MIMM #9 Classes, Smoothies, and Such

Hey Y’all! Happy Monday night. I promise I’ll start to get my posts published earlier but what with Student Body projects and getting my schedule for this year’s classes, today was a bit of a late one. Oops. I’ll be trying to get my posts typed up the night before, then posted in the morning. So that is the plan! 

Speaking of school, I start Wednesday! Which makes me both nervous and happy. I’m excited for the new people and the new classes and the new subjects. I’m taking the basics (English, Maths, AP History, Chemistry) but I’m really excited for Fashion Construction! I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it, but I have a small fashion/beauty/Carrie Bradshaw obsession and therefore squealed when I found out about getting into a class where we design and wear our own handmade clothes. I’m happy to say the least. 

So let’s talk weekend, hmm? 

After my beach retreat, I headed home, ate some deep dish pizza (after not really eating much all day) and hit the hay. The next day my family hosted a poker/pool party and I relaxed with some friends and watched Beautiful Creatures with a plate full of low-fat sliders (my creation thank you very much), my guacamole, some crudités, and a couple little baby brownies. YUMMMMMMMMM. Sunday was relaxed. I drew a bit, did some cleaning, ate, and watched the last episodes of Shark Week. See you next year, Sharkies! And now tomorrow is Tuesday. My last day of freedom. I intend on watching Netflix, maybe working out, and finishing some little things here and there. 

But hey, I promised a smoothie! Here’s my new fave:

Tropical Smoothie

Serves: 1

What You’ll Need:

2 cups frozen tropical fruit (I used a target brand frozen pack of peaches, pineapple, banana, and mango)

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice (really just enough to get everything moving)

What You’ll Do:

1. Put all ingredients in a blender and puree!

2. Enjoy with a spoon and a smile.

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Well that is it for MIMM! Go check out Healthy Diva for more MIMM awesomeness!

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See ya Wednesday! 

XOXO Zoe

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MIMM #7- It’s Just Another Manic Monday

Hello my little doves! Happy Monday (ignore the oxymoron). I’d say this weekend went by incredibly fast, unfortunately, because now I have to wake up early and work. Although babysitting isn’t too much work. Anyways. Lets do this MIMM! Thanks Katie for hosting again!

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1. Marvellous is not having to clean my room because if a showing. I slept in on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed my uninterrupted slumber without having to get up and dust and wipe and vacuum.

2. Marvellous is a must needed facial. Thank god for Massage Envy. My skin is now glowing and slowly getting clearer.

3. Marvellous is running again. After 3 weeks without it, I can say I’ve missed it so much. I almost died/threw up but hey, what’s exercise without a bit of exertion. Ill be running all the time now!

4. Marvellous was lunch yesterday! I roasted bell pepper, swaii (a white fish with a very mild flavor and firm texture), some spices and topped the whole thing over some spinach and Kerrygold aged white cheddar. It was amazing.

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5. Marvellous is makeup! I bought Revlon Just Bitten lip stain (which to me resembles a Clinique Chubby Stick) in a beautiful fuchsia color, a Maybelline Bouncy Blush in Peach Petal, and a bottle of Not Your Mother’s frizz cream. It was, all in all, an awesome little pick me up.

6. Not so marvellous is my lack of pictures. I’m sorry. I was quite busy and ended up snapping only what I could. Including:

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20130722-072016 AM.jpg A marvellous snack whilst watching HBO.

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A huge strawberry.

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A bison burger for lunch.

And that’s about it! Not too much to see. Other than my tears because i couldn’t go to Comic Con. Im a geek. Oops. See you all for WIAW!

Marvellous Update! An oldie but a goodie breakfast of rice cakes with smooth peanut butter, cinnamon, and bananas and a big ol’ cup of joe. Yum

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XOXO Zoe

MIMM #6 I Got A Job, Food, and Inspiration

Good Monday to you all. I hope your weekend was fine and dandy and I hope you’re prepared for a wonderful MIMM post!

Marvelous is my summer job! I’m babysitting an adorable baby named Gaby whom I would like to adopt immediately. She makes those 9 hours fly by. (For safety reasons for Gaby, I will not be posting pictures of her adorableness. She is cute though, I promise).

Marvelous is guacamole. It’s taco night. Need I say more?

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Marvelous is a full day without electronics. I left my phone at home, didn’t post pr use the computer so I could really focus on the baby. It was nice to be away from social media for once and I can say that I wouldn’t mind doing it more often.

Marvelous is food. I just really like food.Image

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It warms thy soul.

Marvelous is some weekly inspiration to kick off an equally marvelous week!

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Well that about does it for me. I have a taco salad waiting for me. See ya!

XOXO Zoe

 

 

MIMM #3- Mackinaw and Michigan So Far

Hey y’all! Since I have a lack of wifi and service up here I’m going to jump right in. Thanks Katie, for hosting once again! If you don’t know what Marvellous in My Monday is, after to finish reading my post go check Ms. Katie out for more awesome posts!

Lets get into shall we?
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1. Marvellous is Mackinaw! The ice cream, the pizza, the views. I can’t really describe how awesome it was, even for one cloudy, foggy day!
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2. Marvellous is finding out I love red beans! My step mom cooked up a bunch for the week and I have literally had them for every meal. I’m not sorry.

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3. Marvellous is finally getting out of the car after the final 5 hour treck to get up to the UP. It’s beautiful up here, but it’s a trip, I’ll tell you.

4. Marvellous is hiking right along Lake Superior! We decided to get off our butts yesterday and went kayaking, came back and ate, then went for a nice long walk/hike on a trail that took us around to the lake. Here are some Pictures because I can’t honestly describe it myself.

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4. This one is marvellous and not so marvellous. It began topour after dinner last night. And we, as the idiots we are, went fishing right after. I have at least 10 bug bites thank you very much.

5. Like I said, my service up here stinks, but I’ll try to be back for WIAW! So keep an eye out kids. See ya soon!

XOXO Zoe

MIMM #2- Food, Fishing, And Father’s Day

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Happy MIMM! If you are new to MIMM (or just want to check out an amazing blog), go check out Healthy Diva! Thanks for hosting again, Katie!

Sorry for the late posting, but I’ve been a bit busy all day… Fishing!

Although I don/t have any pictures (Mainly because we didn’t catch anything), It was wonderful! I got a nice tan and got to hang out on the water.

I also have sun burn marks littered around my legs. Whoever allowed me to where ripped up jeans today should be given a time out.

ANYWAYS….

I also did a bit of walking with Opal

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She was so exhausted after our walk… So she slept. As dogs do.

I did a bunch of eating…

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THIS SANDWICH HOLY MOTHER OF VEGGIES. It was a caramelized onion, spinach, and goat cheese sandwich with a garlic aioli, tomato, and pickles.

Some more eating…

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Good lord these were yummy.

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And some celebrating!

Father’s Day was this weekend (If you were unaware) and my grandparents finished there cross-country drive from Florida! We relaxed and played some games and hit the hay.

It was a nice warm bale of hay just in case you were wondering.

We visited a winery (where I didn’t drink). Please ignore the blurriness as my brother decided to walk through my camera’s view right before I took it. I also almost got hit by a car. I really love you guys that much.

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Oh! And I planked for more than three days. I kid. I left my stopwatch on and obviously forgot to turn it off. I’m forgetful, what can I say?Image

Well, that sums this weekend up! I hope everyone had a great Monday, and I’ll talk to y’all tomorrow for another post! Kisses to the misses!

XOXO Zoe