Monday, May 20, 2013

A Perfect Weekend at Home

Hello Party People!

It's Monday and we have a long weekend coming up! Who has two thumbs and is excited -- this girl. Maybe it's also because someone has a birthday on Friday and is going to her homeland ...San Diego!

We had a very productive weekend at home. So what did we do?

Friday I made this deliciousness of a salad... lime shrimp, avocado and fresh pico de gallo over mixed greens from my weekly veggie box. 

Saturday morning it was cold so we focused on cleaning -- I know boring, but it seriously needed to be done. Once it warmed up we headed out for a short hike, well more like walk, from our house. There are tons of these red snow plants right now.

After a two hour hike and lunch it was time to whip up a sweet treat for a BBQ later that night. I made these chocolate coconut bars. I'll be back with the recipe tomorrow. You know something is good when there's nothing left at the end of the night.

Oh and the view from the BBQ wasn't bad either!

Sunday we went for our usual hour walk with the dog then turned to housework -- outside. My herb garden is ready for the season -- basil, thyme, parsley, dill and cilantro.  I also planted lemon cucumbers (below) and rosemary (not pictured).

 We started to build another upcycled planter for our veggies. The plan is to have two 8x2 planters  run along the edge of the grass to help break up the backyard. I would also like to incorporate a bench for additional seating. So far we have four sides of one box constructed. I'm thinking I'll give them a sanding, then either a coat of poly or white paint. What do you think?

Sunday ended with a delicious veggie stir-fry and homemade almond joy cups! And yes they were a-m-a-z-i-n-g !


psst: Fitness update -- Since I started the new eating regimen, nine days ago, I've lost five pounds!

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  1. I love reusing wood! Great idea. Extra seating is always good.

  2. Those almond joy cups look divine! We had a relatively uneventful weekend ourselves, but we are definitely excited for Memorial day! Btw...I'm already behind in my housework and it isn't Tuesday yet ;) Have a happy week friend! Stopping by from Monday Morning Gossip!