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A Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

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Happy Labor Day!

If you have the day off, I hope you are having fun.

My weekend started off with a early morning run Saturday, and after my run I refueled with a Mean Green After Workout Smoothie.  Loaded with kale, spinach, kiwi, bananas, hemp seed and spirulina, and Vega protein powder.

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Here in Texas the temperatures were in the triple digits, to help cool down I made some tasty Zip ice-pops, using Zipzicle bags. These bags are wonderful, because I control the ingredients, no worrying about dyes or sugar.

Zip Bags

Turn your healthy smoothies into ice-pops, using fresh fruits and veggies, yes, I said veggies.  This is a great way to get in those extra fruits and veggies. You can load them with powerful disease fighting foods, turning an empty calorie treat into a good-for-you treat.

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                                Click for Ice-Pop recipe

Something else pretty good this weekend was a grilled zucchini and avocado quesadilla.

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Open Quesadilla

Zucchini  and Avocado Quesadilla

Sunday, I had a fun time with my family. Whenever there’s a Monday holiday, we get together on Sunday to celebrate, so everyone can use Monday to relax and prepare for the week ahead.

I had fun with my daughter, my niece and nephew.

Fun with family

It was good seeing my brother, Alphanzo and his wife, Schulanda again.

Al and Schulanda

I hope everyone is having a Wonderful Labor Day Monday !

This post was shared on The Naptime Review, All She CooksGloriously Made, My Fashion Forward Blog, and This Motherhood Is Brought To You By Xanax, for Mom’s Monday Mingle, check them out.

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MIMM Weekend Snapshot and Eclipse Earring Giveaway

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having a Marvelous Memorial Day.  Here are some snapshots of my Marvelous weekend.

Browsing in Williams-Sonoma.

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Lunch at Panera Bread. Forgot to snap a photo, sorry.

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Stopped by Whole Foods to pick-up some fresh fruits and veggies.

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Recipe testing and Oh My Gosh it was good.  Sweet potato fries topped with kale, garlic and carrot saute, drizzled with a spicy tahini dressing. I’ll test again before giving the complete recipe.

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Papaya and pineapple smoothie, made by me before heading off across town to see friends and family.

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Some backyard hula hoop competition fun between my nephew, Zachary and my daughter, Taylor.

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I love these earrings and they were hand crafted by Kimberly Irvin of Tomboy Pretty Jewelry Company.  I am happy to announce one of you can win your own pair. For a change to win enter below.  Check out Tomboy Pretty web site and leave a comment about the jewelry piece you like the most and if you are the winner, where will you wear your beautiful earrings.

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Click below for entries.

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Be Marvelous In Your Monday and check out other MIMM’s at Healthy Diva Eats. Thanks Katie.

Questions of the day.

When was the last time you used a hula hoop?

When was the last time you or someone else purchased a really nice piece of jewelry?