Labor Day Happenings

Well, I’d say today has been a pretty good Labor Day for me. How about yours?

After spending a good half hour lounging, sipping, and thoroughly enjoying my fresh mug of coffee from the new pot, I got to work on a few other labor-intensive activities that I wanted to get done on this rainy Labor Day.

  • Organize pictures
  • Respond to emails (<—still working on it…sorry for the delay!)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Workout (<—I wound up doing the speedy interval run– always a doozy!)
  • Bake a batch of these cookies
  • Bring up fall decorations from basement
  • Decorate upstairs

Unfortunately, the one thing I really wanted to get done today got pushed to the side and will have to wait until tomorrow.


Hey, at least it’s all out and ready to go, right? Winking smile

Mid-way through the afternoon, I fueled up with an un-pictured cherry pie Larabar, a banana, and a rather interesting smoothie combination.


I used this packet of Vega Shake & Go Tropical Tango as the base of my smoothie and then just sort of “winged” it with the rest.


  • 1 packet Vega Shake & Go Tropical Tango
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior
  • 1 cup cantaloupe
  • 5 ice cubes


I’m not quite sure I’d recommend the cantaloupe. I mean, I suppose it was alright, but it wasn’t a favorite. I would have added a frozen banana, but since I had already eaten one earlier in the day, I didn’t want to overload (<—too many bananas = no good for the tummy).


Once I got back from the grocery store, I got to work on tonight’s dinner. It was a GOOD one!


I put together a couple Mexican-inspired salads for Jay and I tonight, after getting a huge craving for a Chipotle burrito bowl mid-grocery shop. Lucky for me, my salad fulfilled my cravings…and THEN some.


In my salad:

  • romaine lettuce
  • mini cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion
  • black beans
  • corn (cut off the cob)
  • taco seasoned chicken
  • Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa
  • Crumbled corn tortillas (broiled in the oven for about 8 minutes to get crispy)

Jay took care of cooking up the chicken, which was a package of chicken tenders that he cut into chunks and rubbed with some of our homemade taco seasoning. He took the majority of the chicken, but I made sure to snag a few bites. Delicious!


The pineapple salsa was definitely the perfect “dressing” for this salad, too. Just a hint of spice, but loads of flavor to compliment the taco goodness.


Oh yes, there was definitely dessert tonight.


Candy Cookie (sugar cookie ice cream with chocolate candy pieces) + Cookie Dough ice cream from Stewart’s.

I have been craving ice cream…real ice cream…for like, three days now. Well actually, I probably crave ice cream every day…who am I kidding? But these past three days have been intense. Jay and I were going to stop and get some last night, but we never did. So this evening after dinner, we went out and got a couple of our favorite flavors.

Definitely a perfect way to end a great holiday weekend. Hopefully your weekend is ending just as “sweet” as mine is. Winking smile


  1. says

    Yay for fall decorations! I just bought a “spiced cider” candle from bath and body works today :). I need to make a mexican salad soon…that looks so delicious! And that ice cream looks amazing. I just had some real ice cream too- oreo cake batter flavor. It was totally worth those $4 haha
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  2. briana says

    mine is definitely sweet as well fro yo last night and pb cake tonight, I’m hoping I fit into my wedding dress in three weeks!

  3. says

    Ice Creeeeeeeeeeam! I’m a firm believer in “real” ice cream. I don’t buy into any of that fake sugar/low-carb frozen crap. Yours looks so good! Your salad also looks like perfection, minus the red onion. I don’t think I’ll ever like the taste of raw red onion.

    I hope your NASM studying is going well! I kept my book (obvi.), and lately I’ve been thinking about skimming through it again, but still haven’t!


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