush of the moment is definitely Alexander SkarsgΓ₯rd aka Eric on True Blood….I’d probably move to Mississippi for that one πŸ˜‰

  21. holy hotness. i woke wake up to ryan every morning.

  22. Julie, my celebrity crush is Ryan Reynolds! BUT… my heart also drifts to Matthew Fox πŸ™‚ What can I say, I was a total LOSTie πŸ™‚

    And my husband’s celebrity crush is ALSO Jessica Biel.. but lately she’s gotten super thin so his heart also drifts.. to Angelina Jolie! Yikes!

  23. I agree with Maura above…Alexander Skarsgard is my #1 celeb crush right now!!

    I’d be happy to take Ryan Reynolds though, if not just for his looks, but his personality wins me over!

    My boyfriend has never actually shared his celebrity crush with me, maybe because I’m always too busy gabbing about who mine is to actually let him get a chance to choose one! πŸ™‚

  24. i meant could for the record hahaha

  25. just what i needed to start my day! πŸ˜‰

  26. Ahh Ryan Reynolds. Love him. Those pictures were great to see this morning! I have to say Bradley Cooper is my celebrity crush though!

  27. I do love me some Ryan Reynolds!!

    I’d like to take a little tour through my previous celeb crushes…

    JTT (if you don’t know who these initials belong too, SHAME!!)
    Devon Sawa
    Leo DiCaprio
    Josh Hartnett

    and now…

    I’m not quite sure. Finn from Glee?? I’ve always had a thing for the sweeter, slightly dorkier underdogs πŸ˜‰

  28. I love “How do I know” its on my iPod too!

    Celebrity crush(es):
    Liam Neeson
    Jason Dundas (Australian, Google him!)
    Josh Hartnett
    Robert Downey Jr.
    and so many more.

    Weird but true – Jeff has a crush on Tina Fey. πŸ™‚

  29. Oh I love me some Ryan Reynolds!

    A little insight to my previous crushes…

    JTT (if you don’t know who these initials belong to… SHAME!! ;))
    Devon Sawa
    Leo DiCaprio
    Josh Hartnett

    And now? I don’t know…. Finn on Glee?? I’ve always had a thing for the sweet, slightly nerdier underdog πŸ˜‰

  30. Sorry if this is posted more than once… my computer is messing up…

    Oh I love me some Ryan Reynolds!

    A little insight to my previous crushes…

    JTT (if you don’t know who these initials belong to… SHAME!! ;))
    Devon Sawa
    Leo DiCaprio
    Josh Hartnett

    And now? I don’t know…. Finn on Glee?? I’ve always had a thing for the sweet, slightly nerdier underdog πŸ˜‰

  31. My celebrity crushes would definately be Dierks Bentley and Bradley Cooper… Julie I cant wait to try and meet up with you at the Chicago Rock N Roll Half.. I know we talked on twitter bout trying to meet up so I sure hope we can!

  32. bahahaha i love the “other” ryan! hilarious πŸ™‚ and i totally used to listen to ‘crush’ all.the.time. AWESOME!

  33. AHHHHHH Mr. Reynolds, how I love you so!! You’re so super dreamy and make my heart melt. πŸ˜€
    Him and Paul Walker could take me on a date ANY day!

  34. Love the play list! I love old school songs, like “Mo Money Problems” πŸ˜‰

    Hmm, I don’t know who my celeb crush is..used to be Patrick Swayze (so hot). I think Chase Crawford is pretty darn good looking…oh and McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey)

    • omg i literally just referenced this song on my friend’s facebook wall! her status was “i hate money!” and i said “mo’ money, mo’ problems.”

      a classic, fo’ sho’! πŸ˜‰

  35. luuuuuuuuuurve RR!! he ran the NYC marathon the year i did…but the fact that he was in front of me in the pack didnt make me run faster…i wish… :O)

    hmm…celebrity crush? Nic Cage. i know. totally random. Heath Ledger was one … so tragic.

  36. so i don’t know who my current celeb crush is… but all through jr high (and maybe beyond), i had the biggest thing for JTT! remember him? ooohhh i had posters everywhere!

  37. Oh man, Ryan Reynolds is definitely hot. But I kick it old school (middle school, if I’m remembering correctly) and still have a deep love for Leonardo DiCaprio. I loved him before he became a heartthrob but he’s also a really great actor. Because my crushes have to be more than pretty faces. And abs. πŸ™‚

  38. the minute I read your title (before reading your post) I started to sing that song!

