My mom picked up this huge container of cocoa-roasted almonds at Sam's Club this past week, and they're SO delicious. Except...
...we realized there's sucralose in them, which is basically Splenda. Boo. I've really tried to eliminate fake sweeteners from my diet. But that doesn't mean I haven't still enjoyed a small handful of these here and there.
When I've got the time, I really enjoy putting some extra effort into brunch for myself on the weekend. This past weekend was no exception.
Scrambled eggs with spinach and topped with Trader Joe's salsa, an amazing bowl of berries, and a frothy cup of coffee. Perfection. Do you like my Peter Rabbit bowl? Haha.
I've been able to start working out again since my feet have pretty much healed (thank goodness), so after a workout this past week I brought back the long-lost protein smoothie.
It had 1 cup skim milk, 1 T ground flax seed, 1 T natural peanut butter, 1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder, organic spinach from the farmers' market, and 1 frozen banana. Yum!
Along with my summer-y drink, I've been able to enjoy some summer-y activities lately, too. I love having a break from school!
I went to a wine festival at a local winery with some friends last week, and it was so fun to spend time and catch up with them, and to taste some local wines.
And I got to go to a concert at my favorite concert venue!
Even though it wasn't a very sunny day, we spent some time boating this past weekend, too.
This is the crib, which is the main intake for the Cleveland water supply.
Other than that, I've started on a little project. Well, a not-so-little project, actually. I'm going to paint my kitchen table and chairs black, but it's quite a long process! I'm documenting it and will share the steps after I'm finished, assuming it all turns out okay. Here's the before shot!
So that's what I've been up to. What about you guys?
Oh, and I refuse to accept that I don't live in a tropical area - I'm trying to grow some avocado trees. I actually grew an avocado tree for a few years but it recently withered away, so I'm determined to try again.
Song of the day:
"Free Energy" by Free Energy. This is the band I saw last week - so much fun live!