Good morning and Happy Monday to you all!
Let’s get right into some Marvelousness for this lovely Monday morning shall we?
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Saturday morning walk with the family after a super sweaty gym session. I’m still trying to learn to love to just walk and it’s so much better when I have the Hubby to talk to since he actually talks back in complete sentences!
We also got in some morning play before things heated up.
Gosh he looks like such a big boy in this picture!
A nice outdoor breakfast we enjoyed yesterday morning.
Chicken sausage with sauteed Kale and a fried egg with fresh fruit. Man I’m loving the fresh summertime fruit right now! Anyone else?
Speaking of fresh fruit, I’ve been overdosing on berries lately.
Especially when served over Sigi’s Grassfed yogurt and topped with the super delicious and local Wingnuts!
I was at the farmers market a few weeks ago and came across a booth with a wonderful woman sampling some of her gourmet trail mix. We tasted it and loved it! We got to talking and she offered me a bag to take home, sample and review. Since then we’ve been enjoying them by the handful, sprinkled on salads, fresh fruit or my personal favorite, on smoothie bowls or scattered over sweet potato pancakes.
Anyway you eat them, their delicious!
The ingredient list is pretty good too. Made with pumpkin seeds, pure maple syrup, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, pecans, almonds and sea salt. No added oils, no preservatives and gluten-free!
I also love that they are local. Supporting local companies is so important and this is a yummy one to support! Generous to as she offered to send a reader a bag of their own to try out! Make sure to enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post 🙂
The two new cocktails I mixed up this weekend.
A blueberry whiskey crush and a nectarine and white peach sangria/spritzer. Yum!
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 small avocado
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp. tahini
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 2-3 tbsp. avocado oil (olive oil works well too)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Squeeze of lime juice (optional)
- Place all ingredients except oil into a food processor.
- Pulse until finely chopped.
- Continue pulsing and slowly add in oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Serve with fresh veggies or desired dippers!
Ummm you guys this stuff is amazing! I had seen a few Paleo Hummus recipes with zucchini and thought it sounded a little strange. However, there is nothing strange about this! It’s so creamy and does not taste like zucchini at all. I actually think it tastes better than hummus!
Watching these two play together all afternoon and into the evening yesterday.
Even though his little buddy was a few years older and The Love nugget kept stripping down to his birthday suit, they still had so much fun!
Was waking up and getting in my 10 yoga Sun Salutations this morning! In case you missed yesterday’s post, that’s one of my weekly goals that I’m focusing on this week.
Not so marvelous –
An empty crib when someone is supposed to be sleeping in it.
The Love Nugget learned how to climb out. We were hoping to make it a little longer but I guess 26 months is what we get. We’ll be switching him to a big boy bed this week. I think the least marvelous thing is that this is the last “baby” milestone he really has left to cross.
We took his pacifier (that he used at night) away about a month ago. He’s been potty trained since before he turned two and now climbs up on the toilet, goes potty, gets down and washes his hands by himself (I help him if it’s number two). So the crib was really the last thing connected to him being my little baby. This past weekend when he went down for his nap he kept climbing out but was very tired. I ended up climbing into his crib with him to cuddle and rub his back until he fell asleep. I’ll be honest, a few tears were shed as I thought about what a big boy he is turning into and I’ll never get to experience all these little milestones with him again. Sad but I guess in a way it is marvelous as it is a wonderful thing to see your child growing up 🙂
Okay enough of sappy mom stuff. Last marvelous thing for today is the Wing Nut giveaway. Make sure to enter in one or all of the ways possible!
- Have you tried a beanless hummus before?
- If you have kids, when did your little one start to climb out of their crib?
- What’s your favorite local product? I love learning about new to me good ones from other places!
Disclaimer – Wing Nuts provided me with a sample of their product to review. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are of my own.