    I think that RR is one of mine as well. and jake gyllenhal. and michael c hall…those are the biggies right now.

    Sean likes J biel, scarlett, milla jovavich and about a million others πŸ™‚

  39. Those pics just cheered me up, and no, I am not talking about the parfait pics πŸ˜‰ (Although it does look really good!)

    My crush is Lil Wayne. Don’t ask, I don’t know, the heart wants what it wants lol. I LOVE him. J’s crush is Alicia Keys. And Megan Fox… I can’t really fault him for either of them.

  40. Drool…I heart Ryan Reynolds! I loved that song, Crush, when it first came out. Thanks for the flashback…I need to add that to my iPod.

  41. A lot of time I make my food pretty even if I don’t plan on photographing it. It just makes it seem so much more enjoyable!

    Is it weird that I don’t even have a celebrity crush?

  42. That was too sweet of you to put my BF on your site. I’ll tell him you said hide.

    My hubs knows when I’m on his computer bc his iTunes is filled with my music, brroohaa. Um, Miley rocks!

  43. My celebrity crush is Jonathan Groff from Glee and Spring Awakening. Unfortunately he does not bat for my team but I still have hope! lol

    And I totally understand your putting the parfait in a pretty wine glass. It makes the meal more fun!

  44. Well technically my crush is Beyonce but if you’re talking men them Shemar Moore! Haha. Mr. Kd’s is CarrieUnderwood

  45. My BF and I have a “cheat exception” that allows me to sleep with Leonardo DiCaprio, and him to sleep with Olivia Wilde, if either of us ever get the chance. He’s been my celebrity crush since I saw him on Growing Pains when I was probably 5, and he’s only gotten better looking!! Titanic was definitely his hotness peak though πŸ™‚

  46. I’m the same way about my Ipod! I never update it but get so annoyed that the same songs play over and over haha.

  47. I’m a John Krasinski woman myself. He’s so effortlessly adorable.

    My hubby’s list used to have a huge SJP crush during the early Sex and the City days, but now he’s a big fan of Penelope Cruz. Can’t blame him!

  48. I love him, he is definitely one of my celebrity crushes. I also am in love with Derek Jeter and Taylor Kitsch aka Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights.

  49. Okay I have 3: Leo Dicaprio (hes number 1 and has been for a long time!), Tim McGraw, and recently Ive totaly been crushing on Kellan Lutz- Hello new Calvin Klein model!!

    And ahh Ace of Base..I am glad Im not the only one who has them on my Ipod!

  50. That looks delicious and I agree there is nothing better than starting off your day with a smile! πŸ™‚ I would have totally ruined that white shirt though had I eaten the nectarine like that. HA.

    As for crushes, mine is on Brett Favre. I know he’s so much older than we are, but there is something about him that I adore ….. aaaahhhhhh

  51. Hey julie,
    i just found this out when searching about that flax n snax cereal
    apparently, the nutrition facts are wrong, just letting you know incase your package said otherwis

  52. Mine is Paul Walker (although after those pictures I might have to change to Ryan Reynolds!) , my husband’s is Salma Hayek.

    We’re very random =)

  53. My celebrity crush has been the same since about the 6th grade… Justin Timberlake!! Which means I’m not such a big fan of Ryan’s crush!! Haha πŸ™‚ My boyfriend’s celebrity crush is Natalie Portman.

  54. I still have Ace of Base in my iTunes too πŸ˜›

    I had the biggest crush on Jerry O’Connell. When I was 14, I went into the city and stood outside during TRL when he was hosting. He came down and gave me a kiss. It was awesome!
    I guess I still like him, not as much though, lol.

  55. what great eye candy in the morning πŸ™‚

    my celebrity crush would have to be josh duhamel–loved him since his soap opera days. my bf’s celeb crushes range from megan fox, adriana lima, and kate beckinsale.

  56. Ryan Reynold ALL THE WAY…but I also will forever be in love with Paul Walker. Kyles crush is Jessica Alba…I may have a crush on her too!

  57. Ugh Reynolds*

  58. Peyton Manning….swoon!

  59. Oh Ryan Reynolds is hot but I adore Robert Pattinson right now!

  60. He is soooooooooo my crush too.


  61. I love “Crush”!!

  62. Adam Brody!! He makes my heart melt hahhah I actually have a lot. Ryan Reynolds is cute, Dermot Mulroney and Jackson Hurst. Everytime I watch Drop Dead Diva I find him so attractive!

  63. I completely agree with you on Ryan Reynolds.

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