Fun in the Sun

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The weather was amazing although quite toasty. Matt and I tried to make the most of it, and we sure had an awesome time together.

Friday’s dinner was simple but very enjoyable. We layered Greek yogurt on garlic Italian herb toast and then added sliced white wine + balsamic marinated Love Beets. I loved this combination! I steamed fresh green beans and drizzled them with lemon and habanero infused olive oil, cucumber for a refreshing crunch, sauteed broccoli slaw and sugar snap peas with a pepper spread, and organic tri-bean blend spiced and warmed.

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After dinner cuddles with Mason. ❤

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We each made something different for breakfast on Saturday. I combined original Cheeriors with Back to the Roots Purple Corn Flakes and then topped them with banana, Beech Nut guava-pear-strawberry puree, chia, the perfect ribbon of peanut butter 😉 , and milk.

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Matt enjoyed two over easy eggs on a waffle with melted pepper jack. On the onther he layered peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and peaches. Tomato and Swaggerty’s sausage to complete his meal.

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On Friday I stopped by DSW and treated myself to a new pair of sandals with a birthday coupon. I’ve been wanting a pair of these for several years but just got around to finally purchasing them.

Matt and I packed up our lunches and snacks and headed out to the lake house! Panoramic view of our point. It was an incredibly beautiful day!

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One more panoramic shot looking up at the house.

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We tried getting a panoramic shot with us in it using our selfie stick, but it was a fail. So we took three goofy photos together. Oh how I wish we were back standing on the point!! This will be where our altar is positioned in just a little more than four months. 🙂

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We went inside and enjoyed our lunch that consisted of broccoli slaw, sugar snap peas, infused olive oil, leftover baked salmon, and quinoa. I noshed on a Cutie for dessert, then it was time to get into the water.

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It was a little chilly to me when I first stepped in, but our bodies acclimated quickly. We used our tubes to float all the way around the point and back. We saw a turtle come up for air and a hilarious looking bird as it was trying to fish. We couldn’t figure out what it was, but it was hysterical to watch!

On our way home, we stopped by Big Lots to do some shopping. I happened to have a coupon, so we figured we should make use out of it. I love that even a simple visit to the store feels like an adventure with Matt! I could not resist this shower curtain and coordinating towels, so I decided to update our master bath with a spring/summer design. Coral + turquoise is one of the best color combinations, in my opinion.

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The Blue Mason was also handing out free samples of their new gluten free biscuit, so we swung by to snag a taste. I also ordered a cold brew with a splash of half and half.

Modern Table Meals once again provided a fast and delicious dinner. We added one can of drained tuna to boost the protein some more and enjoyed a side of roasted green beans and the last of the marinated beets.

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For dessert I had a bowl of yogurt with frozen fruit, spices, organic coconut, and roasted salted pumpkin seeds.

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We were both craving a scrambler on Sunday, and it turned out amazing. We used rolled oats, chia, spices, and Sprout peas-brown rice-white beans-kale squeeze pouch for additional nutrients and flavor.

We topped our bowls with freshly shredded aged white cheddar, a scrambled egg, and pumpkin seeds. Cuties on the side.

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Baby Girl knows just how to kick back and relax. Our sun-bathing beauty.

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Kaci came over and was able to hang out with me and the babies before we headed over to Lakeshore Park for Barre3 in the Park. They provided these awesome tote bags of goodies and then had raffle drawings at the end.

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We ran into Klay, one of Barre3’s amazing instructors. She’s so fun!

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Juice Bar Knoxville was one of the vendors in attendance, and they handed out samples of three of their juices.

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We got a photo together before class. 🙂 It was h-o-t, so it was admittedly difficult to put forth all of my effort for fear of getting over-heated. Kaci and I made sure to listen to our bodies so as not to take it too far. It was in the lower 90’s, after all. O_O

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Post-class twin selfie. We survived!

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I went home and took a much needed shower then zipped down to Aldi with only 20 minutes to closing time. I bought a lot of awesome food then came home to put together a simple meal.

Even though we have salsa, I couldn’t resist this jar. It has a great level of spice, but unfortunately, the beets don’t shine through it. But it is still very nice!

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Organic mixed greens with freshly shredded red cabbage, salsa, baby pepper, and cooked sweet potato stuffed with roasted garlic hummus. {The sweet potato looks blurry because I think my phone focused on the salad. Whoops!}

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For dessert, I had fresh raspberries and roasted mixed nuts over Greek yogurt with ZenEvo dark chocolate x two. They had melted while in our tote bags, so I refrigerated them once I got home after class.

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Here’s to hoping for a great week for all of us! This is my last Monday as a 27 year old. 😉 I still can’t believe that in four days I’ll turn 28. Time, slow down.

 

2 thoughts on “Fun in the Sun

    1. Thank so much, Erin! It was a very fun weekend. =D Even though the beets aren’t as prominent as I was hoping, it is still so good. It’s not too thin or chunky, and it has a great spice level, I think.

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