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Marvelous In My Monday [MIMM] #4

It’s no secret that dogs share similarities with people. They eat, they sleep.  They play, they poop.  Anddd they get hiccups.  This morning in between packing my lunch and making a stack of peanut butter puff pancakes, I tried soothe, scare, and burp Charlie’s hiccups away but had no such luck.

Whenever I get hiccups I’m a fan of the Crazy 8’s: 8 quick sips of air, 8 quick sips of water, hold your breath for 8 seconds…  But getting a dog to do that is impossible.  Bummer, poor puppy 😦

Moving onto more marvelous things.  As I mentioned yesterday, this weekend was a good balance of relaxation and preparation, simply marvelous

Marvelous… Ryan’s birthday month.  I am a huge fan of birthdays, I have been since I was a young child and will be until I’m an old, old woman.  It’s the one month out of the year when it’s all about you and this month it’s all about Ryan!  Only 15 more days until he is officially an old man, eek!

Marvelous…  Fires.  Friday evening we had our first fire of the season to welcome the cooler weather.  It seems like within less than 24 hours the weather switched from fall to winter.  Good bye bare legs, hello leggings.

Marvelous… Sunnier mornings.  Thank goodness we set out clocks back this weekend.  I was beginning to think that I was waking up way too early because it was dark outside for hours after I was awake.  It was nice to see the sunrise while I was walking Charlie this morning!

Marvelous… Fresh cranberries.  The two times a year that tend to cook with cranberries are Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, that is until this weekend.  On Saturday I picked up a bag of fresh cranberries at TJ’s and wanted to make something new.  I took the easy way out and made a stack of ‘cakes and quickly cooked the cranberries in a skillet with water.  Next I’d like to try baking muffins or some sort of savory dish.

Marvelous… Outlet shopping.  Last week Ryan mentioned that he needed a new pair of jeans so I jumped at the opportunity to go shopping.  I’m trying to be more mindful of my expenses so I kept my wallet tucked away [out of sight, out of mind] with the exception of a few “essential” purchases such as a black leather belt, 2 seasonal candles from Yankee Candle, and 2 tasty treats from Williams-Sonoma.

Marvelous… TNT training.  Not only are Ryan, my momma, and I getting our butts kicked every Tuesday and Thursday night, but TNT has also provided us with free sessions on Saturdays, a cardio script, a stretching routine, weekly challenges, and a nutrition plan.  I’m not so sure that we all truly understood what we were signing up for [haha]!

Marvelous… Food prep.  The past few weeks my breakfasts have been delicious, my lunches have been tasty, and my dinners have been easy.  In the morning I have time to make myself a satisfying breakfast and pack myself a filling lunch, but by the time I get home at night all I wanna do is eat, not cook.  With this in mind, last night I prepped some things that Ryan and I can enjoy throughout the week such as veggie eggie cups topped with feta cheese and spicy mustard turkey burgers.

Marvelous…  Personalized card.  If something is free why not take it, right?  Well, when my bank offered me a free opportunity to design a personalized debit card I couldn’t turn down the offer.  Now everyone will know how much I love my little buddy!

Marvelous… Braids.  I started growing out my hair when Ryan and I set a wedding date thinking that I’d have more options with longer hair.  Now that I haven’t cut my hair in about a year [other than a few trimmings], it’s as long as it’s ever been!  After being whipped in the eye and having it stick to my back, I’ve started to braid when I go to the gym.  Now if only I knew how to do one of those fanchy-schmancy braids I always see in Pinterest.


Marvelous… Sleepovers.  Friday night my BFF is planning to come over for dinner and a slumber party.  I. am. so. EXCITED!  It’s going to be like we’re in elementary school again but this time we won’t have our parents checking-in on us to make sure that we’re asleep!



P.S.  I was SO touched by Ashley’s story about Jen, a health and wellness blogger living in New York.  Like many people in New Jersey and New York, Jen and her family were greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy and ultimately lost everything.  Ashley has gone above and beyond by creating a Rebuilding Registry to help Jen and her family start fresh…  To read more of Ashley’s story or to donate to the Rebuilding Registry, click here.

Question:  What do you think we’ll be eating like in 2050?  Check out this article, do you agree with their predictions?!

Question:  How do you get rid of hiccups?


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WIAW 10.24.12

Happy hump day y’all, only 2 more days till the w-e-e-k-e-n-d!  I’m psyched for this weekend because we’ve got fun things planned both Saturday and Sunday!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

My recent eats have been pretty Plain Jane because I’m still somewhat hesitant to branch out too much because of the digestive issues I’ve been experiencing.  Nonetheless, they’ve filled my belly and provided me with fuel to power through my days!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Roasted Broccoli

*This is my favorite way to cook veggies, that is if I have the patience to wait.  Steamed is a close second, primarily because it’s quick.*

Veggie Eggie Cups: egg whites + sautéed bell peppers & onion + salt + pepper

*These were tasty but pretty basic.  I’d like to play around with different combos such as adding squash and mushrooms, spinach, chunks of day-old bread, and possibly a sweet version!*

Creamy Oats Bowl: Chobani + cinnamon-sugar oats + unsweetened coconut + almond slivers + roasted flax seeds + maple syrup

*This was my first time trying flax seeds.  The verdict: they’re a super tasty superfood!*

Veggie Sticks + Mustard

*I tried WF’s yellow mustard for the first time and it’s great!  It tastes a bit sweet like honey mustard but has a kick like dijon.*

P28 Bagel + Cinnamon Laughing Cow Cream Cheese

Apple Cinnamon Chobani

Snacky Time

*String cheese sticks are one of my favorite snacks.  I’m a biter, Ryan’s a peeler, what are you?*

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

*This time I left a few chunks and I’m glad I did.  I prefer chunky > smooth applesauce, just like how I prefer my peanut butter!*

Veggie Packed Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burger Salad

Mashed Avocado + Parm Cheese on Rice Cakes

*Parm cheese + avocado is a great combo!  I’d like to try it with pasta…  Dinner tonight?*

Goldfish Grin [just for some giggles]

Unfortunately, I don’t have any spooky snacks or Halloween treats to share but Halloween is still a week away so there’s still time!  I’ve got my eyes on some healthy eats and tasty treats 😉



Question:  What’s one of your tastiest recent eats?

Question:  Have you made any Halloween treats?


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