Happy Monday! :D

I occasionally suffer from the Sunday night blues, but at least I don’t seem to suffer from the Monday morning mopes. I think it’s because I’d rather just get the darn week started instead of mentally delaying the inevitable. Know what I mean? Here are some past posts with tips to get your morning and week started with a bang!

6 Steps For a Less-Stress Morning

11 Tips to Get Up for a Morning Workout

5 Tips for Getting Out of Bed


Time Management Tips

I got my Monday started with a brisk morning Mom walk, followed by a sweaty 3 mile run around the neighborhood. While it was already dreadfully hot & humid at 6am, the weather woman is promising lows in the mid-50s by the end of the week. Sweet! :D

Another thing that made my Monday morning a little more tolerable? I had pre-made, ready-to-eat Overnight Oats waiting for me in the fridge!


Last night I combined:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (uncooked)
  • Raspberry Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • Splash of milk

and stuck it in the fridge. This morning I pulled it out and topped with:


Monday mopes or not, there’s no denying that the start of the week is a tad bit more stressful than say, the middle of the week. That makes this pre-made, grab & go breakfast is a serious Godsend.


Plus it’s soooooo refreshing! The oats are cold and chewy, and the toppings are fresh and flavorful.


Convenient any day, but especially on manic Mondays!


Last night I made a couple of salads to eat for lunch during the busy work week. Including this big Cranberry Goat Cheese Salad.


In the mix:

  • Mixed greens
  • Carrots
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Chopped almonds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Goat cheese


Ummm – can I just express to you how divine the duo of sweet dried cranberries and creamy goat cheese are? Insane!


This is the same sundried tomato basil goat cheese I picked up at the Farmer’s Market a couple weeks ago. I’m not exactly sure how long goat cheese stays fresh, but it still smelled and tasted great when I tried it!


I found some rogue kiwi in my fruit drawer yesterday afternoon, that I chopped up for an afternoon delight.


Ben eats his kiwi like an apple – skin and all. I just can’t do it. It’s like licking cloth – shudder inducing. How about you?


All together now! :D


The start of this week may be particularly stressful for some, because it’s back to school week! I’ll admit, I got a teensy bit jealous when they announced on the news that all the state colleges would be starting classes today. While I will NEVER miss the homework and endless projects, back to school time used to be one of my favorite times of the year. New pencils, new books, fresh start, seeing old friends – the works. Good times. :D

Have a great day everyone!


Did you or do you look forward to a new school year? Or did you dread saying goodbye to summer?

I remember being upset for about a day around back to school time. I’m such a routine-loving person and getting back into the swing of things always felt like somewhat of a relief!