When life gives you lemons, grab a drink! ;)


I’m not one to turn to alcohol during stressful times, I’d rather have a brownie, but it was hot last night and both Ben and I were itching to get out, so we walked down to a neighborhood bar to grab a cold & frosty brew!



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We sat out on the patio to listen to the live band play a little Jazz, a little Gospel and a few Jimmy Buffett-type tunes. It was summer living at it finest.


We stayed until the sun started to dip,


the tiki torches were lit,


and before we knew it, the moon was the only thing in the sky. We had to get home before it got completely dark out!


So we took our drinks for the road and scooted on home. :)


I could get into these Thursday evening outings!

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I was up bright and early for my morning Mom walk, but thunder and lightening had us turning back towards home about 2 minutes in.  


Instead of going back to bed, I brewed myself a cup of joe and settled into my front porch to sip my coffee and watch the storm roll by.

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Just me, the chirping birds and the crickets – it was SO relaxing. I imagine it’s what I’ll be doing every morning when I retire, and I think I’ve recovered from my stressful week already!


Fast forward a brief storm and an hour later, and I was enjoying my breakfast of a thick & vibrant Green Monster. :mrgreen:

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In the mix:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 big handfuls spinach

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Blended ’til silky smooth – one of my smoothest yet! I hit the “pulverize” button on my blender after I think everything is blended and let it go for, oh, another 30 seconds. It really gets everything blended the best.

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I heart drinking nutrients!

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I brought some leftover Brazilian Coconut Chicken for lunch today.


This was such a delish meal with tons of layers of flavors. The kind that absolutely gets better as it sits. 


There’s some saturated fat in there from the coconut milk, but otherwise, this was a very healthy dish!


Paired with some crunchy carrots and sweet honey roasted peanut butter.


Aka, crack. I cannot stop eating this peanut butter – it is INSANELY good! :D


Not sure what’s on the agenda tonight – perhaps a low-key movie night? Anyone seen anything good lately?

Talk to you laterrrr – have a great day!


How do you unwind from a stressful day or week? Grab a cocktail? Indulge in some ice cream? Retail therepy? Exercise?